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Royal China

#5,008 of 17,558 Restaurants in London
#5,380 of 18,482 Places to Eat in London
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13 Queensway, London W2 4QJ, England
02072212535
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Tasty Meal

I had dinner with a friend on Saturday evening. The restaurant was very nice inside. We started with egg rolls that were tasty. We had shrimp in red spicy red sauce and shrimp with cashews. Both were very good. They have a large wine list with wines that were quite expensive. We had a decent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Jim_atl
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Atlanta, Georgia
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I had dinner with a friend on Saturday evening. The restaurant was very nice inside. We started with egg rolls that were tasty. We had shrimp in red spicy red sauce and shrimp with cashews. Both were very good. They have a large wine list with wines that were quite expensive. We had a decent white burgundy. While Royal China... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Royal China has been a reliable destination for Dim Sum for a long time and this original restaurant in Bayswater offers better quality than their branch on Baker Street. We arrived there just after 2pm and joined the long queue. Our visit yesterday did not start well. Within a minute after our order, Prawn Cheung Fun and Fried Squid Paste... More 

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Las Cruces, NM
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We are always interested in trying new places. Royal China is near where we frequently stay in Bayswater so we gave it a try. The decor and menus were very slick, the food presentation attractive and the service prompt. The problem was that the dim sum was just ok. If you need dim sum on Queensway try Kam Tong or... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We went for dinner tomRoyal China on Friday night having booked. The "Hostess" grunted and flipped hr head for us to follow her. The Menu once brought was a typical Chinatown tourist menu with pictures. It took a while to get any order for drinks. 5 times different members of the table asked for someone to assist ( three times... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I've heard it's one of the best dim sum in London. But it was alright, quite expensive. The restaurant was dark, and captain was not very service mind.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The same old queues outside this restaurant. Good choice of din sum but oh my, the quality seems to have dropped quite a bit since I last visited ten years ago. It's still very busy.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

In my opinion this was the best meal we had in London. Having gone regularly to china town in N.Y, San Fransisco, Philadelphia, and Boston I have had some great Chinese food but nothing has come close to this. They have many locations and the name makes it sound like it is just an ordinary Chinese restaurant but it is... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

If you're looking for a pretty good quality high-end Chinese cuisine, Royal China is the place for you to visit. Where when you first sit, you are met with a fine silver band wrapped lap cloth and silver edged chopsticks and a bright circle-silver spoon. Items ordered: 1. Aromatic duck (it is not peking despite what many may think when... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The establishment has been offering authentic Chinese food for decades. They know steamed fish (ours was a sea bass) and cook it perfectly. And their lobster noodles is still very good, although the noodles this time was not al dente enough. Scallops in the shell was truly yummy. And the service seems to be much better than we remember.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Every mouthful was sumptuous ...try Szechuan prawns, crispy beef and toffee apple dumplings with a portion of Lychees... No-nonsense service and cleanliness too. Will definitely go back

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Address: 13 Queensway, London W2 4QJ, England
Phone Number: 02072212535
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Notting Hill
Average Prices: USD $23 to $31
Cuisine: Chinese

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13 Queensway, London W2 4QJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Notting Hill
  • Neighborhood: Notting Hill
  • Phone Number: 02072212535

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $23 to $31
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

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