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Royal China

#4,697 of 17,142 Restaurants in London
#5,027 of 18,020 Places to Eat in London
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13 Queensway, London W2 4QJ, England
02072212535
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, 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
Great every time

This is a great institution in London for dim-sum and one of the best I've been to outside China. The service is very quick and efficient, so great for large lunches. Wide range of choice and large kitchen guarantees success for everyone. The only downside is that mobile phone reception is not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
lancemy
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This is a great institution in London for dim-sum and one of the best I've been to outside China. The service is very quick and efficient, so great for large lunches. Wide range of choice and large kitchen guarantees success for everyone. The only downside is that mobile phone reception is not good in the restaurant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I popped in here for lunch as it had been recommended by friends. The dim sum was good, thought not the best I've had in the UK. The prices were low for the dim sum options, though the regular menu was more what you'd expect price wise in London. The staff were friendly and helpful. I'd happily go again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

i went here a few times to different branches. Its rather expensive and they had no offers to use like taste card. Drinks menu was simple the standard range of juices and soft drinks. no fruit cocktails etc. Starters and mains were good quality and tasty but the service and presentation and vibe of the restaurants are not wow factors.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

A good friend recommended us this restaurant! It's a Chinese restaurant, that is not located in China Town. It's between Queensway and Bayswater tubes. All the food that we ordered were just delicious! Dim Sum is a must food to eat in London!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We use to go to Royal China during weekends for their amazing dim-sums. This time, a guy directly offered us some tea without asking us if we wanted some. We thought it was a nice gesture, and maybe something they now offer...for free. Later on, another waiter came with a huge plate of fried squids. Again, we thought it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

It is 15 years since I last ate in a Chinese restaurant in London. I had completely forgotten how vastly superior they can be to even the best of equivalents on the continent. We are in London for five days. We have changed our dining out plans to spend three of those days in what were our three favourite Chinese... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I enjoyed my meal in this very pleasant, upscale feeling restaurant. The food was delicious- and I found the portion size to be more than generous. Service was pleasant but not overly friendly- I had no complaints except that the cost did seem a good bit higher than I'd usually expect to pay for the sort of thing- however, for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We were hoping for some dim sum but unfortunately they dont serve them for dinner! The duck was good and the service was great! Great choice for dinner before cinema

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I come from a place where dim sum and other Asian delicacies are served throughout the day and easily available but I must say this is one of the restaurants in a Western country which bring me home when I bite into the hot steamy dim sum. Go early to queue as it is open for business from noon We... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We booked a table for 10 for dinner. The restaurant was surprisingly empty when we arrived. When the food was served, we realised why it was so empty. Our live steamed fish was way over cooked while the sauteed chinese broccoli was bland. The aromatic crispy duck was anything but aromatic. It came out dry and possibly a reheated leftover... More 

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Restaurant Details

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 - 31
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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As West London's friskiest corner, Notting Hill more than manages to retain plenty of the same appeal that's brought the affluent area so much worldwide attention. In this attractive cobblestoned neighborhood, a delectable variety of eateries, independent shops, galleries and street vendors offer a delightful window into how to live the good life in London, with each presenting visitors with an experience that's a little more idiosyncratic and endearing than the last. Travelers looking to forage for antiques should be sure to visit the Portobello Road Market on Saturdays, the largest antiques market in the United Kingdom.
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