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“Great Chinese”

Royal Baths Chinese Restaurant
Ranked #34 of 442 Restaurants in Harrogate
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $123
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: An epicureans dream is how our Chinese restaurant has been described by one food magazine. Everything from the hand painted wash bowls in the toilets to the imported finest quality furniture has be meticulously hand picked to make The Royal Baths the very best restaurant it can be. We have spent in excess of 1.5 million pounds on the interior, maintaining the styles of the famous baths. Our chefs have come from the very best restaurants from around the world to bring you the delights of the East. We serve traditional food as well as cuisine you may not have seen before. The Royal Baths will astound both your eyes and your taste buds.
Harrogate
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Chinese”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

Locally, this restaurant is well known but still seems to be a bit of a hidden gem.
When you walk into the main restaurant, the only word to use is "wow". It's just wonderfully done and is grand on a scale to match anything from London to Monaco. My only comment is that it is so grand that it really does need a few people in to create the ambiance, otherwise it's too big and you feel it.
The food is very, very well done and it's a statement of faith that the kitchens are there in full view.
Consistently good. I entertained 22 in a private room last week and it was a pleasure, real value as well

Visited October 2013
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sheffield
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“poor customer service,no sense of diversity”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

attended a banquet dinner there as part of a conference.
complete discrimination if you don't drink alcohol or you are a vegetarian.
the starters were all plated together with no consideration if you were vegetarian, or due to religious reason you would not want beef or pork touching your food. One of the person on my table was vegetarian, so she could only have one spring roll. there was no extras.
wine was included in the price and they kept topping up glasses, but refuse to serve any juice or soft drinks. we ask if we can have some soya sauce. it never arrived.
the main course had no vegetarian on the banquet menu! only one fish dish, rest was a chicken and beef. the vegetarian lady asked for a vegetarian option, they told her that she needs to pay extra.
after some deliberation, she was given a stir fry that was not very tasty.
i would not recommend this place.
it is expensive, and they dont really care about other people and the staff has no sense of individualism and diversity. the only good thing is that it is in a nice building.

  • Visited October 2013
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Excellent food!”
Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

My partner and I had a meal here on Saturday night. The food was really tasty, the staff were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The restaurant itself is in a beautiful building. We would definitely come back next time we visit Harrogate.

Visited October 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Lovely chinese restaurant in an amazing building!”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

My husband and I visited on a Friday evening with a friend. Amazing building, friendly staff and the most tasty food (without the MSG!). I would say the portions were slightly small and I felt it was a little expensive. However, the overall experience was extremely pleasant and I would return, but maybe for a special occasion rather than just a meal through the week.

  • Visited October 2013
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Harrogate, England, United Kingdom
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“Overrated and expensive.”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

Went with friends and I was initially impressed with the decor and surroundings. Staff were attentive but not overly fussy or intrusive. Typical menu for this type of restaurant. Food was ok but nothing special and it was expensive in my opinion. When the bill arrived they had added what they explained as a 'compulsory £15 service charge'. We refused to pay and stated that the service charge should be based on the customers opinion of the service and not a fee levied by the restaurant.

  • Visited May 2013
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