Review on Min Jiang, Royal Garden Hotel
The much-vaunted dining room on the tenth floor of the auspiciously celeb Royal Garden Hotel has been give an awesome facelift and transformed into Min Jiang, a spectacular Chinese restaurant serving fascinating regional food.
If you can drag yourself away from the fantastic views across Kensington Gardens and the surrounding cityscapes you'll be seduced by high-gloss, high-glamour surroundings - black and white portraits on red walls, etched characters, and striking blue and white vases artfully arranged around the dining room.
The kitchen's speciality is traditional Beijing duck roasted in a special wood-fired oven and carved at the table. It's a dish that comes in three stages: first the crisped-up skin in fine sugar, then the meat with pancakes and esoteric accompaniments including garlic paste, radish and tientsin cabbage, and finally a choice of special dishes with the remainder of the bird (perhaps in a salted vegetable soup with tofu).
Dim sum are an excellent daytime draw, and the remainder of the menu offers regional delights in the shape of pan-fried soft-shell crab with 'fish floss', braised pork belly in a rich sauce with Chinese buns, and hand-pulled noodles. Finish with black rice pudding and a red bean spring roll. Superior teas, sakés and wines.
Min Jiang, Royal Garden Hotel is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Hardens, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Weng Han Wong
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm
Dinner: 6.00 - 10.30pm
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card