Review on Royal China
The Baker Street branch of Royal China recently moved a few doors down from its original address, but little else has changed. Inside it displays the group's signature décor of lacquered walls painted in shiny black, with motifs of golden birds in flight and stylised decorative waves.
Dim sum are one of the highpoints and the kitchen can produce some of the most imaginative and skilfully wrought morsels in the business. The range is extensive, from steamed pork and radish dumplings and slithery prawn cheung fun to fried yam paste with dried meat and char siu buns. Sweet morsels are tantalising delights like chilled mango pudding and black sesame paste dumplings in peanut crumbs.
The full menu is a Cantonese whopper, taking in esoteric appetisers like crispy fried brisket of beef and slivers of preserved pork knuckle with jellyfish, plus a host of familiar items (from steamed sea bass with ginger and spring onions to sautéed chicken with bamboo shoots) and a challenging assortment of 'chef's favourites' including stewed pork belly with preserved cabbage, steamed boneless chicken with ham and Chinese greens, and mixed dried seafood hotpot.
Royal China is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, Hardens, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00pm (11.00am Sun) through until
Dinner: 11.00pm (11.30pm Fri & Sat, 10.00pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express