Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Monday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Tuesday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Thursday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Opening hours may vary on public and bank Holidays. Please call to verify.
** Please note that we do not accept 'afternoon' reservations on Saturday and Sunday. Please call your local branch for more details. **
This stalwart of London’s dim sum parlours is always a pleasure to visit. Its perennial popularity ensures a lively atmosphere, and its authentic, perfectly prepared little dishes are head and shoulders above most of Chinatown’s lazy offerings. The long dining room at this original Queensway branch is lined in mirrors and black lacquered walls, with depictions of curling waves and geese soaring above.
Some of the capital’s best little packages of Cantonese treats are served here. Beef balls feature wonderfully light ground beef enlivened with strong accents of ginger and water chestnuts. Delicious wun tun soup has light dumplings floating in a rich broth with an undertone of five-spice, adding a depth rarely found in this classic soup. Peruse the special dim sum menu for more innovative dishes: crab and spinach steamed dumplings, and prawn and chive packages in batter were both a delight.
We could happily eat solely from the dim sum list, but the main menu offers fantastic Cantonese and regional Chinese dishes. The shaolin monk vegetarian clay pot contained an outstandingly fresh assortment of Chinese vegetables: bamboo, lotus root, mini pak choi and tofu, all on cellophane noodles.
Tue Sep 24 2013
Beige & Blush Review
“Seeking the best dim sum in London? Yep. We’ve found it. The Royal China restaurant in Queensway offers a comfortable, classy and charming setting for a dim sum devouring session!”
Thu Nov 10 2016
Peony Lim London Guide
“The best traditional Dim Sum in London”
“The perennially popular temple to dim sum.”
Mon Aug 22 2016
Food Noise Review
“Royal China is the way to go if you have a Chinese food craving that can only be satisfied with truly authentic dishes and sauces.”
Fri Aug 26 2016
"Absolutely Lucy" Review
“Overall I would say the restaurant was lovely, we enjoyed the meal and the atmosphere of Royal China.”
Fri Sep 30 2016
"Food Goblin" Review
“As dim sum goes, it’s hard to beat Royal China for variety, execution and value. Trust me…you. Will. Love. It.”