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Legions of fans still hail “the best dim sum outside of Hong Kong” at these “always buzzing” Cantonese stalwarts. Some reporters feel they are “starting to live on their reputation” however, but one constant is the “brusque service – like a downmarket airline!”
“If you love Hong Kong, you’ll feel right at home” at these “wonderfully garish” Cantonese stalwarts, which attract “overwhelming queues” to enjoy what many fans consider “the best dim sum in London”; service, though, is of the “couldn’t-give-a-fig” variety.
“Fantastic, Hong Kong-quality dim sum” – many reporters would say “the best in town” – makes this “unwelcoming” Cantonese chain a London benchmark; the “garish” decor “may not be what you’d have at home, but fits the occasion brilliantly”.
“Some of the best dim sum in the capital” – these “ever-reliable” Chinese benchmarks remain a “rushed” and “very crowded” weekend staple for legions of reporters; “service with a smile is an alien concept”, though, and the “darkly shiny” decor is not to all tastes.
Royal China Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Certainly the best dim sum in London, keeping the standards up well"
"Excellent dim sum, and reasonably priced for lunch too. The place is cavernous and that has an impact on both the service and the atmosphere, which is lively without being very convivial."
Last orders: 11 pm, Fri & Sat 11.30 pm, Sun 10 pm