RestaurantsLondonMaryleboneW1

survey result

Summary

£76
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Best dim sum I’ve had in a long time – everything was best-in-class”: reporters are unanimous in their praise for the “always great” Cantonese cooking at the Marylebone flagship of the Royal China group. But there’s some pushback against the prices: “eye-wateringly expensive, compared to the standard competition, if comparable to their Hakkasan/Yauatcha-peers”.

Summary

£76
 ££££
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The cooking as always is wonderful”“especially the great dim sum at lunchtime” – at the relatively smart Marylebone flagship of the well-known Royal China group. The ratings have slipped a little, but there are still plenty of fans who appreciate its “top authentic Cantonese food”.

Summary

£77
 ££££
4
Very Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The luxurious Marylebone flagship of the smart Royal China group is known for the “exceptional standard” of its dim sum during the day and its Cantonese classics, including seafood, in the evening. But while its food ratings are consistently high, marks for service and ambience have dipped, despite a refurb a few years back.

Summary

£70
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Some of the “best Chinese food in London” is on the menu at the Marylebone flagship of the Royal China group, including “fine quality” Cantonese classics and dim sum. It’s certainly “not cheap”, but a four-month refurb last year seems to have addressed the concerns expressed by reporters in previous years: marks for service and ambience are both up in the latest survey.

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Restaurant details

11, 24
No dress code
180

Prices

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£16.80 £28.90 £0.00 £6.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £24.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%
38-42 Baker Street, London, W1U 7AJ
Opening hours
Monday9 am‑9 pm
Tuesday9 am‑9 pm
Wednesday9 am‑9 pm
Thursday9 am‑9 pm
Friday9 am‑9 pm
Saturday9 am‑9 pm
Sunday9 am‑9 pm

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