RestaurantsLondonMaryleboneW1

survey result

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.

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.

Summary

£68
  £££
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 flagship of what many consider “the best Chinese restaurant group in London” – the China Club HQ offers “luxury twists on traditional dishes”, results in “superb food, whether it’s dim sum for brunch or seafood and classic Cantonese in the evening”. It reopened in early August 2018 after a four-month refurb and expansion into the adjacent corner site – hopefully this will please reporters who had recommended “a facelift” (the rating above is for the former decor).

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Restaurant details

11, 24
No dress code
180

Royal China Club Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Royal China Club Restaurant in W1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Royal China Club restaurant.
Lawrence P
One of the best Chinese restaurants at whic...
Reviewed 3 months, 19 days ago

"One of the best Chinese restaurants at which we have dined. The menu is varied; the service is most attentive, and the atmosphere is perfect. A step above the nearby Royal China restaurant. Well worth the higher prices."

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Alok B
Great place. ...
Reviewed 5 months, 3 days ago

"Great place. "

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£13.00 £26.80 £10.00 £5.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £22.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
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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