RestaurantsLondonKensingtonW8

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Summary

£105
£££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Fabulous Peking Duck and dim sum comes with one of the best views of any restaurant in London” at this luxurious Chinese venue, which continues to break the normal rules applying to anywhere with a decent outlook. On the top of a five-star hotel overlooking Kensington Gardens and Palace, it’s “very popular and deservedly so”: service is “spot-on” and it’s “just lovely”.

Summary

£100
£££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The most difficult restaurant in W8 to bag a table at” for good reason: the rooftop dining room of the 5-star Royal Garden Hotel combines “top Hong Kong-standard Chinese food” with “wonderful views over Kensington Gardens”“the dim sum is excellent” and “I could cry with joy simply thinking about their Beijing duck”, which is “one of the best in London”.

Summary

£91
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The “excellent Chinese cuisine” – led by “exceptional and authentic Beijing duck” and “high-level dim sum” – makes nonsense of the usual rule that restaurants with spectacular views must be a rip off. On the 8th floor of the Royal Garden Hotel, with “fantastic vistas over Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park”, this consistent performer has bounced back in our food ratings this year. Even its most ardent fans concede it’s “not cheap”, mind, but their overall estimation? – “wonderful!”

Summary

£87
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“With such delightful views of Kensington Gardens, the food could so easily become secondary”, but the impressively glam 8th-floor of the “luxurious” Royal Garden Hotel has long been acknowledged as one of the capital’s best destinations thanks to its “consistently excellent” Chinese cuisine (“better than I had in Hong Kong!”). Its ratings came off the boil slightly this year however, amidst some unfamiliar accusations that “it’s going downhill and becoming very expensive”: “if this is the best Beijing Duck in town, then I’m the Emperor of China!”

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2-24 Kensington High St, London, W8 4PT

Restaurant details

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Min Jiang, The Royal Garden Hotel Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Min Jiang, The Royal Garden Hotel Restaurant in W8, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Min Jiang, The Royal Garden Hotel restaurant.
Jonathan M
Best Peking Duck in town. Amazing view and ...
Reviewed 6 months, 12 days ago

"Best Peking Duck in town. Amazing view and attentive but friendly service. "

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch   £78.00
Dinner   £98.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£17.00 £39.00 £9.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £46.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 13.50%
2-24 Kensington High St, London, W8 4PT
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm

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