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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!”

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!”

Summary

£81
 ££££
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.

“Exquisite Beijing duck” and “divine dim sum” are twin culinary highlights of this “top-class” Chinese, which occupies a “beautiful and comfortable” dining room on the eighth floor of Kensington’s Royal Garden Hotel. “The rare and privileged views across the park to Kensington Palace takes this place to another level”, though – “request a window seat!”

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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.
David P
A mid week lunch time outing. Our third vis...
Reviewed 10 months, 10 days ago

"A mid week lunch time outing. Our third visit. If you want to impress somebody then this is the place to go. The view across the park is spectacular, on the day we visited we had clear blue skies and could see all of the major highlights of London. They push their house speciality "the duck" and yes we gave in (again !!) and said O.K. But this time we also chose a couple of starters. Prawn toast, a whole prawn on top of the toast, and the crispy pancakes.. lightest crispiest pastry ever. Wonderful !! p.s. as was the duck !! Couldn't fault the service.. wine mark up is high... but all in all worth it."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch   £68.00
Dinner   £88.00

Starter Main Pudding
£12.00 £44.00 £8.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £42.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%
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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