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Royal China Club

40-42 Baker Street, London W1U 7AJ

£46.00 Chinese , Dim Sum Marylebone

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  • Wine: £21.50
  • Champagne: £42.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12N-11pm (Fri-Sat -11.30pm Sun -10.30pm)

Square Meal Review of Royal China Club ?

Lacquered walls, glints of gold, traditional tea chests with 40 varieties to try – the signals that this is the Royal China group’s elevated flagship (‘not an everyday drop-in’) are as clear as the water in its seafood tanks. ‘Swift, helpful and attentive’ service adds polish to a foodie experience that is bolstered by refined cooking and clever takes on traditional themes. Elegant dim sum is the no-brainer daytime option (try the superlative steamed lobster dumplings in rice wine), while the high-end theme (and pricing) continues onto the main menu with dishes including stir-fried prawns with spring tea leaves, mandarin fillet steak and veal with hot and spicy salt. The only gripe is that desserts such as lychee jelly with rose don’t quite match the creative standards that preceded them. Recommended for big bashes, too.

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  1. Royal China Club

    40-42 Baker Street, London W1U 7AJ
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    Anthony M.
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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 8

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  2. Royal China Club

    40-42 Baker Street, London W1U 7AJ
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    Chris H.
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    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 7

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  3. Royal China Club

    40-42 Baker Street, London W1U 7AJ
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    Adam D.
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    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 7

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  4. Royal China Club

    40-42 Baker Street, London W1U 7AJ
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    Niklas S.
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    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 4
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 3

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  5. Royal China Club

    40-42 Baker Street, London W1U 7AJ
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    Sajni M.
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    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 3
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 4

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  6. Royal China Club

    40-42 Baker Street, London W1U 7AJ
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    Chris70
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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 5
    • Service: 5
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 3

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  1. Published : Tuesday, 23rd October 2012

    What's for lunch? :: Royal China Club

    After 5 + City Pig’s summarySnapshotCuisine:Chinese Price:£25 - Approximate cost for lunch based on dim sum dishes.Healthy:·         Steamed dim sum·         A variety of fish and vegetable based dim sumsTasty:·         5/5 – Food (Based on dim sum)·         3.5/5 – Service·         4.5/5 – Overall ratingOccasion:·         Long lunches and dinners with friends and family·         Business diningAddress:        40-42 Baker Street, W1U 7AJOpening timesMonday to Thursday – 12pm – 11pmFriday – 12pm – 11:30pmSaturday to Sunday – 12pm -10:30pmEat in/Takeaway:Eat-in Recommended dishes & drinksDim Sum – Cheung funs; turnip pastes. Dessert – Black sesame glutinous balls.Vegetarian dishes Yes Loyalty cardNo.Websitehttp://www2.royalchinagroup.biz/NotesUpmarket Chinese restaurant bringing high quality Chinese food. Mainly specialising in dim sum and Cantonese dishes. Expect to pay a lot more than your usual Chinese restaurants.After 5 + City Pig’s analysisRoyal China Club is the upper end of the well-established Royal China restaurant group. It prides itself with its reputation of delivering high quality dim sum and Cantonese dishes.Its restaurant sets it apart from its competitors as offering tasty and consistently well cooked Chinese food.I went to Royal China Club as I am a fan of the Royal China group restaurants and was curious to see what was more special.The inside of the restaurant does not feel that much different from the other Royal Chinas. Here you will find a contemporary looking Chinese restaurant.We were asked to sit in one of the private rooms as the main restaurant was already full. The dim sum here is much more expensive than standard Chinese restaurants because of the variety of dim sum found here and the quality.The menu consists of other ingredients that may not be the standard dim sum e.g. there may be fish dumplings rather than pork or prawn. Expect to see other more interesting dumplings and be brave and try them. I found a fried roll with fish and aubergine tucked inside with a black bean sauce dip. Most of the standard dim sum dishes are here as well e.g. turnip paste which was not greasy at all.The dim sum is very tasty and is very high quality for outside of South East Asia. I know that a lot of people from Hong Kong who come to London also recognise that Royal China delivers excellent Chinese cuisine.Sometimes the staff can be a little distant and not attentive. This seems to be a common theme in London Chinese restaurants unfortunately. I found the price to be very expensive as most Chinese dim sum averages about £12-£15.However, I thoroughly enjoyed the food and the creativity in some of the dim sum created. It is very authentic despite being top end, it has Chinese people eating here too. square meal
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