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|Address:||Royal Garden Hotel, 2-24 Kensington High Street, London W8 4PT|
|Tel:||020 3544 7970|
|Price: £48.00||Wine: £23.00||Champagne: £59.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sun 12N-3pm 6-10.30pm|
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On the 10th floor of the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, Min Jiang offers a fabulous view across the park and over London that make you completely forget the drab exterior of the building outside. This is definitely posh Chinese and the welcome and decor are a million miles away from the usual Chinatown fare.
So is the food. I like this place for dim sum best. The menu is not extensive but the dumplings are delicate and tasty. Excellent hand-pulled noodles too. At a push, I would probably still prefer the dim sum at Royal China, but not having to queue with a million strollers and screaming children in the serenity of this restaurant clearly makes up for the marginal difference. It is, of course, more expensive though. And the staff have rather irritatingly been trained to try ramp up the bill in a way that often seems just a bit too greedy. Wine glasses are filled up again even when they are already full. The waiters probably need to be told that it is not too pleasant having a glass of wine that looks ready to spill over the top. Ditto the bottled water.
The real draw here is meant to be the duck. Not to my taste. Too much fat with the neck skin but am told really authentic. Others like it!