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"Perfect views of the Thames" are a given at this branch of the Royal China chain, which occupies a prime site facing a wide sweep of the river: with the Thames Ferry Pier next door, they've also put the terrace to good use. The group is famed for its tip-top, "extremely well-priced" dim sum, so be ready to work your way through exemplary steamed pork and radish dumplings, stuffed beancurd rolls, honey-roast pork puffs and a splendid rice pot of spicy chicken's feet and spare ribs. At teatime, the kitchen switches to a fancier menu of Hong Kong-style food, complete with helpful photographs. Cantonese classics such as crispy aromatic duck and lobster with ginger and spring onion line up alongside lemon chicken, stir-fried Dover sole with spicy salt or stewed pork belly with preserved cabbage. "Excellent service" makes the grade too.

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Royal China

30 Westferry Circus ,London E14 8RR

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A quick midweek dimsum fix

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Feb 2016

Editor's pick Royal China, Canary Wharf Riverside – a quick midweek dimsum fix. crispy noodles with chicken £9.50 – the noodles had a good crunch, not undercooked, and the gravy sauce not too strachy or salty. Just the perfect balance with an assortment of crunchy vegetables. roast pork buns £3.50 – quite a meagre filling but I liked the bao. Soft, fluffy and steaming hot. Yummy! turnip cake with cured meat £3.50 – not a good texture. Looked good but failed to deliver in taste and the...

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Vi V.'s rating

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

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Royal China

30 Westferry Circus ,London E14 8RR

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Apr 2012

having heard and read about this restaurant i visited with my family. i was first impressed with the views over the Thames and the curteous staff , who having taken my name down wrong on the booking, showed me to my table. A pleasant window overlooking the Thames. If i had been shown there during a hot busy period i think i would have asked to move as the outside seating area (closed) was too close to my window. That said , staff were very polite and took our order correctly. When the food started...

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  • Food & Drink: 5
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 5

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30 Westferry Circus ,London E14 8RR

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by   bronze reviewer (6)

Apr 2011

I love dimsum and the Royal China chain is pretty much the best of the best in London. Their Canary Wharf site is probably my favourite just because of the views and the fact you can sit outside on a sunny day. The dimsum itself is wonderful, perfectly steamed fat parcels of prawns and scallops. The charsiu buns were fantastic with plenty of filling and a light dough and the fried noodles are always lovely in flavour and not overly greasy. This is the perfect lunch spot for a group of girls having...

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 8

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    I know I had seemed to be rejoicing at the end of my run of back luck in restaurants but it seemed I was a bit premature.

    In any case, the meal started off well. We didn’t have to queue for once as it is usually extremely busy and can lead to extensive waiting times. This should have been my first warning. I have been a loyal customer to this restaurant for years now and have been here maybe 30+ times? It always seemed busy and full of life although I heartily enjoyed the more relaxing atmosphere.

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    It’s those morsel little delights, that touches my heart, I can eat endlessly and never got bored of it. Silken paper-thin skins, crispy golden bites with varieties of flavours, pinched and assembled by hand. Eagerly watching the waiters walk pass with steaming hot bamboo baskets and little plates to arrive at your table. Dim sum has to be my favourite feel good food I adore so much. This time I headed to Royal China by the riverside of Canary Wharf, 12pm is a bit quieter before the rush from lots of financial business people and other dinners come pouring in...
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