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For a mini-chain with a strong reputation for upmarket Chinese food in premier spots such as Baker Street, Bayswater and Canary Wharf, surprisingly little fanfare surrounds this branch of Royal
China. The frontage might seem humdrum, but step inside and things get suitably regal. Glossy, gold-panelled walls adorned with Chinese art point up the black-lacquered theme that runs through
the polished interior. A vast menu covers pretty much everything you’d hope for, and does so with some finesse – from steamed scallop dumplings, fried roast-pork puffs, yam paste with dried meat
or other highly rated daytime dim sum to a signature dish of ‘empress chicken’ with ginger and spring onion sauce. A lengthy wine list offers good choices at most price points, and the
timber-framed patio is a bonus.
Royal China is recommended for