Min Jiang at the Royal Garden Hotel

Chinese, Dim Sum·
££££
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Gold Award
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SquareMeal Review of Min Jiang at the Royal Garden Hotel

Gold Award

It’s hard to talk about Min Jiang without mentioning the view: 10 floors up on the fringes of Hyde Park, it’s a mesmerising prospect. Now fast approaching its 10th birthday, this venue has become one of London’s slickest operators, a top-end Chinese decked out with mirrored panels, oriental screens and classical pottery, dealing in scrubbed-up but authentic Szechuan and Cantonese cuisine. The star of the show – and one of our guiltiest treats in the capital – is the Beijing duck, presented in three servings. No doctor is going to recommend the crispy skin dipped in fine sugar but, boy, is it good – likewise the traditional pancake wraps, lettuce parcels and alternatives such as salted vegetable soup with duck and tofu. Elsewhere, baskets of steamed dim sum are a beauty to behold, while rib-eye in a sticky black pepper sauce is sweet and soothing. To drink, put your trust in the sommelier’s pick from an Old World-leaning wine list.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Cuisines
Chinese, Dim Sum
Ambience
Fine dining, Fun, Glamorous, Lively, Quiet conversation, Traditional, Unique, Widely spaced tables
Food Occasions
All day dining
Alfresco And Views
Great views
Special Features
Wheelchair access
People
Child friendly, Dates, Group dining [8+], Special occasions, Special occasions

Location

Royal Garden Hotel, 2-24 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London, W8 4PT

020 7361 1988

Website

Opening Times

Lunch
Mon 12:00-15:00
Tue 12:00-15:00
Wed 12:00-15:00
Thu 12:00-15:00
Fri 12:00-15:00
Sat 12:00-15:00
Sun 12:00-15:00
Dinner
Mon 18:00-22:30
Tue 18:00-22:30
Wed 18:00-22:30
Thu 18:00-22:30
Fri 18:00-22:30
Sat 18:00-22:30
Sun 18:00-22:30
Bar Afternoon
Mon 12:00-15:00
Tue 12:00-15:00
Wed 12:00-15:00
Thu 12:00-15:00
Fri 12:00-15:00
Sat 12:00-15:00
Sun 12:00-15:00
Bar Evening
Mon 18:00-23:00
Tue 18:00-23:00
Wed 18:00-23:00
Thu 18:00-23:00
Fri 18:00-23:00
Sat 18:00-23:00
Sun 18:00-22:30

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24 Reviews 
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Michal M

07 June 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 3.5
Service 3.5
Atmosphere 4
Value 3.5

The service was quite slow and not very attentive but views are amazing and excellent dim sum.One of the best Chinese restaurant in London

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Suzanne C

06 August 2019  
Outstanding food, never disappoints and staff are always very friendly.

Harpreet C

28 June 2019  
Great views and food to match.

Jamsheed P

27 June 2018  
Fabulous views. Good service and lovely Peking Duck.

Jessica P

25 June 2017  
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 5
Atmosphere 4.5
Value 4.5
Amazing Chinese Food!
Amazing experience at Min Jiang! Personally not a huge Chinese cuisine fan, however, every dish was delicious! The view from the restaurant also added to the experience. Wonderful service and hospitality! Great restaurant to take clients, enjoy a business related lunch/ or for a special occasion.

Anon

30 May 2017  
View,food, service and valu is outstanding.

Jasmine C

28 May 2017  
Everything about it - they always make you feel at home. The view from the bar is amazing and the food divine.

Maryann B

04 May 2017  
Impeccable Chinese and a great view of London's skyline.

Minesh B

05 April 2016  
Food & Drink 3
Service 4
Atmosphere 3
Value 3
Business Lunch
Detox set menu was very limited and overpriced at £30/person....3 dimsum + fish!

Kevin R

11 September 2013  
Food & Drink 5
Service 4
Atmosphere 4
Value 4
an impressIve chinese meal in London
I ate at the restaurant for the first time last night. i have eaten at most of the top end Chinese restaurants in London and this is as good as the best. We started off with ribs and dim sum and they were perfect. We then had the duck and it was the best i had eaten in London, and it matched the best I have had in Hong Kong and Singapore. The service waas impeccable. However the strangest experience revolved around a final glass each of a good house wine that we had defined and ordered at the end of the meal as the bottle we had was drunk. A glass each of Malbec was duly served up and I told the waiter I was disappointed that this had been elected as their grape choice . The sommelier duly appeared and told me that I obviously didn't have a great taste in wine as i had ordered a bottle of montepulciano ; the inference being that anyone who chooses this wine doesn't know wines.I was amazed! I explained that as this wine was £78 and a bottle of '86 Mouton Rothschilds was £2,800 , it seemed that the montepulciano was better value! (He didn't get the irony or the humour) He got really upset when I said that i had never ben offered a glass of Malbec as first choice second wine before, ..anyway this went on and eventually we got a glass of pinot noir each that was good. Other than this weird experience I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who is willing to pay top dollar for the best chinese food in London
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