Royal China

Restaurants, Chinese Marylebone
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Royal China
Venue name: Royal China
Address: 24-26 Baker Street
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Mark M

I've just had the best dim sum here that I have ever eaten. That includes some great feasts in both London and Hong Kong. Wonderful subtle flavours. Highly recommended, although pricier than elsewhere. Worth paying the extra though.


ZERO STARS! (But I had to give it one to review...) I can’t be sure, but I’d wager that the gooey shine on our low-rent food at Royal China (Baker St) had was either illegal reprocessed cooking oil or saliva. Either way, it was definitely carcinogenic. Much like the repulsive attitude of the staff, who claimed our table of 8 hadn't booked (we had). If you mess up a booking, you apologise and try your best to accommodate your guests. You do not monosyllabically repeat, "We have no booking," deny there could have been a mistake at your end (thus implying your customer is lying) and stick them on the worst, dirtiest table you have. It actually caused some amusement initially. Is this one of those places where the staff are purposefully resentful to the clientele as a bit of, you know, tourist schtick? No. No, it's not. It is a place that employs humanoids so jacked up on internalized hatred that things like eye-contact and, well, saying words, are no longer viable. The food was clearly their revenge for our desperate attempts to communicate, like asking for water three times and being angrily huffed at for requesting a clean glass when there was a perfectly good dirty one on the table that someone else had already drunk beer from. It was takeaway quality at best, but for the price you'd expect them to have at least marinated the lot in baby Panda tears. Great blog by @CharlieDelMonte on this very subject: