Situated in the heart of Fulham High Street, Royal China’s Fulham branch has an atmosphere that harps back to the grand Chinese restaurants of yesteryear.
Great food, unfussy service and classic but distinctive gold and black décor, there’s lots to love about Royal China, including its infamous Dim Sum that has people queuing around the block weekend after weekend.
It’s not hard to see why people love this Chinese institution, generous portions and helpful staff make it a must visit for fans of Asian cuisine. A pleasure to visit, Royal China is delicious, efficient and incredibly moreish.
Upon arrival we were greeted and led to our table, and drinks were swiftly served. As it was an evening sitting, we perused the menu and chose to try out their seafood platter, which was a selection of four courses of delicious shellfish dishes, designed for those with an insatiable appetite.
The first course was a classic selection of hor’s d’overves, baby squid, sesame prawn toast, crispy prawn toast, crispy prawn rolls, butterfly prawn and seaweed, so good we ate every last bite.
This was followed by Fresh Lobster that is served in a selection of flavours, chose from Hot and Spicy Salt, Steamed Naturally, Ginger and Spring Onion or Black Bean Sauce – you can’t go wrong, each one is delicious.
Deep fried fillet of dover sole with spicy salt was next on the menu, delicious and a very generous portion, I repeat my earlier statement – make sure you arrive hungry! Stir Fried Mixed Vegetables were a light and delicious accompaniment and were also served with Royal China Lotus Leaf Rice – specially prepared rice with prawns and duck wrapped in lotus leaf. This rice is absolutely perfect, a really unique flavour, a real stand out of the whole menu for me. The final course was a Fresh Fruit Platter, which was great – but be warned a break is required before dessert to ensure you can fit it in!
The food was all mouthwateringly good. Expect the usual Chinese classics on the menu alongside a selection of creative and modern dishes. And of course their famed dim sum menu, worth a visit alone, is available daily.
Their unfussy warm service only added to the whole experience for me. There’s no airs and graces at Royal China, just good food and a warm welcoming atmosphere. The menu is so salivatingly good that you’ll always over order, but that’s just part of the fun of it.