LIFESTYLE – Royal China Fulham Review
We recently had a chance to visit Royal China Restaurant in Fulham. I am a huge fan of Chinese food, and I thought that I know quite a lot about Chinese kitchen. After this visit we discovered so many new flavours, that we definitely have to come back for more.
The Royal China Group consists of six of London’s most authentic and prestigious Chinese restaurants, including the luxurious and critically-acclaimed Royal China Club. Based in prime areas of London, the restaurants are centrally located on Baker Street, as well as in Bayswater, Fulham, Harrow-on-the-Hill and Canary Wharf.
The restaurants all have elegant décor, contrasting rich golden hues with striking red and black features. Lacquered murals depicting an ornate Chinese illustration create a focal point within each of the five restaurants. The capacity of the restaurants varies in size from 55 to 150 covers.
The Royal China restaurants offer traditional Hong Kong Chinese dishes, while the Royal China Club provides an exclusive experience by combining European ingredients within the authentic Chinese cuisine. The group is renowned for its Dim Sum, which is served daily from Noon until 5pm and includes Steamed Seafood Dumplings with Spicy Sauce; and Pan-fried Fillet of Duck Breast Rolls. Each restaurant has a dedicated Dim Sum Chef, as well as a Head Chef.
The Royal China restaurants have the same à la carte menus. In addition, each restaurant dedicates a full page to signature dishes created by the restaurant’s individual Head Chefs. These dishes are changed frequently, while the seasonal dishes are changed four times a year. Set seven-course tasting menus are also available in all Royal China restaurants.
Royal China Club, Baker Street
The Royal China Club is the premium restaurant within the group, offering a first-rate experience. While it is the smaller of the two restaurants on Baker Street, its intimate setting gives it an exclusive and elegant ambience. Designed by Stiff + Trevillion, a large aquarium creates a focal point, while a sleek black granite bar runs along the length of the room.
The Royal China Club offers a modern interpretation of classic Chinese cuisine, and elegantly presented Dim Sum. The restaurant has an extensive wine list of over 100 bins, plus a fine wine section. A vast tea menu features a range of different teas, which are stored in a traditional Chinese tea chest situated behind the bar.
The dining area seats 86 guests, while an elegant private banqueting room to the rear of the restaurant accommodates up to 22 guests.
Royal China, Fulham
Situated on Fulham Road, it is the smallest restaurant in the group. This intimate restaurant is family friendly, with a charming outdoor patio, perfect for al fresco dining.
The signature Chinese mural covers one wall of the restaurant, while textured gold walls run along the other. The large window frontage and windows to the rear of the restaurant create a light and airy space. The restaurant seats 55 covers, while the patio seats 12 guests. This Royal China is the only restaurant in the group to offer a home delivery service.