Update December 2014: This restaurant is still very good and one of my favourite Chinese places in Dubai. The duck pancakes are the closest I have had to the ones in London! GO soon!
What’s special about Royal China Dubai?
Royal China restaurant has finally arrived in Dubai ! For those of you who know it from London, Singapore or China, Royal China’s dimsum are a regular feature of many weekend family lunches whatever the weather. And now Dubai can sample the very same dishes in the ever swish DIFC (Dubai International Financial Centre) an obvious choice for the location of yet another in crowd (Zuma, La Petite Maison) restaurant.
The Ambience at Royal China Dubai
The setting is definitely more lavish (think red and more red) than it’s understated China Club in Baker Street but then it is Dubai, and by 1pm on a Monday a few weeks after opening, it was entirely full.
What to drink at Royal China Dubai?
They opt for large glass mugs rather than delicate Chinese cups for tea, but the blossoming flower wouldn’t work in those small cups so a sensible choice. At Dhs 15 per head the evolving flower tea was cheaper than most coffees in Dubai.
The Food at Royal China Dubai
The prawn and chive dimsums were excellent, just how they should be, fresh chopped up prawns and chives in a thin, steamed pastry skin. I liked the fluffy chicken buns and the spicy, Singapore noodle. In fact all the dim sums were good, we ordered whatever we felt like and ate till we were full. The baked fresh egg custard tarts really are worth trying even if you don’t regularly do puddings.
All in all 8 types of dim sums, Singapore noodles, ever flowing blossom tea and an egg custard tart each cost all 5 of us Dhs 90 per head including a 10% DIFC authority fee. So now business lunches on week days cost either Dhs 88 (soup and a main course) or Dhs 128 for soup, starter – like duck pancakes and a main course.
They also have good value set lunches starting from Dhs 200 for two if you prefer. Parking wasn’t that easy and they do not as yet have a redeemable valet stamp system so we paid another Dhs 50 for the car.
They now have valet parking and you get a stamp when you dine that entitles you to park for free.
Link to their website : The Royal China
Yakshat Shetty says
Visted Royal China with my friends and it was great,then best Chinese foood ever tasted.Great Service and ambience.Would definately suggest this restaurant to all food lovers like me.
Glad to be of help Cammie, be sure to let the manager know you got the info on Royal China from DoinDubai, and if you want regular updates, just leave your email address in the subscription box, thanks Monica.
Now I’m like, well duh! Truly thankful for your help.
Thanks for keeping us udpated Abhijeet, your comment has been posted,
Good News for all Royal China Fans.
We received our Alcohol license. We started serving alcohol since yesterday.
Catch you all soon.
(Royal China DIFC)
Thanks so much for keeping us informed,
kind regards, Monica.
What a great resrouce this text is.
Thanks for sharing. Always good to find a real expert.
Cheers pal. I do appreciate the writing
Now I feel stupid. That’s cleared it up for me !
Super jzazed about getting that know-how.
Was totally stuck until I read this, now back up and running
Please read the latest on the parking for Royal China from their manager Mr Abhijeet,
For the Valet Parking of Royal China, we already approched DIFC and it will be sorted out very soon. In the meantime, I suggest guests use the parking in the DIFC.
Please see link to the most recent DIFC parking rules. All visitors will be entitled to 2 hours of free parking. And from 5:00 pm it is free of charge.
Thanks Abhijeet, your comment now posted on the site, we hope your can sort out the parking soon,
kind regards Monica Kapila
Readers, this is a recent comment from the General Manager of Royal China Dubai DIFC
It was a pleasure to have you with us at Royal China DIFC. I am glad that you enjoyed your visit to Royal China.