Mon - Sat: 12:00 - 15:00
Sun & PH: 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sun: 18:00 - 22:30
A picture of pale blue elegance, this top-notch Chinese restaurant is operated by a London-based restaurateur. Signature dishes include lobster noodles, crispy duck in pancake, roast suckling pig and traditional dim sum items. Casual attire such as shorts, bermudas, sandals and slippers are not permitted.
Housed in the charming and iconic 1887 colonial building that is the 5-star Raffles Hotel, Royal China is just a stone’s throw away from a few of the other famous dim sum places like Wah Lok, Lei Garden, and the newest arriving Kai Garden.
The dim sum at Royal China is good, with a fair share of hits and misses but nothing too memorable either way. Service is rather inattentive, but polite when they finally do get to you. If I were to return again, there are definitely some dishes I would make sure to order, and others that I'll make sure I don't. Here's the shortlist.
Royal China is located at level 3, Raffles Hotel. Had went there for their dimsum on Sunday morning. Surprisingly, there were many people waiting in the queue as well. They have a lot of dishes for selection. It is worth the trip down as the dim sum is really good and not that expensive despite locating in a hotel. Must try their XO carrot cake, liu sha bao, chee Cheong fun! Suggest to make booking before going down else you might not get a table.
I'm sitting here in this restaurant, the food is not here yet and I'm hopping mad and quite ready to walk out. The service is terrible. The staff has got no eye contact and ignores customers. When we requested for more chilli sauce, and other condiments, the staff staff walked away without a word halfway not any acknowledgement while my mother was speaking. He came back with the chilli. The mustard wasn't there. We asked the same waiter for the other condiments and he had the gall to say - 你可以一次过说完吗？ couldn't you have told me altogether? THAT WAS UNACCEPTABLE. . I will never come back here again and now that the food has arrived, we are all too angry. The food is ok, but there are a lot more establishments with better service and food. No way Roya China is going ever going to earn a single cent from me. I've seen hawkers with better service. me
Unusual dishes (crispy sea perch, charcoal rice with Kurobota pork), some requiring advance orders (Buddha Jump Over Great Wall, seafood consommé served in pumpkin). But the receptionists are quite snooty, and many of the serving staff are rude and brusque. Unbecoming for a restaurant of this caliber. At the high-end Imperial Treasures, ALL of them are ALWAYS nice.