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Royal China

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53 Reading Road, Henley-on-Thames RG9 1AB, England
+44 1491 410001
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From our first visit to our most recent we have always been given a warm welcome. The service is excellent as is the food. We usually go for the set menu and are never disappointed. Don't be put off if the restaurant sometimes appears quiet - it is situated a little away from the main High Street otherwise I'm sure... More 

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1 Thank Jill S
London
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service at this restaurant is always amazing. The staff are welcoming, friendly and attentive. The food is consistently top notch - fresh and tasty. I thoroughly recommend you give it a try.

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2 Thank Jerry54
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We were a little suspicious as we walked up to the restaurant on a Saturday night to find it empty, then after eating there it all made sense, the staff were very friendly maybe a bit desperate, as they were offering us free drinks etc, i ordered 2 vegetarian dishes which arrived , but after a few mouthfuls i noticed... More 

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3 Thank JACKIE J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Surprised at the other reviews here. We had squid to start then spicy beef stir fry and chicken and cashews. I can't pass up a chicken and cashews, so always have the same thing at a Chinese, and this was a good one - I had to force myself to stop eating when I was full. The staff were charming... More 

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3 Thank Chilternette
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

When Angela was involved in the Royal China it was great,she put her heart and soul into making the restaurant a credit to Henley on Thames,now the place is struggling,the menu is expensive,the food is bland,no atmosphere,it's cold.your better of getting a take away from happy wok.

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2 Thank james s
Rocklin, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Three of us ate here late one evening. The service was quick and efficient. The food was pretty standard Chinese. Nothing remarkable, but still very pleasant.

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2 Thank spellbinderguy
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

We recently visited Royal China for the first time. I think we have decided not to go back but may get a takeaway. When we eat out we like to feel as though it is a special occasion. Obviously some places are more special than others but this restaurant has 0 specialness! We started with salt & pepper squid which... More 

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1 Thank Pubnfoodfan
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

This is a very pleasant Chinese restaurant (and they are becoming a rarity these days) with good Cantonese food and charming waitresses, but the atmosphere was spoiled by the fact that they obviously get most of their business from take-away. This was the reason the phone kept ringing very loudly ever ten minutes, which rather ruined the ambience for us... More 

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1 Thank CarolKnowledge
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

When Henley's main sit-down Chinese, the Beijing Diner in Market Place, closed, Royal China seemed to step into the breach. Under new management, the food was good, and the lovely Angela did whatever she could to ensure the best possible experience, whether you were eating in or getting a Take Away. The food was well cooked basic small town Chinese... More 

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1 Thank JonLake1961
London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

I discovered this restaurant when visiting Henley and was incredibly impressed by the entire experience. The food was fresh and very well presented and the portion sizes were incredible. The quality is very high and is similar to what you would experience in a restaurant in Hong Kong. The service is good and the prices are reasonable. I recommend this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Reading Road, Henley-on-Thames RG9 1AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Henley-on-Thames
  • Phone Number: +44 1491 410001

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?