- DIFC, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Royal China Restaurant in DIFC Dubai – DIFC’s curtains have long been twitching following the news that Royal China would open in this new heartland of high-end dining. But while the Chinese restaurant has been clearly visible from the outside, not a great deal has being going on inside… until now.
Being creative can be quite hard when it comes naming you restaurant. However, Royal China just decided to throw it all in your face with their name. You get what they promise; Treated as royal while eating Chinese food. Simple as that.
One thing is for sure, if you arrive to a restaurant, and you see people dining from the country of cuisine they are serving, you know you are at the right place! And that was exactly the case at Royal China! Walking into the impressively decorated restaurant, my eyes opened wide while looking at the grande modern edition of a traditional Chinese chandelier, and the chairs with soft velvet, that suggested to seat only important royals. The beautiful ceiling high wine racks was one of the elements adding a modern twist that perfectly melted together with the traditional decorations.
The menu boasts straightforward, simple Chinese fare, from delicacies such as abalone to ‘foreigners favourites’ including sweet and sour chicken, roast duck and kung pao chicken. We dodged the pricier duck and ordered a quarter of aromatic duck and a selection of steamed dim sum to kick off the meal.
Royal China Dubai has started the year of goat with an extension to its outlet to include Royal China Garden – an outdoor, intimate dining area that can seat about 30 people.
The alfresco setup can host casual affairs like cocktails, alongside three course authentic Chinese meal.
It features a panoramic view of Dubai’s financial hub and downtown skyscrapers, and the interiors comprise sofas, wicker and glass topped tables and lanterns illuminating the trees, reinventing the feel of old Shanghai with a laid-back undertone.
The restaurant has also introduced new dishes to enhance the guest experience, including lobster with ginger and spring onions, a live selection of seasonal dover sole, seabass and hammour, a dim sum menu and crispy, roasted or Peking duck.
With bases in London, Singapore and China, Dubai was next on the list to receive Royal China’s debut of renowned food and service. Classic Cantonese cuisine, with an excellent dim sum lunch menu. What this place lacks in excitement it makes up for in quality of dishes and is one of a small minority of worldwide, high-end franchises in the city to maintain its standards.
Address: DIFC, Precinct Building 4 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Hours: Mon – Sun: 11:30–01:00
Payment Methods: Visa, American Express, Mastercard and Discover
Services: Takes bookings, Walk-ins welcome, Good for groups or parties, Good for children and Table service
Specialities: Lunch, Dinner and Drinks
Phone: +971 4 3545543
Website : www.royalchinadubai.com