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Royal China

53 Reading Road, Henley-on-Thames RG9 1AB, England
+44 1491 410001
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Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“duck” (7 reviews)
“noodles” (3 reviews)
“black beans” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Chinese, Asian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
53 Reading Road, Henley-on-Thames RG9 1AB, England
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1 - 10 of 106 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When this place was originally taken over we were delighted. The food was fantastic and service superb and hygiene rating was good. However it took a huge dive with their hygiene rating plummeting to 1/5. So we stayed away! No excuse for a poor hygiene...More

2  Thank TenOutofTenUK
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

The staff couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful, and the food was very good, with large portions. We ordered individual dishes because we didn't want the set menus seemed massive and the waitress said it was for those very hungry! Very enjoyable.

2  Thank nigeljcook
Reviewed 23 January 2017

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...More

2  Thank Jill S
Reviewed 18 January 2017 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.

2  Thank Jerry54
Reviewed 27 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,...More

4  Thank JACKIE J
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...More

3  Thank Chilternette
Reviewed 28 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...More

3  Thank james s
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.

2  Thank spellbinderguy
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...More

1  Thank Pubnfoodfan
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...More

1  Thank CarolKnowledge
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katyanne24
When did new management take over?
19 February 2016|
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Response from Nemesis101 | Reviewed this property |
End of 2014
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, 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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