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Royal China

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16 High Street, Sandown PO36 8DE, England
+44 1983 401128
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was actually quite nice, but oh so slow...duck and pancakes to start...waitress was lovely in fact and said mains (2 dishes) with boiled rice and noodles would be 10 mins...we waited 30 mins for these to come out....there were just 6 of us eating in...they seemed much more focused on dealing with the takeaways....the owner gentlemen in this restaurant... More 

Thank nicola_l1970
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is constantly busy mid to late evening with a large and loyal local following and visitors alike. The food is as good, if not better, than most places in China Town, London. The menu is varied and the crispy duck pancake rolls are a must as is the chicken satay skewers. The service is fast and efficient, if... More 

Thank Mark M
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been to this restaurant twice in the last year and have to say one of the best Chinese places I have visited. The food is absolutely fantastic and so much of it. I would recommend the set meal for two or three as you get a taste of everything. Very reasonably priced and a good place to go with friends... More 

Thank Wandle190
Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had lunch here recently. It was an on-the-spot decision on a Sunday, when we found it difficult to find anywhere decent open elsewhere. Very nicely decorated inside, with colourful lanterns and Chinese paintings. We did not want a heavy meal, so plumped for sizzling Tao-Pan king prawns and the house special fried noodles. Both dishes were... More 

Thank AndrewHT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for 2 nights running and tried a range of dishes all of which were ok. Thought it was a little expensive but the quality was good. All facilities were clean and tidy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The photos don't do this place justice, it is so brightly coloured and original, and I loved the purple of the walls, carpet and table cloths! It was a quiet Monday night when we arrived for a late dinner. Had the spare ribs in champagne, which were to die for and I have never seen anywhere else, followed by beef... More 

Thank Sophie C
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Recently got takeaway from here. The prawn toast was excellent and freshly handmade. The chicken and cashew nuts was reasonable but a little salty, the hong kong chicken was nice. The satay however was thick with peanut butter and inedible. The portions were huge and the price reasonable so would recommend overall but perhaps different dishes.

Thank MonkeyMagicLondon
Northwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We came here for a back up restaurant,as we couldn't go anywhere else,and we ended up loving it .Its great for all ages ,as the kids had duck wraps and thoroughly enjoyed it.The owners and the staff are very friendly and we highly recommend it.

Thank lolabravo123
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Good selection of food, but a little sloppy with portions and orders. The orders did get mixed up on a couple of occasions and a different variation of the dish arrived. Then they served another dish without enough wraps to go round. Other than that the food was quite good except the very last dish of noodles that we ordered... More 

Thank Raj F
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Can't comment on the food as we didn't eat there. Lucky enough to get a table without a reservation, and then kindly left for 15mins with a menu, then ignored so walked out. They were fairly busy but it's not acceptable to wait for 15mins without even being offered drinks.

Thank theflores43

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 High Street, Sandown PO36 8DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Sandown
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 401128
Royal China, a beautiful high class restaurant situated in sunny Sandown and a minutes walk away from the beach, only a short distance from the pier.We are open all-year-round with 25 years of experience in fine cuisine, we invite you to our restaurant for a divine meal with a calm, relaxing atmosphere.

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