Royal China Group famous dim sum in London Baker Street

I love Chinese cuisine and like many I usually order duck with pancakes, spare ribs, beef in black bean sauce and munch on prawn crackers. However I have never had dim sum until now. Dim Sum is very popular with Chinese as a way to relax, and spend time with family over the weekend during the morning. What is dim sum though you might be asking? Dim sum is a cuisine which comes from Canton in China. Dim sum is basically pillow like buns which are generally either steamed or fried. They are served on small plates or within a wicker basket.

Courtesy of Royal China Club I was gifted a few different dim sums from steamed to fried to show me how tasty dim sum is.

Royal China Club Baker Street

Already famous in China, Hong Kong, and Dubai, Royal China Club bought their award winning chain of restaurants to London. They have four restaurants in all within London (Baker Street, Canary Riverside, Fulham, and Harrow on the Hill). They are famous for their Chinese dishes as well as Dim Sum which can be enjoyed within their Baker Street restaurant. The dim sum can be enjoyed during the day up to 5pm. All the dim sum is prepared on a daily basis by a team of dedicated Dim Sum chefs using always the best available ingredients on offer. To maintain maximum freshness, the Dim Sum are freshly steamed or fried only after the customer places their order. Award winning head chef Man Yuk Cheung, and a dedicated team of chefs leave nothing to chance. Always working diligently and treating their food with full respect.

Dim sum taste of yum

If you love dim sum then Royal China Club is the place to head to.

Stepping within the Royal China Club immediately welcomed by friendly staff. The restaurant is large and spacious with tables which are tableclothed.

As I am there for dim sum and went quite late in the day I briefly looked over the menu and asked the waiter for recommendations as all orders stop at 5pm.

Our waiter suggested these dishes and each not only looked lovely but were really delicious.

  • Pan Fried Taro Cake with Mushroom & Truffle
  • Shanghai Style Juicy Pork Dumplings with Crab Meat
  • Steamed Lobster Dumpling
  • Chefs Special Pan Fried Duck Bun
  • Glutinous Rice Mochi with Fresh Mango

It is recommended to choose between 4 to 6 dim sum dishes to enjoy with family / friends.

This is the Taro Cake with Mushroom & Truffle which look like cute little swans. They are fried and filled with a mousse which consists of mushroom and truffle. For me personally it was a little strong in truffle flavour but other than that had a lovely crunch and texture all in all.

These Shanghai Style Juicy Pork Dumplings with Crab Meat was larger than your normal delicate sizes dumpling. A lot like bao buns filled with sticky pork gave a great taste but very filling. So if you did get these you might not want to order so much dim sum.

The Steamed Lobster Dumpling was a delight filled with a soupy consistency and a decent size piece of lobster. Very soft, tasty and moorish. Just make sure to place all in the mouth, close and chew otherwise you might get sauce dripping down you.

This Chefs Special Pan Fried Duck Bun was lovely. Crispy and packed packed with flavour.

These Glutinous Rice Mochi with Fresh Mango brings a theatrical moment to the table upon receiving them with smoke coming from the dry ice. The mochi was delicious little like ice cream in a way but more like a custard texture within. Fruity balls of delight.

So whether you’re dining with family, friends, colleagues, or clients, Royal China Club within Baker Street for Dim Sum is a great place to dine.


Rating: 5 out of 5.

Being my first time ever having dim sum I was highly impressed not just on the variety available, look and taste but also the whole experience within Royal China Club. With the restaurant being spacious and tables large it makes for a relaxing dining experience no matter who you are.

I love how the dim sum comes within steam wicker baskets making the surprise element of lifting off the lids of each basket giving it that wow factor. Plus as dim sum are small you can try many different varieties within one sit down and discover new flavours you might of never tried.

So if you are looking for world class dim sum which are cooked by award-winning chefs then I highly recommend visiting Royal China Club.

Royal China Club

Royal China Club (Baker Street)
40 – 42 Baker Street

Telephone +44 207 486 3898

Opening Hours

Sunday: 12:00pm – 10:00pm
Monday: 12:00pm – 10:00pm
Tuesday: 12:00pm – 10:00pm
Wednesday: 12:00pm – 10:00pm
Thursday: 12:00pm – 10:00pm
Friday: 12:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday: 12:00pm – 10:00pm

For opening times and location of other Royal China Club click here.

Thanks to Royal China Club for the tasty dim sum. All views are my own honest opinion.

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