An attempt at a more upbeat restaurant by the owners of the already-excellent Royal China group.
A couple of years ago they replaced their attempt at a Japanese restaurant (Michiaki) was never caught on with the public at large, with this eaterie - named a club, but open to all. In theory, it's now the flagship of the otherwise excellent Royal China Group, and the lacquered black surfaces, well-spaced tables, crisp white napery and smart waiting staff in Nehru suits should initially impress anyone.
As will the lobster holding tank between the restaurant and bar. For business customers this might be fine - but prices are firm and feedback we have had suggests that better food, and more especially value, is to be had down the road at Royal China.
If determined to eat here, the food is still good until judged by other standards in the group, and you might be tempted by their 30 varieties of tea - which for some, might alone make the visit worthwhile.
- Food Style: Chinese
- Lunch: all week, from12.00; dim sum items from £3.00; mains £8.00-£38
- Dinner: all week, 12.00- till late; mains £8.00-£38.00
- Wine: a good list kicks off at £15
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Baker Street Underground
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page.
- Parking: Street parking
- Closed: some Bank Holidays
- Air conditioned