Royal China At Raffles

Average: 4 (1 vote)

Established fancy Chinese restaurant Royal China takes fairly everyday Chinese dishes and makes them extraordinary. There are extensive à la carte, set and dim sum sections; and everything is reliably top notch. Try the braised lobster noodles with ginger and shallot sauce, Royal China crispy aromatic duck, and baked BBQ pork puff. This is high-end comfort food worth paying for.

One of the most established fancy Chinese restaurants in town, Royal China has updated its look from a dark red, heavy interior to one that is light, airy and baby blue. Its menu is best described as Chinese classics done well, and the clientele come here knowing what they are going to get rather than looking to be surprised.

With extensive a la carte, set and dim sum selections, we were spoiled for choice and decided to go for a dim sum lunch. Everything we ordered was top‑notch, boasted the best ingredients and tasted fantastic: Shanghainese dumplings, deep fried yam balls with prawn, shark’s fin and seafood dumplings in broth, BBQ pork buns, spicy homemade noodles and Hong Kong kailan with garlic.

We were impressed with how Royal China took typical and fairly everyday Chinese dishes and made them extraordinary. The portions were very generous too, and we worked hard to finish what we would normally have been able to polish off easily.

Service was excellent, unobtrusive yet attentive; and although there were quite a few patrons in this rather small restaurant, we felt like we had our own space. This is high‑end comfort food worth paying for.

Venue Details
Address: Royal China At Raffles, #03-09 328 North Bridge Rd., Singapore, Singapore
Phone: 6338-3363
Area: City Hall
Cuisine: Cantonese
Price Range: $$
Open since: April, 2004
Opening hours: Mon-Sat noon-2:30pm; daily 6-10:30pm; Sun 11am-2:30pm
Reservation recommended, Parking available: at Raffles Hotel, Takeaway available
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