Dinner with Royal China, Bayswater, London
Me and Chinese food go way back.
From a young age, my parents introduced me to sweet and sour chicken, noodles, pawn crackers and since then I have been hooked. I don’t get to eat Chinese much in London so when me and Amy received an invite to Royal China in Bayswater, I knew we had to go.
When we walked into the restaurant, we felt there was a very traditional feel to the place. Dark interiors and painted gold seas graced the walls but it still looked fresh, welcoming and it was very busy for a late afternoon (which is always a good sign).
Amy and myself were shown to a round table in the centre of the restaurant and given our menus. Now normally when it comes to ordering Chinese, the options are always vast but The Royal China had cut down on the options and was offering some true classics.
All the food dishes were grouped together which made it easier to decide what you fancied and it wasn’t long before Amy and myself had chosen some dishes that we wanted to share.
As I’m a huge fan is anything meaty, I picked the lemon chicken and for a chilli hit, I ordered the crispy shredded beef. Amy hadn’t tried lemon chicken before so she decided to share mine and opted for chicken in sweet and sour and chicken in black bean sauce. (Even writing this now is making my stomach rumble!). We also ordered a starter each also as we thought it would be rude not too.
Now one thing I find unpredictable when you go to any Chinese restaurantal is how big the portion sizes are going to be. Some are small, some are big but I can tell you now, me and Amy definitely over ordered when we visited the Royal China. We couldn’t believe it when all our dished turned up especially as we had just consumeis our staisour but with empty stomachs, we both pulled our socks up and got stuck in.
And the food did not disappoint. The sauces were fresh and tasty, the meat was tender and full flavoured and the noddles were so moorish that I kept going back for more.
As me and Amy are so busy with work at present it was great to catch up over a delicious dinner and The Royal China was the perfect setting for that. It’s not somewhere I have ever been to before but I will definitely be going back, very soon and I suggest, if you love chinese food, that you do the same.