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Royal Inn

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1-2 Longport | 1-2 Longport, CT1 1PE, Canterbury CT1 1PE, England
+44 1227 453063
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Today
17:00 - 22:00
11:59 - 14:00
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sun 11:59 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here for valentines and it was full. Food was delicious and our waitress was lovely. Only thing I would say is when asking about dishes and what they were like the waitress didn't explain very much. Other than that lovely meal and would definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

we booked this restaurant after hearing about it through word of mouth. the atmosphere is cosy and relaxed the staff are very welcoming . the food is outstandingly good and portions are large we could not eat it all . this is a family run business and it shows in attention to detail. all in all a delightful evening out... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well looked after by excellent hosts who clearly care about customer service and high quality food. Food tasted fantastic and will most likely come again. I advise people to definitely try this restaurant out as good Asian food is becoming difficult to come by in the Canterbury area. From Connor and Zoe.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely people cannot do enough for you . Will help with your choice of food and offer suggestions. Whenever we eat at the Royal Inn we always see Chinese students or families eating in here which is always a good sign that the food is near to authentic. Soft shell crab and prawn toast is a winner so is a... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

During Christmas break we decided to have a change and have a Chinese takeaway for the family. We went and collected the order which was prepared promptly and piping hot.Excellent food, particularly the duck pancakes. Very friendly staff. Would recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

On trip advisor advice we visited last night (9 Dec 16). We ordered the mixed seafood platter for 2, delicious! Well cooked scallops, butterfly prawns, prawn satay, squid and seaweed! One word! Amazing! We were hungry so ordered beef & black bean, crispy chilli beef, soft shell crab and fish fillet in garlic and wine sauce and a portion house... More 

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We visited The Royal Inn while on a short trip to Canterbury. It was in close proximity to the hotel we were staying and so was within walking distance. I can honsestly say this was the best chinese food i've ever tasted. Their food was all freshly made and their Prawn toast was the best i've ever tasted. I couldn't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

After walking around today for ages looking to find something to eat ,we almost gave up , whilst walking back to the car park we saw Royal Inn Chinese Restaurant ,Best thing we ever did. As soon as we entered we were greeted by the owner and felt very welcomed ,starters and main course were excellent and the banana toffee... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

The service was great, food was great. I think this place is the best Chinese restaurant in the area, and fairly priced too.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I have recommended from a friend lived near canterbury who addressed this restaurant is very good in food and no msg has added to their cooking. When I went there the first time, I didn't have a very high expectation because it was recommended from a English friend. It turned out the food is really good and authentic. After my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 38
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
11:59 - 14:00
Tuesday
11:59 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:59 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:59 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:59 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:59 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-2 Longport | 1-2 Longport, CT1 1PE, Canterbury CT1 1PE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 453063
Description
This super-chic Chinese in Canterbury is popular with a trendy Kentish crowd, and is located in Longport. Perfect for posh dinner parties, stylish dates and events, the Royal Inn Contemporary Chinese is decorated with designer wallpaper, blonde wooden floors and suede seating, and the restaurant is popular for its authentic cuisine and Chinese tea. The Royal Inn has a cosmopolitan, energetic vibe, and there is a private dining room for exclusive soirees. Favourites from the menu include the lobster served with crispy noodles and a ginger and spring onion sauce; the crispy aromatic duck pancakes with cucumber and Hoi Sin sauce; and the tofu stir-fry with macadamia nuts. We also love the special artistic tea.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?