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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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17:00 - 22:00
11:59 - 14:00
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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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Ashford, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Thank Ww09
London, England, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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Thank Allychauffeur
Nantwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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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London
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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Thank jumaent1
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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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Thank Burkeybum
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Royal inn is always a treat to visit and it has by far the best Chinese in Canterbury. The only problem was that the service wasn't that great. But now with the new management they are super friendly efficient and provide great service. They only have 6 tables or so so book well in advance!

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Thank Traveling E
Kent, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Best Chinese restaurant in Canterbury . Alice and Cris always make you feel welcome and they are very helpful with suggestions from the menu.Soft shell crab is a favourite and is not often seen on Chinese menus so this is a treat. All food is freshly cooked by Alice's husband which makes this a family run business with a family... More 

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Kah Ying C, General Manager at Royal Inn, responded to this review

Dear Shepherdswell D, thank you for your feedback and support. We will keep doing best Thank you Kind Regards Cris More 

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

On Saturday 22nd October 2016. My friend brought me to this restaurant for dinner to celebrate my 80th birthday. It took us more than 15 minutes to settling down in the restaurant as I am a wheelchair user.. .. Both 3 of us are not big eater and we just ordered 3 dishes. Food was not great at all so... More 

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Kah Ying C, General Manager at Royal Inn, responded to this review

Dear customer, First of all, I am sorry for the late reply due to the heavy workload that I have been dealing with, both from the restaurant and my study from school. Secondly, we apologised if there was any inconvenient that was caused to you and your friends when you talking about the case of settling down, we tried our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I find there's a lot "family run" restaurants that lose the charm of a family run restaurant somewhere in the mix. The Royal Inn is definitely not one of them. Father in the kitchen, wife and daughter to waiter - it truly was wholly family run. Very welcoming and friendly people, and the food was fantastic too! I never like... 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
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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?