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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
11:59 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very quick, healthier than a regular Chinese takeout have some really authentic menu items cooked in a traditional way.

Thank Terry M
Ramsgate, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

m wife and I arrived at 12 o clock, taere were no other customers,so service was very quick.the waitress was very chatty almost to the point of getting on our nerves,the food arrived and was pretty mediocre,then the owner arrived and talked to us until we finished our meal. then the staff had there lunchin the restaurant//.no other custmers arrived.we... More 

1 Thank Robin P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I usually go here for birthdays and today was my mothers birthday and was such a let down. The rice was very over cooked and the chicken balls was very over fried. The main dishes tasted poor if the chef continues to cook his food like this I recommend that no one comes here. There was also hair in the... More 

2 Thank ViccaDoughnut
Hereford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

A small setting. Pleasant staff. Excellent food. I would especially recommend set meal B for two. Suggest booking in advance.

Thank mark b
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely chinese food cooked to perfection. Front of house very good with helpful and for a nice change chearful staff. Small restaurant but very extensive menu. Portion size good and average price for Chinese restaurant.

Thank 3PINT
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Ive eaten in lots of chinese retaurants in london and internationaly. We ordered the lettuce wrap with the seafood, similar to mushi chibken i cook myself but a lovely flavoursone combination we even asked for additional lettuce to finish it, it was so nice. The duck and bean sprouts again perfectky cooked very succulent as duck is easy to over... More 

Thank gary1992
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

So far we have only experienced home delivery that was excellent. Good advice when ordering; delivery on time and free; and quality plus quantity of the food was first class. There was enough left from supper for a light Chinese lunch the next day. Highly recommended. No menu online which they need to rectify.

2 Thank Brian M
Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Went here on Saturday evening for the first time. Chose this restaurant to celebrate my sons 21st birthday with family and friends. He wanted Chinese food and I must say this place lived up to expectations and reviews on trip advisor. Food is fresh and perfectly cooked to order. A step above your standard Chinese restaurant dishes in our opinion.... More 

2 Thank Darren/Amanda E
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Food cooked to a very high standard staff very friendly and it was well worth leaving the high street to find this restaurant. We ate here at lunch time after reading the reviews and were really pleased that we did. TOP CLASS!

1 Thank loobyBucks
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Visited the royal Inn and was very impressed. Food was delicious and well cooked, we were made to feel extremely welcome from the staff. Lovely pleasant decor. Would like to return most definitely.

1 Thank Karen T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 38
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:59 - 14:00
11:59 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:59 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:59 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:59 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?