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Review of Royal Inn

Royal Inn
Ranked #68 of 377 Restaurants in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 30 - US$ 38
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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.
Reviewed 5 July 2012

Last time I reviewed this restaurant I said we would go back with friends. We did this and the biggest problem I had was questioning myself why we had not been back sooner. The food, service and general evening was as good as I had remembered. We will not leave it so long next time.

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Reviewed 22 June 2012

We have been eating here for a long time now. We continue to go back due to the amazing menu, range and quality of food! The service is outstanding as the staff could not be more attentive or friendly!
We highly recommend this restaurant and hope that people visiting Canterbury will eat here, as it truly is one of canterburys gems!!

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Reviewed 5 June 2012

I have now tried The Royal Inn twice both times as a party of four.On both occasions we had a long wait.On this occasion we waited for over 30 minutes for a starter for two which was a royal platter.There were only Eight others in the restaurant,and it seemed like forever as we watched the eight people get served there starters and there main course,before we got our starters.
That would be my only criticism,The food was very good,perhaps the takeaway side hinders the restaurant service ?

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Thank Tmw4
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Reviewed 5 May 2012

We were in a party of four, there was a large party of around 20 also in the room, the noise was dreadful, we gave up trying to have any conversation. With every course one persons food was late. Food ok but won't go there again.

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1  Thank Camilla H
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Reviewed 24 April 2012

There were 4 of us. We started with the crispy aromatic duck and then we each had a different main course. All were excellent. Service was attentive and helpful without being pushy.

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Thank Anselm123
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