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Royal Inn


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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
US$19 - US$49
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Chinese, Asian
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

During a week-end visit to Canterbury in our Motorhome, decided to eat our main meal at lunchtime on the Saturday. Read reviews on Trip-adviser and took the plunge. What a great choice it was! Although we were the only customers that lunch-time, all the food...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank cjsandss
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first Chinese in Canterbury so we checked the reviews.Unfortunately neither the food nor the service lived up to expectations, having read the reviews.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Paandta
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

We booked this for 2 couples visiting Canterbury for the weekend based on the Trip Advisor reviews and weren’t disappointed. The food was fresh, tasty, hot and good portion sizes. The service was also very friendly and attentive. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank WelshLamby
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Found this Chinese from the great reviews on here and would recommend, me and my GF really enjoyed the food and the drinks at a great price. You will have to pay for parking which don’t accept cards so I would recommend bringing some change....More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank stallard2009
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Customer service was amazing, food was lovely and well presented. However at the start we had to stand in the middle of the corridor and wait for 20 mins and which wasn’t great as there is a charge for the parking outside, making us a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lauraacumberworth
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

This is a really good Chinese restaurant, the service was excellent and the food amazing, I can recommend the chicken and Macadamia nuts, and the hoisin pork, this is a reasonably priced night out for food. If you enjoy larger try the Chinese beer.

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank 759yvonneo
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Excellent food and service. You can get any authentic chinese food you expect from this restaurant. And the taste was real authentic too. We family left this restaurant with smile on our face.

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank sagar l
Reviewed 22 October 2018

This was our third trip to this restaurant and it continues to impress us. Its a family run no frills bistro style Chinese restaurant that lets it's food and service do the talking. Every time we have visited we have noted that Chinese families and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank Gavin D
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

We were in Canterbury for just 3 nights but after eating here on the first night couldn’t resist coming back on the third! Very extensive menu, really tasty food and friendly service. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank mb_MB_mikeb
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Overall not tasty food. Meat spring rolls with some tiny stripes of meat in it, not tasteful at all and greasy. The crispy noodles we ordered were covered with a large amount of a white transparent sauce making them not crispy at all and adding...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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9 November 2018|
Response from K9985AUjohnh | Reviewed this property |
Don’t know we had the set meals If you contact them on there Facebook page they will send you a menu.
21 April 2018|
Response from Aleseeker | Reviewed this property |
Hi the chicken was real but no idea of the origin.
Michael A
13 October 2017|
Response from Kah Ying C | Property representative |
Sorry, We don't have online menu,but if you want it I can send the menu by email only. If you want it, can you send me your email address to this phone 07413533262. When I receive your e-mail address I will directly send the... More
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