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Royal China has built an enviable reputation for itself since the first restaurant opened in Queensway, London, some 20 years ago. The Dubai branch opened in 2011 and aims to continue the trend of serving the finest dim sum and Hong Kong cuisine; the sleek interior of royal reds, dark woods and old black and white photographs setting the scene for an upmarket dining experience. The dim sum – freshly prepared on a daily basis – is easily some of the best we’ve tried in Dubai, living up to Royal China’s reputation. The chef’s daily specials, signature dishes and ‘local favourites’ are all worth closer inspection, too. The main menu, meanwhile, features everything from tofu and vegetarian dishes (try the bean curd hot pot, for instance) to poultry, seafood and duck (both the crispy aromatic and Peking variety). The live fish is well prepared and nothing short of divine, albeit rather pricy. Service is flawless and as slick as the surroundings, making this one of the city’s top venues for delicious, authentic Chinese fit for an emperor.
Open daily 11.30am-11.30pm. The Balcony, Precinct Building 4, Dubai International Financial Centre, www.royalchinadubai.com (04 354 5543).
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