The highly anticipated Stiff and Trevillion designed Royal China Club at 38-42 Baker Street, London W1 reopened on Thursday 9 August 2018.
During its four-month renovation the restaurant doubled in size to 180 seats; and now encompasses the additional space which was a former building society on the corner plot at the junction of Baker Street and Blandford Street. The restaurant has also acquired five elegant private rooms suitable for group dining for six to twenty guests.
Royal China Club has been located on Baker Street for 12 years and its established Head Chef Billy Wong has worked for the restaurant since the opening. For the launch, Billy has created a menu which skilfully blends authentic Chinese dishes with European ingredients. Starters feature Fresh Abalone Tossed with Caviar (Cold), and Crispy King Prawns with Chilli & Peppercorn.
New main dishes added to the extensive menu include Roast Whole Suckling Pig, Wild Scottish Lobster, Barbecued Peking Duck, Steamed Minced Iberian Pork with Salted Egg, Irish Emperor Scallop, and “Wagyu” Sirloin Steak Pan Grilled. While popular award-winning desserts such as the Fresh Pear in Rice Wine Syrup, and Supreme Bird’s Nest Soup with Pears & Papaya are also available.
Freshly made Dim Sum created by specialist Dim Sum Chef Henry Chow is offered daily from Noon until 4:30pm. Eclectic Dim Sum dishes comprise Prawn & Bamboo Pith Dumpling, Shanghai Style Juicy Pork Dumplings with Crabmeat, and Steamed Buns with Runny Custard.
Renowned architects Stiff and Trevillion have complemented their sophisticated design with traditional Chinese themes such as silk wallpaper and a feature wall in black and red lacquer. Large round gold leaf coffers decorate the ceiling. The corridor and bar flooring is laid in textured black porcelain with brass feature strips, with contemporary bespoke handmade carpets by Govindia Hemphill in the main restaurant. Royal China Club’s authentic decor has been retained with features such as an elegant tea chest and a range of traditional handmade clay teapots embellishing the space.
The main restaurant access is from Baker Street, where a bright red entrance door leads to the bar faced in profiled ceramic and brass with a Sahara Noir marble top and a mirrored and black stained oak back bar. In addition, the refurbishment has been designed with energy efficiency in mind; the newly fitted and expanded kitchens now boast hot water provided by the heat of the woks through a heat exchange system.
To ensure intimacy the five Private Rooms are fitted with sliding timber, brass and glass screens in a traditional Chinese lattice pattern, as well as having sheer curtained windows.
The Royal China Group consists of six of London’s most authentic and prestigious Chinese restaurants, including the luxurious and critically-acclaimed Royal China Club. Based in prime areas of London, the restaurants are centrally located on Baker Street, as well as in Bayswater, Fulham, Harrow-on-the-Hill and Canary Wharf.
Opening hours: Sunday: Noon – 10:30pm; Monday to Thursday: Noon – 11:00pm; Friday and Saturday: Noon – 11:30pm.
Royal China Club, 38-42 Baker Street, London W1U 7AJ
Reservations: 020 7486 3898