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Royal Inn

1-2 Longport | 1-2 Longport, CT1 1PE, Canterbury CT1 1PE, England
+44 1227 453063
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1-2 Longport | 1-2 Longport, CT1 1PE, Canterbury CT1 1PE, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Service exceptional BUT The food was even more Amasing. Can't wait to get back for possibly the best Chinese sit down meal out there. Not greasy, Hot and every dish was amazing washed down with well chilled bubbles most enjoyable thankyou

Thank Half Moon P
Reviewed 1 week ago

No frills restaurant but good tasty food. Waitress tried hard but did not look very professional and a little I'll at ease. A little pricey.

Thank lily s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing fancy just good food and service. Hot plates, hot quality food, not expensive but worth the visit. That's it!

1  Thank Linda S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The outside of the Royal Inn Chinese Restaurant can be off putting. Don't let it be. Inside there is a cost dining room with efficient staff. Food was excellent and served within 10 minutes of sitting down. Hot plates, hot food and excellent coffee to...More

1  Thank rising60
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice Chinese meal in a good location just at the edge of the city centre. Service nice and attentive withour=t being stifling.

Thank Richard A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my fiancé were really looking forward to a meal here after reading the reviews. Unfortunately our visit was far from enjoyable. We turned up for our booking on time and had to wait 5 minutes for our table to be cleaned which wasn’t...More

Thank Mluigi200
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with friends who use the Royal regularly and had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. The owner was very friendly and the waitress looking after us was helpful and we did not experience any of the long waits that some reviews have mentioned. The food choice...More

1  Thank Nick T
Reviewed April 12, 2018

It was my first visit to Royal Inn in Canterbury with my family. We had a great dining experience there. Lovely atmosphere, delicious authentic Chinese food and the staff was friendly and attentive. It's a family running business, we enjoyed their food and service. Sure...More

1  Thank loius1303
Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Second time me and my fiancé have had food at the royal inn Chinese restaurant. Thoroughly enjoyed it, lovely atmosphere, beautiful and delicious food. Very friendly staff, wonderful experience for our second time round. ❤️❤️

2  Thank Charlotte W
Reviewed March 25, 2018

In a city of great gastronomic diversity The Royal Inn has become a favourite Canterbury eating place for my wife and myself, our family and friends. A family-run restaurant with a cosy ambience, the service is friendly and attentive, and the home-prepared food is fresh...More

2  Thank YonderRoad
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Questions & Answers
April 21, 2018|
Response from Aleseeker | Reviewed this property |
Hi the chicken was real but no idea of the origin.
Michael A
October 13, 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
December 30, 2016|
Response from Kah Ying C | Property representative |
Yes we have open
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$38
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:59 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
11:59 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:59 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:59 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:59 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:59 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
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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