Min Jiang

4.6
1146 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Chinese
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Situated in the heart of fashionable Kensington and in a lofty position on the tenth floor of the Royal Garden Hotel, Min Jiang boasts breathtaking views of Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park and London"s skyline. The restaurant design combines striking blue and white Chinese vases against deep contemporary red walls, creating an unforgettable dining experience. Min Jiang is open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week and undoubtedly the highlight of any visit to Min Jiang is the wood fired Beijing Duck and the exquisite Dim Sum!
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JG
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

when we were there,it’s too noisy. Children’s crying and noise from others.
It could be said less service in this restaurant. No one tell us there is a cloakroom could keep our coats. And when we need waitress, always cannot find them or ignor us that make us waiting for a long time. They looks no smiling, felt not have nice attitude.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and good service

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Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Yummy duck as always.

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E
London
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Love the dim sum lunch. The view is beautiful. Service impeccable.

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London
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Being told that the duck is out of stock

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

The duck was good as always but we the Siu Long Bao and the tofu with prawn and crab meat that we ordered both contain some crab shells unexpected. Also we wanted to pack away the leftover but the waiters claim that they don’t do take away and don’t have containers. Very disappointed.

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d
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It's lovely view on the tenth floor of the Royal Garden's Hotel, and all the food was very good-but if you're looking for something super outstanding, there are other places to go.

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JC
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent venue. Perfect place for my wife's birthday. Very welcoming

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L
New England
28 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

Food was just not good. Service terrible. Seems geared to tourist trade. Restaurant empty should have been a clue but reviews seemed good so we went. Big mistake. Not remotely authentic.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

It’s our Christmas Eve, we just want a place near home to eat out so we chose Min Jiang. We were served by a Asian ( oriental) lady who is acting more like a strict nanny than a server. I have a guest with us so I do not want to make a fuss. She was rushing us through the ordering. And my 12 year old was ordering so items not from menu that we always eat at other Chinese restaurant. It was obviously off the menu, she seems to be not pleased at all.
She spoke fast with her Brit accent, behaving very posh with no sense of warmth. Luckily there was another younger European waiter , who is much friendly and even tried to greet us in Chinese. I think she was happy he took over second half of the meal. We were happier too. So much for a nice Christmas Eve lunch. Never will I return to Min Jiang again.

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SB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

I cannot stress enough how good the food was; ordered the whole duck between four and it was the best I've eaten, no exceptions. However continuous questions on whether we'd be ordering when we hadn't started yet, fairly impolite staff and uncomfortable silences when you asked a question on the menu mean I'm not sure if I would return. As an example, one of our group wanted tea instead of desert and asked what the infusion was which the server simply ignored and instead said impatiently "shall I come back?". Desert was also a bit of a miss for me - pretty but not great at all.

Also, as an aside, I see a lot of comments about the view; the view was nice but it was not the best so I wouldn't suggest here if you were looking to go for this reason

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H
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Food was not great, the restaurant itself was lovely. I enjoyed the starters and if I were to go back, I'd make a meal out of it.

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R
London
13 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a real treat to come to Min Jiang but when you do it is worth it. Amazing cocktail list to enjoy at the bar before dinner. The duck is fabulous even though we hadnt pre-ordered and great choice across both meat and vegetarian options. Extensive wine list as well to match. Service is on point and makes the whole experience excellent.

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C
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful evening. Great service and great food. Have been many times and would recommend this restaurant to friends.

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GC
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I booked dinner here for my boyfriend's birthday. I called prior to order the roast duck as the restaurants recommends for the duck to be ordered in advance as it requires 45 minutes preparation time. The duck was very satisfying - I loved how they divided it into two servings so we were able to enjoy it in more than one way. It was crispy and with just the right amount of fat under the skin.

We ordered the dimsum platter and the Xiao Long Bao with swimming crab meat for appetisers - unfortunately, these were rather disappointing. I don't think they were worth the price. The dimsums in the platter were rather bland. The Xiao Long Baos were not as juicy as I hoped - I think one would be better off at the newly opened Din Tai Fung if you wanted quality Xiao Long Bao for a similar price.

The night-time view was breath-taking - they were able to meet my request for a window seat and we could see the view facing the park. Would definitely recommend requesting for a window seat (although this is subjected to availability, I recommend booking for an earlier time to guarantee for this request to be met).

Over all, I think the dimsums were a little disappointing, but the duck made up for it and it is definitely a place to visit for special occasions.

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SC
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Establishment and food way overpriced for what you get on your plate. Tasteless roasted duck. Nothing crispy from the skin, overpriced side dishes. Serving only one condiment plate for one table is the epitome of stingy. I have the Beijing duck experience before in restaurant that might be less classy but truly tastier.
Soft shell crab was nothing but grease and garlic... Haven't been able to identify the meat.
A total disappointment...

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant, the Peking duck is definitely worth trying

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PP
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Some of the staff incredibly rude...such a shame as has a beautiful view, great food.. last orders also on the rather early side unfortunately.

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AM
Austin
26 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, attentive service, and an elegant yet relaxed ambiance makes for a delightful dining experience.

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RB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service too noisy had to move table bar too small

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S
London
8 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is one of my favourites in London. We especially love duck. For us, it is the best we ever ate. Service is really good and the site has beatiful views over High Park

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We hoped that it would be an excellent and exiting lunch and it was much better than we thought.

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DD
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely birthday lunch at Min Jiang. The food and service were excellent, wonderful options for both vegetarians and meat lovers. The view over Hyde Park makes this restaurant unique, a place to remember and recommend.
The atmosphere was pleasant until another guest arrived at a near table and spoke loudly the entire time. Other guests noticed that as well but no one said anything, also not the staff.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Good enough food but poor service.

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FL
London
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing view of Hyde Park and the London Skyline in the background.

Dumplings were absolutely delicious and the duck way better then everything I’ve tried before.

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SI
Dorset
8 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great view over Hyde Park, all the staff are friendly and helpful. Food was very good, just not exceptional. I’d still go back though

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PM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superbe view, overlooking Hyde Park, excellent service. I went for the duck, which is fabulous. I was told, that this is the best chinese Restaurant in London. I can confirm.

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AS
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked for my 21st birthday, was very happy with the service and food. Divine duck. Would definitely go again.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Birthday for my son

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London
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and a fantastic view

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c
London
16 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

we were looking forward to this but sadly, our dim sum and fried dishes were all relatively bland. we did not try the duck but i understand they're famous for this too.
prices reflect the location.

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The restaurant is amazing, from all the tables you can have a fantastic view of Hyde Park and Central London. The food is really good, fast service, friendly waiters/waitresses. I have been there for my birthday and I got a free treat! :) I would definetly cone back, the cuisine seems authentic!

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YC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well deserved a top rated remark !
Great Chinese food, including dim sum, by London standard. Overlooking Kensington Garden gave it extra bonus. Service is great too to make it an enjoyable dining venue.

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T
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A joyous occasion, I would recommend it for a romantic event.

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BB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the place, the view over London and our Peking Duck.
Will be definetly coming back!!

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N
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent quality and service. Highly recommend for a special occasion or date night. Lots of authentic choice and great recommendations from the staff of our not sure what to order.

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SL
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The view overlooks London but Its better by day. must orders are wasabi prawns and duck which you can have by half or whole in two servings. Request seat with a view although not always guaranteed. Drinks are at 10 pounds per cocktail. 36 pounds for half a duck which serves two. We got the first part shredded for pancakes and the second in duck fried rice. DUCK was a bit scarce in the second serving rice lacked flavour will try noodles next time. Really good service although English not their first language so a bit awkward when asking questions. DUCK was really tasty though and the environment was so relaxing will go back.

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MS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The best Asian restaurant in London
Quality of food is always at the top
A great value for money and a fantastic view on Hyde park

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AM
Austin
26 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The duck and champagne special is outstanding, and this restaurant remains, by a wide margin, our favorite Chinese restaurant in London.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

For the dishes:peking duck was good, others normal
For the service:slow,took 20mins to get the bill

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