Question About Royal China Baker St. (London)
Royal China Club, the smaller one (and the original Baker St site) is a more upmarket outfit. Specialises in fancy stuff like whole fishes and lobsters and the like. I think they have a dim sum selection but its shorter. If you just want a dim sum "fix" the larger main branch is better.
Alternately I'm very fond of the dim sum at Shanghai Blues in Holborn. Also worth checking out Grand Imperial in the hotel by Victoria Station.
Don't think Min Jiang will serve them all afternoon. They are much more a proper posh restaurant so I assume they will have more restricted hours. Having said that taking on a half peking duck there and a couple of baskets of dim sum is another excellent way to pamper yourself.
re: Jon Tseng
I would agree with Jon re: RCC as it is much better than the standard Royal China restaurants. I would also suggest that you take a look at Pearl Liang. I think that for some dim sum it is equal or better than RCC and slightly cheaper.
I am hoping to check out the dim sum at the Grand Imperial at some stage but I must admit I did not know about Shanghai Blues.
8 Sheldon Square,
Phone:020 7289 7000
We got to Pearl Liang today and a late lunch. We were very happy with all the dim sum we ate, and it seemed a step up from what I remember of the place I used to go to in NYC. Service was fine, and the restaurant wasn't mobbed at all as we ate fairly late. One of these days we'll get to RCC, too.