Min Jiang

Min Jiang

Chinese | West London

Fine Chinese dining with a fabulous view over Kensington Palace Gardens. You can't knock the attention to detail - Beijing Duck ovens and woks able to withstand very high temperatures were made in Singapore and brought over to ensure authenticity, which seems to have worked.

Restaurant details

Royal Garden Hotel, 2-24 Kensington High Street, London W8 4PT
Nearest station: High Street Kensington
Telephone number: 020 7361 1988

Opening times: Lunch: 12.00-15.00, Dinner 18.00-22.30, Bar 12.00-15.00 then 18.00-23.00 (22.30 on sundays)

More info: 
  • Private Hire available
  • Bar area
Best for: 
High rise dining


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Royal Garden Hotel, 2-24 Kensington High Street, London W8 4PT


Critics' score: 7
Dos Hermanos Dos Hermanos Estimated score
Reviewed on August 23, 2009
"Min Jiang’s prices are a bit higher than the norm but then so are their standards. And to make sure you appreciate each dish there’s plenty of plate swapping." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6.5
Zoe Williams Telegraph
Reviewed on May 07, 2009
"(The last course was unusually good, but it was an adornment, really, to the duck fest: the icing on the quack." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Jasper Gerard Telegraph
Reviewed on January 22, 2009
"I enjoy an equally delectable crispy sea bass with "superior" soy sauce, rich with fresh ginger, but there are many dishes I could recommend." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7
Jay Rayner Observer Estimated score
Reviewed on January 04, 2009
"…fight for your duck rights, and you could have something very special: a good view, a great duck and a manageable bill." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Marina O’Loughlin Metro
Reviewed on December 02, 2008
"Min Jiang is a welcome addition to the scene: an upmarket, traditional Chinese delivering better food than China Tang... and able to hold its head up among the Hakkasans and Hunans." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
"Richard & Peter" Harden's Estimated score
Reviewed by December 01, 2008
"At the moment at least, the place still seems a bit of an undeservedly hidden secret." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Terry Durack Independent
Reviewed on October 05, 2008
"...your duck is nappy-wrapped in divinely light, steamy, fragrant pancakes as you watch. It is so good – rich but light, sweet but not cloying, juicy but not fatty. The pancakes themselves are diaphanously light. I make my own at home, and I am in awe." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Brian Sewell Evening Standard
Reviewed on September 24, 2008
"Shall I go again? Not with a hungry rugger-playing godson, but Min Jiang is perhaps the perfect treat to charm a slightly deaf maiden aunt on whose wealth a canny nephew has his eye." READ REVIEW