Ken Lo's Memories of China

4.3
709 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Chinese
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  • Business Meals
  • Special Occasions
  • Authentic
Ken Lo's Memories of China has maintained its enviable reputation for its consistently high standards of authentic Chinese cuisine since its first opening some 30 years ago.

Situated in London's exclusive Belgravia, Ken Lo's has long been a neighbourhood gem and continues to receive oustanding reviews. As well as impeccable service, the restaurant also offers an impressive wine list and is beautifully decorated with traditional Chinese style wood and fabrics for an atmospheric setting. For those in the know, the restaurant will also accomodate takeaway service.

This neighbourhood gem enjoys the patronage of well-heeled clientele from Belgravia and Knightsbridge. The restaurant's intimate and atmospheric interior is a perfect place to hold a business lunch or a celebratory dinner with friends.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Chinese
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Tuesday-Saturday 12:00PM-2:30PM Sunday 12:30PM-3:00PM
Dinner: Monday-Saturday 6:00PM-11:00PM, Sunday 6:00PM-10:30PM
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Phone number
020 7730 7734
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Kam Po Bot
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Cross Street
Eccleston Street
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Public Transit
Victoria Station
Additional
Private Room, Wine
What 709 People Are Saying
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DS
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We have been previously to Memories when visiting London and very much wanted to return. We were not disappointed. Food was excellent and service was first rate.

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w
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best if not the best Chinese restaurant in London. The crispy aromatic duck is to die for.
In general modern, well served very good food, a must when you visit London.

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j
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Have been going to this restaurant for over 20 years . one of my favourites whenever I visit London .
Excellent food !! Wish they could bring some new innovative items from time to time .
Just one complaint - I always feel "rushed" - the staff does not allow us enough time to relax .They are constantly -sort of "standing on your head" .

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V
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice meal. Very large portions so wasted a lot. Nice staff

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N
London
23 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The usual exceptional service and delicious food. Thank you

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

We were celebrating a birthday and had a private room. I had not requested this, so it was a lovely surprise. The food was amazing and the service very good. They were very attentive to all our needs and dietary requirements.

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D
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was superb as usual! will return soonest! Had forgotten how good your Singapore Noodles were - my guests loved the whole evening! Thank you

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JP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Been to the restaurant a couple of times and always enjoyed the food.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing! The food was so delicious! I will be coming back again.

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MS
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great service - staff v polite, attentive and made some great recommendations. This is one of the tastiest Chinese meals I’ve ever had.

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D
Surrey
10 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Since Kenneth and Anne Lo started this restaurant we have been going and it NEVER disappoints
The Chef is top class and has retained all these years the high quality that is unbeatable

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

Great place

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FS
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The evening has been enjoyed by all guests. A warm Welcome also al the excellent service will a third visit make sure.
And last but not least: the booking with "Open Table" works perfectly. Not so in my old Germany.

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M
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was bland, the staff tried to be friendly but one did not know what the other was doing. My experience was very average to below average.

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DH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Awesome as usual. Been coming for years. Best in the West End !!

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EG
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Such a lovely, friendly restaurant. Delicious food and excellent service. We will definitely return.

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DM
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

I was a frequent client in the 1980s, this was my first visit in 30 years ... I was very disappointed and I imagine that Ken is looking down from his 'Seventh Heaven' feeling pretty grumpy with what they have done in his name !!!

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MB
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal and staff were very good and attentive

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N
London
39 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very personal service (not many tables booked) but we had some trouble being understood so most orders/requests had to be made twice.

Good food.

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W
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the second time I had visited with the same group of friends though one of the party has visited on previous occasions. The experience was good throughout from the initial welcome to the attentive table service, with the food excellent.

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OT
London
21 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Very disappointed. Thought it was a classy place with the excellent food as befit the star chef. But not! Need a revamp of the cooking standard by the man himself.

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GR
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and great service. Restaurant is not on the main drag but is definitely worth looking out for.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We have been eating here for years and have never been disappoined despite being a bit pricey

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MW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The menu offers a wide choice of dushes. The set meals are well organised and portions are generous. The quality of the food cannot be faulted nor an the attentivenress of the serving staff. I liked the qiet calm music free experence - just the right ambience for conversation

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CA
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited twice during our stay in London pure and simply because the food, service and attention to detail was spot on. We like a good Chinese and this was really good full of flavour and the portion sizes were just right l highly recommend a visit you won't regret it. Top marks and well deserved

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AG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Service uaed to be excelent... long time ago

Waitress couldn’t explain some itens in the menu and didn’t even bother to ask another experienced colleague.

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SR
London
111 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We are regulars at Ken Lo's Memories of China in Belgravia. We think it's the best Chinese restaurant in London. Parking is easy in the eveninga and at weekends. The food is amazing, the staff pleasant and it's a good venue to catch up with friends and family.

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JQ
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every way. All dishes were well done upscale Chinese fare.

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JE
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening. We were told about the restaurant by two Castine, Maine residents. They were spot on when they said it was the best Chinese Restaurant they had ever eaten in. We are happy we took their advice to celebrate our forty-seventh anniversary at Memories of China.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wine a tad pricey — otherwise glorious.

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EE
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants anywhere. I worked on London for a number of years in the early 2000's and this was my favorite meal. Recently started back on international business travel and I have been craving their Sichuan duck. Made it to lunch on Friday and it was as good as I remembered!!

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DW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Good food but atmosphere a bit stuffy. Staff friendly enough but seemed to lack knowledge of a good menu.

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K
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed the food. Will definitely go back.

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D
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Their fruit sorbet was very good. Food was average.

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R
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent array of choices, well delivered we hadn't been for a while, but will return at earliest opportunity.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dining experience had by all in our party. The food was of an excellent standard and so very tasty. The staff were pleasant and accommodating and very attentive. Would recommend to all for all occasions.

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A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening, friendly staff and very good food
I would definitely go back

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B
London
16 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My friend loves Chinese food and we like trying new places !This restaurant has excellent reviews and we thought why not!! We ordered so many dishes because we were hungry and were spoilt for choices! Service was great , the waitress were attentive and we cannot fault them! There were a variety of vegetarian dishes which you dont often get in most restaurants. The only feedback is some dishes seemed to be on the saltier side but other than that they were simply delicious.

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JS
London
15 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was an excellent meal. The service has vastly improved since we were last there a few months ago & I understand it now has new management which is why. Food was lovely, service was extremely good & attentive and the venue is comfortable & spacious.

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is always excellent. The wine list is a tad expensive. I love this restaurant

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