Ken Lo's Memories of China

4.4
837 reviews
£26 to £40
Chinese
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 837 People Are Saying
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vipJane
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional Chinese food and service

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vippebbles
London
56 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A solid pode for comfort food and quality

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JOHN
Yorkshire
32 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We enjoyed our meal.Not many in but it was a wet midweek night. First time ate
here but will come again.

JD
JenniferD
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for supper with my husband. Food good as usual. We really like it there

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vipAimeeT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The duck was delicious, best crispy duck I've had in London... unfortunately the rest of the meal wasn't up to standard. In the main courses, the noodles and veg dishes were tasteless, especially given how expensive they are. At one point, we pointed out that we had ordered broccoli in oyster sauce, not in ginger sauce, and the waiter brought back the exact same dish with some oyster sauce sprinkled on top! Not okay. Won't be coming back, unless it's to eat just duck.

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Square
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great atmosphere and excellent service.

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iexpect
London
18 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 12 yr old daughters birthday was a super night. Well done to the staff

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MichaelA
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great to be back here for a good quality & high standard lunch. Absolutely recommended! The only slight drawback the day I went was how empty this well known & well respected restaurant was.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely restaurant that is a staple in the area. Uncomplicated, great quality food that hits the spot. It’s high quality Chinese food without any pretentiousness. The menu feels familiar and hits all the right notes, classic Chinese dishes done well.

Ken Lo's Memories of China
Responded on 9 October 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review and choosing our restaurant! We are glad you enjoyed your visit at Memories of China and that you given us a positive feedback on the dishes. We hope to see you soon in the restaurant for another taste of our menus and offers. Kindest regards.

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vipGaiaRomana
London
29 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extensive menu, lively food and very attentive service. Also following Covid rules very well and we all felt safe. Very enjoyable experience!

Ken Lo's Memories of China
Responded on 9 October 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review and choosing our restaurant! We are glad you enjoyed your visit at Memories of China and that you given us a positive feedback on the dishes. We hope to see you soon in the restaurant for another taste of our menus and offers. Kindest regards.

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Dups
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely. Staff were very attentive and helpful. Amazing experience for my boyfriends 26th birthday

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Pleased
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two of us took a set menu which was fantastic value, and they gave us some flexibility to swap soups. The third person chose off the menu and found the portions very generous.

Ken Lo's Memories of China
Responded on 9 October 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review and choosing our restaurant! We are glad you enjoyed your visit at Memories of China and that you given us a positive feedback on the dishes. We hope to see you soon in the restaurant for another taste of our menus and offers. Kindest regards.

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Tosca
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the atmosphere was quiet and relaxing as we wanted. The service was super. I strongly recommend it

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TP12
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great salt & pepper cuttlefish and I recommend the sweet & sour chicken too!

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JaneyT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great service & delicious food. Restaurant laid out well for social distancing.

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gissie
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food a little expensive and staff need more training

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vipLondoner
London
15 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great lunch with a friend in a lovely restaurant. Good value set menu with friendly and efficient staff. Would highly recommend. The food was delicious.

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Janna
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely. Thanks a lot.

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cnvsb
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we have had there (and we have had many.) One of the waiters overheard it was our daughter's birthday and, quite unprompted brought her a little cake. A wonderful touch at the end of a lovely meal.

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vipkj1234
Berlin
10 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience1

I hardly ever bother writing a review but this one really annoyed me. The restaurant is not taking part in the ‚eat out, help out‘ scheme. Even the waitress did not know why. Had I known I would have gone elsewhere, there’s enough choice in the area. The food was adequate given the extortionate prices, service was attentive and lovely.

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SueB
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Food very poor worst Chinese food we have ever had, staff and champagne very good.
Very fatty ribs, heavily battered Kung po king prawns awful, poor quality beef fillet below average Cantonese chicken again quite heavily battered.
Avoid here until they get some decent chefs

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DebbieL
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful meal again I had at Ken Lo's Memories of China, I will definitely be back.

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Y2kriss
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent!!

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RK007
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although restaurant was very quiet during this period ambience was still lovely with warm and receptive staff. Excellent food. One of our favourite chinese restaurants in London

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PhilipB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great meal, superb food. Ambience was hard to gage because of covid-19.

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vipPAC06
London
12 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a class above the other local restaurants, very easy to understand why it has been successful for so long, food and service are both first class.

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vipfedericos
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Memories of China is reliable, it’s personnel welcoming

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vipCarlita
London
9 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

We have been going to Ken Lo’s for many years. We arrived on Sunday with my elderly mother in law. The staff were unwelcoming, unhappy and there was not one drop of atmosphere in the restaurant. They served us like robots throughout our meal. Not a smile nor a nice word. It is such a shame as it has always been a favourite of my family.

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PaulA
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable meal, fresh and tasty food. Friendly staff,

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PatrickH
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

3rd visit and seems to get better!
Grear meal and great service...

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vipLadyB12
London
85 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lucy and I chose the Menu A option and were furnished with lots of colourful dishes to eat. The food came quite speedily between courses and the staff were friendly and efficient. Altogether a very lovely experience and our bellies were definitely full afterwards.

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Festivalfriend
Tampa
27 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The set menu was phenomenal value and service prompt but matched to our pace. One tiny criticism - I would like to see a vegetable dish on the set menus.

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viphmmm
London
191 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tucked away in Belgravia.
Great choice in the food menu.
All well presented and very tasty.
Service was excellent, very attentive.
Well decorated and a rather quiet ambience.

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vipTintinmar
London
15 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was absolutely delicious, which makes the bland restaurant decor even more of a shame! Service was overall very good even if a couple of the waitresses were a little too keen to clear the table when we barely finished our first course. That being said - coming back to it - the food was amazing. Very subtle tastes, this is how Chinese should always taste! None of the heavy and overpowering sauces, it’s all about finesse. Will definitely be coming back.

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DavidMackay
Surrey
15 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent as it was when Kenneth and Ann opened it
Highly recommended

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SLondon
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was delicious as always but the service was extremely slow despite the restaurant not being busy at all. Staff were friendly but not attentive. It was disappointing for such a large party booking.

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Eriscic
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Great Peking duck - very attentive service however think for the prices the standard of food could be improved. We enjoyed our evening there.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Absolutely incredible - the food was amazing only fault was we couldn’t stay longer

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SANDRAH
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Although we booked our reservations in advanced -and confirmed them that day - we were made to sit in the bar. They said they had no tables in the restaurant when we arrived -on time. i did see a few tables for 4 that were available. They sat us in the bar instead. This was an unattractive space that was noisy. People getting to go food would wait in there talking on their phones. The bartender was chopping ice. They didn't seat any other people in the bar. Since we were well dressed and on time for our reservation -the only conclusion I can come to is that they did not want to seat Americans. if that is the case they should not be on open table.
This took away from the good food. This restaurant was a favorite of my husbands -who is in London often for work. But we will never go back or recommend due to them not honoring the reservation.

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HB503
London
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious. We went on Christmas Eve and still received impeccable service. Great ambiance as well.

FAQs

Ken Lo's Memories of China does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Ken Lo's Memories of China is rated 4.4 stars by 837 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.