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Ken Lo's Memories of China

4.3
686 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Chinese
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  • Authentic
  • Special Occasions
  • Business Meals
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 686 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

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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5.0Dined on 5 May 2018

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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3.0Dined on 28 April 2018

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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4.0Dined on 22 April 2018

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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5.0Dined on 16 April 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 6 April 2018

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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5.0Dined on 25 March 2018

Wine a tad pricey — otherwise glorious.

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5.0Dined on 23 March 2018

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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4.0Dined on 16 March 2018

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

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4.0Dined on 4 March 2018

Really enjoyed the food. Will definitely go back.

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4.0Dined on 28 February 2018

Their fruit sorbet was very good. Food was average.

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5.0Dined on 24 February 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 24 February 2018

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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5.0Dined on 21 February 2018

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

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4.0Dined on 20 February 2018

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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4.0Dined on 18 February 2018

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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5.0Dined on 15 February 2018

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

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2.0Dined on 15 February 2018

Did not meet expectations. Food quality was mixed - chicken dumplings excellent, Peking Duck quite dry and missing the crispy skin which is so important with this dish. Not enough wraps for the duck, We asked for more which took forever and arrived cold. Monkfish was very good and chicken in clay pot we asked for 'off menu' was excellent (this dish is on the on-line menu but not on the restaurant menu). Overall service was very good but not a Chinese in sight, either amongst the staff or customers, so it did not have the feel and ambience of a Chinese restaurant. Value for money pretty good, considering the Belgravia location. Will choose Chinatown next time, or Mandarin Kitchen on Queensway.

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1.0Dined on 14 February 2018

-Served by kids
-Food was worst than you would have received from a takeaway place
-full of old people or tourists - no ambience

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5.0Dined on 10 February 2018

Nice welcome. Nice staff. Good service. Good food. Smooth. No hassle. Just like dinner should be. We had 2 children and a baby with us on a Saturday night and it didn’t phase anyone. Our waiter handled us like a champ.

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5.0Dined on 9 February 2018

Great food and service. This restaurant never disappoints and we have been coming here for 17 years!

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2.0Dined on 4 February 2018

Nice food but rushed, the restaurant wasn’t even busy! I’d say from sitting down to leaving took about 40mins, the food was literally 5 mins after ordering. And to pay nearly £100 for 2 mains, 2 sides and 2 drinks! Felt like I had my pants well and truly down!

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3.0Dined on 4 February 2018

I ordered the lamb clay pot with lemon grass but could hardly detect the flavour of lemon grass very disappointing especially as the lamb was tender

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2.0Dined on 31 January 2018

Slow service and tasteless food

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5.0Dined on 27 January 2018

Excellent food as usual !

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5.0Dined on 23 January 2018

Outstanding food and service, and very good value for the quality you get. Very good for catering to special allergies and dietary requirements. We had the seaweed, crispy chicken, crispy duck, egg fried rice and mangetout- all delicious and all gluten-free! Particularly recommend the crispy duck. The staff were professional, friendly and accommodating and gave us very good treatment for my boyfriend’s birthday. We will definitely be back soon!

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5.0Dined on 1 January 2018

The people were very nice. The food was very tasty.

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3.0Dined on 31 December 2017

Food nice enough, crispy duck and lettuce wraps were beautiful. Very tender beef. Monkfish under seasoned.
Sadly service spoiled the occasion - felt like a whirlwind. Drinks came half way through starters, as did the warm hand towels....
Felt like aim to serve as quickly as possible to free up table. Did ask for service charge to be removed and manager went further than that, which did partly redeem the experience.

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4.0Dined on 29 December 2017

Great standards and a few new twists. Will be back.

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3.0Dined on 24 December 2017

Not the best Chinese food and service can be slow at times. The squid was quite greasy.

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2.0Dined on 24 December 2017

It had been many years since I was last in Ken Lo's Memories of China even though I have now lived in the nearby area for several years, so I was looking forward to going back. However, overall this was rather a disappointing experience. The food was OK, certainly nothing to complain about but nothing very exciting either (and we had some dishes marked as the restaurant's speciality). Sadly the service was a real let-down - we had to wait an age before getting menus and for attention at other times. When food was brought it was more-or-less thrown down on the table without even telling us what each dish was. (Of course sometimes it's obvious, but sometimes it's not and it may be important, such as when the prawn dumplings and vegetable dumplings look very similar and there is a vegetarian in the party). And a completely incorrect dessert order was delivered. The restaurant was quite busy but certainly not full, so there was really no excuse for this level of service. From what we saw sitting near the kitchen entrance, there was also some tension between the kitchen and the waiting staff. Sadly we won't be rushing back.

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2.0Dined on 24 December 2017

Very disappointing and unremarkable meal. Crispy duck was dry and stringy, beef was tough in fact the entire meal was dreadful. I would have had better from a supermarket ready meal.

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3.0Dined on 24 December 2017

We spent dinner with our family (2 adults and 2 children), which consisted of starters, soup and a selection of main courses. Starters of smoked chicken, prawn toasts, soft shell crab and seaweed were high quality, but the Hot & Sour soup was disappointing, it seemed to lack a final punch or ingredient. Mains of Kung Po Prawn, lemon chicken, Singapore noodles were OK but the Crispy Shredded beef was also disappointing and a little soggy, we've had much better elsewhere. The chocolate ice cream was voted the best tasted in a very long time. So some excellent food mixed with not so good made this an OK meal and @ nearly £50 a head incl. service (no wine, just soft drinks), it wasn't great value for money.

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4.0Dined on 7 December 2017

Very nice food, good wine selection with attentive staff. Great place to spend a pleasant evening in a relaxed atmosphere. The Cantonese Ribs were to die for!

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5.0Dined on 22 November 2017

Great service great food always our safety go to restaurant

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3.0Dined on 10 November 2017

This place has gone down hill. I always looked forward to very good good and faultless service. Not any more.

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5.0Dined on 1 November 2017

The cooking and service in Memories of China are always excellent. Dishes are brought out at exacty the right moment, served with grace. Waiters are friendly and attentive. If you like well prepared Chinese food in a great ambience this is the one for you

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3.0Dined on 23 October 2017

The decor and ambiance are lovely. Service outstanding. Food was only ok. It wasn’t bad— just unmemorable.

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5.0Dined on 20 October 2017

Wonderful service, amazing food. We will be dining at Ken Lo’s again soon.

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4.0Dined on 19 October 2017

We go to ken Lo's on a fairly regular basis and it never disappoints - always good food and the service is also fairly consistent. We love it!

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