Ken Lo's Memories of China

4.3
697 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Chinese
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Authentic
  • 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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Payment Options
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
Reviews from verified diners
697 reviews
4.3 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
55%
Very Good
26%
Good
13%
Fair
5%
Poor
2%
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.1
ambience
3.7
value
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FS
5.0Dined on 14 July 2018

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
3.0Dined on 9 July 2018

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
5.0Dined on 2 July 2018

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

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EG
5.0Dined on 30 June 2018

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

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DM
2.0Dined on 23 June 2018

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
5.0Dined on 6 June 2018

Excellent meal and staff were very good and attentive

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N
4.0Dined on 6 June 2018

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
5.0Dined on 5 June 2018

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
1.0Dined on 2 June 2018

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
5.0Dined on 25 May 2018

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

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J
5.0Dined on 25 May 2018

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

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MW
5.0Dined on 16 May 2018

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
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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AG
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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SR
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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OT
5.0Dined on 16 April 2018

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

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JE
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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OT
5.0Dined on 25 March 2018

Wine a tad pricey — otherwise glorious.

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EE
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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DW
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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K
4.0Dined on 4 March 2018

Really enjoyed the food. Will definitely go back.

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D
4.0Dined on 28 February 2018

Their fruit sorbet was very good. Food was average.

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R
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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MJ
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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A
5.0Dined on 21 February 2018

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

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B
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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JS
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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N
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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CB
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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OT
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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OT
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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PE
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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OT
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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c
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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OT
2.0Dined on 31 January 2018

Slow service and tasteless food

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OT
5.0Dined on 27 January 2018

Excellent food as usual !

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SK
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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OT
5.0Dined on 1 January 2018

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

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JK
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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JI
4.0Dined on 29 December 2017

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

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