Ken Lo's Memories of China

4.4
807 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 807 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Disappointing

MC
MichelinClub
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Plain interior, average food, no atmosphere

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Anon
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and fresh will be back to this hidden gem

JO
JOHNC
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food well prepared, served and explained. Staff attentive and courteous

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vipdavidb
London
21 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

This restaurant used to be a go to Chinese restaurant but regrettably its totally lost the plot. The shredded beef was devoid of any beef and totally bland and tasteless -the cauliflower was so tasteless it could have been grass and the rest of the dishes looked ok but were equally tasteless. Service was friendly but haphazard. Such a pity -you would be better off getting a ready meal from marks and Spencer

RB
RogerB
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for a special birthday meal having been previously some years ago. The food was outstanding with great service and plenty to eat on the set menu.

IJ
IrinaJ
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience2

Terrible food. Not freshly made, reheated pre-made food, extremely salty and more like an imitation of a Chinese food than real Chinese.

Service was good though but it’s not worth it if the food is barely edible.

JT
JaneyT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & great service

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Elledee
London
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was very good just thought the service charge was a little high

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming and attentive staff serving wonderful food. A perfect end to our Birthday celebration weekend in London.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

This is not the same restaurant that we’ve been going to for years. It’s a less than a shadow of what it was. Very disappointing. Has the ownership and chef changed? Must have. Shocking

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Amazing food but restaurants lacks any ambiance very cold and bare looking.2 beers and a cocktail a bottle for wine and dinner for 2 £220 so bit pricey but could not fault food and service

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RobinD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service and pleased to be back.

AB
AlanB
London
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to eat
Food and service superb
Highly recommend !!!!

JO
JOHN
Yorkshire
37 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had an enjoyable evening on our return to this restaurant.The food and service
were very good and we will return.

SP
vipSusanneP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service & food, will definitely go again - Duck pancakes are simply the best.

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Mariap
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

One of the best Chinese restaurants in London! Food, service and ambience.

CB
vipCityBroker
London
37 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A very nice authentic Chinese restaurant. All staff are very polite and professional.
Food were very well presented and cooked. Tried the crispy duck with pancake, bang bang chicken, salt & pepper prawns, black bean beef, BBQ spare ribs and some dim sum which are highly recommended to all.
Will visit again to try other dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

美味しいです。
デザートが冷たいものだけなのが少し残念でした。

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TimM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food.. but but over priced wine etc befitting the area.

JV
JavierV
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service

Ken Lo's Memories of China
Responded on 20 December 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave such 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 restaurant for another taste of our menus and offers. Kind Regards,

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goldenboy
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyable, on its way back, having lost original personality from yesteryear

Ken Lo's Memories of China
Responded on 20 December 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave such 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 restaurant for another taste of our menus and offers. Kind Regards,

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s my favourite restaurant. Their service is second to none and the food is first class!!!

AJ
AlexanderJones
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Best chef for there, for many years
Ambience is poor
Change the decor and make it cosier & upmarket and it would be full

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vipJane
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional Chinese food and service

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vippebbles
London
58 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A solid pode for comfort food and quality

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JOHN
Yorkshire
37 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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AimeeT
London
9 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

MA
MichaelA
London
3 reviews
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
31 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

TP
TP12
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

JT
JaneyT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

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gissie
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food a little expensive and staff need more training

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 807 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.