Ken Lo's Memories of China

4.4
795 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.

Experiences

  • Christmas menu

    £48.50 per person

    Nov 26 - Dec 31, 2021

    Join us for the Christmas celebration with a 5 course meal and a glass of bubbly for £48.50 per person (minimum 2 people)

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 795 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.2
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OpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff lovely, food great, price very reasonable. Thank you for a great evening!

PH
PaulH
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and excellent service, everyone had a good time

AM
AlexM
London
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening out - good service, delicious food, great atmosphere. Thanks!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Birthday celebration

PP
PenelopeP
London
19 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent Food and very good service
Unfortunately it was noisy hence four stars instead of five

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vipAspicynoodle
London
9 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food and service was good. The restaurant lacked ambience and kitchen was very loud.

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Nonny
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely delighted with my experience at Ken Lo's last night, I hadn't been for a number of years , I will be returning on a very more frequent routine as a result of the success of the evening

RD
RobinD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service and great food this place never fails to deliver

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Square
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always. Good food and excellent service

DH
DavidH
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wine list was poor. Either of poor quality or top end, nothing in the middle. Nobody seemed to have any idea about wine!!
Whatever happened to my favourite dish of Mongolian Lamb ? Please reinstate ASAP. We have been coming for 30 years but not since the pandemic. David Hare

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vipfedericos
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go once a month
Great food great service

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vipAnnabelle
London
7 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great semi private table for 3 and the food was fabulous. Service was really helpful and all together we were all very happy.

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SanjayP
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Been trying to eat here for a while now but always booked up so I was expecting great things. Sadly these were not delivered. We had the second set menu and a couple of additional items.

Duck was above average, bang bang chicken watery when it should be rich and flavoursome, salmon very fatty and tasted of heavy industrial metal, crispy beef superb, rice fragrant enough and not too gloopy.
Service was attentive but pushy and immature, the duck arrived when we had barely got started on the array of starters so we sent it back; they were plainly rushing to get us out and get home.

The wine service was very poor I tasted and the waiter then started to pour into my glass before others (yes it IS important; at this level and these prices they should know how to so it properly). As we came towards the end of the bottle the waiter offered us another one and then tried to walk away with the remaining almost quarter bottle when we declined anyway so I had to call him back and tell him to put it back on the table.

Resting on its ancient laurels. We will be back at Mala Sichuan next time and maybe Lo’s people should slip around the corner for a bit to see how it should be done.

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vipLNL1
London
40 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, friendly staff plenty on the menu to choose from

OJ
OJH666
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always fantastic - a regular haunt that never fails to deliver.
Delicious food, amazing staff.
My favourite place in London.

MK
vipMattK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience2

Food gone down hill - a real shame

If it was an 8 out of 10 three years ago it is now a 3.

Been there many many times over the years but really poor now.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Disappointing

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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
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipdavidb
London
22 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.

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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
4 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service and pleased to be back.

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AlanB
London
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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
45 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

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 795 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.