Ken Lo's Memories of China

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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.
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vipCarlita
London
8 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
187 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.

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AbdullahA
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I had good customer service
And good atmosphere

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DavidD
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit. We were warmly received , all the staff were helpful and friendly. Food was tasty. We will certainly return .

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always was great

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PerkinF
London
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

this is a wonderful time to have a good and real hongkong style restaurant in town!

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LuigiC
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

"very nice and authentic Chinese food, lovely and helpful staff.
High recommended"

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vipAbbeyHJ
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My family and I have been eating at Memories for 30 years and it's as good today as it was in the 80's. The toasted seaweed and the banana fritters take me back to my childhood! The ambience is relaxed and the volume isn't too loud so our party of 7 didn't have to shout to be heard. The service is a little slow but the portions are huge and delicious and well worth the wait. Given how generous the quantities are and the quality, Memories is very good value. Super place for bigger parties and celebrations, we can't wait to have another excuse to dine here. Highly recommended

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vipSophieL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was so bad. Just unbelievable.

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vipMickyStA
London
15 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great to be back

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LucyB
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been coming here for years and the standard remains as high as ever, the food is consistently excellent, service great and the restaurant is lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Booking a table with opentable means getting a worst table in the restaurant usually next to the kitchen enterence

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AL82
London
14 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Good food and service, let down a little by the somber atmosphere.

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vipVikki
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is served extremely fast. The food is very good but the enviro has changed over the years

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sono tornata a distanza di qualche anno come cena finale di una breve vacanza con mio cugino.
Mangiato benissimo tutto molto squisito.
Staff molto cortese e simpatico.
Servizio eccellente.
Piatti abbondanti.
Da non dimenticare.
Per chi viene da queste parti è d' obbligo andare.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ci tornerò sicuramente, pasto magnifico, dalla location alla cucina,ma soprattutto al servizio,
tutto perfetto!

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2londonas
London
7 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a smart Chinese restaurant in Belgravia. The staff are European and the food has been adapted to European tastes.
The dishes are bright and well presented, but a little high on sugar. Some are more successful than others. The prices are reasonable for the area.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food is outstanding.
The service, while friendly was very slow to start. Did not know who our waiter was for first 15 minutes.

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NadineP
London
6 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food slightly bland I have to say. Maybe unlucky with my order. Service good. Overall was ok but wouldn’t rush back sorry.

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vipMajedh
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Very good food, one of the best in London

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I ordered sweet & sour pork. It was nice but the sauce was odd - mostly sour. I told them and asked them to taste it. The chef was brand new and he agreed. Then I had chicken with black bean, it was good. Mostly, though, the service was great

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Luigipri50
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A superb restaurant which never disappoint: its food is always very tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Ventilation needs to be better, food is good filling

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vipmuji
London
36 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Good ish spot for Sunday lunch , was a bit rushed and service did their beat but understaffed
Food solid , not quite royal china but above average

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SusanneH
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Such a disappointment. We have been eating at Ken Lo’s Memories of China for more than 30 years, but this was our last time. Food was acceptable but expensive and the service very poor.

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GeorgeH
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our guest had last eaten at Memories of China 40 years ago.
He said it had lost nothing in quality over the years.
We don't have his age-old yardstick to make the comparison, but our evening was highly enjoyable, excellent food and service combined with a happy stroll down memory lane.

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MikeM
London
14 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good selection of main dishes - my party had the fixed price menu which was good value for money. Meal for 3 with two bottles of wine came to £175 which for Belgravia is a bargain.

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DeianT
London
19 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent menu, good food and service, pleasant ambience,

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Joshi036
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We booked this restaurant on it’s good name and had high expectations. What a disappointment, average food and unfriendly poor service on this occasion. Dissatisfied customers.

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