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Ken Lo's Memories of China

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824 reviews
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£26 to £40
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 824 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.0
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TP12
London
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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JaneyT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

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gissie
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food a little expensive and staff need more training

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vipLondoner
London
14 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great lunch with a friend in a lovely restaurant. Good value set menu with friendly and efficient staff. Would highly recommend. The food was delicious.

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Janna
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely. Thanks a lot.

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cnvsb
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we have had there (and we have had many.) One of the waiters overheard it was our daughter's birthday and, quite unprompted brought her a little cake. A wonderful touch at the end of a lovely meal.

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vipkj1234
Berlin
10 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience1

I hardly ever bother writing a review but this one really annoyed me. The restaurant is not taking part in the ‚eat out, help out‘ scheme. Even the waitress did not know why. Had I known I would have gone elsewhere, there’s enough choice in the area. The food was adequate given the extortionate prices, service was attentive and lovely.

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SueB
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Food very poor worst Chinese food we have ever had, staff and champagne very good.
Very fatty ribs, heavily battered Kung po king prawns awful, poor quality beef fillet below average Cantonese chicken again quite heavily battered.
Avoid here until they get some decent chefs

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DebbieL
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful meal again I had at Ken Lo's Memories of China, I will definitely be back.

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Y2kriss
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent!!

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RK007
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although restaurant was very quiet during this period ambience was still lovely with warm and receptive staff. Excellent food. One of our favourite chinese restaurants in London

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PhilipB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great meal, superb food. Ambience was hard to gage because of covid-19.

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vipPAC06
London
12 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a class above the other local restaurants, very easy to understand why it has been successful for so long, food and service are both first class.

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vipfedericos
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Memories of China is reliable, it’s personnel welcoming

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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
189 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
6 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
Kent
2 reviews
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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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 824 OpenTable diners.

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