Zheng Chelsea

4.4
150 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Malaysian
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Malaysian Cuisine is known as a fusion of the best of Asia. Our restaurant pays homage to the Malaysian spirit of openness, innovation and "mix and match" to create amazing culinary experiences. As an extension to our highly popular restaurant in Oxford, Zheng Chelsea brings in what we do best to London - delicious food, excellent service and cosy ambiance.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Malaysian, Chinese, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of Operation
Monday 12:00 - 2:30 PM & 6:00 - 11:30 PM

Tuesday 6:00 - 11:30 PM

Wednesday - Friday 12:00 - 2:30 PM & 6:00 - 11:30 PM

Saturday 12:00 - 11:30 PM

Sunday 12:00 - 10:00 PM

bankholiday 12:00 - 11:30 PM
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Phone number
020 7352 0957
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Cross Street
Fulham Road
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Public Transit
4 minutes from South Kensington station.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch
What 150 People Are Saying
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D
London
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We visited Zheng for my daughters birthday. As a family we really enjoy good Malay cooking. This was extremely good. Delicious satay and beef rendang! The staff were charming, and looked after us very well - even taking a Polaroid snapshot of us all at dinner! A lovely touch. And producing a cupcake for her birthday!

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A lovely restaurant down the road from south Kensington station on a quiet corner with street parking after hours. This restaurant was bustling but intimate, set over two floors with a basement bar. The service is personal and friendly but non intrusive. The waiter made excellent suggestions.
Malay food is already a great fusion of Asian cuisine and Zheng did not disappoint. The whole menu is halal (even the duck) and has great vegetable and meat options. The starting platter is a great sharing option to start with generous portions. I had the duck which was cooked to perfection with a wonderful soy sauce.
The bill for two (with no alcohol) was £100 including service. That's obviously pricey but not bad considering the level of cuisine, location and overall service.
Definitely recommend.

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S
London
111 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We took some friends for dinner and they loved the food. We were the food is always good and staff very nice- authentic Malay food.

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Z
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

We went to this restaurant for a work lunch and were offered the set lunch menu which is reasonably good value considering the location. However, the waiter who seated us was quite abrupt throughout our meal and even took away our complimentary prawn crackers before we'd finished. The same waiter was cold, aloof and seemed somewhat irritated the whole time, even though we were one of only 3 other groups in the whole restaurant at the time. The food was okay, although the beef noodle soup left a lot to be desired. I counted 3 bits of beef in the whole thing. The dessert was infinitely better (kueh dadar). Overall, it's a nice place to go for a quick lunch if you don't mind being served by rude waiters.

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CD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Elegant environment with good food. Good for dinner and lunch. I wish the menu is with variety. It has not changed since opening....

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s
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love this restaurant, form the decor, to the food and to the service. The price is very decent as well.

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F
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Delicious food and very good service. Highly recommend the crispy aromatic duck and pancakes, chicken satay skewers and Singapore noodles.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Outstanding customer service. Martin our host was so attentive and made sure our needs were catered for. Very relaxed environment with nice food and is great for special occasions like birthdays.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great authentic food and first class service, could not wish for more on what was a lovely evening meal.

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MA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was amazing! Was abit disappointing that we never got a cupcake with a candle in it for my husbands birthday even though I’d made the restaurant aware of his birthday. Also never got a Polaroid picture taken which I know other people who have eaten there have had one taken and given to them. Other than that, the service was good, it wasn’t loud and affordable.

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MS
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing ambiance and lovely food. Service was perfect as well.

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KX
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Trendy asian restaurant, excellent food and nice ambient

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely dinner with helpful service. Good location and brilliant décor. Would definitely eat here again.

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JR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Fantastic food great ambiance
Lovely place and would recommend it

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CT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Overall a good experience. Nicely decorated.But With the same price I was expecting better food quality.

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GS
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Great atmosphere and service in a fabulous neighbourhood. Tasty and filling food, discrete choice of Asian dishes (mainly Chinese/Malaysian). I found the meal slightly too rich and overpriced though.
Despite that I’d recommend it: overall is a good restaurant and the walk around the neighbourhood is worth the price.

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CV
Thailand
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had Assam pedas dish which was on point 👌🏼
The house cocktails were also amazing

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ES
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. I definitely recommend it for special occasions.

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BC
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

The staff were polite, the service was quiet prompt my party was 8 people celebrating a special ocassion, we went during the week so this probably helped with the food being delivered prompt. Great location.

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S
London
137 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

The roti canai & chicken curry were good. The rest was just average. Maybe we ordered the wrong dishes but everything tasted pretty much the same. Very quiet at lunchtime. Sadly wasn’t overly impressed.

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d
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scrumptious food, great ambience, authentic Malaysian cuisine.

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T
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved the food and the service was top quality. Abit more selection of the dessert will make it the perfect dinner occasion.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall it was excellent.

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TD
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We met up with family visiting from overseas at Zheng. It was really fresh and tasty asian cuisine. The service was faultless. There were many options on the menu, which made it easy for everyone in our party to find something that suited them. We especially enjoyed the cereal shrimp dish.

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SE
London
7 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last night my family and I celebrated my birthday at Zheng and it is not an exaggeration when I say it was an absolutely perfect dinner. I couldn't believe how I'd never come across this restaurant before. The quality of the food is superb and the taste incredible. To top it all off, even without my family prompting him to do so, the owner gave us a dessert with a candle on it, decorated to say happy birthday, played a birthday tune, got us a card and signed it personally and even took a gorgeous photo of us on a polaroid camera.

I truly believe that his passion to make his restaurant the best it can be came across in the food and the service we received. I absolutely implore anyone who is considering visiting this restaurant or on the hunt for a new destination for dinner to try this place. You will not regret it.

For those who drive, don't be put off that it is in Kensington, we found a parking spot 2 roads behind the restaurant that was free. It took us 4 minutes at most to walk to the restaurant.

If I could give any feedback to the restaurant it would be that you couldn't tell from the outside that the building was a restaurant. If they could advertise more on the outside, say put a stand displaying the menu, or invest in a tasteful billboard of sorts, I think they'd be unbelievably successful.

I congratulate the owners of this restaurant and hope you can maintain this level of quality for a long time in the future, and I thank you for letting me have such a wonderful and memorable birthday.

Maryam

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GC
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time at Zheng Chelase and it was a surprising discovery. Having lived in Asia for 5 years my point of reference and benchmark for Asian food (which is VERY diverse) is very high. Zheng certainly meets the standard and the cuisine is genuine and delivered with confidence. The only plate we were mildly disappointed with is the Pekin duck... in London they insist on making it very crispy which is not comparable to the juicy Pekin duck you’ll get in Hong Kong or the mainland (China). Having said that it was tasty... I would not hesitate to return and taste the remainder of the menu.

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CM
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Having lived in Malaysia for four years and enjoyed some of the best local home cooked and restaurant cuisine, we felt that the cooking at Zheng is high quality and authentically Malaysian. Nasi Lemak was particularly good. Nice relaxed ambience and attentive service made for an excellent meal. Prices are eye-watering for Malaysia but quite modest for Kensington. Highly recommended.

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W
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have dined at Zheng several times. Visited Zheng with friends who had not been before. As always - Friendly staff, lovely food and good service. The staff always help pick food if you havent tried it before as this was the case with my guests. Everyone enjoyed it!

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SL
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our fourth visit to Zheng and we brought Australian friends, who had lived in Hong Kong about 30 years and travelled extensively in Malaysia The meal was a complete success and all the dishes highly appreciated. Thank you!.

When next in town we will be back.

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GA
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent ambience, delicious food and delightful, attentive staff. My friends from Singapore were impressed, particularly by our starter platter, and by the Nasi Goreng. I also thought it was great value for money. I shall definitely be back again soon.

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SB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good quality food, a bit pricey but definitely a cut above your regular local Chinese restaurant.

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g
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Overpriced! Food was nothing special and pecking duck was not fresh.

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LG
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant was recommended by friends who heard about it but haven’t been. We are so pleased to have gone and loved the food and atmosphere. Service was excellent! Will be back!

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OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Good food, nice people, slow and spotty service

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R
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff went out of their way to make us very comfortable and as it was my wife’s birthday, they gave her a card and took nice instant photos of her. Food was great and authentic also.

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l
Adelaide
11 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Calm seating, ie not within elbow room of neighbouring diners, on the contrary plenty of buffer room. Our waiter was spot on with his recommendations for our palates- the spiciness tempered by sweetness. I recommend the beef with aubergine accompanied by Penfolds Autumn Riesling. A very relaxing dinner - thank you all.

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JR
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a lovely restaurant, with delicious authentic Malaysian cuisine, attentive service, and good prices. Good for large groups or intimate meals. They are definitely worth a visit!

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C
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

The waiter and waitresses were good , because we were late, but they did not rush us to finish our lunch, before closing time.
The choice for the lunch menu was limited.

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BS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great food, service &, for Chelsea, reasonable wine list. All very tasty with Peking duck and beef w/cumin being particularly good.

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VG
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We visit Malaysia every few years and love the food. At Zheng we were not disappointed. The flavours were authentic and tasty, the presentation was surprisingly classy - never seen Malaysian cuisine look so pretty and tantalising, including the desserts. Service was excellent, friendly and efficient. We visited on a Monday and were the only diners by the time we started our mains, but for us that added to the experience rather than detracted. Pricey for Malaysian for, but not surprising for Chelsea, and as we said, this was upmarket Malaysian cuisine. For us it was a perfect treat...

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