Zheng Chelsea

4.4
165 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Malaysian
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  • Authentic
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
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.

Special Offers

Cocktail happy hour; 2 for 1

Get two of the same cocktails for the price of one and 10% off the chef's choice menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 2 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 2 people

Starts: 12 December 2018

Ends: 28 February 2019

Availability: Daily 18:00-19:30

What 165 People Are Saying
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London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food ! Really enjoyed the meal and good wines too

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E
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my girlfriend here for her birthday and we were very impressed. It was nice and quiet on a Saturday afternoon. The service and food were both excellent (especially the beef rendang) and they even gave us a special dessert for her birthday. Highly recommended.

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SC
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food, fantastic service, lovely ambience.... will come back for the chilli squid and nasi goreng.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went here for my birthday. The food and the ambiance was amazing. The staff really went out of their way in ensuring that I had a good birthday. Would definitely recommend!

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d
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent authentic Malaysian n Asean inspired menu . Good service .

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f
London
18 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place.
Been 3 times now & every times it delivers.
Modern Asian restaurant with a cool decor
Service is great our waiter was super friendly and very efficient.
Last but not least the FOOD is delicious Asian flavours with a little twist. They have started making cocktail. I had a chilli martini which was so tasty.
highly recommend and will go back.

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AL
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my mother’s birthday with family.
Lovely food, she’s a vegetarian and they had good options for her.
They added a lovely touch for her birthday.
Staff are upbeat and helpful.
Great experience I will definitely return.

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LC
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it. Please try to the aubergine starter. I would have just eaten that and been happy. We shared three mains amongst four people along with vegetables, rice and Singapore noodles. Everything was top notch - full of flavour, spicy without being painful.
The service was great. Really attentive without being ‘in your face’.
I definitely will return.

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V
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Arrived and were quickly seated. We were given drinks menu but had to ask for food menu! We had to ask on 3 separate occasions for the bottle of prosecco and 4 times for the bottle of mineral water (and it was because they had forgotten not that we were impatient)! This is why I have rated them poorly for service, but they somewhat redeemed themselves later on hence two stars. They appear to have enough wait staff, but clearly are disorganised. Perhaps they should write down the order instead of trying to memorise it because that isn’t working out.
The water wasn’t chilled and the drinks were served after appetiser! The prosecco was decent. The complimentary prawn crackers had one cracker that looked like someone had bitten into it. I sure hope they don’t pass uneaten crackers from one table to the next!
The food quality is good but the selection is limited in suiting my tastes (peppercorns or chilli in king prawn dishes isn’t to my liking). Overall it is a nice little restaurant, but at mid/high end prices I expected better.

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We had a reservation for 2pm. On our arrival the restaurant was so busy that we were just standing for 5-10 min till we were noticed. However, food was great. But service charge 12.5% cannot be justified.

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OA
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place to go. The manager was very helpful and friendly and took time to explain the menu. The food presentation was amazing. The food tastes amazing. Well worth the money and drive. Would definitely go again. The staff make the place.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and very helpful staff. A favourite with us!!

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MK
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was amazing but really let down by the service. Drinks took ages to come and when it did only one came and I was told the other had finished so I ordered an alternative. My wifes drink did not have a straw so had to ask. The alternative drink took a very long time to come. The staff serving the food was unprofessional. Starters were not cleared on the table before mains being served. I asked for us to have cuttlery the waiter only brought one set. Other people's food almost got served to us. For the price being paid the service was very very poor. I did not feedback to management as it was my wife's birthday and did not want to ruin the mood. When the bill came I paid and another waiter came 5mins later requesting payment that I had already paid?

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IQ
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, nice environment and good service. The halal option was great. Highly recommend this place and will definitely come here again.

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D
London
6 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2018
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
122 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
4 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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S
London
20 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food and very good service made this meal a really good experience. Loved the flavours of the fusion food and fans of Asian food would love it here.

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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
139 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
4 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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SC
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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