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Ken Lo's Memories of China, Kensington, no longer with us

Another Friday night, another chinese meal but thankfully better than whats on offer in Chinatown. We had spent the afternoon at the London Beer Festival which was great fun. Even though we had earlier grabbed a lovely lunch at the ever excellent "Langan's Coq D'or" by 8PM we needed sustenance. We left Villa Steve and Boro Tim watching a very dull Middlesbrough game in the "Tournament" pub and set off for some food. As big Matt and ritchie were with me I knew it had to be chinese. We got down to High St Ken and the "Hare and Tortoise" was full so I thought why not try "Memories of China".

I was a little worried as it is a top end restaurant and we were fresh from the beer festival with associated stains. However we were warmly greeted and given a great table in the window. The food was more pricey than our usual post pub places but it was very tasty and the portions were good. We had crispy duck, a couple of mains, rice and noodles, all very good. We had had more than enough alcohol by then so opted for jasmine tea which sorted us out. We were regularly refilled with cold tap water. The bill came in at £25 a head and was properly itemized. All in all I was impressed and would definetly pop back.

Monday, August 10, 2009
Overall rating
Food 8 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 7 | Value for money 7

 

A real shame this shut as it was a great restaurant and always busy. 

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