Lam's Chinese Restaurant, King St, Hammersmith, classic chinese where I've had some top nights out.

It's had been a while since Big Matt and I had been to our old haunt "Lam's" and it had lost none of it's allure. Back when Matt lived in Chiswick no night out on Chiswick High Road or Hammersmith was complete without a trip to Lam's. It is a great little local chinese. It's not going to drag you over to especially eat there but if you are out in the area or live nearby it should be top of your list. I've had some great nights in there like the time Villa Steve ran off from the table when he caught a smell of the saki we had ordered or the time I took my future wife there after a wine tasting in Syon Park and fell asleep in my sweet and sour pork. However mostly we go there after a few drinks for a very tasty chinese, served by charming staff and at a reasonable price.

Last night we were meant to be at a pub quiz in the Cross Keys but we missed the start so rather than go mad on a school night we thought we would venture to Lam's. It was empty apart from another table who entertained us with some singing. We were served quickly but in a friendly fashion. The free prawn crackers are a nice touch. We had lovely seasoned seaweed, tasty capital spare ribs. half a duck which was slightly too much for two and some fried rice and sweet and sour chicken. The rice in particular was excellent. All washed down with a Tsing Tao.

It was really nice to go back to an old favourite and see that it was just as good as ever. I hope my next visit is not too far off

Friday, October 02, 2009
Overall rating
Food 8 | Service 9 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 9


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