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Square Meal Review of Mr Chow ?

Almost unchanged since launching in 1968, Mr Chow still manages to feel remarkably modern. With its chrome lampshades, marble floors, handsome Josef Hoffmann chairs and witty trio of gilded ducks hanging overheard, the glamorous dining room has been the playground of supermodels and jet-setters over the years, maintaining a hold over those who wouldn’t blink at paying £15 for an uninspired Lychee Martini. The food is pure nostalgic comfort – plates of jumbo battered prawns, nuggets of soft deep-fried pork in a sweet-and-sour sauce, minced chicken and lettuce wraps, black cod in oyster sauce. If a touch of theatre is required, order the glistening roast duck and watch it paraded through the restaurant, before marvelling at the quaintly archaic dessert trolley. Dickey-bowed service can be a lottery – waiters are either curt or charm personified.

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  1. You don’t hear much about Mr Chow these days. In the 90’s, you weren’t anybody if you didn’t get papped leaving this high end Chinese restaurant in Knightsbridge. It has always been on my list though, so we popped along for dinner.

    It was far smaller than I expected. We were seated in the ground floor dining room which is split into two sections by a huge glass divider. The tables were ludicrously close together – once wedged in it was actually impossible to go for a wee without completely moving ours and our neighbours table...
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  • Address: 151 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7PA
  • Telephone: 020 7589 7347
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12.30-3pm 7pm-12M

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