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Like its evergreen septuagenarian owner, Michael Chow, this Knightsbridge institution seems to defy the sands of time. Almost 50 years down the line, it’s as handsome and elegant as ever with its chrome lampshades, monochrome colour schemes and artwork from the likes of Peter Blake. The restaurant’s rather sexy old-school demeanour lures in rich ‘new Knightsbridge’ types and corporate wallets – none of whom wince at the £30 price tag for a dish of citrus-flavoured crispy beef. The reason? When it comes to Chinese comfort food, few places can deliver quite like Mr Chow. There’s hardly a dish we don’t adore, from the sticky glazed prawns to lettuce wraps of minced spiced chicken, mixed seafood awash in a gooey white wine sauce, and – of course – the dessert trolley. Chow’s original vision of Chinese food served by Italian waiters happily lives on, epitomised by a charming maître d'.


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Mr Chow

151 Knightsbridge ,London SW1X 7PA

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by   gold reviewer (35)

Jul 2011

I took a client here for a work lunch last week and came away with very mixed views. We had the fixed price menu; a starter and main course each for £24. The food was very good (prawns with walnuts and the fried okra, followed by crispy fried beef and salt and pepper chicken) and portions were very large – there were a lot of leftovers. We had two beers, a coke and a tomato juice and the bill was £75. However there was no atmosphere at lunch; only 2 other tables were taken downstairs and the whole...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 1
  • Atmosphere: 1
  • Value: 6

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Mr Chow

151 Knightsbridge ,London SW1X 7PA

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Feb 2011

After my dear friend offered to buy us both dinner at Mr Chow's, I was suitably excited but after the warm welcome from the girl on the front desk, and being accommodated without a reservation, our waiter service swiftly became hurried and without care. I had been told the food was the best in London and it was indeed very nice, particularly the sticky prawns with walnuts but for the amount it cost, there are plenty in Chinatown that are of equal quality and infinitely cheaper, a view confirmed when...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 1
  • Atmosphere: 5
  • Value: 1

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151 Knightsbridge ,London SW1X 7PA

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Aug 2010

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Very poor price/quality ratio. Not at all authentic. Non transparent with invoice (impossible to understand). Spring rolls are probably frozen! Not at all friendly but very commercial. This place needs to change management or close down!! Worst Chines experience In London.

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  • Food & Drink: 2
  • Service: 2
  • Atmosphere: 2
  • Value: 1

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151 Knightsbridge ,London SW1X 7PA

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Jan 2010

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Having returned from a magnificent holiday in St Barts, it has to be said that my wife and I experienced our worst restaurant experience in many years at Mr Chow in London. The waiters looked dishevelled, unhappy and were difficult to understand throughout the evening. We were ushered to an empty room upstairs with no atmosphere and loud tasteless pop music – we were made to feel privileged for this. As foodies, we had looked forward to a pleasant evening at Mr Chow, and yet we ended up reminding...

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  • Food & Drink: 4
  • Service: 1
  • Atmosphere: 1
  • Value: 1

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151 Knightsbridge ,London SW1X 7PA

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Nov 2009

avoid at all costs! i was utterly abused and humiliated when i took my parents and sister to Mr chow in London. After fine experiences in LA and NY, i decided to try the London address a couple of weeks ago. I never opened the menu. when the maitre d' came, i ordered crispy duck for four. The maitre d', Marcelo, said he would arrange some openers and bring my duck after that. instead, he forced 8 plates upon us, refused to take back the extra prawns and steak which i never ordered but he served...

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 1
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 4

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    Samphire and Salsify :: Mr Chow, Knightsbridge | Samphire and Salsify

    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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Essential Details for Mr Chow

  • Address: 151 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7PA
  • Telephone: 020 7589 7347
  • Opening Times: Mon-Sun 12.30-3pm 7pm-12M
  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Area: Knightsbridge
  • Price: £64.00
  • Wine: £32.00
  • Champagne: £80.00
  • Private Dining: 10,40,70

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