Zheng Chelsea 22

4 Sydney Street , London, SW3 6PP

SquareMeal Review of Zheng Chelsea

Zheng Chelsea might look more high-end than the original Zheng in Oxford, but it serves the same excellent Chinese-Malaysian food. On the former Brasserie Gustave site between Fulham Road and King’s Road, it occupies a townhouse conversion with a ground-floor dining room of dark woods, velvet upholstery and hand-printed wallpaper, with a lounge bar in the basement. It is a refined setting for cooking that although prettily presented, isn’t afraid to let rip with the spicing. Seafood was our highlight. Faultless crispy squid with a scattering of finely chopped chilli and spring onion, and deep-fried prawns rolled in oats with curry leaf, both combined a brilliant balance of light batter and squeaky-fresh meat. But we were also impressed by beef rendang in which hot spice and cooling coconut were held in equal check in a rich curry, beef with aubergine, heady with garlic and soy sauce, and skewers of springy chicken satay with the authentically Malaysian touch of raw onion to cut through the peanut sauce. Side orders such as green beans with minced chicken and the shock of lip-numbing Szechuan pepper are just as diverting, and a pud of coconut pancakes was so good we ordered it twice. Wines have been well chosen to match the spice, while service is sweet and welcoming. The restaurant was pretty quiet on our weeknight visit, although we hear weekends are much busier; cooking this good deserves full houses every night. 

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Zheng Chelsea Signature Dishes Taste of Malaysia: From £42.90

From a set menu. ** all 4 courses for £49.90 (min for 2 or more) ** 3 courses £42.90 (with first or second course - min for 2 or more)

From: 01 July 2018

To: 30 September 2018

Max: 20

Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

South Kensington Tube Station 367m

Gloucester Road Tube Station 992m

Address

Address: 4 Sydney Street , London SW3 6PP

Area: Chelsea

Opening times

Mon-Fri 5.30-11pm Sat-Sun 12M-11pm (Sun -10pm)

Nearby Landmarks

Chelsea Common 294m

Michelin House 299m

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Telephone: 020 7352 0957

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Cuisine: Malaysian Chinese

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Special offers

Zheng Chelsea Signature Dishes Taste of Malaysia: From £42.90

From: 01 July 2018

To: 30 September 2018

Max: 20

Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

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