Jenny Lo closed permanently in 2019
Things move fast at this utilitarian pan-Asian café, which keeps the crowds happy and tables turning during the lunchtime and early-evening rush. Set up by the daughter of the late Ken Lo, whose suave restaurant Memories of China is round the corner, Jenny’s gaff is a lifesaver for time-strapped lunch-breakers and others on the move. Large paper menus are slapped down on refectory-style wooden tables, and punters pick from a concise list of Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese dishes ranging from bowls seafood laksa, chilli-beef soup or Singapore noodles to long-cooked pork belly with mushrooms on sticky rice, braised Szechuan-style aubergines and other dishes with sub-£10 price tags. Saké, Tiger beer and elderflower fizz offer liquid refreshment, along with cleansing green jasmine tea. Cash only; takeaways and local deliveries, too.