Review on Zheng Chelsea
Zheng restaurant first hit the headlines when The Times restaurant critic and columnist, Giles Coren said it was possibly the best authentic Chinese-Malyasian in the country. Well now husband and wife team Izlinda Baharom and Adam Abdullah, the duo behind the Oxford branch have headed to London with the opening of Zheng Chelsea. Located in the former premises of Brasserie Gustave, it is located just four minutes walk from South Kensington station, at the Fulham Road end of Sydney Street.
Taking its name from the 15th century Chinese admiral Zheng He, the former townhouse conversion is set over two floors with a lounge bar occupying the basement. A sleek minimalist space, it features wooden floors and luxurious olive green velvet banquettes set against elegant black wooden tables. Black pendant lighting dangles from the ceiling and hand-printed wallpaper adorns the walls, while a skylight towards the rear of the restaurant floods the area with natural light.
If you want the knowledgeable staff to devise your own menu, they are more than happy to do so, or otherwise you could opt for the Zheng's starter platter suitable for two people consisting of satay chicken skewer, sesame prawn on toast, salt and pepper squid, vegetarian spring roll and seaweed salad. Main courses worth considering are Rendang beef, a classic Malay dish of slow cooked beef with a coconut based spicy sauce or for fish fans there's steamed seabass with a light soya sauce and spring onion.
The concise wine list has been chosen carefully to complement the spicy food and offers something for everyone in terms of budget and taste.
Malaysian / Chinese
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm Mon & Wed-Fri (All day Sat & Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 11.30pm Mon & Wed-Fri (10.00pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express