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Kym's

19 Bloomberg Arcade, London , United Kingdom, EC4N 8AR
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Monday - Saturday 12h00 - 15h00 & 17h30 - 23h00
Sunday: 12h00 - 18h00

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  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About Kym's

Chef Andrew Wong’s latest restaurant, Kym’s, has opened at the Bloomberg Arcade in the City of London in October 2018. Named after his parents’ restaurant in Victoria in 1985, Kym’s focuses on modern premium casual Chinese food (with a special emphasis on the ancient craft of Chinese roasting meats), Chinese-inspired cocktails and a relaxed and comfortable interior.

Cuisine: Chinese
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 20 January 2019

The carrots as a replacement for the Fries were a little disappointing. Generally amazing though.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 January 2019

1. Our starters were served to the wrong table. This only became apparent at the end. 2. Disappointing no Bao Bao served on Sundays since this was the star attraction. 3. Food temperature was unsatisfactory - perhaps left waiting for a long time before being served. 4. Only one server for whole of top floor made it very difficult to get her attention. 5. Food quality disappointing apart from good Peking duck and Sichuan aubergine. A grated carrot dish (substitute for Uighur fries) was hopeless - overcooked and no flavour. Very disappointed.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 January 2019

We went on Sunday which (although is good value), I would not recommend. The food that we ordered as part of the roast was cold. We ordered two dishes on top of that and they were piping hot. Everything was very rushed and the wine certainly was not what I would call free-flowing - everytime you wanted another glass, you had to order one and it came from the bar, not from the bottle. The food was delicious but the service abysmal. We had a lovely waitress who clearly knew what she was doing but she just could not manage the rest of the section alone and was constantly telling other staff members off for not clearing tables / bringing incorrect plate of food. I would return but after all the hype has passed and certainly not again on a Sunday. Disappointing as A Wong is excellent and well executed.

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Visited On Friday, 18 January 2019

Was a little worried as I heard service was sometimes not great, not no complaints. It was brilliant. Very attentive and the food came very fast. Dishes were delicious.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 January 2019

Attentive staff, spacious, inviting, excellent food and drinks

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Visited On Friday, 18 January 2019

Food was very average, which was disappointing as a lot of friends and colleagues had recommended this place for our special evening. The waiters however were very attentive and made up for the bland food

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Visited On Friday, 18 January 2019

Enjoyed everything and will be back. Staff could be better. Asked where the toilet was and good a very abrupt response. Broken glass flying down from the upper level but still would recommend and the food was delicious 😋

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Incredibly tasty food, amazing cocktails and a fantastic atmosphere. We'll definitely come back to Kym's.

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Visited On Friday, 18 January 2019

Not as good as the Victoria restaurant but excellent nevertheless. Great food at a reasonable price with good service.

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 January 2019

I liked the Sesamin cracker, and Roasted pork belly.

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Great food, lovely venue, attentive staff, excellent non alcoholic drinks list

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 January 2019

We attended the Kym's/Seedlip dinner pairing a 4 course meal with matched non-alcoholic cocktails designed for the night. This was a revelation: brilliant and innovative dishes with really interesting cocktails which had all the power and complexity of real cocktails with no alcohol. The food was brilliantly sourced in terms of ingredients, very cleverly spiced and structured and very satisfying. My favourites? Probably the noodles, the daikon starter and the dessert bun, but all excellent. Great value too! Also really enjoyed the entertaining Q&A. We will definitely return

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Food was good value for money. Favourite dishes: mushroom bun, knife cut noodles, tempura beans. We went for the collaboration with Seedlip. Unfortunately service was very confusing and it was unclear which dish was intended for which table. Nonetheless an enjoyable evening overall.

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Really enjoyable evening. We shared 3 starters and 2 of the larger plates, this was more than enough food for two. With 4 cocktails total bill was c.£90. The restaurant is nicely decorated and well laid out with plenty of room at each table. Nice atmosphere as well, not too loud or quiet. Would recommend.

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Surprisingly tasty and accessible. Already recommended it to several people.

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 January 2019

I expected something different from a chef with Michelin credentials the food was really not as good as some restaurants in Chinatown. To begin with my companion and I could not read the menu properly as the lighting was so dim even the waiter acknowledged it was very dark to read. My starter tiger prawns on a skewer was blanketed with what i can only think was puffed rice that tasted like cardboard, so I peeled all that off only to find the prawns tasted of nothing at all. Quarter crispy duck with some spring onions and oversized paintbrush to put plum sauce on the pancake must be some sort of joke. we followed with the three meat dish which was just ok and steamed rice which was a bowl of stuck together stodge. The only saving grace was the water and the wine the staff were good and the loos again so dark, a guide dog would have been helpful. Don't think Michelin will be knocking on this door.

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Visited On Monday, 14 January 2019

Loved it!!! Food amazing Surroundings great Staff helpful

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Visited On Sunday, 13 January 2019

Excellent Sunday lunch - food, wine and service all outstanding.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 January 2019

The expectation set by the attractive space was not delivered by the staff or the food. Food was mostly tasty, but the portions were very small. I know it was the £25 Sunday roast menu, but among three of us we had to share tiny portions of the 'for the table' dishes. Individual roast portions were ok but not at all generous. When we asked for one more (very small) bowl of rice, we were charged £2.50 - that's just mean. Not only that but, despite there being about a dozen front of house staff for about a dozen customers, they were inattentive. We had to chase two of the sharing dishes. Very underwhelmed and won't return. I'll get my Chinese food in Chinatown from now on. Has Andrew Wong over-extended himself? Style over substance in this case.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 January 2019

Great atmosphere, wonderful staff. Main courses were a bit small for the cost of the meal. Chicken and pork belly were lovely, char siu was ok. Love the tofu and the rice crackers. Fantastic cocktails. Yuzu negroni was memorable.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 January 2019

Absolutely fantastic

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Visited On Friday, 11 January 2019

Food is excelllent with pleasant service in friendly atmosphere

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Visited On Thursday, 10 January 2019

Service could have been a bit more friendly and a bit more passion about describing the food and serving it when it arrived

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Visited On Friday, 11 January 2019

Great date night and amazing food! The final bill was definitely way cheaper what was expected!

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Visited On Thursday, 10 January 2019

Food was delicious, and a great value, but service and staff need improvement. Our waiter’s English was so limited we got several wrong dishes, as well as wrong drinks. Over time it became comical, but also quite frustrating.

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