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Launceston Place
Launceston Place

Launceston Place Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.launcestonplace-restaurant.co.uk/
  • Email: lpevents@danddlondon.com
  • Phone: 0207 937 6912
  • Hours of Operation:
    Wednesday - Sunday: 12pm - 2:30pm

    Tuesday - Saturday: 6pm - 10pm

    Sunday: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Modern European, British
  • Executive Chef: Tim Allen
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Chef's Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit:
    Gloucester Road or South Kensington tube stations.
  • Parking: No
A word from Launceston Place
Nestled in the quaint residential streets of Kensington, Michelin star-winning Launceston Place is a hidden gem. Passionate about using the best of Great British produce and with a constantly changing seasonal menu using simple ingredients, the restaurant has received 4 AA Rosettes, while the wine list has won Tatler Best Wine List Award, the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine and Notable Wine List 2013 by the AA guide.Continued
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Awards voted by toptable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambience
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Very fine dining yet one is made to feel at home & relaxed. Others may offer fine dining but make you feel out of place. The staff at Launceston are wonderfully welcoming & made our evening very special. We would love to visit more often but our limited resources mean the occasions have to be "rationed"."
    dined on 10/04/2014
  • "A truly excellent restaurant with a very pleasant ambiance with attentive service and beautifully served food, come highly recommended"
    dined on 05/04/2014
  • "Fabulous food, fine dinning, friendly staff and on your pocket (lunchtimes) Would recommend lunch for special occasions"
    dined on 03/04/2014
  • "Three of us had an excellent lunch on Mother's Day. We were eating early so we were near to other families dining early with small children (who were all well behaved). The staff took everything in their stride and seemed to very flexible in providing food, plates etc for children. Wine prices are not cheap but the selection is good,"
    dined on 30/03/2014
  • "Good taster menu which was interesting although not outstanding. I am allergic to shellfish but they worked around this for me by omitting the shellfish and giving me a bit extra of the other ingredients on the plate. Service was very efficient if a bit stand offish. Supplement of £7 for the cheese I felt was a bit much. As a taster menu it should either included or not part of the menu. The cheese was good and there was a good serving. Dessert not particularly exciting. Wine list quite extensive but also very expensive. I am glad we tried it and would recommend it with the caution that this is not La Gavroche, which is exceptional."
    dined on 29/03/2014
  • "You can see why they have a Micehlin star. Food is incredible, attention to detail great, but its premium price as you'd expect so for most of us it's one to save up for and really appreciate as a rare treat!"
    dined on 29/03/2014
  • "We had the tasting menu. Normally there's something that one of us is not keen on, but this was simply fantastic. Was very impressed by the wines selected too. Couldn't fault it. not cheap mind."
    dined on 28/03/2014
  • "Amazing food - great wine list - and genuinely warm service Would be back again"
    dined on 27/03/2014
  • "Great food, winelist, ambience and staff In a word - awesome Highly recommended"
    dined on 24/03/2014
  • "Everything was superb about this restaurant. Attentive service, sublime food, and a warm welcome."
    dined on 23/03/2014
  • "set lunch at 30 is superb, and comes with canapes and an amuse bouche as well. Food and service are excellent"
    dined on 14/03/2014
  • "Tasting menu on Saturday evening. My wife is pregnant and the waiter took care of knowing what to do to make the menu compliant with the pregnancy. Food was very good, service as well. A very good evening."
    dined on 15/03/2014
  • "Excellent £30 set lunch menu, outstanding food, delightful presentation and great service. Ideal for a casual business lunch."
    dined on 13/03/2014
  • "Not only the food and the wine were exceptional but the people working were awfully kind and helpful Thanks to everybody"
    dined on 12/03/2014
  • "Ambiance, food, service - all excellent. Let's themselves down with horrendous mark-ups on wine. Either reduce mark-ups on higher-priced wines or search for better value-for-money wines (and the punters will drink more!)."
    dined on 13/03/2014
  • "Always tasty, interesting food, cosy rooms and excellent service. The cheese trolley is always very good."
    dined on 09/03/2014
  • "On my first visit to this resturant I opted for the £30 set 3 course lunch menu. The menu offered three choices per course; one meat, one fish and one vegetarian. The food across all three courses was excellently presented and had the flavour to match. The three courses were nicely complemented by fresh baked bread, two canapes and an amuse buche of cauliflower foam with curried lentils. Service throughout was attentive without being intrusive. Overall an excellent experience."
    dined on 07/03/2014
  • "We booked for pre theatre dinner and even with a limited menu it was hard to chose. The food presentation was very handsome and showed real skill and the tastes were perfectly balanced. The service was faultless, friendly and relaxed with just the right touch of formality to suit the surroundings. We particularly liked the selection of half bottles as we were able to vary our wine choices and were still able to enjoy the later performance. Having a tight time schedule, we were able to leave at exactly the right time because of the thoughtful efficiency of the staff. A very enjoyable experience."
    dined on 04/03/2014
  • "Food very tasty and good, but at last a restaurant where the noise level is low, so low that you have that impression of being at home, with delighful cooking - not mine. Careful with the wines prices are high but those Burgundies are top. Ill go back for vaccination purposes"
    dined on 01/03/2014
  • "Met friends here for pre show lunch. Food was outstanding. I especially loved the amuse bouche, the duck egg starter and the bramley and custard dessert. All bursting with flavour. Service was friendly and not stuffy particularly as a long delay on our train journey meant we were a few minutes late. We were just sorry not to be able to try the cheese and coffee with petit fours as we had to rush off for the show which was very handily just a few minutes walk away. A lovely afternoon."
    dined on 01/03/2014
  • "We loved the relaxed atmosphere, excellent food and outstanding service. A real hidden gem! We went for a birthday treat and it did not disappoint from start to finish, even the birthday cake was fine dining....we will definitely return again."
    dined on 25/02/2014
  • "Really enjoyed Launceston Place. The menu was quite varied and had a nice use of seasonal ingredients. Presentation of every dish was creative and added to the overall experience. Every dish we tried was excellent. The menu was complemented by a very good wine list with a variety of choices and price points. Would definitely recommend to my foodie friends or someone looking for a classy venue for a special occasion."
    dined on 24/02/2014
  • "We dined at Launceston place as a birthday treat for my son and myself. The service was very good. Attentive, friendly and knowledgeable about food and in particular the wines. The whole table of 5 had the tasting menu, accompanied by the wine flight. My particular favourite was the starter: Cevennes Onions. Two others enjoyed the Wagyu beef rump. We also loved the herb infused ice cubes in our Hendricks and tonic, along with the lovely glass jugs holding the tonic."
    dined on 22/02/2014
  • "Fantastic food, and great value as part of the D&D special menu. Champagne that came with the deal needed to be requested - I always feel that this should be mentioned by the restaurant, but was included eventually. Otherwise the service was great, comfortable seats, and an interesting dining room. We had a lovely, unhurried meal and would recommend the restaurant."
    dined on 22/02/2014
  • "Having just visited a 2 star Michelin restaurant and experienced the tasting menu, we were completely blown away by just how good Launceston Place was! Hard pushed to distinguish between the two! Menu choices were good. Service was fantastic and staff were charming, friendly and helpful. Food was so delicious I can't wait to return! Every course a hit with wonderful canapés and amuse bouche! Matthew Fort was on the next table thoroughly enjoying his meal too which is always a good sign."
    dined on 20/02/2014
  • "Excellent all round with prompt and courteous service. From the 'amuse bouches' (parmesan crisp something..opened up the taste buds..) to the desserts, the tastes were wonderful. Great mixes (pork belly and scallop held together by I believe a carrot puree [?]) , tastes that combined well...and the passion fruit soufflé was a gem. Loved my Wagyu fillet and shoulder. Excellent value in my opinion."
    dined on 20/02/2014
  • "This is my second time here and I'm a satisfied customer yet again! Wonderful food combined with fantastic service make for a perfect dining experience. Thank you."
    dined on 16/02/2014
  • "We used to go to Launceston place for many years but then the quality of both the food and the service became poor. We felt the old standards had returned"
    dined on 16/02/2014
  • "This restaurant is definitely worth a visit. Food is very well prepared and the whole experience is definitely special."
    dined on 15/02/2014
  • "We really did love the food and loved the place. We booked a table for 14.30, only down side was we felt the customer service tailored off towards the end...shame really. In spite of that one minor thing I would recommend it. It really so easily could have been full 5 stars for all items."
    dined on 14/02/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Lauceston Place for Valentine`s day and we are very impressed with the food. The wine choice is also quite good, you can find wines in all price ranges. It`s a quite expensive place but it has to be because you get what you pay for and the price at Lauceston is just as high as their quality. I`d love to go there again and I highly recommend it for special occasions or just to spoil yourself and your loved one."
    dined on 14/02/2014
  • "Had lunch on Friday - we chose the set menu and the food was superb. Everything on the plate had clearly been cooked with love and care. The service was also excellent - friendly and always there when we wanted them but never intrusive. Some of our top hotels could learn a lot from this front of house team."
    dined on 14/02/2014
  • "Everything tasted great but veggie menu could've been more creative and I left hungry...."
    dined on 14/02/2014
  • "We had the market menu - 3 courses for £52. Interesting dishes; perhaps a slighter wider choice would be better? The food was superb; wonderful intense concentrated flavours, especially the veal sweetbread and veal cheek, and the apple pastry. Plus various other tasters throughout - canapes, amuse bouche etc. Pleasant atmosphere - all very brown. The wine list was big and heavy, and with very little under £50. The only slight criticism was the service, which was rather intrusive - our conversation was interrupted at least 15 times for food/wine/water etc etc, and the table layout meant that they always stretched across us. Not conducive to a romantic dinner!"
    dined on 13/02/2014
  • "They were very kind and helpful - we had the early supper £30menu which is incredible value but they let us choose different puddings too!!"
    dined on 13/02/2014
  • "This restaurant consistently lives up to expectations. Thus is the third time I have taken up the Evening Standard lunch offer and each time the meal has been delicious, the service excellent and the welcome warm. I have been on tables of six and of two: each time we had outstanding meals with all the extra little touches that a restaurant of this quality offers. My husband is still trying to work out how his duck egg and baked potato cream starter was put together. And they serve the best tarte tatin I have ever had."
    dined on 12/02/2014
  • "One of the things I love about most London restaurants is the set lunch menu. It's always reasonably priced and if the food is good it makes your day. This was lovely, the food was great, the service was friendly and it was such a lovely setting. Throughly recommend it."
    dined on 08/02/2014
  • "I have no words to describe this experience of ours. We came with hopes and expectations and left with everything fulfilled and a lot more. I thought I've eaten in a few good restaurants in my life. But I hadn't. Now I have.... We had the tasting menu, with wine pairing. The sommelier gave us an introduction with each wine, and we listened and learned. Absolutely fantastic! The wines with the food was perfect! Everything cooked to perfection, with a beautiful presentation. And the taste.. Amazing, just absolutely amazing!"
    dined on 08/02/2014
  • "Back at Launceston Place, this time with friends. Once again the food and service were excellent, we could not fault a single thing. We all had different dishes for each course but all were delivered together, in perfect condition. The attention to detail in presentation and combinations of flavours and textures in each dish was very good. Would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to anyone."
    dined on 01/02/2014
  • "The short of it is that coming to Launceston Place is always a true and utter joy. The service is impeccable; attentive and friendly so as to make you feel relaxed and at home, but without being overly so and it never becomes intrusive. We have been here for dinner a number of times over the last perhaps 7 years and each time the food lives up to our nervously high expectations. We will keep coming back!"
    dined on 16/11/2013