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Launceston Place

1A Launceston Place, London W8 5RL, England
+44 20 7937 6912
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Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (128 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (48 reviews)
“duck egg” (30 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1A Launceston Place, London W8 5RL, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

On my last trip to London me and a friend decided to try Launceston Place based on walking distance from our hotel and nice reviews here on Tripadvisor. We couldn't be more satisfied with our choise! From the moment we arrived to the time we...More

Thank Dag L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I won’t say too much otherwise getting a table might become more challenging, but this place deserves a pat on the back. Tucked away in a street off Gloucester Road in Kensington, the food is superb: fresh, imaginative and fairly priced. Light and airy decor...More

Thank veryhardtoplease
LP_Sandro_A_, General Manager at Launceston Place, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear veryhardtoplease, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We are extremely happy to hear you've enjoyed your time with us and you found our food and service superb - it's great we made you feel so well looked after. We look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a lovely dinner. Inventive and delicious food, beautiful presentation, attentive service and a warm, quiet setting. A perfect night out in a quiet and charming neighborhood. Just what we were looking for.More

Thank stepheno636
LP_Sandro_A_, General Manager at Launceston Place, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear stepheno636, Thanks for sharing your review on TripAdvisor. We are very happy to learn you've enjoyed all the aspects of you dining experience, as well as our location and ambiance. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, The team at Launceston...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

They changed the place some years ago. It has gone from being a great neighbourly classy but fun restaurant to a drab, cold, ridiculously expensive adventure.More

Thank Mondom
LP_Sandro_A_, General Manager at Launceston Place, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Mondom, Thank you for posting your review on TripAdvisor. The restaurant has indeed changed over the past few years and we recently underwent a refurbishment which has given a more modern and fresher look to our dining room. I am sorry to hear the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic experience! I dined there, for the first time, the other evening, with a friend. We were somewhat early arriving but that didn't present any problem to the staff who welcomed us warmly and showed us to our table. We had the tasting...More

Thank thejerseygourmand
LP_Sandro_A_, General Manager at Launceston Place, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear thejerseygourmand, Thank you for posting your review on TripAdvisor, we are indeed extremely please to hear you've enjoyed your dining experience so much. Our Tasting menu and its wine pairings are indeed fruit of a lot of effort and collaboration between our Head Chef...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a typical French cuisine restaurant. I was invited there for a business dinner and enjoyed it. First thing, this is small and hence gives a sense of exclusivity. The service is really professional as expected.

Thank Greg_Presley
LP_Sandro_A_, General Manager at Launceston Place, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Greg_Presley, Thank you for posting your review on TripAdvisor. We are very pleased you enjoyed your experience with us and we hope you'll visit us again soon. Warm regards, The team at Launceston Place

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What was most impressive about our dinner date was that the food was truly exceptional without being exotic - it was based on very generic ingredients that we eat daily but done extraordinarily (in an ingenious way) well! Recommend the Saturday tasting menuMore

Thank georgiost202
LP_Sandro_A_, General Manager at Launceston Place, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear georgiost202, Thank you for posting your review on TripAdvisor. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed our Tasting Menu last Saturday - our dishes are indeed based on very simple ingredients (the Carrot, for instance, has with time become one of our signature)...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place shines. The menu is minimalist - "fish or beef or...." however the simplicity of the descriptions belies the craftmanship of the chef/s. They weave the ingredients into some wonderful meals. The amuse bouches are something special too - not a single item consumed...More

Thank Geddes_7
LP_Sandro_A_, General Manager at Launceston Place, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Geddes_7, Thank you for sharing your review on TripAdvisor. We are so happy to learn you've enjoyed your meal with us and your overall dining experience so much - our snacks are indeed becoming great favourites of our guests and we are please to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went last weekend for lunch and had the Tasting Menu. The stand out dishes were the Egg & Soldiers (so nice - could have eaten another one!!), the fish (think it was Turbot - really good) and the Beef (melt in the mouth with a...More

Thank GBLondon
LP_Sandro_A_, General Manager at Launceston Place, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear GBLondon, Thanks for you review on TripAdvisor. We are extremely please to hear you've enjoyed our Tasting Menu so much - our Egg & Soldiers amuse bouche is indeed one of our favourite and t's quickly becoming one of Ben's signature! We look forward...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were treated by a friend celebrating her birthday to one of the best meals I have had for many a year. We all had three courses plus the surprise additions from the Chef. All of the dishes were perfectly presented and...More

Thank The_Speech_House
LP_Sandro_A_, General Manager at Launceston Place, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear The_Speech_House, Thank you for posting your feedback on TripAdvisor. It's great to hear we contributed to make the birthday celebration so special and you've all enjoyed your dining experience so much. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, The team at...More

Nearby
South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque
white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's
easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with
superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and
Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely
child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to
mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall)
such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming
...More
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Carol P
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Response from EmTee76 | Reviewed this property |
I was in jeans during my visit. Not a problem at all. Enjoy, it's great.
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Borralan
19 February 2015|
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Response from Leo R | Reviewed this property |
Launceston Place is a restaurant and not a hotel.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$33 - US$92
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Friday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1A Launceston Place, London W8 5RL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighbourhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7937 6912
  • E-mail
Description
Nestled in the quaint residential streets of Kensington, Launceston Place is an award winning hidden gem. Passionate about using the best seasonal produce chef patron Raphael Francois and his team create a menu using simple and luxury ingredients alike. The restaurant has received 2 AA Rosettes in 2017, while the wine list has won Tatler Best Wine List Award, the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine and Notable Wine List 2013 and 2014 by the AA guide. Open for lunch Wednesday to Sunday and dinner all week (except Monday) Launceston Place attracts a loyal local following, as well as being a fantastic destination for visitors to this charming London neighbourhood.
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