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Launceston Place

1A Launceston Place, London W8 5RL, England
+44 20 7937 6912
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Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (141 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (66 reviews)
“duck egg” (30 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
1A Launceston Place, London W8 5RL, England
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1 - 10 of 766 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

The very pretty exterior belies an attention to detail with food and service that is all too rare. We felt very special from the moment we stepped inside. The staff described what to expect and why then the marvelous food experience began, Firstly with appetisers...More

Thank geoffstuart46
Sandro A, General Manager at Launceston Place, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear geoffstuart46, Thank you for the taking the time for leaving such a great review on TripAdvisor. We are so pleased to hear you had such a memorable experience with us and that your grandchild appreciated so much. we very much look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

we read some great reviews of this place and decided to check it out during our trip to London we went for dinner after a theater matinee and we ordered from the theater menu the service was excellent, and the food was even better the...More

Thank Kenji56
Sandro A, General Manager at Launceston Place, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Kenji56, Thank you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor. We are very pleased you've enjoyed our pre-theatre menu so much and felt so well looked after. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, The team at Launceston...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

We were visiting London and Paris from Los Angeles, and wanted to take our two sons - ages 14 and 11 - to a high-end tasting menu experience, but hopefully without the fussiness of a Paris Michelin 3 Star. An acquaintance recommended Launceston Place, so...More

2  Thank LAT4839
Sandro A, General Manager at Launceston Place, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear LAT4839, Thank you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor. It's a such a great pleasure for us to hear you felt so welcome and had such an enjoyable experience with us. We do hope we'll have the chance to welcome...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been here a few times now and the food is always amazing. I really enjoyed having the Pigeon in Puff pastry and also the fig and salsify and also the brill with turnip.More

Thank JamespMorgan1975
Sandro A, General Manager at Launceston Place, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear JamespMorgan1975, Thank you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor. The pigeon is indeed one of Ben's signatures and one of those that are very often on the menu - we really happy you liked it so much along with the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant has a private-like setting, great and knowledgable staff. We had starters, mains and desserts. Everything was excellent. Had a 1er cru Chablis to round up the perfect setting. Great for couples. Would definitely come back!

Thank SharkTank1986
Sandro A, General Manager at Launceston Place, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear SharkTank1986, Thank you so much for posting your review on TripAdvisor. We are so happy to hear you've had a great time with us and we very much look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, The team at Launceston Place

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our third visit to Launceston Place; the first was over 5 years ago and was incredible; the second was a few years ago and slightly less magical - however, we decided to give it another try particularly given how convenient the location is...More

Thank rebeccanew1111
Sandro A, General Manager at Launceston Place, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear rebeccanew1111, Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor. We are extremely happy to hear your last visit was so great and we'll definitely pass your comments to the rest of the team and Mattia in particularly, who...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Both my wife and I were blown away by each of the awesome dishes we had and the wine pairing was perfect along with the fantastic knowledge passed to us by Philip the sommelier. Sorry, in a rush and would rather write a short note...More

Thank Chalky_Banbury
Sandro A, General Manager at Launceston Place, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Chalky_Banbury, Thank you so much for your review on TripAdvisor. We are very pleased you had such a great time with us and we'll definitely share your comments with Filipe - I'm sure he'll be very happy to hear them. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came for a family celebration. The lunchtime menu is very reasonably priced, and what you see on the menu is really only half of you get. There is a steady stream of extra courses, tasters and bonne bouche through the meal - innovative, creative,...More

Thank nottoogrumpy
Sandro A, General Manager at Launceston Place, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear nottoogrumpy, Thanks for taking the time to leave your review on TripAdvisor. It's great to hear you've enjoyed your lunch with us so much and felt so well looked after by the team - we'll definitely share your lovely comments with the team. We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a delightful meal! Amazing food, including a number of small amuse bouche courses. The highlights included a scrumptious egg with foie gras, an incredibly light soufflle and nicely cooked turbot Service was great, low key and non intrusive but very efficient Already planning...More

Thank Camilla D
Sandro A, General Manager at Launceston Place, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Camilla D, Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor. We are extremely pleased to hear you had such a great time with us and particularly enjoyed our Egg & Soldiers and Souffle. We look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I have found that some times back this place was favorite corner of Princess Diana I made myself a promise to come and visit this place one day. Of course, checking the reviews I had to be ready to be able to pay, but...More

Thank Suzy W
LP_Sandro_A_, General Manager at Launceston Place, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Suzy W, thank you so much for posting such a great review on TripAdvisor. We are so happy to hear you chose us to celebrate a special occasion and enjoyed the time spent with us so much - helping create such long-lasting memories make...More

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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)
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MrsGillybirds
1 May 2018|
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Response from Louise M | Reviewed this property |
I think you may be a little rushed to enjoy the experience Louise X
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Janice S
21 January 2018|
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Response from Sue D | Reviewed this property |
There is a room to the last of the entrance where I have seen families with small children quite often, I think it is if enough for larger groups and separate from the rest of the diners. I'm not too sure about the dog... 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$33 - US$93
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
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
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Description
Nestled in the quaint residential streets of Kensington, Launceston Place is an award winning hidden gem. The Head Chef Ben Murphy, was named Chef to Watch 2016 by The Good Food Guide and took home the Breakthrough Chef of the Year gong at the Food & Travel Awards. 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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