Daphne's

4.6
877 reviews
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£41 and over
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Daphne's appeal lies not only in its seasonal cooking, but also its natural warmth and effortless Italian charm. The elegant surrounds of the Daphne’s conservatory can accommodate up to 40 guests for a private lunch or dinner and is licensed to host wedding or civil ceremonies. In summer, the bright conservatory creates an al fresco feel; in winter a blazing fire in the open range turns it into an intimate retreat.

Located in Brompton Cross between Chelsea and South Kensington, it is an ideal spot for lunch after shopping in nearby Knightsbridge or King's Road. The Natural History Museum, Science Museum, V&A, Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall and Royal Court are also just around the corner.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation

Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 11:30pm
Sunday: 12pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
020 7589 4257
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Additional
Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wine

Special Offers

3 courses & a glass of wine: £39

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 4 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 4 people

Starts: 30 July 2018

Ends: 31 August 2018

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-23:30

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877 reviews
4.6 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
70%
Very Good
24%
Good
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Fair
1%
Poor
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4.5
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Had a wonderful time at our anniversary dinner. It had a great atmosphere for a Monday night. A mix of local diners, and good spirited business people. Food was delicious, and we received a colletion of chocolates with a 'happy anniversary' message. A great personal touch.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food as always especially with the truffle special - one of my top 5 restaurants in London.

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5.0Dined on 8 July 2018

Amazing Sunday afternoon

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4.0Dined on 23 June 2018

Had a great Indian meal with superb tastes and friendly service. Worth the trip going there!

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5.0Dined on 21 June 2018

Great local high end Italian. Little not to like for good authentic Italian dining

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4.0Dined on 20 June 2018

Always love it, but this time the noise was beyond being able to talk across the tables, so everyone shouted.

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5.0Dined on 19 June 2018

Very comfortable restaurant with lovely staff and excellent food. We had a lunch (not a set meal) and it was very tasty indeed, we will return.

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5.0Dined on 17 June 2018

Fabulous food, service and ambience.

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5.0Dined on 14 June 2018

Very good ambience,

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4.0Dined on 12 June 2018

Super restaurant. Haven't been for years and was reminded just how good it is. gret choice on the menu and the food was exceptional

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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

Excellent lunch in gorgeous setting. Melon and beetroot starter was delicious. Will definitely return soon.

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5.0Dined on 25 May 2018

Consistently amazing food!! Fun atmosphere

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3.0Dined on 25 May 2018

this restaurant is very consistant in its food and service. Always a good meal.

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4.0Dined on 22 May 2018

Lovely restaurant with great service and a welcoming ambience . Knowledgeable staff. The food was pricey for what is was however it was all freshly and lovingly prepared and is located in a wealthy part of the city which raises the price tag. All part of the Chelsea experience.

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4.0Dined on 22 May 2018

Quality food in a wonderful environment served by attentive waiters.

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5.0Dined on 20 May 2018

The food at Daphne's was excellent. I had one of the best vitello tonnato and the octopus carpaccio was also excellent. We sat in the bar area for the first time. It was very comfortable. The service is very attentive.

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Excellent food, service and ambience. Very buzzy restaurant with great vibes and lots of nice looking people. Would highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

Great food and atmosphere - will go again

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5.0Dined on 8 May 2018

Lovely food and very attentive staff

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5.0Dined on 7 May 2018

Lovely restaurant. The set lunch is a great deal. The wine list has some reasonable wine for a restaurant in that area.

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5.0Dined on 4 May 2018

The service was fantastic. Food excellent! High marks for the tuna tartar with avocado starter and the sea bass was delicious. Huge fish portion, too! Coconut gelato was unbelievable- tasted like you were biting into a real coconut.
Lovely staff and atmosphere. The street it’s on is so adorable, too.

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3.0Dined on 2 May 2018

I have gone to Daphne’s for years as I live locally. It is a little pretentious typical of RC restaurants. The food is ok but very pricey. I have cut down my visits as for a regular Italian is is way overpriced

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3.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Good food, nice atmosphere, best meal by far was the desert - wouldn’t touch the Vitello tonato - but I was expecting a more intimate Italian place. They churn tables every 2 hours.

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5.0Dined on 26 April 2018

I booked Daphne’s to celebrate my birthday. Six of us arrived almost all individually, and were looked after well from the moment we walked through the door to the moment we left.

At first I found the service a little intrusive as we seemed to be being bothered every couple of minutes with water too ups etc but this quietened down as we all settled in.

The food was fantastic, most of us went for the Sea Bass one for the meatballs and one for the squid, all of us loved our meals. Five of us ordered sides which we all shared, most noteable were the courgette frittas which were divine. We also had spinach with butter, spinach with garlic, Parmesan rocket and a bean/peas dish.

I had the sea bass as a main which sat on a bed of artichoke and tomatoes. The flavours complimented all of the sides, the fish was tender and flavourson with a crispy skin and all was well presented.

The desert I chose was Mango and coconut baked cheesecake. I was expecting it to be slightly heavy but it was delightfully light, fluffy and deliciously flavoursome. This was the highlight for me. As it was my birthday it had Happy Birthday written on it and a candle which is always a nice touch.

I have not been to Daphne’s for around ten years and it lived up to my recollections. It was always my favourite restaurant and up there with its sisters restaurant J Sheekeys in Leicester Square. Go and try them both, they are worth the ££!

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4.0Dined on 25 April 2018

We had a delicious dinner at Daphne’s, the service was very good, and we will return!

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4.0Dined on 20 April 2018

Great food and atmosphere - recommended

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5.0Dined on 20 April 2018

One of our favourite restaurants. Great seasonal menu. One of the best Italian restaurants in london. The pasta was great and so was the sole. Friendly service.

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5.0Dined on 19 April 2018

Perfect evening. Great food.

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5.0Dined on 17 April 2018

Excellent food and service!!!! 5 stars!!
The crowd was good, but there were a few loud ones.
I would recommend

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5.0Dined on 17 April 2018

Excellent as always - Love the Gamberoni with chilli and garlic.

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5.0Dined on 16 April 2018

Great food!

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Made for a special birthday lunch, the atmosphere was buzzy with families and friends groups, the food was faultless and delicious and the service spot on throughout. Memorable

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3.0Dined on 7 April 2018

I must confess to being pretty disappointed with Daphne’s on my last visit. It is usually my favourite Italian lunch place in London, but last weekend was a disappointment. Can’t fault the staff but where was the flavour in the food?! Prawn and avocado salad tasted like a prawn and avocado salad with 90% of the usual taste removed. And the ravioli? So dry it was a struggle to finish. Worst of all, the cheese board. I like strong cheese but one of the three should have only been used for cooking. A huge inedible chunk of pure pain. Seriously thinking of going elsewhere.

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5.0Dined on 2 April 2018

Always delightful

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5.0Dined on 26 March 2018

Lovely food, good range of options and helpful knowledgeable staff

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5.0Dined on 25 March 2018

Great evening. The food, the ambiance, and the attitude of the team are always superb.

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

As always, excellent food and excellent friendly and attentive service with a great ambience

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4.0Dined on 22 March 2018

We had a lovely lunch at Daphne's and I would definitely return. The restaurant itself is very attractive and comfortable. The staff were lovely and welcoming, while not rushing us at all. The food was really delicious too. Just a shame I didn't have room for a desert. I'd go out of my way to go their again. Thanks Daphne's.

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4.0Dined on 18 March 2018

Reliable and great. Recommended for breakfast lunch and dinner. Awesome service and excellent ambience for local casual dining. You won't ever be disappointed.

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5.0Dined on 18 March 2018

Amazing service and delicious food!

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