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Daphne's

4.6
847 reviews
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£41 and over
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Italian
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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
What 847 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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

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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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5.0Dined on 18 March 2018

Amazing service and delicious food!

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4.0Dined on 12 March 2018

Very good, same as it every was, excellent. Service is brisk, not leisurely

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4.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Daphne’s continues to delight. Even on one of their busiest days of the years all was impeccable.

Thank you

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4.0Dined on 10 March 2018

Traditional Italian restaurant with very good ambiance.
A little bit too noisy!
Always the same.

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4.0Dined on 7 March 2018

always a good lunch venue

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5.0Dined on 5 March 2018

Faultless service only blip was getting our dishes wrong way round. Food was superb. Really great. Would definitely come again!

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5.0Dined on 24 February 2018

First time but definitely not the last! Food was fantastic and service warm and efficient. What a gem!

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4.0Dined on 21 February 2018

Daphne’s at one time was a favourite until I moved away from the area
So returning after a 5 year break I found that nothing much, but the prices, had changed
The front part of the restaurant where we dined is still intimate and relaxed
The service is good, the food without being amazing is good except for the zucchini Frito which are the best in London
This is a restaurant for special occasions and I hope they will be welcoming me back for many more years

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5.0Dined on 16 February 2018

Very underrated, but great atmosphere and delicious food. One of my faves.

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

The meet and great at reception was very welcoming, table service was fantastic, food was amazing, all round 10 out of 10 from us.

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Fantastic place, excellent food and service, lovely cosy romantic restaurant, we will defiantly come back

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4.0Dined on 6 February 2018

Great Italian.

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5.0Dined on 3 February 2018

This was my second time at Daphne's, the other being over 10 years ago. This time was just as good as the first, food is incredible, wine choice exceptional and staff could not have done more.

We went in early before a show, so sat down at 5:30 and left at about 7:15. It was obviously quiet but the attention to detail was still spot on.

It's not the cheapest place on earth, but the small touches are worth it, for example, we ordered a starter to share, which is normally 3 scallops, and as they knew we were sharing, they gave us 4 instead - which was nice!

Well worth a visit, but don't go if you're on a budget

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4.0Dined on 2 February 2018

Crisp white table cloths and napkins with waiters in black over-aprons sets the tone for this elegant dining. There is almost an air of a private Club. It is not cheap but it delivers in spades.

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5.0Dined on 27 January 2018

Always a fantastic experience. Well looked after, good atmosphere and good food.

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2.0Dined on 24 January 2018

A bit of a shambles on the Open Table menu. Had to ask for it despite booking with this option. Having chosen from the Open Table set menu they provided the waiter returned to say that given is the wrong menu and so we had to choose again from a lunch set menu...

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5.0Dined on 9 January 2018

As always top and very nice food, the cod is amazing

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2.0Dined on 5 January 2018

A disappointing experience in every way. We got seated in a lovely corner table, only to be told a few minutes later that we'd been seated at the wrong table and someone with a similar last name to ours was to be seated there. We were then moved to a small table near the kitchen door, not ideal with a busy kitchen.

The service started out okay but waned as the night progressed with the last person we interacted with that cleared the table not giving so much as fleeting eye contact, let alone a spoken word. He had an air of indignance which made me feel uncomfortable and questioning all of the positive reviews I'd read before making the booking.

To add insult to an already ailing injury, both of our meals arrived lukewarm. My side of artichokes and tomato was well seasoned and the flavours delicately balanced, however the Dover sole was under seasoned and as aforementioned, borderline cold.

Utterly underwhelming and will not be returning.

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5.0Dined on 31 December 2017

The service, the food, and the atmosphere were all outstanding. Can't wait to visit again.

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5.0Dined on 31 December 2017

Excellent service from the lovely team on the door/cloaks all the way through to the end of the meal; unfailing courtesy and attention ...and delicious food & wines

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5.0Dined on 30 December 2017

Everything is great but it is always vert hot inside- at least the front area. So dress up light.rest is all great

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5.0Dined on 30 December 2017

always a fantastic experience. look forward to many more meals in 2018 !

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5.0Dined on 28 December 2017

Daphne’s is the best Italian restaurant in London bar none - a pedigree since 1964 and deservedly so - molto bene!

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5.0Dined on 22 December 2017

Lovely food and service

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5.0Dined on 19 December 2017

I love Daphne's. I live in Australia now but I always come back to Daphne's when I'm back in London.

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4.0Dined on 16 December 2017

Lovely evening as always. Very cosy. Well looked after by the attentive staff. Dover sole was fabulous.

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4.0Dined on 15 December 2017

Service faultless. Quick, attentive for duration of visit. Food was good. Nothing amazing at that price. But good busy ambience.

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5.0Dined on 15 December 2017

one of my favourite restaurants. always good food, friendly staff and a good atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on 9 December 2017

On arrival, the hostess was busy talking with another host. Both saw us standing by the door but chose to ignore us. My guests (first time visitors) were not impressed. My wife and I have dined at Daphne's for nearly 15 years and felt embarrassed that our reception was as cold as the weather outside! Fortunately the food made up for this. The Tagliatelle with Truffle was divine! Even our friends (who rarely dine at Italian restaurants because they prefer home-cooking - they're Italian) were left inspired! Bravo! The wait staff were attentive but seemed to be absent when we needed them most (rather surprising for a Saturday night.) We were seated at the back room near the fire. The atmosphere was cosy and merry. Overall food and wine were commendable and despite the "spatial un-awareness" at the front of the house, Daphne's remains one of our favourite restaurants in London.

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4.0Dined on 7 December 2017

Food is excellent but service a bit slow due to the tables being very near the one to the other.
Very noisy difficult to talk.
Good place to visit.

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