Daphne's

4.7
895 reviews
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£41 and over
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
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 895 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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f
London
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely, cosy, remarkably down to earth place with good service and yummi food at reasonable prices. Home made tagliatelle with porcini mushrooms super tasty, ad was my friends tuna and avocado tartare.

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RD
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and outstanding service. We loved having dinner at Daphne's!

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GC
Manitoba
374 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Daphne's is a reliable dining experience. the food was good. We had the small prawns
starter which was delicious. The Dover Sole was perfectly prepared. The polenta cake and sorbet
desserts were also quite good. Excellent service. My only criticism is that we were initially seated next to
a group of 4 foreign people who were literally shouting across the table to each other which was extremely annoying. We were moved to the back room which was very quiet.

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RE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always love Daphne’s. My only complaint was that eating in the back, on a sunny afternoon was a bit stuffy and hot. The food and service, however, was excellent!

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E
London
12 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great service, lovely food. Will definitely be back.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and lovely atmosphere

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was delicious!

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D
London
13 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was great, atmosphere amazing...will definitely be back!

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T
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I recently had an excellent lunch at Daphne's. The menu is quite varied and everything I had was excellent. (The portions are very ample, so be prepared for plenty of food.) Service is gracious, although it could be a bit tighter, and the ambience is extremely pleasant and elegant/casual. I highly recommend it and will certainly return/

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First date

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J
London
68 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This lovely restaurant never disappoints

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LT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. Lovely food, service and ambience. Not the cheapest but it’s worth it for a treat.

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CB
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, everything was lovely! I only have one issue. The Focaccia was not Focaccia, it was more like a toasted Sourdough. I should have said something at the time.

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F
London
17 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent lunch at Daphne's. Myself and my colleague had the set two course lunch. The tuna and the caprese salad were great followed by the sea bass and the pork fillet. Staff were really nice and attentive and the back room/conservatory area was lovely (also, air conditioned!)
Would 100% go again.

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MI
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Unbearable noise made an intimate conversation impossible - large table with very noisy patrons and high pitched laugh of women having a third glass of Chablis just kills a good meal. To be avoided on a date or quiet dinner with a conversation. You will have to revert to your Iphone to communicate.

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m
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely on all accounts . Food and wine and service great . The restaurant is pretty and has a good vibe . Not stuffy . Great for well behaved children or romantic dates .

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D
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

4 out of 5 ordered the truffle pasta (£25 for small & £50 for full portion). We waited at least an hour for it only to be disappointed because it was tasteless & bland. Only the smell of truffle was strong, but the taste just was not there. Definitely not recommended

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DL
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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AP
London
14 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Sunday afternoon

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MD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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PE
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Charlotte
26 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

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

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CD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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LJ
London
149 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, service and ambience.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good ambience,

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L
London
30 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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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LJ
London
148 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently amazing food!! Fun atmosphere

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C
London
43 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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

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TC
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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B
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Quality food in a wonderful environment served by attentive waiters.

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ND
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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MM
London
25 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere - will go again

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J
London
68 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and very attentive staff

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ND
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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L
London
20 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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p
Berkshire
18 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

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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AG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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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