Daphne's

4.7
928 reviews
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Italian
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  • 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.
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TC
London
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful table. Good wine and top food. The service was outstanding.

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AC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

It did not live up to its usual good food. Something was wrong but that is rare. Its normally excellent.

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MB
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, wonderful service and bar

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L
London
13 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As someone who’s experienced bad Italian food in the past visiting Daphne’s has renewed my love affair with Italian food in this elegant setting. I’ve been recommending Daphne’s to everyone I’ve spoken to since my visit!!!

Quality food💋

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m really not into Italian food. But this was excellent.

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NA
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Daphni is a great restaurant never disappointed me

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service and fabulous food

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t
London
10 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good as usual

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GC
London
18 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was virtually non-existent on this occasion which seemed odd since the restaurant wasn’t full and there appeared to be plenty of waiters standing around. Our party of 4 had to summon the wait staff repeatedly throughout the evening and we were also left to top up our own water. The mains were good as usual however the tagliatelle pasta with white truffle was particularly oily. We’ve had this dish before and it was much better the last time. We’ve dined at Daphne’s for nearly 18 years and are usually very satisfied with the experience, however on this occasion the same could not be said unfortunately.

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c
London
10 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I go to eat every month. Every time i expect something wrong to happen. But every time i leave this place amazed and happy.
The food the staff the ambience is amazing.....

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p
Berkshire
20 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Reliable local.

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DD
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Daphne’s has maintained its reputation of a good quality guaranteed restaurant
The clientele is loyal, classy and proper
Service is always excellent and the food never fails
Excellent!

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CD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very much enjoyed the venue, service and location. Food was a bit heavier than I expected. Menu could be more modern and update. Wonderful decor.

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M
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time I had dined at the restaurant and it was a very nice experience

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G
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A SPECIAL PLACE - DELICIOUS FOOD - AND A GREAT EXPERIENCE LUNCHING THERE

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WW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I felt the service and the food were very good indeed but the wine list was rediculously overpriced.

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AS
London
44 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and the food was incredible. I enjoyed the tuna tartare followed by the tuna steak. My husband loved his wild boar ragu, as well as the sashimi starter. Great ambiance.

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JH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked an early evening, mid-week table at Daphne's as a birthday treat for one of my sisters and all four of us sisters enjoyed a fabulous pre-theatre dinner at this old-style Italian restaurant that just oozes charm and sophistication.

We took advantage of the early meal-deal 2 course menu and enjoyed authentic Italian cooking and delicious desserts - we chose an excellent bottle of Chianti and my "birthday" sister had one of the "driver" cocktails, which she found delicious!

They also presented my "birthday" sister with a lovely "Happy Birthday" dessert platter - thank-you!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience and food.

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TT
London
24 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Daphne’s many times, and it can be a bit up and down. But it is never disappointing. My most recent visit- a weekday lunch - was outstanding. The ambience is always good, and the bar is lovely. The three course fixed price lunch menu makes for outstanding value. This might be the only place on the street that hasn’t changed tenants in 20 years, and I hope it remains just as it is. Lovely place for very good Italian food, highly recommended on all accounts.

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CE
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant, this is my 3rd visit to Daphne’s and it does not disappoint that’s for sure. Excellent service attentive but not intrusive. Excellent sommelier and wine list. Food is delicious with well sourced ingredients and executed well. I thoroughly recommended the lobster linguine and sashimi starter!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

We ordered principally linguine with crab/ lobster and within 5 minutes of ordering, our food arrived, which set the tone for the rest of the hour and 20 minutes we had our table for. We felt rushed and were asked to give our table back after the hour and 30minutes were up as the next party were waiting and complaining as if it was our fault. I was never informed of the time frame for the table, normally it is 2 hours which is adequate for a three course meal and a bottle of wine, but not ideal, however this time frame left us feeling harassed and as if we were chased from our table. Not my experience of the restaurant previously and don’t need to go back again - such a shame, it used to be a nice treat.

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S
London
12 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent food service could have been better but the main problem is the incredibly high noise level. Hard surfaces and full tables make for noise that prevents reasonable dialogue

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R
London
60 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Rather old-fashioned in the nicest way, this is a charming restaurant, with consistently good, if not ambitious, cooking. Service tries very hard.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration

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T
London
16 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Perfect venue for Birthday Celebrations for my daughter and I. We are both foodies and Daphne's never fails to deliver. Our waiter was brilliant, humorous and made great suggestions. Daphne's has remained a firm favourite over the years.

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b
Miami
84 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved this restaurant. The food was great and the service excellent. The restaurant is also very pretty - sort of a throwback to pre modern.
We will go back before we go back to the states.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food and great vibe .. will certainly be back

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A
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Sat next to Hugh Grant at the bar. Speaks volumes.

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f
London
13 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
388 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
14 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
15 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
62 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
71 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This lovely restaurant never disappoints

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