Daphne's

4.8
1149 reviews
£41 and over
Italian
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.
What 1149 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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MargaretO
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was lovely, service was pleasant but a bit slow (our Christmas cocktails didn’t arrive until our starter was almost finished, despite us asking again for them). Also the fire made the room extremely warm - several people changed table.

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Anya
London
11 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Amazing food, very tasty from starter to deserts! Will be coming back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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vippatricia63
Berkshire
42 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always a consistent local restaurant. Good Italian food with good service and wine list .We always enjoy and would recommend for a nice evening out.

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vipAndreaL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delighted to go out for dinner after the latest lockdown. Even though my expectations were sky high they were exceeded. & I loved the neon Santa van!

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vipOmaya
London
16 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very high standard of everything, still the same from many years

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JPTV
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice place, service was outstanding and the food quite good, price wise I'll say it's quite fair compared to the experience.

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vipLottie
London
40 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Yummy food! Good service and nice atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous late inch on Sunday with family.
Extremely grateful to the attentive staff!
Look forward to returning soon.

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vipMARIAB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Just perfect

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vipLondonSW
London
11 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Another enjoyable evening at Daphne’s. So glad to see them back up and running so soon after lockdown.

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valeriem
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out for truffle lunch, we were not disappointed! It was delicious

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vipMartaA
London
17 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We’ve been here a few times over the last years. This time something was off with the food. I don’t know if it’s a new chef, or a different/smaller menu but something changed.
We will continue to come here because we really like this place and everyone can have a bad day. It just wasn’t as extraordinary as we remembers it, that’s all.

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vipTADAMS
Frankfurt Area
35 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great food, ambience, and crowd. Professional staff and always happy to accommodate.

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AlysonB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Found this on a list of top Ten Italian eateries in London and it didn't disappoint. Having visited the V&A in the morning this was a short walk away. Deliscious food and wine. The staff could not have been more professional and attentive.We will definitely be back!!

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vipJulie1
London
114 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the set lunch which was delicious
Wonderful staff as always
Will return as soon as we are able

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BruceF
London
8 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daphne’s is a London classic- sublime Italian Food in the best of surroundings

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vipEmmaG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for dinner as a family for a birthday. Service was very good and the ambience was lovely. Food was delicious and mains were very large making good value for money!!

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NatalieL
London
10 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Ambience
Great service 👍
It was buzzing on Saturday afternoon !!
Great food

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SarahS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Theportions are larger than they used to be. The ingredients could be a bit better.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very very good as always
Dover sole and bife Milanese

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PGhosh
London
12 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with great service, as always!

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vipLottie
London
40 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious

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Miss5Carat
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don't think you can go wrong with the food at Daphne's. Very consistently good.

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vipNizarH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing service, Daphne's always has a nice atmosphere which makes the dining experience even better. Food has kept me coming back for years and has stayed consistent throughout all my visits.

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RobertE
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible restaurant, full of vibe, ambience, amazing food, great service and decor, extensive wine list and dining options and all-round a fantastic experience. Highly recommendable to all

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Ambience
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As expected it was perfect, delicious food sitting outside (heaters available if necessary).
It seemed somewhat surreal in the current situation but it was totally safe so get there, support them AND have a great time.

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jenn
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

1,lobster noodle:barely few inside, 99% are noodles for 32 pounds, even the noodle is over cooked, no proper taste for this dish
2,waiter is serving terribly, barely no smile on his face, talk with no patient
3,nobody came to ask us whether we need anything, i have to raise hand to ask the waiter over

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AnnaP
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

One of my favourite Italians in the town. Always pleasure to be back. Shorter sitting time due to the Covid sadly but still excellent food!

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vipchristyk
London
7 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The mains are bad, especially the crab & chilli linguine super lack of flavours. But I really like the design of the restaurant.

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AndrewW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have fond memories of Daphnes and chose to come again for our 28th wedding anniversary. We were not disappointed. Service was prompt and attentive and the food , as usual was exquisite. Crab and chilli linguini was so good that I am reluctant to have pasta anywhere else because it would be likely to disappoint.My wife had the risotto which was also cooked to perfection.
I had to have a side order of zucchini fritti, even though it tipped the whole experience to the side of gluttony but these are at once so crisp and tender that they should accompany every meal. Even a salad.
We enjoyed our meal immensely and will be back.

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Kensingtondiner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had a very enjoyable evening, the service was a bit patchy as waiters didn’t know which plate was ordered by whom on the table.

The wine list is extensive however it would be good to have a choice of wines in the £35 range as then more likely to order 2-3 more to bottles rather than one.

Cocktails were very good.

Will certainly book again

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful experience - the service and the food were both outstanding. I can’t wait to visit again.

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vipSilvi79
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The restaurant is lovely and service is very good but the fish was just bad. Tasted of nothing.

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vipLNL1
London
32 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been many times and an old favourite

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Clementine
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! We had a great evening - will certainly return.

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VINODNAWWANI
Angus
5 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was an excellent meal, we will definitely go back, the food was excellent

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Lucy
Essex
13 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience, great food, wonderful staff and very accommodating. We had a lovely evening. Thank you.

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vipPeter
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Very little social distancing or signs of good hygiene

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mauricea
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to this restaurant for many years and we were so pleased to visit with the newly refurbished decor which is just perfect in retaining the special atmosphere of Daphnes. Exceptional service.Beautiful food with a varied but not complicated menu.Very nice wine list.We cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough.

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Daphne's is rated 4.8 stars by 1149 OpenTable diners.

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