Daphne's

4.7
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1119 reviews
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£41 and over
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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.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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4.3
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jenn
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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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AndrewW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
2 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
30 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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Barr
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening. The food is fantastic but it’s the staff which really set this place apart. So friendly and welcoming. Like the family you never had.

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vipspicy
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

the food & service were good, we had a pleasant time.

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lynns
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect. Not knowing where to eat in South Kensington and wanting a lovely lunch on a Saturday I looked at ratings on open table. It did not disappoint. From the negroni apperetiffe to the tiramasu and desert wine, to finish it was all superb. high quality food and ingredients , fresh as the day , ambiance, service, and decor. really excellent. 100% go back again .

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MaStu
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, food, attentiveness all around. A lovely place and happy to have gone back after all these years!

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vipBee2bee
London
52 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Great atmosphere considering all the restriction and precaution we have to comply with regards to corona virus! Great food and wonderful service!

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RemiL
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent - had a wonderful evening, the food and service were excellent I asked for a table at the back and the staff were very accommodating. Had a wonderful evening and will certainly return!

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Therese
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible and the service was amazing also.

CL
ChrisL
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really lovely atmosphere, great service, food excellent, the wine is a little pricey, but overall a great evening

NN
NicklasN
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best Italian restaurant in London to date! The restaurant was very empty due to Covid, but it was still charming and the service was attentive. But most importantly the food was superb. The prawn starter and the ravioli in particular was excellent, although you can't really go wrong here. We will definitely return and highly recommend visiting Daphne's!

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RobW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great to revisit

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vipFrancesca
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

How lovely to be out to lunch again. We felt very safe on a pavement table.
The service was delightful and the food memorable.

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vipAnthonyA
London
7 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As ever the food and wine were excellent and the service friendly, attentive and professional.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
34 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

AmZing wine and tiramisu

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vipNIKKI
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, wonderful to be back. Lovely lunch, food better than ever

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LynS
London
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Daphnes, great staff and great menu. Always a very friendly welcome.

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PaulB
London
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and very professional and attentive service. Lovely environment and atmosphere. Great that they are open again!

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vipPAV12e
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Pasta uncooked. Food ok, nothing outstanding for the price.

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neilh
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

first lunch trip to a restaurant and good to visit such a light and airy restaurant. Staff were all relaxed, atmosphere 'normal' given the restrictions and it was a better dining experience than being packed in to a noisy closed space. Food was great and was served at an un-rushed pace. Very enjoyable

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JustineH
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were incredible as always!

KD
KarenD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, very attentive staff, nice hand sanitiser. Great food!

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TarekR
London
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice place in a residential neighborhood. Excellent food and wine

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vipBXVMom
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a good spot for some delicious Italian food. A classic.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good as usual. Never disappoints us

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service and love the food but SO noisy!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

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Foodie
London
39 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was early enough to be able to choose a table, they were very accommodating. Food was excellent and could not fault the service; will more than likely go there again soon

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vipjcg1969
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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vipmoorefoodies
London
16 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was lovely but the restaurants decor wasn’t what I expected. It felt more cafe than fine dinning. Staff and food were absolutely perfect but the place just let them down a bit

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Daphne's is rated 4.7 stars by 1119 OpenTable diners.

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