Daphne's

4.7
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1043 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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4.6
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4.6
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4.3
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F
N. Ireland
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about it, can’t wait to return.
We’re real foodies, but also appreciate ambience and food that’s not all about FOAM

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite places, always great food and atmosphere. I love sitting in the conservatory it’s so cosy !

B
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really lovely place for weekend lunch, particularly around the holidays. Quite a lot of children/families, but all generally well behaved.

ST
London
44 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and good for a catch up with friends - will return

B
London
9 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning anniversary dinner, amazing food - very personal service and a fantastic atmosphere.

We don’t usually go for a full three courses, but it was a chill November night and opted for the minestrone which was delicious.

Between us we had the veal Ragu and the spaghetti with lobster. We finished off with a fantastic clementine cheesecake.

Our first visit to Daphne’s in a while and it was just as we remember it - who can resist that extra side of Zucchini Frites (the best in the world, just don’t tell their cousins at the Ivy)

My only slight criticism would be that the pace of the meal was a bit too fast, but it was understandable as we were on an early sitting and their were queues out of the door with people waiting for walk ins, however it didn’t ruin our evening at all.

A favourite every time we are in London.

TI
London
11 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Italian food in a very chic environment! Their bar is excellent for a quick lunch but their patio is fantastic!

r
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visit to London with my son.

S
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite London restaurants. Great atmosphere, great food.

AB
London
32 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

They were very accommodating when we arrived with an extra guest ,no fuss. Table was in a busy zone so more noisy. A good restaurant,well run, 2 out of 3 had outstanding food.

K
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible, atmosphere great and staff more than accommodating. One of my favourite places!

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Good food.
Extremely noisy and unpleasant.
Service reasonable. Overpriced for the offer.
Bellow expectations!

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite as usual! Impeccable food and service.

BV
London
27 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Daphnes !!

JA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a Chelsea stable. Consistently good on all fronts. The only con, the acoustics are not great so it can get very noisy.

f
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Romantic setting - good food

p
Berkshire
30 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Lovely local Italian restaurant. Good food and great staff. Nice atmosphere. Always a nice evening.

JM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Unfortunately the waiter spilled my soup but I was more concerned he hadn’t burnt himself. They were very apologetic and gave us free cocktails and deleted the service charge which was very kind.

L
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten at Daphne’s 4 to 5 times a year over the last 18 years - this is the most authentic top quality Italian restaurant in London. Ingredients are top notch, food is cooked as it would be in Otaly. It is sophisticated without being artificial like many Michelin ‘artistic’ culinary experiments. Wine cellar is full of classics, but also new Italian southern monovarietals, worth discovering.

a
London
31 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely restaurant with good food. Nicely busy without being too loud.

j
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and atmosphere!

CO
London
9 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great night. Gorgeous food and buzzy atmosphere.

OT
E. Tennessee
21 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. Even our 9 year old daughter was impressed.

M
London
16 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The waitress was not very well trained.

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was great but I felt like I need flashing lights and a banner to get the attention of staff. The special occasion we were there for felt less so due to having to flag a waiters attention for any sort of service

SK
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our 2nd visit. Food outstanding. Though the chicken liver could be a tad less salty.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daphne’s is exquisite! The food is divine and the service perfect! Very elegant and beautiful! A tiny detail, I would mention is that sometimes waiters are unprofessional like seeing them when you go to the toilet, dropping plates and laughing loudly. This is just a minor detail, but I noticed it. Other than that, absolutely perfect, and I will for sure return many times!!

K
London
18 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great attentive service, relaxed atmosphere, superb food.

KR
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food as always - the special of lamb rump with artichoke and aubergine was a real highlight. Tables too close together - we could only occupy 2/3 of the table to allow enough room for staff to pass. Bit noisy and people exiting the restaurant were loitering over our table as we were eating. Excellent watermelon martinis.

K
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience2

I can understand Italian unfortunately, and that's what I didn't like about it. Got distracted more than once but unnecessarily rude comments waiters did to eachother. It's hard to be a waiter we know that, so it is to pay that kind of bill. Otherwise, amazing Italian restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

The food was very bland and didn’t taste fresh. Service was so so. Cute restaurant but the food was really disappointing

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We saw HUGH GRANT

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Their pasta dishes were tasteless.
Really.

R
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

for a date, the place is far too noisy. for a nice evening out with friends - perfect

MW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Highly recommend the Linguine with Crab, Chilli & Parsley.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent all round

W
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taking our pcx

E
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A local friend recommended this place and it was fabulous. Really enjoyed the cozy atmosphere and the food was absolutely top notch.

MY
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food in a beautiful setting - refined, not too loud, the focus is on the food, the wine and your conversations with your guests. Only slight negative was how quickly each course was delivered. Can’t wait to go back!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience5

We have been to Daphne’s several times now and have previously enjoyed it very much. However our lunch today was somewhat marred by the particularly rude behaviour of the Maitre D who, on being asked to repeat himself when responding to a question about the preparation of a dish, rolled his eyes overtly. Rude.

R
London
15 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daphne’s was a wonderful place to get together with friends the food was fantastic the service was perfect. The atmosphere was lively but still allowed for conversation to take place easily. Highly recommend Daphne’s.