Daphne's

4.7
952 reviews
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£41 and over
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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.

Special Offers

3 courses: £36

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 15 April 2019

Ends: 22 April 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-18:00

What 952 People Are Saying
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UB
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Though I like Daphne’s a lot, this time the food was very average. Waiters pouring the wine constantly, as if to force you to a second bottle. Outside area ambience very poor 😢

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RJ
London
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As ever an excellent meal and service, I am always impressed with their consistency.

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E
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Good setting. Slow getting the drinks.
Wild boar ragu too salty.
Service improved after ordering highend wine.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cumpleaños

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was good but service was poor - feel like we were being ushered out. Ordered at 7:10 and were served starter and main by 7:30!

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p
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, food and ambience is consistently good at Daphnes. This restaurant is always full with families, couples and friends at lunchtimes on the weekend. The atmosphere is high end without being stuffy. The waiting staff are excellent, friendly and knowledgeable and the service is quick.

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend. The service was incredible

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S
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've never had a bad experience at Daphne's that is why we continue on going time after time. The ingredients are always of exceptional quality, service and attention is just en pointe and the choices of dishes on the menu is always so difficult to decide upon! This will always be one of my favourite restaurants.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place for authentic italian food!

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CK
London
8 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Seeing Hugh Grant in the bar was a very memorable instance. Good food and atmosphere but a bit noisy. Will certainly come back

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SM
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and amazing service

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BF
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Daphne’s is a London classic for a reason- wonderful food with great style

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favourite restaurant. The service and the food are second to none.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked this as a valentines treat for myself and partner. It was the perfect place for a special occasion, the service was excellent and the food was absolutely amazing! Would highly recommend

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent seabream

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TT
London
29 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

We eat at Daphne's often. Uncharacteristically, my main course (fish) arrived cold (which I did not send back but mentioned to the server). Also, the seating was cramped on this occasion, not necessary since the mid-section and the entire back of the restaurant was available. I asked for another table when we first sat down, but they said nothing else was available even though throughout lunch, the restaurant was half empty. This is unusual for Daphne's, as it is the only bad experience I have had there. I guess everyone deserves an off-day.

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C
London
7 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daphne's is a favourite of my family. Great ambience, excellent food and service, always busy. Never disappointed.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Took my girlfriend and 2 10 year olds. We wanted a starter and the kids are young and a bit fussy so we asked if the chef could just do garlic bread for them as we fancied the tuna and scallops. We were told it wasn’t possible twice so in the end I had to get the manager and explain to him if his chef couldn’t put garlic and butter on a piece of foccacia then it was a real concern. Just spoiled the whole relationship - we weren’t asking for much and would never get that kind of resistance at a Gordon Ramsay restaurant.

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QP
London
20 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

I normally love Daphne’s but although our starters were excellent (we had the truffle pasta), our mains were disappointing. But mostly we were seated in the ‘mezzanine’ space between the front and back dining halls which lacked atmosphere. It was a slightly disappointing evening for such an elegant place.

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A
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

It was nice but expected a lot more. Average food and poor service. Glad we went, the ambience is lovely, but won’t be bothering to go back.

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r
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Food wasn’t very fresh or nice quality but service was excellent

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TC
London
15 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
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
14 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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DC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

classic Italian top flight restaurant. always a.must.

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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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BG
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our 3 best restaurants in London. Every time is a treat. Consistently good. It’s feels like a personal dining room. This is how institutions are made.

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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
19 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
11 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
22 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
9 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
2 reviews
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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