Daphne's

4.8
1203 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.
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CarolineD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Highly recommend Daphnes.

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Sarojini
Buckinghamshire
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are true fans of this restaurant. It’s a ’must go to’ if you’ve not been.

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vipBethie
London
36 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Our favourite neighborhood restaurant. Never disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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Jonti
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening. Food delicious as expected but quality of service that makes the difference

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Went with grandparents and had a lovely afternoon. Parked near Chelsea Cloisters after dropping them off and although it was loud with conversation, we people-watched quietly and enjoyed our afternoon lunch.

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VeeR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So well looked after by Gabrielle and his team - always a good night at Daphne’s! Thank you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Food is seriously sub standard I’m surprised the ivy put their name to it
Dated needs a new chef

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have not been to Daphne’s for 15yrs, what a mistake. A wonderful place had a perfect late lunch with my wife.

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BarbaraC
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends snd family in London

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The food was a bit disappointing

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vipNatalieL
London
16 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very noisy
So many waiting staff but not 5 star service unfortunately

My friends Dover sole arrived 👍
My mother’s food arrived

My food did not arrive until at least 15 min later it was only a pasta dish
I asked 2 people

My friends roast potatoes also didn’t arrive until much later

Last week we sat at the bar and had lunch I ordered a Dover sole and I got a completely different fish 🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️
Something is seriously wrong here

So many staff and great ambiance but that’s the second time the service was not what I expect

That is actually unacceptable

At these prices you expect NOTHING LESS THAN 5 star service

Terrible Shame

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vipsamsam
London
19 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic lunch thank you

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Leon
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food and service. Easy to book a table even on weekend

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Horrible experience. They stuck my husband and me in the conservatory with the babies. Then pumped hot air in until it was unmanageable. The wine was undrinkable. And my main course (chicken Milanese and mashed potato) was so bad I sent it back - soggy and the potato just tasted of bad olive oil. It was also super expensive for what it was.

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vipChouchou
London
28 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

beautiful restaurant
Amazing food
Gabriel thanks again
From my brother and I 💖

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Katherinekc
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daphnes is one of our favorite restaurants in London. It never disappoints. The zucchini fritte may be the best anywhere. Love, love,love

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AyeN
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very tasty food in generous portions. I would have appreciated the presence of a reasonably priced house wine. No lunch menu or specials. However the staff were attentive and the food was delicious.

JC
JenniferC
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic and Elegant restaurant - wonderful place to celebrate an occasion!
The conservatory seating is beautifully done. Food Delicious - so a perfect luncheon.

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vipFabs1971
London
8 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

delicious Italian restaurant, but a bit too noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fun lunch with colleagues … will come again

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Snowie
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service. Good fun sitting at the counter and watching the cocktails being made 🍸

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EdwardW
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fun night on a busy Sunday evening. Food excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday - was lovely

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vipbennettbuchanan
London
147 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We dined at the bar and really enjoyed the chi chat with the bar staff. Food, service and ambience were all a delight.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

It was an amazing experience, the service was outstanding!
I was not happy with receptionist nor the phone line service
Both were rude and with an attitude. Other than that all was perfect!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food as always amazing !

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DIEGO
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Had issues with dirty plates that had to be changed. Also timing of serving our order was not great - had to wait between starter and mains for a quite long time and also ordered dessert and coffee at the same time but the coffee never arrived and we had to cancel. We had an ant falling on our table as well. Staff was very kind but I was with a very high expectation about the restaurant and left bit disappointed and not sure if I would recommend or return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
11 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Was very nice excellent ambience. I chose wrong for my main course and was disappointed with the veal ragu pasta dish a bit tasteless and the Zabaglione was very disappointing Not as I remember it before lockdown Shane as was so excited to order it

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JohnF
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Good, buzzy but not noisy atmosphere early on a Friday night. Mostly elegant and sophisticated locals rather than tourists and wannabes. Straight-forward tasty Italian food done well rather than “over-engineered” dishes made to confuse the diner. A few too many bones in my sea bream “off the bone”, to be honest but ok. Deducted service stars as we requested an outside table on this app which the hostess said she had not seen on the booking despite it being there on my confirmation a few days prior. Maybe she needs to learn how to use Open Table properly? There were free tables for two outside; best not to feel one is being lied to. That initial interaction was a bit of a dampener in what otherwise was a great evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Thank you, Daphne’s!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Amazing meal and venue. Service a little lacking sadly as initially a little slow, impersonal, and lack luster. Would definitely return however.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner
Great service - good and ambience
Busy yet on point
Gabrielle runs a great operation
Well done

NH
NiaH
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely blown away with the quality of the food and the service. We will be back!

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ArsalanS
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely setting, good food, nice atmosphere, perfect for families and couples

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service but this place is very noisy due to low ceilings - it’s hard to hear others at the table

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shabi was amazing, we can’t wait to visit again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and charming service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Excellent food. Service slow to order. Waiter much too intrusive. Asked too many times where we were from. Became too familiar with unnecessary comments. A restaurant of this standing should train their waiters to be more discreet towards their clientele.
This said, we would return as we enjoyed the food and hope this was a one off.

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Daphne's is rated 4.8 stars by 1203 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.