Launceston Place

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Modern European
Launceston Place is a hidden gem in the heart of Kensington. Head Chef Ben Murphy is passionate about using the best produce in his constantly-changing menus. The restaurant has received 3 AA Rosettes in 2019, while the wine list has won Tatler's Best Wine List Award, the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine and Notable Wine List 2015 by the AA Guide.

Private Dining

Nestled in the quaint residential streets of Kensington, Launceston Place is a hidden gem. Passionate about using the best of Great British produce and with a constantly changing seasonal menu using simple ingredients, the restaurant has received 4 AA Rosettes.

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Special Offers

London Restaurant Festival: 8 course tasting menu & wines for 2 £298

From a set menu.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 1 October 2019

Ends: 30 November 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-14:30 17:30-22:00
Tue 17:30-22:00
Wed-Sat 12:00-14:30 17:30-22:00

Saturday Lunch Menu: 4 courses £35 with bubbles

Four-courses £35 with a glass of bubbles

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 17 June 2018

Ends: 30 November 2019

Availability: Sat 12:00-14:30

Sunday Lunch: 3 courses and a glass of bubbles at £35

From a set menu. Credit card details required for tables over 6. Offer is subject to availability, not available on blackout dates. Price excludes service and includes VAT. Not available in conjunction with any offer.
Please note the table might be required back after 2 hours from the booking time.

Terms and Conditions: Includes Vat, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 19 November 2018

Ends: 30 November 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-15:30

Weekday Lunch Menu: 2/3 courses at £25/29

Choose from a set menu, 2 courses at £25.00 and 3 courses £29.00. Credit card details required for bookings of tables above 6 people.

Terms and Conditions: Includes Vat, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 19 November 2018

Ends: 30 November 2019

Availability: Wed-Sat 12:00-14:30

Pre/Post Theatre Menu: 3 courses at £30

From a set menu. 3 courses at £30 per person. Credit card details required for for tables of 6 people or more.

Terms and Conditions: Includes Vat, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 12 February 2019

Ends: 30 November 2019

Availability: Sun 18:30-21:00
Tue-Wed 18:00-22:00
Thu-Fri 18:00-19:00

What 2617 People Are Saying
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London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable - food is exquisite and the service exceptional as always!

LD
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a lovely evening here. Staff very attentive and knowledgeable about food and wine. Not a great value, but you don't go to this kind of restaurant for value. Food very nice and beautifully presented. Portions perhaps a bit too "nouvelle" in size.

SI
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my Birthday Lunch Based on a recommendation and it was delightful. If you can spare it, spring for the 8course tasting menu. Would be going back to try other items on the al a carte. Lovely experience!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing experience! The hidden gem of London! One of the best places in town! It’s not just the place where you eat but the place where you experience food on a new level. Don’t go hungry there, because all meals are small but they are masterpieces and absolutely worth trying! They have new set of the dishes every season so.. will definitely be back in December! Thank you guys! You are the best and you 1000% know what you are doing!

AC
London
50 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

haven’t been in 10 years and won’t be waiting that long again. One of my favourite meals in London over last few years. Great menu, the chefs personality comes across all over it and can’t recommend enough

TS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place to have lunch. Service matching the great food. Creative and great tasting dishes. Recommended.

CA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fabulous evening which surpassed all our expectations. Exquisite food, impeccable service all of which was beyond reproach in our opinion. 10/10

We’ll be back!

W
London
66 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Overall good but not as impressive e as last time.
Some elements were not very tasty.

TI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasteful place both in food and decor. Friendly and swift service.

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

Absolutely amazing. Deserves the highest praise, loved it

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

Fun twists to a culinary treat.

GT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Twice recently I have enjoyed the Evening Standard special meal which is both delicious and tremendous value. I would highly recommend without reservation. Food, presentation and service were all excellent.

VS
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food as art, but not in a crazy way! One of the coolest dinners in many months.

d
London
14 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a really lovely meal with friends at Launceston Place. Everything screamed class about the place - the food was inventive, fun, portion sizes were not huge but enough for us, and with big flavours. The service was absolutely Michelin level, and the setting is opulent but not at all stuffy. Interestingly a big improvement on the last time we went (which was a couple of years ago when the place still had a star!). Excellent value dinner at 3 courses for £35 plus a glass of Chandon as well! Unusual at this level, but it works!

TL
Washington DC
168 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant in London. Other than being hard to find, I have nothing but very positive things to say about this place. Great food, great wine and cocktails, great service, great ambience. Launceston Place has it all. I seek it out every time I am in London.

TU
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our lunch was fantastic, we opted for the set menu and it didn't disappoint. The service was spot on!

h
London
163 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nearly faultless

PB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Way too expensive for what you get.

JT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great experience...excellent food and service.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely food and beautifully presented.

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

Excellent lunch - food was superb. Will definitely be back!

MT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful celebratory birthday lunch (first choice for two years running, and won't be looking for anywhere else next year). Fantastic food, full of inventiveness, playfulness and wit. Genuinely the best food I've eaten anywhere.
The Michelin stars can only be a matter of time.

OT
London
28 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still the best restaurant in London, thanks for a lovely meal on our anniversary!

M
London
44 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Launceston Place is a beautiful restaurant - it’s cozy but feels so light and open. We had the Evening Standard menu which was great value, especially with the added snacks and special chorizo brioche. All dishes had clean flavours and were delicious and beautifully-presented. Service was friendly and efficient. It’s a restaurant I would be happy to frequent.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Evening standard deal great food & good value.
Add on water cheapest wine and 12% service
Not such good value for just a pre Albert hall concert .

NA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

Had the dinner on the hottest day and restaurant does not have air-conditioner which was slightly disappointing.


However, food was nice and staff were attentive.
Tried three desserts and love them tham all, especially the soufflé.

C
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect service, perfect presentation, perfect taste, and perfect price! A terrific anniversary dinner!

OT
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly one of the best meals I have ever had.

AD
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and lovely service. We all had a wonderful time. It was our third visit and the food standards didn't let us down at all.

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

The food was fantastic! Very creative and tasteful.

M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing from start to finish! Excellent service and tasty food. Superb chef!

OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We went there for lunch, overall very enjoyable! Especially the foie gras, very well balanced and aesthetically pleasing. The restaurant also really surprised me with how knowledgable and friendly their waiters are.
Only drawback I would say is that the restaurant was slightly over air conditioned, making it a little cold. Lastly I wish there were some music in the background which could have been nice

Z
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening! Served delicious fresh, light, tasty food. Creative appetisers were a special treat. Excellent service - probably the best I have experienced in London. Great value for money having the £30 three course pre-theatre menu. We loved it and will return!

SL
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely loved our lunch at Launceston Place. I have been before for dinner but we booked the set lunch menu which was incredible value at £35 for three courses and a glass of bubbles.
The food was phenomenal and the service impeccable and fun. I can’t fault the waiters who were so friendly and helpful and when we said we were in a rush made sure we got through everything in time.
The restaurant can lack a bit of ambience, and it feels like everyone can hear what you’re saying but the food and service make up for that
Absolutely fantastic, can’t wait to go back.

J
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Almost four hours to be served a meal . Not a problem if we had been informed . Seemed very short staffed . Food was good not outstanding . Wine pairings were very expensive (our choice ) My companion would know quite a lot about wine ,but we did not inform sommelier of this . Not good value and small measures .

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The food was good although a bit gimmicky and the style of the food didn’t suit the surroundings.

The restaurant was very quiet and not much atmosphere. We were a group of 7 and the staff asked us to keep the noise down as another family had complained, which almost spoiled the evening.

There were about 10 courses and the time between them was long. We sat down for dinner at 7pm and didn’t leave until about 11.30.

CZ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a dinner to celebrate a birthday, which was a tasting menu plus paired wines. The entire dining experience was perfect, in terms of food, wine, and service in a quietly elegant atmosphere. The sommelier, Piotr, offered to give us a description of each wine, and he did a wonderful job of explaining the rationale for each pairing. We loved it all!

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

the tasting menu doesnt taste good, its only the looks

j
London
9 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After a few disappointing meals at Launceston place, our most recent visit showed it was back to its very best. We had the pre theatre menu which is ridiculously good value. The freshest ingredients, handled with care and love made for a beautiful meal. Welcome back Launceston place!

DC
London
52 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic!
It’s been 9 months since I was last here and it’s got even better! Great food and amazing elegant service with a great manager in charge.

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