Launceston Place

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Modern European
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  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
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

Voted one of the best dining rooms in London, our unique “Chef’s Office” offers a truly exclusive gastronomic experience. The private room is located directly adjacent to the kitchen, giving guests an insight into one of most talked about kitchens via a large plasma TV screen.

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Special Offers

Father's Day Lunch Menu

Celebrate Father's Day with a three-course set menu for £45 per person.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 16 June 2019

Ends: 16 June 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-15:30

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 June 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 June 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: 31 July 2019

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

What 2567 People Are Saying
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TR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Highly recommend Launceston Place.
From start to finish, every mouthful of the tasting menu delicious.
Already booked a return visit

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

The place is incredibly beautiful but the service is extremely slow, we had 4 courses menu and took more than 2 hours, considering the size of the dishes

The food is very tasty but definitively not enough.

We had starters from a la carte menu and the 3 courses set menu but still very small portions

In the other hand the service is superb

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HR
London
71 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding meal and service, really couldn't fault a single thing. The food was beautiful to look at, innovatively presented but above all delicious. The wine pairing was thtoughtfully chosen and explained in plain English (not always the case!) and service was attentive, polished, professional but unstuffy. Really loved Launceston Place and will definitely be returning and recommending.

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LL
London
158 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A nice calm ambience during lunch with tasty food and goid service. Nice little touches with the food.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great time. I love the staff. I want to be the most regular client !

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D
London
12 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I go to Launceston place it is allways lovely from the service to the food I cannot fault this restaurant

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KH
Ruhr region
3 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great , everythink is okay, good foot, good Service, Nice place

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Birthday or romantic dinner, elegant and selective environment less suitable for friends gathering

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LB
London
9 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It’s been a few years since we last visited, so pleased our old favourite did not disappoint. The new decor, and simplified menu, was a bit disconcerting at first, but we soon came to appreciate this more contemporary approach. Food was creative, presented with a sense of fun, and delicious. Service was top notch. Highly recommend.

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B
London
77 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful time. Thank you for catering for a vegan diet too!

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S
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

probably best pre-theatre set menu i have ever eaten. Great food presented well and really nice staff. Service slick and friendly

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

It was a dinner for my birthday.

The food, the service and the value of the experience were much lower than we expected. Firstly, we spent almost 4 hours for the 8 course set menu. The tables that arrived later than us has got their course on before us at the end but my friends and I all finish each course with a relatively high speed. We arrive around 7pm and ended up as the last table of the day. Secondly, the service was slow and it often take us a long time to attract the attention from the waiter. My friend got his phone charged at the reception and it took a long time for us to have the phone back and they even brought us the wrong phone. Thirdly, we brought a cake to the restaurant since it was my birthday, the cake was brought onto the table very late with no birthday song, not even a knife. I have no idea how they expected me to eat the cake, with our hands? When I said that I'll bring it back home with me, they only put the cake in the box without wrap a rope, asking myself to wrap it back. Lastly, the overall service was disappointing, they gave new dishes even though we didnt have all the people back at the table. The table was not cleaned on time and new dishes come onto the table when the dirty plates are still left uncollected. Leaving the restaurant very late at night, the reception was chasing us to get out and leaving us waiting outside the door of the restaurant to find a taxi by ourselves.

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DB
London
8 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent experience, outstanding food and discreet and friendly service.

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing tasty and cute. Especially the price was much lower than what I thought. Highly recommend the cod main course.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and service. 12/10 would go again!

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Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the evening with very personable and knowledgeable waiters and sommelier. The tasting menu and the wine was perfectly paired. Thanks for a memorable evening!

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W
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Service was quite attentive, but not so elegant.
Food was very well prepared and most courses are very delicious (Veal cheek was just above average)
Very interesting starting snacks, yet petite fours are quite average
Pretty good value for a tasting menu

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F
London
37 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our second visit to Launceston Place was delightful. The perfect table by the window, excellent, friendly service and very good food - if the white asparagus had been fully ripe, we might have given it the top score. We dined on the ‘pre-theatre’ 3 course menu . . . until 10pm. This is a lovely place for a relaxing romantic night out. Super!

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

The deserts are amazing!

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g
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, kind service pleasant neighbourhood ambiance

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SB
London
17 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A taste sensation and a special night out even for a seasoned Londoner!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

All the dishes are so pretty and amazing. I chose the five courses tasting menu that price is reasonable! I’ll recommend it to my friends.

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DH
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredibly delicious food. Each mouthful exquisite. Attention to detail amazing but didn’t like the childish menu design and thought the mini shopping trolley was a mistake! But perhaps we were missing something.

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HB
London
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and excellent service. There is a focus on presentation, but happily it is not at the cost of flavour, which is extremely good. Highly recommend.

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e
London
29 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second visit to the restaurant this time taking parents for a 40th wedding anniversary treat and did not disappoint - Great food, attentive and professional waiting staff and extra special setting. We had the Sunday lunch set menu which made it great value too.
Presentation of the food was beautiful with some quirky ideas which added to the fun.
Secluded setting in a beautiful street which makes it feel like a real find. Not noisy despite being near to full at the time we were there which makes it great for talking around the table. Smart restaurant but not stuffy so can be dressed up or more smart/casual and welcomed equally. Would highly recommend - again!

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A
London
7 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just amazing!

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J
London
10 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent fixed price menu. Good and attentive service. Restaurant pretty full, so ambience stimulating rather than peaceful.

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m
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre Theatre dinner exceptional value and fantastic food

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Staff were amazing- so welcoming, friendly and efficient. Food was of a very high standard- we had the lazy Sunday brunch which was fantastic value. Will be back, thank you !!

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J
London
26 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely dinner, amuse bouchée super!

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ET
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best dining experiences we have ever had. Posh restaurant in beautiful Chelsea/Kensington. Extremely imaginative delicious menu with several small surprise/unexpected intermediate courses. Artistic original presentations. Great helpful wait/wine staff. Very Expensive, but worth it if you enjoy a top flight experience on special occasions!!

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A
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a truly exquisite dining experience. I could write a list of superlatives about the food and service although I'm not sure any words would truly reflect the overall experience. It was utterly superb and tremendous value for money. Staff were outstanding.

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JS
London
197 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our second time at this restaurant in a month. We had the set Sunday lunch with a glass of cava. The food portions are a little small, but no smaller that any fine dining restaurant. However, you do get some extras and some interesting and quirky amuse bouches! The rosemary bread is to die for and all the course we had were definitely way above the norm! The staff at this restaurant are all lovely and make you feel very welcome. It is a superb location for a bit of shopping on Kensington High Street, a lovely meal and then a walk in Kensington Gardens.

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S
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a treat, amazing food with an imaginative twist and fantastic service- made to feel very special.

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c
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a very nice experience. Friendly staff and great food.

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service as ever. Some new additions to the menu; always welcome and always a great taste experience

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C
London
11 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my partner for lunch for his birthday and had a great time. Food and service was fantastic and thanks for the birthday brownie!

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P
London
33 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant has been a favourite for some years and it never fails to impress. As ever, everything was perfect and we are looking forward to our next visit.

We went for the four course fixed price lunch and it was a real delight, creative food imaginatively presented and cooked to perfection; coupled with excellent suggestions from the sommelier it could not fail to be a wonderful lunch.

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DN
London
9 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant, underpinned by creative chefs and supported by wonderfully attentive staff. All round excellent, never disappoints!

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service as usual, and the set lunch menu is good value. Have had better soufflé here; perhaps just an off day. Everything else top class.

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