Launceston Place

4.9
2522 reviews
£41 and over
Modern European
In line with government advice, we are operating a COVID-19 secure management system* in our restaurant and details of the controls we have in place can be found on our website.

Indoor gatherings are limited to members of one households (or support bubbles). Outdoor gatherings are limited to a number of 6 from any number of households.

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.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2522 People Are Saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.7
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BusheyGirl
London
29 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Although we were sceptical about the menu choices, initially, turns out Launceston Place got it just right. The portions were spot on, less choice but what was on offer was very well done.

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Alfie
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely fabulous

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yummyfood
London
78 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit to Launceston Place and I also recommended it to a friend
We had the three course set menu.
All three visits gave outstanding food and service.
Every mouthful fills you with pleasure with great textures and delightful flavours.
I will be going again ASAP

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vipVincentB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great classy ambiance…quiet enough that you could have a normal conversation, great wine list, excellent food…fresh and tasty. Best potato chip in London I was told…and it’s true.

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HelenT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great value tasting menu, friendly service and delicious food. Would recommend and we will return.

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vipWild44
London
95 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good to be back! Lovely Michelin star quality food with great friendly service In a beautifully located restaurant.

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blonde
London
40 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So wonderful to be out and dining at the fabulous Launceston Place.
Service impeccable but not obtrusive.
Food amazing.
Good value.

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Ammar
London
12 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful evening the food was outstanding but the value of the 4 cocktails we had amounted to the same value of the 3 course meal.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Attentive and swift service. Delicious food.

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DDfoodie
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food as usual the egg and soldiers is outstanding

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vipAle84
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outright fantastic

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vipAH76
London
25 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fanctastic food
Excellent service
Strongly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team is incredible - I am coming once a week. I love it. Merci ! ph

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ChiswickFoodie
London
6 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Launceston place is a true gem. Amazing everything, genius chef and incredible staff.

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DavidD
London
7 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Beautiful food - chef so talented! Amazing service and experience too

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect

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vipHRWLDN
London
91 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I have had in the past twelve months, by far. Superb, whimsical, innovative but most importantly delicious, served with élan and beautifully balanced informality by delightful staff. The Taste of Winter menu was exceptionally good value and the wine list, with its good by-the-glass selection and wide range of pricing means that even adding drinks to the mix doesn't inflate the bill by too much. Ben Murphy is an incredibly talented chef and the restaurant was deservedly busy on a Tuesday lunchtime. I can't recommend Launceston Place highly enough, it's just wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Had the tasting menu - great food and good service.
Unfortunately had a bad experience with the wine whereby 3 of the bottles we tried to order were not available - this put a bit of a dampener on what would have been a really lovely meal.

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Ricardo
London
10 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service! Such a theatre of food

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super cute place, great food, amazing service

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vipforestgateborn
London
32 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This meal experience has been my best! The service plus the mind blowing food has given me memorable experience. My compliments to the chef and staff.

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vipNadimS
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent value for money for the pre-theatre menu!

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LuluR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never fails to delight. The chefs are so inventive- I can’t imagine how long they spend creating their dishes. The service staff are absolutely expert. I would definitely recommend it to anyone

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SabinaC
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great service, they deserve a Michelin star!

JK
JalalK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Food was good and very nicely presented. However the selection choice was limited with no beef or chicken in our set menu. The service was slow but they were keen to bring our bill without asking.

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TonyK
China
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff with great food. Will go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a very special experience.

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viplubo
London
14 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food still exceptional, but we ordered 3 bottles of wine and every one was the last one. Same thing happened last time. You do not expect this from a restaurant like this. Hopefully for the price they charge they can afford to keep a better cellar. still one of the few places n London on this quality of food that does not pushes you out after 2 hours. I also do not like this new trend of one word dishes with pictures, but I guess that is just me. I still believe if you read the menu you understand what you will order helps, but maybe this is old school. I had 3 menus like this in the last week so obviously a trend.

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wineguy
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

food rating based on their lunch menu which is good value and therefore doesn't fully show off their offering but definitely worth our 3rd lunch visit in as many months.

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Julien
London
6 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, very good experience. The staff is very friendly. Compliments to the chef.

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vipWadeW
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve dinner. It was outstanding!

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vipspwallis
London
361 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

As expected all the food we ate was beautifully presented and the service impeccable. However the food portions are very small and without the supporting cast of the amuse Bouche bread and chocolates at the end of the meal I fear we would have left feeling hungry after spending the thick end of £265 (inc service). My duck main although well cooked was in my option under seasoned apart from one end of one slice that zinged into life showing me what could/should have been.

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vipEVGENIIA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect

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vipMdl2702
London
29 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding cooking and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in London !!!

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vipRoryC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very special as always, tasting menu exquisite, pleased to see some changing dishes. Great service - a perfect place to celebrate

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FoodWebb
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely experience as usual. Took someone for the first time and she was very impressed with the food.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was excellent, especially the Pigeon and Duck - abnormal in a good way and surprised me considerably.

The service was not of a matched standard with the food tho. The waiting time was extremely long and the servers were not so friendly.

Overall, it deserves a trial, definitely.

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Melanie
London
76 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always a pleasure to dine at Launceston Place . The food and service are always faultless .

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JoanI
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Overall an excellent experience.
The food was faultless, and enjoyed by everyone at the table.
Service was impeccable, attentive but not intrusive.
Would definitely visit again in the future.

FAQs

Launceston Place is rated 4.9 stars by 2522 OpenTable diners.

Launceston Place does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://shop.danddlondon.com/gift-cards/.

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.