Launceston Place

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2659 reviews
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£41 and over
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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.

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vipHRWLDN
London
84 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
1 review
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
31 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
3 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!

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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
13 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
5 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
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve dinner. It was outstanding!

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vipspwallis
London
352 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
25 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding cooking and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
11 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in London !!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 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
6 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.

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vipJensH
Cornwall
9 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Imaginative, impeccable cooking. Highly professional and attentive service.

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JackieL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely dinner. Great food and service. Will definitely go again.

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vipDavid
London
66 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

I am normally a fan of this restaurant but I was somewhat disappointed on this occasion. The young lady who showed us to the table didn’t know that a smile can speak a thousand words and that a bad attitude would speak even more.
Service rated great from the manager to poor from his staff. Not the norm for them.
Food was great as usual, luckily!

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SiyuanL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very salty. We had to drink two big bottles of water between two of us just to survive the night. Heard similar comments from the guests at the table next to us.

It was not late, but the waitress was desperate to clean the table even when I was still eating with the spoon in my hand.

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DANIEL
London
15 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Exceptional and creative cuisine. The Sunday lunch menu was very good value for money . Very chic place .

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OpenTable Diner
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

really good! every food I like~

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vipaymar
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a fun way of writing a menu, of putting humour in the serious business of good food. Great twist in all dishes & an overall amazing delicious experience & ambiance ! Keep it up!

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vipjeeps34
London
11 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a lull in quality in 2018, Launceston place is back to its best. Superb food, equally good service in a relaxed atmosphere. The only complaint I'd have is that the portions, even for a fine dining restaurant, are small

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Krystyna
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! This was our third visit and it was even better than the last.

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PeterB
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Pre theatre menu very good value BUT can feel very rushed as kitchen doesn’t start until 1800h. Even 15 mins earlier would help.

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vipPatrickF
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding quality and value. Had the GBP 30 menu, which seemed underpriced given the quality: foi gras, fish, and tiramisu. Very well prepared, super tasty. Definitely worth returning

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gourmet food with interesting amuse bouches for only £30 on the prix fixe. Lovely subdued lighting enhanced the relaxed atmosphere .

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Birdie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service

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LondonFrequentdiner88
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Bad value, very dirty toilets at start of lunch, no excuses there. Tiny portions, bread is a course, never get offered more, left starving. Go elsewhere, this place isn't worth it.

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HowardC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious, warm friendly staff. Outstanding

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vipGoekhan
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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