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Promotions

Sunday: 3 courses and a glass of bubbles at £35
Lunch Menu: 2 courses at £23
Pre-Theatre Menu: 3 courses at £30
Mother's Day: 3 courses for £45
Valentine's Day: Tasting Menu 7 courses for £100 incl. canapés.

Promotions

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

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: 1 January 2018

Ends: 28 February 2018

Availability: Sun 12:00-15:30

Lunch Menu: 2 courses at £23
Details

Choose from a set menu, 2 courses at £23.00 and 3 courses £28.00. Credit card details required for bookings of tables above 6 people.

Terms and Conditions: Includes Vat, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 People

Starts: 4 December 2017

Ends: 28 February 2018

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

Pre-Theatre Menu: 3 courses at £30
Details

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: 1 January 2018

Ends: 28 February 2018

Availability: Sun 18:30-21:00
Tue-Fri 18:00-19:00

Mother's Day: 3 courses for £45
Details

Mother's Day: 3 courses for £45

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 People

Starts: 11 March 2018

Ends: 11 March 2018

Availability: Sun 12:00-15:30 18:30-21:00

Valentine's Day: Tasting Menu 7 courses for £100 incl. canapés.
Details

Join us on Valentine’s Day on Tuesday 14 February and expect an evening of decadence and indulgence with our bespoke Tasting Menu priced at £100 per person, including canapés.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 People

Starts: 14 February 2018

Ends: 14 February 2018

Availability: Wed 12:00-14:30 18:00-22:00

About Launceston Place

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 2 AA Rosettes in 2017, 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.

1A Launceston Place
Kensington
London, W8 5RL
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Modern European, British

Hours of Operation:

Wednesday - Saturday: 12pm - 2:30pm

Sunday: 12pm - 3.30pm

Tuesday - Saturday: 6pm - 10pm

Sunday: 6.30pm- 9:00pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£41 and over

Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7937 6912

Website:
http://www.launcestonplace-restaurant.co.uk/

Public Transport:

Gloucester Road or South Kensington tube stations.

Executive Chef:
Ben Murphy

Additional:
Banquet, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

Launceston Place Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasions (95)
Creative Cuisine (74)
Romance (73)
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Good for a Date (69)
Tasting Menu (69)
Fit for Foodies (64)
Good for Anniversaries (63)
Quiet Conversation (61)
Notable Wine List (55)
Lunch (43)
Good for Birthdays (42)
Neighbourhood Gem (40)
Business Meals (36)
Cosy (25)
Worth the Drive (24)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
Sunday Lunch (20)
Seasonal (17)
Local Ingredients (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Authentic (12)
Hot Spot (8)
Healthy (8)
Brunch (4)
Casual (4)
Group Bookings (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Scenic View (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
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 (London)·Dined 3 days ago

This is the 4th time we’ve been and it is always a great eve, the food has always been fantastic and the service is outstanding, this place never disappoints, we absolutely love it. Thank you

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined 3 days ago

Outstanding food and service
The wine pairing was completely on point and sommelier was very informative and friendly, he really made our night.
Thanks again for a brilliant night.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 3 days ago

Booked Launceston Place for dinner to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. It was a fantastic choice. The food was delicious, the wines complimented the food perfectly, the service excellent and the ambience nicely romantic. We splashed out for the tasting menu with the wine pairing and think it was well worth the (not cheap) price.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (London)·Dined 4 days ago

A great dining experience with beautifully prepared and cooked food. Excellent choice for foodies (prepared to pay a bit!).

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 7 days ago

I could fault absolutely nothing at all. The food was amongst the best I have eaten recently. The wine list looked excellent (although we were on a detox January). The service was exemplary. The only slight negative was that the mood music was rather loud, so having an intimate chat across the table meant having to raise one's voice. Aside from that, 5* from me. Will def come back...but please turn the "musak" down a touch.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (London)·Dined 7 days ago

I've been to Launceston Place before and the food has always been outstanding. On this occasion I took advantage of the January offer they are currently running and took a friend to experience the restaurant. I'm pleased to say the food and service lived up to my expectations. The service and presentation were flawless and the food amazing and memorable. Launceston Place is one of the very best restaurants I've dined at in London and I would recommend it unreservedly. If I have one criticism it is the cost of the wine, which does seem a little over-priced, although the selection cannot be faulted.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (London)·Dined on 14 January 2018

Fantastic food, impeccable service. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (London)·Dined on 13 January 2018

Absolutely fantastic experience. Exceptional service and food. Would highly recommend

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on 13 January 2018

had the 3 course meals - delicious, well executed and value for money. Had an amazing dining experience

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals
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·Dined on 13 January 2018

Best cod I have had in years. Great service. Many surprising courses.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 12 January 2018

Everything about this experience was good- staff were attentive knowledgeable and just the right level of attention. Food- divine- attention to detail was amazing and th flavours sublime. This will be getting its star back soon and I can’t wait to come back and visit!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 10 January 2018

As usual our lunch at Launceston Place was a culinary and atmospheric delight. The surroundings are tasteful (in all senses!), there is no loud music playing and there is no din of too many people talking too loudly in too small a space. The ambience is utterly classy but never pretentious and the service is impeccable. Last but not least the food and drink: A glass of English champagne provided the perfect aeperitif. My lunching partner's main course of duck was perfection and my choice of cod with cauliflower and lime was a revelation to my tastebuds. I am looking forward to my next visit!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on 7 January 2018

Fabulous evening to celebrate a birthday. Food was excellent and the service was first class. Each dish explained in detail. No issues with a gluten free solution for each dish I chose. Wonderful experience all round.

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 7 January 2018

Launceston Place proved to be the perfect venue for a long late lunch last Sunday ahead of a show at The Royal Albert Hall.
The food was simply divine and the service was excellent. The set menu and glass of bubbles was absolutely amazing value.
We’re already looking forward to the next time we visit London for a show as it will be the perfect excuse to return!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on 6 January 2018

Wow. Fantastic meal start to finish. My wife and I try love food and try and eat at tasting menu's as often as possible and we both thought this was one of the best we've had in years. We started with a nice cocktail at the bar before sitting where I had a negroni and she had a gin and tonic - both nice. We then both did the tasting menu and I had the wine pairing while my wife just ordered a glass of Cabernet Franc and we were both pleased with the outcome. As for the food, there were a few small plates before the amuse bouche and they were great. Then the actual dishes started coming and they were somehow each better than the last. For my wife, her favorite was the Celeriac and for me it was the Venison but honestly everything was pretty spectacular. Service was excellent as well and although it's obviously not cheap we felt the price was pretty good for such a high quality experience.

Highly recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on 6 January 2018

very very very very very good and excellent food service

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on 5 January 2018

Just wonderful food and drink! We had been on vacation for almost two weeks and this was the BEST martini since we left the US

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 3 January 2018

This place is wonderful! Nice ambient, very professional staff and amazing food! Recommended!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on 31 December 2017

Amazing food, great attention to detail. Excellent sommelier and wine list. Lovely staff! Definitely would recommend!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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food4
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 (London)·Dined on 24 December 2017

Really nice restaurant, presentation interesting and beautiful that will falling love with chef~

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 (London)·Dined on 23 December 2017

A truly outstanding experience with brilliant service and food served as art pieces! Booked the table for lunch with a very good deal. Highly recommend for the fine dinning experience.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 21 December 2017

Great 'fine dining' in a very pleasant part of Kensington! Exemplary service and good atmosphere! Thank you.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on 21 December 2017

Set menu for lunch which was exquisite. Real value for money with all the amuse-bouche plates thrown in as well.

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 (Österreich)·Dined on 19 December 2017

Again, efficient service, not overbearing staff and delicious food in discrete environment

Tags: Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 19 December 2017

Exceptional experience from the moment we walked in the door. We'll be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 17 December 2017

Great Menu and great service. Would go again, next time we visit the Albert Hall, in fact.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 16 December 2017

Where to begin? This has been the best dining experience I have enjoyed in six and a half years of London. I have travelled the world the last three years (well over thirty countries visited), and this has the best intimate dining experience I have had the pleasure of sharing with my girlfriend. To you this is still a stranger’s review of course, but it might help you to know that wherever I travel I always try to seek out the best local food and restaurants. I scrutinise food more than I probably should. And this place leaves nothing unthought of.

Visiting on a Saturday, we were served the tasting menu, which we ordered with the standard wine pairing. I read reviews online of people finding the dishes to be small. Which they are. Which is excellent. Because there are many. 16 individual dishes, including 3 hors d’œuvres.

If you are looking for a place that will deliver a vast range of textures, colours, techniques, exciting flavours and flavour combinations (Oh my god the strength of the umami flavours of the mushroom dish is off the charts), all done to impeccable standard, this is the place to go.

With the standard wine pairings the master sommelier succeeds in finding that fine balance of outstanding flavours that heighten those found on your plate with overpowering. It was like a ballet unfolded in my mouth when the cream sherry paired with the egg soldiers. The explanations that came with every pairing really added some depth to the enjoyment of the drinks and plates.

Service was excellent. All wait staff seemed to speak fluent French and English and are very acute in taking care of requests.

I mentioned the mushroom dish earlier, that was served to my girlfriend who doesn’t eat fish. And it blew my halibut straight out the door. Mentioning this to the manager he promptly brought out an identical plate for me to enjoy. It’s the dish that will bring me back to the restaurant.

Go here if you can. Before, and after Ben Murphy takes home all those stars.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on 16 December 2017

I went for lunch with my dad for a special meal. The food was amazing and original, definitely the best restaurant I have been in the last few years, great attention to details and preparation!
Service was also impeccable! I absolutely recommend it!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 15 December 2017

A simple menu but the food was amazing, beautifully presented and tasted gorgeous. The staff were attentive and knowledgable and the wine menu extensive with plenty of choice by the glass. An absolute gem of a restaurant.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on 15 December 2017

In one word - spectacular! Fantastic food, great ambiance, lovely that the music wasn’t too loud to carry a conversation. Service was excellent - attentive without being intrusive. Will definitely go there again for another memorable dinner!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on 13 December 2017

Lovely restaurant with first class food, wine and service.

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 (London)·Dined on 13 December 2017

The chef went beyond the menu to cater to my friend who has multiple allergies! Just amazing

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on 9 December 2017

We had a really enjoyable dinner and the restaurant exceeded almost all of our expectations. We would go back for a meal at the drop of a hat! The wine pairing with the prix fixe was outstanding and the sommelier spent a considerable amount of time going over the pairings. The reason for the four stars with service was because when the food was described, it was difficult to catch everything about the dish. If the staff slowed down when describing the food, I would up it to five stars for service.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (London)·Dined on 9 December 2017

Highly recommended, lunch menu fantastic, very reasonable for delicious food. Great service and reasonable wines too. Will definitely come back

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on 8 December 2017

Excellent lunch to celebrate my wife's birthday. The service was very friendly and first class and the food was amazing quality! Wow! This is definitely always our first choice when we visit London from South Wales. Thank you!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 3 December 2017

Great service in a super location with wonderful food

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on 3 December 2017

My mother and I came for Sunday Lunch to celebrate her 70th Birthday. The food and service was exceptional. We chose the 3 course lunch which was delicious (Butternut Squash and Octopus to start with Cod and Chicken for main courses. Finishing with Souffle and the excellent Cheese selection). Even the "side" dishes between courses were lovely. Well worth a visit. I will splash out and try the taster menu next time. Excellent Restaurant.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on 3 December 2017

Fantastic service and food. Thank god is hasn't got a star (yet) as it is fantastic value for money !! Will definately be going again - if only for the cheese selcetion and the wine !

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Kent)·Dined on 2 December 2017

Had a fabulous meal and evening on Saturday 2nd. Tasting menu and preceding tasters were all very good. We enjoyed every course, some of us liked different things about the same dishes but nobody disliked any part.
The service was extremely good, from arrival and aperitifs all the way through, all of the staff being friendly and engaging and ready to answer any queries.
Thoroughly recommend this to anyone.

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·Dined on 1 December 2017

I had pidgeon and for main course deer and the food and service was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion
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