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

Valentine's Day Tasting Menu | £100pp

Treat that loved one to a special tasting menu at Launceston Place for £100pp.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 14 February 2020

Ends: 14 February 2020

Availability: Fri 18:00-22:30

Evening Standard | Three courses for £35 plus a glass of bubbles

Enjoy three courses for £35 and a glass of Chandon.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 26 December 2019

Ends: 8 February 2020

Availability: Sun 12:30-14:30 18:00-21:00
Tue-Fri 12:30-14:30 18:00-21:00

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: 31 January 2020

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: 31 January 2020

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: 31 January 2020

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

What 2645 People Are Saying
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w
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.

J
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

WW
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve dinner. It was outstanding!

s
London
346 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.

EV
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect

M
London
24 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding cooking and service.

OT
Sydney / NSW
11 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in London !!!

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OT
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

FW
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.

OT
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.

M
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 .

JI
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.

JH
Cornwall
9 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Imaginative, impeccable cooking. Highly professional and attentive service.

JL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

D
London
61 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!

SL
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.

DA
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 .

OT
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

really good! every food I like~

a
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!

j
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

K
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

PB
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.

PF
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

OT
London
1 review
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 .

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

Exceptional food and service

HC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious, warm friendly staff. Outstanding

G
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

LD
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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 on 19 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
6 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
56 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
76 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. Deserves the highest praise, loved it

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fun twists to a culinary treat.

GT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

d
London
17 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!