Launceston Place

4.8
2505 reviews
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Modern European
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  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
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.

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

Evening Standard Offer: 3 courses for £30 with a glass of Chandon

From a set menu

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 28 December 2018

Ends: 10 February 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-15:30 18:30-21:00
Tue 18:00-22:00
Wed-Thu 12:00-14:30 18:00-22:00
Fri 12:00-14:30 18:00-19:00 21:00-22:00
Sat 12:00-14:30

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: 18 April 2018

Ends: 25 May 2019

Availability: Sat 12:00-14:30

Sunday Lunch: 3 courses and a glass of bubbles at £38

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

Valentine's Day: Tasting Menu 7 courses for £100

Join us on Valentine’s Day on Thursday 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 2019

Ends: 14 February 2019

Availability: Thu 18:00-19:00 21:00-22:00

What 2505 People Are Saying
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Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Food, service and atmosphere all outstanding.

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W
London
53 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautifully presented and tasty food. Lovely canapés, crab starter, cod main and savarin dessert. Very talented chef worthy of two Michelin stars.
Service excellent and restaurant beautifully redecorated.

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D
London
12 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Launceston place numerous times and in my view it a 1 of the best restaurants in London I have been to Michelin star restaurants and the Launceston place is on a par with some of them its allways a delight to eat their

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v
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks a lot for a wonderful evening. Beautiful plates, creative and tasty combinations. Very well-balanced mix of sweet, savoury, fresh and cooked products. Ben Murphy is an amazing chef and his team enhances the culinary experience with their thorough and knowledgeable explanations. Everything was perfect from the first pre-starter to the Italian espresso!

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CC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely, quiet, cosy location. We had the tasting menu for dinner. The snacks and rosemary bread were a delight and we very much enjoyed the iberico main (never had rare pork before, it was delicious!) and yuzu matcha dessert in particular. Overall a really lovely meal with my girlfriend.

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FT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Immaculate service with lovely food and relaxing atmosphere.

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and wonderful service - beautifully presented, great mix of flavours and nice staff. They really impressed us - especially for London. We will definitely be back.

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RP
London
21 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, lovely ambiance and great service
Excellent for taking one’s loved out for dinner

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WT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Team were happy to accommodate a tight timetable before theatre. Service was impeccable- understated and efficient nice level of engagement.
Food was lovely well thought through and very well cooked and presented.
A really good price for the quality of food and service.
I’d very happily return to eat again.

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S
London
20 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for the special offer menu but the experience was top notch. Great service, amuse bouches and great presentation of the food just took the menu to another level.

Highly recommended!

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KA
London
8 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

WC need a proper clean and facelift

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m
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service & food quality has been consistently impeccable.. the Christmas soufflé is worthy of at least 2 Michelin stars!.. looking forward to Ben achieving this accolade soon with his complementary front house staff headed by Sandro.. go for it guys,..

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food; no sense of being rushed and a great eating experience with friends.

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JB
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant with wonderful food, uniquely presented in a lovely atmosphere.

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DB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superlative food, excellent service, always a pleasure to lunch there; especially with the very attractively-priced lunch menu.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is simple but perfect here.

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A
Sydney / NSW
17 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The culinary highlight of our stay in London. Beautiful food, attentive staff, wonderful atmosphere.

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SJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience for Sunday lunch.

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m
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Pre theatre and on time. Excellent food and service. Wine quite pricey.

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FW
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely lunch with friends. All the staff were attentive and helpful, the food looked and tasted fantastic and we enjoyed the whole experienced.

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k
London
10 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem and both culinary and wine great adventure...I will definitely be back soon. Fully recommend this place!

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c
London
48 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Launceston Place has been on my list for some time. Finally got to go for my birthday; well worth the wait. Exceptional, interesting food which was also tasty though my date was disappointed in the portion sizes. The service was efficient but not overbearing, and the waiters were very knowledgeable. All in all a great experience

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F
London
16 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always - great food (albeit on the miniscule side, but tastes so good who cares!). The four star mark against food is not a reflection of the food but more for wine prices, which are on the naughty side (150%+ mark up). Despite this, LP is one of my top two London restaurants. Would dine there any time!

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c
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food & professional service.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, excellent
A hidden gem

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WK
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience to share with friends. Great service and presentations.

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SM
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite. Friendly and attentive service, lovely setting, and exceptional food.

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F
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic - thoughtfully and creatively presented, delicious food, excellent service.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This might just be my new fave restaurant in London! From flavour of the dishes to the service, everything was just phenomenal! I’ll be back to sample the degustation soon.

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c
London
13 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

mérite une ou 2 étoiles ! tout est
parfait. Délicieux surprenant et excellent rapport qualité prix

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PB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After our first visit to Launceston Place, we all decided we wanted to come back as soon as we had the opportunity. The food is amazing; beautifully presented and delicious. The team there are warm and welcoming. It's an excellent find and I can't recommend it highly enough.

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SL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal at Launceston Place for our wedding anniversary. We had the tasting menu and the food was outstanding, every course outdoing the last. I don’t eat gluten and had a first where I thought my gluten free dessert outshone the regular dessert - my husband was very jealous! Service is impeccable and very friendly.

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OT
London
40 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After a fantastic evening enjoying their tasting menu, I returned for lunch and was not disappointed. This restaurant serves delicious food with whimsical touches. The set lunch is great value. Looking forward to returning.

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PB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

From the initial welcome to all subsequent staff interaction this restaurant delivers in this important aspect. The (thankfully) intended minimalist description of the food in the menu was easily supplemented by the wait staff if necessary. And the food itself? Beautifully prepared and cooked with a true understanding of flavour matches and textures. Our first visit to this highly regarded restaurant and it’s fully deserving of patronage when something out of the ordinary is required. And in saying that the cost is very much within reason for such quality

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SR
London
14 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious lunch at Launceston Place! The fixed price set lunch menu was good value and the food was amazing! Love the new lighter and more contemporary decor and the service is always great

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Angus
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food and presentation. Excellent service. A bit pricey but worth it!

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H
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Launceston Place has just reached No.1 on my favourite restaurant list, overtaking Petrus and RGR.
The food is superb and beautifully presented, combined with great, friendly staff who maintain a level of professionalism whilst making it feel like they are pleased you've come along.
Admittedly this is not a cheap night out, but from around £100 for a set lunch for 2 through to £300+ for a spectacular "occassion" dinner, this place can't be bettered.

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H
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambience, Service, Food all were wonderful. The food presentation was worthy of a photo; it looked beautiful and tasted wonderful. Not enough words of praise to say about this outstanding restaurant.

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Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing find. attentive service, wonderful cuisine.

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