Launceston Place

4.8
2521 reviews
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Modern European
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  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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

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

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 £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: 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

Pre/Post Theatre Menu: 3 courses at £30

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: 12 February 2019

Ends: 31 July 2019

Availability: Sun 18:30-21:00
Tue-Wed 18:00-22:00
Thu-Fri 18:00-19:00

Mother's Day: 3 courses for £45

Mother's Day: 3 courses for £45

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 31 March 2019

Ends: 31 March 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-15:30

What 2521 People Are Saying
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London
106 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We went to Launceston Place five years ago and really enjoyed it then so with a new chef we thought we'd go again for Valentines Day. It was a busy night as expected even at 9:30pm. The red rose on each table was a lovely touch. The food was exquisite, beautifully presented and inventive. The menu didn't give much away so we were pleasantly surprised with each course. I loved the flavours of the hake course and the pork course (would have loved to have more of that pork!) and the final dessert of chocolate/lychee/rose petals (although hopefully, they'll be replacing their plastic straws sooner rather than later with more sustainable options!).

The service was a little slow - we had long waits for the drinks to arrive and between courses, but it was a busy night.

We thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend.

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D
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

After a visit to the V all for £30. Lovely.

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NS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant and definitely one of the most understated places there is. Michelin level cuisine and incredible service and by far top 5 dining experiences in the UK

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely incredible food and service.

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M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food and service excellent. However it's £130 per head minimum, with only a couple of glasses of wine.
So unless you have the money to not be put off its best saved for a special occasion.

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AJ
London
34 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

This is a long-standing favourite restaurant of ours from its previous incarnations when we used to go regularly with friends. This latest decor and offer is cold, ill-fitting the beautiful Kensington townhouse it inhabits. Previously one felt like a guest in a private home, this welcome has been lost. That said the set menu seemed a great offer at £35 for four courses and a glass of bubbles on a Saturday lunchtime. (I was particularly impressed that my friend who dislikes sparkling wine was offered a glass of Gruner Veltliner instead.)

The set menu had a choice of three starters and mains with veggie, fish and meat options. My crab pasta starter was let down by the very cold filling that made the pasta cold also. The response upon a complaint from my husband was that was the way it was served! My rib of beef with beet was tasty but the beef still a little chewy.

The highlight (or lowlight depending upon your perspective) was the crispy potatoes arriving in a miniature supermarket shopping trolley. Absolutely ghastly! Which causes me to remember the menu itself: each option had an emoji picture next to it So next to the four gras there was a duck, picture of a swede next to the swede etc. The third “course” was a small pre-desert of a bay leaf infused ice cream topped with a fermented cherry. Delicious, but “bay leaf” wasn’t much to inspire on the menu. I chose a rhubarb sponge pudding which was good. Cheese had an £8 supplement attached.

The service was very good on initial welcome and they were happy for us to us while away the afternoon over several additional glasses of wine. However, all three of us found the lengthy introductory explanations of each dish intrusive and irritating. Please just explain on the menu.

I had SO wanted a good experience as I love the venue. I don’t go there anymore because I dislike that one may only have lengthy tasting menus on prime evenings and I can’t eat that amount of food at night, way preferring a la carte. .

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CR
London
25 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, atmosphere, service. Don't understand why this restaurant doesn't have a Michelin star yet..

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B
London
74 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely top notch from the excellent and knowledgeable Somelier Piotr to our cheese loving waiter and our charming Maitre D. And the presentation and food was spectacular. And a pistachio soufflé to die for. Book now. Can’t recommend it highly enough.

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A
London
13 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Very innovative as well.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding

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KS
London
14 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent work by the chef and the front of the house - well done!

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s
London
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great and unique place. Would love to come back there!

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AA
London
31 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A perfect afternoon sitting in the delicious haven that is Launceston Place. The staff are wonderful, food delicious and innovative; a glorious place to while away the hours.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

très bonne soirée !

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U
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every respect

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G
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Food, service and atmosphere all outstanding.

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W
London
54 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
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
22 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
18 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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