Launceston Place

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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.

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

London Restaurant Festival: 8 course tasting menu & wines for 2 £298

From a set menu.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 1 October 2019

Ends: 30 November 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-14:30 17:30-22:00
Tue 17:30-22:00
Wed-Sat 12:00-14:30 17:30-22:00

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: 30 November 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 November 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 November 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: 30 November 2019

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

What 2635 People Are Saying
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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.

DC
London
56 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
13 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
5 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
5 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
50 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
71 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Overall good but not as impressive e as last time.
Some elements were not very tasty.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. Deserves the highest praise, loved it

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
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!

TL
Washington DC
168 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in London. Other than being hard to find, I have nothing but very positive things to say about this place. Great food, great wine and cocktails, great service, great ambience. Launceston Place has it all. I seek it out every time I am in London.

TU
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our lunch was fantastic, we opted for the set menu and it didn't disappoint. The service was spot on!

h
London
163 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nearly faultless

PB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Way too expensive for what you get.

JT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience...excellent food and service.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely food and beautifully presented.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent lunch - food was superb. Will definitely be back!

MT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful celebratory birthday lunch (first choice for two years running, and won't be looking for anywhere else next year). Fantastic food, full of inventiveness, playfulness and wit. Genuinely the best food I've eaten anywhere.
The Michelin stars can only be a matter of time.

OT
London
28 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still the best restaurant in London, thanks for a lovely meal on our anniversary!

M
London
45 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Launceston Place is a beautiful restaurant - it’s cozy but feels so light and open. We had the Evening Standard menu which was great value, especially with the added snacks and special chorizo brioche. All dishes had clean flavours and were delicious and beautifully-presented. Service was friendly and efficient. It’s a restaurant I would be happy to frequent.