Launceston Place

4.8
2493 reviews
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£41 and over
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Modern European
Top tags:
  • 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 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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Modern European, British
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday- Saturday: 12pm - 2:30pm

Sunday: 12pm - 3.30pm

Monday- Saturday: 6pm - 10pm

Sunday: 6.30pm- 9:00pm
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Phone number
020 7937 6912
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Ben Murphy
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Public Transit
Gloucester Road or South Kensington tube stations.
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.

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Special Offers

Festive Set Menu: 3 courses at £30 with a glass of bubbles

Festive Set Menu: 3 courses at £30 with a glass of bubbles per person (Sunday and Monday only). Credit card details required for for tables of 6 people or more.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 9 December 2018

Ends: 30 December 2018

Availability: Sun 18:30-21:00
Mon 18:00-22:00

New Year's Eve menu 8 courses for £110

New Year's Eve 8-course set menu for £110

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 31 December 2018

Ends: 31 December 2018

Availability: Mon 18:00-22:00

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: 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: 3 January 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: 3 January 2019

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

What 2493 People Are Saying
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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is simple but perfect here.

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A
Sydney / NSW
9 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
4 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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AM
Angus
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration

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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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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
New York Area
4 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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RT
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing find. attentive service, wonderful cuisine.

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OT
London
24 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A short review..... THE BEST restaurant we have ever been to... venue, staff, food.... Perfect

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DB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, as usual. Very creative cuisine, served in a perfect way.

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M
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceeded expectations!

Had the pre-theatre menu, which was of high quality, beautifully presented and with so much complex flavour. The staff were attentive, without being intrusive. Melvyn even had a piece of birthday cake with a candle. What more could we have asked for!

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BD
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Love this place, Sunday brunch amazing value. This used to be just a traditional sunday lunch type of place but now it is so much better!

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DL
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Worthy of a Michelin star

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SD
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A good restaurant with nice and creative food selection; very attentive and caring individuals. Really enjoyed the food and will suggest others to visit.

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LL
London
19 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Never ceases to perform!!! The food of course is Michelin. The service however is beyond. Bravo!

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M
London
36 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful restaurant which has become one of my favourites in the area and a nice lunch place on weekends for us since it's quite close. Their set menu lunch is absolutely divine. Their wine list is great. The service is slightly too precious at times but well done. I would say if you're into more haute cuisine then you would like this place but if you like casual dining, this place wouldn't be the place for you. We've come here to celebrate quite a few occasions and look forward to coming here for additional special/non-special occasions.

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k
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Good food but no real vegetarian option
bad service - took themselves overly important and constantly interrupted conversations
totally over prized - £68 for two mini vegetarian plates and a portion of cheese.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants we’ve tried in London.

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SD
4 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LauncestonPlace is that hard to achieve combination of impeccable service yet friendly approachability. I started with a mojito mixed over lots of shaved ice on a hot day. The 3 course Prix fixé lunch menu includes a glass of (admittedly not my favourite) bubbly - but it’s great value at £20! . The food however is astonishing. The sparsely set tables and terse menu give no hint of the amazing array of flavours, textures and superb presentation. The three superb amuse bouches and my entree of the rabbit terrine with horseradish icecream were the highlights. The aged duck with apricot needed a little more acidity to balance while the cherry dessert was a delicious work of art in itself. A big thumbs up from me thank you chef and wait staff. Loved my lunch!!!!

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RL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spent a lovely evening bring spoiledvand fed with delicious, unusual exquisitely presente good.. Quite elegante attentiveness from the servers.

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