Céleste

4.4
291 reviews
£41 and over
French
A sensational Michelin-starred dining experience on the top of Knightsbridge, with Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace on its doorstep, Céleste at The Lanesborough offers exquisitely prepared dishes that combine French creativity and finesse with exceptional English flavours and ingredients. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.

The setting at Céleste is superb - a richly decorated dining room, naturally illuminated during day by a domed glass roof, whilst seductively aglow under the softly lit chandeliers in the evening. It is a scene that transforms constantly throughout the day. As the light changes, so do the guests; from breakfast time to lunch to afternoon tea and dinner, it’s a beautiful and fascinating spectacle.

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3 courses with a glass of Champagne £49pp

Nov 6, 2020-Jan 4, 2021·Sun 12:00-16:00, Mon-Fri 12:00-14:30 18:30-20:15, Sat 12:00-14:30

Three-course Du Jour Menu, with a complimentary glass of Champagne upon arrival. Dishes are from a set menu. Service Charge excluded.

3 courses with a glass of Champagne £42pp

Oct 1, 2020-Nov 5, 2020·Sun 12:00-16:00, Mon-Fri 12:00-14:30 18:30-20:15, Sat 12:00-14:30

Three-course Du Jour Menu, with a complimentary glass of Champagne upon arrival. Dishes are from a set menu. Service Charge excluded.

What 291 People Are Saying
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vipLM67
London
39 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An exquisite venue with outstanding food and service. We went for one of the live music nights and the music was great too. An excellent and memorable evening. We have been to Celeste before and no doubt we will back again. Great place for foodies and also for special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing staff and amazing service, they made our night memorable. We went for the set meal option which was an incredible value for money considering the quality and the overall experience. Also as we went on Saturday night they had a live piano player and singer which added to how special the experience was. And of course the restaurant is simply stunning. We will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Great food, ambience, service and incredible value. A great luxury that was able to take our minds off current circumstances.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We were waiting to be served for 25 mins and had to rush to finish our meal by 10:00PM, and their excuse was “that we were busy”
Unpleasant experience. Won’t be returning

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AnnetteD
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Céleste would not allow a booking for the menu du jour for a solo diner on their own website. That is the reason why I booked with Opentable.
Céleste wanted £85 for the same time for one person ( Live Nights at Céleste) but would allow booking for two people at same time as my request for the £42.50 Menu du Jour!!!
The hotel did not confirm or deny that there was a policy discriminating against a solo diner on a Saturday evening in the reply to my email.
There was an extremely loud pianist next to my seat, but I was moved at my request with no problem
I was given a half glass of sparkling wine, (I specifically asked to see the label) , half the price of the champagne as described on the offer. The waiter proceeded to spill it on the table, left for the duration of the meal.
No wine menu offered. I asked for a glass of Crianza when the main course was put down in front of me. This was then dripped down the glass and onto table, again not noticed or wiped up.
Halfway through the meal the air con went on above me and It was very cold.
The restaurant was very busy but I had felt rushed and did not receive the standards of service I expected.
The total opposite of Saturday evening was a wonderful time the day before at Restaurant Alain Ducasse which I can highly recommend for delicious food accompanied by superb service.

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viphappytoeat
London
60 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant never disappointed amazing food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
5 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly beautiful, grand and fantastic! Thank you all

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BisB
London
8 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience and food fantastic.

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Eass
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent for the most part but the service average (20mins for a drink to start) and the service charge exceeded the 15% quoted without stating that. Service not up Michelin * standard although masks do make it harder.

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vipCarpediem
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service, and nice venue.
My son and I had a lovely time.
Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience1

Restaurant was pretty empty and so atmosphere totally lacking; food was average cannot believe it was supposed to be at Michelin Star level (apart from the scallops); no where near worth the money.

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vipLionKing
London
94 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

I dined at Céleste with four friends. The experience was surprisingly mixed. The room itself is magnificent and spacious. The food varied, with some excellent courses (e.g. oxtail) to the dessert, which was average. Service was poor, particularly the sommelier. We ordered a second bottle of wine before the main course and it still hadn't arrived once we had finished the main course. We told the lovely waitress we no longer wanted it, only for the sommelier to suddenly appear with the bottle and start pouring. I stopped him and politely said it had taken too long and we no longer wanted it, at which point he aggressively said it had been chilling (um, why?), snatched the glass away from my friend, and proceeded to tell the waitress off in full view of the table. The service then deteriorated, with an hour between finishing the mains and us getting the bill, which then sat on the table for ages with us eventually having to get up to find someone so that we could pay. The most disturbing part of the experience was the sudden change of the sommelier from overly (sycophantically?) friendly to aggressive and unprofessional. We can all have an off day, but his behaviour was alarming and unacceptable. We won't return.

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vipclaire
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great for chatting
Service impeccable
Great value on set meal

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happyfromEaling
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was understated elegance! The service and food were both very good.

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MINJIS
London
9 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my friend’s last day in London. And also it was her birthday. Thank you very much for the best food and service. I love this restaurant. So beautiful. I highly recommend this one.

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Elaineyr
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food wine and service. Magical experience

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Anonymous
London
35 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Lovely setting and friendly service. However just felt something was missing with the ambience. The food itself was acceptable but none of the dishes we ordered would be considered Michelin standard.

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vipAurelia
London
11 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Amazing and tasteful set menu, very fresh and refined. The atmosphere is beautiful. The waitress was very nice but forgot to offer us bread at the beginning of our meal and the waiter at the end counted us a 4th meal whereas we were 3...fortunately I always check carefully the bill...but that was not a nice touch.

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vipLaszlo
London
16 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I where having the 4 course Vegetarian tasting menu. All dishes tasted delicious and packed with flavour. Outstanding dishes: Pottimarron soup, baked cauliflower. Paired with excellent wines. Definitely worth a drive. The venue does have a lot of ambiance and great service

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vipNEIL
London
89 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5* with all the trimmings
A really lovely way to spend a wet and raining afternoon catching up with special friends.

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JennyS
London
18 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A really lovely room - felt very glam and was a quiet world away from the busy Christmas streets. Great food in decent portion sizes, attentive friendly service and nice wine included. Would definitely return.

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AnjaniS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The booking, the restaurant called and was hostile about taking a credit card for the booking and promised to call and confirm the booking 48 hours before our dinner,however, they did not call even though they had assured me that they will call.
They also sent a threatening email that if anyone cancelled after the 48 hours they would charge £50.
We were 4 women and the servicing staff never offered us the wine list nor did they take any drinks order. At the main course when no one still did not come to take the drinks order we had called and order our wine.
They did not come to clean the crumps from the table between courses. The food was nice but service poor and attention to detail bad .
It was over priced for poor service and just nice food.

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
5 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Nice welcome and really fantastic dining room! Service prompt and attentive. Food is really fresh, clearly prepared by a remarkable kitchen team and overall outstanding! The FOH team is professional and has the right approach. Shame about the wine being too warm. Admittedly i was told however, they could have done a bit more in my opinion to ensure that it would chill quicker and surely there are way to do so. With that said i have mentioned it at the time and as a gesture they given us the two glasses of Champagne free of charge which was a nice touch and really appreciated

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KennyB
London
91 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Business breakfast. Excellent food, good service. Very pricey but a stunning dining room which impressed my guests.

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foodie
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The setting is great - very quiet and beautiful surroundings. It is a pity that the food is only mediocre - I would say there are plenty of better michelin starred restaurants and I think they will need to work much harder to maintain their status and customers.

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Anon
London
81 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celeste was lovely. Amazing food, attentive service. Special occasion. Restaurant was very quiet though which was a shame. Also were overcharged initially and had to point out.

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vipGaryE
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Céleste is finding its way to the top of choices for London culinary scene in one of the city’s grandest dining rooms. The wine program and chef continue to strive for excellence. Hats off to the hotel’s leadership for its commitment to a dining experience equal to London’s finest hotel.

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vipLouiseP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!! Always great to return
Never disappointed
Will definitely visit again

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Carmen
London
9 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Celeste had nice service from the staff, and they prepared a decorated dessert to celebrate our occasion. The food was delicious and the interior was very well designed. However the bread that was served was very dry and there was only olive oil to accompany the bread.

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SarahJC
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal tasting menu and service. Absolutely love this restaurant and will be back as much as possible.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant with great service. Food was excellent. We went with the menu of the day, which was great value. I highly recommend it

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Echo
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service is very attentive. We feel very welcomed upon arriving, the staff at the hotel entrance walked us to the restaurant rather than just showing us the direction. The restaurant staff offered a complementary birthday desert with a candle on it, it was a pleasure surprise.

Environment is very good for a date. We went on lunch time, very quiet. The glass roof dome is definitely an add on. When the weather is nice you can enjoy the beautiful sunshine even you're indoor. Background music is romantic type. Probably not an ideal place for family with little ones.

Food quality is good but not exceptional (my expectation is higher as it's a Michelin one star restaurant). However, the desert is fantastic!

Service charge is 15% and they well deserved it. Bread etc were served while you're waiting for the food, staffs are well trained, very friendly, thoughtful, attentive. It's not like some other restaurants changing service fee for nothing.

Overall it was a very good experience. I would recommend it to my friends.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

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vipDuettist96
London
90 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this revamped hotel is perfect, from the tailcoated concierge welcoming you in and noticing the small details- the bag to take, the coat to hang - to the superb food. The Sunday lunch deal is a ridiculously good one; the food is superb, the staff are knowledgeable about it and the sommelier is a mine of information that he is happy to share. If I could, I would go every day. Exactly what a five star experience should be: you feel spoiled and special without feeling faintly embarrassed by it. Staff and service make or break an occasion like this. It appears to me that all the staff here love their job.

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vipcamdigi
London
15 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE SETTING AND AMBIENCE OF THE DINING AREA IS VERY NICE, SERVICE IS EXCELENT AS WELL AS THE FOOD AND PRESENTATION.

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OpenTable Diner
Amarillo
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service and the food was delicious!

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forsters
London
29 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have visited quite a few times. The restaurant is beautiful- in the old St Georges where I trained! The food is excellent and the service is quiet and unhurried. If you go a la carte, it can be quite expensive, but the set menu is absolutely excellent value for money and every course is outstanding. Even the petit fours came inside a tempered chocolate globe. There is a large and potentially expensive list of wines, but the staff do not push you towards the more expensive end and are happy to discuss and recommend the wines at the cheaper end, and let's be honest, none of them are going to be bad!

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Jenny
London
13 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was well presented and delicious- my family have been to many top restaurants in London but never have we tried dishes with flavours that were so unique, even the butter tasted amazing. The service was great -they didn't keep asking us how we were like some restaurants do every 5 min but they were attentive and knew when to come over. It was my mother's birthday and they gave her a complimentary dessert, which was a really nice surprise for my mother. We definitely recommend this restaurant and the chefs.

JR
JamesR
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Céleste was the best experience I have ever had in my life. The staff is excellent and enthusiastic with their work. Our server, Max, explained all the things on the menu with perfect diction and eloquence. The sommelier, Olivier, had so much passion for wine that really made us feel special. I’m not a rich man, but it was worth the money. I can’t wait to go back

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vipQueenie
London
7 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and environment. Friendly and attentive service. Couldnt ask for any better.

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Céleste is rated 4.4 stars by 291 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.