Céleste

4.5
235 reviews
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French
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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.

Special Offers

Mother's Day Brunch: £95 for adults £45 for children

From a set menu with a complimentary Mimosa for Mum and complimentary soft drinks for children. Credit card details will be required to confirm bookings.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 31 March 2019

Ends: 31 March 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-15:00

3 courses with a glass of sparkling wine for £39

Available lunch & dinner Monday to Sunday until 16 June 2019, subject to availability. Dishes from a set menu & subject to change.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 16 March 2019

Ends: 16 June 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-14:30 19:00-22:30

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 2:30PM 6:00PM - 10:00PM

What 235 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

On a Dining offer + a free glass of Champagne. Disappointed by:
- Champagne not being Champagne but french sparkling wine
- Sommelier attention very limited
- Mashed potatoes served with a dish in the menu, charged separatly. Rectified at the end after asking.
- Menu charged 45 pounds instead of 39 pounds. Rectified after asking.
- Food: Risito disappointing with al dente rice/not cooked. Plate was offered to be changed.
- Rest of the food: nice but not excellent. Lots of reapeating type of food between starter and main plate (croquette and oxtail)
- Overall experience: mixed after complaining a few times and waitress arguing in front of us by the end.

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London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful place. Amazing food with top notch service all set in beautiful surroundings.
Went there with my business partner to celebrate the business’s 17th birthday and knew from the start I had made a good choice.
This place will become a firm favourite.

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AN
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Overpriced with tasting menu consist of only 5 dishes without the WOW factor in any of these dishes and most of them were served in the same style white plate. Especially the hazelnut desert was a really bad choice for closing this menu as there is no connection with the previous dishes of scallop and deer and made you feel fed up after even the first 2-3 spoons. No creativity, very plain looking dishes and expensive for what it offers....

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P
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dîner à 39£/pax pour 2 avec coupe de champagne très apprécié! Service très à l’écoute et lieu chaleureux. Très bien en couple.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and great service in a stunning venue.

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AP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great ambience.. nice food and good service. Good overall!

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New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Good service, food and wine list is ok. I believe the menu could have at list 2 more options

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AT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

I booked the Open Table offer. The starter and the main were extremely mediocre and presentation were disappointing. I had oxtail for the main and it was literally buried under a big lump of mash potato - even worse than canteen food. The dessert was the best of the 3 courses - interesting play on citrus fruits. I seriously don't think how they have earner their Michelin star.

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B
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic attentive service. Food wonderful.

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London
13 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I have eaten at Celeste several times before and this time we took advantage of a deal comprising three courses from their menu du jour and a glass of champagne. I think the restaurant interior is beautiful and very conducive to relaxing dining. Table service was impeccable and the sommelier was very helpful in discussing which wines paired well with our different courses. The wines themselves were expensive, but excellent and the food was made using simple ingredients cooked extremely well. We both thoroughly enjoyed each of the courses and thought overall that the menu was very well balanced. We had a really enjoyable evening and look forward to dining at Celeste again.

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London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice occasion and good value.

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F
London
40 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

We went for the special set lunch, it was not michelen star quality, over expensive but the service was impeccable

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AS
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I have to start by saying I expected more. However, this was on 1/1 2019 so it might be ” the reason” it wasn’t what I/we expected?
Would I recommened Celeste on the food? No, not at this time, no. Is it worth the money? No. It isn’t. Not only this is on the higher pricelevel- the absolutely ridiculous service charge would def require more from Celeste.
Ended our evening in the cigarrlounge, or should I say smokingarea? No. Im sorry, yet again.. you would expect more when you think of a british classic..

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Christmas Eve

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

Very good. Dining room is lovely with lots of natural light. Food very tasty. Staff friendly.

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London
13 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous room, amazing service and delicious desserts; Starters and mains were ok/good but not excellent; Loved the place overall but not fully convinced on value for money

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New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We came here to celebrate my mother’s 70th birthday. Upon seating we were handed the prix fixe menu (3 courses). I remember seeing more menu options online so I asked if they had any other menu options, but I was told this was it. While the food was good, it by no means met my expectations for the evening, let alone exceeded them. To be fair, the service was great, the people were lovely. I did notify the manager at the end of what happened and he offered to do something to fix it, but it was late and we had an early flight to catch in the morning so decided to pass. Shame as it was our last night in London. The London restaurant scene has come a long way in the last 10 years. Not sure this would make it on my list of places to come back to.

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SS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food and the service where very good.

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QI
London
60 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding customer services !!

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R
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This starred Michelin restaurant is awesome. The food is delicious and perfectly cooked. I recommend to let them pair the wine with the food because the selection was good (and I am French so kind of fussy). The service is amazing with friendly and discreet people.

Needless to say, it is a perfect experience. I have visited other starred restaurant and this one definitely deserves it.

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AY
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food with great attentive service in a lovely setting. Highly recommend.

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B
London
37 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I took our 8-month old baby. We found this restaurant to be baby and pram friendly. They were very accommodating and we found the service outstanding. The food was delicious and very well presented. We took the 5-course tasting menu with a wine flight, and we found that they did a great job with the pairing. The venue was also very peaceful and the decor was stunning. I highly recommend the restaurant for other families who enjoy their fine dining as it is a perfect venue for all.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I truly enjoyed my dinner. The service and environment both was fascinating. The valet service was excellent. I would like to take this opportunity and send best regards to Mr Josef at the restaurant and Bell man at the front door.

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AD
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic place, great food, great service, great setting.

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Bristol
5 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience with excellent service, food and atmosphere. We will definitely visit again. Loved it. Apart from one noisy and unruly family it was perfect.

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

Very nice lunch
Friendly setting
Beautiful room

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LE
London
7 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

3 courses with a glass of Champagne for £45, for lunch on a Saturday at 1pm. The menu was delicious and well presented, the food not too heavy nor too light. Importantly it was also not overly complicated, which many places seem to be, and instead elegant. We had the wine pairing and thought the wines were perfectly paired and worth the money. The room is beautiful. It was very quiet at the start, only two other tables, however, by the end of our meal at around 3pm the room quickly filled with people having afternoon tea.

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M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Pardonnez moi : mais allez y dans ce restaurant !!! , quelle merveille, merci vous avez une dextérité dans votre cuisine inventive et délicieuse, quel respect des aliments. Je dois vous dire que j'ai rarement vu cela dans un restaurant, accueil, lieux, services, TOUT,
BRAVO Chef et la brigade ! vous faites parti de mes très bons souvenirs et je vous suit sur Instagram évidement...

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London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere of the restaurant is breathtaking and the service was second to none. However, the scallops to start was bland and underwhelming. The main course were two burnt over cooked awful pieces of duck with mini purées around it. The dessert was delightful, however, I would not return and frankly very disappointed as I had high hopes to be a frequent visitor.

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P
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very quiet restaurant - we were first in - but did slowly fill up. We had the fixed price lunch menu which included a glass of champagne. Food was very good -the amouse-bouche and bread were excellent and the menu quite different and original but very tasty. Nice staff. Tables wide apart so great for a tete a tete.

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M
London
50 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found this restaurant by chance while looking for a place to celebrate a special occasion. They had a 3 course special with champagne that was quite a good value and decided to book it.
The hotel and restaurant is simply classy and elegant. I was impressed by the quietly lavish decor and the super high ceilings that was actually a conservatory.
The service and the food was excellent and the courses were wonderful with each having substance and quality. Mind you, the portions are small but I wasn't expecting large portions in this type of an establishment. The bread and butter was exquisite and created a nice start as well as the canopy that was served before the bread. They even surprised us with a small extra dessert to celebrate the special occasion which was a nice touch. I will recommend this place to anyone who enjoys a quiet classy evening. Bonus was the live piano music, it was beautiful!

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M
London
21 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and service. Superb delicious food beautifully presented. Good wine.

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Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent. The food was delicious. We felt a little rushed, with new courses arriving while we were still chewing the last mouthful of the previous course.

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M
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very fancy decorations, excellent live piano music during dinner

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

It was our anniversary and everything was just perfect. The staff made it so special! The little anniversary written desert was such a beautiful and unexpected touch! Thank you.

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R
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classy place, excellent service! Perfect tea time experience in London.

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GM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular restaurant. Exquisite atmosphere. gourmet food. Extremely attentive waitstaff. Delicious desserts. We loved the experience of our dinner.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbeatable 3 course menu this month

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p
London
17 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous lunch. Service great and catered for my dietary requirements

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Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening from start to finish. Setting is formal and welcoming as you would expect. All personnel from host to table and wine service were professional and personable. Went with 4 course menu option and selected a bottle of wine from extensive list. Wine steward/sommelier was helpful and engaging in discussing our selection as well as other wine topics over the course of the evening. Host came by the table later in the evening to ensure all was well. Table service also exceeded expectations in taking extra time to discuss both food and wine. Even personnel attending to another group stopped to greet and welcome us. Next on to the food. Amuse bouche consisted of 3 interesting and tasteful items: snail truffle, vegetable tartar and chilled cucumber & coconut soup. All 4 courses on the menu to follow displayed refined and skillful technique with some contemporary twists. Enjoyed both flavors and presentations of each dish. Well done proper evening with no missteps as everything was in alignment from Michelin star rating to exceptional food and service. Management should be proud of all personnel at Celeste.

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