Céleste

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249 Reviews
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£41 and over
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French
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
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

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: 17 June 2019

Ends: 2 July 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 249 People Are Saying
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ST
London
41 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One of my favourite lunch time venues, excellent value with the lunch deal - we will be back!

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m
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Beautiful place. The food was high quality as well. A rare find.

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C
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, great food.

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OT
London
13 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Was a nice experience and the staff was lovely. Ended up going for the tasting menu...which was overall nice but nothing excited me about the dishes..I was expecting more from a Michelin restaurant

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EH
London
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the staff were very polite and friendly.

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m
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As we say in Paris, ce fut un dîner céleste! You could translate in English by awesome

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ST
London
41 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely lunch and setting, good value with the lunch deal.

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t
London
393 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

What is the point of a discounted set menu if there is nothing on offer that is good enough to make customers want to return for more?

The set menu is good value but nothing to suggest a far superior chef or anything worth returning for.

So you discounted and not gained a new fan.
What’s the point?

Set menus must entice the customer to be eager to return for the full tasting menu.

When you give the customer exactly what they paid for. The ingredients, the cooking methods, the presentations, are all priced right.
So what?
What do they have to look forward to?

What have you really achieved?

The customer would go away with no WoW!

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w
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Very limited menu that doesn’t have options and the service was not to the standard to the restaurant

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambient is great in the beautiful interior setting. We had the three course lunch menu, which was nice. Overall we had a great lunch experience there.

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and fantastic venue.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice atmosphere,the food was good

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DB
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
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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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
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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E
New York Area
51 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
6 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic attentive service. Food wonderful.

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d
London
14 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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OT
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
45 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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OT
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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d
London
18 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
4 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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OT
Bristol
6 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
9 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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