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Launceston Place

#48 of 17,608 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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South Kensington
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1A Launceston Place, London W8 5RL, England
+44 20 7937 6912
Monday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited with eight colleagues from the office for a celebration. We sat down at 1.30 to enjoy the Tasting Menu with a few extras thrown in. Every course was a pleasant surprise washed down with the house wine. All in all an excellent occasion and we left at 6.30 with no sense of being hurried.

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1 Thank Neilgg
GuillaumeMN, Assistant Restaurant Manager at Launceston Place, responded to this review

Dear Neilgg, Thank you very much for choosing Launceston Place for this celebration. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our tasting menu. I am glad that the team was successful in creating a great lunch for you and your colleagues. Kind regards, Guillaume and the team at Launceston Place More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for a Sunday lunch and the first disappointment was that we were presented with a completely different 'Sunday lunch menu' than the one offered on their website. When questioned about it the staff said that the website 'will be updated tomorrow' (?). Staff then quickly dealt with an ant in the champagne glass and some missing tableware and... More 

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Thank Mina M
GuillaumeMN, Assistant Restaurant Manager at Launceston Place, responded to this review

Dear Mina M, Thank you for leaving your review of Launceston Place following your lunch with us. We are terribly sorry to learn that you did not enjoy the whole experience. I must apologise for the fact that we did not meet your expectations and I would be most grateful if you could contact Anthony Schepper, Restaurant Manager, on anthonys@danddlondon.com... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Restaurant is the best so far from the area. Is always been there, I've been living in the area for more than 10 years, and I thought will be overrated, but when the Evening Standard offer came across including this restaurant, we decided to give it a try, so we booked. Everything was delicious, shame I miss that one... More 

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Thank CloneFashion
GuillaumeMN, Assistant Restaurant Manager at Launceston Place, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for reviewing your recent meal at Launceston Place. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed our set menu and the service provided by our team. I will pass your kind words to the team who will be delighted to learn that you had such a great time. I hope we will have the pleasure... More 

LONDON
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went with the evening standard offer, whole experience was great from beggining to end. Waiters were all very attentive special thanks to Julio for all the advice he provided us choosing the best dishes on the menu!

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Thank MIGUELJS
GuillaumeMN, Assistant restaurant manager at Launceston Place, responded to this review

Dear Miguel, Thank you so much for reviewing your evening at Launceston Place. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our creative menu and the service provided by Julio and our team. Rest assured your kind words of appreciation will be shared with the entire team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Launceston Place soon. Kind regards,... More 

Somerville, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there for the the Xmas Eve tasting menu. 7 courses including canapes and palate cleanser. We also had the "classic" wine pairing (aka the cheaper one :). All in all it was superb, flawless. Servings were on the small size as expected/required for a tasting menu, and each was inventive and delicious, creatively constructed in both look and... More 

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Thank matterbury
GuillaumeMN, Assistant restaurant manager at Launceston Place, responded to this review

Dear matterbury, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review about your evening at Launceston Place. We are pleased to hear your feedbacks on the Xmas tasting menu and the wine pairing. We are passionate about providing an excellent and friendly service. I will be sure to pass on your feedback to the team, and we... More 

London, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

....served with much ceremony. We were shown to a table with side by side seating on a bench with poor springs and wooden slats right where we had to sit Menu looked promising and interesting but when the dishes arrived they were literally served on a teaspoon with tiny portions Problems understanding the waiters and being understood as demonstrated by... More 

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Thank Mildred2011
GuillaumeMN, Assistant restaurant manager at Launceston Place, responded to this review

Dear guest, I am very sorry that your experience at Launceston Place did not meet your expectations. We appreciate all feedback as it is the most valuable way to improve a guest’s experience. Rest assured I will investigate to ensure that this misunderstanding does not happen again. Please accept my sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused. I truly hope to... More 

Norway
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91 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

True gourmet in relaxing atmosphere. We had the tasting menu and truly enjoyed our experience. Expensive but worth it if you are looking for a special treat!

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1 Thank TravelNorway
GuillaumeMN, Assistant restaurant manager at Launceston Place, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to write your kind review of Launceston Place. I am glad that you had such a memorable experience with us. I was pleased to read your comments on the tasting menu and the relaxing atmosphere. I look forward to welcoming you back to Launceston Place. Kind regards, Guillaume & the team at... More 

Boca Grande, Florida
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We greatly enjoyed our wedding anniversary dinner at Launceston Place ! Anthony accommodated us with little warning, was a charming host and even helped us find our way home to the hotel after a delightful tasting menu meal. The superb service and scrumptious food plus the excellent recommended wine made our evening very special. As Americans who get to London... More 

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1 Thank Bruce S
GuillaumeMN, Assistant restaurant manager at Launceston Place, responded to this review

Dear Bruce, Thank you for your wonderful review of Launceston Place. It was a pleasure taking care of you and we are delighted that you enjoyed every aspect of your experience. We very much look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best Regards, Guillaume & the team at Launceston Place More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
175 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delightful service and relaxing, quiet surroundings. The house gin and tonics with juniper berry ice cubes framed the evening...sublime. Amuse bouches and world class food and wine. We were limited for time and we were accommodated. Thank you guys...we will be back.

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1 Thank TrendyVicar
GuillaumeMN, Assistant Restaurant Manager at Launceston Place, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your wonderful review of Launceston Place. It sounds like you truly enjoyed your experience. We strive to deliver a wonderful experience to all of our guests and your feedback regarding both the service and food offering is much appreciated. I will be delighted to pass your comments on to our fantastic team and we hope... More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As part of our Christmas trip to London and after reading the many excellent reviews, I booked a table at the Launceston for my girlfriend and I on the 10/12/2016. Unfortunately due to the high amount of traffic that our taxi driver had to deal with we arrived late for our 19:00 booking, but this was not a problem for... More 

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3 Thank RichieLM76
GuillaumeMN, Assistant Restaurant Manager at Launceston Place, responded to this review

Dear RichieLM76, Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed and wonderful review about your dinning experience at Launceston Place. We are pleased to hear your feedbacks on the tasting menu and the wine pairing. We are passionate about providing an excellent, professional and friendly service, so I am delighted that we were successful in creating such... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 85
Cuisine
French, European, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1A Launceston Place, London W8 5RL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighbourhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7937 6912
Description
Nestled in the quaint residential streets of Kensington, Launceston Place is an award winning hidden gem. Passionate about using the best seasonal produce chef patron Raphael Francois and his team create a menu using simple and luxury ingredients alike. The restaurant has received 2 AA Rosettes in 2017, while the wine list has won Tatler Best Wine List Award, the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine and Notable Wine List 2013 and 2014 by the AA guide. Open for lunch Wednesday to Sunday and dinner all week (except Monday) Launceston Place attracts a loyal local following, as well as being a fantastic destination for visitors to this charming London neighbourhood.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall) such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming and cosmopolitan as it is reserved and residential, South Kensington is always a hit with visitors.
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