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Launceston Place

1A Launceston Place, London W8 5RL, England
+44 20 7937 6912
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Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (140 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (64 reviews)
“duck egg” (30 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€€€
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1A Launceston Place, London W8 5RL, England
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1 - 10 of 748 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Took No.1 son for dinner to celebrate passing his professional exams. Launceston Place was a wonderful place for such an occasion. Super service, super duper food beautifully plated and good to eat. Generous with amuse geule and petits fours. While 12.5% discretionary service charge plus...More

Thank gek_lee
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were attending a show at The Albert Hall and booked the restaurant based on it's location and reviews. So, we sort of fell upon this venue, by chance. Well, this isn't a place that you should just chance upon. I was blown away -...More

Thank Marion C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined at the wonderful Launceston Place. There was a warm greeting on our arrival as we were led to our table. After dining here we were impressed with quality of the food we had. The food here was wonderfully seasoned to ensure an array...More

Thank 811michael
LP_Sandro_A_, General Manager at Launceston Place, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear 811michael, Thanks for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor. We are very pleased you've enjoyed your dining experience and we very much look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, The team at Launceston Place

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our dinner was flawless from start to finish. The service was impeccable and the food was perfect. We had the tasting menu and particularly enjoyed the halibut and the beef tartare. The sommelier Phillip was incredible and actually so amazing that my son now wants...More

1  Thank wvandemark
LP_Sandro_A_, General Manager at Launceston Place, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear wvandemark, Thank you so much for posting your review on TripAdvisor. We are very pleased you've enjoyed our tasting with paired wines and you felt so well looked after by Filipe - he's indeed a very passionate sommelier and definitely a great talent in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fabulous evening back in October 2017 at Launceston Place. My husband booked it as a special surprise for me on a trip down to London, and it didn’t disappoint and exceeded all our expectations. A lovely little neighbourhood in London, it was...More

Thank Beth R
LP_Sandro_A_, General Manager at Launceston Place, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Beth R, Thanks for posting your review on TripAdvisor. We are so pleased you enjoyed your meal with us so much and it's great to hear it has created such a long-lasting memory! We really do hope you'll come and see again soon or...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First visit to this restaurant for a lunchtime treat which we booked through OpenTable with a set menu. Lovely calm setting, tucked away between Gloucester Rd and Kensington High St, with crisp white table linen and simple elegant design. Service was perfect. Everyone was very...More

Thank thejks
LP_Sandro_A_, General Manager at Launceston Place, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear thejks, Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor. We are extremely you enjoyed our Easter menu so much and found our food, service and ambiance so pleasant. We do hope you'll come visit us again and try...More

Reviewed 16 March 2018

Guess the title gives my thoughts on this place away. It was an exceptionally good meal and I couldn’t fault anything we were served (so much so that despite not being a fish eater, when I tried my wife’s I would have happily polished the...More

Thank Mike W
LP_Sandro_A_, General Manager at Launceston Place, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Mike W, Thank you ever so much for such a great review. We are extremely happy to hear you've had a memorable time with us and felt well looked after by the team. We do hope we'll have the chance to welcome you back...More

Reviewed 15 March 2018

Enjoyed this fabulous restaurant in a quiet neighborhood on my last night in London and what a treat! Accolades and Awards are well deserved. Many seasonal small plates but will leave satisfied. Appreciated all the surprise treats from the Chef throughout the meal. Enjoyed the...More

1  Thank CinK0804
LP_Sandro_A_, General Manager at Launceston Place, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Dear CinK0804, Thank you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor. We re very pleased to hear you had such a great time with us and we hope you'll come visit us again when next in London. Warm regards, The team at...More

Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We were worried when we arrived with our 18 month old daughter and saw how seemingly small the restaurant looked from outside, but that was not the case at all. As soon as we walked in, we were greeted warmly by a lady and a...More

Thank Sev92663
LP_Sandro_A_, General Manager at Launceston Place, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Dear Sev92663, Thank you so much for posting your review and pictures on TripAdvisor. We are so glad to hear you've had such a memorable Mother's Day celebration and found the restaurant, food and service to your likings - we do indeed love when the...More

Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Has been one of our favourites for many years and today’s experience confirmed why. Food was full of amazing surprises both in presentation and ts9te, service was spot on and the overall environment was delightful. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Launceston Place to anyone and...More

Thank Andrew M
LP_Sandro_A_, General Manager at Launceston Place, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Dear Andrew M, Thank you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor. It is great to hear you've been visiting us for many years and we are very pleased you've enjoyed its latest incarnation, with our new Chef and décor. We look...More

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Janice S
21 January 2018|
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Response from Sue D | Reviewed this property |
There is a room to the last of the entrance where I have seen families with small children quite often, I think it is if enough for larger groups and separate from the rest of the diners. I'm not too sure about the dog... More
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Carol P
16 May 2015|
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Response from EmTee76 | Reviewed this property |
I was in jeans during my visit. Not a problem at all. Enjoy, it's great.
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Borralan
19 February 2015|
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Response from Leo R | Reviewed this property |
Launceston Place is a restaurant and not a hotel.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$35 - US$98
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
Description
Nestled in the quaint residential streets of Kensington, Launceston Place is an award winning hidden gem. The Head Chef Ben Murphy, was named Chef to Watch 2016 by The Good Food Guide and took home the Breakthrough Chef of the Year gong at the Food & Travel Awards. 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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