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Launceston Place

1A Launceston Place, London W8 5RL, England
+44 20 7937 6912
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Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (120 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (60 reviews)
“duck egg” (30 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
French, European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
1A Launceston Place, London W8 5RL, England
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1 - 10 of 664 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Our dinner at Launceston Place was excellent. From start to finish, the dishes of the tasting menu were well executed, exciting and perfectly seasoned. My personal favourite was the egg, of which I could have eaten two or three! They have an equally interesting wine...More

Thank zebracat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Presa Iberica main course for dinner was tasty. Pigeon was also good. Attractive restaurant in beautiful, quiet location.More

Thank C140
LP_Sandro_A_, General Manager at Launceston Place, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear C140, Thank you very much for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. We are very happy to hear you really enjoyed our Pigeon and Presa, they are definitely some of Ben's favorite on our menu. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

was in London with friends so booked in here for lunch , had the set menu which was excellent , the steak tartare and then rabbit was fantastic !! yes the portions are fairly small but with all the extras they throw in I walked...More

Thank talcy_9
LP_Sandro_A_, General Manager at Launceston Place, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear talcy_9, Thank you for sharing such a lovely feedback on TripAdvisor. We are very glad to learn you enjoyed your experience so much and appreciated our little extras. We believe our Lunch menu is indeed great value and we are very happy you thought...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Managed to get a table in this lovely gem to celebrate my birthday, was slightly concerned due to the last reviews, we decided anyway to book the table to see if they were right or not. Easy parking spot just in front the restaurant free...More

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

Dear massimiliano.mannella, Thank you so much for sharing such a lovely and detailed feedback on TripAdvisor. It gives us great pride to learn you enjoyed every aspect of your dining experience and found our tasting menu, wine and service of such great quality and standard....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is in an beautiful part of London. Minutes walk from the busy Cromwell road, you stroll down a lovely street lined with beautiful houses and bird song. A perfect start to an evening. The restaurant is in a very quaint converted shop and...More

2  Thank Simon R
LP_Sandro_A_, General Manager at Launceston Place, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Simon R, Thank you very much for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. I am genuinely very disappointed to learn your experience with us left you with such a sour taste. I wished I could have received your comments in person on the night you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ordered from the dinner menu. To start with, the menu is very limited and not very interesting. There are about 4 choices of mains and starters. Considering the bill came to about 250 pounds for two people, the quality of food was not great,...More

1  Thank Tariq D
LP_Sandro_A_, General Manager at Launceston Place, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Tariq D, Thank you very much for sharing your review on TripAdvisor. Although pleased you found our team professional and polite, I'm obviously extremely disappointed to learn you felt that our food offering was so underwhelming. I take extreme pride in the food we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food (inspiring combinations of flavours), service, ambience, location and very well priced. Could not recommend it more highly.More

Thank love r
LP_Sandro_A_, General Manager at Launceston Place, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear love r, Thank you so much for sharing you review on TripAdvisor. We are extremely pleased you enjoyed every aspect of your dining experience and found us of good value. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, The team at Launceston...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a fantastic lunch here on a Saturday afternoon from the set lunch menu. The food was outstanding and whilst we only ordered three courses, the canapés, bread course, and other delicious foodie extras that were brought for us to eat were amazing and...More

Thank Helen G
LP_Sandro_A_, General Manager at Launceston Place, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Helen, Thank you so much for sharing such a lovely review on Tripadvisor. Our set Lunch Menu offers indeed very good value at £25/£30 for 2/3 courses and we are so pleased to learn you enjoyed your experience so much and especially the little...More

Reviewed 21 June 2017

I'm fortunate to be able to eat here for lunch fairly regularly when I'm in London. Every visit is a genuine pleasure. Attentive service without feeling smothered, superb wine list to explore with the exceptional sommelier and food that is creatively cooked and presented without...More

Thank Ian W
LP_Sandro_A_, General Manager at Launceston Place, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Ian, Thank you very much for your lovely review. It gives us great pleasure to learn you always visit us whilst in town and we really appreciate your loyalty to Launceston Place, especially as you always feel so well looked after and enjoy our...More

Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

I was so consumed with museum, theater, and gallery visits during an all-too-short stay in London that I had neglected to make proper arrangements for a special dinner on my last night there. So, researching the plethora of top-flight venues on TripAdvisor, I made an...More

Thank Linda P
LP_Sandro_A_, General Manager at Launceston Place, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Linda, Thank you for sharing your lovely review. We are extremely happy you thoroughly enjoyed your dinner with us and, beside the lobster, liked every aspect of it. We pride ourselves on great food and service and feedbacks such yours make us really proud...More

Nearby
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
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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$33 - US$91
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
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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