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Launceston Place

1a Launceston Place, Kensington, London, W8 5RL

(((() Modern European
  • Launceston Place - London
  • Launceston Place - London
  • Launceston Place - London
  • Launceston Place - London
  • Launceston Place - London
  • Launceston Place - London
  • Launceston Place - London
  • Launceston Place - London
  • Launceston Place - London
  • Launceston Place - London
  •  - London
Opening hours
Tuesday: 18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 18:00 - 22:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 15:30 & 18:30 - 21:00.

Fantastic experience!

Siyu Chen 24 April 2017
from Oxford

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Found on its namesake street in well-heeled South Kensington, Launceston Place boasts wide acclaim for its intricately-crafted Modern European cuisine. In 2013, Launceston Place’s ‘Notable Wine List’ AA award was 1 of only 7 awarded to London restaurants that year.

One of London's most exciting chefs, head chef Ben Murphy brings a visionary approach to the Launceston Place menu. Alongside regularly changing market and tasting menus, sublime a la carte dishes include monkfish with banana, onion and red wine, or beef with pear, Stilton and cumin.

The wine list at Launceston Place in Kensington is compiled by award-winning sommelier, Piotr Pietras. Having honed his skills working at some of the best restaurants in London, the team ensures only the finest wines are selected to accompany Chef Murphy’s exquisite food.

An elegantly understated setting, the dining room at Launceston Place in London features light grey walls and plush banquette leather seating. High Street Kensington Tube Station is a 10-minute walk away.

Launceston Place

1a Launceston Place, Kensington, London, W8 5RL

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4.6 (((() (based on 24 reviews)
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  • dinner (19)
  • romantic (15)
  • lunch (11)
  • luxury (11)
  • private dining (5)
  • business (4)
  • entertainment (2)
  • trendy (2)
  • value (2)
  • child friendly (1)
  • large parties (1)
  • ((((( 24 April 2017 by Siyu Chen from Oxford

    Fantastic experience!

  • ((((* 23 April 2017 by Angela Sam from London

    Just made my London favourite restaurants list!

  • ((((( 14 April 2017 by Jasmin from Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

    Lovely restaurant
    Exquisitely presented food
    Great service
    The set menu offered extremely good value for money with many extras
    Would love to return

  • ((((( 31 October 2016 by Clare Montebello from Maidstone

    Wonderful food, I had crab to start and cod for main. Both were utterly delicious. The service was excellent and the ambience was good, it was a lovely lunch.

  • ((((( 27 October 2016 by Brenda from London

    The service is very attentive and we felt very welcome.

    The dishes were incredibly generous. Three courses was in fact about seven With all the chefs complimentary dishes

    The meal was sensational. Every dish was well presented and of michelin star quality.

  • ((((* 21 October 2016 by Julia Searle from London

    We were a bit late as found it tricky to find, but the staff were courteous. The seating was comfortable and relaxed.
    We had two courses crab followed by cod.
    The crab was exquisite although quite a lot of mash potato with it. My daughter particularly enjoyed the champagne accompaniment, a wonderful post birthday treat.

  • ((((( 17 October 2016 by LM from London

    The menu and service were excellent and a great value for London Festival. Very generous cheese platter and lots of smal extras to make this a special experience. Good for both lunch or dinner.

  • (**** 15 October 2016 by Thorsten S from London

    The restaurant ambience as well as the quality of the food was good and my wife and I would have enjoyed the restaurant. The issue was the customer service. One of our courses was served in a small glass bowl. Halfway through the dish I realised that the inner glass bottom of the bowl was shattered while still intact from the outside. I felt very uncomfortable and was worried that I ate small splinters of glass. I raised it with the waiter and he said he would check in the kitchen. After a couple of minutes he came back and said that the dish was fine leaving the kitchen and whether I wanted another dish. I declined and said that I was worried that I ate glass and recommended that they should not use those delicate bowl which cracked. While I was worried about my health, the waiter clearly could not care less. When I settled the bill and was asked how the experience was, I told the new waiter that I really did not appreciate how the situation was handled. it is not ok to be eating out of a shattered glass bowl. The lady said "understood, but if you would die, at least you had a nice last supper". I found this just amazing. sorry but if you have caused a problem, please have the decency to apologise. Acknowledge that your customer feels uncomfortable because of glass splinters in the food and tell him how sorry you feel and you will make sure this will not happen again. Just show some kind of concern. A nice evening ruined thanks to a tactless behaviour of the staff. If you want to be abused, I highly recommend a visit.

  • ((((* 13 October 2016 by Jerome from London

    The sunday lunch offer gives a very nice value. Dishes were just great.
    The glasses of wines were fantastic.

  • ((((( 11 October 2016 by Julia Helen Burgess from Plymouth

    The best Sunday lunch we have ever eaten. The beef was amazing. Food beautifully presented. Attentive but not overbearing service.

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