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Apsleys

The Lanesborough Hotel, London SW1X 7TA, England
+44(0)207 333 7254
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Ranked #395 of 17,209 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 am
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Opened in September 2009, Apsleys, a Heinz Beck Restaurant is the first restaurant outside Italy created by internationally renowned chef, Heinz Beck, holder of three Michelin stars at La Pergola in Rome. Heinz Beck soon earned the restaurant its own Michelin Star, when in February 2010 it became the fastest London establishment to be bestowed with the award and maintained this award onwards. Apsleys? stunning Venetian-style dining room, with its glass roof and plush upholstery, is one of the most beautiful spaces for dining in London, an elegant setting for any occasion. Overseen by Beck and run by Executive Chef Heros De Agostinis, who used to work with Heinz Beck in Rome. Beck has created a menu that focuses on lighter Mediterranean-inspired dishes and is concerned with keeping dishes healthy and as approachable as they are exciting. Signature dishes include the magnificent Carbonara Fagotelli of melt-in-the-mouth pasta parcels. At lunchtime, Apsleys' 'Menu del Giorno' is a popular choice, while Beck's seven course tasting menu is ideal for celebratory dinners. The wine list has enormous depth and includes some of the rarest vintages in the world. Apsleys, a Heinz Beck Restaurant is located on the ground floor of The Lanesborough in the heart of Knightsbridge, the restaurant has two semi-private dining rooms available for larger parties.
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I highly recommend afternoon tea at Apsleys - the setting is divine and the afternoon tea is truly delicious, a real treat.

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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Well, the room is beautiful and impressive and the ceiling windows makes the room special and intimate. The service is courteous and formal but also a bit overconfident: its too much at the end, i do not want formal service anymore. The food gave me the same feeling: too complicated and overconfident. The simpler the better?

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LanesboroughTeam, Manager at Apsleys, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. It saddens me to read that we have not lived up to your experience. Please accept my sincere apologies and upon your convenience do contact me on acaujolle@lanesborough.com in order to discuss the detail of your experience. Kind regards, Alexandre Caujolle Director of Food & Beverage More

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Firstly, I understand that this is 'fine dining' and about the 'experience.' There were some positives - the decor is beautiful and the service is excellent. However the food was awful, tasteless and bland. For the price you pay, it definitely does not return any value.

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LanesboroughTeam, Manager at Apsleys, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank for your feedback, I would like to apologise for your poor experience at Apsleys. It is clear on this occasion we have failed to deliver the usual standards you would expect from The Lanesborough. I would like to have the opportunity to discuss with you the details. Please contact me on acaujolle@lanesborough.com at your earliest convenience. Kind... More

Buffalo, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

My husband and I very much enjoyed tea at Apsleys in early December. As it was the Christmas season, a few adjustments to include traditional Christmas tea and fruitcakes were made. The room is lovely and tables have enough room around them to give the illusion of privacy. The pianist was accomplished, the music soothing. We very much enjoyed the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Visited this restaurant last week just before it closed for refurbishments - its a beautiful huge restaurant with high ceilings and lovely decor -the waiters are very attentive but not intrusive,the food was subliminal and everything made our evening perfect i could not fault this restaurant the service,food,staff was all excellent we also had a few drinks in the bar... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

The first time I visited Apsley's was for afternoon tea and we came as a group. Found the restaurant stunning and thought may be worth visiting for a special occasion. About a week ago, I read that it was going to be closed for reburbishment and I thought it may be best to pay a visit before it does. My... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Had our anniversary dinner there. Fantastic ambiance and very good food and service. We had the full tasting menu. The (pre and main) desserts were particularly good. The food came out at a rapid pace to begin but slowed down after we suggested to the waiter to adjust the pace. Will be missing it for the 9 months the Lanesborough... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

For the dress code their website suggested "jacket preferred" however some people were far more casual. As this is such a glamorous hotel/restaurant it is a shame they don't make it compulsory like many other places. We intentionally arrived early so we could have a drink at the library bar and were immediately offered a seat. A huge range of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

i was very pleased with the level of service in Apsleys restaurant. Mathias was very attentive, warm and friendly.He was knowledgeable with the recommendations and able to add a personal touch to his service. He really made our lunch date special. He definitely deserves our special mention and we wish he would be rewarded appropriately for being so outstanding. we... More

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London
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Not impressed at all. Completely mediocre food. Booked through the toptable offer. The waiters were non attentive and not interested in serving. The wine is ridiculously over priced. The waiter who took our wine order was smug and arrogant. The bill was placed in our table without asking for it. We felt like we were being kicked out of the... More

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LanesboroughTeam, Manager at Apsleys, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. I am very sorry that we have disappointed you on this occasion and would like to have the opportunity to make it up to you. If you wish to discuss this further please contact me directly at your earliest convenience on acaujolle@lanesborough.com . Kind regards, Alexandre Caujolle F&B... More

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