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Launceston Place

#54 of 18,317 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
South Kensington
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1a Launceston Pl., London W8 5RL, England
+44 20 7937 6912
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Today
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Nestled in the quaint residential streets of Kensington, Michelin...
Nestled in the quaint residential streets of Kensington, Michelin star-winning Launceston Place is the hidden gem of Kensington. Passionate about using the best of Great British produce and with a constantly changing seasonal menu using simple ingredients, the restaurant has received 4 AA Rosettes, while the wine list has won Tatler Best Wine List Award, the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine and Notable Wine List 2013 by the AA guide. Timothy Allen is the head chef at Launceston Place. He joins the restaurant after seven years at the two Michelin-starred Whatley Manor in the Cotswolds. Open for lunch and dinner all week (except Monday lunch) 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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 303
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great find

Great find, situated on an unsuspecting residential road off the main Kensington High Street. A real gem! Food fantastic. Alongside the mains, the canapés were delightful! Service excellent. One tip though - ask not to sit next to the cheese trolley.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
nicolala88
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Great find, situated on an unsuspecting residential road off the main Kensington High Street. A real gem! Food fantastic. Alongside the mains, the canapés were delightful! Service excellent. One tip though - ask not to sit next to the cheese trolley.

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Singapore, Singapore
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

tried the market set dinner menu on a friday night. canapes served before the appetisers were great. had the quail as the first course and loved the sauce on the main plate - it was just the perfect mix of tastes and never knew quail meat can taste so gd (thought it would be just like chicken). tried the teal... More 

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We previously visited Launceston Place for lunch but this time was for dinner on what was a busy Saturday evening. We had the six course tasting menu that actually ended up consisting of 8 courses with canapés etc. Service was again impeccable throughout and the wine matches were spot on, and included a lovely French Cider. On the taster menu... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My partner and I have eaten at many of the restaurants in the Evening Standard list so had high hopes for this one. We weren't disappointed. Even though we were on the 'cheaper' menu, we were still treated to canapes to start and amuse bouche during the meal. Food was delicious. Staff very helpful and professional. Decor and ambience of... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

What a lovely Sunday brunch at LP. The quality of food is excellent with duck egg as starter, Hake as main, chocolate mousse dessert, plus surprise tasting sample dishes in between. A nice setting, perfect n very friendly service, and also very good value for money. Cant wait to go back there again.Well done Tim.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Had a wonderful dinner with friends and the food was all excellent. Tasty and beautiful to look at with nice surprises that made this more interesting then a standard high end restaurant. Seating was comfortable but not spectacular. Ambience was very quiet. Servers were thoroughly professional and while I wouldn't say friendly I wouldn't say unfriendly. They were almost part... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Launceston Place is my partner's favourite London restaurant so I booked to try the tasting menu as a special birthday treat for her. We also had theatre tickets so I emailed the team and asked how long it normally took to serve the taster menu and whether we could fit it in before the show. The staff were very helpful... More 

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Had lunch here recently on a 2 course deal with tickets to the V&A wedding exhibition. What a delicious menu and what a delightful place! Staff were really nice and made us feel very welcome. The food is served beautifully and there is the option to choose wine recommended by the sommelier, although we were not drinking so didn't need... More 

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

A very special, highly distinctive menu. Each course was subtle and delicious, the wine was fabulous and the service was excellent. A terrific boutique restaurant. I will admit that after the leisurely paced 9 course meal I felt like I had pulled an all-nighter.

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London
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I try to go to Launceston place once a year, because the food is so good, the ambiance encourages a relaxed approach to dining ... Take the time to enjoy each beautifully presented dish, and savour every bite - from the amuse bouche, right through to desert. The set dinner market menu at £55 (excluding wine) is well priced for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1a Launceston Pl., London W8 5RL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighborhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7937 6912

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 39 - 101
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Nestled in the quaint residential streets of Kensington, Michelin star-winning Launceston Place is the hidden gem of Kensington. Passionate about using the best of Great British produce and with a constantly changing seasonal menu using simple ingredients, the restaurant has received 4 AA Rosettes, while the wine list has won Tatler Best Wine List Award, the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine and Notable Wine List 2013 by the AA guide. Timothy Allen is the head chef at Launceston Place. He joins the restaurant after seven years at the two Michelin-starred Whatley Manor in the Cotswolds. Open for lunch and dinner all week (except Monday lunch) Launceston Place attracts a loyal local following, as well as being a fantastic destination for visitors to this charming London neighbourhood
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?