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Launceston Place

1a Launceston Pl., London W8 5RL, England (Earls Court)
+44 20 7937 6912
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Ranked #52 of 18,003 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $39 - $101
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
Cuisines: British
Neighborhood:
South Kensington
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

The food and staff expertise was fantastic. It's in a beautifully quiet location which just makes for a lovely ambience. The set menu is a great price but can easily be added to with great but expensive wine and extras, but they are all worth it. Go and enjoy.

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UK
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Very good £30 lunch menu with generous amuse bouches and exquisite petits fours with coffee. Starter of duck - slow cooked egg and melting slivers of 'glazed' leg was top dish. Heavenly melting home made pasta with very fresh fish. Expert and professional service. Why not 5 stars? - very overpriced wine - £31 for a half bottle of fairly... More 

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Engadine, Switzerland.
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

This was a family celebration to bring us all together before Christmas. You need a blackcab driver to find it, as it is in a quiet street off Brompton Road. All the staff were very welcoming, courteous and friendly. It is quite a small restaurant with a comfortable, cosy and friendly atmosphere, and has a very extensive wine list and... More 

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retford
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

had our annual Christmas trip to London and,once again went to this gem of a restaurant for lunch. We were welcomed by two of the exceptional team and shown to our comfortable table. The canapés were wonderful and unusual, then we had our starters which were lovely. This was followed by an amuse bouche,then on to main of which I... More 

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wisbech
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Had lunch pre matinee at RAH which is easily walkable from the restaurant. Very welcoming and friendly staff. Had the £30 lunch menu. Excellent value, utterly delicious. Innovative use of ingredients. Amuse bouches, petits fours with coffee, delightful unexpected extra touches. The slow cooked duck egg starter was perfection, Partridge main course tender, juicy, delicious. Both puddings (we shared) were... More 

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Did not live up to expectation. Had the £70 tasting menu for dinner and everything nice but not fantastic. Service very very good and restaurant lovely but the food at that price lacked the wow factor. Wouldn't rush back. Too many other places better than this at this price.

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Ascot
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I can't really say enough positive things about this restaurant from it's fantastic location down a residential street with mews, to the truly stunning food that is Michelin star cooking at its finest. The service was superb, discreet but very attentive. The food was absolutely superb. From the wonderfully rich but balanced slow cooked duck egg and confit leg, to... More 

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dublin
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111 reviews 111 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Went here on a Saturday Before Christmas Really liked their cancellation policy Which stops multiple bookings Great food combinations Super unusual wines Highly recommend

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a great neighborhood place in a great neighborhood! It's tucked away and quiet, which is one of the reasons we enjoyed it. So many places are loud and chaotic these days, and Launceston Place is one of those where you can actually still have a conversation with your companion without shouting at one another. The food is amazing.... More 

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Westport
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I organized a re-union of friends from college for a Sunday lunch, and after much research booked the Chef's table at Launceston Place. I was looking for a small intimate setting with great food. My search was focused on Michelin 1 star restaurants. The experience from start to finish was flawless. I am in the hotel and restaurant business and... More 

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Additional Information about Launceston Place

Address: 1a Launceston Pl., London W8 5RL, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7937 6912
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Earls Court
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
Average Prices: USD 39 - 101
Cuisine: British

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