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Launceston Place

1a Launceston Pl., London W8 5RL, England (Earls Court)
+44 (020)-7937-6912
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Ranked #25 of 16,892 restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $43 - $111
Hours:
Sun 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Earls Court
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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Cambs
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Myself my sister and my mother recently had lunch here on a Saturday afternoon. We booked the table via the website and the service via email was faultless before our arrival. On arrival for lunch we were greeted at the door by a young and helpful gentlemen. Our coats were taken and we were shown directly to our table. We... More

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Came here during a boiling hot day for lunch, lovely air conditioned space with well trained staff, the tasting menu was very accomplished and very generous in size. One fun issue, I think they used jalapeño's instead of padron peppers, (as everyone's "padron" was viciously hot, and the shape gave it away as well) which made for a very interesting... More

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Ixelles, Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

A table for 2 in this romantic restaurant is perfect for a wedding anniversary, as it was the case for us. Service was very present and dinner was delicious.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I have lunched here twice in the last month, and on both occasions have a had a wonderful time. The service is second to none, professional and yet welcoming and friendly. The set lunch menu is a great choice and for starters, the duck egg as well as the spring salad, are favourites. I ordered the sole on both occasions... More

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London
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Visited here for our anniversary and decided to come for lunch and had a fantastic time. Firstly - the service is fantastic, really professional, always there when you need them, not there when you don't. There are a couple of options available - a la carte, the 'market menu' and the Sunday lunch menu.I ordered off the market menu and... More

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Austin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Launceston Place is one of our top London restaurants. This restaurant offers excellent food, wine and service surrounded by a lovely atmosphere. I could find no faults in this restaurant and with three courses for £ 95 it’s a great deal for this Michelin-starred restaurant in the heart of London's South Kensington.

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

On a recent trip to London for Wimbledon, we dined at Launceston Place. Firstly, the staff was as good as any we've experienced. The noise level which in today's resturant as theatre was outstanding in that it allowed for conversation but there was also wonderful atmosphere. Most importantly, the food was phenomenal. First the bread, both sourdough and caramelized onion... More

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London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I have been to this restaurant many times now, and the food has been consistently interesting, well balanced and extremely well cooked. Though it may not be breaking any culinary boundaries, I have not yet been disappointed by anything I have eaten here. The service is some of the finest of any restaurant I have eaten in - the waiters... More

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London
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Went on Saturday night with friends . It's the tasting only menu on Saturday nights. So sensible ! We had the wine pairing option which was excellent and very well thought out . Great matches on every course . The food and service was outstanding as always. Post dinner we had a drink in the bar , and service seemed... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

I have a group of friends, who visit different restaurants every few months, it was my turn to choose this time, and I'd been wanting to go to Launceston Place for a long time, I'm very glad we went, as this is one of the best restaurants I've been to. Initially we were a little concerned that the tasting menu... More

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