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Launceston Place

#42 of 17,041 Restaurants in London
#45 of 17,883 Places to Eat in London
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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Nestled in the quaint residential streets of Kensington, Launceston Place...
Nestled in the quaint residential streets of Kensington, Launceston Place is an award winning hidden gem. Passionate about using the best seasonal produce chef patron Tim Allen and his team create a menu using simple and luxury ingredients alike. The restaurant has received 1 Michelin star, 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 and 2014 by the AA guide. Open for lunch Wednesday to Sunday and dinner all week (except Monday) 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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  • 328
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  • 79
    Very good
  • 27
    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
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This place was outrageous. It's rare that every bite of a 2 hour meal is great, but this place pulled it off. I've never had pasta literally melt in my mouth before. Crazy. And, they were kind, right on the money for service. I'm coming back (when I save up some more money).

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
dardensmith
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

This place was outrageous. It's rare that every bite of a 2 hour meal is great, but this place pulled it off. I've never had pasta literally melt in my mouth before. Crazy. And, they were kind, right on the money for service. I'm coming back (when I save up some more money).

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is located in a very pretty neighbourhood away from the main road. It is modern in concept and yet traditional in its food. Service are exceptionally good. The sommelier, March, its very good in pairing the wine with the food. He took the time to explain the rationale for the wine that were paired with each course. Highly... More 

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Bendigo, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We are at Launceston Place last night and it was wonderful from the moment we stepped inside the door. Friendly helpful staff combined with outstanding food. The attention to detail and combination of flavours a treat. Don't miss the citrus soufflé. A little gem in a quaint location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The food was outstanding. We had the seven course tasting menu and accompanying wines. Staff were excellent, sommelier very passionate and knowledgable. All in all a very good evening. Well worth its ⭐️

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I've been there recently and I must say that I had a memorable experience.I would thoroughly recomand it and the value for money is really good

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The variety of courses, the quality of cooking and the service provided were simply outstanding. I would recommend it to any of my friends visiting London, that is for sure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We ate lunch in the private dining room with friends. It was a memorable experience. We also had a tour of the kitchen which was interesting. I tasted the best quail dish I have ever had. The head chef took time to chat to us after the meal, which we really appreciated.

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London, United Kingdom
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20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This was our third visit in the last three years. The staff always impress and food hits the mark. Tucked away on a lovely quiet street that can't help to put you in a romantic mood. Sommelier was very helpful in selecting wines to pair with our food.

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Westfield, New Jersey
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39 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood off of the beaten path, this was one of the best meals I've had in London or elsewhere. Service was polite and attentive. Each course was creative and delicious. Cheese cart at the end was amazing. Decor is not grand but adds to the quaintness and accessibility. Would love to return to this special... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

This place is a bit of a walk from Gloucester underground station, but the after lunch walk is good for digestion ... Chose the 3 course lunch set. After 2 amuse bouche, the starter was poached duck egg and it was great. The main of hake with pasta was also brilliantly executed. For dessert I chose the cheese platter and... 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 38 - 98
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

Nestled in the quaint residential streets of Kensington, Launceston Place is an award winning hidden gem. Passionate about using the best seasonal produce chef patron Tim Allen and his team create a menu using simple and luxury ingredients alike. The restaurant has received 1 Michelin star, 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 and 2014 by the AA guide. Open for lunch Wednesday to Sunday and dinner all week (except Monday) 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
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall) such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming and cosmopolitan as it is reserved and residential, South Kensington is always a hit with visitors.
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