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“Perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Launceston Place

Launceston Place
Ranked #58 of 22,373 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $32 - $90
Cuisines: French, European, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: South Kensington
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 Raphael Francois and his team create a menu using simple and luxury ingredients alike. The restaurant has received 2 AA Rosettes in 2017, 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.
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

I've been lucky enough to eat at Launceston Place twice and both times I've been completely blown away by how amazing this restaurant is. The surroundings are comfortable, the staff are attentive and helpful and I've never eaten better food in my life. If you're looking to have a special meal out in London, Launceston Place is the place to go.

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank David R
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London, UK
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Give your tastebuds a treat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

We celebrated my fiancé’s birthday here on Saturday night. It was reasonably busy but our side of the restaurant was quite quiet and we prefer a buzzier atmosphere. Tasting menu did not disappoint. We’re amateur cooks / wannabe foodies, and each dish shouted skill, inventiveness and quality ingredients. Flavours and textures were delightful. For example, the cauliflower mousse was so light it almost wasn’t there and then the delicious surprise of a curry at the bottom of the petit dish. It really puts a smile on your face. The pork belly was awesome too, it’s the fig reduction that complements the pork so well, although they save their customers from hacking through sticky crackly unfortunately (perhaps that's more for pub grub). Service was outstanding - the staff really made me feel appreciated. And the happy birthday script in chocolate on my fiancé’s dessert plate was a lovely addition to seal what was a most memorable and rather calorific evening! We can’t resist but return.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank ilard
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Toronto, Ontario
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“One of the best in London !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

We returned to this restaurant after have dined there 10 years earlier. It has been renovated and acquired a new chef. We were absolutely delighted with our choice to return. The staff was welcoming and well versed in explaining and recommending food choices. Presentation of food and taste were exemplary. The meal was relaxing and accompanied by several additional treats with each course. This is not an inexpensive restaurant but the ambience, meal and service makes it all very worthwhile !

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank Shirl D
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
1 review
“Outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

Wow. This place is fantastic. Superb surroundings, decor and ambiance. The staff were all fabulous. My friend and I had the tasting menu with wine pairings. We were not disappointed. Happily one of the best meals that I have experienced in London. Nice and relaxed. All courses served at an impeccable pace and cooked to perfection with intelligent wine pairings bolstered by the knowledgeable wine sommelier . A truly wonderful dining experience. We shall return!!

  • Visited May 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Exceeded expectations”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

Choice this restaurant at short notice to celebrate our anniversary... picked largely as other top restaurants couldn't seat us at such sort notice and so pleased we did. Having eaten at Whatley Manor, where the chef previously was in residence the food certainly lived up to expectations and more. We opted for the tasting menu which was superb and the service was excellent. Not the greatest restaurant interior, good but not equal to the food quality. All in all a great find, great food, wonderful wine and will happily return bringing friends.

  • Visited June 2013
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