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“A special treat”
Review of Launceston Place

Launceston Place
Ranked #60 of 22,564 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $32 - $91
Cuisines: French, European, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, 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.
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A special treat”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

I don't usually dine out at these establishments as my income does not quite meet the budget, but I appreciate fine dining and a once in a while treat can provide a lot of memories. This place really surpassed itself with the quality/ service and general ambience. I wanted to treat my father and not for one moment did I feel I was not getting value for money. We were made to feel very valued, the sommelier was charming and it was a special day all round. Thank you for making us feel so special!

  • Visited June 2013
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3 Thank Summerholiday77
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Knutsford, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Launceston Place”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

Recommended to me by cultured Italian friend as a place to take my wife and his for dinner. Great recommendation. Attentive service. Brilliant food beautifully presented. Extensive and if you want to pay a high price, expensive, wine list but which includes wines of quality at reasonable prices. 3 fine meals, preceded by amuse bouches, followed by coffee and petit fours, including two bottles of fine medium priced wines £320.00 . The price does not put me off recommending this fine restaurant to others and if I venture to the capital again, I will re-visit. Best meal I have had in England other than at Sharrow Bay, Ullswater.

  • Visited September 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“One of the best meals I have had”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

I cannot complement this Michelin starred restaurant highly enough. Staff were attentive and friendly and gave helpful information about what each course was and how it was prepared. The ambience was pleasant and cosy and the food was superb. Each course was beautifully presented and was a perfect balance of colour, textures and taste with enough on the plate to satisfy the palate and build the experience perfectly.

Apparently the restaurant has now achieved 4 AA rosettes and has joined a select company in doing so. A well deserved accolade for a fabulous gourmet experience.

  • Visited September 2013
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3 Thank Suzyduk_12
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“"Delicious food served with a smile by professional staff"”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

A thoroughly enjoyable evening from start to finish with absolutely delicious food and friendly staff. I just want to mention the young waitress we were fortunate enough to look after us was so professional yet relaxed and friendly. Agree with a previous comment that the wine list is a bit on the expensive side. Probably the best staff overall I have ever had the pleasure to served by in the UK.. so far. Will be a pleasure to recommend to others.

  • Visited September 2013
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5 Thank yogieandlou
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San Francisco Bay Area
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“A worthy destination”
Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

The prix fixe "Market menu"dinner was super delicious with well considered and well prepared renditions of regional foods. Very classy. The sommelier was very knowledgeable and helpful, offering guidance that led to a very satisfying and appropriate selection. The service was well practiced and, unlike the remark in the Michelin guide, not at all over formal. The overall atmosphere was comfortably engaging with a sense of warmth and balanced to be attentive but not intrusive. Especially on account of the high quality of the food and its preparation, my experience was at the high end of what I usually find at a restaurant with one Michelin star. I would not be surprised to find someday they have put it all together to garner another. I hope to go back soon and explore the a la carte offerings. There is also a three course "Early Dinner" prix fixe menu and a prix fixe lunch menu to try.

Visited July 2013
2 Thank IlDolcePerPrimo
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