January 2017: Ben Murphy, formerly head chef at The Woodford, has joined Launceston Place as head chef.
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Raphael Francois “has maintained the excellent standards” set by Tim Allen at this “understated” townhouse in a gorgeous Kensington backwater (while “taking the menu in a welcome Gallic direction”). It’s D&D London’s best all-rounder nowadays: “relaxed yet opulent”, with notably “charming” service and “sound, refined cooking”.
In a Kensington backstreet, this “very quiet and romantic” townhouse is a classic choice for an “intimate” date; it’s currently on a high – “nothing seems too much trouble” for the “attentive” staff, and the cuisine has been consistently “excellent” in recent times – let’s hope it survives the August 2015 departure of chef Tim Allen.
“Tucked away in the backstreets of Kensington”, this “calm, comfortable and intimate” townhouse is picture book-perfect for a “discreet, romantic dinner”; fans applaud its “elegant” cuisine too (although it can sometimes seem rather “safe”).
With its “off-the-beaten track” location “in the backstreets of Kensington”, and its “elegant” townhouse interior, this “intimate” and “professional” D&D group all-rounder is a natural romantic “oasis”; under chef Tim Allen, the cuisine is returning to “superb” form too.
Launceston Place Restaurant Diner Reviews
"So underrated. This hidden gem never fails to deliver. Excellent for a business lunch, romantic dinner or just a casual meal. Very classy and new kitchen team does not seem to have affected things negatively at all."
"excellent service, delicious food, nice little extras, comfortable seating and a pleasant decor"
1a Launceston Pl, London, W8 5RL
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LUNCH: Tuesday - Saturday 12pm - 2.30pm Sunday 12pm - 2.30pm; DINNER: Monday - Saturday 6.00pm - 10.00pm Sunday 6.30pm - 10pm
Last orders: 10 pm, Sun 9.30 pm