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
"Disappointing food which did not match up to the service and atmosphere though the amuse bouche were excellent."
"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: Tues - Sat 12pm - 2.30pm Sun 12pm - 2.30pm; DINNER: Mon - Sat 6.00pm - 10.00pm Sun 6.30pm - 10pm
Last orders: 10 pm, Sun 9.30 pm