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Summary

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.

£79
Very Good
Exceptional
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“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”).

£75
Good
Very Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

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.

£74
Very Good
Very Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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March 2016 – D&D London announce the appointment of Raphael Francois as the new chef patron of Launceston Place in South Kensington. Raphael was formerly executive chef at The Connaught hotel, working alongside his mentor, Héléne Darroze.

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10 pm, Sun 9.30 pm

Launceston Place Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Launceston Place Restaurant in W8, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Launceston Place restaurant.
Andrew J
So underrated. This hidden gem never fails...
Reviewed 1 months, 2 days ago

"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."

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Wendy W
excellent service, delicious food, nice lit...
Reviewed 4 months, 10 days ago

"excellent service, delicious food, nice little extras, comfortable seating and a pleasant decor"

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Haris M
This understated restaurant makes you feel ...
Reviewed 7 months, 28 days ago

"This understated restaurant makes you feel comfortable and enjoy excellent food and wine, at a standard normally associated with rather pretentious places."

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Xavier D
This once favorite has lost its quality of ...
Reviewed 10 months, 8 days ago

"This once favorite has lost its quality of food and service. Only prices have gone up. Bad"

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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

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