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Summary

£96
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A terrific Italian with super service… that’s amore!”, declare fans of this smart Chelsea haunt, founded in 1964 by Richard Burton’s agent, Daphne Rye, and frequented in the 1990s by Princess Di. Now part of Richard Caring’s Caprice group, it seems to be defying the ravages of time and remains a “favourite, if expensive” rendezvous near Brompton Cross. Top Menu Tip – “the crab and chilli linguine is to die for”.

Summary

£89
 ££££
2
Average
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A real favourite” of the Chelsea set since the 1960s, when it was launched by Daphne Rye, Richard Burton’s agent (but most famous for its 1990s association with Princess Di) this smart Italian still has its cheerleaders, who insist that “it never fails”“the best just get better”. Others beg to differ, saying it’s “sad to see such an establishment going downhill”, or damning it with faint praise as “pleasant enough if rather undistinguished”. These days it’s part of Richard Caring’s Caprice group, and feeds shoppers from nearby Brompton Cross.

Summary

£87
 ££££
2
Average
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “romantic” Italian near Brompton Cross dates back to Chelsea’s ‘Swinging Sixties’, when it was founded by Richard Burton’s agent, Daphne Rye, and was still swinging two decades later as one of Princess Di’s hangouts. Nowadays, impressions vary between sceptics who fear it’s lost its mojo (“riding on its reputation from many years ago”) and a loyal majority for whom it’s “old-school but consistently good”.

Summary

£77
 ££££
2
Average
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“So civilised” – this Chelsea stalwart was founded in 1967 by Daphne Rye, the theatrical agent who discovered Richard Burton; and a couple of decades later found fame as Princess Di’s favourite haunt. But beyond a local well-heeled crowd its social caché is more limited nowadays, and, despite being part of Richard Caring’s Caprice group, it generates only a middling amount of feedback. The Italian cooking is somewhere between dependable and unexciting… especially at the price: “we go for old time’s sake, but really the food is average”.

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112 Draycott Ave, London, SW3 3AE

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Daphne’s Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Daphne’s Restaurant in SW3, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Daphne’s restaurant.
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Really great Italian restaurant ...
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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£17.50 £32.00 £7.50 £10.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £38.00
Filter Coffee £6.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 13.50%
112 Draycott Ave, London, SW3 3AE
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑11 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑11 pm
Sunday12 pm‑10:30 pm

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