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“Beautiful food with fabulous service”
Review of Launceston Place

Launceston Place
Ranked #55 of 22,674 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$32 - US$89
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: 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.
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“Beautiful food with fabulous service”
Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

We booked for lunch after attending our sons graduation ceremony. We had the lunchtime menu. The food was beautiful and the service very attentive. The lunch menu offered great value for money for such an upmarket restaurant in Central London. Would highly recommend and will be returning.

Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Amanda H
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Matteo I, Manager at Launceston Place, responded to this review, 31 May 2014
Dear Amanda,

thank you very much for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor.
We are very glad to hear that you have enjoyed your experience and the celebration went well, congratulations again to your son!

Many thanks
Kindest regards
Matteo Inzaina
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“Very good food, great manager”
Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

We attended a day of the tube strikes which caused no end of a nightmare meaning we were an hour late. Despite this the service was brilliant helpful throughout and the manager was the best I have ever met at a restaurant. The food was very good, top 5 in London eateries I have been to. Wine was well matched and as was the beer and cocktails we indulged in as well. Table service was a little slow, but the manager explained why (tube strikes leading to staff and customers all struggling to arrive and get home) and was very apologetic even though it wasn't dire in anyway. Well recommended and surprisingly very good value for money.

Visited April 2014
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1 Thank baredd
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Matteo I, Manager at Launceston Place, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Dear baredd,

I am very pleased to hear that the delays caused by the tube strike were not too detrimental to your experience; it was indeed a very challenging night for us. I have appreciated the opportunity you gave me to explain the cause of the delays and very much enjoyed the chat with you and the end of your meal.
Needless to say, your incredibly kind words of praise are very much appreciated and I am very happy to read that your dinner was such a great success despite the difficult situation.

Many thanks
Kindest regards
Matteo Inzaina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“On the night brilliant!”
Reviewed 9 May 2014

Beautiful place to dine with absolutely outstanding service. Chose the a la carte menu and the sommelier uncovered a fabulous wine to accompany our meal. Expensive, but worth every penny. Highly recommended.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Alex0242
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Matteo I, Manager at Launceston Place, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Dear Alex,

thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review on TA.

It is a genuine pleasure to know that you have enjoyed your recent visit.
We will be looking forward to your next visit.

Kindest regards
Matteo Inzaina
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“Great food, reasonable prices”
Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

Been here twice, each time very good. Tasting menu good sized portions though the desserts were just ok. All in all very good!

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1 Thank Kingoftwicls
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Matteo I, Manager at Launceston Place, responded to this review, 11 May 2014
Dear Kingoftwicls,

thank you very much for your recent review on TripAdvisor.

I am happy to hear that overall you have enjoyed our tasting menu.
Our current dessert on the tasting menu is on purpose something slightly more delicate and refreshing than usual, intended to be light enough to be enjoyed at the end of a tasting menu but still full of flavor, hence why the use of pineapple together with a very light lime cheesecake. The feedbacks on this dessert are 99% of the time outstanding but, at the same time, I understand that it might not satisfy the needs of some keen "pudding lovers" or "chocoholics".
Please feel always free to share your personal preferences with us, we love to be able to find alternatives to dishes that you might think are not of your taste to make sure we don't miss the mark on any step of your meal.

We are looking forward to your next visit, hopefully in the near future.

Many thanks
Kindest regards
Matteo Inzaina
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“Amazing Lunch”
Reviewed 27 April 2014

We had been here before a number of years ago and decided to give it another go. We had the 6 course tasting menu and WOW what can I say, the Cauliflower amuse bouche , the egg and Yorkshire asparagus, scallops with chicken and we swapped the beef for the Suckling Pig, the cheese selection was great and we came away with the address of where they buy there cheese's from. The pineapple desert was amazing.
The staff were professional, very knowledgeable and took a massive interest in the food and how we thought the different combinations worked. The wine list was detailed and comprehensive, good value for money.
Overall a great lunch, afternoon spent in fantastic surroundings. Will certainly go back.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank TheEleys
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Matteo I, Manager at Launceston Place, responded to this review, 11 May 2014
Dear TheEleys,

I am very pleased to read that, on your recent return visit to Launceston Place, you were so favourably impressed by our tasting menu.
All our members of staff are very passionate about food and love sharing their passion with our guests. Looking after our guests, cooking great food for them and making sure that everyone has a fantastic experience and a memorable time is incredibly rewarding and the motor that drives our passion for what we do.

All the reviews on TA are always shared with all the staff and I am happy to convey a big thank you from all of them.

We will be looking forward to your next visit.

Kindest regards
Matteo Inzaina
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