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Launceston Place two stars

020 3589 2084

1a Launceston Place, London W8 5RL

£75.00 British Kensington

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  • Wine: £25.00
  • Champagne: £70.00
  • Lunch: £25 (3 courses)
  • Dinner: £48/65 (3/6 courses)
  • Opening Hours: Tues-Sun 12N-2.30pm (Sun -3pm) Mon-Sat 6-10.30pm Sun 6.30-10pm

Square Meal Review of Launceston Place ?

It may be squirrelled away off Kensington’s main drag, but there’s no shortage of culinary fireworks at this bastion of urbane, civilised dining – thanks to chef Tim Allen, who has set the place alight and picked up a Michelin star for his refined, complex cooking. Red-hot technique rather than voguish gimmickry is the hallmark of dishes such as slow-cooked duck egg with white-bean purée and ceps, duck confit with cured foie gras and sherry-vinegar caramel, or a deliciously light combo of hand-dived plaice, crayfish, anchovy potatoes, seashore herbs and crayfish cappuccino. After that, white chocolate mousse with strawberries, orange ice cream and star-anise meringues makes a superlative finale. Set in a quirky townhouse with large windows, cosy connecting rooms and restrained colours, atmospheric Launceston Place is also reckoned to be ‘great for a romantic night out’, with the maître d’ and sommelier at the top of their game.

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  1. Launceston Place

    1a Launceston Place, London W8 5RL
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    London Gourmet
      Platinum Reviewer  (101)

     
    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 7
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 7

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  2. Launceston Place

    1a Launceston Place, London W8 5RL
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    Kevin Y.
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    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 5

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  3. Launceston Place

    1a Launceston Place, London W8 5RL
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    Paul H.
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    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 9

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  4. Launceston Place

    1a Launceston Place, London W8 5RL
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    David Joseph C.
      Gold Reviewer  (41)
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 7
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 7

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  5. Launceston Place

    1a Launceston Place, London W8 5RL
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    William L.
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    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 9

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  6. Launceston Place

    1a Launceston Place, London W8 5RL
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    Ross Y.
      Silver Reviewer  (10)

     
    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 7
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 8

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  7. Launceston Place

    1a Launceston Place, London W8 5RL
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    Sheila N.
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    • Food & Drink: 6
    • Service: 4
    • Atmosphere: 3
    • Value: 4

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  8. Launceston Place

    1a Launceston Place, London W8 5RL
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    Rommel L.
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    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 9

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  9. Launceston Place

    1a Launceston Place, London W8 5RL
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    Jonathan H.
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    • Food & Drink: 1
    • Service: 2
    • Atmosphere: 3
    • Value: 3

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  10. Launceston Place

    1a Launceston Place, London W8 5RL
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    Emyr T.
      Gold Reviewer  (26)

     
    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 7
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 7

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  1. Published : Friday, 18th October 2013

    Wrap Your Lips Around This :: Launceston Place

    It’s not often than we can be proud of British food, dare I say cuisine, but Tim Allen and his band of chefs at Launceston Place rescue it magnificently. Our food revelation begins in the lushest fold of Kensington, in the sweet spot between Gloucester Road and Hyde Park where those infinitely elegant townhouses, layered like wedding cakes, rule supreme. As usual, cocktails begin proceedings; both the cosmopolitan and negroni are strong enough so that sipping one throughout dinner is sufficient to keep the vibe buoyant. Canapés of choux pastry with béchamel and fried parmesan bonbons kick start the night...
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  2. In our last review of Launceston Place a few years ago we raised the question – Why did this restaurant not have a Michelin Star? That is not a question we need to ask now, as Launceston Place got its well deserved Michelin Star in last years awards. We booked for Sunday Lunch, which is a pretty good deal at £29.50 for 3 courses along with those little extras that are typical of Michelin Star venues (the amuse-bouche and the appetizer)...
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  3. Launceston Place is part of the D&D restaurant group and is located in a regency house tucked away in an adorable part of Kensington. The street is beautiful and grand. As for the décor, it remains very formal and austere with its dark, greyish colours. For a Michelin restaurant, they do a surprisingly good value Sunday lunch menu with three-courses for £29.50. Unlike some set lunch menus, there were a good range of options within each course. Furthermore, there appear to be only minor differences between the options on the lunch menu and those on the a la carte menu priced at £48 for three courses...
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  4. Published : Sunday, 5th May 2013

    Samphire and Salsify :: Launceston Place

    There’s two dining rooms and both have a fairly odd layout so no two tables are the same. It’s a bit like eating in the downstairs of someone’s house – someone who has a really, really lovely house. Dark grey walls, plush carpets and tables adorned with white tablecloths made for a beautiful space with a really relaxed and comfortable atmosphere...
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Private Dining at Launceston Place

The Chefs Office at Launceston Place seats up to 10 guests and is the restaurant's own take on a chef's table. Expect a bespoke tasting menu and watch the action from stove to table with a live feed via a plasma screen.

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The Chefs Office10

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Essential Details for Launceston Place

  • Cuisine: British
  • Area: Kensington
  • Price: £75.00
  • Wine: £25.00
  • Champagne: £70.00
  • Lunch: £25 (3 courses)
  • Dinner: £48/65 (3/6 courses)

Location of Launceston Place

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  •  Lunch menu: 3 courses £30

    • From a set menu. Credit card details required for bookings of tables above 3.

      Max: 6 people

      Starts: 05 Jun 2014

      Expires: 26 Jul 2014

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