Step into this Grade-II listed Victorian building and discover old world charm, beautiful rich…
“Fine dining in upmarket setting.” - AA Inspector
LONDON W8, LONDON POSTAL DISTRICTS
Fashionably located on a leafy residential street in the heart of Kensington, Launceston Place is something of a hidden gem, occupying a Georgian townhouse that retains period elegance while displaying contemporary style. Leather banquettes and matching chairs provide the comforts, backed by attentive, knowledgeable but friendly service that supports its upscale neighbourhood vibe. Choose your dishes (unless taking the tasting menu) from a solitaire-like board, while the cooking is light but ambitious, intricate, prettily plated and driven by brushstrokes of flavour. Witness Iberico presa teamed with asparagus, savoury and pan jus, served, on the side, with a signature Pont Neuf chip. Finish with rhubarb tart, vanilla and lemon thyme, while snacks and petits fours up the ante, likewise a sparkling wine list.
Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 50
- Private dining available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Closed: Monday, 25 December
- Wines under £30: 4
- Wines over £30: 352
- Wines by the glass: 15
- Cuisine style: Modern European
- Vegetarian menu
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About the area
The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.
London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.
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