Launceston Place

Launceston Place

| Chelsea, Kensington, Knightsbridge

Launceston Place has been a mainstay of the high-end Kensington dining scene for some time. And now it's had something of a rejuvenation with new head chef Ben Murphy at the helm. Expect a tasting menu with more than a few twists taken from Murphy's background.

Test Drive

Tattoos and tablecloths - a happy marriage as we Test Drive Launceston Place
Kensington classic Launceston Place gets a hot new chef in Ben Murphy. We see how he's changed the place
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Restaurant details

1a Launceston Place, London W8 5RL
Nearest tube: 
  • High Street Kensington
Telephone number: 020 7937 6912
More info: 
  • Private Hire available
  • Chef's table
• Private dining available


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1a Launceston Place, London W8 5RL


Critic reviews - total score 7 out of 10

Critics' score: 6
Giles Coren Times
Reviewed on March 11, 2017
"Anyway, look – I didn’t come to bury Mr Murphy but I am afraid I can’t find much to praise either. I feel bad. I shouldn’t have come. Adrian gave him five stars at the Woodford (though rereading the review, he does not seem to have enjoyed it anything like that much), so let’s assume it will all sort itself out in time." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Ben McCormack Telegraph Estimated score
Reviewed on February 06, 2017
"Make no mistake, this is very serious cooking indeed, but there’s light-heartedness along the way too. " READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7
David Ellis Evening Standard Estimated score
Reviewed on January 30, 2017
"The food here is actually remarkably good value. The wine is pricey, but they have some very, very decent bottles." READ REVIEW