“Fine dining in upmarket location” - AA Inspector
LONDON W8, LONDON POSTAL DISTRICTS
Our Inspector's view
Fashionably located in the heart of Kensington, Launceston Place occupies a Victorian townhouse that retains plenty of elegance from the period. Once settled on the sumptuous leather banquettes, you are in the safe hands of attentive waiting staff who display deep knowledge of the food and notable wine list. Start with a light and vibrant céviche of stone bass, calamansi, lovage and kohlrabi before shoulder of Iberico pork with a mini pea cream tart, wild garlic purée and potato terrine. A profiterole-style choux filled with lemon curd and jasmine cream is a light and zesty way to finish off.
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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