Oh lovely, lovely Launceston Place. We challenge anyone to come here and not consider hiding under their white cloth table in the hopes that nobody will notice you and you can just live in this charming townhouse forever. On a quiet corner in Kensington, our favourite thing about this place is that despite serving things like pigeon with blackberry jus and duck liver parfait, it doesn’t take itself too seriously. Case in point: the miniature Henry hoovers the suited servers use to clear the crumbs from your table between courses, and the confit potatoes that arrive in mini shopping trolleys. Basically, there’s a whole lot that will make you smile here, least of all the truly spectacular food that comes as part of their lunch and dinner tasting menus.
photo credit: Giulia Verdinelli
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