Daphne's

4.7
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1086 reviews
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£41 and over
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Italian
Daphne's appeal lies not only in its seasonal cooking, but also its natural warmth and effortless Italian charm. The elegant surrounds of the Daphne’s conservatory can accommodate up to 40 guests for a private lunch or dinner and is licensed to host wedding or civil ceremonies. In summer, the bright conservatory creates an al fresco feel; in winter a blazing fire in the open range turns it into an intimate retreat. Located in Brompton Cross between Chelsea and South Kensington, it is an ideal spot for lunch after shopping in nearby Knightsbridge or King's Road. The Natural History Museum, Science Museum, V&A, Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall and Royal Court are also just around the corner.

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4.6
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TarekR
London
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very nice place in a residential neighborhood. Excellent food and wine

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vipBXVMom
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always a good spot for some delicious Italian food. A classic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very good as usual. Never disappoints us

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Great service and love the food but SO noisy!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great as always!

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Foodie
London
40 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was early enough to be able to choose a table, they were very accommodating. Food was excellent and could not fault the service; will more than likely go there again soon

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vipjcg1967
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service.

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vipmoorefoodies
London
14 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything was lovely but the restaurants decor wasn’t what I expected. It felt more cafe than fine dinning. Staff and food were absolutely perfect but the place just let them down a bit

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience4

The food made my mother and I sick all night. The food at Daphnes was all we ate all day. My mother had an old fillet of cod - the sauce was very acidic and old. I had a veal ragu pasta and I was sick at night, the sauce must have been old.

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vipLadure
London
13 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Tables are so close to each other. So sometimes it is hard to hear each other in the same table. This time and first time I saw kids. They were little bit noisy too. But in general the crowd is always good. Food is superb. Will continue to visit .

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

We are regulars at

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vipTIlia
London
13 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience3

Very nice food but extremely noisy place Not recommended if you want to talk with friends

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vipSIMONR
Dorset
13 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Good food, nice ambience would happily go back

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vipLilyB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husbands birthday, we took our two young boys too.
Excellent service, very smiley and gracious with the children, even when they were excitable !

We brought a cake and they put candles on it and did a bespoke birthday plate to serve it on.
They brought colouring out for the kids and the food was quick which is always appreciated with children.

My husband and I have always liked Daphne’s but tonight I truly appreciated their family friendly service.

Both my boys had their favourite Spaghetti Vongole and said it was delicious! (i know, how sophisticated ...)

I had a succulent milanese and husband crab linguine which he liked too. Burrata and Proscuitto to start.. perfection.

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vipMarkB
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Exceptional food and service. We were looking for a place that
Was somewhat casual and a spot for locals and we found Daphne’s. We enjoyed it so much we went two nights in a row and tried different things.

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MatthieuE
London
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very nice restaurant. The food and the service are amazing. I strongly recommend

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Ranger
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service are always very good. For a restaurant of this quality and in this area, the prices are reasonable.

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vipcpd14
London
25 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing food and experience. Forgot how much we love Daphne’s

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Susiesuiox26
London
16 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely restaurant, with a great atmosphere. We arrived early on a Saturday evening and thought we’d be turned away but to our surprise , we were able to have our reservation. We were seated at the bar in this busy restaurant, it was a relaxed vibe and the service was excellent. All the staff were super helpful . The food itself was divine, real quality Italian. And reasonably priced, we also liked the fact that you could order a small or large portion.
Overall, a wonderful dining experience, will definitely go back. And highly recommended.

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vipTatiana
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great staple Italian cuisine. Nice setting and good location. Only small drawback: none of the staff spoke Italian (at least on our visit) so this did make the restaurant feel slightly less authentic.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

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vipMichaelB
London
10 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We have been going to Daphne's for many years. I would recommend that the management consider changing the menu. A new selection of dishes would be very nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service, great portions

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely food apart from the Wild Boar Ragu which looked very unappetising but tasted ok.

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vipScottR
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my absolute favourite restaurants in London for the past 15 years.

Classic contemporary fresh Italian that is authentic, elegant, reliable, friendly, efficient, relaxed - all the good things a restaurant should be.

Favourite starter is the grilled squid followed by the main of cod with fregola, crab and zucchine.

Kudos to the management team who keep the standards high.

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vippatricia63
Berkshire
35 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Local and like it very much. Good always good. Service can be a little snappy but when mention they were accompanied. I have foe to Daphne’s for many years and would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and great service. Very comfortable and sophisticated ambience. Loved it

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

For us, it’s the best Italian restaurant in London - food is divine, decoration of the dining place is quite festive and cozy, staff are very helpful and professional. Will definitely be back when next time in London.

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vipBrooksP
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, decor and service were all impeccable. We added 2 to our party within an hour of the reservation and they were very accommodating. Place had a great buzz to it and definitely one of my new favorites in London. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Italian in london. Always such a joy to go

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
40 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Daphne’s is a sentimental favorite of our family. We always book our first dinner in London at Daphne’s to kick our holiday off on a high note. The fish and lamb dishes are delicious and the service is wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
20 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The girl who served our table was excellent! I have not met a waitress so attentive and diligent for a long time. All my family were impressed by the way she served us - totally hard working and good attitude. She is rare and hope you will look after her.
Many thanks.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

A good experience. Food isn’t authentic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, atmosphere and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I chose this restaurant for my birthday and brought my family for their first time as they’d never been before. Very pleased. One guest was Italian and thoroughly enjoyed the food which was beautifully made as usual. Also since it was December and quite popular we had to book at 6:30pm, earlier than I would otherwise do, I was held up at work, making me a tad late so I was briefly concerned about being pressured for only having the table for two hours. Yet we weren’t rushed at all and could enjoy ourselves with excellent service. The decor was wonderful too and so we had a rather lovely time. All in all, I would highly recommend this place for a special occasion! More wine choice under £200 would be welcome to encourage more frequent visits!

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vipREBP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience5

Very hard to get service this time. Salmon didn’t smell very fresh and then soup to replace was not terribly warm

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Twoyummies
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We all loved it, from the beautifully decorated entrance and warm welcome to the friendly and attentive service and a fantastic meal. Each course was superb and we would love to go back.

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NikolettaK
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was delicious.But the person who can and took the order wasn’t so polite .Otherwise all the other staff was polite and helpful.Another thing was the people next to us they were doing so much noise like no one else was there which was not nice.

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MarkR
Aberdeen
3 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

There is something rare in a place like Daphne's: a combination of elegance, but without being pretentious. It feels comfy and familiar and yet different. Add in great food and wine and you have a recipe for success. I always enjoy visiting and this last occasion was no less brilliant.

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AlistairM
Gloucestershire
6 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent! It was a good time to go as it was quiet and so there was not too much noise. The only slight issue was that one starter arrived well before the second one necessitating a wait to get started - unfortunate as the restaurant was still quiet at that point!