Céleste

4.6
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282 reviews
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£41 and over
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French
A sensational Michelin-starred dining experience on the top of Knightsbridge, with Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace on its doorstep, Céleste at The Lanesborough offers exquisitely prepared dishes that combine French creativity and finesse with exceptional English flavours and ingredients. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.

The setting at Céleste is superb - a richly decorated dining room, naturally illuminated during day by a domed glass roof, whilst seductively aglow under the softly lit chandeliers in the evening. It is a scene that transforms constantly throughout the day. As the light changes, so do the guests; from breakfast time to lunch to afternoon tea and dinner, it’s a beautiful and fascinating spectacle.

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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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vipCarpediem
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service, and nice venue.
My son and I had a lovely time.
Thank you

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall1Food2Service4Ambience1

Restaurant was pretty empty and so atmosphere totally lacking; food was average cannot believe it was supposed to be at Michelin Star level (apart from the scallops); no where near worth the money.

LK
vipLionKing
London
94 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience5

I dined at Céleste with four friends. The experience was surprisingly mixed. The room itself is magnificent and spacious. The food varied, with some excellent courses (e.g. oxtail) to the dessert, which was average. Service was poor, particularly the sommelier. We ordered a second bottle of wine before the main course and it still hadn't arrived once we had finished the main course. We told the lovely waitress we no longer wanted it, only for the sommelier to suddenly appear with the bottle and start pouring. I stopped him and politely said it had taken too long and we no longer wanted it, at which point he aggressively said it had been chilling (um, why?), snatched the glass away from my friend, and proceeded to tell the waitress off in full view of the table. The service then deteriorated, with an hour between finishing the mains and us getting the bill, which then sat on the table for ages with us eventually having to get up to find someone so that we could pay. The most disturbing part of the experience was the sudden change of the sommelier from overly (sycophantically?) friendly to aggressive and unprofessional. We can all have an off day, but his behaviour was alarming and unacceptable. We won't return.

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vipclaire
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great for chatting
Service impeccable
Great value on set meal

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happyfromEaling
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The whole experience was understated elegance! The service and food were both very good.

MI
MINJIS
London
9 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my friend’s last day in London. And also it was her birthday. Thank you very much for the best food and service. I love this restaurant. So beautiful. I highly recommend this one.

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Elaineyr
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional food wine and service. Magical experience

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Anonymous
London
35 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Lovely setting and friendly service. However just felt something was missing with the ambience. The food itself was acceptable but none of the dishes we ordered would be considered Michelin standard.

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vipAurelia
London
11 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing and tasteful set menu, very fresh and refined. The atmosphere is beautiful. The waitress was very nice but forgot to offer us bread at the beginning of our meal and the waiter at the end counted us a 4th meal whereas we were 3...fortunately I always check carefully the bill...but that was not a nice touch.

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vipLaszlo
London
13 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I where having the 4 course Vegetarian tasting menu. All dishes tasted delicious and packed with flavour. Outstanding dishes: Pottimarron soup, baked cauliflower. Paired with excellent wines. Definitely worth a drive. The venue does have a lot of ambiance and great service

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vipNEIL
London
88 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

5* with all the trimmings
A really lovely way to spend a wet and raining afternoon catching up with special friends.

JS
JennyS
London
18 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

A really lovely room - felt very glam and was a quiet world away from the busy Christmas streets. Great food in decent portion sizes, attentive friendly service and nice wine included. Would definitely return.

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AnjaniS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

The booking, the restaurant called and was hostile about taking a credit card for the booking and promised to call and confirm the booking 48 hours before our dinner,however, they did not call even though they had assured me that they will call.
They also sent a threatening email that if anyone cancelled after the 48 hours they would charge £50.
We were 4 women and the servicing staff never offered us the wine list nor did they take any drinks order. At the main course when no one still did not come to take the drinks order we had called and order our wine.
They did not come to clean the crumps from the table between courses. The food was nice but service poor and attention to detail bad .
It was over priced for poor service and just nice food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Nice welcome and really fantastic dining room! Service prompt and attentive. Food is really fresh, clearly prepared by a remarkable kitchen team and overall outstanding! The FOH team is professional and has the right approach. Shame about the wine being too warm. Admittedly i was told however, they could have done a bit more in my opinion to ensure that it would chill quicker and surely there are way to do so. With that said i have mentioned it at the time and as a gesture they given us the two glasses of Champagne free of charge which was a nice touch and really appreciated

KB
KennyB
London
91 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Business breakfast. Excellent food, good service. Very pricey but a stunning dining room which impressed my guests.

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foodie
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

The setting is great - very quiet and beautiful surroundings. It is a pity that the food is only mediocre - I would say there are plenty of better michelin starred restaurants and I think they will need to work much harder to maintain their status and customers.

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Anon
London
81 reviews