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Daphne's, London, ENG

Daphne's

4.7
4.7
1517 Reviews
£26 to £40
Cocktail Bar
Daphne’s is all about authentic Italian cooking, inspired by the country’s rich culinary heritage and diverse regional cuisine. Located between Chelsea and South Kensington, Daphne's has long been a neighbourhood favourite since the 1960's. With an elegant private dining conservatory that can accommodate up to 40 guests and elegant Tuscan-inspired interiors throughout, there's truly nowhere quite like Daphne's.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 108 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Cuisines
    Cocktail Bar, Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–10:45 pm Sun 12:00 pm–10:15 pm
  • Phone number
    020 7589 4257
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Nestled among the boutiques of Brompton Cross, Daphne’s offers effortless charm and a warm welcome to local residents and destination diners alike. For guests who require a more intimate space, there’s Daphne’s conservatory, our elegant garden-inspired private dining room.
  • Private party contact
    Daisy Lightfoot: 020 7307 5786
  • Neighborhood
    South Kensington
  • Cross street
    Brompton Cross
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    South Kensington tube station
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,517 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • South West London

    Most Booked

1,517 Reviews
  1. DeniseG

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The perfect roast chicken again… good as ever. I keep coming back for it!

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  2. AviW8

    London

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    another lovely meal at one of our favourite restaurants. Staff are really friendly and helpful; food is good and atmosphere is excellent.

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  3. Chimp

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Daphne's never disappoints. Staff are attentive and friendly, good ambience excellent food and service

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  4. IzBiz

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, it is such a joy dining at Daphne’s. The food and service is excellent, and the ambience is just right too.

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  5. ArjunSingh

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Superb food based on high quality ingredients. Lovely ambience. Good service. A classic as always.

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  6. RaedA

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Restaurant my favourite in london the food amazing also prices reasonable compared to other’s Restaurants in london similar levels we enjoyed great lunch

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  7. SARAM

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Extremely good food. Great waiting service. Lots to be said for the rudeness and glum faced front of desk staff!!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious as usual and the experience was great 👌🏻

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  9. SumantDhamija

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere and super food. The Sea Bass was exceptional.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    overall3food5service5ambience1
    Food & Service was fantastic but our table of 2 was surrounded by large groups , they were very noisy and our experience this time was disappointing. The restaurant needs to start placing larger parties together, this would allow smaller parties to enjoy there meal in a quieter setting.

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  11. PacificNW

    Las Vegas

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great find. Dined here for lunch between the Natural History Museum and the V&A. Good food. Quiet atmosphere.

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  12. TJAG

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant, excellent service and about the right price point for a good restaurant in the area.

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  13. foodie

    London

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We had a meal here for our daughters 21st. The food was acceptable but not outstanding. the service was good. We were, however, extremely disappointed that not even a small gesture of a happy birthday was made even though I had informed them ahead of time. Overall, a standard night out disappointingly. We were expecting a lot more

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  14. PhoebeN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely as usual. Great food and service and ambience

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Over all it was a good 6/10 due to the food being very basic

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  16. PagongEwok

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    overall5food5service1ambience2
    The waiters were not in sync at all. We were asked about desserts before our main meal. They also assumed we were not having wine and tried to take the glasses away. Food was good though.

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  17. CarleyW

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere and the burrata may have been the best we've ever had!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Sweden

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    High quality of food and excellent service. Nice environment where you can talk and very delicious of food. Highly recommended and we will be back

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Must visit during a london trip excellent menu and food selection

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  20. opentablediner

    Dallas

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant. Don’t get to London that often but always make it a point to have a meal here. Food is outstanding, staff is very professional and attentive. Highly recommend.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    London

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Sunday evening meal at Daphne’s. Scallops and prawns were fantastic and the pasta was brilliant too. Brilliant service and ambience. All the better for not having a resident DJ blasting loud music out like at the other Caprice collection restaurants these days! Must visit more often.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2023

    overall2food1service5ambience2
    Food was below average. I liked the service though

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  23. JackieR

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Poor quality food for the price. Disappointing.

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  24. patricia63

    Berkshire

    72 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I have been going to Daphnes for years. It is always consistent. Good food and good service.

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  25. eatoutalot

    London

    87 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We always love Daphne’s but let down by an incredibly grumpy waitress that seemed to dislike serving customers! Not a single smile the whole dinner and was very hard to order anything or get her attention.

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  26. JennyU

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappointed every time we come here. The finest Italian food and wine with a friendly professional service in beautiful surroundings. We will definitely be returning soon!

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  27. ANNIE

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent ambience, very good food. The patio/conservatory is lovely.

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  28. Tcfa

    London

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Went for a family dinner. The service and ambience were excellent. The food was nice, but hardly special enough to justify the very high price.

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  29. 81jrx

    Essex

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    What a lovely dining experience for lunch! The restaurant was very busy but very Impressed with the staff who was very attentive.

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  30. UshaB

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bar staff are amazing and great especially Giovani

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t wait to come back. Crab pasta was a 5star dish. Wine was excellent. Service was top notch.

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  32. TimR

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food, wine and service. We sat at the counter and there was a good atmosphere for a late lunch.

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  33. Gavindr

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Glitzy Italian restaurant with exceptional service and good food.

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  34. Piglet

    London

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Food was good, but overall experience was poor. I'm not sure if we were just unlucky and something was happening that we were unaware of but 4 out of the 5 staff (including at reception) seemed under pressure to make sure we ordered as quickly as possible. One of the waiters even took a plate from my husband while he was still eating the last of the sauce from it - albeit acknowledging it with a "sorry". Wanted to love Daphne's as had heard good things but based on our experience could not recommend it.

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  35. charlottec

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Lovely surrounding, good food and service. Keep bringing friends back here.

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  36. MCMC

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Our first visit and it was a special occasion so we had high expectations. Daphne's met our high expectations with excellent food and wine's by the glass. We look forward to going back.

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  37. JonathanA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lovely corner restaurant . Food tastes great and it was good value for money. I’ll definitely go back.

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  38. ThomasC

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious dinner and fantastic staff at Daphne's, as per usual. Always a favorite.

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  39. DavidB

    Mobile

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely excellent on every level! Food, service, wine were all very good.

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  40. AzanaF

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my mum for a belated birthday dinner here over the weekend. Lovely staff, very attentive- fantastic food but also a very friendly and great place for kids. I'd happily recommend and would love to come back.

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FAQs

Daphne's is rated 4.7 stars by 1517 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 108 times today
Google Map for Daphne's

112 Draycott Avenue, London, ENG SW3 3AE

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Brompton Cross
  • Neighborhood
    South Kensington
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–10:45 pm Sun 12:00 pm–10:15 pm
  • Cuisines
    Cocktail Bar, Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    South Kensington tube station
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    020 7589 4257
  • Private party facilities
    Nestled among the boutiques of Brompton Cross, Daphne’s offers effortless charm and a warm welcome to local residents and destination diners alike. For guests who require a more intimate space, there’s Daphne’s conservatory, our elegant garden-inspired private dining room.
  • Private party contact
    Daisy Lightfoot: 020 7307 5786
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