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Daphne's

4.7
4.7
1321 Reviews
£25 and under
Cocktail Bar
Daphne's Italian restaurant is a modern and relaxed ‘local’, offering a menu of seasonal dishes, located between Chelsea and South Kensington with a private dining room for hire. Daphne’s conservatory can accommodate up to 40 guests for a private lunch or dinner.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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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 1,321 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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  1. j

    juweb

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely experience
  2. MM

    MelissaM

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful birthday celebration and the team at Daphnes made it the perfect occasion. The service was on point and every plate was delectable. Thank you to the team for making my night so special.
  3. V

    Veera

    London

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb service and lovely staff. Thank you for a lovely time with friends.
  4. MM

    MichaelM

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    In truth, the food was just ok. Nice ambiance and the staff was friendly. The noise level was high but it didn’t detour our night. Now the food, which is why you go out for dinner was really just ok. Not good, not bad. I have had much better Italian food and I wouldn’t make it a point to return here
  5. AS

    AnnS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Sterling service and good food. Beautiful light interior.
  6. n

    noelm

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super service - super food .
  7. BP

    BanoffeePie

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Service was very slow. We were there 15 minutes and they hadn't come to take our drinks order and our server was nowhere to be seen, so I asked the server that was walking by and she said "one minute" and another 10 minutes later, our server came by and took our drinks order and food order together. The starters arrived. No drinks. The plates were cleared - no drinks. I then asked to cancel the drinks and they said "but they're being made" - I still requested the drinks be canceled. So, they did. They brought the drinks over anyway - with our main meal and let us know they were on the house. Although this was good as a means to make up for the error on their part... I'm not a cocktail-with-dinner drinker. I prefer the drinks beforehand... so they were wasted on us. Food was tasty. Not OMG - I have to stuff myself with this. The profiteroles stuffed with pistachio ice-cream was yummy! If I go back, it won't be because I loved the experience. It would be because the location is convenient.
  8. O

    Omaya

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Not friendly staff,poor food amount less quality
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    I advised waiter my wife had a shellfish allergy. The main courses arrived along with plates of veg etc. all started to eat and help ourselves. 2/3 minutes into dinner a waiter rushed across to inform us the courgetes in batter had been cooked in the same oil as prawns etc. luckily my wife had not eaten one but was on her plate to eat. Please review your allegen protocols Thanks you.
  10. J

    Jack

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Bland food, not very much served and for a lot of money, took my spoon as was dirty and didn’t replace and was awaiting a pasta dish, the little details are meant to be what justify the money but in this case certainly wasn’t
  11. M

    Michael

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    One of our male waiters was very unfriendly and had a bit of an attitude. The rest were nice.
  12. N

    Neimad

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Waited to someone to take our order for 35 minutes and asked twice. Then 20 minutes for our drinks. It was an early Saturday lunch when half of tables were still not occupied. No service or attention. We go to Daphnes all the time, but it seems that staff particularly waiters need serious training about the way to treat guests. Ambiance and food are still fine.
  14. TC

    TCGS

    Berkshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    They kindly gave us a celebratory dessert plate but certainly didn’t make up for the “tick the box” service or average food.,
  15. AF

    AndreaF

    London

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect as always
  16. JP

    JohnP

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a lovely dining experience at Daphne’s. Food was excellent as always and the service is top notch.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Amazing food as always .. service a little poor which is unusual.
  18. TO

    TomoO

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gentlemen one the phone and gentlemen at bar was really help our time we was there, Especially bar gentlemen look after us all our stay thats was amazing, Think his name was Salvatore (Thank you)
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Double date at Daphne’s last week. The environment is good for conversations but the food is not that worth the price
  20. CB

    ChrisB

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Our meat was so over cooked we had to send it back, but the vibe and ambiance were gorgeous.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Lovely evening, excellent food . Wine list expensive.
  22. C

    Cinnamon

    Tokyo

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a perfect dinning for birthday, enjoyed the most. Love to visit again very soon!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Its the 3rd time we have the same experience, the staff is RUDE!!!! In particular the women “welcoming guests”. They look annoyed, and you cant even ask for anything because they always respond with an attitude. Dont even bother with so many good restaurants in chelsea, in particular if you are a family with kids or a pram, please note you are not welcome in this restaurant. Giving it few stars because the food is ok, but the staff ruins the whole experience.
  24. FO

    FranO

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Staff training required… lovely people but not the usual daphnes standard. I understand the two hour table policy we were asked to move because they wanted the table back. We were grateful to be given a table outside and watched our table sit empty until we left. Poor show. Daphne‘s is one of my favourite places but yesterday you let yourselves down
  25. TT

    TopTim

    London

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There is high inflation at the moment but lunch cost (no alcohol) is well beyond what I usually spend. Why did you remove prix fixe option? Value proposition is worsening. Having said that, the food, service and ambience were - as usual - first rate!
  26. EP

    ErinP

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, cutest restaurant! If the weather is pretty definitely ask for a table outside
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Obliging staff, excellent food.
  28. TC

    TopCat1

    London

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, service and environment. We could nit fault anything and we definitely dine here again.
  29. J

    Josh

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic Italian, terrific tiramisu but wished the black truffle risotto was better.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and place
  31. EM

    EMS1510

    London

    41 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    We had not been here for a number of years so excited to revisit- When we arrived we were told our booking was for the counter which is not what we thought- despite lots of tables free we weee told we had to finish by 9pm( we arrived at 7) it was very rude and despite this the service was quick and our food arrived within minutes of ordering which was not a good sign. I had linguine with crab which was dry and my friend had calf’s liver. The bread on the table was soft and not stale - we had pannacotta deserts which were quite gelatin heavy . Would we go back ? No not on this experience!!! Feels as though they are complacent and food just not that good!!!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favourite weekly spot
  33. C

    Clare

    Kent

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing staff, beautiful decor and delicious food
  34. BS

    BSavage

    London

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Wonderful staff. Beautiful setting. Quite busy though so high noise level. Delicious food & cocktails.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    We ordered the cotolleta Alla Milanese and the plat was terrible.from the looks it was just a pirate of veal deep fried and you could see the oil, the colour dark and the bread crust non existing as it was soggy.No green on the side. For an almost £40 dish it was so unacceptable
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My absolute favorite place in London. We have dinner here every time we visit, and it never disappoints. Excellent service, hip crowd, wonderful food. The freshest tomatoes in the world! Open late, when the most interesting people dine.
  37. EG

    ElsabeG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we had a most enjoyable evening, the ambiance was great, food top class and service on point. we went on recommendation of our host.
  38. L

    Luis

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great celebration evening at Daphne's on the beautiful terrace. Service was excellent and food was absolutely exquisite. Cannot recommend enough!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    In all honestly, the front of house service was very poor, in fact very rude - and if it wasn’t for one lovely waitress who was extremely attentive and friendly - I would have been extremely disappointed. The fish of the day was bland and overall it was mediocre. Apart from the ambiance, I would not be recommending.
  40. SK

    SophiaK

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Service as always was very attentive. I love to dine here and have done so for many years. The food was unfortunately on this occasion not as expected. My friends pasta with crab was too dry so he was unable to eat it. For dessert we ordered the profiteroles but these arrived overdone so they were tough and crispy.

FAQs

Daphne's is rated 4.7 stars by 1321 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

7:00 PM


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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