Daphne's

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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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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have eaten at Daphne’s 4 to 5 times a year over the last 18 years - this is the most authentic top quality Italian restaurant in London. Ingredients are top notch, food is cooked as it would be in Otaly. It is sophisticated without being artificial like many Michelin ‘artistic’ culinary experiments. Wine cellar is full of classics, but also new Italian southern monovarietals, worth discovering.

a
London
32 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely restaurant with good food. Nicely busy without being too loud.

j
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food and atmosphere!

CO
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great night. Gorgeous food and buzzy atmosphere.

OT
E. Tennessee
20 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing. Even our 9 year old daughter was impressed.

M
London
16 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The waitress was not very well trained.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was great but I felt like I need flashing lights and a banner to get the attention of staff. The special occasion we were there for felt less so due to having to flag a waiters attention for any sort of service

SK
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Our 2nd visit. Food outstanding. Though the chicken liver could be a tad less salty.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daphne’s is exquisite! The food is divine and the service perfect! Very elegant and beautiful! A tiny detail, I would mention is that sometimes waiters are unprofessional like seeing them when you go to the toilet, dropping plates and laughing loudly. This is just a minor detail, but I noticed it. Other than that, absolutely perfect, and I will for sure return many times!!

K
London
18 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great attentive service, relaxed atmosphere, superb food.

KR
Jersey
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic food as always - the special of lamb rump with artichoke and aubergine was a real highlight. Tables too close together - we could only occupy 2/3 of the table to allow enough room for staff to pass. Bit noisy and people exiting the restaurant were loitering over our table as we were eating. Excellent watermelon martinis.

K
London
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 2

I can understand Italian unfortunately, and that's what I didn't like about it. Got distracted more than once but unnecessarily rude comments waiters did to eachother. It's hard to be a waiter we know that, so it is to pay that kind of bill. Otherwise, amazing Italian restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

The food was very bland and didn’t taste fresh. Service was so so. Cute restaurant but the food was really disappointing

OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We saw HUGH GRANT

OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Their pasta dishes were tasteless.
Really.

R
London
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

for a date, the place is far too noisy. for a nice evening out with friends - perfect

MW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Highly recommend the Linguine with Crab, Chilli & Parsley.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent all round

W
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taking our pcx

E
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A local friend recommended this place and it was fabulous. Really enjoyed the cozy atmosphere and the food was absolutely top notch.

MY
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food in a beautiful setting - refined, not too loud, the focus is on the food, the wine and your conversations with your guests. Only slight negative was how quickly each course was delivered. Can’t wait to go back!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 5

We have been to Daphne’s several times now and have previously enjoyed it very much. However our lunch today was somewhat marred by the particularly rude behaviour of the Maitre D who, on being asked to repeat himself when responding to a question about the preparation of a dish, rolled his eyes overtly. Rude.

B
London
14 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daphne’s was a wonderful place to get together with friends the food was fantastic the service was perfect. The atmosphere was lively but still allowed for conversation to take place easily. Highly recommend Daphne’s.

QN
Dubai
10 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Good food, very expensive and way overpriced. Slow and poor service. Disappointing overall experience.

b
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Good meal and experience overall. Veal chop was great but pasta didn’t meet expectations.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, fabulous food and outstanding service - what else could you wish for. Thank you Daphne’s.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best in London. We've been coming here for years. Open late for after theatre. Excellent food, wine list and service. Open door wall seating for an open air experience.

PE
London
27 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I personally find this to be the best Italian in central London. A better ambiance and clientele than most local restaurants. Very professional staff and just the right sized restaurant located in local Chelsea area away from the rush of London. Frequented more by locals than tourists like myself.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

The manager is rude. His priority is his grand ego, not the customer.

MG
London
279 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Returned after many years, still largely classic Italian dishes very well done with good service, very pleasant ambience and reasonable prices, given the quality and location

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daphne’s never disappoints. Legendary.

F
London
76 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We like Daphne's very much.
Nice décor. Very friendly staff. Convenient location.
Good selection on menu.
It was the first visit for our friends and they enjoyed it.
Would recommend

OT
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and service! Very comfortable yet nice! Fun, lively environment but allows for conversation. Hope to go back on next visit!!!

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great diner, very pleasant service. Carte menu is extensive and varied. Dishes were very good. Only negative comment may be is that the dining room is a bit too old fashion but the place is great. Next time I will try the bar which feels more casual. Will definitely come back

AR
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is excellent like Always.
Very trendy restaurant.
Price is high but good quality food
Excellent Fish!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My risotto primavera was excellent. Knowedgeable sommelier. Buzzy atmosphere but not too loud. One member of the royal family was at a nearby table.

AB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, awesome atmosphere and amazing service, I would absolutely recommend!

MM
Miami
74 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

Good atmosphere but expensive for what it is

a
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food I would highly recommend this restaurant.

MW
London
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about my experience! Great staff!

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