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Daphne's

4.7
4.7
1352 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


Booked 157 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 1,352 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal and mind-blowing lobster spaghetti! Back soon.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Badly seasoned food and bad service
  3. AF

    AndreaF

    London

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Service for the first time was messy, but floor manager was extremely professional at sorting out the issue.
  4. d

    dariusmaximus

    Charleston

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a first rate, smart-casual Italian restaurant with outstanding service. Every dish we had was excellent and beautifully presented. I could eat here once a week and not tire of it.
  5. DS

    DimmerSummer

    London

    60 reviews

    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    very christmasy, beautifully decorated, food, fantastic and well presented. efficient waiting staff but they did make a mistake and gave me the wrong bill. Great for date night and cater for a range of dietary requirement which is wonderful.
  6. K

    Kate

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal & ambiance
  7. c

    chrisv

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience, friendly and attentive service and excellent food. Lovely Christmas decorations too.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Salty salads but good otherwise!
  9. SA

    SofiaA

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Its the best!
  10. JS

    JaneS

    Kent

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First timers very busy and hard to hear across the table when eating otherwise very good.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place, great food, lovely staff!
  12. M

    Miki

    London

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Not totally happy with the waiters. We asked to switch on the fireplace and he replied no immediately. The manager had to switch it on for us. The only thing missing was Gabriele, the manager. The restaurant is not outstanding without him.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favourite of ours, the ambience, service and food.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Great service!
  15. PP

    PPNYC

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food. Very good service. Amazing ambiance.
  16. A

    Amerimum

    London

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a lovely experience
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you guys so much! We had a wonderful time and really appreciate the experience.
  18. Z

    Zack

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    The spaghetti lobster was pre-cooked, for the price I paid I was not happy.
  19. f

    foodie3

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had lunch with my family (2 kids) and as usual the food was fantasic, the service attentive and the overall experience simply superb. My kids are always welcome at Daphne's and I will keep going back there for family outings.
  20. AF

    AndreaF

    London

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure to be back
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible experience can’t wait to go back
  22. p

    patricia63

    Berkshire

    67 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Regular at Daphnes. Always good food and excellent service
  23. IJ

    IJLG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am hugely fussy and find most restaurant food ok but this was exceptionally edible and I genuinely enjoyed the food and the ambience. The service was exceptional, spot on and very friendly without being intrusive. I cannot wait to return.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and food. It’s a travesty that Daphne’s isn’t higher rated.
  25. TB

    TheBrown71

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    Service was absolutely appalling. No one arrived to take our initial drinks order- I had to get up and find someone to come and take our order. Once the drinks arrived- they were wrong. Be careful and check the bill- they tried to charge for the wrong drinks (£66 wrongly billed). The first course for one of my guests didn’t arrive until we had all finished our first courses. Our order for the main course was missing two side courses. One of the orders for the Taglita was rare when we had ordered medium rare. The second order of wine (a carafe) arrived with alot of floating pieces of cork in it. When we asked for a replacement- this was done (after 15 minutes) with someone with a very “annoyed”attitude that made the atmosphere at the table awkward. We asked for the bill twice. In the end I had to get up and find someone for the bill. I made a compliant and was given an apology and they offered to take the service charge off the bill. When the bill arrived, there was over £100 of incorrect charges on the bill It is a shame as whilst the food is great, orders were wrong, service dreadful and the bill (£649) had over £100 of wrong charges on it.
  26. AB

    AmandaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I booked Daphne’s for a catch up with my sister on a Friday lunchtime; I used to dine at Daphne’s regularly in the 1990’s and having lived overseas for the last 20 years, was keen for a trip down Memory Lane. Daphne’s did not disappoint: the food was delicious ( we both opted for seafood pasta dishes and salads), the Sicilian wine a perfect match and the service was discreet but attentive. Our waiter was particularly lovely! What a pleasant surprise when we received the bill and it was substantially below our expectation. I have told all of my friends how impressed we were and will definitely be booking again, very soon. Thank you to everyone at Daphne’s for a wonderful experience.
  27. ER

    ElizabethR

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant was buzzing when we got there at 13.30 on a Monday. Not at all noisy, just a lovely warm friendly atmosphere. the service was excellent, without being overbearing, and the food was fabulous, as it always has been when I have visited.
  28. IT

    IainT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Food was very disappointing. Fried squid was tough and uninteresting; presumably not fresh. Cod was too dry. Tables are too close together. Service was attentive. Trading on its reputation.
  29. WM

    WMac

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extremely good food and service. One of a kind restaurant
  30. E

    Eternalfoodies

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Fabulous food . Consistent .
  31. j

    juweb

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely experience
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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
  35. AS

    AnnS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

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

    noelm

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super service - super food .
  37. 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.
  38. O

    Omaya

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Not friendly staff,poor food amount less quality
  39. 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.
  40. 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

FAQs

Daphne's is rated 4.7 stars by 1352 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 157 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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