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Daphne's is a glamorous restaurant located between Chelsea and South Kensington. The stylish interior features a conservatory where the roof and doors open to create an al fresco feel during clement weather and log fires in the winter. The food offering at Daphne's makes good use of seasonal produce and changes regularly.
At the bar, Italian-inspired cocktails are created and served upon a chic pink marble topped bar.

Ranked #1897 of 5241 restaurants in London

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MON

12:00 - 23:30

TUE

12:00 - 23:30

WED

12:00 - 23:30

THU

12:00 - 23:30

FRI

12:00 - 23:30

SAT

12:00 - 23:30

SUN

12:00 - 22:30

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By G.

Daphne's is so not your normal pizza place. Yeah, you can get classic Italian dishes, but when there's things like honey suckling pig on offer, you'd be a fool to start asking about pizza toppings. Leave room for Daphne's desserts - to die for.


By J.

Daphne's is one of the few fine dining establishments left in London that does not even try to split the smokers from the non-smokers. And the tables are very close together. It's a bad combination.

After a woman at the next table lit up in my face, we got up, paid the bill and left. As for the food, you can get better Italian elsewhere in London. On the plus side, the wine menu features an impressive, extensive list of Italian wines.


By M.

The service at Daphne's was excellent but the food was no better than average. I had the lamb shoulder which was very fatty and my partner had the rabbit with polenta and it was too salty.

We did manage to set a napkin on fire and the waiters were good fun about it - I would give Daphne's one more chance and just hope that the chef had an off day.



By E.

Daphne's has great food, service and ambience and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a cosy, romantic meal. The best feature is that there are almost no bad tables although it's probably best to book in advance as it gets really busy. Bryan Adams and Andrea Corr were there the same night as us, but we were treated just as special as any celebrity. Well done Daphne's!


By Candice T.

This welcoming and tasteful restaurant has been famous since the sixties. Recently acquired by the group that runs legendary high-class restaurants such as The Ivy and The Caprice, it will seduce you with its elegant simplicity before you’ve even tasted the food.

The Venue
The discreet entrance opposite Jimmy Choo’s in exclusive Draycott Place leads you into a very long room with antiqued stone walls that evoke memories of Florence in the setting sun. Soft wall lights complement the look and the room ends in a conservatory with a comforting open fire. The room is delightful, but stops short of being formal, so you feel instantly comfortable and relaxed. If you’re lucky, you’ll find yourself sitting next to an olive tree.

The Atmosphere
This is a place where you enjoy the food, but somehow the atmosphere stimulates you to enjoy the company even more. The service is friendly yet authoritative, inspiring confidence in the culinary experience to follow.

The Food
A recommended starter is the goat’s cheese salad with rocket and beetroot. The wine red and amber coloured baby beetroot give a mild and sweet contrast to the smoky goat's cheese. Together with the very fine cut wild rocket leaves, the plate provides a palette as pretty as a picture. The rocket is so fresh that it has an aromatic flavour devoid of bitterness. The pan-fried red sea prawns have a perfect texture, but are not quite so exciting.

For the main course, try the squid, in an irresistible partnership with Tuscan sausage. It works because the salty spiciness of the sausage complements the creamy simplicity of the squid. Braised meatballs are cooked in a deliciously tangy tomato sauce, with slightly citrus-y overtones. The little meatballs are surprisingly delicate and melt in the mouth.

The slices of pineapple are just sweet enough - combined with coconut and lime sorbet they leave a pleasant freshness on the palate. There are also plenty of more conventional choices, typically iced berries with white hot chocolate sauce and Tiramisu. The ice cream is of good quality, but doesn’t taste homemade. The food has the price tag you’d expect from an establishment of this nature, but hopefully, if you’re reasonably prudent, the bill should not come as a shock. The set lunch menu gives great value – currently three courses for under £20.00.

The Drink
There’s a good variety of wines – all Italian. The heavy and gutsy Salice Salentino is highly recommended. It’s a big, deep and resonant red, and is available in generous helpings by the glass.

The Last Word
A sophisticated restaurant which also manages to be relaxed and welcoming. A visit to Daphnes is a huge treat, a perfect place to launch a love affair with a partner who has style.

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