- What is it good for?
A few minutes away from the bustle of High Street Kensington, Launceston Place sits on a peaceful street. The modern design and series of small, interconnecting dining rooms make it smart but convivial. The staff are friendly and enjoy talking about food.
- Signature dish
Provenance and seasonality play a big part in the menu. The English asparagus, freshwater fish pie and rice pudding souffle with raspberry ripple ice cream are well regarded.
- Who's the boss?
Head chef Tristan Welch forged his career in top London and Paris restaurants, including Le Gavroche and L'Arpege. He previously worked at the two Michelin-starred Petrus. In 2007, he moved to Launceston Place and relaunched the restaurant with a modern British menu.
- Tips please?
The three-course lunch menu includes an amuse-bouche and a pre-dessert, so don't eat too much bread.
- What's the damage?
The three-course lunch costs £18 per person. The quality of food and the presentation make it very good value for money.
Launceston Place, 1a Launceston Place, London W8 5RL 020 7937 6912.