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Outstanding Meal at Launceston Place [London]


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Outstanding Meal at Launceston Place [London]

fress | Apr 5, 2010 08:47 AM

We had a wonderful meal here last week. Very pretty dining room with a wonderful table for two in a curved banquette overlooking the quiet street scene. Highlights included their superb potted foie gras with quince jelly, the delicate hot smoked halibut, and the roast lamb, which bested any version I've had recently in NYC, including Eleven Madison's! Oh and the salt baked potatoes with the lamb! The cheese course of all English selections was outstandingly curated by our waiter and, even though ordered for one, very generous for two to share. Drinks were excellent as well: from the icy as ordered martini to the very fairly priced wines by the glass (particularly the Jurancon Cauhape w/ the foie gras) recommended by the friendly American sommelier. Yes, London is very expensive, but at stg48 pp (approx $75) for 3 courses, Launceston Place compares favorably with NYC restaurants in that price range Only warning is don't try to walk here from High Street Kensington unless you allow plenty of time to get lost in the lovely maze of mews.

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