Céleste

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French
A sensational Michelin-starred dining experience on the top of Knightsbridge, with Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace on its doorstep, Céleste at The Lanesborough offers exquisitely prepared dishes that combine French creativity and finesse with exceptional English flavours and ingredients. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.

The setting at Céleste is superb - a richly decorated dining room, naturally illuminated during day by a domed glass roof, whilst seductively aglow under the softly lit chandeliers in the evening. It is a scene that transforms constantly throughout the day. As the light changes, so do the guests; from breakfast time to lunch to afternoon tea and dinner, it’s a beautiful and fascinating spectacle.

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Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 2:30PM 7:00PM - 10:00PM

What 274 People Are Saying
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L
London
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I where having the 4 course Vegetarian tasting menu. All dishes tasted delicious and packed with flavour. Outstanding dishes: Pottimarron soup, baked cauliflower. Paired with excellent wines. Definitely worth a drive. The venue does have a lot of ambiance and great service

NE
London
88 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5* with all the trimmings
A really lovely way to spend a wet and raining afternoon catching up with special friends.

JS
London
18 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A really lovely room - felt very glam and was a quiet world away from the busy Christmas streets. Great food in decent portion sizes, attentive friendly service and nice wine included. Would definitely return.

AS
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The booking, the restaurant called and was hostile about taking a credit card for the booking and promised to call and confirm the booking 48 hours before our dinner,however, they did not call even though they had assured me that they will call.
They also sent a threatening email that if anyone cancelled after the 48 hours they would charge £50.
We were 4 women and the servicing staff never offered us the wine list nor did they take any drinks order. At the main course when no one still did not come to take the drinks order we had called and order our wine.
They did not come to clean the crumps from the table between courses. The food was nice but service poor and attention to detail bad .
It was over priced for poor service and just nice food.

OT
Brighton
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Nice welcome and really fantastic dining room! Service prompt and attentive. Food is really fresh, clearly prepared by a remarkable kitchen team and overall outstanding! The FOH team is professional and has the right approach. Shame about the wine being too warm. Admittedly i was told however, they could have done a bit more in my opinion to ensure that it would chill quicker and surely there are way to do so. With that said i have mentioned it at the time and as a gesture they given us the two glasses of Champagne free of charge which was a nice touch and really appreciated

KB
London
91 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Business breakfast. Excellent food, good service. Very pricey but a stunning dining room which impressed my guests.

f
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The setting is great - very quiet and beautiful surroundings. It is a pity that the food is only mediocre - I would say there are plenty of better michelin starred restaurants and I think they will need to work much harder to maintain their status and customers.

A
London
81 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celeste was lovely. Amazing food, attentive service. Special occasion. Restaurant was very quiet though which was a shame. Also were overcharged initially and had to point out.

GE
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Céleste is finding its way to the top of choices for London culinary scene in one of the city’s grandest dining rooms. The wine program and chef continue to strive for excellence. Hats off to the hotel’s leadership for its commitment to a dining experience equal to London’s finest hotel.

LP
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!! Always great to return
Never disappointed
Will definitely visit again

C
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Celeste had nice service from the staff, and they prepared a decorated dessert to celebrate our occasion. The food was delicious and the interior was very well designed. However the bread that was served was very dry and there was only olive oil to accompany the bread.

SJ
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal tasting menu and service. Absolutely love this restaurant and will be back as much as possible.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant with great service. Food was excellent. We went with the menu of the day, which was great value. I highly recommend it

E
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service is very attentive. We feel very welcomed upon arriving, the staff at the hotel entrance walked us to the restaurant rather than just showing us the direction. The restaurant staff offered a complementary birthday desert with a candle on it, it was a pleasure surprise.

Environment is very good for a date. We went on lunch time, very quiet. The glass roof dome is definitely an add on. When the weather is nice you can enjoy the beautiful sunshine even you're indoor. Background music is romantic type. Probably not an ideal place for family with little ones.

Food quality is good but not exceptional (my expectation is higher as it's a Michelin one star restaurant). However, the desert is fantastic!

Service charge is 15% and they well deserved it. Bread etc were served while you're waiting for the food, staffs are well trained, very friendly, thoughtful, attentive. It's not like some other restaurants changing service fee for nothing.

Overall it was a very good experience. I would recommend it to my friends.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

D
London
89 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this revamped hotel is perfect, from the tailcoated concierge welcoming you in and noticing the small details- the bag to take, the coat to hang - to the superb food. The Sunday lunch deal is a ridiculously good one; the food is superb, the staff are knowledgeable about it and the sommelier is a mine of information that he is happy to share. If I could, I would go every day. Exactly what a five star experience should be: you feel spoiled and special without feeling faintly embarrassed by it. Staff and service make or break an occasion like this. It appears to me that all the staff here love their job.

c
London
14 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE SETTING AND AMBIENCE OF THE DINING AREA IS VERY NICE, SERVICE IS EXCELENT AS WELL AS THE FOOD AND PRESENTATION.

OT
Amarillo
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service and the food was delicious!

f
London
29 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have visited quite a few times. The restaurant is beautiful- in the old St Georges where I trained! The food is excellent and the service is quiet and unhurried. If you go a la carte, it can be quite expensive, but the set menu is absolutely excellent value for money and every course is outstanding. Even the petit fours came inside a tempered chocolate globe. There is a large and potentially expensive list of wines, but the staff do not push you towards the more expensive end and are happy to discuss and recommend the wines at the cheaper end, and let's be honest, none of them are going to be bad!

J
London
12 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was well presented and delicious- my family have been to many top restaurants in London but never have we tried dishes with flavours that were so unique, even the butter tasted amazing. The service was great -they didn't keep asking us how we were like some restaurants do every 5 min but they were attentive and knew when to come over. It was my mother's birthday and they gave her a complimentary dessert, which was a really nice surprise for my mother. We definitely recommend this restaurant and the chefs.

JR
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Céleste was the best experience I have ever had in my life. The staff is excellent and enthusiastic with their work. Our server, Max, explained all the things on the menu with perfect diction and eloquence. The sommelier, Olivier, had so much passion for wine that really made us feel special. I’m not a rich man, but it was worth the money. I can’t wait to go back

Q
London
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and environment. Friendly and attentive service. Couldnt ask for any better.

LE
London
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

good for father day

b
Essex
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great venue, we had problem with the menu initially, but the manager quickly resolved the problem and we had a lovely evening and will come back to the restaurant again.

ST
London
44 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of my favourite lunch time venues, excellent value with the lunch deal - we will be back!

m
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful place. The food was high quality as well. A rare find.

C
London
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great food.

OT
London
13 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Was a nice experience and the staff was lovely. Ended up going for the tasting menu...which was overall nice but nothing excited me about the dishes..I was expecting more from a Michelin restaurant

EH
London
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the staff were very polite and friendly.

m
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As we say in Paris, ce fut un dîner céleste! You could translate in English by awesome

ST
London
44 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely lunch and setting, good value with the lunch deal.

t
London
402 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

What is the point of a discounted set menu if there is nothing on offer that is good enough to make customers want to return for more?

The set menu is good value but nothing to suggest a far superior chef or anything worth returning for.

So you discounted and not gained a new fan.
What’s the point?

Set menus must entice the customer to be eager to return for the full tasting menu.

When you give the customer exactly what they paid for. The ingredients, the cooking methods, the presentations, are all priced right.
So what?
What do they have to look forward to?

What have you really achieved?

The customer would go away with no WoW!

w
London
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Very limited menu that doesn’t have options and the service was not to the standard to the restaurant

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambient is great in the beautiful interior setting. We had the three course lunch menu, which was nice. Overall we had a great lunch experience there.

OT
London
15 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and fantastic venue.

AM
London
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice atmosphere,the food was good

DB
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

On a Dining offer + a free glass of Champagne. Disappointed by:
- Champagne not being Champagne but french sparkling wine
- Sommelier attention very limited
- Mashed potatoes served with a dish in the menu, charged separatly. Rectified at the end after asking.
- Menu charged 45 pounds instead of 39 pounds. Rectified after asking.
- Food: Risito disappointing with al dente rice/not cooked. Plate was offered to be changed.
- Rest of the food: nice but not excellent. Lots of reapeating type of food between starter and main plate (croquette and oxtail)
- Overall experience: mixed after complaining a few times and waitress arguing in front of us by the end.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful place. Amazing food with top notch service all set in beautiful surroundings.
Went there with my business partner to celebrate the business’s 17th birthday and knew from the start I had made a good choice.
This place will become a firm favourite.

AN
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overpriced with tasting menu consist of only 5 dishes without the WOW factor in any of these dishes and most of them were served in the same style white plate. Especially the hazelnut desert was a really bad choice for closing this menu as there is no connection with the previous dishes of scallop and deer and made you feel fed up after even the first 2-3 spoons. No creativity, very plain looking dishes and expensive for what it offers....

P
London
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dîner à 39£/pax pour 2 avec coupe de champagne très apprécié! Service très à l’écoute et lieu chaleureux. Très bien en couple.

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