The Kensington Italian Restaurant a Haven of Country Cooking!

The area of Brompton Cross in South Kensington attracts some of London’s most discerning visitors and the warmth, intimacy and Italian charm of Italian restaurant, Daphne’s, is at the heart of its appeal. Founded in 1964 by theatre agent Daphne Rye – the woman who famously discovered Richard Burton – this London institution has long been a favourite amongst the residents of Chelsea, as well as visitors from further afield. Its seasonal Italian country cooking, sourced with great attention to detail, is justly famed around the world.

Half a century after its establishment Daphne’s reopened its doors in June 2014 to reveal a glamorous new look. The esteemed Martin Brudnizki Design Studio created a space that represents the vibrant colour palettes of Italy, ensuring that Daphne’s maintains the effortless charm and familiarity synonymous with that country’s rich culture. Highlights include the pink marble-topped bar, vintage Italian 1950s Murano glass chandeliers and a perceptively curated collection of European modern art adorning the walls.

Andy Lines at The Telegraph …. “Half a century after its launch, the great and the good still flock to this chic South Kensington destination for seasonal and traditional Italian fare.”

By joining the team at Daphne’s you will be part of our larger family at Caprice Holdings

The Caprice group encompasses London’s favourite restaurants, from some of the oldest and most classic establishments in London to its most exciting and innovative new openings. The group covers a members’ club in The Ivy Club; and a thriving catering company in Urban Caprice, listed at the Natural History Museum, Kensington Palace and the Saatchi Gallery. In recent years, there have been two major refurbishments in Daphne’s and the Private Dining Rooms at Scott's & Balthazar. Opening of a number of sister restaurants to The Ivy under the moniker of The Ivy Collection, with close to 40 so far, including restaurants in Edinburgh, Leeds, Manchester and Cheltenham. Last, but by no means least, our much-talked-about Sexy Fish.

Although each restaurant in the Caprice group is very different, they share a devotion to quality, demonstrated in the sourcing, seasonality, preparation and presentation of their food and drink, in the imagination of their design and in the warmth and skill of their service and world class training.

We are always looking to attract high-calibre, enthusiastic hospitality professionals to join the teams within our restaurants, clubs and head office. With new openings and major refurbishments planned, this is an exciting time to join Caprice Holdings, and we will have openings for a variety of restaurant jobs in London.

We are committed to providing an environment for our employees to develop and progress within their role and to achieve their career goals. Whenever possible we will promote from within but we also recognise the importance of recruiting new talent into the business.

With the company being committed to service, seasonality and sourcing, we are keen for all our employees to understand the importance of these and have a desire to play a part in creating a memorable experience for our customers and members.

Discover the opportunities Daphne’s hold for you……….

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