Sat Bains Among Top Chefs Lined Up for Series of Dinners at Launceston Place

Ben Murphy, head chef at Kensington restaurant Launceston Place, will welcome a host of some of the UK’s best chefs to join him in a series of one-off ‘Behind the Pass’ dinners this summer.

A celebration of British cooking and the diversity of styles and techniques found across our country’s restaurants, the line-up will include; Sat Bains (Restaurant Sat Bains), Florence Knight (Sunday Times columnist and cookbook author), Rowley Leigh (chef and FT columnist) and Nicholas Balfe (Salon).

With menus dictated by the seasonal produce available on the day, Florence Knight will kick things off on May 30 as she joins Ben in the kitchen to create a six-course menu championing her pared back approach to modern British cooking.

Next up, on June 12 will be British stalwart Rowley Leigh who will be working with Ben to design a menu showcasing his classical approach to cooking.

The penultimate dinner will see Nicholas Balfe step up to the pass alongside Ben June 26, where the pair will showcase dishes strongly guided by seasonal ingredients, sourced from local growers and suppliers before two Michelin-starred chef Sat Bains travels down from his restaurant in Nottingham to join Ben in the kitchen on July 24.

Ben says: “I’ve been lucky enough to work with some amazing chefs in the industry over the course of my career, and I’m so humbled to be able to invite so many influential cooks into my own kitchen. From Nick and Florence’s care and innovation with ingredients, to Sat and Rowley’s pedigree, this has to be one of my most exciting collaborations yet.”

Each menu available for one night only and tickets will be priced from £65 with optional wine pairings and can be purchased by emailing