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Chettinad Restaurant

#160 of 17,568 Restaurants in London
#171 of 18,492 Places to Eat in London
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Fitzrovia
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16 Percy Street | Soho, London W1T 1DT, England (Formerly Camerino)
+44 20 3556 1229
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Welcome to Chettinad, the world of phenomenal South Indian cuisine...
Welcome to Chettinad, the world of phenomenal South Indian cuisine. Chettinad is a small village in the Southern Tamil Nadu State of India. Chettinad is known for its culinary delicacies and now is one of the many reasons why people get to know Chettinad. We are a no fuss, no frill, stylish, laid back diner, who just speaks of truly and honest South Indian food in the heart of Central London. We only know how to cook-up good home comfort authentic food freshly made to order with understated approach to service. No meal is complete without traditional Dosa, lentil pancake eaten any time during the day. Well! Certainly it isn't just another Curry House!!! "Ideal place to try something new if you are a South Indian food virgin" Back home in Chettinad, your dishes are served on a huge fresh banana leaf, a disposable platter. Contact with your food is direct and tactile as you eat with your right hand, mixing wet into dry ingredients - a messy business for the uninitiated. In Chettinad Restaurant here, we want you to experience authentic original flavours, therefore you would find some of our dishes served with fresh banana leaf. Today we appreciate and respect that you have entrusted your palate to us, we will take great loving care and take your taste buds on a journey where each mouthful sings a new magical ''WOW'' note. Enjoy your meal at Chettinad- The Village Restaurant, where "QUALITY MEETS TRADIITON"
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Superb curry & wonderful service

ARIF complimented the excellent cuisine. Authentic Indian dinner at a reasonable price. Thank you Arif for making my experience a pleasurable one!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Jenna C
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  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

ARIF complimented the excellent cuisine. Authentic Indian dinner at a reasonable price. Thank you Arif for making my experience a pleasurable one!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We aren't well versed in Indian Cuisine, but the staff was very helpful and we were delighted with our meal. Their specialty is dosa, and they steered us toward one in our order. We don't have adventurous eaters in our children, but the recommendations were spot on for all of us. Our waiter Arif was very attentive and courteous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The lunch meal deal was lovely and our waiter, Arif, was very attentive and friendly. We will definitely visit again when we return to London.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Came in on Thursday and had an awesome experience. Arif was great and food was perfect. Dosas are the best in town. Thanks Arif!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We came here for lunch with he family and I must say that we enjoyed the set menu on offer which is good value for 6.95. I chose the lamb combination and was not disappointed. The sambhar and dosa were perfect and exactly how it would've tasted in India. The staff were very helpful and I will definitely return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We received wonderful service from our waiter Arthur. The premises were spotless. The food was yet again - delicious. Try a dosa for dinner and a rasmalai for dessert superb!!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The food was good at good prices, and the waiter Kowshik was really helpful at answering the questions and giving suggestions!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Yestarday my family and I went to this fantastic restaurant. What we like the most was the waiter called Arif, beautiful person, better waiter at all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Loved that place ! It was my first time trying indian food and I was visitting london so I told myself why not! Service is quick and people were really kind , especially Arif who discribe us every meal we had in front of us and was coming to our table to talk with us and ask us if everything... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Having never eaten Indian food, we were a bit apprehensive branching out on or last day of vacation, but we decided to try Chettinad based on the excellent reviews, and WOW! We are so glad we did! Just as the other reviews say, Jey was fantastic. He took the time to go through the menu, make suggestions based on what... More 

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Additional Information about Chettinad Restaurant

Address: 16 Percy Street | Soho, London W1T 1DT, England (Formerly Camerino)
Phone Number: +44 20 3556 1229
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Fitzrovia
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 39
Cuisine: Indian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16 Percy Street | Soho, London W1T 1DT, England (Formerly Camerino)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Fitzrovia
  • Neighborhood: Fitzrovia
  • Phone Number: +44 20 3556 1229

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 39
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Doing business, Families with children

Description

Welcome to Chettinad, the world of phenomenal South Indian cuisine. Chettinad is a small village in the Southern Tamil Nadu State of India. Chettinad is known for its culinary delicacies and now is one of the many reasons why people get to know Chettinad. We are a no fuss, no frill, stylish, laid back diner, who just speaks of truly and honest South Indian food in the heart of Central London. We only know how to cook-up good home comfort authentic food freshly made to order with understated approach to service. No meal is complete without traditional Dosa, lentil pancake eaten any time during the day. Well! Certainly it isn't just another Curry House!!! "Ideal place to try something new if you are a South Indian food virgin" Back home in Chettinad, your dishes are served on a huge fresh banana leaf, a disposable platter. Contact with your food is direct and tactile as you eat with your right hand, mixing wet into dry ingredients - a messy business for the uninitiated. In Chettinad Restaurant here, we want you to experience authentic original flavours, therefore you would find some of our dishes served with fresh banana leaf. Today we appreciate and respect that you have entrusted your palate to us, we will take great loving care and take your taste buds on a journey where each mouthful sings a new magical ''WOW'' note. Enjoy your meal at Chettinad- The Village Restaurant, where "QUALITY MEETS TRADIITON"
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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Fitzrovia
This sophisticated and sociable slice of Central London is a shopper’s paradise, offering the latest fashions, gadgets, and souvenirs. Fitzrovia is conveniently located between the major retail thoroughfares of Regent Street to the west and Tottenham Court Road to the east, with a handful of well connected Tube stations dotted around the area for easy transport. This neighborhood is a favorite among foodies as well, with an impressive number of quality restaurants, pubs, cafes and food shops vying for your patronage – especially along Charlotte Street and near Goodge Street Station.
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