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Chettinad Restaurant

#171 of 17,722 Restaurants in London
#181 of 18,647 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 - 11:30 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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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
Delicious and authentic Indian

Before arriving in London, I had heard from friends that the Indian food here is some of the best you can get in the world so I had pretty high expectations. My expectations were definitely met! The food was delicious and the menu had so much more variety compared to any other Indian restaurant I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Before arriving in London, I had heard from friends that the Indian food here is some of the best you can get in the world so I had pretty high expectations. My expectations were definitely met! The food was delicious and the menu had so much more variety compared to any other Indian restaurant I had been to before. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

After spending about 2 weeks of touring UK & Ireland, my daughter and I wanted to eat some South Indian food. We found Chettinad to be almost authentic. The Dosa was excellent. Although I am used to paying 1/20th of the price back at home. The other dishes was also great and would recommend anyone who is craving for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Super south indian restaurant served delicious freshly cooked food, good value, friendly staff including JEY. Highly recommend

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

There were ten of us in our group and we were all made very welcome. It took us a while to order our food as we were such a large party but we weren't put under any pressure. We all went for the lunch meal, which is excellent value at £6.95 per person. Everyone enjoyed their lunch and said that... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We find this restaurant through Torist advisor that shows good reputation. However, the experience is not as good as what we expect. The food was just okay, but quite expensive. Ay first my friend and I both feel the waiters were friendly, recommending the menu to us. But it turned out to be too much talk to the customer. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Arif is friendly and gave me and friend good service. Food is so delicious. I am Really enjoy having dinner here. I will go back again. :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

ARIF served us, diligent, cheery, polite and full of praise for his 'uncle' Chettinad's dapper charming boss. Family/business atmosphere. Waiter team delightful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Visited several times and have always had an excellent meal. Good service, friendly, relaxed and no rushing - thankyou Arif and everyone. Tried different food each time I've eaten there and never been disappointed. Often use it as a place to meet up with friends. Definitely one to try.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

An impromptu visit to this restaurant meant that we discovered a gem of Indian cuisine. The restaurant isn't huge but it was big on service during a very busy time - well done to the team. If course the highlight was the food, a delicately spiced starter that was very good, plenty of individual flavours on the plate that combined... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I cannot say it was a bad experience but I had same quality of food in lots of other Indian restaurants in London. Very noisy. Seems to be huge groups friendly. Price is ok.

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

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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