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Chettinad Restaurant

#155 of 17,309 Restaurants in London
#165 of 18,231 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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Today
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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, 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
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I've been a regular to Chettinad over the last few years due to its fabulous food and service. We're always greeted with a smiled from Jed. I hightly recommend a visit!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I've been a regular to Chettinad over the last few years due to its fabulous food and service. We're always greeted with a smiled from Jed. I hightly recommend a visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The food is really good. We ordered rasam and then Dosas. Compared to other South Indian restaurants we found the quality and service at Chettinad to be far better. The staff is very friendly. We were served by Arif who works here and found his service very comforting. Overall excellent place for South Indian food. We haven't tried North Indian... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is a great place for Indian food. Tucked away in a small street near Tottenham Court Road Station, it is very clean and offers great food. Prices are reasonable. Talk to Arthur, the manager and he will take special care to ensure you are completely satisfied.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great Ambiance and very good service. Best South Indian food in London. If you want to taste Indian chicken in London I would recommend this restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Recommended by a friend, chettinad is a great place to go. Food is typical South Indian. Menu takes time to absorb, but everything on their tastes great. Served by the manager Jey. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Excellent food and service. Try the masala dosa, rasam and mango lassi. Arif from the service team was fantastic!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Chettinad is a fantastic place for a authentic South Indian restaurant. One of the best dosa you would ever get in London. Great service by Jey and the decor is very traditional.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

For those who love proper South Indian food, this is the restaurant to go to. Been here many times and food is always great. Arif at the restaurant makes sure service is efficient and so friendly. Love being here each time. Highly recommended, especially the Masala Dosa and lunch thali (with lamb)!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Good indian restaurant, with a great choice of tasty food. Quick and excellent service, even if it was on a Saturday night. I would recommend it !

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Service was very slow despite the fact that it was totally empty. Took 15 minutes to get a glass of water and over 1/2 hour before we got out papadums. The pickle lemon was not all that great and the food was cold by the time we got it.

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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: Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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