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Chettinad Restaurant

#199 of 17,712 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
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
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We come often and really like food here. The Dosas are very tasty and good for sharing and curries quite authentic. Service is friendly. It is popular and was packed on Friday night when we went so pretty noisy.

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2 Thank Bill S
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really authentic Southern Indian food. Exceptional quality and service. In the end we let Arif choose our menu in order to ensure we got the best from the visit. He didn't disappoint. Thanks Arif, really enjoyed the visit. Thoroughly recommended

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2 Thank Mark D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This evening my friend Simon and I were looking for a place to eat. This place is great with authentic food, loads of veggie options. We went for the mixed starter with minced lamb, fish, chicken and prawns. It is excellent. For mains we took the advice of Arif the world's best waiter. He produced a great choice of dishes.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely restaurant in Fitzrovia, the food was fantastic as was the service, very affordable prices and large portions.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Hot and good lamb Madras. Good value for money. The menu is short, which I see as a good sign. The neighborhood is cozy, a nice escape from Soho and Oxford Street

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2 Thank jrewing88
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose Chettinad as one of our group is a vegetarian and we thought South India would give greater choice The decor is modern and light - spacious Service is friendly and competent The food is interesting and the spices do come through I rate this as better than average but not great A starter of the Chettinad platter -... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just off Tottenham Court Road, We found this a nice restaurant not decked out like a normal Indian Restaurant, had a more open feel. The food is not standard Indian Food so be aware if you are looking for Chicken Tikka Masala, Jalfrezi because they do not do it but what they do is really good tasty food. we had... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading so many good reviews I had to visit this place. We visited this place for dinner in a non busy midweek evening. The place is nice and the atmosphere is good. Overall looked clean and the staff were friendly. It was 3 of us sitting at the table and we all ordered different dishes. After placing out order... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just above Tottenham tube station you can find Chettinad, this Indian restau taking its name from a town in South of India. The restau environment is not something that makes the difference but it fair and clean. On the other hand the food is excellent! Special flavours, herbs that offer incredible tastes in rice and chicken plates we had. Go... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being regular travellers to south India we are always on the lookout for a place that specialises in the local good. We read good reviews about Chettinad and thought we would give it a bash. Unfortunately, due to my miscalculation, we arrived in a rush before we ran off to a local comedy show. Arif, our waiter, took on board... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $31
Cuisine
Indian, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
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
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
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"

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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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