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Chettinad Restaurant

#177 of 17,060 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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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
Closed now
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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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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were falsely reassured by the great reviews but the food ,service and atmosphere are average ....if.Overall it was not a great experience and I would not recommend the place.

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Thank Ioana B
Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Loved this place! Probably one of the best Indian food places I have ever been. Highly recommend to everyone

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3 Thank Meowmeowmeow55
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the lunch special for £7.95 and it came with a mini dosa, three curries and rice. It was good value for money. Judging by the quality of the lunch, I wouldn't want to come back in the evening and pay more for the same thing!

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1 Thank Anick S
Williamsburg, Virginia
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139 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We adore Indian food in the states and looked forward to trying it in London. This place did not disappoint. Everything was fresh, spicy (!!!) and delicious.

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3 Thank zagnutmom
Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great value lunch Thali - We were really impressed with what we got for £7.95 and I'll definitely go here again when I'm in the area.

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3 Thank Justin A
Taunton
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is a real gem with a very different menu to the standard Indian Restaurant. This restaurant services really good and authentic South Indian food which is wonderfully spiced and mouth-wateringly good. This restaurant serves some of the best Indian food I've ever eaten and is highly recommended. The staff are welcoming and service is attentive without being intrusive.... More 

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3 Thank Windywest
Breda, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there because I love Indian food and my girlfriend was an Indian food virgin. They explained everything for her and the food was delicious! I would recommend this restaurant!!

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4 Thank EtiennedeRuijter
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tasting food. Portions were not too large. Service was friendly - one waiter in particular gave a lot of advice and shared his knowledge of Tamil restaurants in London. Don't expect to eat cheaply here unless you get there for the lunch menu (12 - 3 pm, I was told).

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3 Thank Slobodan M
LA, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clearly one of the best south indian restaurants in London. Loved the food, especially the Avial, a south indian speciality. The manager Jay was very friendly, efficient and helpful. Recommend it highly.

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5 Thank kabnav
nottingham
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Early Friday evening 5/8/16 lamb Chettinadu Aadu a apparently a wedding curry? & lamb madras, lamb well cooked nicely spiced just a bit fatty, pulao rice & paratha bread, enjoyable meal total bill £40 with added £5 service charge?

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $33
Cuisine
Indian, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
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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