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Chettinad Restaurant

#193 of 17,223 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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16 Percy Street | Soho, London W1T 1DT, England (Formerly Camerino)
+44 20 3556 1229
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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All 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food quality is ok, it would deserve 3/4 points. But the service is absolutely not acceptable for a restaurant, whatever is the level. They rush you, they do not care abou the guests, and you feel anything but the welcome. Not a single word to welcome the guests during the whole dinner. 10 seconds after we recevied the menu,... More 

Thank Bombeiro_83
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very good food, good service. Very good value. We went on a Saturday night with a reservation, tried to go the night before without a reservation and were turned down. Absolutely recommend this restaurant!

2 Thank Gaelle S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had their mixed snacks and a couple of curries with the usual accompaniments and it was all very good, particularly the pori (light and fluffy). Gretat service and a well run place offering very good value for this part of town

3 Thank dale_curtis
Basel, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved it. Great Indian food, authentic. Large portions. Large choice. Friendly service. Nice atmosphere. Suitable for business dinners, large groups, couples, families. Everybody is going to find something good. Prices are correct. The place is very luminous and agreeable. Highly recommended. We will certainly go again when we come back to London.

3 Thank Celine_11_04
Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food and services was excellent. It was good to go to an Indian restaurant that offered different dishes and flavours

2 Thank Mark L
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We hoped to enjoy more varied Indian than we can get in the states and weren't disappointed. Rather than the meal on special for lunch we ordered off the main menu. Everything ordered was lovely and more importantly, the air conditioning was great! It was very hot day and had just visited the British museum so were fatigued, famished far... More 

3 Thank ADB42
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we visited as a family of 5 - food was delicious and the Dosa was simply awesome. Highly recommended!

3 Thank alvchua
Gisburn, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the dhosa and lamb dishes let down badly now by pan-indian/bangladeshi/pakistani papadoms, chutneys and bread which were unnecessarily very expensive and are very cheaply supplied by trade as ready for UK punters. This place aspires to be a restaurant and should make all food on the premises. Provision of water by the glass was mean and obvious. We also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Chicken Chettinad with Dosa was heavenly! The perfect blend of spices to make one of the tastiest curries I've had in London! The restaurant is a bit upscale (a bit pricey) and I'd recommend visiting during off-peak hours!

3 Thank Rahul N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The masala dosa is amazing. The masala chai tea is nice too, I highly recommend it. Kowshik provided great service and was very quick and attentive. I will definitely be back!

2 Thank Catherine C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $31
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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
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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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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