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“very happy. delicious, good service, affordable. highly recommended.”

Chettinad Restaurant
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Ranked #225 of 22,509 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $33
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Fitzrovia
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"
London, United Kingdom
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“very happy. delicious, good service, affordable. highly recommended.”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

Great restaurant. We went based on the strength of reviews, and weren't disappointed. The interior was simple and fresh. The service was friendly and the server knew his stuff and made good recommendations. Try the dosa for starters. Really authentic!!
The mains were equally delicious and well sized. Try the Chettinad specials for well balanced and refined curries. The lamb was succulent and well spiced.
Wewent for my birthday, and the meal for two with one beer came to only £39. Clean plates and full stomachs! The place was busy, even on a Thursday evening. Recommended on all aspects.

  • Visited February 2013
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London, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Fantastic food and worth putting up with the service for”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

Beautiful food with a fantastic vegetarian offering on the menu. Service was a bit slow and forgetful and they seemed understaffed, but the food is definitely worth being patient and tolerant for.

  • Visited March 2013
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Fleet, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic Indian Restaurant”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

It's fair to say I have eaten in many Indian restaurants , but this has to be one of the best ! The service was excellent, explaining the different dishes to my brother and I . There was no hard sell just genuine advice and an obvious love of their job and food. If you want a boring chicken tikka masala this place is not for you but if you want a real South Indian eating experience then don't wait get yourself here ! Superb !

  • Visited March 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“Hot Hot Hot”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

This was my first trip to an Indian restaurant and I was skeptical. I must say that the food was delicious and I will go back. We ordered a shrimp appetizer that was spectacular !!! I ordered a spicy calamari that was extremely hot but I could not stop eating it - it was delicious. Great job to the folks at Chettinad!!!

  • Visited February 2013
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“Great night.”
Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

We really enjoyed ourselves at this place. The food was excellent, one of the best Indians I've been to in quite some time. I genuinely would recommend this place to anyone that is after some really good Indian food..the two hesitations I would have would be regarding the pricing and the service which can be a little slow, but it's a small price to pay.

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