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“Excellant Family Experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chettinad Restaurant

Chettinad Restaurant
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Ranked #226 of 22,202 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $31
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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"
Wickford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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“Excellant Family Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

We were looking for a friendly restaurant with great food and we found it in this restaurant. Staff were great and accommodated the children and explaining the dishes to them (and us!). All of us enjoyed the food and we will be visiting again.

  • Visited February 2013
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3 Thank Paul O
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Tasty food and great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

We came here with a group of 20 as a surprise 40th wedding anniversary for our parents and we were very happy with it. Great service, very friendly and accommodating. The food was excellent - we are all South Indian ourselves so we have high standards and everyone came away happy!

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London, United Kingdom
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“Loved it..”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

We chose this restaurant based on the other reviews, and left feeling very pleased with our choice. We thoroughly enjoyed the food, but the friendly staff and manager/owner really made it a great experience. Despite the many Indian restaurants in London, we'll probably come back here.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Clancy592
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Sandefjord, Norway
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“Fantastic Indian restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

Found this restaurant here on Tripadvisor and are so happy we went during our holiday in London! Have been to many Indian restaurants, but Chettinad is different. I realise now, I've never been to a South Indian before.
The waiters were very kind and helped us with our order, as we didn't find the dishes we normally order. I'd never tasted tomato rice before, and that was delicious!! The three of us had different dishes and we were all very happy with what we got. One had the vegetarian thali, and the other two had different lamb currys. Since this is South Indian, they don't have naans. At first that disappointed us, but the food was so great it didn't matter as we got chappati instead.

The service was excellent and the waiters made this a very special evening for me and my daughters. We ate on several places during our stay in London, but this was the highlight! Will certainly recommend this place!

  • Visited February 2013
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Marlow, United Kingdom
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“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

We looked at the reviews available and booked in prior to an evening visit to Ronnie Scotts and we arrived earlier than expected but we were welcomed in by Ivfan the manager ( hope the spelling is right ?). Within about 15 minutes the restaurant filled up quite quickly, and without going into the intricacies of the food everything was excellent, especially the Dosa. The manager goes to great lengths to assess what you might prefer, how much or little you need which we thought was very important because other restaurants can tend to push food on you and explains fully all the types of foods available. The decoration is quite plain, but everything is clean and tidy, if we had any complaint at all it would be that the toilet is very small but we had a very enjoyable experience at this restaurant. Definitely worth a visit.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank SueSimmons
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