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Chettinad Restaurant

#216 of 17,925 Restaurants in London
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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 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I wanted to eat out on Valentines Day, but did not want to be forced to take a special Valentines menu, or associated tacky decor. Chettinad filled the bill perfectly. The staff were attentive and friendly, the food was delicious and authentic South Indian. We were very pleased and look forward to our next visit.

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1 Thank Maurice1975
Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent service and delicious express lamb lunch and Panaka. Definitely recommend this spot when at the British Museum or wandering around the Tottenham Court Road area.

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1 Thank microfox
Dunchurch, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Helpful and kind staff, and the lunch special is extremely good - a selection of dishes, all very tasty, and very affordable. Highly recommended!

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2 Thank ilkejm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a lovely place. Great staff & delicious food. We got a table on friday without a reservation. 👍

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food and service! We enjoyed our experience! The servers were kind and attentive. They also helped us to accommodate our baby! The restaurant got very busy by the time we left!

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Thank angiemunson
Chester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very tasty food and great staff. The head waiter gave us great advice as this is South Indian food, so different to the regular menus we are used to. The food tasted amazing. I would definately go again.

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2 Thank julieX2734EX
Teddington, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't know the place, six people walked in without a reservation on an early Friday evening and we were taken extremely good care of. Our waiter (Arif) explained about the South Indian (Chettinad) cuisine and we (luckily!) allowed him to create the meal for us. We were all very happy with the different dishes and everybody found their favorite... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our second visit to the restaurant. Food is good, though not excellent as the service is. Friendly and helpful staff make sure you have what you need throughout the whole meal. Prices are ok as well. The only thing worth mentioning is that it is a bit noisy as customers are all sitting in one open room.

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2 Thank Gry W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful tasty food like in my house, later i got to know the chef also came from near to my home town. The food brings the home touch. I had lunch at this hotel. I ordered non veg soup, unlike other restaurants not too spicy, it was perfect spicy. Starters we ordered Methu vadai and Gobi 65 it was good.... More 

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Restaurant has nice ambience and servers good southindian food. The taste was exactly the same as you would get in south India. They serve Tamilnadu style food, I like their style of sambhar. I loved the masala and plain dosa served here.

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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
US$ 6 - US$ 31
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:30
Saturday
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Percy Street | Soho, London W1T 1DT, England (Formerly Camerino)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Fitzrovia
  • Neighbourhood: 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 neighbourhood 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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