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Chettinad Restaurant

16 Percy Street | Soho, London W1T 1DT, England
+44 20 3556 1229
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
16 Percy Street | Soho, London W1T 1DT, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Friendly staff and very welcoming. Lovely setting with a good atmosphere. Food was brilliant. Very tasty. Full of flavour. Would definitely come back and try again. Would have been 5 star but unfortunately (through no fault of the restaursnt) a loud mouthed southerner shouting and...More

2  Thank Jc2704
Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I walked to Chettinad from our hotel in Bloomsbury; we were treated to a wonderful tasty dinner and super-responsive, friendly waitstaff. The diners included students, parents & kids, couples, large tables of friends, tourists like us, and many Indian families. It's not...More

2  Thank McKell M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a small restaurant and popular with Indians - worth booking. You are greeted by the smells of fresh spices and overall it's a very clean place. The food is generally excellent - and quite spicy. The chilli paneer starter and the mini masala...More

3  Thank africaguy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking at reviews we booked this restaurant. I do not know if the chef had a bad day in the kitchen but this was not up to standard. One complement... The food was very tasty and hence I left it at a 3 rating. Here...More

Thank RonT65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don,t miss the Masala dosa,the signature of this place.Try the Chettinad kolli and the eral curry.Great spicing,lovely sauces great service I keep coming back and the standard never falters.Prices ae very reasonable for the west end.Pickles great,nothing not to like. As Arnie said, I,ll be...More

1  Thank eric w
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with family on Saturday night. Great food and great service. The food was freshly cooked with authentic flavor and of great quality. It was very busy when we went the the service we received was very good. We will return again when we are...More

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu is quite limited but very, very good. The set lunch (meat or vegetarian dosa) is unbelievably cheap, very quick, and a perfect swift lunch.

4  Thank Martin_Ridgway
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a friendly place to eat and the food was interesting. Highly spiced food (not overly "heated" by chilli) was delicious. Our party of three could not identify some of the flavours and, after we had eaten,the waiter satisfied our curiosity by bringing to...More

3  Thank John1958UK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely staff and food was tasty. Service was fast and staff are quick to attend to your needs! Would recommend

3  Thank sonali_ng
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Started with a mini nasal dosa and the prawns- excellent. Followed with Chettinadu Kolli (chicken) and Lamb Madras. Thought the chicken was a little over cooked. Lamb was very spicy (we were warned) but wonderful. Accompanied by the Tomato Rice. A very nice meal with...More

3  Thank Fred G
This sophisticated and sociable slice of Central
London is a shopper’s paradise, offering the latest
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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
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Doug B
27 July 2017|
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Response from tinks109 | Reviewed this property |
It's not an enormous restaurant but there is definitely enough space for your requirements. There were children eating when we were there.
Sanil J
19 May 2017|
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Response from hamburg09 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I can't remember but all the prices were very reasonable.
Sanil J
19 May 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$34
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
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
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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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