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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%
Travellers talk about
“dosa” (286 reviews)
“curry” (163 reviews)
“rice” (175 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
16 Percy Street | Soho, London W1T 1DT, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wonderful South Indian food. Just like mamma used to make. Come hungry; leave happy. Really, what more can I say? You won’t regret a visit. Take your taste buds on a journey to Tamil Nadu!

2  Thank William K
Reviewed yesterday

Chettinad is a few minutes walk from the Soho which makes it easily accessible for a nice dinner. I went with a friend on a Friday evening, booking only a few hours in advance on TA (very convenient). Good thing I did as the restaurant...More

2  Thank GNorbi
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent south indian thali and dosa - just like in Tamil Nadu! Very friendly staff as well. Thanks to our waitor Arif and the chefs :)

2  Thank Daniel K
Reviewed 4 days ago

The food was delicious, especially the dosa starter. The prices were reasonable and the staff were courteous and friendly. It would have been a slam dunk 5 but for the waiter who took the orders who must have been suffering from sleep deprivation. I ordered...More

2  Thank Michael T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Traveling solo in the UK for business and was looking for some good Indian for Lunch in Fitzrovia/Soho. TripAdvisor pointed me to Chettinad and I was not disappointed! I honestly didn’t know where to start with the menu. Arif the waiter/manager was great. He asked...More

3  Thank joeybotafogo
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Probably the best Indian restaurant I've eaten in. Fabulous Dosas for starters and my prawn byriani was so flavoursome, I'm still tasting it as I write this some hours later. Unpretentious, but good service, incredibly tasty food, and reasonably priced. Must have the smallest gents...More

4  Thank Andy-S60
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We where in London for a holiday trip. This Restaurant is offering original Indien food. The waiter Arif made a very good suggestion for the menu. We really enjoyed it.

4  Thank Sven M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We heard about this place on Trip Advisor. It was listed as having excellent food and good value. We arrived late in the afternoon after a long day of work/play in London, and we were really hungry. Shams served us and made recommendations for items...More

3  Thank Catherine R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time here and will definitely be coming back - the food is delicious and fresh. The service was so knowledgeable and helpful with the cuisine! We were mainly served by Arif who was so personable and friendly! Had the best time here!!

1  Thank 10ALM04
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second visit here whilst working locally; really good and friendly service (Arun especially). Good advice on choosing from the menu (combination of Poori and rice). Food was excellent and very reasonably priced. Lamb Madras was excellent, good level of spice and really succulent. Washed down...More

3  Thank Timmyb66
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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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Response from foodie201122 | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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
  • Neighbourhood: Fitzrovia
  • Phone Number: +44 20 3556 1229
  • E-mail
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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