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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 4 days ago via mobile

This may be the best meal I’ve had all year. We spent a long day of walking around London and had our heart set out on Indian food. We thumbed through a few spots and to be honest, we picked this one cause it was...More

3  Thank Grievesface
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Amazing food with the best service I’ve had through three weeks in Europe. We told our waiter Shams to pick our entree’s and he gave us the best Indian food meal any of us had ever had. He made sure we got the best experience...More

2  Thank Ryan G
Reviewed 4 days ago

Quite a gem in the middle of an otherwise overly expensive area of the city. The food is good, prices were very reasonable and they have a lot of vegetarian and vegan options.

1  Thank clemens823
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

On a brief visit to London and we were looking for some South Indian cuisine. This didn't disappoint. The dosa here was incredible. Arun was the waiter and his service was excellent. He was very friendly and hospitable. The complimentary South Indian coffee was lovely...More

2  Thank louland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We traveled to London for a weekend and were looking for a special unique Indian restaurant. We heard about Chettinad and decided to try it out. The food was extremely good and unique, with tastes from southern India. The service was great and we had...More

2  Thank Ariel S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere & friendly staff. We ordered the Dhal, lamb curry and it was great. Arif was very hospitable and will definitely come again

1  Thank ArabNomad
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was great..we got there early, and then opened the doors for us (literally, they saw us peeking, turned the closed sign around, opened early, and opened the door to get us in out of the cold!)! Other than guiding us through the menu...More

3  Thank Rahul D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were searching for a good Indian restaurant for dinner. My husband went to India once so he was used to the local food and was searching for something as tasty. We were really satisfied with the Chettinad. Food was really good, fast service and...More

2  Thank Rudy D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food excellent with service ok too. The place itself needs some work with walls and flooring looking very tired, holes appearing and polly filler on the walls which has not been painted over. I would return once these things are completed for the food alone....More

4  Thank Henry W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, authentic and packed with flavour. Great service, nice people, and reasonably priced. Offers distinctive South Indian dishes in a friendly and informal atmosphere. Arif a great host. Thank you, will see you again.

3  Thank GoodbyeJoe
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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
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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