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Chettinad Restaurant

#209 of 17,939 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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16 Percy Street | Soho, London W1T 1DT, England (Formerly Camerino)
+44 20 3556 1229
12:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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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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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great Restaurant. We enjoyed the dinner. We prefer the Thali, which were excellent. The service was also very friendly. Our friend and waiter Arif aka the King of India was great.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place where we enjoyed our occasion with my friends, and we had delicious Indian foods and friendly service, they took care and suggest the dishes for our taste. This is the best restaurant in London to have Indian foods very tasty.

3 Thank varazavenkatesh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this place after reading some good reviews while travelling to central London and it was pitch perfect . Thali was filling with dosa , rice , curries , sabji and yogurt . It did lack sweet though . Mysore coffee was very good ! Must try . Staff named arif was helpful and recommended us with some food suggestion.... More 

1 Thank Vinit K
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I recently took 2 friends to chettinad to experience some South Indian cuisine and it knocked their socks off.We had papadams,followed by a masala dosa divided for three.Then a lamb madras,pretty spicey,chettinad kolli,a well spiced chicken dish with a great sauce,eral biryani,prawns,fantastic flavour,one portion of pulao rice,2 paratha,5 large kingfisher beers,i magners,bill including service £97.Fantastic food,excellent service.i am already looking... More 

2 Thank eric w
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great advise from our awesome waiter Arif who took us to the backroad of his native Southern India province. His recommendations hit the spot, and then some. Well worth the extra mile when you are in the city center or anywhere in London. Chettinad has so much more to offer than the somewhat boring tika massala or universal curries. Flavor... More 

2 Thank Gilles G
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I visited here with a friend and had great tasting, light and not greasy Indian food. The panner dosa was lovely with a good sambal and chutney. Friend enjoyed her chicken dishes.

1 Thank Sarah M
Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great dosa, rest of the food is not as impressive, the prices are ok, nice wood carvings on the walls. Overall a good experience.

Thank Xen_Appie
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Competent wait staff, patrons were very loud to the point of discomfort resulting in an unpleasant atmopshere, the thali was no more than average.

Thank DavidDiderot
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was visiting the area and often I would look to see I could fit in lunch or dinner with one of my favourite restaurant in the area. I have grown to like South Indian vegeteranean meal and the

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose a mixed all-in starter followed by two mains, the lamb madras and seafood curry with flaky bread and lemon rice. The waiter seemed afraid we didn't know what we were ordering and kept asking if we were sure about the amount. We'd skipped lunch that day, so we were very hungry, and everything went in, leaving not as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$32
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
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
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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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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