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29 Romilly Street, Soho, London, W1D 5HP +44 2081281592

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Main course: £14
Food spend: £29
Opening hours
Monday to Wednesday: 12:00 - 16:30 & 17:00 - 22:45. Thursday to Saturday: 17:00 - 23:15. Sunday: 12:00 16:30 & 17:00 - 21:30.

Lovely afternoon tea! Great value.

Sara Fakhro 01 December 2015
from London Borough of Islington

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Please note that Kettner's is currently closed for refurbishment and will reopen at a later date.

One of the oldest restaurants in Theatreland, Kettner’s spans 3 floors, presenting contemporary modern European brasserie-style cuisine, as well as a champagne bar and 7 private dining rooms.

Kettner’s in London was founded in 1867 by Auguste Kettner, a former chef to Napoleon III. Within 4 Listed Georgian houses, the restaurant is just behind the stage doors and has a secret passageway running to the Palace Theatre. Beautifully preserved and enhanced, Kettner’s boasts elegant period features throughout. With delicate white furniture, marble touches and glowing candelabras, Kettner’s restaurant exudes a homely Parisian feel in the heart of London.

Serving modern European dishes throughout the day and a range of menus to suit all occasions, Kettner's Head Chef Yosef Edri has taken inspiration from Auguste Kettner’s ‘Book of the Table’: a comprehensive cookery manual published in 1877. Enjoy Kettner's signature dish of savoury ‘tart of the day’, as well as comforting beef bourguignon, and hand-crafted desserts. Kettner's afternoon tea stands are also piled high with their widely-renowned sweet treats and sandwiches.

Full of character, Kettner’s restaurant in Soho was a favourite of Edward VII, Lillie Langtry and Oscar Wilde. Leicester Square Tube Station is just a 5-minute walk away.


29 Romilly Street, Soho, London, W1D 5HP

Contact +44 2077346112
Reservations +44 2081281592

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Customer reviews for Kettner's

4.2 ((((* (based on 171 reviews)
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  • dinner (83)
  • romantic (83)
  • large parties (74)
  • entertainment (60)
  • business (57)
  • lunch (57)
  • luxury (56)
  • afternoon tea (39)
  • private dining (39)
  • child friendly (38)
  • value (35)
  • trendy (26)
  • breakfast (13)
  • views (12)
  • al fresco (9)
  • ((((( 1 December 2015 by Sara Fakhro from London Borough of Islington

    Lovely afternoon tea! Great value.

  • ((((* 18 March 2014 by David Dewsbury from London

    I liked the whole dinning experience very old english loved it

  • ((*** 12 February 2014 by Martin Stuart from Bedford

    We were booked in at 5. asked to go to the bar (at 4.55) we were told we would be collected in 5 minutes. Over half-hour later I spoke to a bar staff member who didn't apologise but simply refereed me back to the restaurant reception. Once done we were taken to a table. Meals ordered, we were then given the wrong starters. we realised there may have been a mistake when eating them. The staff simply swapped the plates (half-eaten) between two of us and walked away. Drinks had to be re-ordered after 15 minutes. The main courses were very good. The Sea Bream was very well cooked. The service needs to seriously improve before we choose to return.

  • ((((* 4 January 2014 by James Weller from Brighton

    Great quality and taste, helpful friendly waiting staff. Perfect for our family catchup.

  • ((((* 14 December 2013 by Ellie from London

    Great food and service despite it being the very busy Christmas party season.

  • ((((* 24 November 2013 by Maria Poullais from London

    I know menus are subject to change with offers but this was completely different to the one advertised and the choices were not as good. We didn't think it was particularly good value. That said, kettner's is a fabulous place and I love eating there but you may as well eat off the main menu.

  • ((((* 22 November 2013 by Catherine Williams from London

    Enjoyed a very nice dinner service - will definately go again.

  • ((((( 13 November 2013 by Maureen Julian from London

    Everything brilliant - 3 mins from the theatre - and it was pouring with rain! Speedy friendly service - wonderful food. Would definitely recommend Kettners

  • (((** 12 November 2013 by Simon Cooper from Edlesborough

    Very nice sandwiches, cakes and tea of your choice. The only problem was not enough food and ended up having to pay another £3.50 for more!

  • ((((* 31 October 2013 by Kelly Davies from Cambridge

    Amazing second visit - just perfect

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