Kettner's
Kettner's

Kettner's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kettners.com/
  • Phone: 02077346112x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday – Wednesday: 12:00 – 23:00

    Thursday – Friday: 12:00 – 23:15

    Saturday: 10:30 – 23:15

    Sunday: 10:30 – 21:30
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Modern European, British, French
  • Executive Chef: Yosef Edri
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Entertainment:
    Live Piano Tuesday to Saturday in the Brasserie

    Jazz nights at Kettner's Bar

    Regular cabaret nights: Kettner's Kabaret

    Find out more: www.kettners.com/whatson
  • Special Events:
    Kettner's Kabaret

    Soho’s High Societease

    Find out more: www.kettners.com/whatson

Getting there

  • Public Transit:
    Leicester Square, Tottenham Court Road, Piccadilly Circus.
  • Parking: No
A word from Kettner's
Originally a series of four Georgian town houses, Kettner’s was first opened as a restaurant by Auguste Kettner, (chef to Napoleon III) in 1867.

Kettner’s elegant 1930’s style Brasserie serves Modern European dishes all day with a range of menus to suit all occasions. Kettner’s is situated in the heart of theatre land and the Set Menu is the perfect choice at lunch and for pre and post theatre dining. Live music from Tuesday to Saturday on a beautiful white grand piano sets the evening ambience.

Kettner's Bar by Champagne Laurent-Perrier has an innovative cocktail menu inspired by the characters and legends of Kettner’s scandalous past. There is also a huge a range of champagnes.

Kettner’s seven private spaces on the top two floors of the house are perfect for parties, meetings, private dining and more.
Don your finest, (or your favourite old cardigan,) and drink, dine and revel with us at Kettner’s.
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Kettner's reviews from OpenTable diners
781 reviews since 6 May 2014
Average Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambience3.9
    Value3.6
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
pre/post theatre (475)special occasions (321)romance (197)group bookings (193)afternoon tea (174)business meals (166)fit for foodies (149)sunday lunch (114)brunch (112)outstanding value (66)good vegetarian options (53)child friendly (28)disabled access (11)outdoor eating (6)Show More
  • Great atmosphere....
    Purplevixen
    Dined on 31/8/2014
    I had a wonderful afternoon at Kettner's. Really love the interior/piano player and the service was excellent. All staff from lady who seated us to the waiter were smiling and attentive. Food was lovely. A little out of my price range but because it was such a great restaurant I would def come back again
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    afternoon tea, brunch, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    quaGALINO
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    Food was exceptional. Beef burgeoning slow cooked was amazing.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed it
    Kezz
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    Took my wife to kettners to celebrate her birthday . We had a fantastic time . The food was delicious and the service was very . Only stipulation is that it's a bit pricey . But take nothing away from the venue ,it's fantastic . To take your love one on a special occasion
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    pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Average
    London
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    They didn't have my booking, the champagne we ordered was not cold, the food was good but very small, if not on the deal I would have been very disappointed . Live piano player made it all worth while, the staff where good and attentive.
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    brunch, business meals, group bookings
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  • Good value with offer
    fridaygirl
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    We had a drink in the bar beforehand which is great to visit in itself. Staff are alert and if there are no tables available when you arrive they remember you and come find you if one becomes available, which I think is a nice touch. Dining room has lovely soft lighting and live piano music gives it a great atmosphere. The service was friendly and attentive. The food was good but probably a bit too expensive for what it was if you didn't have the deal. The only gripe I would have is that when our bill came they didn't apply the offer so we had to send it back which can end the evening slightly awkwardly, but waiter was fine about it and brought us a new bill with the offer applied. Overall great place for fun relaxed night out.
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    business meals, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    rxg111
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    Lovely well-cooked food and fantastic service. It was great value with the 50% off food offer. We only had a quick meal before a show, but really enjoyed our visit.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service
    meilo
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    Hadn't been to Kettners in years but suggested it for a recent catch-up with friends after seeing the offer on Open Table. Was definitely a great choice and would go back again even without the deal. The service was great - our waiter was extremely helpful and patient. Food was really good. Made our evening catching up over food and drink perfect!
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  • A good meal
    sarahBuk
    Dined on 26/8/2014
    Three of us dined at 50% off food so it was good value. Food was very good although service was a bit slow and my friend found a hair (looked like clothes rather than human) in her sticky toffee pudding and it wasn't taken off the bill. A lovely restaurant though and I'd most likely return.
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    romance
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  • First time at Kettners
    DavidPVIP
    Dined on 24/8/2014
    As the recipient of a new 20% discount card and an existing fan of the cocktail bar, I thought I'd give the restaurant a try. Certainly the room is very appealling; with great soft lighting and attractive furniture. However it was a bit of a mixed night. On the down side, the service (on a quiet Sunday night) was extremely slow...we saw one couple leave after a long delay. In addition, the manager told us about 30 steaks were on the grill for a group booking...resulting in a somewhat smoke-filled dining room. A sash window had to be opened behind me - great to air the place, but a bit chilly to sit in front of! On the plus side, the food was great and the staff were friendly. I will be back but hope for a smoother experience.
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    business meals, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Very civilised
    MaggieB
    Dined on 24/8/2014
    It was a quiet bank holiday Sunday, so not as much atmosphere as I suspect there would be on other nights, but that gave us an opportunity to talk. Very smart with very attentive staff. I would highly recommend for a special occasion as it's quite expensive.
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    pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • very average and check your bill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    We were recommended to try this restaurant by friends. We found the whole experience average nothing special, maybe a little over priced. When the bill arrived they had added deserts and coffees that we hadn't ordered or received. Oh sorry sir, this was a terrible mistake our embarrassed waiter told us, yeah right! Anyway we paid our bill less deserts, coffees and the discretional 12.5% service charge.
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    pre/post theatre
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  • Lovely!
    Gizgogs
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    Pre/post theatre menu good value for money, great service and couldn't be more convenient for the Palace Theatre, would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anon
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    3 of us ate at Kettners on Friday night. The food was very nice. I would not pay full price (we used 50% off food offer). Service was ok but not great. Good location and we were able to stay at the table as long as wanted. Overall a good experience.
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    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Evening out with friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    Very nice atmosphere and good food. I would definitely go there again and happy to recommend.
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    business meals, fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kettners, Soho
    Bexabelle
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    Kettners is a beautiful listed building and the interior reflects its vintage glamour. The food was OK, what you would expect for a place like that, it didn't amaze me though. I have been to Kettners many times and it is the service, ambience and location that keeps me.
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    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, Sunday lunch
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  • Great restaurant
    Kettnerfan
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    My husband and I went to Kettner's after reading about it on the Internet. I wanted to go to a restaurant that would be great for my husband's birthday. And it was! Very good food selections and great service through out the time we were there. They made it a special occasion for my husband's birthday. I would highly recommend it.
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    pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    The service was excellent & the food delicious. The piano player was also superb and made the pre-theatre dinner special with a George Shearing version of Happy Birthday.
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    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great pre-theatre meal deal
    funkylookingchick
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    My second visit to the restaurant, the staff are helpful and polite. The food is good value if not a little simple and bland. Good atmosphere with space to talk. Ideal for a quick meal before show.
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    afternoon tea, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • Great deal for pre theatre Monday
    terrys
    Dined on 18/8/2014
    Nice place, good food, perfect for Shaftesbury Ave theatres and 50% off on Monday night. Limited choice for children.
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    outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Perfect!
    Wendywoo
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    We couldn't't have picked a better place to celebrate my friends special birthday. The setting was great, I couldn't fault the service and the food was delicious - it was the perfect ending to the perfect day.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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  • Best Friend's Birthday Tea
    hannahtpagan
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    I have been to Kettner's several times and always enjoy. I booked an afternoon tea to celebrate a friends birthday with the girls and then moved on to the bar. Although service was always friendly, on this visit it was a little slow or lacking in its usual slickness. Perhaps some new staff who have not been trained as well? Otherwise a great afternoon/evening!
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful Elegance
    JayneyW
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    We had lunch at Kettner's and found the food to be very good indeed. The atmosphere was good too - quiet but not dull. The decor is lovely and I would definitely go back - perhaps for dinner next time!
    Special Features:
    brunch, fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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  • Lovely Late Dinner
    ehg1984
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    We booked a table at Kettners as we stumbled across it on OpenTable. Four friends, three bottles of red and absolutely fantastic food. The menu was spot on, enough variety to suit tastes but not too overwhelming. The waiting staff were brilliant but not overly in your face and best of all with the 50% off deal when we got the bill we were astounded at the value. We will be going back...soon!
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    business meals, outstanding value, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • penny2014
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    Dined on a friday at 7. It took 25 minutes for the waiter to take our food order.....and then we were told at 9.20 to leave as the table was needed. We ordered white wine, but there was no ice bucket, so it became warm quite quickly, and to top off the service when the waiter came to clear he asked can I clear and we said no, as one diner was still eating, but he cleared anyway until she said very firmly - I am still eating. We did manage to be given two party menus when we asked for the dessert menu. Food was nice, nothing special. All in all it was a nice evening, but I would not reccommend going and paying full prce for food. And be prepared for less than average service.
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  • quite lovely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    Despite being a native Londoner I've never been to Kettners, always preferring to grab a bit to eat before theatre in Chinatown. But what a revelation! It's quite a grown-up place, quiet and civilised. Service was just as I like - quick, non-invasive and efficient. Delicious cocktails and well-cooked food. Arrived at 5.45 for a 6pm table. Had a quick drink in the bar area. Sat down at 6.10. Out of there at 7.10 in plenty of time to wander to the theatre and have a drink there before the play started. Will go again.
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    afternoon tea, brunch, pre/post theatre
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  • Pre-Theatre Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    I have for a long time wanted to visit this restaurant and it was worth the wait. The waiters were superb and the food was great too. I will definitely going back to this restaurant in the future and would like very much to do a dinner show.
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    afternoon tea, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Always a pleasure to visit.
    blind2panic
    Dined on 14/8/2014
    Once again we enjoyed a wonderful visit to Kettners, this time for our 43rd wedding anniversary. After a glass of champagne in the bar we then had a pre theatre meal from the main menu, including desert with pudding wines. I have enjoyed many meals at Kettners over the past 15 years and it always lives up to it's high reputation.
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    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, pre/post theatre
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  • Good food!
    LauraM
    Dined on 13/8/2014
    We had a great meal here. Particularly good value with the 50% off food deal.The food was well presented and delicious. The only downside was the level of noise in the restaurant. Some rather loud fellow diners made it harder to hear the conversation around our table and impossible to appreciate the pianist, which was a shame.
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    pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Great place for business lunch
    diner85
    Dined on 13/8/2014
    Kettners is ideal for early lunch with clients as it is quiet therefore you are able to talk. The food is always great and is good value. I also use my tastecard which makes it extremely cheap for the standand of food and setting.
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    business meals
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great value
    KerryL
    Dined on 12/8/2014
    We did the 50% off offer and got great value for money. Would have been better if we could have sat nearer to the piano.
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    afternoon tea, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely dinner
    ALM1
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Had dinner here with a friend on Monday evening. We had a drink in the bar first and then moved through for a really yummy dinner. We both had the boeuf bourguignon (which was simply wonderful!) and the creme brulee (equally yum!). I have dined here regularly over the years and it never fails to disappoint.
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    afternoon tea, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • sangloVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Excellent food, had the pollock which was delicious, beautifully presented dish. Great service, not overbearing even though the ambience is rather posh generally.
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    pre/post theatre
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  • maureen
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Excellent venue but far too noisy and tables too close together
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    special occasions
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  • Weekender
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Excellent service. Even for two young teenagers selections were good and quality of food excellent. Service quick whilst nit feeling rushed. Would certainly return
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent lunch...
    Lau19833
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Went to lunch before going to theatre, service was excellent and food was great. Beware though, the cheeseburger is huge!!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service could be improved
    VenusM
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We were a party of 6 for a special occasion. Food and cocktails were good - well presented and an intereresting range to choose from. But the service was so bad as to be funny - we had to repeat all our orders several times and nearly everything was muddled up (giving the cocktail to the 6 month pregnant lady and the mocktail to the other etc). We just swapped things round ourselves, but not what we would have expected given the price and reputation of the venue.
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    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Strange experience
    milaneseVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Our meal was fine, particularly with Opentable offer, & very convenient for the Palace Theatre. However, as we were getting ready to leave we decided to visit the toilets on the first floor but had to fight our way through a long queue of people waiting to pay for an event upstairs - had there been a fire in the kitchen it could have been a very difficult situation. Health & Safety seemed to have gone "right out of the window" which was a bit worrying.
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    business meals, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had higher expectations
    teeyanVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    I went to Kettner's with friends. The restaurant is lovely but food just wasn't up to scratch and so we were all a little dissapointed. The main dishes of duck, lamb and guinea fowl were all quite bland. Not a cheap place to dine if you don't have the Opentable offer
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    pre/post theatre
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  • Good food
    mishy
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Beacause is my birthday I choose kettners i know there food. We enjoy our dinner even is expensive.JUST need to improve space because very tight each table. Every time you want go u always disturb the the other table. And because is summer you should invest in air condition.
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    pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Birthday Lunch
    Ladieswholunch
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    I selected this restaurant for a 60th birthday lunch and was not disappointed. Service was efficient and unobtrusive, menu selection good and the food nicely cooked and presented. The preceding cocktails added to the occasion. All-in-all a thoroughly enjoyable meal - we hope to be back again soon.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.