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
761 reviews since 21 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 (460)special occasions (312)romance (194)group bookings (193)business meals (170)afternoon tea (170)fit for foodies (151)sunday lunch (112)brunch (110)outstanding value (64)good vegetarian options (52)child friendly (24)disabled access (11)outdoor eating (7)Show More
  • Good Food on 50% offer
    AletraveVIP
    Dined on 15/9/2014
    Kettner's is a lovely old place, with very attentive service and a good selection of food on their 50% off offer. You cannot get steak, but the other options are pretty good. Loved their Pavlova
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    afternoon tea, pre/post theatre, romance
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  • A noisy night
    JAWR
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    We had a good night at Kettners. The staff were friendly and the food was acceptable but not special. The restuarant crammed with too many covers clearly relies on relatively quick turnover and is very, very noisy. You wouldn't go there for a romantic meal for 2 but you might for a birthday, stag or hen do! It's not much more than a burger and chips place but a good burger with good chips. In the end we had to ask for table service in the bar - it was a long time coming - and the Pear Zazz cocktails were flat and disappointing. A bit souless overall but, what can I say, OK! Kettners is ok.
    Special Features:
    group bookings, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    ndiz
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    I have never had a bad meal here, the ambience is great as is the food
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    pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Birthday dinner
    rdab100
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    Nice food and good service. However we were sat right near the door entrance so there was a constant draft and flow of people in and out, I did mention at the time but told no option to move to another table. Food was good if a little pricey for what it was. Honestly £25 for three lamp chops is about double what I would have expected to pay! The food was very enjoyable though and plenty of vegetarian choice which had concerned one of the party before hand. As I was not paying the bill not really an issue for me this time. The wine and champagne were seriously silly prices though for nothing special.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, service and value
    magister43
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    We always enjoy our visits to this restaurant and have never been disappointed. The service is always careful without being too much of a good thing! There are always not only vegetarian dishes but a choice of these. Good wine choices too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre
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  • Dinner at Kettners
    yummymummy
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We visited Kettners for dinner mid week as we were going to see Miss Saigon. The restaurant is only a 2 minute walk from the theatre in a quirky old building. Service was good and as we only had to over an hour (due to our late arrival), Kettners staff ensured that our dessert was served straight after our main course. I had the duck breast with fondant potatoes served on a bed of wilted spinach with a blackberry compote whilst my husband opted for the veal. He chose a basket of chips to accompany it which was a good job as it was literally just veal albeit a huge portion. For me, my dessert was the piece de resistance - chocolate sphere. You just need to try it, you won't be disappointed if you are a fan of chocolat.
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre
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  • Gastron
    foodie
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    A late lunch mid-week at Kettner's in Soho as always offers good value for money on their special offer. As always, the food was very good and well presented. By the time we finished eating the restaurant was empty and we had to look around for staff in order to pay the bill, but apart from this, we would definitely go back again to enjoy a good lunch ( and dinner).
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, special occasions
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  • Spoilt Rotten
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Not only is the atmosphere welcoming and accomplished, the staff make you feel like you're the only diners in the room. Thank you for a delicious and relaxed lunch.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    bucktVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
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    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy experience
    joannadawn1982
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Went to Kettners this past Saturday night for a meal on my sister's hen night. From the time we sat down at the table my sister was made to feel special when she was presented with a glass of fruity prosecco; classy move Kettners. All of the food was superb; I ordered the chicken liver pate as a starter and beef bourgignon as a main, very impressed with both. Our waiter was attentive all night without being overbearing. The restaurant was beautiful. Very pleased that we went to Kettners.
    Special Features:
    group bookings, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre theatre
    Sands22
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    I found this place online when I needed somewhere close to the Prince Edward theatre as I was bringing my mother to a show. What a find! Although given how long it's been around I can't understand how I hadn't been before. This place is wonderful. It was buzzing pre theatre, but as they control numbers very well it wasn't overcrowded. The service was wonderful; ambience super; great food and a surprisingly modest bill (£160 for 3 including G&Ts before, a la carte menu, starters and mains with a nice bottle of wine). We'll definitely return and see what goes on in the rest of Kettners.
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for family celebration
    gashead14
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    we returned to Kettner's to celebrate our wedding anniversary & our son's graduation a year after celebrating my daughters. we were in the same area as the live pianist - the music was quite loud but we were offered a alternative table. Food and wine were excellent- my daughter has been waiting all year to have the pavlova dessert again and was not disappointed! lovely touch on the dessert plate wishing us Happy Anniversary & congrats to my son.
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    group bookings, special occasions
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  • Beautiful place
    Anonymous
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    A lovely restaurant with an old fashioned, luxurious vibe but still welcoming and warm. The staff were very accomodating; making sure our every need was catered to and making us feel very well looked after. The food was tasty and the portions were certainly big enough. Highly recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, business meals, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Worth Visiting
    EddieD
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    The current food offer available at Kettners makes the meal very good value but you need to eat early or late). Criticisms would be it was a little too noisy when we arrive at 9pm, although it did quieten down. The waiter seemed a little out of his depth but the food itself was very good. When the bill arrived they hadn't discounted it as per the offer (naughty) but quickly did this when reminded. Certainly worth a visit.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambience
    Gino
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Unbeatable ambience in this location, and the food is always of a high standard.
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    business meals
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  • restaurant empty
    Mandyx
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    not the restaurants fault but i took someone here for a business lunch and the place was empty. we arrived at 1 and two other tables were taken, i presumed it would get busier but in fact it emptied out so that by 2pm we were the only ones sitting in the restaurant. Have been before in the evening and the place was busy so not sure whats happened with lunchtime. Also wasnt offered any bread which is unusual, food was ok but quite plain not to the standards it used to be.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, business meals, pre/post theatre, Sunday lunch
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  • Great place!
    Getinmybelly
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Kettner's has a lovely atmosphere - it's fairly relaxed but also feels special enough for an occasion. We had a 6.30 table but it was already pretty buzzing and there was a pianist just starting as we were finishing up. The staff were attentive and very friendly, and the service was a good pace. The food is generally very good, although if I'm being picky the mains were both a little bit on the bland side compared to the starters and dessert, but still very good. That said, my dessert more than made up for it - the creme brûlée was one of the best I've ever had. It was particularly good value with the OpenTable deal - my 3 course meal for 2 (with wine) should've been £90 but I paid just over £60 incl service.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Diner
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Gorgeously, vintage & always a pleasure, I would highly recommend the Kettner's experience!
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outdoor eating, outstanding value, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    I was very disappointed. Food not good.service was excellent and close to our theater
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    pre/post theatre
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  • 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
    Special Features:
    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
    Special Features:
    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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  • After work dining
    Majee
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    I went there with some friends after work on a Friday and it was great! The cocktails were delicious and the food pretty amazing. The staff were helpful and accommodating as one of our group was running late. I would visit again using the tastecard as it was pricey otherwise. Fantastic place for special occasions or a treat.
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    group bookings, special occasions
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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.
    Special Features:
    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.
  • Lovely experience!
    Ros3Vi
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    Fabulously chic yet relaxed restaurant with deliciously fresh food. Mussels were meaty and rich, fish dishes very delicate, and the duck was cooked to perfection. We did have to wait a while for our initial drinks order of 4 Champagne cocktails, but as a group we were so busy chatting that we hardly noticed - the drinks were subsequently taken off the bill by way of apology. What a lovely gesture! Our booking stated that we had a 2 hour slot, which we easily out-stayed. It was great to feel as if we could take our time and not be hurried out the door despite the fact they were clearly bustling. Will definitely return.
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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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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  • Sadly.. not so good anymore :(
    hmmmVmmm
    Dined on 26/8/2014
    Bouillabaisse - lacking in depth of flavour, not well seasoned Endive, carrot & lentil salad - bland Pollock - dried out and/or overcooked Veg Wellington - rich but good Sole - dry Mash - too salty, bit too much butter Green beans - good but bit too much butter
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    pre/post theatre
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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.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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