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
741 reviews since 3 June 2014
Average Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambience3.9
    Value3.6
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
pre/post theatre (450)special occasions (305)romance (194)group bookings (188)business meals (163)afternoon tea (161)fit for foodies (146)sunday lunch (114)brunch (105)outstanding value (63)good vegetarian options (52)child friendly (20)disabled access (11)outdoor eating (8)Show More
  • Excellent specials
    TableForOnePleaseVIP
    Dined on 29/9/2014
    The waiter recommended some specials which entirely blew my planned meal our of the water, and which were superb. The turbot main was exceptional.
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  • Excellent service
    HerneHill
    Dined on 28/9/2014
    The room was surprisingly quiet when we arrived for our 11.30am booking on a Sunday as there was only one other table of people... However the place filled up by the time we left. We've been a number of times and it never disappoints... The service is always professional and courteous.i had eggs Benedict which was perfectly prepared and a nice sized portion and my partner had the scrambled eggs with salmon which was as expected. It a great location and perfect for a brunch if you don't want a full scene. Great for business lunches as well.
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    business meals, pre/post theatre, Sunday lunch
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  • A safe choice
    Anonymous
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    I always find that Kettner's provides a very nice ambiance with nice food. The service was, as usual, very friendly and efficient
    Special Features:
    brunch, group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Lovely evening
    Justvisiting
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    We had a lovely relaxed evening, delicious food and wine, good chat, excellent service. This is our favourite place to eat out in London.
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    pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Nik
    NIkos
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    Lovely food and great ambience. One thing was the white wine was at room temp so took while to cool down in ice bucket
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    pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Fun night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 25/9/2014
    Great atmosphere......very very lively! Although very busy a great place for supper
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    fit for foodies
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  • Lovely!
    OliRoss
    Dined on 24/9/2014
    We visit Kettners regularly, and are very rarely disappointed. Great food, fantastic wine and champagne selection and good service. Service was a touch slow this time but it won't stop me from returning. Rack of lamb was DELISHY but avoid the 3 bird confit.
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    pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • My London go-to place!
    gongoozle12
    Dined on 23/9/2014
    Always enjoy meeting up with friends at Kettner's when in London. The food, service, and ambience are all great, and there's often a deal on, which makes it good value for money.
    Special Features:
    group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It never disappoints
    FayeW
    Dined on 23/9/2014
    I've never had a bad meal here. I love the decor, ambience, good food and great service.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better 2nd time around at Kettner's
    DavidPVIP
    Dined on 22/9/2014
    I wasn't convinced by my first trip to Kettner's but this second visit proved much better. As previously, the room is lovely. Not as previously, our waiter was very prompt and attentive. For my main course I had a nice breast of guineafowl; there were occasional tastes of clove and the wild rice served with it was dense and flavourful. For dessert I never normally have something fruity but my coconut parfait with pineapple salsa was brilliant - served on a thin carpaccio of pineapple and the salsa was super zesty. Definitely one to have again. I'll definitely be back!
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    business meals, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • kettner's
    tuckmystirVIP
    Dined on 22/9/2014
    Wonderful ambiance, efficient, friendly staff. Great prices with 50% discount. Good flavoured and full of meet burger. Huges, delicious chips : ) Washed down with a refreshing rose.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect lunch
    Wonners
    Dined on 22/9/2014
    We were four 'ladies who lunch' who look to be able to enjoy good food & wine in addition to having a good chat & relaxing in each other's company. We all found Kettners was perfect in every respect. The ambience, was a little disappointing,probably because it was a Monday. The food was excellent & we particularly appreciated the 50% discount on the a la carte menu
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kettners - Sunday Lunch
    Summer63
    Dined on 21/9/2014
    What a FAB restaurant, would definitely return The service was impeccable and the food was absolutely delicious Cocktail of the week was fine too!! Can't wait to return, maybe a Christmas treat
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    special occasions
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  • lovely
    chets
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    booked for a birthday dinner, service was impeccable, food was fantastic (the fish cakes were awesome). would definitely recommend for the quality food.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fun evening in theatre land
    Davie
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    Kettners has an old fashioned charm but has not allowed this to become its only selling point. The food and wine was of a very good standard, the service was excellent and my friends and I had an excellent evening.
    Special Features:
    business meals, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-show dinner
    Foodie10VIP
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    The set meal was good value for money and the service very efficient. We finished a 2-course in just under 45 minutes!!
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    pre/post theatre
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  • Charming Atmosphere and good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 18/9/2014
    This is my second time at Kettner's after three years and I found the same good quality of food and service, but the best of this place is the special atmosphere of an eary 19th century townhouse. Recommended.
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    afternoon tea, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Great experience.
    anngriffx
    Dined on 18/9/2014
    Fantastic time - the 50% off offer made it really great value. All dishes were excellent and the combination of great ambience, service and food is worth coming back to again and again.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Great food
    Alipali
    Dined on 18/9/2014
    We had the pre-theatre menu and the food was excellent with ample portions. The table service was excellent but I had to ask them to hurry the main course otherwise we were going to be late to see Evita as it is a bit of a walk to the Dominion theatre in Tottenham Court Road. I had the guinea fowl which is unusual to have on a pre-theatre menu and it was delicious.
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre
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  • First visit
    MidgeVIP
    Dined on 18/9/2014
    Visited Kettner's for a pre-theatre meal. Arrived early which gave us time for 3 courses. Goats cheese and onion marmalade tart of the day as a starter was excellent. The remainder of the food was very good although my wife would have preferred a different main course from the tuna salad she ordered. Service was good with the location excellent for the production we were attending. The 50% discount made for excellent value. We would recommend and hopefully will visit again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie heaven, we will be back!!!
    Foodiefan
    Dined on 18/9/2014
    Booked on recommendation that it was close to our theatre performance on the evening of 18th September 14, and had all the right ingredients to meet a pre theatre meal. There were four of us in our party and all with differing food tastes, but all were completely satisfied by menu choice and more importanly the uuumms and ahhs that were heard in between mouthfuls. Excellent meal in lovel accommodation and perfect ambiance. Staff were helpful and attentive, and the piano player kindly played a jazz version of happy birthday for my wife, perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Good food, mixed service
    gtf21
    Dined on 17/9/2014
    The food at Kettner's was good. I went with a friend and we shared a bottle of wine and mussels as a starter. I moved onto a rare sirloin steak with chips and béarnaise sauce, while my friend had the lamb cutlet. The food was cooked to specification, not under or over-done. The meat was good quality. In terms of ambience, it was a nice atmosphere, although sitting next to the piano (which was great, don't get me wrong) made it a bit hard to hear each-other. Service was polite, but a bit clumsy, especially at the entrance where they took our coats. Overall a good dining experience.
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    pre/post theatre, romance
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  • Open Table offer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 17/9/2014
    I recently went for dinner at Kettner's and it wasn't as good as I had expected it to be. While the service is excellent; food is pretty average, if not even below average. I ordered my meat medium but instead got it rare; portions are tiny and you will need to order an additional side dish unless you want to stay hungry. Luckily we dined on the Opentable's 50% off food offer, otherwise I'd have to pay £23.00 for a tiny, under cooked piece of meat served with an even smaller portion of potato gratin. Desserts are equally uninspiring and overpriced. However, wine is excellent but you do pay for it!
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  • Great place
    grlf
    Dined on 17/9/2014
    Booked for pre theatre dinner using 50% off food offer from open table rather than pre theatre set menu. Good choice of food and great value.Would have been a little less happy if I had had to pay full price. Will definitely return and take up a similar offer again
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    pre/post theatre
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  • Excellent for a pre-theatre dinner
    PtheP
    Dined on 16/9/2014
    We arrived about 20 mins late (I did ring ahead) and were quickly shown to a table, though I asked if we could have a different one by the window. Starters were turkey terrine with onion marmalade & sourdough toast, and salmon rillette with a well-dressed salad. Mains were swordfish on crushed new potatoes & confit guinea fowl with chorizo mash. The fish was excellent, a good sized & perfectly cooked. My guinea fowl was a little dry and could have done more of the sauce that was drizzled around the plate. We squeezed in dessert & coffee. With a glass of Malbec & a Bellini Tesoro the bill was £72 & we were out in under an hour. Recommended. I’d tell you the table number but I wouldn’t want to find it already taken next time we go!
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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  • 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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  • Great location
    MBG57
    Dined on 15/9/2014
    Great location, stylish setting. Good service. One great main course, one average main course. Light and airy and good place to meet. Also good cocktail bar for pre meal drinks.
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    brunch, business meals, special occasions
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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.
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    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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    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.
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    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.
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    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).
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    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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    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.
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    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.
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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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  • 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.