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Otto's Restaurant, London,

Otto's Restaurant

4.8
4.8
753 Reviews
£26 to £40
French
Otto's Signature dishes are Canard a la Presse, Homard a la Presse and Poularde de Bresse demi deuil.

Our private room seats up to 30 people.

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2 people

20:00


Private dining

Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sat 18:00–22:00 Wed–Fri 12:00–15:00

  • Phone number

    020 7713 0107

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Whatever your occasion might be, we can provide the warm convivial hospitality, sumptuous food.This makes Otto's Private Room the perfect choice for great value entertaining.Our private room can seat up to 24 guests on a single table and up to 32 on three tables.

  • Private party contact

    Elin Hansen: 7130107

What 753 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • London

    French

  • West End London

    French

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  1. CC

    CatCh

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best experience and meal in London. Staff is comprised of lovely people with a clear passion for Otto, the restaurant, and the food they are serving. The food, as promised by the staff, "speaks for itself." Otto's is retro in a way that new, trendy NYC restaurants are trying to manufacture––Mad Men-era food and plush interiors with tableside presentation––but its careful attention is unaffected, genuine, and a lux, special thing to have the pleasure to take part in. Such a gem :)
  2. JB

    JohanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a special place!! The decor feels unique and personal yet shouts charm. The service also personal yet professional. The food was outstanding! Otto’s is a must!
  3. NL

    NormanL

    Exclusive

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Otto’s is like going back in time to a place that no longer exists - a sophisticated space with an emphasis on quality - of food especially - but also service and ambience. It’s what great restaurants used to be: genuine but relaxed genius. Wonderful experience.
  4. w

    williamd

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really good evening and terrific food. Great atmosphere. We celebrated our daughters graduation and we intend to return again. Hopefully try the pressed duck next time. Bill & Jo
  5. AD

    ADG41

    Kent

    142 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    142 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Otto's is a regular for us. It is our favourite French restaurant in London. We had the Anjou Pigeon "a la presse" which was stunningly good, but very rich. Preceded by lobster souffle (sublime) and crepe suzette for dessert. A memorable meal!
  6. J

    Jack

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from staff and a good traditional French experience.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time! Authentic French cooking in an eclectic art filed space with Otto in command. A proper experience. Great food. Amazing wine list and proper service from attentive staff. Grab the corner table if you can. Not the cheapest menu but defo worth it. I will be back
  8. SB

    SveinB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Extraordinary charm and hospitality. We had a lovely time. A nice winelist and good food helped make it a perfect night.
  9. a

    adamo

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal at Otto’s. The food was amazing, but the highlight for us was the service. They friendly, funny and very accommodating for our family. Great recommendations. I would definitely recommend adding it to your list of spots to try in London.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely love this quirky restaurant - French food done perfectly
  11. DG

    DrGin

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic evening with wonderful food, attentive service and very friendly staff. We will definitely be back!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in London
  13. m

    mikeh

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food served with enthusiasm by the knowledgable and friendly team. Washed down with superb wines.
  14. F

    Flash

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service, as ever. Wines very fairly priced.
  15. CL

    CLARRE

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply outstanding service and food, great wine list
  16. JL

    JenniferL

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious from beginning to end. Can't wait to come back. Truly amazing food and experience.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As ever Otto’s was lovely, the food was excellent and the service friendly and efficient without being cloying. Not the cheapest, but at Otto’s you get what you pay for, superb food in a very interesting setting.
  18. BH

    BryanH

    London

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never fails
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely old school service and fabulous food.
  20. D

    Drinklikeafish

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    It my second time to come back to this restaurant, all my French friends recommend it, will never come back, Food is nice, but really really poor service, 2 of us consumed 280 pounds, got really bad service, when I sit down and got the food menu didn’t get wine menus until I asked; the wine serve guy is very poor service for wine, and I have to pour the wine for myself the rest of night; we do like to pay for high standards food and drinks, but the service didn’t match at all, will never come back.
  21. a

    astridt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals we have ever had. We had the pressed lobster which was exquisite. Otto and his team were amazing!
  22. JH

    JHLondon

    London

    151 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    151 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic lunch with friends to celebrate a birthday. We felt very well looked after from the moment we arrived. The food was excellent including the table side preparation of the beef tartare. Highly recommend for a leisurely lunch with excellent classic French food and wine.
  23. JD

    JohnD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Otto’s is one of London’s culinary gems IMV. The food (classic French) is elegant and always incredibly tasty. The decor and atmosphere is also totally unique - comfy, intimate but not stuffy and the service friendly. And the wine list is exceptional. Even if you ask for something by the glass it will be reasonable and lovely. Long live Otto’s!
  24. a

    ajhorne25

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I enjoyed a lovely meal at Otto's, can highly recommend. Food was lovely, service excellent. Thanks!
  25. EB

    EliabethB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    First class service and an excellent menu for all. Food truly delicious, would highly recommend this restaurant.
  26. J

    Jurgenklop

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Ottos and trying a pressed meal. I chose pigeon which was excellent and good in both size and taste. The souffle desert was both light and moorish.
  27. D

    Duck4360

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Traditional French food at its best. Great for carnivores.
  28. K

    Keith

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    If I paid half the price for the food I would of been more satisfied but it was far too over priced for the quality. Atmosphere, there wasn’t any really. No music so felt awkward talking as people could hear you. Service wasn’t bad but wasn’t amazing either for the price you are paying. Overall disappointed and wouldn’t go back.
  29. F

    Fizzog

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always come back to Otto's. Wonderful French cuisine in its unique owner's ambience. Wonderful classic pigeon from Anjou, crèpe suzette, excellent wine, not for those in a hurry - a foodie's real night out
  30. LC

    LauraC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nothing short of excellent! The food, service and surroundings were all perfect.
  31. TS

    TomaszS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extremely enjoyable with polished non intrusive service. Delicious food that reminded us of our childhoods and certainly will be returning after the Easter Holidays.
  32. JW

    JessicaW

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The souffle literally melts in the mouth and the service is absolutely exquisite.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful and extremely professional
  34. K

    Kimagee

    London

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I’ve been to Otto’s many times over the years and it doesn’t change. In most respects that’s good — the quirky environment is appealing, and the food is delicious. Service remains a bit brusque, efficient but not friendly. The menu still offers no side vegetables for those who don’t want an entirely cholesterol-heavy meal. If you only go once in a long while (as I do), it’s good. Any more often and you’d be risking heart problems.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best eating experiences in London. Wonderful.
  36. M

    Mymi

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. Wonderful service and ambience
  37. C

    Christa

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect meal. Beautiful food, excellent selection of wines, sophisticated service.
  38. J

    Juggles

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, wonderful service. It was great to be back.
  39. c

    charles5th

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit since before Covid and pleased to report that Otto's is as brilliant as ever. Actually, this was my 15th lunch there and consistency of quality has shone throughout. Otto and his highly able team were very welcoming and it was as if we had never been away. In my reckoning there are four excellent French cuisine restaurants in central London and the best of them is Otto's.
  40. n

    nicko88

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really wonderful food, and the team did a fabulous job of amending a dish for me (I had asked them to leave off the y

FAQs

Otto's Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 753 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

20:00


Google Map for Otto's Restaurant

182 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8EW

Additional information

  • Area

    Bloomsbury

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sat 18:00–22:00 Wed–Fri 12:00–15:00

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 7713 0107

  • Private party facilities

    Whatever your occasion might be, we can provide the warm convivial hospitality, sumptuous food.This makes Otto's Private Room the perfect choice for great value entertaining.Our private room can seat up to 24 guests on a single table and up to 32 on three tables.

  • Private party contact

    Elin Hansen: 7130107

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