Otto's Restaurant

4.7
726 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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Fonkers
London
10 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A return visit and Otto’s is as good as ever, it never fails to please. Foie Gras, steak tartare, pigeon, tart tatin all cooked to perfection.
Well done in these difficult times.

JG
JustinaG
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! There is not much to add to this. Beautiful setting, helpful, friendly and attentive staff and amazing food on the menu. Definitely worth a visit. We are going to come back again!

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talltaff
London
16 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely quirky and personal restaurant. This was our second trip and the food and service were excellent.

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Venetia
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming, friendly, impeccable service - sofisticated without being stuffy- very hard to pull that off. The food is sublime. My husband’s favourite restaurant

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Cuckoo512
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Stunning food-perfect wines to accompany - and above all outstanding service from Otto, Elin and their team. The best restaurant in London

RC
vipRogerC
London
47 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

An enjoyable evening ; not significant, but nevertheless worthwhile.

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Rawaa
London
7 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly wonderful time. Otto and his team were a delight. The food was incredible, service flawless, and I couldn’t recommend it more highly. We gave the duck press a go and all I can say is “wow”

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
13 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Otto is the consummate host and the canard a la presse a classic dish - beautifully prepared and served.

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C999
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was excellent generally but we were let down by the beef tartar, which was so strongly mustard flavoured that it was nearly inedible. We may go back to see if this was just an off day though, but this was disappointing at the price range.

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Marcus
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully charming atmosphere and delicious food.

DB
DBDD
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Outstanding food. Fixed menu weekend menu in these COVID times. Excellent service. Wine selection geared towards high budgets

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TeresaG
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A brilliant and quirky culinary experience. Food was amazing and it was so much fun

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Otto and the team where amazing! Perfection! Highly recommend the pressed duck.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great old-school French with impeccable ingredients and service.

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vipgwc333
London
317 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Otto's was great for me, my partner however wasn't overly impressed. I enjoyed the Jerusalem artichoke soup and seafood risotto with a lovely glass of wine.
My opinion is it's definitely worth a visit.

SM
SeanM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

French classics very well prepared with a touch of theatre.

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geoffrey
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

service a bit erratic .food as expected .would consider downstairs for for a party

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Stanzl
London
11 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, tasty, delicately-presented food, which is actually surprisingly filling! Wine is on the expensive side.

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vipkirkl
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding on all fronts, wouldn’t hesitate to book again

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GregZ
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding. The wait staff was very considerate and engaging. The food was unbelievable. I never write reviews, but I had to make an exception for this restaurant. I cannot recommend enough how great the food was and wonderful the service was. It's been 4 days since my wife and I were there and we are still taking about how good the restaurant was. I cannot recommend enough, and I have eaten in a number of very well know restaurants, andI have eaten food from some very highly acclaimed chefs. I would most definitely place Otto's near the top. Great job guys!

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janetc
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, unique restaurant. Great food and wine, we will definitely visit again.
Thank you
Gordon and Janet Cox

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BenL
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! The food and service were absolutely perfect. A rare example of a restaurant that entirely fulfils its promise. Such a pleasure to spend an evening at Otto’s.

MN
vipMNYC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is, hands down, our favorite dining in London. Pre-order the fancy Bresse chicken with truffles if you can - it is prepared wonderfully at Otto's. The production of the meal is a full team affair - everyone working in the restaurant has a part in creating the meal, with finishes taking place tableside throughout the night. It is not overly theatrical, but the meticulous effort, technique, and dedication of Otto and his entire team are a delight to observe. Presentation and taste of the food itself are divine. The ambiance is comfortable but chic, excellent for both a romantic night out, or a more casual but nice dinner with family or friends. It is a small restaurant and you will be treated well! Our apologies to the employees, as we stayed long into the night, enjoying fantastic dessert wines and befriending the guests around us. Thank you for another memorable time on holiday - we absolutely can't wait to return.

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RichardP
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed, friendly brilliance. Knocks the socks off everything else. It wears its sophistication with eased charm, transporting you to France - via the Gray’s Inn Road.

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anon
London
21 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only thing holding me back from singing the praises of Otto's is wanting to maintain its status of a hidden gem for those that care about real, classical food.

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ChristopherR
London
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food (the pressed duck is superlative) and solicitous but unobtrusive service. Otto's is a place to be treasured.

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Adrian
London
18 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The canard a la presse is now something I have had both times I have been here. Amazing experience. The calves brain starter was wonderful but I am now very full. I can’t recommend enough!

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vipSerialdiner
London
66 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Execution of cooking excellent as you’d expect. Otto is very engaging his staff less so. For a Friday evening the restaurant was fairly quiet. Personally I think the price point for the food rather too high for regular dining, maybe ok for special occasions. The wines are very, very expensive. I feel this is might be proving a barrier to encourage regular dining and suggest they introduce lower register wines without compromising on quality. Also perhaps they should introduce a changing evening set menu.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely superb food and service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I love this restaurant. It has never disappointed me. Yes it’s quirky but that is definitely part of the appeal. I’ll be going back.

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mansai167
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a truly amazing place for Authentic French cuisine

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porteurk
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Otto's is probably my favourite restaurant in London...Otto is a fab host, the food is incredible and the service second to none!

I would go there for my death row meal!

MH
MyriameH
London
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience2

The famous delicious cheese soufflé is no longer
It’s now a double baked mush
Very disappointing
No atmosphere
Disappointing

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Mikeph
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service, creative menu, fine wines, wonderful atmosphere, what more could one want. I’ll be back....soon!

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SimonS
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a special delight dining at Otto's.
Service is efficient and friendly, the sommelier recommended a delicious wine that didn't cost the earth.
The food is absolutely divine - all courses were a triumph!

SJ
SarahJK
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really delicious traditional food. Gracious and old-fashioned atmosphere but still relaxed and friendly service. The steak tartare was very delicious

JB
JamesB
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Otto is just the most wonderful host and the food is simply sublime

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Revolver
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

This was my third visit. My first was one of the best meals ever. My wife and I took the 18.00 slot for the canard presse. Sensational food, attentive service from Otto. Just fabulous. Great experience.

Second visit was with my accountant. OK perhaps not the most enticing dinner companion you might think. You would be wrong. He was a lot more interesting than the food was. Tempting menus but bland execution.

But I heard great reports from others. So lunch with my longest standing client and notable bon viveur. .

Again the menu seduced us. Boudin noir. Four crispy bonbons looking like inserts for a coffee machine were presented. Not an improvement on the more usual steamed or boiled sausage. The contrast between unctuous inside and crispy exterior added nothing. In fact detracted.

The gloire du poulet de Bresse underwhelmed. Despite the enticing description it was a routine ballotine of chicken. Bland beige and boring. The calves’ sweetbreads did not complement or set off the deboned chicken leg. The venison Wellington was light on golden pastry and wrapping. The venison was workmanlike. So was the chocolate torte with cherry sauce which tasted of sugar and not cherry.

Service was impeccable.

Moral go for the canard presse. Leave the rest.

GH
GHC1
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great sense of occasion. Certainly not a meal to be rushed.

RM
RobinM
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and service as always. Stuffy ambiance but cute.

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Otto's Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 726 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.