Chettinad Restaurant

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432 Reviews
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£25 and under
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Indian
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Spicy
  • Casual
Welcome to Chettinad, the world of phenomenal South Indian cuisine. Chettinad is a small village town of southern Tamil Nadu state, India. Chettinad is known for its culinary delicacies and now is one of the many reasons why people get to know Chettinad. We are a no fuss, no frill, stylish, laid back diner, just speaks of truly and honest South Indian food in the heart of Central London. We only know how to cook-up good home comfort authentic food freshly made to order with understated approach to service. No meal is complete without traditional Dosa, lentil pancake eaten any time during the day. Well! Certainly it isn't just another Curry House!!! . Today we appreciate and respect that you have entrusted your palate to us, we will take great loving care and take your taste buds on a journey where each mouthful sings a new magical ‘‘WOW’’ note. Enjoy your meal at Chettinad- The Village Restaurant, where “QUALITY MEETS TRADIITON”
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CG
Surrey
58 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I do like my curries and our lamb and prawn dishes were both excellent. Tasty, as spicy as described in the menu, not at all oily and good portion size.
The restaurant wasn't that busy, and given the lack of natural light, that meant the atmosphere was a bit lacking, otherwise everything else was very good.

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N
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

I go here often and love the food and decor. However, I had made a late night booking for Sunday for 9.30. When I arrived, they had already put up the “closed” sign. This inconvenienced me and my friend, and I am upset that a booking was ‘allowed’ for a timing when the restaurant closes.

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N
London
12 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good wholesome South Indian food, friendly service. The food however did not arrive piping hot, which rather spoiled the experience. The restaurant is both busy and extremely noisy, so if a romantic dinner or a business meeting is your motive for eating here, you would be better off elsewhere.

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JM
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was fantastic and the food was outstanding!Most of us had the Thali “sampler” plates. Try it!

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AR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food

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HH
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Buzzing atmosphere, delicious food , excellent service what else can I say?

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grey atmosphere and great food

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CM
London
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, authentic south Indian food. Delightful experience - very friendly staff

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PA
London
15 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The restaurant had a great vibe which made you feel that you were in the west end and not on its outskirts. The staff were friendly and attentive from the moment we walked through the door and the food was most enjoyable.
This is the second time I have been there and it will probably not be the last.

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MP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent, straightforward South Indian restaurant in Bloomsbury. A very high standard of cooking with precise use of spices. The Thalis are generous and very good value. The dining area is quite simple, and with hard surfaces throughout, the noise level is rather high - not somewhere for a quiet, or even not so quiet conversation. Aside from that minor quibble, a definite recommendation for fans of well-cooked South Indian cuisine.

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A
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Indian food I've tasted in London. Great place, highly recommend.

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NR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was excellent! Despite a party of twelve who got seated ahead of us, our party of five were served on time and graciously. The chicken biryani, veggie thali, meen kolambu, plain dosas and desserts were cooked to perfection. Highly recommend!

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LD
London
14 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Authentic & tasty South Indian food in a relaxed, informal atmosphere.

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BC
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Not a bad restaurant- interesting as it is South Indian and so slightly different menu from the normal

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Customer service was terrible. We were treated very poorly by the staff

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and value !

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and outstanding service

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JS
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent. Service was attentive. Very reasonable. Will definitely go back.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The frying prawn from starter menu is very delicious

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good experience in this excellent Indian restaurant. Arif who served us was helpful and kind. We recommend!

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PA
London
15 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The staff were friendly and helpful guiding me through the menu as I am used to Northern Indian cuisine and not southern. The food was excellent and we did not have to wait long for it to arrive.

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SB
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and wasn’t that busy. Staff were great as well. However not sure why would they charge 12.5% service charge for a small family. That’s the only thing I didn’t like.

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DH
London
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was lovely, great variation to a standard indian

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ST
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We ate here last Saturday. It was busy so booking would be recommended. The staff were friendly and professional. The food was first rate, a lot of their own recipes (we tried two of these dishes and were very impressed with the depth of flavour and quality of ingredients) as well as the usual fare. It was reasonable value and I look forward to returning their next time we are in the area. I would heartily recommend Chettinad to anyone.

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NH
London
9 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really very nice. Interesting menu, nicely prepared fresh food and attentive staff.
Definitely worth a visit.

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ST
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Been before and wanted to return. Never been to south India but food seems really authentic.

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MC
London
11 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food highly recommend

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JT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly staff and a great atmosphere combined with well cooked Indian food. No complaints at all.

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M
London
19 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a great genuine South Indian restaurant w great selection of dishes, very friendly service and informal and relaxed atmosphere. I am sure we'll come again.

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NM
London
9 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The food and service were average. Overall, the restaurant visit was satisfying but not impressive enough for special occasions.

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CM
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent restaurant for our group of vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Lots of choice for both. Loved the prawn and lamb curries.

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OT
London
16 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, really lovely. Tasty and enjoyable and will return soon

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EO
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The previous time we ate there we thought overall that the food was better. Perhaps we ordered dishes that were too alike - but it was not easy to tell the difference between the chicken and lamb dishes by taste, or look! However, the starter platter was superb, and the service very gracious.

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was my first visit and I was impressed. Great food, fresh and authentic. Our evening was marred by a large, very noisy table next to us but this is obviously not the restaurant’s fault in any way. The dosa and vegetarian dishes were especially good and everything was good value, I’ll definitely be back...

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DA
Jersey
3 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The waiter could have smiled a little bit more seemed upset we'd arrived. Once we'd sat down he was only to happy to explain what was on the menu as it was very different to any other menu I'd come across. Food and service was very good

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AE
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

Great spot, but the service suffers from being so popular! They were able to accommodate three groups greater than 6 people, but that drove the noise level right up. Recommend the restaurant for the food, but the service and noise are definitely detractors.

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FR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice food with an enchanting service
A flavour trip of senses

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B
London
17 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seafood thali was delicious! I will definitely be back.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent flavours, subtle spices. Enjoyed every dish we ordered.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic authentic food. Great service. Love to go again.

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