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Kettner's - Sitting Room

4.6
4.6
549 Reviews
£26 to £40
French

Kettner’s Townhouse is a restaurant and Champagne Bar with 33 bedrooms, in a historic Georgian building in London’s Soho.

Established in 1867 by Auguste Kettner, Kettner’s was one of the first restaurants in London to serve French food. The French restaurant at Kettner’s Townhouse has a menu inspired by the history of the building, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and high tea, using locally sourced ingredients from the UK.

Not bookable

Online bookings at Kettner's - Sitting Room can only be made directly on their website.

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, British, Unspecified

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 08:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    020 7734 5650 x1

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    United Kingdom

  • Cross Street

    Greek Street

  • Public Transit

    <br> Leicester Square, Tottenham Court Road, Piccadilly Circus.

  • Entertainment


    Live Piano every evening

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 549 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good good great service and atmosphere A place you can sit and talk and be heard

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fab bottomless brunch! You can mix and match espresso martinis, spicy margaritas and Prosecco.

  3. JH

    JonathanH

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    It’s expensive but that’s fine because it’s SOHO HOUSE and you know that going in. The service is ok, but that’s fine as they’ve never really gotten the club part of Kettners right. But RAW food when it’s supposed to be cooked is not ok. I keep going back praying it will change but it doesn’t and the hotel part is great and excellent value.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience1

    The music was far to loud

  5. KC

    KaitC

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2019

    overall2food4service2ambience2

    We made our reservation here weeks in advance and received a text confirmation from the restaurant 24 hours before our breakfast reservation. We arrived to be shunned and told it was now a private club. They were rude and should have notified via text/emails. They ultimately let us eat, but we were not allowed to take photographs and no one eating was talking. It was bizzare and errie quiet.

  6. IH

    IsaH

    Brazil

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We made a reservation via OpenTable for afternoon tea and got a confirmation the day before. When we got there, we were told they no longer made tea reservations for non members and couldn't find seats for us so we had to go somewhere else.

  7. JC

    JamesC

    London

    82 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    Second and last time I’ll be back to Kettners after the Soho House takeover. The food simply isn’t good enough. Bland flavours, tepid at best, and utterly uninspiring. The food is unfortunately coupled with a very uptight service delivered by glum faces waiters. Kettners just doesn’t deliver like other soho house establishments. Drinks take forever to arrive too. No one really enjoyed their brunch to be honest and I’m not sure too many other guests did either.

  8. s

    stephanie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Atmosphere, service, decor, drinks, food, music(piano) fabulous. My favourite cocktail however wasn’t up to usual standard because the chillies were not hot and affected the flavour but overall we had a super night.

  9. A

    Annie

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Friendly feel with helpful staff. A little expensive but didn't feel rushed and was able to chat in comfort with my friend which was the point of the lunch.

  10. TT

    TastyTimes

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful Sunday lunch at Kettners and drinks in the piano bar afterwards. The service and food were both of a very high standard and we were left for 5 hours to enjoy ourselves. We ll be back again and again. Thank you.

  11. CR

    ClausR

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always such a great experience to have breakfast here - superb food, coffee and juices in nice Soho House environment with everything that entails of understated nicety.

  12. LT

    LisaT

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic service, and amazing food we had a lovely evening would highly recommend

  13. RG

    RichardG

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Terrific - it was first visit since the refurb and I am pleased to say the magic of Kettner's has not been lost. We loved it

  14. AR

    ARAR

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience1

    Went for afternoon tea on a Saturday afternoon. Far too noisy. Couldn’t hear ourselves think. Food was alright. Best thing was the scones. Sandwiches were small portions, and the desserts left a lot to be desired. The chocolate was tasteless. Service was good. Courteous and helpful. But overall, the experience was poor. We ate as quickly as we could to leave.

  15. PJ

    PaulJ

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    My friends and me are going to Kettner's 2 times a month and now we are very sorry that it will be only opened for soho-house-members.

  16. SM

    SMaynard

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Good place to head for breakfast with excellent service

  17. PA

    PAULM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb food and great service. Piano bar was great for a pre-dinner drink and there is another bar if you fancy a few more after dinner. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening. One of the best spots we've eaten at in London. Can't wait to go back when we get the chance. Highly recommended.

  18. LB

    LesleyB

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2019

    overall3food4service1ambience3

    I’ve been going to Kettners for years very disappointed with their level of service. It was a birthday dinner yet they were more concerned about get their table back early. They asked us to leave our table early as they had a larger group coming in and found us a table in the bar where we could have dessert yet no one came to take our order. We had champagne but had to keep finding someone to poor it as our bottle wasn’t nearby, I had to ask for water 3 times. Basically they got their table back and then couldn’t be bothered, thanks for spoiling my birthday dinner.

  19. DT

    DazT

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Food and service were terrific. Our waitress went out of her way to ensure that my gluten-free husband was well cared for and everything we ate was delicious. In fact our only (very small) grip is that the room was slightly dark. Otherwise, terrific.

  20. JW

    JoeW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful ambience in something of a throwback once you walk through the doors. The pre-theatre menu is outstanding value and provides a perfect opportunity to enjoy the famous hospitality of Kettner's without breaking the bank Oysters alongside a starter are a must!!

  21. MC

    MarianaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The location is beautiful and the service is excellent. The food was really good, my only suggestion would be improving a bit the savoury sandwiches. The scones and the desserts were amazing.

  22. R

    Rusty

    London

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2019

    overall5food3service4ambience4

    Disappointed with the food, steak was very salty. Oysters were nice. It was an ok dinner for a lot of money. Wine list a tad too expensive for what the wines actually are.. I love fine dining but think they are not quiet there in terms of being able to charge top dollars.. enjoyable enough but the bill and good were not up to it.

  23. M

    Mcm1985

    London

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Pricey but worth it: one of my favourite dining spots in Soho. Food and services are excellent, combined with great ambience and interior design. The champagne bar is great too! Highly recommended!

  24. HP

    HannahP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Newly refurbished but in keeping with the old french brasserie style, a gorgeous setting for a special evening supper to celebrate our friends forthcoming wedding, with girls. Excellent service, delicious wine and food, lovely candlelit ambience. Good value at £52/ head for two courses, a bottle of cremant, petit fours and coffees. The staff very sweetly added ‘congratulations’ message in chocolate on our petit fours. I recommend it!

  25. GC

    GordonC

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Back to its best after a sad decline. A London classic successfully reinvented.

  26. FS

    FrankSW3

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2019

    overall4food3service3ambience5

    Great fun dining venue. Service was not as good as on my last visit - the dining room felt a little under staffed. Would certainly return.

  27. D

    Deckard

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    A lovely venus for a civilised, quiet lunch. The staff are always very welcoming and friendly.

  28. m

    mikel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a glass of champagne in the champagne bar before dinner which the decor and ambiance was lovely, great relaxed service and very helpful in selection by the bartender who was immaculately dressed. The restaurant itself is so beautiful and grand with a laid back feel and the waiters extremely professional and knowledgeable. We shared oysters and starters of the leek soufflé and beetroot terrine which was so delicately prepared and presented and then followed by the pork loin and salmon for mains which were cooked and presented beautifully of which we had the most sumptuous mash with truffles which was to die for!!! The champagne and wine were fantastic and the low lit restaurant along with the pianist playing in the background was extremely romantic and harked back to old school glamour. It was our 30th anniversary and the waiter bought us some fine chocolates and butterscotch fudge and congratulated us and thanked us for choosing Kettners and how it was a pleasure to serve us in our special occasion, which really topped it all off lovely. I would recommend to all and will definitely be returning.

  29. JM

    JohnM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Elegant surroundings, great choice of food, good value, attentive staff. We met there for lunch so relatively quiet.

  30. EN

    EmileeN

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Really exceptional experience. Very good food with very good service and atmosphere

  31. KF

    KylieF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, service and ambiance 10/10... the theatre of the soup being poured at the table was great - remembered the booking was for a birthday and surprised us with singing and a candle at the end of the meal without being prompted. Great piano background noise in the bar. Will return soon.

  32. AF

    AndreaF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Fabulous atmosphere. Staff very professional and helpful. Food and service fabulous

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic! Highly recommended

  34. AW

    AlanaWoking

    London

    223 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    223 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent menu choices whether a la carte or fixed, everything we had was well prepared & beautifully presented with attentive and charming service. Only negative comment, we were sitting at a table just at the bar entrance, a piano was being played in bar, and rather drowned our conversation.

  35. F

    Friend

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    great service. great food. Rhubarb parfait is to die for OMG!

  36. JW

    JohnW

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2019

    overall3food4service4ambience1

    The food and the service was excellent. My Sunday lunchtime dining experience was marred by the rudeness, noise, boorishness and unkempt appearance of some of the other customers.

  37. s

    spwallis

    London

    361 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    361 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Early Saturday evening and the piano bar and restaurant are already noisy with a bustling slightly boisterous vibe, not then the place to go for quite conversation but a place to enjoy decent quality, fairly priced food in an attractive dining room.

  38. F

    Flavia

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2019

    overall2food1service3ambience5

    Something has dramatically changed in terms of food quality in this establishment since my last visit. Still a very nice ambiance, but the food standards have gone down considerably. Shame...their beef tartar used to be one of my favorites.

  39. A

    Albell

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Having eaten at Kettners a couple of months ago, it was our first choice for a special evening with friends. The food is absolutely 1st class and our Chateaubriand was cooked to perfection and absolutely delicious. A special mention must go to our waitress who was amazing. So attentive and patient. Didn’t have to ask for anything once, I’m sure she was a mind reader. Really made our evening a very special time. Bravo to all at Kettners, we will see you again soon.

  40. KJ

    KarenJ

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant evening and amazing service thank you. Will definitely recommend to friends and family . We will be back .

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Kettner's - Sitting Room is rated 4.6 stars by 549 OpenTable diners

Not bookable

Online bookings at Kettner's - Sitting Room can only be made directly on their website.

  • Cross Street

    Greek Street

  • Area

    United Kingdom

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 08:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    French, British, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Public Transit

    <br> Leicester Square, Tottenham Court Road, Piccadilly Circus.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment


    Live Piano every evening

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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