The Ninth

4.6
309 reviews
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£26 to £40
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French
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for Anniversaries
"The Ninth is a restaurant by London-based chef Jun Tanaka. Located on Charlotte street in the heart of London’s buzzy Fitzrovia neighbourhood, the contemporary, yet warm and inviting 90-seater restaurant offers up simple but refined French Mediterranean-style dishes, all made for sharing.

The a la carte menu – available at lunch and dinner – focuses on the finest seasonal produce and vibrant, honest flavours. Specialties include house-cured meats and fish, robust French classics with Jun’s signature fresh twist, and lovingly thought-out vegetable dishes that are more than just ‘sides’."
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EF
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would go back to The Ninth in a heartbeat! The food was delicious AND reasonably priced. Our waiter (I think his name was Matteo) was really attentive and we ended up having a great conversation with him. I also loved the decor and the warm lighting. Definitely check it out!

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Pastas, mains and desserts were good but the appetisers that we tried were not as amazing. All in all it was a great meal in a lovely setting. Beetrot tart was my fav dish.

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JD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great experience!

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c
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We ate off the set menu with mixed results. Food was good but not memorable which I might have expected from a michelin starred restaurant. Service was reasonably attentive but lacked warmth. Set menu good value though and portion sizes were reasonable.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful flavours. Order everything (but especially the lamb en croûte). A real treat. Reasonably priced wine list for the type of venue.

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JW
London
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A real favourite which never disappoints. Imaginative food, incredible flavours and great service. We went for a reunion and it was simply perfect!!

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RB
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My friend and I had the lunch menu - great value for lovely food. The service was excellent, and the staff let us take our time to enjoy the food. I would definitely recommend a visit if you want a very nice, relaxed meal.

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I
London
20 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food and service overall good. The service needs to be refined to meet the standard of food and nice location.

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a
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Not my idea of a Michelin- starred restaurant. Food was good but not great, tables too close, uncomfortable wood chairs, and so noisy you have to shout. No tablecloths, wait staff in jeans, ugly black stoneware plates, food piled on with no finesse. Two forks and knives would be my rating.

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CA
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent tasting menu options, incredible dessert and great service - thank you for a lovely anniversary!

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R
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with quality ingredients. Really pleasant atmosphere, spacious and helpful staff (I had to ask for the meaning of several words on the menu..)

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PJ
Essex
97 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small restaurant, but nice vibe.
Started poorly, as they didn’t have our booking even though we’d had a text confirmation from them! Anyway, they found us a table.
Service was good and friendly, and the staff had good knowledge and recommended nice wines.
Loved the small tapas/sharing plates format.
Food was the star and the risotto and crispy rabbit were exceptional. Only complaint was the Turbot was on the bone and we weren’t warned. Taste Tatin was also good.
Will definitely return!

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EC
London
8 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This French-inspired restaurant had it all. Central location in London, very stylish but also cosy interior. Food was excellent and the cuisine inventive but still classic. Meals can be shared among friends, but works also for those who want to order their own selection. Service was friendly and attentive.

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VC
London
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a chance find when planning a get-together with a friend near work and it paid off. The quality of the food and service would be hard to beat. I will need to go back and try the menu options we did not order this time around.

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SU
London
27 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I could go on and on about The Ninth all day as I do not think I will better this dining experience this year! I have given this restaurant top marks on everything as the food the service and everything else you would expect was delivered. The most satisfying and flavorable meal I have ever experienced. Many thanks The Ninth, I look forward to my next visit.

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MJ
London
11 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and the prices reflect that!

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CC
London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very tasty food

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AB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely brilliant in every regard.

Attentive, pleasant service.

Food a different level, in the top few I've ever had.

Above average in price, but tremendous value for how good it is.

Excellent wine choices to compliment the food.

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OT
London
36 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Interesting flavour with great presentation along with impeccable service.

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IG
London
15 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Good but overpriced restaurant!!!!!!!'nnnnnnnnnnnmnn

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A
London
9 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent as always

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ML
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Second time I've dined at The Ninth and it was as good as the first. Exceptional cooking and food. Service was also impreccable. The pain perdu is to die for. I would come back just for that.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did a lot of research on restaurants in London for our weeklong vacation but hands down The Ninth was the best meal that we had the entire trip. The food is superbly prepared, the meal was paced very well, and the wait staff was knowledge and courteous. I feel like we could come back and order all different dishes and still be blown away by the quality of the food.

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f
London
14 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent veg-heavy comforting shared dishes in a luxe bistro setting

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BG
London
8 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing menu - fresh, flavoursome, delicious food. Definitely a great place to bring a friend who is a foodie. Lovely relaxed atmosphere and good wine list to boot.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful honest food, banging flavour, generous portions and great service - Heavenly!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was Excellent .
Service was Excellent. Waitress was very friendly and informative. She made excellent recommendations.
Price was reasonable for the quality of food.
Location was nice
Ambiance was very nice.

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K
London
8 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2017
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

I went there with my friends and enjoyed the dinner very much. We shared 7-8 differnt dishes with three of us and everything were tasty. Ambient of the location was fantactic.

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WI
London
8 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have been to The Ninth a few times and food was always great. Good vibe and friendly staffs at the restaurant. Lunch menu is a very good deal, £19/2dishes and £25/3dishes. The seabass carpaccio and duck breast are my favorite. Don't forget to save room for their French toast. It was heavenly!!

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Love the food, portions a bit small but delicious.

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ML
London
51 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

fantastic food
great mix of things
good wine
great locaation

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SS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an excellent dining experience in a relaxed and stylish environment. We were in celebration mood and so I'm really pleased to say that my party was thrilled with their experience (which came off the back of a recommendation from a friend).

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DG
London
13 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Some really nice dishes and good service. They did do that annoying constant water filling however.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was really delicious especially the Scallops with Pumpkin Risotto. Would definitely recommend.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, food interesting and delicious. Staff lovely. Highly recommended

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j
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic, we had the lunch 2 set lunch deal and couldn't be happier. The duck was superb, and plentiful. We were full after it and was 19£ per person as a set meal, great value as a Michelin 1 star.

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food!! Excellent service - can't wait to be back!

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OT
London
29 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food and good service. The only drawback is a rather limited menu and the acoustics. Although the restaurant was not particularly busy it was very noisy and so made relaxed dinning difficult

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M
London
9 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great value with BYO. Highly recommend the mackerel starter and sea bass carpaccio!

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T
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

My husband and I enjoyed the Ninth experience very much. Food was really good and it was definitely value for money! Because the concept of the restaurant and its atmosphere are very casual, I didn't necessarily think it was one star quality - not to mention the service. Service is ok, but the waiter was not passionate at all when explaining food and he talk so fast and most of the time we couldn't understand him. On our way home, from upstairs to leaving the door, no service staff greeted us nor said thank you - I think that's quite outrageous.

So overall, food was one Michelin star quality but not the rest. If price goes up from the current level, I do not think I'll go back, but if it remains, I will go back for a taste.

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