Odette's Restaurant

4.6
842 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
One of London's original dining rooms having opened in 1978, and it is still an acclaimed restaurant now owned by Welsh chef Bryn Williams, set amongst a parade of mid-Victorian shops and cafes in beautiful Primrose Hill.
Bryn's modern British menu is an innovative marriage of textures and flavours that reflect his personality and heritage: dishes are created using the finest produce sourced from his native Wales and the rest of the UK.
Lunch and dinner is served seven days a week in the Odette's split level dining room, walled garden and terraced seating area.

Private Dining

Odette’s in Primrose Hill, is one of the London’s original dining rooms, having opened in 1978. Chef Patron Bryn Williams has owned Odettes since 2008. We have a Kitchen Table for 4 to 6 guests, where guests watch the kitchen in full flow throughout the evening while the chefs work away and serve

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Special Offers

Odettes Lunch Set Menu: 3 courses, a Glass of wine & coffee for £25

incl. Snacks, bread & petit four.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 30 July 2019

Ends: 14 September 2019

Availability: Tue-Sat 12:00-14:30

Spring Menu: 3 courses £35 plus a cocktail

3 courses £35 plus a cocktail

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 5 March 2019

Ends: 31 May 2019

Availability: Tue-Sat 12:00-14:30 18:00-22:00

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M
London
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service was formal, not warm and inviting. Food was good, but small portions. Not a place you feel comfortable dining.

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f
London
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very relaxing restaurant, tables generously spaced, noise levels thankfully are conversation conducive. Food is generally prettily presented, competent and professional with a salute to chef-owner's welsh origins. But I find it a but too tilted towards calories, creaminess and carbs. especially if you are tempted by the delicious soda bread while waiting for starters.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and excellent food.

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M
5 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An institution on Primrose Hill. Beautiful french cuisine using seasonal produce. They do an amazing 3 course set lunch for under £20.

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PT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was so delicious and exceptional value for money on the early evening menu. The bread to start and haddock with cockles and mussels with own grown vegetables was outstanding. Will certainly return next time we are in the area )))

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m
London
6 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We last went to Odette’s when it 1st opened years ago...the decor is much more pleasing to the eye but the food is better then ever!!

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c
Bath
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

lovely atmosphere and really good friendly service.

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CH
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cozy atmosphere, attentive service and deceptively simple and delicious dishes. The terrace seating in warm weather is magical.

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L
London
9 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

first time diner, I was pleasantly surprised with the spring set menu. The service was impeccable, the food amazing and the portions generous. I’ve never had duck that delicious—perfectly crispy and tender, just falling off the bone. The spring vegetables were a perfect balance. Absolutely master class.

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G
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This beautiful local restaurant with understated but stylish decor, and a lovely calm atmosphere, was perfect for a Thursday lunchtime treat with my husband. The set menu was excellent value and although portions were delicate, every mouthful was delicious and considered with surprising flavours and textures popping up. We will visit again.

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MC
London
25 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice, first time diner so wasn’t sure what to expect.
Staff very helpful and friendly. Food good. Overall pleasant experience. Will return.

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LD
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

A lovely evening - it was a quiet Wednesday night. The maître d' was very pleasant and welcoming. The other waiter was a little distant and stand-offish which was surprising as it was such a quiet evening. Sea scallops to start with tiny chicken wings were delicious. The velouté with the halibut was divine. The halibut was cooked to perfection - crispy on the outside. It was a little on the lukewarm side but apart from that very good - beautifully presented. Loved the menu with the Welsh produce. Loved the bara brith with rhubarb which had just the right amount of sweet tartness. My husband had the cheese plate which had three very generous portions of Welsh, Irish and French cheese.

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RB
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The service was good but not perfect, drinks were muddled for the aperitif which wasn’t a brilliant start. The food was good but food temperature was disappointing so for a main course the most important part of the meal was a bit of a let down.

Unfortunately wouldn’t go back, compared to a lot of a lovely restaurants we have visited this isn’t one of them.

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SK
London
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Odette's offers sophisticated and elegantly presented food in a warm environment and impeccable service.

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WG
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As ever, simply outstanding. The luncheon set menu is without doubt the best in London. A regular pleasure.

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MM
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

A great restaurant with history. Food was good but not outstanding. A liitle luke warm.

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M
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The tasting menu offers excellent value for money. The food was delicious and we were full after enjoying the 7-courses menu. The service was of high quality. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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r
London
6 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday meal here for the second year running. Have been back in between too. Such great value, amazing food and lovely staff. Couldn’t ask for more.

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G
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent evening!!!

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WL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the tasting menu. All rooms and outdoor seating is fabulous. We'll be back on date night, with the kids for lunch, and friends & family for celebrations!

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A
London
9 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We booked a table here specifically because we had heard that the vegetarian tasting menu was very good. The food was delicious and the service was very attentive too.

My only slight complaint is that the waiters kept “checking” that my husband definitely wanted the vegetarian menu (rather than the meat one), and that was very irritating. We’d specified when booking that we’d *both* like it (both of us being vegetarians, not just me), and to be asked three times felt judgemental. I’m sure they thought they were doing him a favour, but they just made it feel a little awkward.

Overall it was very nice though, and I’d happily go back.

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SR
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meeting friends from overseas

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DC
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mine and my partner's experience was excellent, from the second we walked through the door, we were welcomed and received excellent service, the food was just excellent, my partner still hasn't stop talking about how good the duck was, and I can also agree that the food was fantastic, we will be both back again very soon.

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JO
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent evening at the chef's table. Tom the head chef explained each dish perfectly. As a table of 6 we had some dietary requirements and these were handled very well. Overall a great experience. Thanks

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Odette’s is a hidden gem. Food is amazing and the service couldn’t be better.

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OT
London
17 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Set menu is good value. Portions as small but perfectly formed.

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T
London
10 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Service was a little slow, wine pairings and food could have been done a little better

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MW
London
52 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have been here a few times and it was a pleasant surprise, again, how good Odette’s is. This is upscale, fine dining in a relatively unassuming place for a reasonable price.

Service is attentive and good, but what really stands out is the food. We had prawn raviolo in a bisque, and slow cooked hens egg in a mushroom veloute - both amazing. The more simple Spaetzle noodles and the duck where exceptional.

Will definitely be back!

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c
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good experience and superb service.
I am a regular customer and I like going there often

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NY
London
13 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definetely the best restaurant in north London, in every aspect!

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was a bit disappointing. Too little vegetables, not very subtle. Wines expensive for What they were.

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s
London
14 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

this is one of our favourite restaurants in North London - the food and wine are always sensational - but perhaps because it was a promotional lunchtime offer the service was not quite of their usual standard. The restaurant was full as always so they are clearly doing something right !

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T
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The lunchtime deal here is fantastic value and a great way to start the weekend!

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MB
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Great place. Service was excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, seasonal quality food, cooked, prepared and presented with passion.

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NY
London
13 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good menu/service/food/ambiance - it is a real gem! The fixed menu (which was available even for Saturday evening) is great value.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating Mum,s 71st Birthday.... relaxed and welcoming place with excellent cooking , attentive service and reasonable pricing.... always a memorable meal.

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G
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food. Excellent service nice and cosy ambience

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Old favourite. Attentive and friendly without being intrusive. Special place.

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r
London
6 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked the chefs table for a friend’s 30th. The table sits 6 people and you have an incredible view into the kitchen. Amazing food - every detail had been considered, the chef that made each course came out to present it as it was served. Such a wonderful treat and incredibly reasonable for a tasting menu of its kind. We had a fabulous time - Tom and team in the kitchen, thank you very much for looking after us!

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