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Kettner's

29 Romilly St. Send to Phone
020-7734 6112
Underground: Leicester Sq./Tottenham Court Rd.
Refurbished Soho venue with a chic décor and Champagne bar.
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Open Mon.-Thurs. noon-11pm; Fri.-Sat. noon-11.30pm; Sun. noon-9.30pm
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Kettner's Restaurant Review

: Kettner’s was founded in 1867 by a chap who had cooked for Napoleon III, but fell on more modest times and became a pizza restaurant. A revamp by Ilse Crawford (Cecconi’s and New York’s Soho House) turned it into an elegant series of rooms with mirrors on the walls, low lights, candles and chic banquettes. There’s a very popular 1930s style Champagne bar with a series of odd, louche nooks that invite the kind of behavior that might get you arrested and another bar upstairs looking out onto Soho. The brasserie menu is exactly what is needed in this part of Soho---steady and consistent without any fireworks. The staples are all there, from Bayonne ham with celeriac rémoulade to coq au vin plus dishes like seared turbot with crushed new potatoes, and seared beef with salsa verde and chips. There’s a Pudding Bar for afternoon tea and WiFi so you can surf while tucking into chocolate cake and tea. Otherwise, book for a romantic evening. Set 2-course menu £14.50, 3 courses £18.50.

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