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“Curry pang comprehensively sated”

Chettinad Restaurant
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Ranked #236 of 23,211 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$34
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Fitzrovia
Description: Welcome to Chettinad, the world of phenomenal South Indian cuisine. Chettinad is a small village in the Southern Tamil Nadu State of 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, who 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!!! "Ideal place to try something new if you are a South Indian food virgin" Back home in Chettinad, your dishes are served on a huge fresh banana leaf, a disposable platter. Contact with your food is direct and tactile as you eat with your right hand, mixing wet into dry ingredients - a messy business for the uninitiated. In Chettinad Restaurant here, we want you to experience authentic original flavours, therefore you would find some of our dishes served with fresh banana leaf. 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"
Reviewed 25 August 2014

3 weeks since a curry and it was one of those days when I couldn't contemplate anything else. The West End has never been much of a destination for Indian food - far better can be found in the neighbourhoods - but as we were meeting friends in Soho for drinks on the Bank Holiday Sunday, I researched on TA and dragged them a little reluctantly up to Percy St afterwards.

Town was quiet, as were most eateries, but Chettinad was busy (we were lucky to get in, not having booked) and I said to my other half "I have a feeling this will be good"

It was very good. Interesting menu, plenty for our veggie friend and portions large - especially the Aadu Chukka which was more like a mains than a starter. Delicious, and was shared around. Rice portions also large, beautiful fresh pakora. Mixed seafood was packed with fish and perfectly spiced. Only slight moan was that some of the food could have been hotter (temperature) especially the sambar side, which was barely tepid and a bit of a non-event.
It's not fine dining, but then neither are the prices, which are on a par with your local - so very good for such a location.

Service was efficient and cheery, especially Ranjit, who looked after us very well.

Thoroughly recommended, and will definitely be our curry of choice when in Town in future, though we will book next time!

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Reviewed 24 August 2014


Good food from South India, very spicy. Excellent service, especially Sam, who explained us the different dishes on the thali. Good value for money. Recommendation.

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3  Thank PauleAnders
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Reviewed 22 August 2014

The food was very good. First time we had non veg South Indian. Our waiter Ranjit provided excellent service

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Reviewed 20 August 2014

My friend and I booked after the cricket on Saturday based on the reviews on here. We weren't disappointed as the food was excellent, and great value for money. It isn't fine dining, but is certainly the best tasting food I've had in a normal Indian restaurant. Well done to Jay and the team; even though it was a busy Saturday night we still really enjoyed the experience.

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2  Thank bradford8487
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

Restaurant walking to Tootenham Court Road Tube in Fitzrovia, nice place very busy and good atmosphere. Well explained menu and different styles of curries from the South of India. Good value for money and lovely food would eat there again.

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3  Thank lesley5grogan
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