Fabulous Sunday lunchWe'd forgotten just how lovely dining at Kettners is. It's a really special experience in all aspects: superb food, excellent service, elegant surroundings, great value for money. Ambience is created by a nicely mixed clientele which obviates the need for loud music - what a treat - to be able to talk in a relaxed way and enjoy a delicious meal. Simply a fantastic atmosphere.19/05/2013 00:00:00Fabulous restaurantA fantastic restaurant , service was excellent and staff very friendly.
Definitely would recommend to anyone looking for a pre or post theatre dinner.18/05/2013 00:00:00Great birthdayHad a lovely birthday meal here with friends. Great service and delicious food. Fab cocktails too .17/05/2013 00:00:00A venue for all seasonsIt was our first time at Kettner's and definitely won't be our last. We were received with a very warm welcome by well-trained staff who were friendly, polite and helpful from the moment we entered the restaurant, throughout our visit to our departure. We felt fully satisfied about our whole experience. The cocktails, food and wine were excellent. A very good selection of wines and a well-stocked bar left us wanting for nothing. Added to this was the wonderful pianist and the live music that added to the overall ambiance without dominating the scene and we were able to have a conversation without shouting over loud music that you find in many establishments. An excellent restaurant to enjoy at any time of the year.17/05/2013 00:00:00Great nightFantastic time, arrived early however was seated in the bar and enjoyed the cocktails before some great food in the restaurant.17/05/2013 00:00:00A very pleasant lunchI wanted a central restaurant in Soho for an impromptu lunch and booked this in the morning - It has been awhile since I was at Kettners and it was just as good as remember.
The service was attentive and helpful, the food was tasty and well cooked. A delightful business lunch place.17/05/2013 00:00:00Good Dining at KettenersMy friend and I had a very good meal at Kettners on 17th May. We started off with a glass each of the house Champagne, a little pricey at £9.50 per glass, but it was a special occaision. My starter of Mussels was much bigger than I expected and very good and we both had the Pork Belly, which was delicious. We couldn't fit in a dessert, as the portions are a good size and we were both full. I would like to say that the service was excellent, attentive without being overbearing. I have been going to Kettners for many years, I remember when it was Pizza Express, and always have a good experience. I wouldn't say it was a cheap option, but the food is always good quality and the menu very varied. I expect I will be going back for years to come!17/05/2013 00:00:00Lovely....A really lovely pre-theatre dinner. The menu was a little bland, but the surroundings and service made up for it.17/05/2013 00:00:00A real favouriteAlthough Kettner's doesn't quite boast the louche atmosphere it one did, it remains a cracking place for a brilliant value lunch. The food is good, the service smart and the place lulls you into staying just a little longer than you meant to. I go over and over again.....16/05/2013 00:00:00Friendly service & nice surroundingKettners looks lovely both outside and in. The staff are really friendly and try to impress in subtle ways. I have been to the restaurant several times and always come out feeling satisfied.
You can book a set menu which are really amazing value and the restaurant surroundings make it feel like a treat and the bill is still incredibly reasonable.
It can be quite full which makes it fairly lively.16/05/2013 00:00:00Classy and convenientWe very much appreciated the prompt, helpful staff, the proximity to theaters, the quiet yet well-occupied areas to dine in. Plenty of choice on the a la carte menu, though the price fixe menu didn't suit us. Pear tart and clotted cream to die for.13/05/2013 00:00:00Beautiful place for Afternoon TeaThe place is gorgeous. Great service and delicious food without the ridiculous price that other popular places charge. It's definitely a place you would want to bring someone to impress!12/05/2013 00:00:00Doesn't disappointThis is the second time we have been there, returning on the strength of the first meal. Upon arriving the staff are very welcoming and polite, something which doesn't change throughout. The wine choice is excellent and varied, with some brilliant Reds on offer. Having had the Onion Soup for a starter, the Beef Bourguignon followed on perfectly and the overall experience was just what we had hoped for. Once again it is worth highlighting the excellent service throughout. It must be said that the grand piano really adds to the sense of occasion as well. I thoroughly recommend this restaurant whether you are going to the theatre or just looking for a pleasant atmosphere and fantastic food.11/05/2013 00:00:00First experienceJust great!!! We were there after theatre in West End.
Warm welcome. Immediately feeling a very nice atmosphere. We were sure that everything would be nice ... And it was!!
We will certainly go back next time we are in London!
A place to recommend :)10/05/2013 00:00:00Still GreatI've been before, and this place is still one of my favourites for eating in Soho. food good, service good, I love there's a piano player adding to the atmosphere. I will be back...09/05/2013 00:00:00I found Kettner's when I cameI found Kettner's when I came to London in 1980 and found it classy, with a menu that could accomodate all tastes at a reasonable price. I have been visiting ever since for romantic suppers, theatre dinners, client meetings and special occassions, mostly in the restaurant, somtimes in a private room. I have always left satisfied and uplifted by the visit.08/05/2013 00:00:00Always a great experienceI've been to Kettners several times and always had an excellent experience. The service is friendly and efficient, there was a nice group, evenly distributed through the restaurant so you weren't unncessarily crowded. The food was fabulous. I had the beef bourguinon and the meat literaly fell off my fork, it was beautiful.08/05/2013 00:00:00Pre TheatreDinning with fussy eaters is never much fun so I was dissapointed that the pre theatre menu on line (which looked like it would keep everyone happy) was not the same menu we were given when we arrived - meaning that half of our party ordered from the a la carte menu (significantly increasing the bill). That said the food was excellent, despite one soup arriving cold and another too hot to eat, which was rectified very quickly.
Whilst a very grown up venue they accomodated our 3yr old very well & made us feel very welcome.
I'd recommend arriving as early as possible to enjoy a couple of champagne cocktails in the gorgeous bar before your meal. Great service, good food & a fabulous environment.07/05/2013 00:00:00Birthday per the theatre dinnerI invited 6 of my friends to celebrate my birthday in kettners we chose the per theatre menu,
As always the service was welcoming and efficient the menu was excellent value for money and the food did nt disappoint.
There is a very decedent feel about the restaurant a very nice way to start of an evening in London07/05/2013 00:00:00What wasn't to like.We booked this restaurant for a special meal to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary. We added this to our top table booking and everyone who served us wished us Happy Anniversary. This was even piped in chocolate on our dessert plates, which we both felt was a lovely touch
As a non drinker, it was great to have a choice a mocktails. We can recommend the Virgin Mojito & Fruit Punch. We skipped the starters and went straight for the mains:Sweet Potato, Butternut Squash, Pine Nuts & Gruyere Cheese Wellington for me, and Beef Bourguignon for the Mr. Both of it was beautifully cooked and couldn't be faulted. Creme Brulee & Pavlova followed. The whole experience was faultless. We'd definitely go again and recommend to others 4 somewhere special06/05/2013 00:00:00Nice food and great settingThe food is always of a good quality. The Service is seamless, and the tastecard really helps to make it affordable on applicable days.05/05/2013 00:00:00WillerExcellent restaurant will be going back.
Paul Wilson05/05/2013 00:00:00Super Sunday lunchFab time again for Sunday lunch. Great set menu. We blew our budget a bit by ordering (delicious) birthday cocktails at the start of the meal. Our waiter was good but did seem quite keen to clear plates and move us to the next course, however the website does make it clear that the table is for two hours so somewhat understandable. He did oblige by bringing us extra gravy when requested and mostly kept our water glasses filled up. Can get a bit noisy as quite a low ceiling but nothing that is overbearing. Would definitely recommend.05/05/2013 00:00:00Warm, friendly and knowledgeableWarm, friendly and knowledgeable service with great food - the perfect pre-theatre venue.04/05/2013 00:00:00An excellent evening, thank youAll round a very good experience. Food was good, wine list was better than most, and the value wasd outstanding.04/05/2013 00:00:00Lovely meal before the theatreLovely building, lovely food and very good value on the pre theatre deal04/05/2013 00:00:00Birthday celebrationKettners was chosen for a birthday celebration and it was nice to have a drink in the bar before dinner. The food was delicious and staff attentive and it created a lovely atmosphere having the pianist playing on our way through to the back part of the restaurant for dinner.03/05/2013 00:00:00Great food and service atGreat food and service at Kettner's as usual! We went for the £25 for 3 courses and a cocktail which was fantastic value. The cocktails were delicious! Highly recommended.03/05/2013 00:00:00Bohemia in SOHOWhat a great dining experience! Anything goes and epic food.03/05/2013 00:00:00KettnersHad the two course pre-theatre menu which was really good value- the pork was lovely and tender. Have to mention the service- it was unfailingly polite and friendly- even the staff who weren't serving us said hello and smiled. It really does make all the difference. I would recommend for a good value meal.03/05/2013 00:00:00WonderfulHad a group booking of 8 and we were well looked after. I didn't know what to expect from Kettners but I wasn't expecting 1920s theme and art deco nor a piano player! It was really lovely.
We had the set menu 2 courses for £20, 3 for £25 and a cocktail included. I had the rhubarb Bellini and it was a great way to start the meal. Had the salmon to start and then the pollock. Again both delicious. Some of my friends had the duck and chicken thought the same. We got some side orders of bread, new potatoes and greens but ended up ordering too much!
Wine started from around £20. Service charged 12.5% and we were happy to pay because our waiter was very attentive. Overall very enjoyable and will go back again.03/05/2013 00:00:00AwesomeI love this place! Took another couple out with us and they loved it too. Food was great, steak in particular was lovely.
Service was good too.
Can get noisy in the evenings, but still nice and relaxed and everyone is enjoying themselves.02/05/2013 00:00:00Great valueRecently went to Kettners and had the three course menu and cocktails (£25). This was great value for money and the food was delicious. The chocolate mousse is especially good. The service was very good and the staff are polite and friendly. Only thing I would say is the tables are a bit too close together so getting in and out was pretty tricky. Additionally the acoustics aren't the best, so spreading the tables out a bit more would help this. Overall a very enjoyable experience and I would return to eat here again.01/05/2013 00:00:00Great place to enjoy a mealI must say I am really impressed in all aspects of this restaurant. It is not the first time I have been here, and certainly not the last!30/04/2013 00:00:00Friends Night OutIt was a very nice evening, the set menu was very good. Staff are very friendly.30/04/2013 00:00:00Jazzy and DeliciousLoved this place - the live music on Tuesdays is excellent and they have a great champagne selection. Will definitely go back!30/04/2013 00:00:00A Great Brasserie...I always love going to Kettners, from the minute I walk in, I always feel very welcome. Food, Service & Atmosphere is great.29/04/2013 00:00:00Ambience extraordinaireDinner for a post business day with folks from a variety of countries. All enjoyed the evening tremendously and the food as always was terrific. If you like to go somewhere a bit different then Kettner's is for you. Have also had great birthday celebration there in the past. Must try afternoon tea next.29/04/2013 00:00:00Dining in LIghtGlass windows all around; makes for a very light dining experience - opposite of the Ivy. Good food, generous portions, good service.29/04/2013 00:00:00Good Sunday lunchWe booked for Sunday lunch and the fixed price menu of £17.50 for two courses is a great deal. The food was excellent. I had Sunday roast but a more refined and modern version of it. The creme brulee is extra special with vanilla pods in it. The restaurant is lovely. You feel transported back in time but when you look out the windows you see the rest of Soho.28/04/2013 00:00:00Fantastic service!We went on Saturday 8pm. It was very busy but we had booked and were given a table immediately even though we arrived 30 minutes earlier than expected. What impressed us most is the service. The staff was very professional and alway on hand. We were served promptly despite how busy it was. Food also arrived in a very reasonable amount of time. The wine bottle we ordered was not kept on the table to keep it at the right temperature and the waiter constantly made sure our glasses were filled. I have rarely seen this level of service in any London restaurant even in more expensive ones. The food itself was very good. It is not very fancy food but it is well prepared. Only minus point is that it was noisy, we couldn't hear the piano much.27/04/2013 00:00:00Great Staff , Cocktails and FoodExcellent service and attention by all Staff, Our table was booked for 10pm however we arrived 45 mins prior and they found us a table with five minutes. The Sour Vi cocktail I ordered was Excellent , Staff in restaurant were attentive and service prompt! Great atmosphere as always . Food very good , I had a very good portion size of Sea Bass , my husband had fish cake also good portions and very tasty! Cheese board was also good! Shall return and recommend!27/04/2013 00:00:00Service was impeccable! ItService was impeccable! It was a Friday lunchtime and very busy. We did not have to wait long to be served and we felt very looked after. Further to this, the staff notcied it was my mum's birthday and made the effort to mark this with a little candle in a strawberry and Happy Birthday written in chocolate on the plate!26/04/2013 00:00:00Great food and service, beautifulGreat food and service, beautiful decor, will definitely be visiting this place again!26/04/2013 00:00:00KettnersAfter being recommended to visit Kettners for a girly evening meal, I soon realised why my friend had recommended it so highly!! The restaurant is a beautiful setting but really lively and not at all stuffy!! The food was fantastic and the portion sizes were really good!! I'd really recommend for any ladies wanting a fabulous day/night out with friends!! It really brought a fabulous day to a great close!!26/04/2013 00:00:00Kettner's - Great FunBooked Kettner's for a 60th Birthday and was presently surprised by the vibe of the place as it was a lively and happy environment. The staff were all very helpful and the selction of food was good although not expansive it did offer very good value for money.26/04/2013 00:00:00Girls night outMy friends and I dined on 26th April 2013 and took up the 3 course special offer which was extremely good value. The food was very nicely prepared and presented - most enjoyable. The reception and waiting staff were extremely friendly and efficient without being intrusive. The restaurant and champagne bar were very busy but that added to the ambience. We would certainly visit again.26/04/2013 00:00:00Pre theatre meal at KettnersAnother excellent meal at Kettner's. Service was as impeccable as ever along with their attention to detail. Pre-theatre menu is limited but good value. Will be visiting again soon!25/04/2013 00:00:00Iconic place to goGreat food , service and atmosphere in this famous location . Looking forward to my next visit .23/04/2013 00:00:00Great RestaurantFull of ambiance this restaurant in the heart of theatreland is excellent for a pre or post theatre meal.22/04/2013 00:00:00