We’d never heard of Kettner’s before it was recommended by a friend to us but what a find. The restaurant sits right in the heart of theatreland and offers a lovely brasserie and cocktail and champagne bar. The brasserie has a live pianist from Monday to Saturday which really adds to the atmosphere.

Kettner’s was opened in 1867 from four Georgian townhouses and still has an air of nostalgia. It has been remodelled a number of times and now has an air and slight glitz of the 1930s about it.


Take your time enjoying the ambience and start your meal with the St Germain Fizz cocktail, a delicious combination of elderflower liqueur, fresh raspberries and prosecco. There’s lots of meat and fish dishes on offer but not too much choice for vegetarians possibly not the best place to go if your date is a vegetarian. We ate the yellow fin tuna, followed by creme brulee both being delightful. Don’t eat too much beforehand as the food is very rich and you won’t want to leave any!

Top tip – Kettner’s accepts tastecard so it’s a great place to go to on a week night.

Useful Links
Kettner’s Website
Google Map Link
Closest Tube: Leicester Square/Tottenham Court Road

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