Named after a prosperous banking and business district in Southern Tamil Nadu, Chettinad Restaurant in London’s West End specialises in Southern Indian food cooked traditionally and authentically. Attractively sleek and neutral, Chettinad is a warm, comfortable restaurant with a contemporary look and feel and invitingly friendly service from experienced and efficient staff. The menu here at Chettinad is based around the famed culinary region of the aforementioned Tamil Nadu, a land bordered by the Arabian sea and the mountainous Western Ghats, resulting in a wide array of produce and flavours particular to the area. Chettinad draws on many specialties of Tamil Nadu, using fresh, flavoursome ingredients to recreate the grain and vegetable heavy dishes as well as the famed masala dosa, doubtless the signature dish of the region.
£25 and under
I found this place by chance when roaming around at lunch time looking for something different. As I have said on other reviews of south Indian restaurants, I'm from Kerala and tend to compare with what I get back home.
The decor was pretty good here though they do have pictures of north Indian villages - not south Indian - which confused me.
I decided to order a chicken biriyani which is...more
The place itself is easy to find, cute/cozy, with polite service, and has decent South Indian food. The saag paneer was flavorful, but not nearly spicy enough, and the pappadums were pretty absent of peppercorns.more
I happened upon this place as a solo traveler finishing up an exhausting two weeks of research in London. Not only was the food good, the service was also amazing. Every dish was incredibly flavourful, very well priced, and every single member of the staff was incredibly kind, helpful and welcoming. The ambiance of the place is also worth noting. The decorations are quite elegant and this...more