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
Im a south indian. This food is as close to reality as you can get! Mysore masala dosa, chicken appetizer, were the best! Also my friend liked chilli panneer a lot!more
We tried 3 new Indian restaurants this month and Chettinad is my favorite! Southern Indian with a deep complexity of flavors in our chettinadu kolli ( chicken curry) which linger a long time on the tongue after each bite. The menu says there are 23 different ingredients making up the spices and flavors of this dish. (-; Reminds me of spicy chocolate. The tomato rice complemented this...more
Loved it! We took our menu choices from the waiters recommendations. We selected their unique "southern Indian" dishes. The prawns for a starter were amazing! I have no idea what all of the items were called, but the three of us loved everything! Food was fresh and delicious, service was excellent. Restaurant was light and airy...more
I arrived to this place just fooling around the city at night and craving Indian Food... after reading some of the reviews I thought that it was hard to get a table but I gave it a try.
The place was full as expected on a Saturday night but the owner of the restaurant told me to wait 15 minutes... actually I was surprised for the short time because I saw people waiting, but 15 minutes was not...more
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