Find out about the new Kettner’s Townhouse in Soho, central London, which will be restored to its former glory, over 150 years after its original opening.
About Kettner’s Town house
This iconic restaurant was first opened in 1867 by Auguste Kettner, who allegedly served as a chef for Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte (Napoleon III), Kettner’s Townhouse. Soon after its opening, it attracted a devoted clientele, hosting the likes of Agatha Christie and Oscar Wilde, who came here to enjoy some of the best French cuisine in the capital. In fact, it is rumoured that King Edward VII dined here with his mistress, actress Lillie Langtry, and it is certain that the venue entertained at least two Prime Ministers: Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher.
A Grade II-Listed Georgian building
The restaurant’s elegant dining room serves exquisite French cuisine using locally sourced ingredients, with all-day dishes ranging from pumpkin soup for starters to Bouillabaisse or Truffle roast Banham chicken for mains.
An immaculate interior
Decorated with rosewood and mahogany furniture, floral plasterwork, beautifully preserved murals, and artworks of Soho, Kettner’s Townhouse has retained its distinctive 19th-century charm. It provides some of the most comfortable accommodation in Soho, too, with 33 luxury bedrooms. Hence, it’s an ideal base for people on romantic breaks or those requiring overnight accommodation before or after a conference at a nearby event venue in London.
The champagne bar
Furnished in an elaborate 1920s design and a mosaic tiled floor, the champagne bar is exclusively reserved for hotel guests, and offers a wide choice of premium champagnes and cocktails. Guests here can also enjoy a delicious breakfast, lunch, champagne tea, fruit scones, or artisan sandwiches.
How to get to Kettner’s Town House
You can find Kettner’s Town House on Romilly Street, a short walk from Leicester Square station (Northern, Piccadilly), and Tottenham Court Road station (Central, Northern). The restaurant is also close to some of London’s most famous theatres, such as the Prince Edward and Queen’s, and has a special pre-theatre menu so you can enjoy a delicious dinner before your show.
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