Odette's Restaurant

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£26 to £40
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British
One of London's original dining rooms having opened in 1978, and it is still an acclaimed restaurant now owned by Welsh chef Bryn Williams, set amongst a parade of mid-Victorian shops and cafes in beautiful Primrose Hill.
Bryn's modern British menu is an innovative marriage of textures and flavours that reflect his personality and heritage: dishes are created using the finest produce sourced from his native Wales and the rest of the UK.
Lunch and dinner is served seven days a week in the Odette's split level dining room, walled garden and terraced seating area.

Specials

London Restaurant Festival: 4 courses & a glass of Champagne £64

...from the set Odette's Classic menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: October 1, 2019

Ends: October 31, 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00PM-3:00PM
Tue-Fri 12:00PM-3:30PM 6:00PM-10:00PM
Sat 12:00PM-3:00PM 6:00PM-10:30PM

Winter Menu: 3 courses £35 with a glass of Prosecco

...from a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: January 3, 2020

Ends: February 23, 2020

Availability: Tue-Sat 12:00PM-2:30PM 6:00PM-10:00PM

Autumn Menu: 3 courses £35 with a glass of Prosecco

...from a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: October 1, 2019

Ends: December 22, 2019

Availability: Tue-Sat 12:00PM-2:30PM 6:00PM-10:00PM

Summer Menu: 3 courses & a glass of prosecco £35

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: June 18, 2019

Ends: September 29, 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00PM-2:30PM
Tue-Sat 12:00PM-2:30PM 6:00PM-10:00PM

Odettes Lunch Set Menu: 3 courses, a Glass of wine & coffee for £25

incl. Snacks, bread & petit four.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: July 30, 2019

Ends: September 28, 2019

Availability: Tue-Sat 12:00PM-2:30PM

What 897 People Are Saying
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Dorset
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been to the restaurant a few times and it is always a very good standard of food, had the roast beef for the first time and it was excellent. Will book again.

EH
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely evening was had for this family meal celebrating a special occasion. We were given a private room which was very thoughtful as we had a baby in a pushchair with us so we had plenty room. We chose the tasting menu with wine pairing and everyone agreed it was excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Disappointed theatre we couldn’t sit in the garden as I had called a few days before to discuss this. Maybe that’s why I thought the inheritor was a bit gloomy for a lunch? Great value and high quality lunch menu. I will dismiss the comments made by some of my fellow dinners about portion size and they were unreasonable. Service was a bit hesitant. Overall, we really enjoyed. Thank you.

AG
London
15 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

The food at Odettes was delicious and really good value. We had the set menu and I can’t fault it. The sweet corn soup was particularly good. We went at 230 on a Sunday for a later Sunday lunch. Our waiter was very nice and efficient but I can’t say that the host/ head waiter was very friendly. He seemed rather annoyed that we were still there at 415 drinking wine. Given it’s a Sunday lunch in London this seemed a little weird.

Despite this, I would definitely recommend Odette’s. Probably more of a winter place because it is quite dark inside.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything little thing was just first rate . The staff the food the ambiance were all superb

AY
London
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is so delicious. It never disappoints.

JL
London
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nothing bad to say, I would definitely return! I had the tasting menu which was great cause I got to try a lot of dishes and it was great value for money

j
London
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic value from the set price lunch. The food was delicious and the staff friendly and highly professional.

LK
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

We booked so we could have the early evening meal and I went ahead, prior to colleagues arriving. The meal was to be ordered prior to 19.00 and I had already got menu choices from the team. We sat down just prior to 19.00 and ordered drinks, as you do when dining.... We then went to give our order and was told we were unable to have that menu as it was 19.03. I pointed out that I had been there for sometime and we started our order prior to 19.00. After pushing back on this and a senior member of the team talking to the waiter, he went to ask the chef if he would still serve off the menu we wished. He said yes and I handed over the list with the food we had pre-ordered over. This put a real downer on the evening and the waiter was very clear in his displeasure towards our group. The food was very good, though the extremely poor service made for uncomfortable dining. I have been here before and we went here due to my recommendation. I'm not sure I would recommend again.....

S
London
45 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We had a pleasant Sunday lunch and thoroughly enjoyed the first class food. Unfortunately service was a bit hit and miss at times and I think they need to dot the I's and cross the t's to make this restaurant what it should be.

H
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the tasting menu. First rate dining experience. Each course was superb in presentation, taste and size. Intervals between courses was perfectly judged and service was attentive (not overly so) and friendly throughout.

HD
London
11 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food - delicious, imaginative, thoughtful, fresh ingredients with interesting combinations. I had cod which was possibly the freshest and best produced cod I’ve ever eaten in a long life. My husband's Welsh lamb was carefully cooked and beautifully presented.
Service - the waiters and staff work really hard. I don’t mean to say they seem harassed or make diners feel uncomfortable, I mean that I watched them keep on top of all requests and orders in a quiet efficient way but it was hard work.
Our waiter’s wine suggestions were thoughtful and went well with our food. My husband knows much about wine but likes to try other people’s suggestions. This is sometimes not a good idea as he would have chosen better but last night we were pleased with the suggestions.
Our seats were comfortable and the room comfortingly old fashioned by which I mean that wall coverings and carpets on the floor cut down the echo of the buzz of conversation so that those who are becoming a little deaf can hear and take part in conversation.

o
London
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

delicious food and great bottle of wine - thoroughly enjoyed it.

SR
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, top clas service, and a lovely atmosphere. Highly recommended.

MC
London
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Sunday Lunch I've had in a while. Excellent service and food !

JS
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Consistently good cooking , tasting menu is excellent . Crab dish v good. After a number of years it is time to retire the Jaffa dessert.

NB
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place that never disappoints me. I come here for lunch often as work across the street. Service is fab and 3 course for 20 pounds is a great value considering how fresh ingredients are and presentation is exceptional.

MB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

At first, I was put off by what I expected may be the stilted atmosphere of an established, traditional English restaurant in a fancy part of London. I tried it anyway, partly because if a restaurant lasts 20 years in this city, it is likely worth trying, and partly because the summer menu was great value at 3 courses (and a glass of prosecco) for £35. I am really glad that I did. We sat outside until it got a little chilly and then moved inside. No fuss was made about the request to move, which endeared me immediately. We had delicious generous glasses of ice-cold bubbly (not something one can bank on) served with a little surprise of a rich and creamy cheese-filled choux amouse-bouche. I do love an amuse-bouche.

Then came freshly baked soda bread and butter. Call me old fashioned, but for me, a restaurant without a bread basket is a Pret. Even more Pret-esque to be charged for it.

Our waiter happily discussed the menu with me, and I am admittedly a question-filled patron(ess). He recommended the cheaper dish - another rare occurrence. The food was all the good parts of traditional (quality ingredients, balanced sauces, tried and tested combinations) with a welcome twist to shake off the boring (chicken leg served in the style of duck confit; panna cotta served in the style of a mousse with berry sorbet).

My highlight was two dishes. The first was the crab starter. Dense brown-meat paté (or was it mousse?) topped with shredded white meat. The freshness of the dish really allowed the subtle sweetness of the crab to take centre stage. It was also a rather generous portion, creatively plated and served in a rustic earthy bowl. So luxurious.

The second highlight was the pork cheek croquette (they call it pig's head, but I can't quite stomach typing that, though I had no problem stomaching the dish). Balanced; not too salty; decadently creamy and crunchy at the same time. I'm happy to get behind top to tail dining if this is what it tastes like.

We'll be back!

C
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location, was first visit and
had a wonderful evening. Enjoyed the set Summer menu which was outstanding and amazing value. We were attended to by most polite and pleasant staff. Certainly recommend visiting 🙂

L
Northampton
52 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Odette’s was a joy. We had an early evening supper. Our particular needs were catered for effortlessly. They have a ‘can do’ attitude which is very refreshing. The food was fabulous. The gluten free options totally delicious.. home made GF bread is a rare find. My only comment would be that I’m not sure passion fruit cream needs chocolate!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting. Great value. Delicious food.

P
London
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A gem in London! The quality and price of the lunch menu is a real differentiation that makes us come to this part of London quite often.

JA
London
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good value, solid lunch menu

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just nice restaurant with amazing food in a very nice area. Perfect!

H
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is excellent, service is attentive, but relaxed, and the sets are extremely good value. If there is one minor complaint, it would be good if there were three rather than two choices for both the starter and main courses.

BB
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

An enjoyable birthday lunch. Very welcoming and friendly staff. Food presented a bit of a triumph of choreography over quantity. Access to the toilets involves steep stairs: very dodgy for someone with mobility problems.

SR
London
99 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely little restaurant, really lovely food, great staff and good wine selection.

KM
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Already planning another visit. Really beautiful plates of creative food. Absolutely delicious and with little surprise flavour combos. Was a delight. Staff helped with our pram too and it made being new parents getting out for a posh lunch really special- thank you!

N
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and wines. not very busy but would go back. Really nice

L
East Sussex
45 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very nice welcoming. Good service and excellent menu offer at lunch time for £25 inc house wine and coffee!
Card was nice too with very tasty and inventive food. Not disappointed at all, a feast for your tastebuds!

GM
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Took a while for our orders to be taken and the food was a lot slower coming out than previous trips to oddettes but the food was fantastic as per usual and we had a great evening; thoroughly enjoyed

C
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had three course Sunday lunch great value.fantastic desserts

JR
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent I really enjoyed the chicken dish with broad beans !

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and amazing service in a cozy setting

EK
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

We had the Summer Menu which is a perfect size if you are not too hungry. Everything was tasty with some unique combinations. Nice interior we sat for a few hours without being disturbed. Food arrived swiftly. Generally a nice place to eat without having to go into the heart of town.

r
London
25 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely restaurant in lovely part of London. Great location for eating before Roundhouse gig. Outside tables but imagine is cosy in winter. Polite service and beautifully presented food. Enjoyed a great bin end wine too.

F
London
15 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We really enjoyed our evening...the food was delicious and service was attentive but unobtrusive

NO
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

We have eaten at Odette’s several times since Bryn took over and we have had wonderful and excellent service each time. We were particularly looking forward to our meal on Saturday. Whilst the food was good we were sorely disappointed in the service which was abysmal and definitely NOT delivered with a smile. Food was a very long time being served (3 and a half hours from start to finish!!!) and drink orders were forgotten about. OVERALL VERY DISAPPOINTING.

SI
London
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s been a few years since I’ve been to Odettes and it was great to be back. Outstanding lunch in a lovely setting. Highly recommend.

DR
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Charming new styling to the restaurant in comparison with 10 years ago when I was there last time. Food was imaginaive and had enough French styling to make it special and showed the work of a British artist on the walls so a nice balance.

It's certainly a 'special occasion' sort of place and will make sure I have it on my mental list when the next event arises.

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