Odette's Restaurant

4.6
867 reviews
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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

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 867 People Are Saying
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GM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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

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

Had three course Sunday lunch great value.fantastic desserts

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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 !

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and amazing service in a cozy setting

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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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EW
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very relaxed meal on a Sunday afternoon. Bryn Williams the Chef was very accommodating and came round to talk to us. The taster menu is well worth trying. Very courteous staff.

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent value early evening special menu. Limited choice not surprisingly but delicious. Very high standard of service. Would definitely go again.

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EC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious and the service and atmosphere were as good as ever. However the portions (main cod course and main sirlion) were far too small - not good enough for that (or any!) price. I would probably recommend but I won’t be rushing back.

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CC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely place in a pretty quiet part of London . Lovely to feel the French approach to food again. The vegetarian taster menu was delicious. Service just a bit slow at the beginning, made up for by the quiet celebrities we dined in the company of.

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NE
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit to Odettes on the recommendation from a friend. Thoroughly enjoyed. Food superb. Diolch

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have come here five times - including for our first date, engagement and anniversaries- it never disappoints. Brilliant food, attentive staff and always something special on the menu.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A very good experience sometimes portion feels a bit small but overall an excellent supper.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent venue for a nice dinner with friends or loved ones

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SY
London
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a special family lunch. Loved the little garden. Food was outstanding.

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NC
London
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Odette’s delivers the goods every time: wonderful food, friendly service, and great value. One of our all-time favourites.

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LJ
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great family(all adult) lunch. The food and service were excellent, well above the norm.
Only slight gripe was that the turbot was an extra to the set menu but the portions were pretty small. However that was minor, we would all head straight back for another meal.

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AR
London
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious fresh food and wine. Excellent service and a great chilled out location.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great presentation and very tasty meal. Set menu was good value.

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JH
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic dinner on a Saturday night. The food was excellent, service friendly and attentive and much fun was had. Highlights for me were the Pork Head Croquette and the Cod. I can not comment on the Odette’s Jaffa Cake as my daughter said it was too good to share!

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GJ
London
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very enjoyable evening in a quiet environment with excellent food and service.

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M
London
16 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service was formal, not warm and inviting. Food was good, but small portions. Not a place you feel comfortable dining.

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f
London
15 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very relaxing restaurant, tables generously spaced, noise levels thankfully are conversation conducive. Food is generally prettily presented, competent and professional with a salute to chef-owner's welsh origins. But I find it a but too tilted towards calories, creaminess and carbs. especially if you are tempted by the delicious soda bread while waiting for starters.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and excellent food.

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M
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An institution on Primrose Hill. Beautiful french cuisine using seasonal produce. They do an amazing 3 course set lunch for under £20.

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PT
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was so delicious and exceptional value for money on the early evening menu. The bread to start and haddock with cockles and mussels with own grown vegetables was outstanding. Will certainly return next time we are in the area )))

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m
London
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We last went to Odette’s when it 1st opened years ago...the decor is much more pleasing to the eye but the food is better then ever!!

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c
Bath
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

lovely atmosphere and really good friendly service.

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CH
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cozy atmosphere, attentive service and deceptively simple and delicious dishes. The terrace seating in warm weather is magical.

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L
London
9 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

first time diner, I was pleasantly surprised with the spring set menu. The service was impeccable, the food amazing and the portions generous. I’ve never had duck that delicious—perfectly crispy and tender, just falling off the bone. The spring vegetables were a perfect balance. Absolutely master class.

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G
London
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This beautiful local restaurant with understated but stylish decor, and a lovely calm atmosphere, was perfect for a Thursday lunchtime treat with my husband. The set menu was excellent value and although portions were delicate, every mouthful was delicious and considered with surprising flavours and textures popping up. We will visit again.

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MC
London
26 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice, first time diner so wasn’t sure what to expect.
Staff very helpful and friendly. Food good. Overall pleasant experience. Will return.

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LD
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

A lovely evening - it was a quiet Wednesday night. The maître d' was very pleasant and welcoming. The other waiter was a little distant and stand-offish which was surprising as it was such a quiet evening. Sea scallops to start with tiny chicken wings were delicious. The velouté with the halibut was divine. The halibut was cooked to perfection - crispy on the outside. It was a little on the lukewarm side but apart from that very good - beautifully presented. Loved the menu with the Welsh produce. Loved the bara brith with rhubarb which had just the right amount of sweet tartness. My husband had the cheese plate which had three very generous portions of Welsh, Irish and French cheese.

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RB
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The service was good but not perfect, drinks were muddled for the aperitif which wasn’t a brilliant start. The food was good but food temperature was disappointing so for a main course the most important part of the meal was a bit of a let down.

Unfortunately wouldn’t go back, compared to a lot of a lovely restaurants we have visited this isn’t one of them.

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SK
London
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Odette's offers sophisticated and elegantly presented food in a warm environment and impeccable service.

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WG
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As ever, simply outstanding. The luncheon set menu is without doubt the best in London. A regular pleasure.

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