Odette's Restaurant

4.8
1103 Reviews
£26 to £40
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 Wednesday to Sunday in the Odette's split level dining room, walled garden and terraced seating area.

In line with government regulation, all guests must be vacated from the premises by 11.00pm at the latest.
Please wear a face covering unless seated.
For dinner, the Early Evening Menu is available from 5.30pm to 6.30pm and the tasting Menu from 5.30pm to 8.30pm.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1103 people are saying
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vipJimM
London
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding - hard to find better quality food and service even if you venture into central London. To have this on our doorstep makes us very lucky.

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MichaelK
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again excellent.

Highly recommended.

Hope to eat there again soon.

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BryonyS
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic classic but innovative dishes. Calm and relaxed ambience. Helpful and friendly staff

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite restaurant!! Amazing service and food - impresses every timr

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RegineS
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always great to go to Odette's. Amazing food, great service, lovely atmosphere. Recommend it thoroughly

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vipKylieK
London
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food as always. Set menu was excellent value.

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dorisA
London
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Apart from the background music we very very satisfied

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LikaHass
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very pleased to be able to visit. Lovely food, felt welcome and service was very attentive

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Guachita11
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Would have been 5 stars all round had you served a jug of gravy with the beef roast. Everything else was excellent.

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CatherineE
London
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we had a wonderful meal. The dishes we had were imaginative, original and delicious. The kids loved the pigs head starter, much to our surprise! The service was v attentive and friendly. Diolch yn fawr Bryn am bryd cofiadwy!

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kittie00
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I love Odettes and I highly recommend a meal here.

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JillC
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the delicious and skilled vegetarian tasting menu. Amazed this restaurant does not appear in London's top rated vegetarian meals.

Excellent from the sourdough bread to the "Jaffa cake" dessert.

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AnnaH
London
12 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Slightly chilly on arrival but the room warmed up when other people came. The fixed price lunch is always worth having, good value and exceptionally good cooking - lovely presentation, friendly and efficient service - strongly recommend.

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RuthM
London
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant and am especially pleased by their attention to COVID restrictions without losing any of its anbience

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Audiopseud
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food lives up to the chef's reputation. It is simply in another league compared to other North London restaurants. The black beef was awesome. They clearly know how to source their products. Service was attentive and welcoming, but not intrusive. Top recommendation.

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vipGrierEC4
London
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as ever. Still think this is some of the best cooking in London.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Given a table in lower section. Vague smell of damp. Service excellent. Food a little underwhelming although the raspberry soufflé was excellent. My brill was, sorry to say, quite bland. Maybe I’m used to more flavour.

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ClaireB
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is very short, offering a choice from 3 for each course - generally think this is a good move though I have noticed that the choices do not seem to vary that much if one was going to dine there often. Taste and appearance if food was exceptional - the short menu probably helps to ensure consistency of quality.
Staff very friendly and efficient.

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JamesH
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Odettes is long established restaurant in Primrose Hill. We enjoyed a lovely meal accompanied by excellent wines. Service and welcome outstanding. Can highly recommend!

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SusanC
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had the vegetarian tasting menu. Most courses were excellent, but the cheese course was a tad disappointing.

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GillianR
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite restaurant in London, this time was for their amazing value Sunday lunch. The service is always friendly, the food superb. Standout this time was the warm chocolate tart which left my husband speechless.

Faultless.

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DomC
London
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A fantastic place for Sunday lunch. The food was sublime

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Louise
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service. It is a while since we last visited but very much looking forward to a return visit soon.

Exquisite vegetarian option and very well kept cheeses .

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RichardF
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good, relaxed long lunch in a safe environment.

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MishaZ
London
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, was immaculate. Food was delicious. atmosphere was laid back nicely lit.

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SejalP
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food (with welcome Welsh hints), attentive international staff, elegant atmosphere, and located in arguably the loveliest area of London. A consistently wonderful dining experience.

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JuliaJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal and fantastic service as always

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Kaiser
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Sunday lunch excellent value and a lovely local restaurant.

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AntonyGourmet
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's worth going just to try the souffle - its exceptional. Could have eaten it twice over.

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Diane
London
11 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time dining at Odette’s and we will definitely be back.

Lovely fresh food, creative and modern menu and attentive service with a strong wine list.

Restaurant has made a number of adjustments in light of Covid-19 to ensure it feels safe and secure and tables are well placed and nicely spaced out.

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Ella
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday, it was our first time dining at Odette’s but I can safely say it won’t be our last. The food was outstanding from start to finish and easily the best meal we’ve eaten this year. Bryn Williams’ menu is exquisitely crafted. From the delicious simplicity of the soda bread to the dramatic, rich complexity of the desserts. The wine was excellent and very good value for the quality. The service, atmosphere and overall experience simply could not have been bettered. While the restaurant has clearly paid every attention to social distancing guidelines and heightened hygiene this was the closest we have come to managing to forget about the pandemic because everything has been so artfully taken care of. Our waiter took the time and care to notice it was my boyfriend’s birthday and tailored his dessert beautifully and tastefully to this. Odette’s manage to create a vibrant atmosphere but give each table plenty of space so you have privacy at the same time as enjoying the bustle. In two words, eat here!

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GaryB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First time in 20 years we have been to this local restuarant and will be back very shortly -ticked every box you could ask for -Gary Boom

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vipSpanishkathryn
London
22 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

A lovely experience, friendly professional service and delicious food. We went at lunchtime and it was a really nice and relaxed ambience (with all Covid health and safety measures such as distancing observed) but still felt like a treat. We went with a la carte, set menu looked really good too. The mushroom risotto with truffle was a special and is worth a mention, as was the beef on the menu.

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vipChris
London
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are regulars at Odettes - love it! Great flexibility for my husbands gluten free needs which we very much appreciate

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SueW
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great value lunch with excellent service and food - hard to fault.

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Vmenu
London
14 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live Odette’s : it’s probably the best food in the area; service and cooking are exceptional. The place is v welcoming. And at affordable prices too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning food and incredible value for money. Great decor, excellent staff and one of London’s best kept secrets!

JP
JPW1
London
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food across the board and a nice ambience

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BeingThere
London
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service and super wine list.

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Tony
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Interesting menu superbly prepared. The staff were very welcoming.

FAQs

Odette's Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1103 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.