Odette's Restaurant

4.6
887 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 887 People Are Saying
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H
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

SR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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
97 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

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

Amazing food and amazing service in a cozy setting

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 !

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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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