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The Vintage Guide To London | August 20, 2017

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Where Agatha Christie and Oscar Wilde were regulars: Kettner’s

Where Agatha Christie and Oscar Wilde were regulars: Kettner’s

Kettner’s is a must-visit in Soho, one of the oldest restaurants in London and steeped in old-school French charm.

Sip from coupes at the plush champagne bar, try fresh, contemporary cuisine at the brasserie, or relax in the club-like space known as The Apartment or the Pudding Bar. This legendary venue was first opened by Auguste Kettner, chef to Napoleon III in 1867, and was one-time favourite of Edward VII, his lover Lillie Langtry and Oscar Wilde to name a few.

A luxe makeover has made it a top destination to this day.

Kettner’s
29 Romilly St.
Soho
London W1D 5HP

Nearest Tube:  Leicester Square
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 text: Anna Sbuttoni

Comments

  1. I must admit I really disagree about the refurb being luxe, it removed all Kettner’s old school glamour and Sohoesque vibes. It could be a modern European restaurant anywhere and the walls in the bar are as one Soho character described them: toilet coloured. No longer Soho sadly, perhaps they’ll do it up again in a few years!
    Most of it’s regulars can now be found in Dean Street. x