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Kettner'sThis elegant Baroque building doubles up as a modern French restaurant and champagne bar. Originally a grand hotel built in the 1860s by Auguste Kettner, chef to Napoleon III, Kettner's spreads over two huge floors. Until recently it was an upmarket Pizza Express chain, reputedly the flagship outlet, but a 2008 revamp has tried to restore the je-ne-sais-quoi of its Gallic past. Set in the heart of bohemian Soho, Kettner's is a renowned Theatreland haunt and often has a buzz about its grand, belle epoque interiors (although The Guardian's food critic Matthew Norman was not overly enamoured by the "joyless" refurbishment). Over the years a fair few personalities have passed over its impressive threshold, including writer Oscar Wilde, King Edward VII and his mistress Lillie Langtry, Agatha Christie and Bing Crosbie. Critics have expressed a certain nostalgia towards the previous set-up, where even hard-up students could have a slice pizza and quaff champagne in opulent surroundings at an acceptable price. Certainly, with a three-course meal for two with wine coming uncomfortably over £100 (fancy onion soup for £6, Lobster Shepherds pie for £23, a small sorbet for £5 and a £2 espresso, anyone?), the food comes at considerable price in these tough times. But a night at Kettner's really isn't about budgeting - start the evening in the adjoining Champagne Bar, one of the most celebrated places to drink fizz in the area, and you'll be in for a treat. The building also has a club-like space, The Apartment, which is open daily as a bar but can also be hired for events, holding up to 100 guests for a drinks reception or 70 for a seated dinner.

 

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Seven Dials, WC2H | 3 minutes from Kettner's
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Coventry Street, W1D | 4 minutes from Kettner's
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Soho Kitchen & Bar
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19-21 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Kettner's
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Yming
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35 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Kettner's
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Prince Edward Theatre
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Ronnie Scott's
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47 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Kettner's
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Sunspel
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40 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Kettner's
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Algerian Coffee Stores
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52 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Kettner's
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Conde Nast College
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Venues across London, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Kettner's
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English [Out There!]
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10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 7 minutes from Kettner's
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AWAY Spa W London
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Thai Square Spa
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25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Kettner's
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Norman's Coach & Horses
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29 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Kettner's
Claiming to be 'the West End's Best Known Pub', Norman's Coach & Horses certainly has more than its fair share of unique features. Firstly there's the ... More
 
 
 
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Polpo at Ape and Bird
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142 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Kettner's
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Waxy's Little Sister
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20 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Kettner's
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Kettner's Champagne Bar
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29 Romilly Street, Soho, London W1D | Same location as Kettner's
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Admiral Duncan
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54 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Kettner's
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Simmons Soho
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2 Bateman Street, W1D | 1 minute from Kettner's
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68 Dean Street
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68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Kettner's
This stylish private house in Soho is suitable for photo shoots, meetings, press events, filming and for a limited range of social events such as dinners ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Kettner's
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St Martins Lane Hotel
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45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from Kettner's
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Royal Opera: Il Barbiere Di Siviglia
Concerts | Until 11th October 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Kettner's

Henrik Nanasi conducts Javier Camarena and Daniela Mack in this revival of Rossini's The Barber of Seville. Sung in Italian ...More

Royal Opera: Norma
Concerts | Until 8th October 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Kettner's

Antonio Pappano conducts Sonya Yoncheva, Joseph Calleja and Sonia Ganassi in a new production of Bellini's operatic masterpiece about the ...More

Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Kettner's

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 21st January 2017 

Fortune Theatre 2 minutes walk from Kettner's

One of the less well-known West-End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses since ...More

 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 7th January 2017 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from Kettner's

Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 14th January 2017 

Adelphi Theatre 3 minutes walk from Kettner's

Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey ...More

 
David Baddiel: My Family: Not The Sitcom
David Baddiel: My Family: Not The Sitcom
Theatre | Until 15th October 2016 

Vaudeville Theatre 3 minutes walk from Kettner's

Following a critically acclaimed, sell-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, My Family: Not The Sitcom comes to the Vaudeville ...More

 
Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 28th May 2017 

Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from Kettner's

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
99 Club Late Show
Comedy | On 1st October 2016 

Strand Palace Hotel 3 minutes walk from Kettner's

Paddy Lennox is the MC when Brett Goldstein, Matt Green and Joel Dommett bring their acts to the stage....More

99 Club Covent Garden
Comedy | On 1st October 2016 

Strand Palace Hotel 3 minutes walk from Kettner's

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