Odette's Restaurant

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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 seven days a week in the Odette's split level dining room, walled garden and terraced seating area.
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MA
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Nice relaxing Sunday lunch for a family birthday - lots of food, wine, story telling and laughter - thoroughly enjoyable!

DD
London
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our fourth or fifth visit and the standard is always 5star.
Very good value for Sunday lunch.

CB
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We booked for 6.30 to take advantage of the winter offer of 3 courses plus a glass of prosecco for £35, which was such good value we added a bottle of wine. Excellent food and service and we will definitely go back next time we are in London.

f
London
75 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience3

Careless service distracted from excellent food
IF you managed to get the waiters attention you MIGHT receive what you had requested in quite a leisurely way. Asking twice or thrice worked! and any request for salt was not supplied. Such service distracts from the quite excellent cooking and the conversation and meant that I left irritated and wish I had gone somewhere that wasn't so pleased with itself-deservedly for the kitchen.

W
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food was certainly very good, but given the reputation of Bryn Williams, and of the restaurant as an absolute local classic, we weren't completely wowed. The truffle risotto was a trifle too cheesy, and the slow cooked beef shin base to the excellent monkfish tasted a bit more like corned beef than it ideally would have. Overall a lovely evening, with some excellent service and some very good wine!

C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for hosting our party of 6 for my mother in-laws 70th birthday. Wonderful hospitality, exquisite food and delicious wine. We will be visiting again soon!

RL
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner at Odette's exceeded my expectations. Our meal was exceptional and the service was sublime. Would I go back? Absolutely! Highly recommended.

PR
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We've been going to Odette's for many years and it never disappoints. A comfortable atmosphere and tasty, high quality, modern food, often of Welsh origin.

PH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I recommended the restaurant to my friends and it did not disappoint. Everyone was delighted with the whole experience. We will be back again very soon. Thank you so much.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Flawless, wonderful cooking and service

DH
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very impressed with everything from the helpful and efficient service, super food and the quiet and relaxed ambience of the restaurant. We will certainly return to Odette’s soon.

P
Cornwall
4 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have eaten in so many top restaurants and this has got to be Our favourite restaurant !
Highly recommend staff are so friendly and food is delicious .

r
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb food, had the tasting menu with paired wines. Lovely staff, relaxed atmosphere. Will be going back as the food was outstanding.

NO
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Great for date night! Friendly staff, lovely and well presented food

JK
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Odette’s is a favourite for lunch. They do an amazing two course menu for £16.95 and the cooking is superlative. To think it would cost more at chains like Cote then Odette really does offer something special.

C
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place delicious food and excellent service! We will be back for sure 😊

LC
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A fabulous late Sunday lunch. Great ambience and delicious food & wine.
Odette's was recommended to us and it was well worth the visit.

D
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely meal tasting menu with wine flight really lovely restaurant

SL
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful cosy restaurant serving outstanding food that is quality and creative but not fussy

WS
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A very enjoyable experience, will be back to sample the evening menu. Keep up the good work

c
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

You get a feeling of generosity that is missing in a lot of restaurants. I thought it was extremely good value, and I was pleased that I'd made the change from my usual Primrose Hill taverna. I couldn't help noticing how good the service was, although it was very discreet.

D
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Odettes is such a lovely understated restaurant
I’m in the food industry so can be very critical with the quality of food
But they deliver on all counts

OT
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Service was excellent. Food was well presented and very tasty only let down by watery cabbage which was available as an extra side dish. However this didn't detract from what was a very pleasing Sunday lunch. They also gave us a little something for my birthday. Will definitely be returning in the near future.

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was Just Pert from start to finish. Many many thanks

F
London
16 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

I have visited Odette's many times and it has been consistently excellent: this time I invited friends to lunch on Sunday and I was disappointed by the quality of the food. We ordered their Sunday lunch set lunch: my pumpkin soup was beautifully silky smooth and delicious; the roast beef main was tough although the trimmings and gravy were nice; my souffle desert was probably slightly overcooked as it was dry....I didn't send anything back, or say anything at the time as I was with guests... on past experience I shall give the restaurant one more try as chef might have been having a bad day at the office.

RS
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

As always the food was of the highest quality and the service discreet and perfectly timed. It was unfortunate that at the table next to us were too people more interested in consuming one another than in the food and the sight and sound of their kissing was appalling

m
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Super delicious food from a ‘naughty’ chef. Service was excellent. We were in the downstairs room that was pleasant enough but the street level room looked preferable.
All in all however an great restaurant and we will be visiting again.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Had the 3 course lunch menu for £20. Very good value, include a small snack & bread to start & a little sweet jelly to finish. Main was on the small side but given the cost it’s understandable & I certainly didn’t leave hungry. Lovely beetroot starter & creme caramel dessert (highlight), braised beef was slightly dry.

Excellent service, lovely restaurant.

PJ
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

Great food, service and location. Venue was a little cold, draughty and lacking in atmosphere. It was our first time and so we didn’t know the restaurant lay out. We were told that “the library was full” so were sat at the front of the restaurant, alone, by the cold window and subjected to the icy wind every time the door opened. Food quality, and knowing now to ask in advance about seating, means we’d return.

J
London
21 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have not been to Odette's for many years, and now realise that I have been really missing out. From the moment (group of 5) walked into the restaurant we received impeccable service.
Knowledgeable staff who went out of their way to make sure our dining experience comfortable, memorable and made us leaving with a dining experience that you would have to tell others about. I have not been to many restaurants in London where you actually could not find anything to complain about - usually the noise levels are too high to enjoy any type of conversation, or the tables are too close , etc... but not at Odette's.
We sat in the split level area with a table on its own - WONDERFUL ! - and we still felt part of the restaurant, but the intimacy was so nice. Noise levels in the rest of the restaurant allowed you to be able to speak to others on your table with some very subtle background music playing... feel relaxed and enjoy your meal. I am a vegetarian and I had the vegetarian options from the set menu. 2 others from my group opted for the same thing once they heard what it was...
Starter - butternut squash velouté, slow cooked egg, rocket pesto, sage scone - and give it 10/10 . Gnocchi, for main and the amazing pineapple tartin - 5 stars. The dessert was so delicious I asked if I could have another!! - there was 1 left :-) .
Cooking from seasonal vegetables is something that makes so much sense and the flavours were mouth watering. We also ordered the fish and the risotto. No complaints - just praise.
We never felt rushed... so much so that we did not realise that we were the only ones left in the restaurant!! and it was 11:30 pm... Apologies and thank you for being so accommodating.

I am definitely going back before Christmas or early in the New Year.
See you soon.

J
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely beautiful lunch, amazing food, a gorgeous venue and friendly - but not overly-friendly staff, and would go again in a heartbeat.

A
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed it. Most delightful attentive yet unobtrusive service, accommodating and cozy. Just a gem and would return in a heartbeat

GG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We went on a Tuesday night and it was quite quiet in the restaurant, which was fine for us but slightly lacked atmosphere.

We both thought the food and the service were excellent. It is a really great, neighbourhood restaurant.

It is probably the best restaurant in Camden/Primrse Hill/Hampstead in terms of the food.

HK
London
12 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was amazing. All 6 of us enjoyed each course. The only negative was the wine. We ordered a bottle of Gavi only to be told that they only had one bottle. For our second bottle we ordered a Petti Chablis and when we tried to order a third they didn’t have any cold ones. Not really what you would expect from a restaurant on a Friday evening.

B
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Really excellent and imaginative dishes. A bit pricey for what it offers.

F
Melbourne / VIC
9 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

LOVED our lunch here! Lovely staff, gorgeous food - the set menu is also great value. Will definitely be back!

l
London
7 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Still my favourite restaurant in London.

We went for their 11 year anniversary set menu lunch on Saturday 12th October 2019. It was delicious, as expected, and such great value (as it always is anyway) but this offer meant it was 2 courses for £11, or three courses for £16. The pudding we had (chocolate mousse with raspberries and stout cake) was out of this world.

The staff are always lovely, and it's such a great little spot.

Highly recommend!

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

It was my husbands birthday so a special occasion. The food was beautifully presented but somewhat lacked flavour. Rather disappointing for the price.

l
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The only negative was the table was diagonal from the doorway so there was a cold draft each time the door was open which was often.
We will go again but will request a table away from the door.

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was an outstanding dining experience