Kettner's Townhouse

The restaurant and champagne bar, founded in 1867 by Auguste Kettner, a former chef to Napoleon III, has been restored to its former glory by the Soho House group.

Kettner's Townhouse is a 33-bedroom hotel, restaurant and (late night) Champagne bar - in a historic Georgian building in London's Soho, all are fully open to the public. The project has involved the meticulous restoration of this historic site including the restoration of Soho’s iconic dining spot to its former grandeur and adding a contemporary architectural pavilion in the site’s central courtyard. 

Kettner's is one of London's oldest restaurants. It was opened in 1876 by Auguste Kettner, chef to Napoleon III and was, in its time, frequented by many of the great and the good, including Oscar Wilde, Edward VII, Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie. Thought to be one of London’s original French restaurants expect the restored dining rooms to serve up classic French cuisine using locally sourced ingredients from the UK and feature dishes made using site-specific historical recipes. 

The bedrooms have been individually designed and feature original Georgian timber floorboards, antique fireplaces and a mix of new furniture and vintage pieces including Art Nouveau chandeliers. 



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