StyleNest took a warm summer evening stroll across Soho to Kettner’s, sampling their delicious dinner menu.
Crammed with history and stylish charm, Kettner’s was originally opened as a restaurant in 1867 by Auguste Kettner (chef to Napoleon, no less). Visiting the bar area of Kettner’s for their signature cocktails last year, we were keen to return to explore the restaurant. Loving the grand and bubbly atmosphere, a visit to Kettner’s is an enjoyable way to spend an evening.
Shown to our table through the bustling restaurant, there was an air of statement Soho excitement to the night. Busy and brimming with chic guests, our table gave us a view onto the street, which was great for a spot of Soho people watching. Peeking onto pre and post theatre go-ers, plus general evening revellers, our perch highlighted the perfect location of the restaurant.
To start with, I tucked into Baked Goat’s Cheese, Beetroot Carpaccio & Walnut Dressing whilst the Mr went for Cumberland Black Comb Air-Dried Ham, Celeriac & Apple Remoulade. Both enjoying the delicious starters, we also plumped for a bottle of house red. I particularly liked the zingy taste of the goat’s cheese and beetroot blend, leaving me wanting more of this yummy dish. Stunning flavours were the order of the day, as we also discovered with the main courses.
Both choosing Beef Bourguignon with Creamed Parsley Mash, we devoured the dish with delight. Filling comfort food, the yummy creamy Parsley mash was a perfect accompaniment to the Beef Bourguignon. The beef was tender and tasty, and its sauce packed a succulent punch. Simple, yet sophisticated, this is our kind of dish.
Struggling to find room for dessert, reluctantly we had to pass just this once. Although, should we return; Kettner’s delicious starters and mains would surely set the precedent for dessert.