RestaurantsLondonPrimrose HillNW1

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Summary

£83
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Chef-patron Bryn Williams produces a “small and well-executed menu” showcasing north Wales at this high-quality local in lovely Primrose Hill, which he’s owned for over 15 years now. But while it still attracts many favourable reviews, the magical atmosphere that was a hallmark of its original incarnation (it was founded nearly 50 years ago) has “faded” in more recent times.

Summary

£82
 ££££
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This classy north London institution in the heart of pretty Primrose Hill “never disappoints and is really good value” under renowned chef-patron Bryn Williams, who has been in charge for the last 15 of its 45 years, and whose family farm in Wales supplies the kitchen (including with “excellent, tender beef”). It’s the venue of choice for locals with something to celebrate – while many from further afield just “love Sunday lunch at Odette’s, sitting outside on a sunny day”.

Summary

£77
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This Primrose Hill veteran of 40-plus years may not be “revolutionary”, but it is much more than a “reliable and friendly neighbourhood local” under acclaimed chef-patron Bryn Williams, the owner for almost 15 years. Strengths include the “reinstated tasting menu”, a list full of “intriguing wines”, and excellent ingredients that include produce from the Williams family farm in Wales. Service is “friendly and attentive”, and it offers “excellent value for money”.

Summary

£62
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “smart” Primrose Hill veteran of 40-odd years is “a most likeable place enhanced by the patina of time, and combined with inventive high-end cooking” from chef Bryn Williams, who has owned it for the past decade. It’s “always a treat” to taste the “beautiful ingredients”, which include produce from the Williams family farm in Wales; although the patron’s tilt towards a Welsh and Irish heritage means it’s “tempting here to overdo the carbs, cream and calories: Irish soda bread, cheesy choux nibbles, creamy tarts and caramel-sauced soufflés to name but a few…”

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130 Regents Park Road, London, NW1 8XL

Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
Yes
20, 10, 6
No dress code
70
Yes

Odette’s Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Odette’s Restaurant in NW1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Odette’s restaurant.
Jeremy B
Nice meal spoiled by a very noisy party of ...
Reviewed 17 days ago

"Nice meal spoiled by a very noisy party of 6 sat next to us."

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Ronald J
Sunday lunch 6 months since our last meal h...
Reviewed 5 months, 4 days ago

"Sunday lunch 6 months since our last meal here. This time we each had a main course. Four had roast beef and one had pork all at £30. We all enjoyed our main course. The beef, yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes, carrot and a lovely half onion were very good. For me, the gravy could have been slightly thicker but it was still tasty. We shared the Jaffa cake dessert and it was lovely. We did not need a whole one each. We had one bottle of house red at £30 which was quite good. The food included for each of us a lovely large mouthful of light pastry with French cheese plus home made bread that was great. The bill with service was £93 for two. The service was very good. The cooking here is of a high standard."

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Andrew D
Really disappointing. We went for a family ...
Reviewed 8 months, 17 days ago

"Really disappointing. We went for a family lunch. The portions were very small, and the food was, at best, bland, and distinctly twee. My main consisted of a very small piece of hake (which was very good), an 1/8th of a fennel bulb, a soupspoon of celeriac puree and 6 rounds of courgette. On a Sunday, one expects average/standard, but this was really not good enough. Nor was it cheap. It wasn't very full!"

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Jeremy B
Always a good experience...
Reviewed 9 months, 8 days ago

"Always a good experience"

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Ronald J
Excellent in all respects. Al la carte was ...
Reviewed 10 months, 29 days ago

"Excellent in all respects. Al la carte was £90 a head including service."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £28.00 £33.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 85.00 Always available 8
Menu2 65.00 Always available 3

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£16.00 £29.50 £14.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £28.00
Filter Coffee £0.00
Extras  
Service 13.50%
130 Regents Park Road, London, NW1 8XL
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Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday6 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Sunday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑8:30 pm

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