Odette’s in Primrose Hill is the very definition of a neighbourhood restaurant; it has consistently delivered meals that have kept the locals happy since it opened in 1978. It is still an acclaimed restaurant now owned by Welsh chef Bryn Williams, who took over the property in October 2008.
130 Regent's Park Road, Primrose Hill, London, NW1 8XL
020 7586 8569
Restaurant & Bar
Tues - Fri: 12pm - 2.30pm, 6pm - 10pm
Sat: 12pm - 3pm, 6pm - 10:30pm
Sun: 12pm - 3pm, 6pm - 9.30pm
Credit Cards Accepted
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All In London Review
Exquisite food and great value at Primrose Hill favourite
That’s life in P Hill, all celeb-spotting and deli-shopping on the villagey Regents Park Road, where a box of tissues will cost you three quid. There are only two restaurants on this road, Greek eatery Lemonia, and Odette’s, the Modern European restaurant that has had Welsh chef Bryn Williams at the helm since 2008. Odette’s is what you would call a neighbourhood restaurant, in so much as it’s been serving the locals with an unflinching reputation since 1978.
Set lunches are usually fantastic value; this rings true here, with two courses costing a mere £17 a head. Lamb’s tongues are beautifully soft, cut into thin, tender slices and served with potato, while the salmon ceviche is light and refreshing, with warm dashes of chilli and spring onion.
The main courses are equally dainty; a piece of roast cod flakes apart with ease, paired with slices of spicy chorizo which add flavour to white beans. The leg of rabbit is sublime, the meat falls off the bone, and the addition of couscous proves to be a surprisingly good match.
Add to that a carafe of Spanish white (a 2009 Duquesa de Valladolid Verdejo) for £18.50 and a bottle of water, and this exquisite meal from a very talented chef has only set us back £30 each.
Before leaving we spy the moody, dimly-lit bar downstairs, making a mental note to come back soon.
Reviewed by Leila
Published on May 31, 2012
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This neighbourhood restaurant has been going strong for over 30 years, and young Welsh chef Bryn Williams continues to enhance its reputation with his fantastic Modern European menu. The two course lunch has the incredible price tag of £13.