We love: Kettner’s Townhouse

With rich interiors offering respite from the bustle of London's Soho, this newly reopened Georgian property pays homage to its fascinating history.

Established in 1867 by Auguste Kettner, rumoured to have been chef to Napoleon III, Kettner’s was one of the finest restaurants in London to serve French food. Now this historic townhouse is celebrating a new chapter, with a restaurant, Champagne bar and 33 guest bedrooms in the relaxed, elegant style for which the Soho House group is known. Ascend the 18th-century spiral staircase to find individually designed bedrooms in French boudoir style, where original timber floors and fireplaces mix with chandeliers, antique basins and luxurious velvet sofas to provide a welcome haven in the heart of the capital.

Kettner's Townhouse

Need to know

– Joining Dean Street Town house, this is the second Soho House standalone hotel and restaurant.
– Rooms start at £225 a night.
– Enjoy a meal in the restaurant or a drink in the atmospheric Champagne Bar.
– Original artwork is inspired by Kettner’s reputation for liaisons and affairs.
– Kettner’s Townhouse, 29 Romilly Street, London W1D 5HP, 020 7734 5650, kettnerstownhouse.com.

Kettner's Townhouse

Kettner’s Townhouse, 29 Romilly Street, London WlD 5HP, 020 7734 5650, kettnerstownhouse.com

Take it home

Sumptuous pieces to emulate the hotel’s warm, relaxed style.

Kettner's Townhouse

Morris Seaweed wallpaper in Silver, £68 a roll, Morris & Co at Style Library, 020 345 5862, stylelibrary.com/morris&co.

Kettner's Townhouse

La Merce cushions, 52cm sq, £165, Soho Home, 020 3819 8199, sohohome.com.

Kettner's Townhouse

Isla love seating Ganges Roosevelt velvet, H92xW135xD104cm, £1,520, Sofa.com, 0345 400 2222, Sofa.com.

Kettner's townhouse

Bishkek Turkish-design rug, wool, 244x305cm, £1,535, Oka, 0333 004 2042, oka.com.

Kettner's Townhouse

Leila wall light in aged brass, H19 x D17cm x D17cm, £678; Gathered shade, £82.80, both Balineum, 020 7431 9364, balineum.co.uk.

Photography/ Simon Brown