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.
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, 29 Romilly Street, London WlD 5HP, 020 7734 5650, kettnerstownhouse.com
Take it home
Sumptuous pieces to emulate the hotel’s warm, relaxed style.
Photography/ Simon Brown