Review on Otto's

Otto's is a traditional French restaurant tucked away on Grays Inn Road in central London, a short walk from Chancery Lane tube. Behind the unassuming exterior you will find a restaurant full of old world charm, an eclectic décor featuring a treasure chest of curios, with colourful pictures of Jackie Onassis and black and white prints of Marilyn Monroe adorning the walls. Tables are laid with crisp white linen and well spaced for intimate dining.

The kitchen employs fresh first-class ingredients for a menu dedicated to classical French dishes. Witness, Canard de Rouen a la Presse, probably one of the most famous and complex classical French dishes developed in the 19th Century at the Tour d'Argent restaurant in Paris, where the breast and leg is served in two courses for two people. Elsewhere on the carte look for starters that include Escargots à la Bourguignonne au Jambon, six snails in parsley, garlic butter and crispy ham or foie gras terrine, apricot and ginger compote served with walnut and corn bread. Main courses pick up the theme with roast saddle of rabbit with Spring cabbage, Jersey Royals, pancetta and mustard sauce or filleted John Dory, Provencal vegetables, crushed potato with basil. Bringing up the rear are traditional desserts in the shape of vanilla crème brûlée or profiteroles with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce.

Otto's has an extensive wine list, bringing together with some great wines from around the globe, with many offerings available by the glass and half bottle, and with a fixed mark-up they offer excellent value. The restaurant has a charming quiet ambience with impeccable service from the French waiters.

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Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm Mon-Fri
Dinner: 6.00 - 10.00pm Mon-Sat

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Facilities at Otto's

  • Pre theater meals
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties


182 Grays Inn Road
Central London

Nearest tube station: Chancery Lane

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