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Average Price
££££ - Over £80
Cosy, Fine dining, Fun, Glamorous, Luxury, Quiet conversation, Romantic, Traditional
SquareMeal London Top 100
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions


Discover the most delicious and delicate of French cuisine at Otto's, an acclaimed London restaurant, consistently named among the UK's finest by discerning food journalists and critics. If you’re in search of a classic, elegant, and romantic French fine dining meal, then be sure to secure your reservation at this gem. Be delighted by the sophistication of superb lunches or intimate dinners, which are complemented by an exceptional international wine selection.

Found on Gray's Inn Road, Otto's has graced the culinary scene in the city for nine years, earning renown for its old school, traditional Gallic fine dining. Immerse yourself in friendly service, exquisite wines, and a modern way of dining on classical French cuisine, all crafted from the freshest seasonal produce. Otto's French Restaurant also proudly received a nomination in the prestigious World Restaurant Awards, further attesting to its distinction and culinary excellence.

Start your delicious French meal at Otto’s with the salad de coeur de laitue et mâche, a refreshing blend of lettuce heart, or savor the sauteed shelled king prawns accompanied by avocado and beetroot salad. Delight in the French black pudding, an incredible fusion of apple, smoked Morteau sausage, pea puree, and truffle sauce. For the main course, enjoy the roast boned Anjou squab pigeon with girolle mushrooms, red cabbage, and game jus, or enjoy the handmade agnolotti and porcini mushroom pasta featuring girolles and spinach.

If you’re feeling particularly fancy, opt for some extra opulence with the canard à la presse, offering pressed duck, or opt for the lobster or chicken versions for two guests to share in the ultimate feast of indulgence. You’ll always leave Otto’s feeling satisfied that you’ve enjoyed a delicious, authentic French meal.


Is there a dress code?

No, there is no dress code.

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Do I need to book?

Yes. Parties of up to six people can book via the booking widget on the page, but larger parties will need to book over the phone.

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182 Gray's Inn Road, Clerkenwell, London, WC1X 8EW

020 7713 0107 020 7713 0107


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 12:00-14:30
Thu 12:00-14:30
Fri 12:00-14:30
Sat Closed
Sun Closed
Mon Closed
Tue 18:00-22:00
Wed 18:00-22:00
Thu 18:00-22:00
Fri 18:00-22:00
Sat 18:00-22:00
Sun Closed


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14 Reviews 

Daniel E

27 December 2022  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Great menu, lovely ambience and Otto is the best maître d in town.

Sue H

23 November 2022  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Very good food and excellent reasonably priced wine list. 


02 June 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
True Hidden Gem

A real French restaurant! Hidden gem. Wonderful food and service. Loved the eclectic decor. Would recommend for a date night or romantic evening. I went for a business lunch and it was delicious but it's more of a place to lounge and savor the food. 

Andrew G

08 July 2019  
Wonderfully authentic French cuisine.

Adam L

27 June 2018  
Visited for first time this year and it's simply stunning.

Matthew F

28 May 2017  
Duck dress, lobster press, incredible wine list and Otto the best proprietor in the biz.

Sue H

09 May 2017  
Excellent and well priced wine list, attentive service, and good food in a quirky setting. The food never disappoints, and the pressed duck (needs to be pre-ordered) is a piece of pure theatre.

Sue H

16 May 2016  
Quirky decor. Wonderful food, and service. Foie gras a speciality.

Peter W

21 February 2016  
Food & Drink 4
Service 5
Atmosphere 2.5
Value 3
Lacking atmosphere
Our reservation on a Saturday evening normally a busy time for quality restaurants proved to be a delight for the 6 members of staff on the floor looking a tad bored. We were 2 of 15 other diners, not a lot of conversation or the normal buzz one would expect. All of the above aside and we should talk food and drink, limited menu with very good wine list with a small selection of 1/2 bottles, very good for those wanting to try 2 or 3 different wines with a very well presented French meal. Unfortunately, not a fantastic meal, but a reasonable meal. 7.1/2 - 10

Lucy H

27 January 2016  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
A real gem!
Really enjoyed Otto's, food and service was excellent, a real find I will definitely be back! A really good French treasure.
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