"Christmas we spent at Kettner's, eating goose in a private room"
Kettner's is a restaurant and champagne bar situated at 29 Romilly Street, Soho. It is within easy reach of numerous West End theatres, making it a popular venue for pre- and post- theatre dining.

Founded in 1867 by Auguste Kettner, chef to Napolean III, it has a long and colourful history; Oscar Wilde is said to have taken rent boys there, and its patrons have included King Edward VII, his mistress Lillie Langtry, Agatha Christie and Bing Crosby.

During the Victorian period, goose was the preferred choice for Christmas dinner in the south of England, whilst beef was the favourite up north; it was only towards the end of the 19th Century that turkey became popular.