The Ninth

The Ninth Story

The Ninth is a neighbourhood French restaurant located on Charlotte Street - home to some of the best restaurants in Fitzrovia. Jun Tanaka’s first solo venture focuses on simple yet refined Mediterranean-style cooking and the best seasonal ingredients.

While all our dishes are designed for sharing, there’s absolutely no pressure for our guests to do so. The Ninth’s specialities include raw and cured dishes, chargrilled meat and fish, as well as beautiful vegetarian dishes that showcase the finest seasonal produce.

Jun Tanaka - Chef Owner

Jun has over 30 years' experience working in London’s most iconicrestaurants such as Le Gavroche, The Restaurant Marco Pierre White and The Square. He opened The Ninth in 2015 and was awarded a Michelin star in 2017. His proudest achievement to date is that The Ninth has been ranked in the Top 30 best places to work in hospitality for the past three years.

Filippo Alessandri – Head Chef

Filippo began his culinary journey at Osteria Rosso di Sera in Lake Maggiore in Italy. His first position in London was at the Michelin starred Goring hotel. He joined the team at The Ninth in 2017 as a Chef de partie then left after two years to help with the opening of Salisterra at The Upper House in Hong Kong. He came back to The Ninth as head chef in June 2022.


"For great food, service, price and surroundings, Jun Tanaka’s latest venture – his ninth – ticks every box."

Jay Rayner

"Some of the best food I’ve eaten this year."

Grace Dent

"It’s great food. As I came out into Charlotte Street, my heart sang,"

David Baddiel

"The standout dish – the Eagle of the Ninth, as it were – was crispy red mullet with pickled carrot and shallot."

Keith Miller

"The food at The Ninth cannot be faulted."

Tim Hayward

This is the kind of food we like to eat: Simple but thoughtful; light without lacking flavour; attractively plated without fuss.

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