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

With over 20 years' experience working in London's top restaurants such as Le Gavroche, The Restaurant Marco Pierre White and The Square, where he was trained in classic French cuisine by Marco Pierre White, Phillip Howard and The Roux brothers, the US-born, UK-raised chef Jun Tanaka has become a household name in the restaurant industry as well as a recognised face on television.

Piotr Maruszczak - Restaurant Manager

Originally from Poland, Piotr began his career within the hospitality industry when he moved to London in 2006. He started his journey in Jumeirah Carlton Tower where he worked as Commis Waiter. In 2011 he joined Pearl where he worked with Jun Tanaka for the first time. He expanded his hospitality experience in Renaissance Hotel and Lutyens Restaurant. In 2015 Piotr joined the Ninth team as Assistant Manager and contributed towards successful opening. Piotr was promoted to the Manager role in April 2018.


"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

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