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100 Strand, London, WC2R 0EW +44 2081281634

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Main course: £25
Food spend: £50
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 07:15 - 10:30, 12:00 - 14:45 & 17:00 - 22:30
Saturday: 12:00 - 14:45 & 17:00 - 22:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 21:00

A great meal and great service in unique surroundings as usual. Happily found it to be as good as I remember it from our last visist.

Stephen King 23 March 2017
from London

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A bastion of British cuisine since 1828, Simpson’s-in-the-Strand presents classic fine-dining in an iconic setting. Originally a chess club and coffee house, Simpson’s now boasts an elegant dining hall bedecked with glittering chandeliers and corniced mahogany walls.

The Simpson’s-in-the-Strand menu is a nostalgic ‘bill of fare’, incorporating seasonal British ingredients into signature dishes like the lobster soup, and an Anglo-Indian spiced lamb shank with braised kidney beans and spinach. Roasts are carved at the table on antique silver-domed trolleys by skilled ‘Master Carvers’, for an air of restaurant theatre.

An exquisite wine list at the Simpson’s restaurant on the Strand features picks from France and the New World, while decadent chocolate panna cotta is an indulgent way to conclude proceedings at Simpson’s spectacular Grand Divan dining room. Former guests in this prodigious space include Vincent van Gogh, Charles Dickens and William Gladstone.

The restaurant at Simpson’s-in-the-Strand in London is accompanied by the luxurious art deco Knight’s Bar, which serves modern and classic cocktails, alongside light bar food. Covent Garden Tube Station is a 6-minute walk away.


100 Strand, London, WC2R 0EW

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Customer reviews for Simpson's-in-the-Strand

4.4 (((() (based on 360 reviews)
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  • ((((( 26 March 2017 by Sharon Exley from London

    Food was fantastic, best roast beef I have ever had! Very large portions classic veg nice and simple not overcomplicated. Was too full for dessert bit couldn't resist Peanut butter parfait... Was not disappointed. Overall great dining experience very relaxed beautiful surroundings, such history all around you it feels special to be there.

  • ((((( 23 March 2017 by Stephen King from London

    A great meal and great service in unique surroundings as usual. Happily found it to be as good as I remember it from our last visist.

  • (((** 19 March 2017 by Phil Cowley from London

    Great experience. Disappointed in poor dress standard of some diners-jeans & trainers unbecoming in such a lovely traditional dining room.

    Staff were inefficient-same waiter should be assigned for the duration of the meal. We had 6 different people attending us at different stages of the evening.

    Wine overly expensive.

    Very good all in all.

  • ((((* 16 March 2017 by PHB from London

    if you want a traditional meal in a classic dining room you cannot go wrong with Simpson's. The roasts carved at the table are particularly good and the Bookatable deal excellent..

  • ((((( 16 March 2017 by Maureen Thompson from York

    Excellent service and generous portions of food Very good value for money

  • ((((( 15 March 2017 by Ian Mayers from Swanscombe

    Warmly welcomed, went up to the bar first, nice and comfy then down for a lunch special at £30 each. The service was great not intrusive but attentive, a reasonable amount of time to look at the menu also to the starter arriving and between courses. There is a extensive wine list to complement the meal. The restaurant is a large square room with dark panelled wood walls, large windows with heavy nets, so not to bright. The food was excellent with the beef carved at the table lovely horseradish will certainly be returning.

  • ((((( 14 March 2017 by John Brown from Medway

    We brought our friends here who were visiting from Stockholm, Sweden. They had always wanted to dine at Simpson's in the Strand and as we were sent an offer from Bookatable we thought we would use this as an opportunity to visit the restaurant. The staff were very friendly, courteous and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble.
    Varied menu with four choices for each course and a glass of proseco included in the deal. We were not rushed in any way and will definately visit again. A very enjoyable evening was had by all.

  • ((*** 13 March 2017 by Niki Hutchinson from London

    Disappointing experience. Overpriced (even for the £30 for 3 course deal, but there was an extra £9.50 added in for the beef which I wish I hadn't bothered) and poor quality food - bland chicken liver pate; tasteless rib of beef with rock hard roast potatoes, raw Yorkshire pudding and watery gravy - possibly the worst roast dinner I've had in a long time; dessert was ok. The restaurant itself has seen better days - shabby and in need of a little love and attention. All in all extremely poor and unfortunately cannot recommend!

  • (**** 13 March 2017 by Brenda from Maidenhead

    Poor. Not worth the cost.
    Service: shown to table chair not pulled out.
    Napkin not placed on lap.
    Service incredibly slow (it did not matter to us otherwise would have said something)
    Not asked at all if meal was OK.
    Table not cleared of breadcrumbs.
    Food disappointing - we both had roast of the day, lamb which was not particularly tasty nor tender.
    Poor vegetable accompaniment -roast potatoes and not very freshly cooked cabbage. Would have expected better selection to have been included.
    Mistake on bill which when queried was corrected - just as well we checked it!

    Glass of Prosecco was very good.

    But overall disappointing so could not recommend.

  • ((((( 13 March 2017 by Yiota Panayi davis from London

    Absolutely wonderful, the ambience, service, food. The bar was also worth a visit, just lovely.

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