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100 Strand, London, WC2R 0EW +44 2081281634

(((() British
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

Very traditional

Stephen Walker 12 January 2017
from Harrogate

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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

Contact +44 2078369112
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Customer reviews for Simpson's-in-the-Strand

4.4 (((() (based on 275 reviews)
89% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (173)
  • lunch (152)
  • luxury (92)
  • business (85)
  • romantic (60)
  • private dining (50)
  • value (45)
  • large parties (31)
  • breakfast (27)
  • afternoon tea (24)
  • entertainment (13)
  • child friendly (6)
  • trendy (3)
  • views (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • ((((( 19 January 2017 by David Yeadon from Epping Forest District

    Overall very good. Excellent ambiance, very good food and service.

  • ((((( 18 January 2017 by David Phillips from London

    Excellent lunch and venue. One of the top venues in London.

  • ((((* 18 January 2017 by Barry Beasley from Upminster

    Excellent Restuarant Good Ambience

  • ((((( 18 January 2017 by Samantha O'riordan from London

    The staff were all very friendly & made you feel welcome. We went there for a birthday and the waiter added a candle to the dessert with happy birthday written on the plate. The decor was outstanding. Food was amazing and cooked to perfection, portion size was perfect. It little touches like this that made the evening even more special.

  • ((((* 16 January 2017 by Richard Henry from Eastbourne

    Excellent food, especially the meat, for which they are famous. The service was good, but hopelessly slow. I kept telling them that we were going to the theatre, but they did not seem to be anyone in charge. However, it is still a great dining experience.

  • ((((( 15 January 2017 by Anne Pearse from London

    Very enjoyable experience - cosy self-contained booth for four of us, comfortable seating, not noisy, attentive service, mouth-watering food (all courses) and a very welcome glass of prosecco included in the deal.

  • ((((* 15 January 2017 by Kathy Cunnold from London

    The setting is lovely and it was so nice not to be rushed. However, it would be nice if the meals were served correctly without reaching across the diners.

  • (((** 14 January 2017 by Carl from London

    Lovely setting although was almost empty when we arrived for our booking at 2pm. Not sure why there was no availability earlier on the Bookatable site?
    Great value with the Star deal. Choices good but the roast of the day had been too long in the trolley as was rather overdone. Service veered between the very rushed and inattentive so not very good. Hence rating only 3 stars.

  • ((((* 14 January 2017 by Tom Fronth-mathisen from Aandalsnes

    Very good food. Service a little lower thank normal. Very surprising that we could not get a reservation until 1430 As there were few people in the restaurant when we arrived at 1420..

  • ((((* 14 January 2017 by Betty Obrien from Essex

    Could not fault the food and service

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