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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

We went to Simpsons for pre-theatre dinner and were very impressed with the service and the food. Classically English vintage style. Beautiful wood panelled dining room. Recommend the rib of beef. We shall definitely go again.

Eileen Carney-jones 06 October 2016
from Twickenham

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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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4.4 (((() (based on 213 reviews)
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  • lunch (116)
  • luxury (72)
  • business (67)
  • romantic (53)
  • private dining (42)
  • value (35)
  • large parties (28)
  • breakfast (22)
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  • ((((* by from Bassano

    Very nice dinner. Roast-beef well cooked , good wine!!

  • ((((( by from Milton Keynes

    Great ambience and excellent service.
    The beef was amazing.
    The whole place just oozed history.

  • ((((( by from Billericay

    A truly lovel experience for we two.Food well presented, and all staff polite attentive, and got us out to see Petula Clark at Drury Lane Sunday 3 evening on time .
    Lovely ambience in Simpsons, and roast lamb succulent. What a great deal for 3 courses and glass wine at £30, bravo, to Management.
    Will tell friends go and sample the quality food.
    Long time since we have been so pleased with London restaurants. Only The Goring matches it.
    White linen table cloths and napkins, bliss old school charm thrown in no extra charge!!
    Congratulations Simpsons.
    Pat and John, dined at

  • ((((( by from Hornchurch

    Atmosphere was fantastic. Service and food excellent

  • ((((( by from Brentwood

    The restaurant, with it's wood panelling is absolutely beautiful. The staff were very welcoming and attentive. The food was delicious. The fish cake starter and roast beef main were very tasty!! I booked the fixed price menu which was £30 for 3 courses and a glass of wine, excellent value for money.

  • ((((( by from Edinburgh

    Fab meat fest lunch of very high quality

  • ((((( by from Essex

    simpsons was everything i expected good service, excellent food and wine. The decor was wonderful. Its a must do for everyone

  • ((((( by from London

    Wonderful food
    Lovely ambience
    Excellent and polite service

  • ((*** by from Oxford

    Booked for a birthday brunch online at 10.30am. Arrived to be told the kitchen closes soon! I explained that we were there for brunch to start 70th birthday celebrations for my husband and wanted to linger a little more than five minutes. We were then told they don't do brunch and we were very late for breakfast. The gentleman was very offhand and rude. Why did the online booking service let me book for 10.30 without a note of some sort explaining we would have to be out so quickly and the kitchen would be closed minutes after arrival? As this had been planned and greatly anticipated for a long while we decided to stay. The only friendly person was the lovely waitress who tried hard to make up for the rudeness of the gentleman. We ordered our breakfasts: two eggs bendict, one scrambled eggs and smoked salmon and one full English. The food was barely warm and totally average. The toast was cold too. The coffee was nice though. When we paid our bill was £89. We have been to Simpson many times over the years for dinner which has always been wonderful. This meal, however, wad a disgrace and we will definitely think twice before going back for any sort of meal. It was certainly not the experience we expected as such a great institution. The restaurant should make the final 'breakfast' booking at 10am and not five minutes before closing.

  • ((((( by from London

    A very enjoyable evening with great food in a wonderful setting

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