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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

Lovely food beautifully served. The ambience and atmosphere was wonderful

Colin Evans 17 February 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 324 reviews)
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  • luxury (106)
  • business (94)
  • romantic (68)
  • private dining (59)
  • value (52)
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  • afternoon tea (31)
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  • al fresco (1)
  • ((((( 19 February 2017 by Julie Capewell from London

    We had a great time - friendly and most efficient service and an excellent dinner with meat carved at the table.

  • ((((( 19 February 2017 by Yiota Panayi davis from London

    Excellent food, service and ambience.

  • ((((( 17 February 2017 by Colin Evans from London

    Lovely food beautifully served. The ambience and atmosphere was wonderful

  • ((((( 16 February 2017 by Marilyn Bowhill from London

    Great experience. All staff welcoming and attentive. Rib of beef excellent. Only negative the bar closed at 9 and we would have liked to have experienced it. Not sure if this is only on a Sunday.

  • ((((( 16 February 2017 by Sue Waghorn from Buckinghamshire

    Love the whole experience, including the dining booths! Staff are attentive, ambience superb and food amazing, with decent sized portions. Dudes are a bit on the expensive side though.

  • (((** 13 February 2017 by Marjory from London

    Enjoyable evening with good food and excellent service. The only drawback is the layout of tables which are very close together. We were a table of two but felt we were on a social table of six. Based on this would not recommend restaurant for a romantic dinner or if you wanted a quiet meal out.

  • ((((( 12 February 2017 by Michael Joseph from Blandford Forum

    I have dined at Simpsons all my life, and am pleased to say that the Roast Beeef is as good as ever.

  • ((((( 12 February 2017 by Ray Yamin from Isfield

    It starts with the arrival and the slow relaxed walk as your hosts guides you to your table.

    You feel important and every sense of being there supports this and rightly so.

    The wine lists beckons and tonight it has to be the Pinot noir a light fruity wine to go with the lamb.

    The silver service trolley glides into place and the chef with a mastery of the knife slices delicate strips onto your plate with a touch of gravy to finish.

    The vegetables are placed beside the plate perfectly presented and there we begin - what a fabulous evening spent in the company of my beautiful wife on her birthday.

  • ((((( 11 February 2017 by Linda Collins from Essex

    we really enjoyed the ambience of the restaurant and the food was excellent. It made a nice change to be in an old school restaurant with proper service and no loud music. I would definetly go back.

  • ((((( 10 February 2017 by Norman Coombe from London

    you eat in a grand panelled dining room. Staff are helpful and efficient. we paid a supplement for the rib of beef but it is worth it.

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