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Simpson's-in-the-Strand

100 Strand, London, WC2R 0EW +44 2081281634

(((() British
Average
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 booked a table for my Mother's birthday and were not disappointed, it was an excellent evening. The food is traditional British and everything we had was excellent, as was the service. It's not cheap but very good for a special occasion.

Nigel Webster 17 November 2016
from Hove

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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.

Simpson's-in-the-Strand

100 Strand, London, WC2R 0EW

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

4.4 (((() (based on 239 reviews)
89% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (150)
  • lunch (127)
  • luxury (83)
  • business (73)
  • romantic (56)
  • private dining (45)
  • value (39)
  • large parties (28)
  • breakfast (26)
  • afternoon tea (20)
  • entertainment (10)
  • child friendly (5)
  • trendy (3)
  • views (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • ((*** 29 November 2016 by Christine Micallef from London

    The food was as delicious as you would expect from this London icon. However the service was abysmal. I arrived early for the booking and was seated at our table, but at no time was I asked if I would like a drink. When my friend arrived and we were finally asked for our order, I ordered a Martini but was not asked how I wanted it and someone else had to come and ask the relevant questions. We were only given the standard menu and had to ask if there was a lunch set menu. The person who served us had the air of someone who thought that they had much better things to do with their time than wait on tables.

  • (((** 29 November 2016 by John Steell from Purley

    Great atmosphere as ever. Service courteous and efficient. Overlong waits between courses fortunately not crucial on this occasion, but irritating nonetheless. Didn't feel the evening and food was value for money on this visit.

  • ((*** 22 November 2016 by Katelijne Vandeputte from Antwerp

    I was disappointed.I Wanted to show my daughter the beautiful traditional Simpsons,were I came often for the roast,the baron of beef ceremony,the atmosphere with my parents,long time ago.Now the room was cold,the breakfast as well,with a dried tomato and overpoached egg.
    Sad to see how tradition fades,glad to see Simpson still exists,or is it rather surviving?
    Probably lunch or dinner might be a better option.As the dining room was nearly empty,I suppose other people feel the same about breakfast.
    Nostalgia,not really a motivator to go back.

  • ((((( 17 November 2016 by Nigel Webster from Hove

    We booked a table for my Mother's birthday and were not disappointed, it was an excellent evening. The food is traditional British and everything we had was excellent, as was the service. It's not cheap but very good for a special occasion.

  • ((((* 15 November 2016 by Christopher Oliver from Newbury

    The food was very good but not the best. Likewise the service was good but not upto the standard that we expected.We asked the first waiter a question and he said he would find out but never did. The next waiter made no attempt at placing the napkin on our lap and when we finished our first course made no attempt to sweep up any crumbs.We got the feeling that we were on a "special Menu" when all the other diners seemed to be on the regular menu. Nice venue but the piano drowned out any conversation and next time we would ask for a table as far away as possible from it.Lastly the waiters kept moving tables around us which was a little off putting.

  • ((((( 14 November 2016 by Richard Hazell from Doncaster

    The dining room is sumptuous and exudes a sense of history and grandeur. The staff were friendly and attentive. I chose roast leg of lamb. This was tasty, well cooked and more than ample: well carved too. My wife chose the vegetarian dish and this was excellent. The cheeses were of good quality. There appeared to be a number of business lunches taking place so I would not recommend taking small children; also, if you are male, to wear a jacket and tie.

  • ((((( 12 November 2016 by Trevor O'hoy from Nottinghill

    The service and the theatre of presentation was excellent.

  • ((((( 11 November 2016 by Ann Johnson from Royal Borough of Greenwich

    Wonderful meal super service.
    Iconic British experience.
    Service was completely professional.
    The atmosphere in the Divan Restaurant was warm and friendly.
    A great lunch complementing a grand day out in London.

  • ((((( 11 November 2016 by Jenni Steer from London

    Thoroughly enjoyable experience. Food and service excellent.

  • ((((( 10 November 2016 by Roy Cromb from London

    Lovely meal in elegant, old-fashioned surroundings. Star Deal good value. Wines mostly expensive but house wine was good.

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