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Smollensky's - Strand

105 The Strand, 105-109 Norman House, London, WC2R 0AA 0203 641 7553

((()* International
Main course: £13
Food spend: £20
Opening hours
Monday & Tuesday: 12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday & Thursday: 12:00 - 00:30
Friday & Saturday: 12:00 - 01:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:00

Steaks were delicious

Suzie Martin 28 November 2016
from London

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A London institution for over 20 years, Smollenskys on the Strand is situated in the heart of the West End. The cosmopolitan dining room features expansive floor-to-ceiling windows and a chic bar.

Serving a refined selection of American and international dishes, the Smollensky’s menu offers hearty steaks and burgers, as well as carefully crafted signature main courses. Lighter bites include salt and pepper calamari, and flame-grilled chicken and chorizo skewers, whilst richer flavours at Smollensky’s Strand include Cajun jambalaya with broiled crayfish with a Creole-spiced sauce.

Twinned with a lively bar, Smollensky’s London serves a stellar selection of drinks, including premium cocktails and fine wines. Family-friendly Smollensky’s restaurant also serves a fun kid’s menu.

Smollensky’s restaurant is a few minutes’ walk from Covent Garden, Charing Cross and Holborn Tube Stations. Somerset House, the London Transport Museum and The Royal Opera House are all around the corner.

Smollensky's - Strand

105 The Strand, 105-109 Norman House, London, WC2R 0AA

Contact +44 2074972101
Reservations 0203 641 7553

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Customer reviews for Smollensky's - Strand

3.3 ((()* (based on 78 reviews)
64% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (40)
  • large parties (32)
  • child friendly (19)
  • lunch (16)
  • romantic (15)
  • trendy (14)
  • value (13)
  • business (11)
  • entertainment (11)
  • luxury (7)
  • private dining (3)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • breakfast (2)
  • al fresco (1)
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  • ((((* 28 November 2016 by Suzie Martin from London

    Steaks were delicious

  • ((*** 26 November 2016 by Charlotte Ould from London

    Poor service. Inadequate drinks. Incomplete drinks order. Food was cold.

  • ((*** 23 November 2016 by Lynda Ware from Oxford

    We enjoyed the food but the experience was spoiled by poor service. We were 'forgotten' and finally were taken to our table 1/2 hour after our booking time. We had to ask several times for dinner drinks to be brought. We had no water as requested.

  • ((*** 22 October 2016 by Mark from London

    The restaurant was almost deserted, leading to a complete lack of atmosphere. Service was dire - there was hardly anyone in the restaurant yet had to wait about 20 mins for our first drinks - seemingly the waiter forgot about us. There was a man playing the piano, but this didn't add anything to the overall ambience of the place - indeed, I would suggest the piano should be'dampened' slightly as it was over powering given how quiet the place was. There's a happy hour for cocktails - which we were informed of when we were leaving at the end of the evening! The young waiter lacked experience, and his dress code was somewhat unkempt. Overall extremely disappointed.

  • ((((( 10 October 2016 by Katherine Fitzsimons from Hillington

    We had a very enjoyable, early evening meal. The food was tasty and good value. The service was speedy and all the staff were polite and helpful, despite being very busy. The background music was excellent. Also, the location is very handy.

  • ((*** 3 September 2016 by Gary Etchell from London

    Bit disappointed. Food was good, but the service was awful. Staff didn't seem to have any idea about what was going on - was asked what we wanted for dessert before we were served our main course. One waiter, who turned out to be the manager had not heard of the menu we were ordering from. Ordered peanut butter cheesecake, which turned into a vanilla cheesecake, when queried, was told they had run out of the peanut butter cheesecake, but no- one bothered to tell us. Problem with the bill. Had taken advantage of the 2 for 1 happy hour offer at the bar. Bar staff said that they would add this to our food bill. When final bill arrived was told you can't have two offers on the same bill, then was told the cocktails we ordered and served were not part of the happy hour offer. This was rectified, but another example of the total shambles we experienced.

  • ((*** 3 September 2016 by Peter Evans from Reigate

    Quiet at 12.30 lunchtime Wedbesday. Taste Card can be used - one between 2 people.
    Best food - half chicken.
    Pulled pork burger was lukewarm - not pleasant.
    Banoffer pie - meagre on banana and toffee but pleasant cream!

  • ((((( 26 August 2016 by Mary Comber from London

    Excellent food and service, can't praise enough

  • (((** 13 August 2016 by Nick Parish from London

    Restaurant is youth orientated - loud rock music Playing . Food OK - simple burgers etc.

  • ((((( 13 August 2016 by Florence Bassett from Portsmouth

    The flat iron steak was to die for, the service was quick, overall a very good experience

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