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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

We had a nice meal, reasonably priced for London - Jerry was our waiter and provided excellent service. CA little less ic e in the cocktails please.

Roy Croucher 26 January 2017
from Rochester

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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

3.2 (((** (based on 91 reviews)
60% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (47)
  • large parties (34)
  • lunch (20)
  • child friendly (19)
  • romantic (16)
  • value (16)
  • trendy (15)
  • business (11)
  • entertainment (11)
  • luxury (7)
  • private dining (5)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • breakfast (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • views (1)
  • (**** 16 February 2017 by MarK from London


  • (((** 16 February 2017 by Doreen Davey from London

    Well booked a table and still had to wait over half an hour to be seated the staff were run off their feet so i felt for them, overall the food was good and the staff were friendly ! The bat only had 2 staff who were also run ofv their feet 10 mins to get a pint

  • (((** 30 January 2017 by Vicky Geer from London

    We sat down at approx. 5.30pm so in the middle of the Saturday post/pre theatre dining, hence it was very busy. My only criticism is that the drinks we ordered took longer to be delivered than the food. This resulted in our pre-meal cocktails arriving after the starter - a mohito doesn't taste so good with calamari! I also asked for a glass of red wine with my meal and had practically completed my main course before that arrived. Get the co-ordination right and it's a great venue for a pre/post theatre meal.

  • ((*** 27 January 2017 by Sarah from London

    We had been to Smollensky's about 2 years ago and it was great, that's why we thought we'd return dispite the mixed reviews. We should have never returned. Three of my friends asked for steak, one of them was cold and he also asked for medium but was rare, so we sent it back. When it came back the meat was charcole on the outside. We all felt we could have cooked a better steak ourselves even we are not chefs. The other steaks did not taste good. I had chicken which was big portion and was ok, but nothing to write home about.
    The waiters bought our mains before taking away our plates from starters. We also saw a man left as he seemed to have waited ages to have order taken and must have got fed up waiting. There are definitely better, more value for money restaurants than this. We shall not be returning.

  • ((((* 26 January 2017 by Roy Croucher from Rochester

    We had a nice meal, reasonably priced for London - Jerry was our waiter and provided excellent service. CA little less ic e in the cocktails please.

  • ((*** 24 January 2017 by Manjit Mahil from London

    We went for pre theatre dinner... the service was rather slow... our order was taken 15 mins after we sat down, 10 mins later our food arrived but no drinks... the staff were running around like headless chickens, so not really their fault.... felt sorry for them actually as some customers were red to the staff... food was nothing special, TGI equivalent....

  • ((*** 17 January 2017 by Allan Bayle from London

    Food average, service poor, restaurant cold. Wouldn't use again

  • ((*** 4 January 2017 by Tom Pattrick from London

    Waiter was very friendly but other then that service was slow considering it was not packed. We went for the pre theatre menu and the starters were good but nothing to write home about. Biggest issue came with the steak which was not cooked as requested and was of poor quality.

  • (**** 2 January 2017 by Andy Grieves from Lightwater

    Don't go here if you want to pre dine before a theatre show. Starter came quickly which looked promising but after an hour still no main course. Our waiter was apologetic but the really need to get their act together. Didn't have time for the rest of the meal so left hungry.

  • ((((( 31 December 2016 by Helen Shipley from Hertfordshire

    We had the pre theatre dinner option
    The food was lovely , I had the steak which was cooked perfectly , my husband had the burger. I can recommend the peanut butter cheesecake it was delicious . The staff were very friendly and chatty we didn't feel rushed to leave . Will definitely eat here again

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