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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 to Wednesday: 16:00 - 23:00
Thursday & Friday : 16:00 - 23:59
Saturday: 12:00 - 23:59
Sunday: 12:00 - 23:00.

Really good cocktails

Jadine Appiah 17 March 2017
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

3.2 (((** (based on 98 reviews)
61% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • ((((* 17 March 2017 by Jadine Appiah from London

    Really good cocktails

  • ((((( 4 March 2017 by Stephen Lemon from London

    We have used Smollensky's before for Pre-Theatre dinner. The atmosphere is very intimate, even with large groups nearby. The service was very good. Fast efficient and the staff very courteous.

  • ((*** 27 February 2017 by Hannah from London

    Just a really poor dining experience, I wouldn't recommend. Food was fast but incredibly average. The staff had numerous fights while we were there and definitely don't put the customer first.

  • (((** 27 February 2017 by Horia Vitcu from London

    Food was ok but the service was very poor. Maybe the staff were out sick.

  • (((** 23 February 2017 by Ann Guyer from London

    Lovely staff with pleasant enough atmostphere - definitely half office workers and half pre-theatre goers. Food took a while to come and was rather on the dry side, generous enough portion size and as I said earlier helpful friendly staff.

  • ((((* 23 February 2017 by Elaine Jefferies from Sandhurst

    We had the pre theatre menu, food and service was good, with food recommenations too.

  • ((((* 23 February 2017 by David French from Ware

    The restaurant was very quiet when we arrived(4P.M.) but,was very lively by the time we left(7 P.M.)
    We had a negative incident when we arrived in that my daughter's finger was cut by a nail head that was sticking out of the front of the meet and greet desk.
    The staff,however,handled the situation very well.
    The service when we arrived was very attentive,but,this declined as the restaurant got busier.
    The menu was comprehensive and offered food that I felt was appropreate for the time of day.
    The food was very good and my steak was excellent in quality and was well cooked and presented.
    There was a good cocktails menus with excellent Gin options.
    Overall,I felt the meal was reasonable value.

  • (**** 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.

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