- Main course: £19
- Food spend: £40
- Opening hours
- Monday to Friday: 07:30 - 09:30. Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:45 & 18:00 - 22:45.
30 December 2016
Housed in the Grade II Listed Old Westminster Library, The Cinnamon Club is a sophisticated restaurant offering fine Indian haute cuisine. Having won multiple awards, Cinnamon Club features colonial-style décor and has a studiously elegant ambience.
Imaginative and eclectic, The Cinnamon Club combines Indian ingredients with local produce, simultaneously marrying authentic Indian cooking techniques with modern European flavours. As well as the stunning gastronomic 6-course banquet, the innovative Cinnamon Club Westminster menu includes speciality dishes such as roasted plaice with Bengali spiced crab, spice crusted zucchini with chana dhal sauce or fillet of Wagyu beef with morels and saffron sauce.
To complement your meal, there is a well picked wine list, while the Cinnamon Club bar has tasty bar platters and speciality cocktails, including the spiced martini with cinnamon, cardamom and pomegranate.
With high ceilings and walls adorned with books, The Cinnamon Club restaurant is an exclusive destination for London dining. Striking London landmarks are just a short walk away including the London Eye, Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. St James's Park Tube Station is a 5-minute walk away.
The Cinnamon Club
The Old Westminster Library, 30-32 Great Smith Street, London, SW1P 3BU
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Customer reviews for The Cinnamon Club
((*** 17 January 2017 by pgb from Hampshire
Good food. Attentive service in restaurant. Poor acoustics and very noisy, hard to carry on a conversation, but we were enjoying the food. Then it all went wrong.
Coffee was barely flavoured water. On complaining, bar staff (to our amazement) tasted it! And said it was ok, that it was what they always served! Even so, it was eventually replaced by coffee that tasted of coffee. So they had almost recovered the situation. Until what came next.
Then the bill was brought, including a £13.50 item that we didn't recognise. Asked what it was, and without looking at it, the waitress immediately said it was her mistake. We got the clear impression she knew already it was there and she knew it should not be there. She immediately brought an amended bill without it.
We paid after deducting the "voluntary" service charge of 12.5%.
The customer service manager had evidently been told something was wrong and chased us onto the street as we left. We told him what had gone wrong and there was an apology, but frankly it was too late by then. A special occasion was spoiled.
We shall not return.
((((( 15 January 2017 by Martin Trainer from Bedford
Lovely evening. Great food and wine. The rack of lamb was wonderful
((((* 14 January 2017 by Charles Thompson from ACOL, BIRCHINGTON
Very good meal, great service and amazing surroundings.
((*** 3 January 2017 by Joanna Davies from London
Overall, absolutely terrible service on New Year's Eve and couldn't see/hear the advertised live entertainment.
We paid £125 per person for the NYE event, which was advertised as including live entertainment. When we arrived, we were seated in a dark corner of a secondary dining room rather than the main room.The live band looked pretty decent but this was useless as we couldn't see or hear it in the second room; the whole room was completely soulless.
The service was also terrible from start to finish, I think they just did not have enough waiting or kitchen staff to cope with the evening. We arrived at 9 and our order wasn't taken until at least 9.30. Half an hour later, no sight of the canapés that could have easily been brought out at any time and no wine despite us asking 2 or 3 times. Finally the canapés arrived but still no wine. Another long wait until the starters, wine finally arrives after we chase again. However the chap serving the wine then leaves before pouring it to attend to another table... Finally we get the wine after having already tucked into the starters. The naan bread that was meant to be part of the soup starter is then brought as we are finishing the soup. Another long wait, the main course arrives but they haven't brought the "middle course" appetizer, which we point out and so they take the main course back. Total comedy by this point. Waiters on the whole seemed inattentive and didn't notice when plates needed to be cleared or else were too busy to do it.
Food was ok but not of the high quality you would expect and that we have had before at this venue. The halibut main course was completely overcooked to the point it had the texture of cotton wool and was actually hard to chew/swallow.
One positive, the wine we ordered was not as expected and the sommelier let us get a different bottle at no charge.
Overall we felt let down by poor service and the lack of entertainment for a night we paid a lot of money for.
((((( 30 December 2016 by Joy Bedillion from London
((((( 23 December 2016 by Minette Wise from Chelmsford
Nice relaxed atmosphere. Staff very attentive but not pushy.
All food was superb but the Christmas pudding was amazing .
((((( 22 December 2016 by Karen Craft from London
Absolutely wonderful. Food and staff impressive.
((((( 21 December 2016 by Eileen Tottle from London
Great service, good choice of menu including vegetarian option.
((((( 19 December 2016 by Andy Hunt from London
((((* 15 December 2016 by Peter Marsh from London
my first visit and the food was excellent, really very good. The restaurant was busy hence why we could only get an early 6pm reservation. I liked the 'library' interior and the service was good although a little difficult to attract attention on a couple of occasions.
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