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Tom's Kitchen - Somerset House

Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA

((((* British
Average
Main course: £20
Food spend: £30
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 12:00 - 15:00 & 18:00 - 22:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 16:00 & 18:00 - 22:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00.

Really love food, huge portions which is unusual for a place like that. Good staff and very nice atmosphere

Lucy Arthurs 22 March 2017
from London

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Set within one of London’s most famous buildings, Tom’s Kitchen Somerset House serves rustic British cuisine from highly-acclaimed chef, Tom Aikens. Guests can dine in the Scandinavian-style interior with its communal-style tables and low-hanging lighting, or take in views over the River Thames at outdoor tables.

Sourcing the very best of the season’s produce, the Tom’s Kitchen menu features sharing boards and a diverse list of mains, plus a grill section filled with rare breed meats from the Lake District. Sample Tom Aikens restaurant favourites like Cornish trout with roast cauliflower & sea vegetables, or duck breast with chicory & carrot crush. For dessert, indulgences include apricot Bakewell, or a sharing caramel & popcorn sundae, and the drinks list showcases an impressive stock of cocktails, local craft beers and wines.

Brunch at Tom’s Kitchen in London features gourmet twists, with signature dishes including seasonal berry pancakes, smoked haddock kedgeree or Tom’s namesake full English. A varied kids’ menu is also on offer, served at breakfast, lunch & dinner.

A stone’s throw from the theatres of London’s Aldwych, find this Tom Aikens restaurant a 4-minute walk from Temple Tube Station.

Tom's Kitchen - Somerset House

Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA

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Customer reviews for Tom's Kitchen - Somerset House

4.1 ((((* (based on 306 reviews)
86% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (175)
  • lunch (166)
  • views (106)
  • value (95)
  • trendy (61)
  • business (49)
  • romantic (47)
  • private dining (41)
  • large parties (38)
  • al fresco (27)
  • breakfast (27)
  • afternoon tea (23)
  • entertainment (15)
  • child friendly (14)
  • luxury (14)
  • ((((* 27 March 2017 by Una Webb from London

    Food, service good. You have to nag for the bookatable menu, give you every menu bar that one. Twice it's happened. They were pushing free flowing Bloody Mary menu. You get the menu in the end. Shared toilets. Always a queue. With bottle of wine deal jumped from £25 pp to £40 pp

  • ((((* 27 March 2017 by Nicola Thompson from London

    It was a casual setting with charming and attentive staff and good food

  • ((((( 26 March 2017 by Rob Hughes from London

    It was a lovely experience.

  • ((((* 26 March 2017 by Elspeth Murphy from Chichester

    Friendly service and good food

  • ((((* 24 March 2017 by Sue from London

    First time at Tom's Kitchen had set lunch menu, I could only manage starter an main really enjoyed the beetroot salad.

  • ((((( 22 March 2017 by William Glynn from Reydon

    Really enjoyed the whole experience. Great location, atmosphere. Celeriac Soup, Plaice fillets, Winter Posset, all superb. Very attentive service.

  • ((((( 22 March 2017 by Lucy Arthurs from London

    Really love food, huge portions which is unusual for a place like that. Good staff and very nice atmosphere

  • (((** 21 March 2017 by Sarah Nottingham from London

    Great coffee, food is decent. There's not much atmosphere at this location. Rooms are dull, you can hear music from another room which is a bit odd. Juices are not fresh, no mention they're bottled. Staff seem disinterested and so got the order wrong. Just average really, would probably eat there again as it's handy when visiting south bank but wouldn't go out of my way or recommend.

  • (((** 20 March 2017 by Ruth Ward from London

    Pleasant restaurant in fabulous location.
    Food was good but not remarkable. Over salty cod loin to start with not quite crispy enough pork belly to follow with lovely sweet root veg. My +1's fish pie was a bit dry and meh. Nice chips! Good service.

  • ((((( 20 March 2017 by Rosa from London

    We went for brunch, we booked the table a few days in advance (which was not easy, given that we were 8, including two girls aged 2). The service was excellent, the waiters were very patient with us (some of us arrived quite late) and very nice to the kids. The food was really good! Some people had the eggs, which were great, and their pancake is excellent too (although a bit surprising initially, since it's as thick as a sponge cake). Also, the place is beautiful and not crammed at all (there's lots of space even for children). And prices were very reasonable (we spent around 23£ each, and everyone had a dish, juices, and a side).

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