Bryn Williams at Somerset House

(231 Reviews)
Somerset House Strand, London, WC2R 1LA
Modern British
A la carte menu

Top offer

Star Deal - 3 courses & a glass of prosecco £29 per person

Available lunch Mon-Fri & dinner Mon-Sat until 15 September 2019, subject to availability. Menus are as sample menus only and are subject to change. Includes VAT, excludes service. Maximum 5 diners per booking.


Main course: £17
Food spend: £27

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 12:00 - 22:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 22:00.

Restaurant description

Set within one of London’s most famous buildings, Bryn Williams at Somerset House offers modern British dining, serving seasonal dishes where the fruit and vegetable components take centre stage. With a relaxed and contemporary environment, Somerset House’s creative community is at the restaurant’s core – reflected through the food, service and design.

The menu has a strong focus on sustainability, seasonality and provenance. Seasonal mains include roast young broccoli with olive tapenade and sage beignet, and scorched Cornish mackerel with char-grilled leeks, Burke Brown egg and morel mushroom. Continuing the veg-centric theme, a range of salads are also offered, as well as signature, fruit-heavy desserts such as poached rhubarb and blood orange trifle.

The restaurant is Williams’ second London opening, adding to a portfolio that includes Odette’s in Primrose Hill, where he has held the position of chef patron since 2008.

A stone’s throw from the theatres of London’s Aldwych, find Bryn Williams at Somerset House a 4-minute walk from Temple Tube Station.

On Sundays the restaurant is available for private hire.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Bryn Williams at Somerset House
(based on 231 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (48)
  • al fresco (53)
  • breakfast (61)
  • business (155)
  • child friendly (41)
  • dinner (462)
  • entertainment (47)
  • large parties (92)
  • lunch (436)
  • luxury (62)
  • private dining (110)
  • romantic (141)
  • trendy (140)
  • value (229)
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  • By Alan C from Maidstone
    10 July 2019


  • By Robert G from Leeds
    8 July 2019

    Enjoyable evening overall. Interesting setting. Starters probably had the edge, particularly the vegetable tart. Lamb rump was nice, but fat could have been rendered a bit more. Lemon sole was a nice piece of fish, though the accompaniments did not seem to contribute as much as they might. Some nice wines and helpful service.

  • By John B from Burgess Hill
    6 July 2019

    Nice welcoming young staff, on a fairly quiet Saturday night. We had the three course menu, and food was all fresh and tasty. Salmon entree, vegetable risotto and confit chicken mains, cheese and panacotta desserts. Wine by the glass - prosecco, intimo tinto from Argentina, Spanish rose, all very tasty (although the red tinto was served at room temperature which was just a little too hot for this summer's evening). Nice setting, and on a fun but crazy day (Pride Parade in London!) it was good to find some calm in the evening. We found the menu very good value for money.

  • By Sarah C from London
    5 July 2019

    Disappointed. Lovely staff but service very slow and distracted and not much knowledge about the menu at all. Food was ok but hard to enjoy it as the space was boiling hot and stuffy so we didn’t stay long.

  • By Lauren K from London
    14 June 2019

    Excellent food and service in a relaxed and comfortable setting

  • By Liz W from London
    12 June 2019

    Another lovely meal at Somerset House

  • By James W from London
    11 June 2019

    Service remains erratic and sometimes borders on the thoughless; but is always good natured which makes up for a lot.

  • By Graham H from Pembury
    8 June 2019

    Everything was really good. Booking, welcome, ambience,menu and food. Really enjoyed this birthday event.

  • By Janet D from Gloucester
    7 June 2019

    Great flavour combinations using seasonal ingredients, simply but beautifully presented. A relaxed, tranquil environment and good service overall apart from the response to my question regarding the triple cooked chips side dish; having ordered a vegetarian starter and main course I asked if they were vegetarian, the waitress said "yes, they are potatoes" while walking away. Note to restaurant; your customers will know what chips are made of but not the fat they're cooked in!!

  • By Leslie K from London
    7 June 2019

    Fantastic setting, lovely food and attentive service. Risotto a little salty but otherwise all perfect.

Restaurant Location Map
Bryn Williams at Somerset House
Somerset House Strand, London, WC2R 1LA

Available offers

  • Star Deal - 3 courses & a glass of prosecco £29 per person
  • Star Deal - 3 courses & a glass of prosecco £29 per person (Tables of 6 or more)
  • Brunch menu
  • Brunch menu (Tables of 6 or more)
  • Set Menu - 2 courses £18 or 3 courses £21.50 per person

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