Bryn Williams at Somerset House

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 31 May 2019, subject to availability. Dishes from a set menu & subject to change. Includes VAT, excludes service. Maximum 5 diners per booking.

Average

Main course: £17
Food spend: £27

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 11:45 - 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
4.4
(based on 198 reviews)

92%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
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  • Ambience
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  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (46)
  • al fresco (51)
  • breakfast (59)
  • child friendly (41)
  • business (144)
  • entertainment (45)
  • dinner (437)
  • large parties (89)
  • luxury (60)
  • lunch (417)
  • private dining (103)
  • romantic (135)
  • trendy (136)
  • value (219)
  • views (223)
  • By Maggie D from Dedham, Colchester
    17 April 2019

    Excellent lunch. Great central location. Food well presented and extremely tasty. Staff never rushed us as we caught up on several years of news.

  • By Chris S from London
    16 April 2019

    Excellent food, atmosphere and staff!! Well done.

  • By Christine T from Maidstone
    15 April 2019

    An ideal lunch venue. I can recommend the Feast of London 3 courses which offered a good choice of delicious seasonal options. Portion size was perfect for lunch. We were very well looked after by friendly attentive staff and will be happy to dine here again.

  • By Malcolm J from Harpenden
    13 April 2019

    Nice environment. Tables not too close. Separate dining areas. We had booked for the special menu. The choice was good. There was a generous glass of prosecco to start with. The asparagus starter was simply stunning as was the slow cooked lamb and risotto which followed. Nice dessert. When we ordered the wine, we could taste several in order to make our final choice - a nice touch. Service was faultless and attentive. Will definitively go again. Great value for money.

  • By Margaret B from Leatherhead
    10 April 2019

    The food was excellent and the venue was very impressive

  • By Eileen M from Bathgate
    6 April 2019

    Lovely room, food was delicious, staff friendly & efficient.

  • By Shula H from London
    3 April 2019

    Plus points: it's a lovely building, good rooms with high ceilings and plenty of space; the ambient noise and music is at a low level so that you can actually have a conversation around the table and everyone can hear. Not so common these days sadly! Downsides; I didn't think the food lived up to expectations; some dishes were good but others were distinctly underwhelming. For the price point I would have expected a lot better. Also dishes are under described. For example something called crispy courgettes was much more like an onion bhajee with lots of batter. In fact I didn't know what it was (had forgotten what the menu said) and asked my server, who hadn't a clue. He asked someone else who eventually came back and said it was fried onions. There was some courgette in there but given that courgette was the first ingredient mentioned on the menu I was surprised how hard it was to discern. It was also covered in very sweet raisins. Polenta accompanying a vegetable main course (which was chosen by a vegan friend) was covered in unadvertised cheese. Why? If it really needs to be there, why not say so- some people would want it, others not. It would be so easy and helpful, and in the current climate essential, to identify on the menu which dishes are vegetarian or vegan. Service was sweet, friendly and unobtrusive but servers didn't know what they were serving. A waiter brought a jug to the table and poured salsa verde next to my cod- but told me it was pea soup! There were 6 of us- 5 starters served and we all sat looking at our plates for several minutes before the 6th arrived (which was the same dish as someone else's so why weren't they done together? Similarly with main courses one or two of us were waiting, and so of course again the rest of us were looking at cooling food till all were served. This doesn't seem correct for a restaurant at this price point. It suggests not a service problem but a kitchen problem.

  • By Caroline J from LITTLE KINGSHILL
    3 April 2019

    Great lunch food was delicious

  • By Sofia O. O from London
    9 March 2019

    The majority of staff was lovely if a little blasé about pushing your plates around. The room felt spacious but cozy, elegant but approachable. We were going to the ballet so didn’t have much time but both the sida bread and the celeriac soup were delicious. We had a glass of wine withh iur food and, unfortunately, no time for more.

  • By Shirley P from London
    8 March 2019

    Lovely food, good service but lacked ambience as restaurant divided into 3 or 4 rooms and off putting.

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
  • Set Menu - 2 courses £18 or 3 courses £21.50 per person (Tables of 6 or more)
  • Feast on London - 3 courses & a glass of prosecco £29 per person
  • Earth Day season set menu

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