Bryn Williams at Somerset House

(247 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 16 November 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 247 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (48)
  • al fresco (54)
  • breakfast (62)
  • business (157)
  • child friendly (41)
  • dinner (470)
  • entertainment (47)
  • large parties (92)
  • lunch (442)
  • luxury (62)
  • private dining (112)
  • romantic (142)
  • trendy (141)
  • value (231)
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  • By Andie H from Godalming
    17 September 2019

    This was my first visit to this restaurant and I will definitely be going back! lovely dining room, delicious food (we had the Star Menu which was excellent value) and great service

  • By Carmel M from Glasgow
    7 September 2019

    Had a wonderful evening. Service was perfect, attentive without being obtrusive. Food was delicious. Manageress took time to speak to us at the end of our meal. Very, very pleasant surroundings.

  • By Katerina B from London
    7 September 2019

    The food was well-cooked and tasty and the staff was lovely as always. However, the "freshly squeezed" orange juice tasted suspiciously like it came out of a bottle and my coffee was like a watered down substandard version of a latte.

  • By Hanadi S from Somerset house - Bryn Williams restaurant
    4 September 2019

    First of all the hostess was SOO lovely! Welcoming friendly and sweet - a credit to the restaurant! Secondly the ambience and interior were beautiful - the deep oak colours and booths - love this comfy vibe! Thirdly (& nearly most importantly!) the food was sooo delicious. The starter of the summer tart was so good, the main cauliflower steak with side of polenta was lovely, triple cooked side (I could have had one all to myself!) and desert was the perfect combination of sweet! Overall lovely, unpretentious, attentive, laid back vibe - thank you :-)

  • By Tracey G from Morden
    3 September 2019

    Somerset House is a beautiful building so very nice surroundings- food was delicious and beautifully presented and the service was polite and attentive- I will definitely be coming back

  • By Louise S from London
    3 September 2019


  • By Gill H from London
    3 September 2019

    Bad service and indifferent food

  • By Joanna W from London
    2 September 2019

    Very nice place but the portions on the set menu were so small we had to order extras and so the meal was v expensive and I went home and had to eat a bowl of meusli!!

  • By Jane L from Bedfordshire
    31 August 2019

    Quality of food was great. The Sea Trout was delicious but there was a distinct difference in portion size as my friend and I had the same. One of us felt slightly short changed! The Panna Cotta was the best we’ve ever tasted so full marks. The signature bara breith was dry as if it had been sitting out for too long before serving. Service could have been better, once we’d given our order we had to wait 30 mins for our starter. Not the best experience unfortunately

  • By Mel G from London
    23 August 2019

    My friend and I enjoyed a lovely lunch here on Friday, and also the warm welcome from staff accompanied by a glass of chilled prosecco. I very much appreciated the delicious gazpacho - a perfectly refreshing starter on a very hot day in the city; the summer vegetable risotto was light, beautifully seasoned and tasty and the vanilla panacotta, delicately adorned with summer fruits, was very good. We thought the fixed price menu was exceptional value. In addition to the delicious food, what I found most pleasing was the exceptional customer service which is sadly lacking in many establishments these days. Will definitely return and highly recommend.

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
  • Bottomless brunch - 1 dish and free flowing prosecco or bloody mary for £25.95

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