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Simpson's in the Strand

100 Strand, London, WC2R 0EW

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  • Simpson's-in-the-Strand - London
  • Simpson's-in-the-Strand - London
  • Simpson's-in-the-Strand - London
  • Simpson's-in-the-Strand - London
  • Simpson's-in-the-Strand - London
  • Simpson's-in-the-Strand - London
  • Simpson's-in-the-Strand - London
  • Simpson's-in-the-Strand - London
  • Simpson's-in-the-Strand - London
  • Simpson's-in-the-Strand - London
  • Simpson's-in-the-Strand - London
  • Simpson's-in-the-Strand - London
  • Simpson's-in-the-Strand - London
Average
Main course: £25
Food spend: £50
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:45 & 17:00 - 22:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 21:00.

1st class environment, service and quality of food. Wonderful icon of London restaurant scene. Pricey but it is part of the Savoy so expected.

Chris 31 May 2019
from London

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One of London’s most historic and best loved culinary institutions, Simpson’s in the Strand brings classic British cuisine up to date. Since it first opened as a chess club and coffee house in 1828, Simpson’s has provided an elegant backdrop to historical meetings, literary debates and momentous meals of all kinds, and is now marking itself out as one of the city’s landmark restaurants.

Crafted by Adrian Martin, Simpson’s Master Cook, The Simpson’s on the Strand menu showcases the finest seasonal ingredients and quality produce of the British Isles. The menu features the likes of traditional duck and pork terrine pie and griddled prawns alongside Simpson’s signatures such as sea trout fillet, Tongue-in-cheek or 28 day dry aged roast rib of Scottish beef traditionally served from the restaurant’s carving trolleys.

Find Simpson's in the Strand a short walk from the river, Covent Garden and both Temple and Charing Cross stations.

Simpson's in the Strand

100 Strand, London, WC2R 0EW

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Customer reviews for Simpson's in the Strand

4.4 (((() (based on 377 reviews)
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  • dinner (243)
  • lunch (206)
  • luxury (126)
  • business (110)
  • romantic (79)
  • private dining (65)
  • value (58)
  • large parties (44)
  • afternoon tea (33)
  • breakfast (33)
  • entertainment (18)
  • child friendly (8)
  • trendy (4)
  • views (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • ((((( 17 June 2019 by Elaine from Hull

    Warm friendly welcome. Escorted to our box. Lovely ambience and decor. The waiters were attentive but discreet. 2 people had the beef, served at the table with finesse. It was very fresh and tasty and been from Yorkshire the puddings were amazing. Well done chef! 1 person had fish and chips with fresh tartar sauce. The chips were crunchy on the outside and soft inside. The fish was fresh and cooked with a crispy batter. I had the beef Wellington, delicious, beautifully cooked and presented. Although full to burst desserts had to be had! One Rumbaba and one ice cream am enjoyed and to be recommended. Coffee was a wonderful end to a lovely meal.

  • ((((( 13 June 2019 by Jenny from London

    Both I and my lunch companion thoroughly enjoyed a leisurely meal being cosseted by the delightful staff at Simpsons. The excellent choices offered to guests via the menu and the wine list enabled us to select and enjoy our meals. I was surprised but delighted to have the dessert I had ordered and only partially eaten (a rumbaba with spiced rum rather than the Navy rum I had expected) - replaced by a wonderful Pavlova. The welcome, service throughout and ambience were perfect.

  • ((((( 31 May 2019 by Chris from London

    1st class environment, service and quality of food. Wonderful icon of London restaurant scene. Pricey but it is part of the Savoy so expected.

  • ((((( 30 May 2019 by Penni from welwyn

    Everthing excellent, food and service exemplary.

  • ((*** 21 May 2019 by David from Oxford

    As a chess historian I love Simpsons as a venue. Drinks in the lounge a pleasure. Service throughout was exemplary. Having regard to the prices charged and the reputation, the standard of the cooking was disappointing. English asparagus was on the menu, what I got was mostly what I regard as German asparagus, thick white stems that are tasteless. It tasted only of the gloop that came with it. All you need for proper English asparagus is butter. My partner ordered scallops. They arrived on shells, on what looked like seaweed but two scallops was hardly a dish.Two small slices of Beef Wellington were disappointing, price £42, the beef was OK, the pastry soggy, looked and tasted as if it had been made the day before. Baked Alaska tasted of burnt meringue after it had been set on fire with whisky. .

  • ((((* 13 May 2019 by Margaret from London

    Lovely restaurant. Excellent staff. Food was delicious. Service was top rate but please don't add a service charge. 12.5% is somewhat high.
    Thank you

  • ((((* 23 April 2019 by Silvia from London

    Friendly staff, great food, lovely ambiance

  • ((((* 12 April 2019 by Colin from Suffolk

    It’s just a wonderful environment, serving great food & offering wonderful service. The only negative comment I am sorry to make is that it was a bit too cool in the room and I did feel I was sat in a draught - BUT - I did not mention this to staff and perhaps if I had it would have been rectified. Our particular table waitress was very good indeed and even took the trouble to tell us a little about the history & artwork around us.

  • ((((( 3 March 2019 by Zane from Los Angeles

    Excellent experience.
    Thank you Roy. Thank you Harvey.

  • ((((* 24 February 2019 by Jacques from London

    Interesting menu, contemporary version of classics, well prepared. Well defined tastes. Service cheerful and efficient, but not intrusive.
    Simpsons has reinvented itself without loosing sight of what it is.

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