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Smollensky's - Strand

105 The Strand, 105-109 Norman House, London, WC2R 0AA 0203 641 7553

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Average
Main course: £13
Food spend: £20
Opening hours
Monday to Wednesday: 16:00 - 23:00
Thursday & Friday : 16:00 - 23:59
Saturday: 12:00 - 23:59
Sunday: 12:00 - 23:00.

Fantastic! Haven't been to this smollensky's for donkeys. This long overdue trip was just so lovely. Love the decor, although bathroom sinks need sorting out. Food was absolutely exquisite!!!!!!! Cinnamon donuts - yum ??

Judith Anthony 16 October 2017
from London South

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A London institution for over 20 years, Smollenskys on the Strand is situated in the heart of the West End. The cosmopolitan dining room features expansive floor-to-ceiling windows and a chic bar.

Serving a refined selection of American and international dishes, the Smollensky’s menu offers hearty steaks and burgers, as well as carefully crafted signature main courses. Lighter bites include salt and pepper calamari, and flame-grilled chicken and chorizo skewers, whilst richer flavours at Smollensky’s Strand include Cajun jambalaya with broiled crayfish with a Creole-spiced sauce.

Twinned with a lively bar, Smollensky’s London serves a stellar selection of drinks, including premium cocktails and fine wines. Family-friendly Smollensky’s restaurant also serves a fun kid’s menu.

Smollensky’s restaurant is a few minutes’ walk from Covent Garden, Charing Cross and Holborn Tube Stations. Somerset House, the London Transport Museum and The Royal Opera House are all around the corner.

Smollensky's - Strand

105 The Strand, 105-109 Norman House, London, WC2R 0AA

Contact +44 2074972101
Reservations 0203 641 7553
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Customer reviews for Smollensky's - Strand

3.3 ((()* (based on 111 reviews)
62% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (57)
  • large parties (42)
  • lunch (27)
  • child friendly (23)
  • value (20)
  • romantic (19)
  • trendy (18)
  • entertainment (15)
  • business (14)
  • private dining (8)
  • luxury (7)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • al fresco (2)
  • breakfast (2)
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  • (((** 16 October 2017 by Paul Fisher from London

    Decent a la carte menu (+1), although starters were poor (rubbery calamari and dry crab cakes) (-1), decent wine list (+1) although cocktails had too much ice (long island iced tea was truly awful!) (-1). Very good live music (+1) and staff were helpful (+1). Overall rather mixed experience and as such not a repeat for us.

  • ((((( 16 October 2017 by Judith Anthony from London South

    Fantastic! Haven't been to this smollensky's for donkeys. This long overdue trip was just so lovely. Love the decor, although bathroom sinks need sorting out. Food was absolutely exquisite!!!!!!! Cinnamon donuts - yum ??

  • ((((* 5 October 2017 by Clifford Baugh from Rochester

    We visited Smollensky's for a late lunch and booked our table on-line. We were warmly greeted on arrival and taken to our table and the staff we met were very welcoming and friendly.
    The menu had a good variety of options and the food was of good quality and presentation, although the meals were not large.
    Its a pity the place is slightly hidden away from pedestrians passing along the Strand....Its definitely worth eating there !!!!

  • ((((( 21 July 2017 by A Martin from London

    Nice pre-theatre vibe, really good service, portions on the small side but not bad value for money, excellent burger!

  • ((((( 13 July 2017 by Karan Fletcher from East Grinstead

    Wonderful friendly staff.
    Great food & cocktails!

  • ((*** 9 June 2017 by Pamela Grant from London

    The service was poor. Waited a long time for our order to be taken and to pay the bill

    Steaks weren't very good and weren't cooked to our requests

  • ((((* 13 May 2017 by Samantha Austin from London

    We had the 2 course meal and glass of prosecco for £21.95. Staff were very pleasant and food delicious and very prompt. Could not fault the food. Restaurant clean and music not too loud. Only criticism was that you only had 3 choices of meal which was a bit restrictive.

  • ((((( 10 May 2017 by Liz Head from London

    Lovely food great deal 2 course and prosecco £21.95!
    Steak cooked exactly how we asked! Both waiters we had were very nice recommended the chicken skewers for starters and they were good!

  • (((** 7 April 2017 by Hannah from London

    Initially had to send our first course back due to it being undercooked. But when the food did arrive or was excellent. Service was a bit hit or miss and the restaurant didn't have much atmosphere. Cocktails were excellent. But overall if dining on an offer, it was worth it.

  • (((** 7 April 2017 by Christine Kennedy from Theydon Bois

    I have been to Smollenskys before on several occasions so knew more or less what to expect. I was disappointed however on arrival to be greeted by a large vase of very dead lilies in a vase on the desk and a smell of toilets. The staff were friendly and helpful as ever and the food ok. I had the kale salad with the addition of a chicken breast. The salad was very much just kale with exactly 3 small pieces of broccoli. The chicken breast was tough and rather dry. My companions all had fish & chips & enjoyed it. I won't be rushing back.

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