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Sun 5:00PM - 10:00PM

Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 2:45PM 5:00PM - 10:00PM

Fri - Sat 12:00PM - 2:45PM 5:00PM - 7:00PM

About Simpson's In The Strand

Simpson's is one of the few London restaurants offering only the finest quality British ingredients cooked to perfection in classic British style. The restaurant's speciality is Scottish beef on the bone that has been aged for 28 days for maximum flavour. The beef is carved at guests' tables from antique silver-domed trolleys, which is a practice that began over 150 years ago and for which Simpson's is world-renowned. Other Simpson’s signature dishes include classics such as potted shrimps, roast saddle of lamb and steak and kidney pie.

Guests can also enjoy classic cocktails in Knight’s Bar, an art deco cocktail lounge located on the first floor. It is the perfect place to enjoy either a pre-dinner cocktail or after-dinner aperitif.

100 Strand
London, WC2R 0EW
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Dining style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
British

Hours of operation:
12pm - 11pm Monday to Sunday

Cross street:
Exeter

Dress code:
Smart Casual

Price range:
£41 and over

Payment options:
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
020 7420 2111

Website:
http://www.simpsonsinthestrand.co.uk/

Executive Chef:
William Hemming

Additional:
Full Bar, Wheelchair Access

Simpson's In The Strand Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.2

Service

4.2

Ambience

4.3

Value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (85)
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Good for Birthdays (73)
Pre/post Theatre (71)
Comfort Food (70)
Business Meals (67)
Notable Wine List (58)
Good for a Date (50)
Romance (50)
Fit for Foodies (40)
Cosy (33)
Local Ingredients (28)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Worth the Drive (19)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Group Bookings (18)
People Watching (18)
Seasonal (18)
Fun (14)
Live Music (12)
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 (London)·Dined 3 days ago

This restaurant has recently had a refurbishment. I have known and loved Simpsons for many years. The refurbishment is sympathetic and the addition of a singer livens up the evening a bit.

Staff are working hard to make you feel welcome and engage you.

The food was well presented and tasty. The wine list is also complementary. The famous roast is still available and when I attended people were choosing this as an experience.

My only comment on the menu would be that it would be nice to have some non - dairy options for the dessert menu. Whilst the dining experience is not cheap I would say it represents a good price/quality point for this part of London. I will return!

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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Food5
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 (Dallas)·Dined 4 days ago

Had a very nice dinner At Simpson's on a Sunday night. The steak was well cooked, good bottle of wine, and my wife's chicken was very much to her liking.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic venue for our mothers special birthday.

Friendly staff, it was nice to have a lovely quiet conversation without having to shout.

Back ground music was a pianist playing lovely quiet tunes.
Our mum absolutely loved being pampered and loved her lamb roast.

Tags: Live Music, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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Service5
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·Dined 5 days ago

Great place to taste the real British cousine, with a very good service and a quiet room for a nice conversation

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful meal celebrating 2 special birthdays, the restaurant refurbishment is lovely keeping the traditional characters of the place.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined 6 days ago

We got a disappointment. Quality, service and price, are not according.

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·Dined 6 days ago

A perfect lunch for me to catch up with my two sons.
Very special service and quality everything.
No need to change a thing.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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Food5
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 (London)·Dined on 12 October 2017

Superb food and staff. The barman Harvey knows his drinks. A very professional young lad that looked after myself and clients

Tags: Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Local Ingredients
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 (London)·Dined on 12 October 2017

It was my first time back in ages and was delighted by the ambience, quality of food as well as the service

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 11 October 2017

Back on form after the makeover. Food better than ever and service immaculate - I was looked after by Roy who was a real asset to the restaurant.

Tags: People Watching, Comfort Food, Casual, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 11 October 2017

The furnishings have been upgraded very well. The staff are very knowledgeable and cordially

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on 10 October 2017

Sadly, although the food at Simpson's remains very good, and the service is exceptional, after its recent 'make-over' a number of things have deteriorated. The classic lamb carving trolley no longer carries a full joint, but a roll of lamb, from which the quantity served has diminished while the cost has increased, and although it is advertised on the menu, no mint sauce was provided despite being specifically requested. The wine list is now far less impressive than that which I remember from my many previous visits, with such essentials - such as a good Chablis - completely missing, and there are no half bottles at all, - of any wine whatsoever! This visit was intended as a 'tester' to see whether the renovated Simpson's would be an appropriate place to hold a substantial dinner party to mark a significant event next year: - I'm sorry to say that, following my recent visit I am now reconsidering my choice of venue.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (Toronto)·Dined on 8 October 2017

Simpsons is a must every time we go to London. A British classic. Excellent in every way, without being pretentious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on 7 October 2017

Amazing food and servers were tremendous. A great experience and a nice atmosphere.

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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Food5
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·Dined on 7 October 2017

Excellent meal and a rare treat. Roast beef excellent.

Tags: People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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Food4
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·Dined on 7 October 2017

Overall this a lovely place to eat especially if it’s a special occasion. The only fault was that my husbands food was not very hot which he did point out to the waiter but he didn’t seem that concerned

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 7 October 2017

Lovely first time experience at Simpson's for lunch as part of a surprise birthday treat for my husband. His father, hearing we had lunch at Simpson's told us of his happy memory's of dining there while working in London many years previously. The food and service is obviously still top drawer.
We hope to return in the near future and will defiantly be having the beef! Perfect start to a wonderful week-end in London and the stay at The Savoy.
Thank you.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on 6 October 2017

The food left something to be desired. Trolley beef was good, but sides were over cooked. Try somewhere else.

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 (London)·Dined on 6 October 2017

Service was excellent and the food quite good. My guest and I both went for the roast beef from the trolly. The meat was was full of flavour. However, the Yorkshire puddings were cold and tough. The rest of the vegetables were also cold. I would happily sent them back had I felt that my guest from Switzerland would have been embarrassed.

Tags: Live Music
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Food5
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·Dined on 6 October 2017

My wife and I meet up with friends from Hong Kong for lunch early October each year at quality London restaurants and Simpsons is now their favourite. They will be recommending to friends back home. We all had the roast beef from the carvery trolley - it was plentiful and truly delicious. The staff were attentive and polite without being over effusive.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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Food2
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·Dined on 5 October 2017

Interesting no soup / no chicken and the wine was so expensive.. not sure I will visit again

Cheer S

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 (London)·Dined on 3 October 2017

It wasn't the SimpsonsI remember. The food was only average to be honest, and the portion of beef was rather meagre and paper thin, although the vegetables were excellent. Overall it was ok, but I wouldn't put it any higher than that

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 (Montreal)·Dined on 3 October 2017

A Bucket List place, now crossed off. I'd always been fascinated by the history of The Savoy and in particular the restaurant Simpson's in the Strand, particularly the 'Carving' at the table of roast beef. There's something so old world about this ritual and a friend from Germany and I decided when we got together in London after 20 yrs. of not seeing each other to go to Simpson's in the Strand for a meal. We each had a glass of champagne first, mine the dry, her's the sweeter. The Sommelier was helpful and oh-so-young, somewhere between 20 and 24 he said, for that job. I chose the carved beef, my friend a steak. Both of us were disappointed in the quality of the meat. The beef was rare, which I requested, but at the same time dry, which I think is hard to achieve. The au jus helped but not overly. The roasted potatoes were so hard on the outside it was nearly impossible to cut them in quarters. My friend's steak was so-so, she said. This is the type of food I remember from when I first went to London in the 1970s as a girl. Bland. Dry. Overcooked. London has changed so much and the food is generally good quality and well prepared now, but at Simpson's it's old school. I don't see myself going back to Simpson's, a kind of once event. I did love the ambiance, though. Service was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Yosemite)·Dined on 3 October 2017

quality nowhere as good as in the past
the meat in particular is very ordinary

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·Dined on 1 October 2017

FRANKLY THE LAST TIME I WAS THERE WE HAD A PROBLEM WITH ZERO LAMB TO BE SEEN ON THE CARVER TROLLY, AND ABRUPT WINE SERVER, NOW TO MY AMAZEMENT ALTHOUGH VERY NICELY REFURBISHED BOTH IN THE DIVAN AND UPSTAIRS BAR, YET AGAIN THE SERVER WHO WAS IN CONTROL OF THE LAMB CARVER TROLLY LIFTED HIS COVE ONLY TO SEE SCRAPS OF COLD MEAT - I CHANGED TO BEEF, WHICH WAS OK, BUT WHY SHOULD THE CUSTOMER LOOSE FACE WITH HIS GUESTS WHEN HE SINGS THE PRAISES OF SIMPSONS ONLY TO FIND THE SAME PROBLEM REPEATED. LAST TIME THE SAVOY REFUNDED MY FULL BILL, MAYBE THEY SHOULD DO A REPEAT SERVICE. UNSURE IF THIS COMMENT GOES BACK TO THE HOTEL OR JUST INTO 'SPACE'. I SHALL WAIT TO SEE A REACTION, ESPECICALLY WHEN THEY ASK FOR GBP 35 A SERVING... THANKS BUT NO THANKS, I WONT BE GOING BACK ANYTIME SOON. IT'S A PITY AS I WAS TAKEN THERE BY MY GRANDFATHER FROM LASTE 50'S... BRIAN TURNER.

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·Dined on 1 October 2017

Belated birthday treat for me, excellent, memorable dining experience. We will certainly be back soon

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on 30 September 2017

This was our first time at Simpson’s and we were looked after from the moment we stepped through the door. The staff were attentive and the food was excellent with a very good range of dishes. A thoroughly good experience and one we will repeat.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Seasonal
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·Dined on 29 September 2017

great food, great service, the french waiter was charming. What a great evening !

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Authentic
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 29 September 2017

I really wanted to try the beef wellington and am absolutely delighted! The trifle was light and lovely. The service was fantastic as was the ambience. Live piano made the evening perfect.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on 27 September 2017

I was at Simpson’s other times, this was the first after refurbishing.
For us, it lost a little of atmosphere, it’s more a normal luxury tradirtional restaurant.
Food is good, but roast beef was better in the past, bigger slices of a bigger piece.
They also forgot to serve us the sauces with beef, quite strange and disappointing.
It will remain a favorite one, but they have to care more not to lose their point of advantage.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on 27 September 2017

My wife and I had a fantastic meal and the waiting staff were very welcoming and professional, will definitely return five star !

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on 26 September 2017

Excellent traditional English food and attentive service in a beautifully restored setting with plenty of space and height. Some good English wines on the list as well as the usual. Good value for money.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 24 September 2017

The services was perfect, friendly and intelligent waiters, nice to have a chat with them. The restaurant was nicely decorated, the dining room was big and majestic. We ordered two delicious starters (crab salad and garden salad). Afterwards we had roast beef with all the classic accompaniments, good but the gravy could be improved as the flavour was quite simple, I had to add a lot of salt. Excellent wine list.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 24 September 2017

Fantastic setting, fantastic history. The food is traditional British at the highest level, with just slight modernization. Quality of raw materials and cooking excellent. Excellent, if somewhat traditional, wine list. Excellent, though not large, specialty beer range. Really very little to quibble about, so we're into the small details here: Service was just slightly late/inattentive at certain points, despite numerous staff. Would have wanted a more representative British cheese plate (but the one I got had great cheeses). Prices are somewhat steep, but then, you also pay for the amazing setting. All in all we had a lovely evening with great food and wine. We felt we had experienced the best of British culinary tradition and history, and we'd be happy to recommend to others. We're sure to be back, particularly for the amazing roast beef from the trolley.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on 24 September 2017

We were there over 40 years ago and little has changed which is a good thing. The roast beef and lamb carving trolleys still provide excellent quality. The condiments are perfect as are the accompanying vegetables.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals
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·Dined on 23 September 2017

The decor was lovely and the roast beef and beef wellington were thoroughly enjoyed. The service provided was great and it was nice that the staff were extremely helpful and friendly, even more so when a mis communication between their offices led to a delay in a special order desert being provided. I would defiantly dine here again when in London.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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Food5
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 (London)·Dined on 23 September 2017

The restaurant was fine and met expectations except for the rather slow service - huge gap between starters and the main course for some reason.
The real problem was Open Table booked the restaurant for the incorrect time, in spite of confirming the correct time to me with the appropriate confirmation number. They then had the timerity to accuse me of a "no show". Will not be using them again if I can avoid it. Much better to get hold of the restaurant directly. They are impossibloe to get hold of if something does wrong - they merely send automatic replies which is useless to man and beast. I had to sort out their error myself - Simpsons were excellent in responding to the problem Open Table created.

Tags: Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on 23 September 2017

Wonderful food as always, and the cocktails were excellent. It’s my favourite restaurant in the world.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 23 September 2017

Had a great evening at Simpson on the strand. We came there specifically to have lamb. The lamb was.excellent . We had great service .our server was extremely helpful and very friendly.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 22 September 2017

Great food, setting and staff

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