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Simpson's In The Strand

4.5
4109 reviews
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£41 and over
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British
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  • Special Occasions
  • Authentic
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
British
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Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday Lunch: 12.00pm-2.30pm
Monday-Friday Dinner: 5.00pm-11.00pm
Saturday: 12.00pm-11.00pm
Sunday: 12.00pm-8.00pm
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Phone number
020 7420 2111
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AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
William Hemming
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Cross street
Exeter
Additional
Banquet, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
What 4109 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff, good service, delicious wine, roast beef good but not excellent. I would visit again.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Great place for finest traditional British fare, in classic surroundings, with excellent service

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Would highly recommend dining at Simpsons on the Strand especially for a special occasion. The location, food, atmosphere and staff -all superb

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Gorgeous food, excellent service. Would come back just to have the Beef Wellington again.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Exceptional food, service and venue. From the minute we arrive we were treated special and as we were celebrating our wedding anniversary it made our day

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Given its history and reputation, Simpson's in the Strand did not disappoint. Excellent attentive service from the outset with warm smiles. Beautiful dining room, not too crowded, giving the impression of exclusivity without pretension. Menu was interesting but not startling with good choice for all palates, failing to find anything specific on the menu you can always opt for the reliable roast on offer. The meat was of a particular high quality. I took a friend for her birthday and the staff made effort to wish her birthday greetings personally.

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4.0Dined on 16 May 2018

Fantastic piano player during dinner. Food was delicious. Review your bill, they over charged us.

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5.0Dined on 15 May 2018

This was my first visit, but out will definitely not be my last.

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5.0Dined on 13 May 2018

My late aunt and uncle were regulars at the old Simpsons. I visited a number of times when I was younger and in town. I was interested to read a review on the revamped Simpsons recently and so decided to try it when next in London.
I am pleased I did. The food was better than when I last dined here. It really was excellent.
My only criticism was the wine list - there was little under £50 a bottle. I appreciate that restaurants have to have a mark-up on certain things in order to cover operating costs but I think the mark of a great restaurant is that it has a house wine which is decent and affordable.

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5.0Dined on 13 May 2018

We were a party of four for sunday cocktails and lunch. After a couple of the best frozen margueritas we ever had we had a superb long lunch. Carvings of both beef and lamb was fantastic! One of us had fish & chips and went poetic about it. Great service, great athmosphere, great ambiance! We will be back, for sure!

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

We had a most pleasant lunch,food was excellent (we had trolley beef and lamb)staff were very attentive and friendly.

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5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

The food was perfect and we were made to feel special on our Wedding Anniversary

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5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

Second time dining at Simpson’s and went above and beyond again!

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5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

The meal was excellent, the staff attentive and service impeccable. A special thanks to Jeet for recommending an excellent gin and for his witty banter that made the evening truly enjoyable. Thanks too to Sean who made sure everything was spot on. The “anniversary”petit fours were a nice touch at the end of a great evening.

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5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

I loved every minute of my first visit to Simpsons. I was made to feel at home from the moment I walked in. Their exquisite cocktails and delicious food in an art deco setting made the occasion all the more special. I will definitely visit again.

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5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

We had a wonderful lunch superb everything but the Yorkshire puddings too big like cardboard obviously not fresh They need to be smaller & slightly soft. Mine are better

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5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

We decided to visit Simpsons because of its high profile reputation For quality food and yesteryear ambience
We were not disappointed it lived up to everything we expected
It was nice to enjoy stepping back in time for both the food ,service and wonderful surroundings

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5.0Dined on 9 May 2018

Everything was perfect! The food , the service , the atmosphere, and overall to experience one of the most traditional restaurants of London . Maybe a bit expensive for a medium range tourist . More marketing and less prices would let give the additional fame and recognition that it deserves.

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5.0Dined on 8 May 2018

Second night of our three week European vacation. Excellent meal, superb service, and fabulous old world ambience. Terrific dining experience and would return the next time we are in London.

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5.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Fantastic, great services, best beef I have ever tasted. Unfortunately we were running late for the theater, so never got the opportunity to have starter or dessert. But all the staff were amazing, made us feel really special while we were there. 100% go again .

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5.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Lovely restaurant
Beautiful service
Friendly staff
Gorgeous food

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5.0Dined on 5 May 2018

I've always wanted to eat at Simpsons and it didn't disappoint..
The service was impecable
Food was delicious? wine port and whiskey yummy..

Venue was a wow moment

Can't wait to go back

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5.0Dined on 4 May 2018

Visited London arrived late due to traffic but they accommodated us without issue. Great attitude of whole staff.

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4.0Dined on 4 May 2018

Very good experience, just as I remember Simpsons over the years - our first visit since the update in 2017, and nothing was lost in the freshening-up. Rib roast and Beef Wellington both very good, although a sharper knife rather than the standard table knife would be more practical for eating the latter, and the Yorkshire pudding is a bit large and bready - could be served a bit more moist for my taste at least. Service from a noticeably younger wait staff was excellent from start to finish.

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5.0Dined on 4 May 2018

I’ve been going to Simpson’s for such a long time, it’s my Dad’s and my favourite place to dine! It’s traditional and wonderful English menu made with British produce and just with very innovative dishes and flavours. Simply Fabulous!

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5.0Dined on 2 May 2018

Probably the best evening ever! The building and the room are just beautiful. Hostess, servers, mangers - everyone so polished yet friendly. My "simple" chicken breast was so flavorful and moist, along with the vegetables, perfect. The enormous silver chafing container was a fitting introduction to the perfectly done prime beef - delicious and excellent meat. Desserts are in the same category, a must order . The restaurant is far from our home, but we would both return quickly if we could. This is a restaurant with lots of class and glamour, but not at all pretentious

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3.0Dined on 1 May 2018

This is no longer the exceptional Restaurant it used to be. The dining room is still impressive, but the food was poor. Watery meat, and unusually small portions.
The desserts were wonderful though.

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3.0Dined on 1 May 2018

Very lovely dining room, but food quality has dropped since the refurbishment. There is no longer the joy of unrepentant and traditional British fare - everything now tries 10% too hard and fails by about the same amount. Disappointing for such a revered institution.

Atmosphere is lovely and very much impressed foreign business associates I had invited to a last minute dinner.

Staff are competent but took a very long time to fetch the requested wine and the bill (upwards of 10 minutes between selecting the wine and it arriving at our table). They were nevertheless very friendly and approachable in demeanor.

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5.0Dined on 1 May 2018

Absolutely perfect performance! That is what you get when you dine at Simpson's In The Strand.

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5.0Dined on 1 May 2018

Excellent food, service and classic decor, right in the heart of London (and theatreland). Also, you can have a game of chess there if you wish with a companion, given the board in-situ.

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3.0Dined on 1 May 2018

service and ambience were very good. the waiter (lady) for our table was kind and friendly. however, the down side was the foods.... we had oyster to start (they were very nice!), and then salmon fish pie with spinach and califlower on the sides. they had too much salt unfortunately... we could not finish it... i wish at least the sides have less salt so that these could go well with the main. apart from that, all were very good. the price is also fare.

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5.0Dined on 1 May 2018

The food and service has never dissapointed - best roast beef in town.

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5.0Dined on 30 April 2018

とても美味しかったです。多くは食べられない、と伝えたら量を調整してくださいましたし、ワインもグラスワインで頼んだのに丁寧に教えてくださいました。気取りすぎず、でもきちんとしていて、ほんとにオススメです。

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4.0Dined on 29 April 2018

All in all a lovely meal in an interesting dining room. Expensive but it is what it is. With a £1,000 bill including 12% service charge charging for tap water is a cheek. However all of us agreed that we would visit again if he occasion arose.

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5.0Dined on 29 April 2018

Enjoyed the carving trolley, classic Sunday executed perfectly. Wines rather expensive, but ambience and service compensated.

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2.0Dined on 28 April 2018

.Very disappointed with grilled lamb chops which was very tough and leeks was salty. Fish pie did not have potato topping. Fish pie was very salty. Medium beef was rare. Fish and chips , the fish coating was very thick. Fish and chips shops do a better fish and chips for much cheaper price. Starter was good. Desert was good. They did not charge for lamb chop and fish pie. On the whole we were very disappointed . Hope they will improve the quality of food served . I enjoy eating lamb chops but on this occasion I was very upset as we had gone out to celebrate birthday of my son-in-law and enjoy a good quality meal but I did not enjoy the meal.

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

We visited Simpsons for my mothers 70th birthday, after seeing a show, and it more than exceeded our expectations. At the front desk we were greeted by name and we were shown to the Churchill corner. Food / drink / service was all fantastic and the birthday cake we organised was bought out at exactly the right time with no prompting. For such a well-known and historic location you don't expect such a personal service. I can highly recommend this for a special occassion.

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Excellent food, excellent service, in elegant and graceful restaurant.

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Lunch at Simpson’s was very pleasant. The staff were most attentive and the food was first rate. The servers serving the meat from the trolley don’t wear chef’s hats anymore so it takes away a little from the tradition of Simpson’s but doesn’t take away from the excellence of the food. Also the toilets are beatifully furnished, it truly is like taking a step back in time. We loved the whole dining experience and will certainly return.

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Lovely food and excellent service from Nina for whom nothing was too much trouble.

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