About Simpson's In The Strand
London, WC2R 0EW
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.
Hours of operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:15am - 10:30am
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:45pm; Sunday: 12:00pm - 9pm
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5.00pm – 10:30pm
Satuday Dinner 5pm-10.30pm
£41 and over
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
020 7836 9112
Full Bar, Wheelchair Access
Simpson's In The Strand Ratings and Reviews
I love it! Music in background was so a ...
I love it!
Music in background was so appealing and captivating, old hits of Sir Elton John etc., piano cover .
Service cool and food amazing !
Great setting and a step back in time to ...
Great setting and a step back in time to a former fabulous London institution. Terrific service, great location and main elements of our dishes were fabulous (incredible meat) but the side dishes were poor: limp veg and soggy potatoes (roast and chipped) took the edge off and means we won't go back in a hurry. Also a shame they only brought the a la carte menu and not the pre-theatre set menu (they knew we were off the Savoy theatre). A very expensive pre theatre a la carte dinner for 2 cost £177: ouch but at least we had a bottle of wine!!
It felt amusing to be back in the shabby ...
It felt amusing to be back in the shabby school refectories of my youth but the prices for good plain cooking are bonkers
Beautiful surroundings and very quiet, i ...
Beautiful surroundings and very quiet, ideal for a pre-theatre dinner. Food was generally very good with an extensive choice available. Waiters asked if we were attending the theatre as some meals would take longer to prepare. The partridge was well cooked but was too tough to get off the bone. Service was good and overall for the experience good value.
Great traditional restaurant situated in ...
Great traditional restaurant situated in the west end of London. Beautiful ambience with stunning chandeliers elegantly lighting the dining room and transporting you back to a bygone era. Carefully and thoughtfully cooked food (traditional English fare) and first class service makes this a great place for a special celebration.
I'd heard and read good things about thi ...
I'd heard and read good things about this place so decided to book as a treat for my girlfriends birthday and wasn't disappointed. We had the roast beef which was amazing and well worth it. The music provided by a pianist was unobtrusive and helped to make the dining experience special. Would definetley recommend.
Lovely lunch in a great traditional rest ...
Lovely lunch in a great traditional restaurant. Service as expected and the food of the same quality as usual. Would recommend without hesitation.
Hi I booked the table for my wife and my ...
I booked the table for my wife and myself but I fell ill on the morning as such my wife and daughter attended. They thoroughly enjoyed it and were extremely complementary. A few minor points they mentioned in passing for your consideration.
The room for the pre-dinner drinks was without heating.
The restaurant was not over busy at the time yet the diners were crammed in rather than spread out. This caused a lack of privacy for discussion purposes.
They prefer Yorkshire Puddings to be 'doughy' whereas they were well done, I recognise this is a personal preference.
Please accept this as constructive comment rather than a criticism.
Great restaurant to visit for traditiona ...
Great restaurant to visit for traditional British fare with friendly service.
The food was excellent, the staff were ...
The food was excellent, the staff were very courteous and attentive and the atmosphere was excellent.
Very tired, shabby. Bar upstairs could d ...
Very tired, shabby. Bar upstairs could do with make over. adjoining rooms a mess. Not like the old days. Not even spotty dick on the menu....what more can I say....Perhaps only for tourists.
I would recommend Simpsons purely for th ...
I would recommend Simpsons purely for the experience of the dining room and having your roast dinner carved for you at the side of your table!
The food is top-class. Looking forward to my next trip to London so I can visit again!!
Food was amazing but service wasn't so g ...
Food was amazing but service wasn't so great. Such a shame as it is a lovely place.
Lots of fun old school British restauran ...
Lots of fun old school British restaurant.
We have been to Simpson's before and the ...
We have been to Simpson's before and the standards of food and service were as high as ever.
We had a great time.
My husband and I have eaten at Simpson's ...
My husband and I have eaten at Simpson's for late lunches with the family and for the evening with friends. Staff are very friendly and welcoming. The feeling of not being rushed is a bonus. Would highly recommend.
Excellent lunch - delicious well prepare ...
Excellent lunch - delicious well prepared meal - recommended.
We went to Simpsons In The Strand for my ...
We went to Simpsons In The Strand for my Mum's 70th following a trip to the theatre. The service was exceptional, food was delicious and the live piano music added to the ambiance. I would definitely go again.
An exceptional dining experience in a be ...
An exceptional dining experience in a beautiful setting. A fine British establishment that retains culture and authenticity. The food menu is expansive and a delight for meat eaters. Don't miss the Beef Wellington. Highly recommended.
service very poor needs sorting ,food ve ...
service very poor needs sorting ,food very good but let down by service
De retour après 50 ans et rien n'a chang ...
De retour après 50 ans et rien n'a changé (sauf la clientèle , beaucoup plus touristique !)
Bonne Nourriture traditionnelle dans un site historique.
Service légèrement désinvolte, en particulier quand notre serveur a renversé sur la veste de mon mari le fond de la bouteille de Lynch Bages des voisins. Attendons le remboursement du pressing avant de décider du rapport qualité/prix ...
Superb and completely reliable. Always a ...
Superb and completely reliable. Always a treat. Never fails.
i have been there meanwhile several time ...
i have been there meanwhile several times , i always say the same , great !!!!!!!
Our Danish friend enjoyed the very typic ...
Our Danish friend enjoyed the very typical and traditional British feel of Simpsons. The meat was just perfect served from under the silver covered beef trolley and expertly carved at the table.
I've been to Simpson's plenty of times a ...
I've been to Simpson's plenty of times and this was my least favourite occasion. They ran out of the one dish everyone had come to try - their famous beef wellington - and didn't seem at all phased by our disappointment. My friend then ordered the trout, which came with mashed potato, but they still brought the mashed potato that she had ordered to go with the beef wellington so she had double, which, of course, she didn't eat but we still paid for - surely they should have thought of this. It really annoyed me. They also never cleared our empty glasses off the table so our empty pre-dinner cocktail glasses sat there throughout the meal. Lastly, we ordered a specific bottle of wine and they brought the incorrect year. They were about to open it when my husband noticed, so they went to check and they didn't even have the correct year - surely they knew this but just didn't bother mentioning it. Overall, I was not impressed by the service, so will not be in a rush to go back any time soon, which is a shame since the other times I went were brilliant.
In for dinner to visit my daughter who's ...
In for dinner to visit my daughter who's studying overseas, the food was lovely, small portions for the price, but a gorgeous meal overall.
Simpsons feels like such a treat. The re ...
Simpsons feels like such a treat. The restaurant has been lovingly cared for and it's like stepping back in time.
You won't find better cuts of beef or lamb in London; the chef brings the meat on a trolley to you and carves the finest parts in front of you, so you know exactly what you're getting.
Be sure to have a Bloody Mary, made in the bar upstairs. It's perfect with your meal and adds the right amount of kick.
The oysters are not to be missed either.
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Five of us dining - five splendid plates ...
Five of us dining - five splendid plates of rare roast beef from the trolley - there is nothing else as far as we are concerned when dining at Simpson's.
Good old fashioned food. Good old fashio ...
Good old fashioned food. Good old fashioned service.
Elegant dining room. Not cheap but not over expensive either.
If you are a visitor to London you must try it.
Thank you all for making a wonderful 18 ...
Thank you all for making a wonderful 18th birthday for my son
Outstanding food and service through out our visit
Pleas pass on my sincere thank to all your staff and wish you all a great new year
We are already looking to return in 2017
Once again thank you all very much
Mr. Lucus Smith
Very enjoyable family birthday celebrati ...
Very enjoyable family birthday celebration. Food,service, ambience etc. was all great.
The service was very slow, we had to wai ...
The service was very slow, we had to wait for our table despite booking, and another large table had the staffs attention so service was slow especially paying. Food was ok but given the price should have bee a LOT better - my beef was a bit dry. Staff were friendly and nice atmosphere.
This was our second visit and just as en ...
This was our second visit and just as enjoyable as the first. Our party of five had different meals. All agreed that their starters were very good, the fish cakes especially so. Two of our party had the beef and were very satisfied , the other three all enjoyed their meals but all agreed that they could have been hotter. No one could manage a dessert. The choice of wine by the glass was very good which is good as not everyone wants wine and to order a bottle can be something of a waste. The cost of the meal with drinks was not cheap but we were happy to pay the price as Simpsons offers more than just a meal. Will be returning very soon.
The fish cake and venison are outstandin ...
The fish cake and venison are outstanding. The roast beef is very good but not the best. The roasted potatoes very good, the vegetables outstandingly good and I don't understand the big deal about Yorkshire pudding. The holiday log at dessert was yummy.
charged us for toast we did not order bu ...
charged us for toast we did not order but was plopped on the table, service was difficult - always had to seek someone out to flag down for anything.
Another great relaxing breakfast.
Another great relaxing breakfast.
There is an undeniable something special ...
There is an undeniable something special about eating at Simpsons. The dining room is unchanged, as is the menu. The staff were polite and attentive.The food is traditional - we expected that. Good but not remarkable. Drink traditional water. £100 for a bottle of unremarkable St Emilion, two glasses of Sauternes and coffee is excessive.
If you like old school dining experience ...
If you like old school dining experiences, Simpson's is one of the best.
Disappointed. None of the cocktails were ...
Disappointed. None of the cocktails were available; the food was very average.
The ambience and the service was good however.
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