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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

100 Strand
London, WC2R 0EW
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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

Cuisines:
British

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

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 7836 9112

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

Executive Chef:
Gerry Rae

Additional:
Full Bar, Wheelchair Access

Simpson's In The Strand Ratings and Reviews

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84% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (70)
Comfort Food (69)
Lunch (68)
Notable Wine List (43)
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Group Bookings (40)
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Our visit to Simpsons on this occasion w ...

 
 (London)·Dined 2 days ago

Our visit to Simpsons on this occasion was to thank friends for helping organise a family celebration. Simpsons menu, service and general ambiance did not disappoint and our friends throughly enjoyed the whole experience.

The Dover sole was cooked to perfection , the beef was excellent and the partridge was very tasty. All in all a resounding success.

Thank you Simpsons.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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Whilst I have given excellent ratings, I ...

 
 (Surrey)·Dined 4 days ago

Whilst I have given excellent ratings, I am annoyed to be forced to write in this box

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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Great food and great experience especial ...

 
 (London)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and great experience especially if you are new to London and looking for an English roast experience.

Tags: Historic
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Impressive service and ambience. The roa ...

 
 (London)·Dined 5 days ago

Impressive service and ambience. The roast beef was magnificent but let down by soggy cabbage and truly dreadful roast potatoes.

Tags: Special Occasion
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A very big shame that toast is a separat ...

 
 (London)·Dined 5 days ago

A very big shame that toast is a separate cost and not even baked on premises ... Filter coffee only warm ..

Tags: People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Historic, Special Occasion, Romantic
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The food was generally good, and the bee ...

 
 (London)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was generally good, and the beef was excellent. There is an attractive "tiredness" to the decor which seems is unchanged since it was built. We sat in one of the cosy cabins which created a lovely Valentines ambience! One glass of Prosecco was "off" but they happily replaced and did not charge. The service was very good and attentive. Quite expensive at £85 a head but nevertheless an enjoyable evening

Tags: Good for a Date
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This place is quite interesting, it's go ...

 
 (London)·Dined 6 days ago

This place is quite interesting, it's got so much history that it's almost left in the past. When comparing with other restaurants in this price bracket (The shard, city social, sky garden) it doesn't really compete. It's nice to go to, the service was okay, definitely get the beef or lamb from the trolley service as that was the highlight. The ambience was strange, people in hoodies and then people in very fancy suits, a pianist that would only play on and off, so you have a lot of time where it's pretty quiet. If you have family visiting and want a very traditional British meal this place is perfect.

Tags: Historic, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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A wonderful old traditional and historic ...

 
 (London)·Dined 6 days ago

A wonderful old traditional and historic setting. Large old dining room with attentive but not too pressing waiters. Food is good quality- especially good for roast meat on the bone carved at the table

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food
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Great food and service, recommend for an ...

 
 (London)·Dined on 12 February 2017

Great food and service, recommend for any occasion

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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The roast potatoes had been reheated and ...

 
 (London)·Dined on 10 February 2017

The roast potatoes had been reheated and were awful. But to be fair, they didn't charge us for 1 of the main courses.

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Wines amazingly overpriced, pies were ac ...

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 (London)·Dined on 10 February 2017

Wines amazingly overpriced, pies were actually casseroles with a pastry circle on top, food was mediocre st best.

I won't be returning

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals
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Food was good albeit expensive. Service ...

 
 (London)·Dined on 8 February 2017

Food was good albeit expensive. Service in the dining room was excellent. The reason for my limited 'service' figure was the arrogance and attitude of the woman on the reception desk.

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We dined pre-theatre. Simpson 's serves ...

 
 (London)·Dined on 7 February 2017

We dined pre-theatre. Simpson 's serves excellent traditional British food. The service is very good and friendly. It is a great place for a leisurely dinner if time permits in lovely surroundings.

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We have been there several times for the ...

 
 (London)·Dined on 7 February 2017

We have been there several times for the carving and for the last two times the meat was cold and very fatty. Asked for bread multiple times and was ignore. We will not go back sadly.

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Excellent as always - very traditional B ...

 
 (London)·Dined on 5 February 2017

Excellent as always - very traditional British food well delivered.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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A wonderful experience. Superb food, wi ...

 
 (London)·Dined on 5 February 2017

A wonderful experience. Superb food, with a level of service that will exceed your expectations. If you visit London, you must visit Simpsons.

Tags: Fun, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Family Style, Comfort Food
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It was our second visit and our 4 friend ...

 
 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on 5 February 2017

It was our second visit and our 4 friends first. We all agreed it was a lovely choice of venue and the food was delicious if obviously quite expensive. Our only gripe was with the very small vegetable portions at very high prices which seemed a little unnecessary in such a lovely top end establishment.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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A lovely evening, excellent food, ambien ...

 
 (London)·Dined on 4 February 2017

A lovely evening, excellent food, ambience and service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fun
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A disappointing evening overall. The c ...

 
 (London)·Dined on 4 February 2017

A disappointing evening overall. The carpet and chairs in the "grand entrance" were dirty and what we expected to be iconic was shabby and unwelcoming. The service was slow and sloppy - our amuse bouche china was only removed to make way for our main courses as they arrived. Calves liver was partially inedible since the sinew had not been removed and blue cheese dumplings were cold and stodgy. I was offered meat from the carvery but it was too late. Other meals were adequate. Mashed potato was delicious not unexpectedly for £9.00 per portion. We ordered a second bottle of wine which was forgotten until we chased it. in short, what we expected to be a first class birthday dinner was little short of mediocre. We will not be returning.

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Impeccable service and great food and dr ...

 
 (London)·Dined on 4 February 2017

Impeccable service and great food and drink. The character of the restaurant is brilliant has a lovely relaxed feel. The steak and kidney pudding would have fed a family of four! My wife always has the lobster soup which never fails. Followed by monkfish which was tasty. The wine selection is extensive which a mix of premier and affordable ones.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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Amazing I can't wait to go back

 
 (London)·Dined on 4 February 2017

Amazing I can't wait to go back

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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Nice historic settings food was a bit ex ...

 
 (London)·Dined on 4 February 2017

Nice historic settings food was a bit expensive but it's one of a kind. Waiting on was not special enough.

Tags: Disabled Access, Historic, Authentic
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My friend and I went for a leisurely lun ...

 
 (London)·Dined on 3 February 2017

My friend and I went for a leisurely lunch at Simpsons to celebrate her 60th birthday. We wanted somewhere with an old-fashioned, traditionally English menu and atmosphere. Simpsons fitted the bill perfectly with its historic decorated ceilings and picture covered wood panelled walls. The staff were courteous and charming, making us feel welcome, and lunch was served in an unhurried way with seemingly effortless understated efficiency. Delicious classic English fare - I had beef wellington and my friend steak and kidney pudding. We started with a glass of very good English sparkling wine to celebrate and then had a very good half bottle of red recommended by our waiter. Although the portions were generous we couldn't resist the treacle pudding and the apple tart for dessert. The restaurant is large and quite busy yet seemed to maintain a quiet, relaxed atmosphere making conversation easy and relaxed. It's not the cheapest but you get what you pay for and it was great for a special occasion.

Tags: Historic, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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Wondrful dinner as always. There is some ...

 
 (München)·Dined on 2 February 2017

Wondrful dinner as always. There is something very special about Simpsons

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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The best steak and kidney pudding in the ...

 
 (London)·Dined on 1 February 2017

The best steak and kidney pudding in the world. A restaurant faithful to its traditions and the better for that.

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Simply outstanding. The staff were extre ...

 
 (London)·Dined on 1 February 2017

Simply outstanding.

The staff were extremely professional, discreet and friendly.

The food was excellent (we all had the beef)!

The history and ambience will ensure we come back regularly.

Thank you.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Private Room, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Historic, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Fireplace, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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As usual Simpsons lived up to our expect ...

 
 (London)·Dined on 31 January 2017

As usual Simpsons lived up to our expectations. The signature roast beef was excellent, the staff were very good. However it is what one expects of Simpsons. We cannot fault a single thing. Here is to the next time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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Simpsons is always good for lunch, still ...

 
 (London)·Dined on 31 January 2017

Simpsons is always good for lunch, still doing beef and lamb from the trolley which is excellent. Once again like most central London restaurants they advertise a fixed lunch menu and then don't give it so you have to ask. It's great value and by far the best way to lunch here but the staple a la carte menu is always great.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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The service Is terrible at the restauran ...

 
 (London)·Dined on 28 January 2017

The service Is terrible at the restaurant - this is not a silver service experience. The food is just plonked on the table as if they are in a rush and want to get rid of you. we ordered the roast beef and lamb dinner which is supposed to be their speciality - it was like being in Macdonalds as fast as we ordered it the food arrived obviously all waiting in the back to be bought straight out so not very fresh or warm. The dinner is the same as any Sunday dinner except you pay £30 instead of £10 in a nice pub on a Sunday where food is prepared on an individual basis.

I would not recommend this to anyone and it is sad that the Savoy hotel associate themselves with this restaurant.

When you paying the prices they advertise you should get good service and also value for your money not a fast food take away experience.

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We went to celebrate a family birthday. ...

 
 (Dorset)·Dined on 28 January 2017

We went to celebrate a family birthday. The restaurant in beautiful but it is a shame that Simpson's do not enforce their dress code, I know it sounds snobbish but you go to a place like this for the ambiance as well as the food. The service was excellent with good wine recommendations. We stuck to dishes that Simpson's is famous for, roast beef and lamb and steak and kidney pie all were delicious and were served with sensible side dishes which meant we had room for dessert!! We can highly recommend the Quidditch Pudding.

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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We came for my birthday and had the beef ...

 
 (London)·Dined on 27 January 2017

We came for my birthday and had the beef it was really perfect

service very attentive and would love to return

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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Sunday roast beef with all the trimmings ...

 
 (Cheshire)·Dined on 22 January 2017

Sunday roast beef with all the trimmings was excellent, served in style. Lovely welcome from the staff, and nice to chat with the cloakroom gentleman. Service was super, and the surroundings full of character. Would love to return and sample more of the tempting menu.

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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If you want history , this is must do , ...

 
 (Hampshire)·Dined on 22 January 2017

If you want history , this is must do , sunday lunch out of this world

It was a special occasion and the 5 of us were talking about the day

Well into the evening 1st class all the way

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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Food was not for me

 
 (London)·Dined on 21 January 2017

Food was not for me

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Just a really lovely and classy restaura ...

 
 (London)·Dined on 20 January 2017

Just a really lovely and classy restaurant. Service is excellent, as is the food. It is good value for money. I also like the fact that they have a live piano player. Plus they have a dress code. I just love this restaurant!!

Tags: Outstanding Value, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Live Music, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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Our children bought us champagne dinner ...

 
 (London)·Dined on 20 January 2017

Our children bought us champagne dinner for two as a gift at Simpsons. Everything from the welcome we received, the pre-dinner cocktail to the delicious meal was excellent! The pianist was outstanding. We will definitely be returning and would recommend Simpsons to our friends and family.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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Still the best for roast beef & lamb eve ...

 
 (London)·Dined on 17 January 2017

Still the best for roast beef & lamb even though women, children now allowed downstairs instead of just upstairs & no longer a requirement for jacket & ties. Oh well, times past.

So now everywhere the staff dress well & the clientele any which way!? Its the staff should comment on the behaviour of the customers.

And so in every way standards are pulled down in the name of fairness & liberalism!

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Fantastic food in a very comfortable set ...

 
 (London)·Dined on 16 January 2017

Fantastic food in a very comfortable setting. Traditional dining at its best. Helpful staff.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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Celebratory lunch with my sister to kick ...

 
 (London)·Dined on 15 January 2017

Celebratory lunch with my sister to kick start the new year. Nothing will supersede the first time we ate at Simpson's but, it remains something very special and we are never disappointed. Although we always give the menu a very good look, there is really nothing to beat the roast beef, beautifully cut and presented from the trolley at your table. Totally historic and always so much appreciated. Thank you so much to the whole Simpson's team, Xxx

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Historic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Good for a Date
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I love it! Music in background was so a ...

 
 (London)·Dined on 14 January 2017

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 !

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Wood Oven, Special Occasion, Cozy, Bar Seating, Romantic
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