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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

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Simpson's In The Strand Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

service

4.1

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4.2

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3.6

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83% would recommend it to a friend

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Fit for Foodies (79)
Quiet Conversation (61)
Good for Birthdays (60)
Lunch (58)
Good for Anniversaries (57)
Comfort Food (55)
Outstanding Value (42)
Group Bookings (38)
Notable Wine List (37)
Good for a Date (31)
Afternoon Tea (24)
Brunch (23)
Family Style (21)
Cosy (19)
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Seasonal (16)
People Watching (15)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
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I love it! Music in background was so a ...

 
·Dined 3 days ago

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
food3
ambience4
service4
value2

Great setting and a step back in time to ...

 
·Dined 5 days ago

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!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
food3
ambience3
service3
value1

It felt amusing to be back in the shabby ...

 
·Dined 7 days ago

It felt amusing to be back in the shabby school refectories of my youth but the prices for good plain cooking are bonkers

food3
ambience5
service4
value4

Beautiful surroundings and very quiet, i ...

 
·Dined on 9 January 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Family Style
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great traditional restaurant situated in ...

 
·Dined on 7 January 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
food5
ambience5
service3
value3

I'd heard and read good things about thi ...

 
·Dined on 7 January 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Lovely lunch in a great traditional rest ...

 
·Dined on 7 January 2017

Lovely lunch in a great traditional restaurant. Service as expected and the food of the same quality as usual. Would recommend without hesitation.

Tags: Good for a Date
food4
ambience4
service5
value5

Hi I booked the table for my wife and my ...

 
·Dined on 6 January 2017

Hi

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Authentic
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great restaurant to visit for traditiona ...

 
·Dined on 2 January 2017

Great restaurant to visit for traditional British fare with friendly service.

Tags: Historic, Special Occasion, Business Meals
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

The food was excellent, the staff were ...

 
·Dined on 2 January 2017

The food was excellent, the staff were very courteous and attentive and the atmosphere was excellent.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea
food2
ambience1
service4
value2

Very tired, shabby. Bar upstairs could d ...

 
·Dined on 2 January 2017

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.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

I would recommend Simpsons purely for th ...

 
·Dined on 1 January 2017

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!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Historic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
food5
ambience3
service3
value3

Food was amazing but service wasn't so g ...

 
·Dined on 1 January 2017

Food was amazing but service wasn't so great. Such a shame as it is a lovely place.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

Lots of fun old school British restauran ...

 
·Dined on 31 December 2016

Lots of fun old school British restaurant.

food5
ambience4
service5
value4

We have been to Simpson's before and the ...

 
·Dined on 31 December 2016

We have been to Simpson's before and the standards of food and service were as high as ever.

We had a great time.

Tags: Family Style, Sunday Lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

My husband and I have eaten at Simpson's ...

 
·Dined on 31 December 2016

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Family Style
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

Excellent lunch - delicious well prepare ...

 
·Dined on 30 December 2016

Excellent lunch - delicious well prepared meal - recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
food5
ambience5
service3
value4

We went to Simpsons In The Strand for my ...

 
·Dined on 29 December 2016

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

An exceptional dining experience in a be ...

 
·Dined on 29 December 2016

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Seasonal
food5
ambience3
service1
value3

service very poor needs sorting ,food ve ...

 
·Dined on 28 December 2016

service very poor needs sorting ,food very good but let down by service

Tags: Sunday Lunch
food4
ambience4
service3
value3

De retour après 50 ans et rien n'a chang ...

 
·Dined on 28 December 2016

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 ...

Tags: Il en vaut le détour, Une carte des vins remarquable, Historique
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

Superb and completely reliable. Always a ...

 
·Dined on 28 December 2016

Superb and completely reliable. Always a treat. Never fails.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

i have been there meanwhile several time ...

 
·Dined on 28 December 2016

i have been there meanwhile several times , i always say the same , great !!!!!!!

Tags: Authentic
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

Our Danish friend enjoyed the very typic ...

 
·Dined on 28 December 2016

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Historic, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
food3
ambience4
service2
value3

I've been to Simpson's plenty of times a ...

 
·Dined on 27 December 2016

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.

Tags: Business Meals
food5
ambience5
service4
value3

In for dinner to visit my daughter who's ...

 
·Dined on 27 December 2016

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.

food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Simpsons feels like such a treat. The re ...

 
·Dined on 27 December 2016

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.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Historic
food2
ambience3
service3
value3

地元のトラディショナル料理を体験したくて訪れました。 オックステールスープやエビ ...

 
·Dined on 27 December 2016

地元のトラディショナル料理を体験したくて訪れました。

オックステールスープやエビのビスクスープは大変丁寧な仕込みでとても美味でした。

また、ローストビーフはワゴンでの取り分けスタイルでしたので、レアをお願いしました。

しかし、私達にはとても厚切りで、多かったので、半分まで頂いたところで残してしまいました。

ワインのセレクトも、とても良かったです。

次回は他のメニューにもチャレンジしたいです。

Tags: 本格的・本場の味, 地元の食材を使った料理, 歴史的(創業年、建物など), 地元で評判
food4
ambience5
service5
value3

Five of us dining - five splendid plates ...

 
·Dined on 27 December 2016

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Historic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Good old fashioned food. Good old fashio ...

 
·Dined on 24 December 2016

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.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Thank you all for making a wonderful 18 ...

 
·Dined on 23 December 2016

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

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Very enjoyable family birthday celebrati ...

 
·Dined on 22 December 2016

Very enjoyable family birthday celebration. Food,service, ambience etc. was all great.

Tags: Historic
food3
ambience2
service3
value2

The service was very slow, we had to wai ...

 
·Dined on 21 December 2016

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.

Tags: Cozy
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

This was our second visit and just as en ...

 
·Dined on 20 December 2016

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Family Style, Historic, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

The fish cake and venison are outstandin ...

 
·Dined on 20 December 2016

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.

food4
ambience5
service3
value4

charged us for toast we did not order bu ...

 
·Dined on 20 December 2016

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.

food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Another great relaxing breakfast.

 
·Dined on 20 December 2016

Another great relaxing breakfast.

food3
ambience4
service4
value2

There is an undeniable something special ...

 
·Dined on 19 December 2016

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.

Tags: Authentic
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

If you like old school dining experience ...

 
·Dined on 19 December 2016

If you like old school dining experiences, Simpson's is one of the best.

food2
ambience4
service4
value2

Disappointed. None of the cocktails were ...

 
·Dined on 19 December 2016

Disappointed. None of the cocktails were available; the food was very average.

The ambience and the service was good however.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee

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