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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.
London, WC2R 0EW
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 only went as it it is to close for a refurbishment.i don't mind paying for good food but I dislike being ripped off.the oxtail soup was fine.the calves liver had gristle in it.when you pay £30 for a dish you expect potatoes with it.Not to have to buy a portion.Furthermore something had a lot of salt in as I was thirsty the rest of the day.
The meal cost £46 and I wasn't even offered bread!
We booked a table for our weeding anniversary and were a little disappointed to have a table in the centre of the room, in close proximity to other diners. I just assumed there would be space between the tables. Another time, I would specifically ask for a table on the sides of the room and if this was not forthcoming I would go somewhere else. It is a beautiful room and attentive service. I would also add that on two occasions the waiter reached across me to serve, not what I would expect at a venue such as Simpsons. The Halibut was also a little dry.
I am raising the negative aspects of the experience which overall was enjoyable and would not prevent us trying the venue again.
My table was a bit gloomy, over there in the corner. Disappointed that their sticky toffee pudding was off the menu, despite it being on the website's menu. And do you no longer get a little cake with a candle on when you celebrate your birthday there? Okay, it was my 50th, but my aunt got one there on her 60th.
The reason to go to Simpsons is the decor, history, carvery and ceremony. We had a fantastic meal with good wine and a wait staff that actually wanted to engage with customers. The carvery roast was fantastic as was the beef Wellington and duck. The puddings were not excellent (I would have expected them to be), but everything else was. This is definitely a grand special occasion place and a fantastic spot to take people who are visiting London from abroad.
The offer was bought via Timeout which consisted of 3 courses & a glass of prosecco. We went as it was my friends birthday. The food was delicious and so filling. It was lovely seeing my friend get a candle with Happy Birthday on her pudding. The atmosphere was very grand and the silverware trollies with the famous Roast Beef was divine, the meat was melt in your mouth and not tiny portions neither. The only thing that I would change was the toilets. One of the taps were broken and another tap was bellowing as if it was on it's last legs. The toilets took ages to refill and people left them unflushed. Such a lovely venue but the facilities let it down a bit. I still go back as it's my favourite restaurant, this is my tenth time dining.
Yet another great lunch with friends. Three of us had the steak and kidney pudding. The taste was excellent , the best we had ever had. The size of the pudding was big enough to feed two people. The fourth guest had the Skate. She is a fussy eater but she cleared her plate. She too was very impressed with the quality of the food.
The atmosphere in this restaurant is unique and the staff are all well trained in doing things the old fashioned way. So nice to experience standards this high but without fuss.
We were horrified to discover that Simpsons will be closing for a while to carry out a refurbishment . Please don't spoil this wonderful place just because you can. Regular diners like things as they are and please take care of the lovely staff during this changing phase.
We had the most lovely afternoon at Simpsons - delicious traditional food in generous portions served by wonderful staff. Our waiter made a big effort for my father's birthday even though I only mentioned it at the last minute! Highly recommended for a special occasion.
Fabulous dinner. The food was excellent. The service was aloof and not helpful with suggestions. The combination of foreigners serving foreigners made communication frustrating.
I was there solo and the large dining hall ambience wasn't great for me who prefers eating solo at a bar but I'd still go back for a taste of the excellent English cuisine.
I love places like this and would definitely recommend it. Just research what you'd like before you go because the staff is not helpful.
Loved the piano.
Everything about Simpsons on the Strand says something. If you are within the Strand early for the reservation I would recommend going to there up stairs bar, the selection of cocktails and drinks are wonderful. I would definitely recommend one of there cocktails.
The grandeur of the restaurant , attentiveness of staff and food says quality. I have definitely added the address and phone number of this restaurant to my phone book.
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.
My wife and I dined at Simpsons on Thursday night last, 16th February. We had the most wonderful experience in every way. I had left a note on the online booking saying that we were on a flying visit to our favourite city and would appreciate the best available table. Boy did everybody at Simpsons push the boat out for us - and all the staff seemed to be aware of our request. From the reception at the front door to the most wonderfully situated table, to the attention we received all evening - it was a perfect occasion. The food and wine were superb. My only regret is that I do not recall the names of everybody who looked after us that evening - I would be obliged if this message could be conveyed to all staff at Simpsons - there is obviously a great culture of a very high level of service, and it shows. Again many thanks to all for greatly exceeding our expectations and making it an exceptional evening.
A nice venue, impressive entrance and really good cocktail bar upstairs that we could enjoy before our meal. I went with my wife for Valentine's Day and was delighted to see they had listened to my request for a booth seat, even though they are clearly meant for at least 4!
However I was really disappointed to see that they had gone down the route of providing a vastly slimmed down menu. Very frustrating when restaurants do this, I had in fact cancelled a previous booking when that restaurant called to confirm I was happy with the use of such a menu.
As such there was very little choice. One of the starters brought out was incorrect; the waiter was more than happy to change but we decided to stick with it (it was one we were considering anyway and it would mean eating starters separately or else wasting two plates of food). Both were good.
For main we had the Chateaubriand, which was very much medium rather than the medium-rare requested. It was served with roast potatoes that would have been much more at home in a school canteen! Overdone, tough and dry.
We wouldn't usually order dessert, but it was a set menu so no choice. Decent fayre, but nothing to write home about.
I'm sure this isn't representative of their usual food, but it seemed like they just had total disdain for anyone dining on Valentine's Day and shoved out some leftovers.
Cocktails were great, the service was excellent - friendly and attentive (if you like the more aloof style you might find it a little too fussy). There was an occasional bit of piano playing, which was nice, but did highlight the lack of background music when not playing.
It is a nice, classy venue, great staff, just completely let down by the special menu and subsequent food on the day (main course mainly). £85 per person (excl. drinks) when there's limited choice and you don't actually want dessert is a bit steep.
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
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.
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