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
Our visit to Simpsons on this occasion w ...
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.
The food was generally good, and the bee ...
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 go ...
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.
It was our second visit and our 4 friend ...
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.
A disappointing evening overall. The c ...
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.
Impeccable service and great food and dr ...
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.
My friend and I went for a leisurely lun ...
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.
As usual Simpsons lived up to our expect ...
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.
Simpsons is always good for lunch, still ...
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.
The service Is terrible at the restauran ...
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.
We went to celebrate a family birthday. ...
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.
Sunday roast beef with all the trimmings ...
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.
Just a really lovely and classy restaura ...
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!!
Our children bought us champagne dinner ...
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.
Still the best for roast beef & lamb eve ...
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!
Celebratory lunch with my sister to kick ...
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
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