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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

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.

100 Strand
London, WC2R 0EW
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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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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.7

noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (88)
Fit for Foodies (87)
Quiet Conversation (85)
Comfort Food (83)
Good for Birthdays (83)
Lunch (82)
Notable Wine List (55)
Good for a Date (47)
Group Bookings (43)
Outstanding Value (35)
Cosy (33)
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 (Charleston)·Dined on 13 April 2017

Had a good reputation. Closing soon for upgrade. Servicepoor, no offer of cocktails,dessert ,tea or coffee after dinner .
Treated like criminals when we asked for a to go bag/ container for or extra 2 pounds of roast left from our family party of 6.
Very disappointing.

Tags: Historic
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 (London)·Dined on 11 April 2017

Simpson's promised excellent food, personal service and a unique experience reminiscent of a proper dining out feel, and they did not disappoint.
The setting is wonderfully old fashioned and the staff friendly and attentive. The food was really good and at least one member of a party must order the magnificent roast beef to experience the carving at a table of the delicious meat. The trout was also excellent and the desserts varied and beautiful.
As a pre-theatre offer it was not hugely expensive and well worth every penny.
Thoroughly enjoyed it!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighbourhood Gem, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 10 April 2017

The roast beef is simply delicious, you can't go wrong with that

Tags: Cosy, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 9 April 2017

I've dined at Simpsons every visit I made to London for the past 25 years and have never been disappointed. An old school outstanding restaurant that I would highly recommend.

Tags: Romance, Business Meals
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 (London)·Dined on 9 April 2017

My brother had arrived from Canada and it was agreed I should take him to a quintessentially English restaurant.
The food was good as was the service although we needed to refill our own glasses a couple of times.
We have been before and all agreed the food was a bit expensive but the wine was even more so.
The carpet was in need of a good clean or evan a change but I understand it is due to be refurbished very soon. I expect that will mean all the prices will rise!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on 8 April 2017

Good to visit Simpson's again before their upcoming re-fit. The Silver Carvery trolleys are an obvious choice. I choose the rib of beef whilst my wife choose the lamb, both were stunning!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasions
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 (London)·Dined on 8 April 2017

We took the opportunity to take an elderly relative for lunch before the refurbishment takes place, as he had never visited Simpsons before.
He thoroughly enjoyed his meal and hopes to return soon.
As for my wife and I, we also enjoyed are lunch but the main course could have been a little warmer.
We do hope to return once the refurbishment has been completed and hope that this will prove to be just a refurb and not a demolition . It would be sad to lose such a lovely old place that we love just the way it is.

Tags: Special Occasions, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Historic, Good for Birthdays, Lunch, Family Style, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on 7 April 2017

Really good business lunch.......excellent food and service

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 6 April 2017

Nice ambience and history. Theirs prime roast had no flavor. Beef Wellington is good. When they do the renovations they should get better beef for roast.

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 (London)·Dined on 2 April 2017

Great at always!
Food, specially from the trolly was great, 10 of us loved it.
Ive never seen staffs as professional, charming, quick and friendly as Simpson's staffs. Soun in particular was great, he is an absolute delight.
Bar staffs are great too, one of us splashed a whole bloodymerry cocktail in the bar table upstair by accident. Staffs helped us to clean and tidy with smiles. Later, brought another bloodymerry and said 'it was an accident'. Really lovely staffs.

Tags: Group Bookings, Fit for Foodies
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 (Norfolk)·Dined on 2 April 2017

This visit didn't live up to our expectations. Some of our party found their beef a little tough yorkshire pudding over done!The service started off very good but didn't continue. No offer of coffee to end the meal and ages for the bill.

Tags: Child Friendly, Family Style, Historic
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 (London)·Dined on 31 March 2017

This was our first visit to Simpson's in the Strand and we would definitely go back. The food and service were excellent.

Tags: Group Bookings, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 26 March 2017

We had dinner on Sunday for Mother's Day. This is a lovely, old world restaurant. Everything was perfect, from the food, service and ambience. Looking forward to going back many more times.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cosy, Fit for Foodies, Live Music
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 (London)·Dined on 26 March 2017

Excellent Service in a historic setting with amazing traditional English food. The Beef trolley is a must

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasions
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 (London)·Dined on 26 March 2017

The food was excellent and the service was excellent will be returning on my next visit to London

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 25 March 2017

This is difficult. The dining room remains beautiful and I'll be interested to read what is refurbished after its' closure mid-April to June this year(2017). However, the food is what ought to be the highest priority and that night too many things were disappointing - with the lack of acknowledgment or action adding fuel to that disappointment. My wifes' Pan Fried Skate was advertised to come with a Caper dressing - no sign of capers or indeed something to resemble a dressing or sauce. The fish itself was well cooked and good. My griddled Calves Liver had way too many tubes left within the decent sized piece of liver and medium rare was pretty damned close to very rare. It did not eat well. I ate what I felt I could and thought I'd voice some disappointment when the Mains were cleared, as it was not entirely inedible. When highlighted and shown to our Waiter, he spoke incomprehensively and with no apology. There was no rancour in our exchanges and I felt sure some level of apology and possibly compensation of some kind would be forthcoming. Nothing at all was offered. The 2 x Chablis at £ 64 per bottle was very poor value for a pleasant but undistinguished wine. That evening, my mother-in-law was slightly unwell and had little appetite. Ironically, her Dover sole was the highlight of the evenings' meal and was well served at the table. 12.5% Service is automatically added and our Bill of £ 300.66 for three persons - though small in Simpsons' terms(as we only had the two bottles of wine and no pre or post-prandial alcohol) left me frustrated and disappointed, given the poor nature of two Main Courses. In all conscience, I couldn't recommend Simpsons In The Strand to anyone other than people for whom Dinner at a more likely average of £ 100-£150+ per head means little.

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 (London)·Dined on 25 March 2017

Simpson's is about to undergo a well needed refurb and so I would suggest waiting until this is complete. It is all very tired and having been there a year ago when I was so impressed my recent visit was distinctly unimpressive! Food very mediocre and I thought the service was very slow.

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on 22 March 2017

I have eaten here many times over the last 50 years. The restaurant is a little tired looking. The dress code needs to be enforced.
But the food is always good; reliable and quite a broad choice.
I understand that it is closing soon for a refurbishment. I look forward to returning.

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 (London)·Dined on 22 March 2017

Ultimate old world charm on a budget (if you take the early dinner set menu). The food was actually very good and the service was impeccable.

Tags: Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on 21 March 2017

Disappointing and a little sad. We normally go to the Goring but thought we would try Simpsons because of it's reputation. The beef was excellent, but the place was not worth a re visit.

Tags: Historic
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 (London)·Dined on 20 March 2017

Lunch on a special birthday needs out of the ordinary surroundings and a bit of history to contribute that extra dimension, and Simpsons did that in spades.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romance, Special Occasions, Cosy
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 (London)·Dined on 18 March 2017

Once again we enjoyed a great evening at Simpsons with wonderful food and fantastic service

Tags: Special Occasions, Local Ingredients
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 (London)·Dined on 18 March 2017

Came across this restaurant due to proximity to theatre but what a delightful find it was. The food was fabulous with the sticky toffee pudding probably the best I have ever tasted. Closing for a refurb, at which I hope they change the layout of the tables as it did resemble a school canteen, fortunately it wasn't too busy when we dined otherwise I think my experience may have not been so comfortable. Looking forward to trying it again post refurb and would highly recommend.

Tags: Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 18 March 2017

A spectacular experience. Like a time machine into an era of exceptional service. The food is excellent. The wine list is solid. The pleasant surprise was the cocktail menu. Innovative concoctions along side classic cocktails were executed perfectly.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Special Occasions, Historic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on 16 March 2017

A really friendly and welcoming atmosphere. It was a special occasion and we went for the roast beef signature dish. We were not disappointed. A lovely meal in wonderful surroundings.

Tags: Cosy, Quiet Conversation, Historic, Lunch, Family Style, Special Occasions
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 (Essex)·Dined on 15 March 2017

Service and ambience outstanding. I was made to feel very special. Ive been coming to this restaurant for over 80 years and its as good today as its always been.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Historic, Cosy, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on 12 March 2017

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!

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 (London)·Dined on 12 March 2017

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.

Tags: Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 12 March 2017

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.

Tags: People Watching, Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 11 March 2017

Very Nice Place.the food was Good,waiters polite and Good location

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on 10 March 2017

Was my second time in 2 weeks. O had wonderful time & great food.

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Cosy, Historic, Outstanding Value, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Happy Hour
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 (London)·Dined on 5 March 2017

good quality ingredients good service great for a different experience on Sunday. enjoyed the experience.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (London)·Dined on 4 March 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasions, Business Meals
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 (London)·Dined on 4 March 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Group Bookings, Comfort Food, Romance, Special Occasions, Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on 3 March 2017

Excellent venue for a traditional breakfast. Good value too.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (London)·Dined on 2 March 2017

Great ambiance and fantastic food. Would definitely recommend

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Lunch, Special Occasions
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 (London)·Dined on 28 February 2017

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Lunch, Historic, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Special Occasions
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 (London)·Dined on 26 February 2017

Simply the best roast beef that I have had in any restaurant and it is consistently so. I have been coming for years and it never disappoints. Coming here turns a meal into an occasion.

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 26 February 2017

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.

Tags: Historic, Comfort Food, People Watching, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Romance
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 (London)·Dined on 26 February 2017

Absolutely fantastic restaurant the food was top class the service was brilliant .Would definitely recommend to anyone.

Tags: Cosy, Group Bookings, Sunday Lunch
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