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The Cinnamon Club
The Cinnamon Club
  • Address:
    The Old Westminster Library, 30-32 Great Smith Street
    London, SW1P 3BU
    Area:
    St. James's
  • Cuisine:
    Indian
    Price: £41 and over

The Cinnamon Club Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cinnamonclub.com
  • Phone: 0207 222 2555
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 9:30am;
    Brunch: Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm;
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:45pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Executive Chef: Vivek Singh
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wine
  • Catering: We look forward to catering for your party and we can offer a fantastic selection of canapés or dining experience if you have a full-fledged kitchen.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Westminster and St. James's Park tube stations are both within walking distance.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: On street outside is free after 6:30pm on the single yellow line. There is also an NCP Car Park located 5 minutes away on Abingdon Street.
A word from The Cinnamon Club
The multiple award-winning Cinnamon Club in St James’ is like no other Indian restaurant you’ve visited. Set in the former Old Westminster Library – a Grade II listed building still with books lining the walls - it has a grandeur and character that perfectly compliments its outstanding food. The team of 18 chefs, headed up by Vivek Singh, have a creative approach and a distinctive knack of layering flavours with stunning presentation. The imaginative lunch and dinner menus change seasonally. Pre and post-theatre menus are also available.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerIndian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "Highly disappointing, although a relaxing and convivial venue. Starters - scallops were good but crab overwhelmed by the accompaniments. Mains - Nepalese stir fired vegetables were dry and tasteless, the promised salad accompaniment more of a garnish and also tasteless and the noodles were simply a pile of dry cardboard. Pork vindaloo also dry and uninspiring. Bread basket contained a mix of breads but they tasted like shop bought and were lukewarm. The waiter did ask our opinion and we said it was mediocre. He said he would speak to the chief but then avoided us, so we paid and left."
    dined on 30/08/2014
  • "Still my favourite restaurant in London, not just Indian, but all restaurants. It's expensive but worth for a special occasion or on a deal."
    dined on 29/08/2014
  • "Our lunch at the Cinnamon Club in Westminster was an impromptu choice that turned out to be spot on. We settled on the set lunch which represents great value. The starter was well presented, in a satisfying portion to accompany the lovely French wine we had with the meal. The service was balanced so we never felt rushed or harassed. The dining room is large so it doesn't have the most intimate feel, but would easily suit a business lunch. The main course was equally nice and we followed on with desert and coffee. The aspect we enjoyed most was wonderfully balanced flavours in the food. The spiciness never felt overbearing. It added to the experience. We can't wait to go back."
    dined on 29/08/2014
  • "Having dined at the Cinnamon Club on several occasions, I had no hesitation in recommending it as an excellent venue for a meal and general catch-up with friends. Therefore it was very disappointing and embarrassing to receive such poor service on this recent visit, even though the food was still reasonably good. From serving the wrong wine to delivering side dishes at the end of the meal, the overall service and presentation was very shabby. I will not be using this restaurant again."
    dined on 28/08/2014
  • "We loved it in no way disappointing . As a cook who loves Indian food it took it to another dimension. Michelin star I hope for you soon."
    dined on 28/08/2014
  • "breakfast, lunch or dinner. This time it was breakfast and the omelette was excellent."
    dined on 28/08/2014
  • "Went back to The Cinnamon Club after a few years and the experience was better than ever. Excellent opentable special offer, amazing value, great service and outstading food. Can't wait to go back!"
    dined on 27/08/2014
  • "Taster menu was amazing! Intense depth of flavour to each dish. Accompanied by Premier wines to make the meal perfect."
    dined on 23/08/2014
  • "An excellent choice for a special occasion because of ambience, service and good food. It is expensive with drinks but the short menu is very good value when available."
    dined on 22/08/2014
  • "This was my fourth time of dining here and it does not disappoint. Service is outstanding, the staff always polite and welcoming, especially the waiters. The food is delicious. The ambience is conducive to a relaxing and enjoyable evening. I"
    dined on 22/08/2014
  • "I visited with a group of eight people. We were well accommodated for, with plentiful tea, coffee and orange juice. The breakfast menu has shrunk in size though, which is disappointing as there was lots of good stuff on there. Unfortunately the online version of the menu hadn't been updated so a few people were left disappointed. The food that was ordered was lovely though."
    dined on 21/08/2014
  • "Great setting but unfortunately the food did not match. We had the set menu which may be considerably cheaper but would still expect better. Lamb starter was good, coley main course was quite bland and dessert of pistachio and coriander cake was the driest thing I've eaten in a long time. I had a few bites and gave up - waiter took away plate without even asking if it was ok which doesn't scream of great service."
    dined on 20/08/2014
  • "Excellent service, atmosphere and the cuisine is extremely well developed, presented and unique. A must if you are in Westminster!"
    dined on 20/08/2014
  • "We had the set price lunch which was excellent. The food was interesting and had great flavour and the service was unobtrusive but vey efficient. I would recommend the Cinammon Club for lunch and also (from previous experience) breakfast."
    dined on 19/08/2014
  • "Myself and my husband had a wonderful time. We booked a set menu meal with a cocktail. We had three courses all of which were very nice. My main was the Beef which was lovely and tender and melted in the mouth. My husband had the coley which was flaky and cooked to perfection. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants a romantic evening in a beautiful setting."
    dined on 18/08/2014
  • "Great service; lovely food; lovely blend of good ingredients and indian spices; very pleased to have found this restruant"
    dined on 16/08/2014
  • "We had been up in town for the day and made this booking an hour before, very good choice food and staff great"
    dined on 16/08/2014
  • "Wonderful Indian cuisine, set menu is amazing value for money, will definitely go again!"
    dined on 16/08/2014
  • "The food was really interesting and full of flavour"
    dined on 15/08/2014
  • "My friend and I took advantage of the early evening set price menu with a cocktail. Service attentive and food delicious. Do try it!"
    dined on 14/08/2014
  • "A good meeting pace convenient for Parliament Square..."
    dined on 14/08/2014
  • "Great surroundings and excellent discreet service. Really interesting menu choices: the pigeon breast and lamb galauti starters were particularly good and the sea bass main also delicious. Nice in August as is much less busy!"
    dined on 13/08/2014
  • "Loved the place...food was good and the ambience perfect! Highly recommend"
    dined on 11/08/2014
  • "Every time I visit the cinnamon club it seems to get better and better, love the delicate spicing and the variation of dishes. The wine list us both good and interesting and fairly priced. We only live in England oart of the year, but always make a point of visiting when we arrive"
    dined on 09/08/2014
  • "You don't go here for a cheap quick meal but if you want to go out for something just a little bit special, this should definitely be on your list. The restaurant is big, bustling and airy, you don't feel too close to other diners but still feel like you're in the thick of the action. The staff are lovely and didn't take long to realise we're not the type of people who want constant attention; they were there when we wanted them but left us alone to have our conversations without the constant "how's the food?" you get elswhere. The food really is something else; we were all pretty blown away! Particularly recommended are the pigeon breast starter, red deer main and carrot cake dessert. And don't forget to have a cocktail, totally yum!"
    dined on 08/08/2014
  • "We've been the first time at the Cinnamon Club. We live in Germany and have heard in German TV about this very special place. Due to our affinity to Indian food we had to try it. Our expectations have been more than fulfilled, it was excellent!"
    dined on 04/08/2014
  • "The wonderful thing about Cinnamon Club is that it combines the best traditions of Indian cuisine with the best of British Ingredients. The chefs here have an uncanny understanding of how to combine spices to bring the best out of whatever ingredients they use. Even people who think they don't like Indian food will have their minds changed by Cinnamon Club, and those who know they like it will be enraptured."
    dined on 04/08/2014
  • "I was asked by some visiting friends to take them somewhere special, cue The Cinnamon Club. The starters were excellent, although I did have a little envy of the chicken dish that my wife ordered - succulent, evenly spiced and with a subtle sauce. The main courses took it up a notch and prompted statements of "you have to try this", ordinarily I am not one for sharing however went with the spirit and am very happy I did. The prawns were fantastic, firm yet juicy and the sauce thick and creamy. The sea bream cooked to perfection and at a fantastic price, although given the taste the price really didn't come into it. Finally my red deer was sublime. The staff were attentive, engaging, confident and fun making for an excellent night."
    dined on 01/08/2014
  • "An excellent meal. The tasting menu had a wide variety of dishes including British game, all tasted and looked fantastic and were complemented with superb wines. The ambiance was light and airy where I would have preferred a darker romantic setting, that said the location is pretty special."
    dined on 01/08/2014
  • "I arrived to a beautiful restaurant. Whilst I was waiting for my guest I was presented a newspaper to pass the time, no considerate! When asking the waiters what they would recommend they really went the extra mile in explaining the reason for their choice which made me feel comfortable in trusting their choice. I wasn't disappointed! The squab pigeon appetiser was divine and so was my iberico pork curry. Overall it was a lovely dining experience and I would recommend to anybody who both wants to treat themselves or a special person and wants to try something much different to the average Indian around the corner. Innovative and fresh dishes and flavours. But I must reiterate on the fantastic service!"
    dined on 01/08/2014
  • "The food at Cinnamon Club is excellent - great variety, spicing, presentation. Service was mediocre. Waiter taking order was full of "how are you today" and "excellent choice"; bread and chutneys failed to appear (but, on request, were removed from the bill); and coffee and tea arrived while we were eating our deserts."
    dined on 31/07/2014
  • "We loved the relaxed atmosphere of the club. Our overall experience was very enjoyable. We were made to feel special and great care was taken to rectify a mistake made in our order when we pointed out. We really enjoyed the starters and the deserts. The mains were a little disappointing. We would definitely recommend the Cinnamon Club to our friends and family."
    dined on 30/07/2014
  • "The food is phenomenal - the flavours, textures and presentation is simply sublime. We had the summer menu, with a delightful Rioja. The staff were warm and accommodating. The restaurant itself is a thing of beauty (and old library) providing a refined dining context. Whilst the Cinnamon Club is not cheap, we found that the experience of being there and food more than justified the cost. I'd definitely recommend this to everyone!"
    dined on 30/07/2014
  • "I was very impressed with this restaurant. The food, ambience, service were all great. I usually don't eat in Indian restaurants being of Indian origin but this one was absolutely fantastic. It was very expensive but at least I walked out feeling it was worth spending the money on as the food, service and portion sizes were excellent."
    dined on 29/07/2014
  • "Went for a business lunch and it was a perfect choice. My guest was vegetarian and we did feel that their was limited choice of vegetarian dishes on the menu which is surprising for Indian cuisine. Therefore we chose extra side dishes which were delicious"
    dined on 29/07/2014
  • "Overall a good experience, the menu creative and varied, the ambience a pleasant buzz on a Wed evening. The downfall was the service. Firstly we were attended to by at least 4 different staff members making it very confusing. Requested a bottle of sparkling water during our starters, had to remind the staff twice before it arrived - after we had all finished main course! the bill then had the water charged twice. When asked to be corrected it was done begrudgingly by a senior member of staff with no word of an apology. Also requested the discretionary service charge be removed as we wished to calculate a fitting tip for the service received, were told that no, we had to pay the stated amount. Left with a sour taste to end the night"
    dined on 23/07/2014
  • "Superb and nothing like a stereotypical Indian restaurant"
    dined on 23/07/2014
  • "Two/three courses and a cocktail at a very reasonable price. The dinning room is in an ex-library and very atmospheric. The food is excellent"
    dined on 23/07/2014
  • "It has been some years since I've been here and my previous experience was very good. Unfortunately the years have not been kind and the service was very disappointing, slow and needed reminders. While I would say the food was very good but given how expensive the meals are (£28 for a main course of king prawns) then I would expect nothing less. It was busy and accoustics meant it was difficult to speak over the sound coming from other diners. I'm afraid I would not go back there again without changes being made."
    dined on 22/07/2014
  • "I went to Cinnamon Club with 3 friends. The food was delicious. We were a bit disappointed when we asked the waiter simple questions about the starter and main dishes. We were shocked that the waiter had to ask a colleague for more information."
    dined on 22/07/2014