The Cinnamon Club

4.4
5988 reviews
£41 and over
Indian
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.
The Cinnamon Club is the ideal venue for private dining in Westminster. We can accommodate groups for sit down meals or standing canapé receptions in one of our elegant and timeless private dining areas or bars.
We can also host civil ceremonies, wedding receptions and civil partnership celebrations.
Please call our dedicated Events Team on 020 7222 2555 and we will be delighted to take care of all your arrangements.
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Experiences

  • Christmas Day

    £125.00 per person

    Dec 25, 2021 only

    Christmas Day has never looked better! Enjoy a bountiful banquet in the elegant surroundings of The Cinnamon Club’s exquisite Old Westminster Library. Oozing with style and sophistication, this will add a touch of class to a wonderfully festive feast. The Christmas Day 5 Course menu (priced at £125 per person) includes a sparkling cocktail on arrival along with a selection of side dishes and deliciously petite fours to round off your dining experience.
  • Legendary Library Lunch

    £30.00 per person

    Sep 1 - Dec 24, 2021

    Bring together family and friends and make your lunch extra special! If you love lunching, we present our NEW lunch set menu! It's even better than before and you can now enjoy three courses for £30. Available Monday to Saturday from 12pm to 2:30 We make sure that our dishes are prepared in the most authentic way possible adding an unforgettable experience for our guests.
  • Early & Late Dinner Set Menu

    £35.00 per person

    Sep 1 - Dec 24, 2021

    Enjoy your evening at The Cinnamon Club. We have a special menu available Monday to Saturday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm or from 9:00pm and onwards. Tuck into dishes such as Slow braised Koorgi pork belly with soy and honey or Kerala fish curry - pollock in kokum berry sauce, lemon rice. The 3-course menu is priced at £35 per person.
  • New Year's Eve Menu

    £125.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Enjoy a bountiful banquet in the elegant surroundings of The Cinnamon Club’s exquisite Old Westminster Library. Oozing with style and sophistication, this will add a touch of class to a wonderfully festive feast. Enjoy this New Year's Eve with a 5 Course menu (priced at £125 per person) that includes a sparkling cocktail on arrival along with a selection of side dishes and deliciously petite fours to round off your dining experience.
  • London Restaurant Festival

    £48.00 per person

    Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2021

    Join us at The Cinnamon Club to celebrate the 13th London Restaurant Festival this October! To celebrate the return of the London Restaurant Festival, we will be serving up an exclusive new menu at the iconic Westminster Library. Immerse yourself in a five-star foodie experience at the iconic Westminster Library with a seductive 5-course tasting menu.
  • Vivek Singh’s Festival Feast

    £65.00 per person

    Oct 15 - Nov 6, 2021

    Dussehra and Bijoya are marked with celebrations by visiting friends and family, throwing lavish dinners and parties with the exchanging of gifts and sweets. Every mealtime during this period is an opportunity to celebrate one’s blessings with the family, and we, at The Cinnamon Club, have created this 4-course feast which is priced at £65 per person including a delicious cocktail on arrival.

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    Mon - Wed 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 5988 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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Mattnann
London
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We had arranged to have pre dinner cocktails in the bar area but there was no bar person available and we was advised to go straight to our table.
The service was very good but the food to table was very slow.

EC
EveC
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Overall very enjoyable, love the venue, food absolutely delicious (had the vegetarian tasting menu). Drinks quite slow. I was expecting to be told what each dish was as it was brought out, as this is what usually happens when doing a tasting menu, but we weren't given any information about the food. Despite this I would definitely recommend and would go again.

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AnneS
Essex
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent.

Customers wearing jeans shouldn’t be allowed in. Especially slashed jeans and tee shirts. Should be smart wear only.
Well done to those that made the effort to wear a shirt and trousers.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Indian food I have ever had at a restaurant. Sophisticated, experimentation of flavours that pays off, all against a lovely setting.

TC
TimC
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Great food, but nearly 20 mins between courses. For an 8 course tasting menu this was too slow. Food was delicious !

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FrancoiseK
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food in an extraordinary building. A wonderful meeting with the amazing chef, Mr Vivek Singh

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carolh
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special experience 20th year cinnamon club taster meal, excellent well balanced menu which we enjoyed immensely

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Sueboo
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and atmosphere albeit food came out a bit slow. Quality very good in lovely library environment. Staff at reception were incredibly kind helping me accommodate fitting a large item which they didn't have to do! Overall really lovely experience - brought a client and would happily do so again.

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IanP
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Unfortunately this visit was not good in a number of ways.
Food flavours were great, but the starter was tepid and difficult to decide if it was being served cold or hot. Main course was warm, but we had to ask for our sides to be delivered to the table.
We weren't the only table to send the food back being cold.
Drinks were slow to come with the aperitif being served after the wine was poured and with the starter being served.
The impression was that the Front of House service was not organised or keeping up with the kitchen output.
The acoustics means a busy restaurant makes it loud and difficult to hold a conversation with your guests.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always delicious

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SusanT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

I was looking for a special restaurant for my partner's birthday and chose the Cinnamon Club as he loves Indian food. We had the tasting menu and all the courses were exceptional and delicious. Unfortunately, that cannot be said of the service which apart from a pleasant welcome and a smile being shown to our table initially, the rest of the team were surly and indifferent. My booking via OpenTable was at a slightly lower price than stated on the menu but that was ignored and the bill came at the higher price which I had to query; there was no apology, I was just told to pay £10 less! On the reservation I had mentioned it was my partner's birthday but that was ignored which was a shame as a 'happy birthday' from the staff at the least would have been nice. Whilst the food was superb, I expect more in the way of customer service from a restaurant of the Cinnamon Club's calibre and in future would chose another restaurant to try rather than return especially for a special occasion.

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AnthonyC
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a wonderful historic setting for our perfect 45th anniversary

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vipD333
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was wonderful! Excellent food, ambiance and service!

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viprshah
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing family experience

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LW123
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing meal. Service is fantastic, food is amazing and all in such a lovely setting. It was our anniversary too and the staff brought us out a lovely personalised dessert and card. Perfect end to our evening. Thank you again and would definitely recommend to a friend. We have been here a few times and always enjoy our meal and evening here

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Ssss
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Uninspiring and slow service, clearly short staffed during a busy Saturday lunch service

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SeanS
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Fantastic food, as expected. What wasn't expected was the 20 minute wait to see a menu, and the amount of dust on the rear of the booth in which we sat. The perfunctory attitude of the sommelier was also less than expected.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Indian meal I have ever eaten

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RobF
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food - nicely suggested by the waiter and good wine and drinks selection to go with it.

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GlenD
Denver
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and character. The food was exceptional. It was a little pricey but worth it.

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Shabana
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Set menu for group. It was Okay. Firstly we thought we will be sitting in the library but were ushered upstairs into a frankly a drab seating area, which needed a revamp and light bulbs replacing in the spot light, not in keeping with the grand room down stairs that we were expecting.

The service started off well and was friendly, but grabbing attention of the servers got harder as it got busy (2 servers for approx 30 people in dining area). The food from set menu was mediocre. Very hit and miss with the group. The Veg option my friends had was very dissapointing (seasoned cauliflower head and the lemon jamun brule just didnt work had ghee like taste with lemon).

Being a big fan of thier Cinnamon Bazar (which is a more of a casual dinning affiar in comparison), I booked the restaurant expecting more. Food was rich, but frankly it just didnt come together or taste as impressive as the menu read

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GusF
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A.W.E.S.O.M.E.

Fantastic experience. 8 course tasting menu was next level delicious, wine pairing was fun :)

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circle
London
19 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The pre-starter was delicious, the zeeland fish starter was a great choice, my partner enjoyed the lentils and mixed bread, sadly I made the wrong choice and went for the crab risotto which was nice but really not the right choice to properly experience the flavours on offer. However, the kulfi with pistachio redeemed by poor choices magnificently - go and enjoy!!!

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vndimitrova
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place, loved the furnishings and the food was great!

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GalinaC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

One of the very best tasting menus I have ever had - every element and every dish was simply delicious. It felt like a feast that genuinely was the best delights produced over two decades. Portions - especially the exceptional salmon - were as generous as possible for this kind of thing. Spicing was perfect for us with a couple of slightly fiery but not eyewateringly hot dishes and every flavour coming through.

Would not hesitate to recommend to any foodie or lover of theatrical dining. The presentation and 'theatre' were not really there but were also not needed as the food was just so damn good.

We went for cocktails, beer and tea instead of the wine pairing - spiced apricot Bellini, mango gimlet, 2 different G&Ts and halwa martini with dessert were all lovely!

Service was confused. Despite saying we would have the tasting menu when booking online, when arriving, when sitting down, and then to another waiter, we were sat for 50 minutes before getting a single bite. They also forgot to give us the 2nd main course (serving pud instead) so we had to wait for that. Meal took 3.5 hours because of those 2 slips.

Even with that, it was a wonderful evening - stylish but not pretentious setting, mix of people, tasty drinks and simply outstanding food.

JM
JoelleM
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It’s the third times I come to eat at cinnamon’s club. I like it. It’s very spécial.

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Mike
Dorset
6 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good service, excellent food, nice place to go

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Mary
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening, servicevand food great.... a little noisy though

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ryant
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely, we were lucky enough to try the anniversary butter chicken dish for two, which was suberb. The whole evening was lovely with a complimentary started and a slice of cake for our anniversary. Overall amazing!

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rads
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the 8-course meal, and a bottle of the Veltliner. Three friends getting together for our first post-pandemic indoor meal. Totally worth it, and only wish we had arrived hungrier! I couldn't finish everything.

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jaynes
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed the tasty food and excellent service.

PJ
PJBatReading
Berkshire
12 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another delicious meal at a sensational venue. Highly recommended

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ClareB
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a really lovely meal especially the starter! We would definitely come back as really enjoyed 😘

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vipAlysonB
London
8 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Birthday treat. We were not disappointed with the setting, sitting in such a grand area amongst thousands of books was something quiet special. The staff were attentive and even gave my husband who’s birthday it was a small cake with candle plus a card. Lovely touch. The food however was a little disappointing. The lamb Mille-fieulle was an excellent starter but my halibut was full of bones and hard to eat. The chicken 50th anniversary curry for two was good but nothing special. I would go back for the unique space but not rush back for the food.

The Cinnamon Club
Responded on 4 October 2021

Dear Alyson, Thank you for taking time to write your feedback, i am glad we could make it special for your husband's birthday. i have shared your feedback with our team and our chefs. Thanks again. Best Regards, Team Cinnamon

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OlgaE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was very good
The timing was unfortunately of
To much time in between some courses and not enough in between others. The location was amazing and the stuff very friendly.

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PhilipS
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Table was not ready, could not order a drink in the bar no barman, very slow service, mistake on the bill - seemed under staffed

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Matt
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The setting is beautiful. The food is tasty for sure. But the service was appallingly slow and unresponsive which make the experience frustrating to say the least.

The Cinnamon Club
Responded on 4 October 2021

Dear Matt, Thanks for taking time to write about your experience, i am sorry to note the slow service you received. we hope to provide the best of service upon your next visit. Best Regards, Team Cinnamon

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Anon
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Beware being shoved in the non atmospheric side room. Not what was advertised when I booked it was akin to eating dinner in an empty school hall. Requested to be moved, but they just ignored our request.

The Cinnamon Club
Responded on 4 October 2021

Dear Guest, I am sorry you didnt like our reading room, unfortunately we have limited seating in our main dining room, all our rooms have their own characteristics. We still have reduced seating in all our rooms , hence we have to allocate tables across all rooms. We do have guests booking months in advance and we allocate accordingly. Next time do let us know if you prefer to be seated in the main dining room, we will make sure yo have a good table. Best Regards, Team Cinnamon

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JamesO
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

A failing establishment. Poor and badly trained service on several levels. Menu has been reduced to unenterprising and uninteresting levels. Was once an Icon which even featured on a taxi drivers ‘knowledge’ exam. Not worth turning up for now.

The Cinnamon Club
Responded on 4 October 2021

Dear James, Thanks for taking time and wring about your experience, i am sorry to note you didn't have a memorable time. We are going through this transition of inducting new staff and are being trained, as part of the challenge our hospitality industry is facing its our priority. The upkeep of the toilets are already identified and is a part of our refurbishment project which is in progress as i write. I hope your views will be changed when yo visit us next. Best Regards, Team Cinnamon

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Paul
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceeded the expectations of my guests. A truly memorable experience. Food first class. Service friendly, helpful and unobtrusive. Well done.

FAQs

The Cinnamon Club does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo, Supper London and Uber Eats. The Cinnamon Club also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7222 2555.

The Cinnamon Club is rated 4.4 stars by 5988 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.