The Cinnamon Club

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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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RB
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pure excellence. The experience was superb even though numbers were reduced because of coronavirus. Both food and service were superb.

d
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really outstanding food - every single bite was a taste experience that was delightful. Thoroughly enjoyed it. We were unfortunate to have a waitress who wasn't great (maybe new) and either didn't understand us or just didn't know the answer to things and didn't want to say, but the other staff were lovely. They made a fuss of my friend for her birthday. Lovely evening.

CM
London
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Reaction on wrong invoice of management was poor not professional

KG
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

we thad travelled 70 miles to eat at the restaurant. This was our 5th visit.The staff looked uninterested and my friend almost left the restaurant without eating. He had to be cajoled into coming back. The person serving us was a bit patronising,telling us that "This is England" when asked about the types of whiskey served in the restaurant. Surely we are aware of the region we are in!Honestly, this was not what we were expecting with our previous experience.
The food was good;perhaps the saving grace.

OT
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food , great service, staff were very welcoming and friendly

DL
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I feel slightly embarrassed to order Butter Chicken at a Michelin star restaurant considering what’s on the menu BUT the butter chicken here is amazing and so hard to pass up. It’s utterly superb, and a perfect dish to share. Every time I have it here I leave well satisfied and happy. By far one of my favourite restaurants in London and the setting is fantastic. Perfect setting for a date, or private time with a partner as you’re sat far away from everyone to be in your own private bubble. Love it here

JH
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food in beautiful surroundings - will definitely return to eat here.

g
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very enjoyable early Sunday evening meal, although it is not clear on the website the Sunday Jazz is only lunch time...
The black cod and venison were superb and black dahl (rare find in UK) really reminded us of our 6 months in Pune!
The restaurant was very quiet and we were a bit surprised no one offered to take our coats.

ML
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, good wine and drinks, good service, felt at home very comfortable a nice experience.

HM
London
19 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, a perfect lunch - good service and lovely atomosphere

AW
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Lovely venue for a restaurant with good ambience. Set menu: some dishes were style over substance e.g. too much yoghurt in starter dish, mutton was a bit tough (saw someone sending it back to have it taken off bone), colourful dessert but should have concentrated on getting flavours right. Been here previously and enjoyed the food so this time was a bit disappointing.

KK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, couldn't be better. Epic setting, food, and service

GT
London
18 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience2

Felt like Faulty Towers. Food was average and it is expensive. Does not compare well with other restaurants. Drinks took almost 40 minutes. Would not rush back

SS
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful service and meal! Can't wait to come back!

NS
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience for my husband’s birthday. The food was excellent and the service impeccable. Thank you

m
London
10 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Did not enjoy the food at all. Beyond bland, and made my friend and I both slightly noxious afterwards. Highly disappointing. Good ambiance and character however.

K
London
6 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Good variety and different flavour combinations. Food servings were more than adequate.

s
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Simply divine and a taste sensation. Highly recommend the tasting menu.

k
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Not the good experience we used to have. Many other restaurants providing better experience in every way

CB
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked this for my partners 50th birthday, after he had seen it on a programme. It was a fantastic evening, the ambience was great, the food was amazing and the waiting staff were very attentive. We will definitely return and have recommended it to some of our friends who had previously told us that they were interested in going.

a
London
219 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Located in the former Colonial Office's Library, the restaurant has a distinguished atmosphere and surroundings. A former colleague and I now meet there to discuss how to put the world to rights! It makes a convenient location near Westminster Abbey for us both.
Signalling in advance for a quieter table, the restaurant gave us a comfy corner table. The place was not full but it was a Friday and some politicians would have gone back to their constituencies.
The 3 course lunch is a good choice for business style lunches though a word of caution that this Indian restaurant does not mark on its menu which of its dishes are more spicy/hotter than others as evidenced by the same chicken my friend and I ordered: mine came with plain rice; his with a ratatouille because I had asked for a less hot dish. This is not a cheap restaurant, but service is good and the food is tasty

JM
London
7 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Usually love CC but this time food was a real disappointment especially the plaice fillet. Ended up being poor value for money.

N
London
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful evening, no being rushed and great recommendations for the food.

D
London
89 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

One of us was unfortunately running late due to transport issues and by the time they arrived, the restaurant had filled up and we had finished our first glass of wine and bread basket. As a result, service was quite slow but that is understandable, since they were probably waiting for our late arrival to peruse the menu properly. One person asked for advice on the menu since he couldn’t decide what to have: the advice was sensible and good, and that person really, really enjoyed his meal.
Staff are lovely: food is beyond good, it is exceptional, and the room is delightful. If you want the best value, go for the set lunch. But the a la carte brings delights of its own. We have been several times - and we will definitely be going again!! A serious cut above Cinnamon Soho in terms of smartness, but just a lovely place to spend a special evening... with the charming touch of a little cake at the end of it for the birthday guest. Thank you!

LF
Kent
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We decided to go for the tasting menu, which was nice, but not amazing. We were very shocked that this did not include any rice or narn and we found ourself eating mash potato! On reflection not the best choice of food perhaps... Wine pairing was very good though

OT
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is not much that has not been said really, I make an effort to go to a nice restaurant once a month!
Saying that this was not a nice restaurant it was fantastic the food was unbelievable every bit was sublime!
The staff were all brilliant unfortunately I cannot remember the name of the our waitress but she made the whole experience that little extra.
I know you should expect that kind of service when you pay that sort of money but we walked out of there just saying one of the best meals ever (deff in the top 3)
All I can add is a thank you to all the staff you made our evening special

CM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Wonderful meal in lovely room and building. A lovely part of our London night out.

R
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Slow service, food lukewarm, over priced. DON'T BOTHER

DB
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

We’ve been few times in the restaurant and unfortunately this time we felt left down. All the starters were cold, but being bite size and part of the tasting menu it was hard to understand whether it was on purpose or not. The waitress confirmed it shouldn’t have been cold. Rest of the food was fine.
Service was very slow and overall we didn’t enjoy the evening as expected.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Bland breakfast, service slow. Great potential but it needs to raise its game.

AT
London
24 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Had a fabulous evening dining with friends. Some of the sauces were just divine. My only complaint is that both the bar and restaurant were slow to take our orders and the wine list extremely pricey. Nonetheless would go back!

RP
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and the ladies went at the weekend .. so the boys thought we would meet for a client lunch.
I love the decor and the ambience , terrific
Richard

C
London
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Main course was sent back to the chef twice - undercooked cod (raw). Excellent service and assistance from the staff. Lovely setting - just bad evening for the cod.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food undercooked and tasteless. Service non existent. Very expensive for truly bad food.

MM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from start to finish! Nice drink at the bar, escorted to a lovely table,attentive but subtle service! Excellent food!

The Cinnamon Club
Responded on 20 February 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback with regards to the experience you had at The Cinnamon Club. We are glad that you had a great time . We have passed the feedback to the kitchen team We look forward to welcoming you back at the Cinnamon Club. Thank you Team Cinnamon Club Regards, Team Cinnamon Club

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RT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is a very classy Indian cuisine experience

AC
New England
17 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was quite slow and inattentive.

MF
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Waited over an hour for a table we had reserved. Finally sat down and they had a prix fixe menu at 100£ / person for the evening, which they didn’t tell us when we made the reservation. Asked the people next to us if it was worth it and they said the food was average and the service was very slow. We left immediately without eating.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Waited over 1.5 hours to be seated. Restaurant was clearly in crisis on ability to deliver, everything was painfully slow. Once we got the food- it was amazing, and the waiter was truly doing everything he could.

C
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Unfortunately visit fell well below expectations somewhat ruining our valentines celebration. The food was exceptional but the service was out of this world and not in a good way.

On an evening with a set menu you would expect that service would be simplified, smooth and be of a high standard. Unfortunately on this evening the restaurant staff were largely made up of casual agency staff, who continually walked through the dining area indiscreetly asking I assume the regular staff the locations tables and occasionally dropping cutlery, plates and whole trays, one of which, a tray of drinks on this occasion was dropped on my back and with no eye contact or any attempt at an apology being made. The girl just continued to pick up the broken glass, handed me a napkin and carried on about her evening. For clarification this was a full tray of drinks and after 30minutes passing and with my shirt still sodden I brought this to the attention a suited waiter who apologised because they had a lot of issues agency staff that evening.

Our aperitifs and amuse bouche also didn’t arrive without asking and the general atmosphere was one of tension as numerous dinners periodically voiced their frustrations with the experience.

Also worth noting is the decor in the basement bar was and looked very cheap and chintzy, faux sheep skin rugs and canned spray twigs set around stained seats was below the level of refinement I had hoped for my wife.

In summary the food is excellent as were the regular staff and if you were to go on a standard midweek evening with mid level clients I’m sure the experience would be more positive and the level of service as expected. Though for more refined Indian dining with partners or clients I would highly recommend Benares which delivers on food, service, ambiance and value - unfortunately everything that was missing from our trip to The Cinnamon Club