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The Cinnamon Club

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4331 reviews
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Indian
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  • Special Occasions
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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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Indian
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Hours of Operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 10:00am;
Brunch: Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm;
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm;
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm
Lunch: Sunday: 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Dinner: Sunday: 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
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Phone number
020 7222 2555
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Vivek Singh
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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.
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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.
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Public Transit
Westminster and St. James's Park tube stations are both within walking distance.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

The Cinnamon Club will be delighted to host your party. Ideal for events from Awards Ceremonies and Weddings to Product launches and Private Dining, we offer a choice of rooms, exquisite cuisine and extensive wine and cocktail lists. Housed in a stunning Grade II listed building.

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Special Offers

Pre-Theatre and Post Theatre set menu, 3 courses for £30.00pp

From a set menu. In the library bar.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax. Includes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 1 May 2018

Ends: 3 October 2018

Availability: Mon-Sat 12:00-14:30 18:00-18:30 21:30-22:30

Celebration of Seafood by Sankar Chandrasekharan £55 per person

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, includes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 16 April 2018

Ends: 20 May 2018

Availability: Daily 12:00-14:45 18:00-22:30

One Course Sumptuous Lunch £24

Add a non-alcoholic ‘Indian ayurvedic style’ cocktail for £5.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax. Includes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 3 April 2018

Ends: 3 October 2018

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-14:30

Divine Tasting Menu £95pp, with sommelier chosen wines for £180pp

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax. Includes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 3 April 2018

Ends: 3 October 2018

Availability: Sun 12:00-14:00 17:30-20:00
Mon-Sat 12:00-14:00 18:00-22:00

Lazy Sundays with 3 courses,champagne cocktail and live jazz for £45pp

From a set menu, children £25, under 5's eat for free.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax. Includes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 3 April 2018

Ends: 3 October 2018

Availability: Sun 12:00-14:30 17:30-20:30

Exquisite Thali menu £32.00pp, group bookings only

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax. Includes service.

Valid For: 10 - 20 people

Starts: 3 April 2018

Ends: 3 October 2018

Availability: Daily 12:00-14:30

Pre-Theatre and Post Theatre set menu, 3 courses for £30.00pp

From a set menu. In the library bar.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax. Includes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 3 April 2018

Ends: 30 April 2018

Availability: Mon-Sat 12:00-14:30 18:00-18:30 21:30-22:30

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Sun 5:30PM - 9:00PM
Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 2:30PM 6:00PM - 10:45PM
Fri 12:00PM - 2:30PM

What 4331 People Are Saying
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2.0Dined 2 days ago

Poor, thoughtless and tasteless. Food tasted pre-prepared. Main courses were cold. Drinks ludicrously expensive. Ambiance was of business account bland.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Always flawless and always memorable. A fascinatingly varied and adventurous menu, perfectly prepared and beautifully presented with service to match. Our server Ryan should be particularly commended for his attentive, knowledgeable and informative expertise.

Only one complaint is that the £90 price of the tasting menu, standard in many high level restaurants, here is actually well out of kilter with the pricing of the a la carte menu and very poor value. Having said that, the lunch menu is particularly excellent value, and by sharing plates one can create one's own tasting menu for a fraction of the price!

Cinnamon Club is a worthy rival to Viraswami, Benares and Amaya, and is surely a serious contender for a star. Highly recommended for the adventurous and discerning diner.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

A lovely stroll from Green Park or St.James Park and the restaurant is in the most amazing setting, an old library near Westminster. Decadent and felt like a real treat.

We had the lazy Sunday lunch meal, not bad with a champagne 🥂 cocktail too. We were very well looked after by Ryan and Pauline.

Initially we were slightly disappointed that the chicken with the garlic naan crumble was off the menu (my 9 year old) had so been looking forward to it but his chicken chettinad didn’t fail to deliver. My pollock could have had crispier skin but was flaky and the sauce was delicious. We loved the little extras.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

I am sorry that we were so disappointed. Firstly, I wanted to be in the Library (where there seemed to be a good atmosphere). We were in a Dining Room to the side which was drab. Food was OK - nothing more. I am afraid I cannot recommend it. Service was good.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The Cinnamon Club is simply the best Indian restaurant I’ve ever been to. The food is both delicious and elegant, and the service is very good - attentive without being overbearing.

My wife and I shared the lamb appetizer, followed by the butter chicken. Both were very tender, and the flavors were excellent - clear Indian flavors, and sauces that were light and did not mask the food the way that sometimes happens in anglicized Indian food.

The Cinnamon Club is definitely on our list for our next trip to London.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Been meaning to try here for a while, and was not disappointed. Really enjoyed the food; great quality ingredients, particularly the fish, great cooking and interesting spices. £200fro two people; 3 courses, coffee and a couple of cocktails each. Not cheap, but decent value in London for cooking at this level. Will definitely be going back.

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4.0Dined on 13 April 2018

We realised that this was modern Indian food and it was nice to have complete plates with all the relishes and sauces included on the plate rather than as sides. We had a vegetarian and vegan at our table and they were very happy with the choice available. As many people have stated the building and in particular the restaurant have a lot of character and very imposing.
Very well spiced food. Service was good and all dishes explained well.

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5.0Dined on 12 April 2018

Excellent and and very interesting food. The service was outstanding. Very impressed that they will not accept a service charge.

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5.0Dined on 11 April 2018

Awesome food, great service and lovely surroundings!!

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5.0Dined on 11 April 2018

Stunning setting, with mouth watering food, but beware, there are some crazy prices on the wine list - good quality, sensibly priced reds if you search hard enough through the pages and pages of wines on offer!

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1.0Dined on 9 April 2018

This place doesn't know breakfast. They are completely out of their depth. Staff poor and delivery of food even more unorganized.
I am a fan of Vivek Singh and have been here many times for dinner or lunch but never again for breakfast. I was meeting an important client and this was a complete let down. Cold toast which came first and then had to wait a while for the eggs etc. Zero coordination.

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

I took my mum here to celebrate her 60th birthday. The service was friendly and personable and the food was incredible. My mum was presented with a birthday dessert and card at the end, signed by the waiting staff which really made her day!

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4.0Dined on 6 April 2018

We ordered a series of starters which were all outstanding - the service was a little slow with the exception of one waiter who even lent me his charger for my phone - prices are a little steep

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5.0Dined on 6 April 2018

Wow - what a great place for lunch. We each had the set menu and everything tasted amazing. We slipped off the set menu for dessert and had the tasting pudding plate to share. The chocolate fondant (boring and everyday normally) but I can quite happily say that it was the best chocolate fondant that I have ever tasted - my friend and I fought over the last scrapings from the bowl - and neither of us are usually that bothered about dessert. Can’t wait to return!

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5.0Dined on 5 April 2018

Visited on a Thursday evening - was busy but not overwhelmingly so and our table wasn't too crammed in with any others. The room, "The Old Library" has character but lacks a bit of cosiness or ambience. That is the only criticism I might have as our experience on the evening was excellent. The service was attentive without being overbearing. We had the tasting menu, every course of which was delicious and interesting. Not cheap of course, especially if you wanted to order matching wine, but there was very reasonable wine by the glass as well and overall the quality of the food was such that we felt it was worth it. Would recommend.

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5.0Dined on 5 April 2018

On the final day of our 5 day South Coast Walk, my wife and I returned to London to catch our flight home. We thought "We're in London, we need to have a curry!".

We were staying near St. James Park so, with the help of TripAdvisor, found the Cinnamon Club close by.

Now, this isn't your average London Balti shop! The Cinnamon Club has incredible drinks, amazing food, a fantastic ambience and outstanding service. Of course, this all comes at a price...but what the heck, it's London!!

Loved our dinner here. Will definitely return on our next stopover in London.

For a special occasion or to impress a date or for a business dinner, The Cinnamon Club is a terrific choice!

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3.0Dined on 5 April 2018

I live the Cinnamon Club re restaurant and I have previousy enjoyed dining in the evening (Indian) however, my first time experience of breakfast dining on 5 April was a disappointment and I would not return. The English breakfast consisted of one Cumberland sausage, less than half a mushroom, a whole tomatoe and scambled eggs served on a slice of toast, which to me hid the size of the smallish egg portion. Admittedly, we were given more toast on side and extra tea, but £15.50 was too much for what was served. And the menu was misleading as it said Cumberland sausages (i.e. more than one!). Please do try for yourself and definitely dine in the evening as the Indian food is excellent. And the venue is very nice.

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5.0Dined on 3 April 2018

Thanks for all of yours kindness 💕👍

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3.0Dined on 1 April 2018

There were four of us and we took a family member for a special birthday. Although it wasn't our original intention the Sunday Set menu at £45 for 3 courses seemed to be good value and had a variety of options. We all enjoyed the main food dishes served and i couldn't fault the food. The assortment of breads however were dried out and no way fresh. The experience however was very rushed and not relaxed at all. Waiters running about all over the place crashing plates down etc. Our waiter never cracked a smile, he just threw the dishes down which were coming out thick and fast like a conveyer belt, the food was extremely luke warm which i had to send back (came back much the same with a little steam), and while drinks were London prices there was no way the 50 ml/£15 vodkas were those measures. Including tip it was £300 and I felt slightly cheated. 4 set meals, 2 side dishes, 1 bottle of wine, 3 vodkas. I was starving after it but I still couldn't fault the taste. Maybe it was because of the set menu that everything was like this.

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3.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Remarkably few vegetarian options. While the food was good, it was a little underwhelming. The real draw for this restaurant is the location (a novel setting in the Westminster Library). A bit pricey for the experience, in particular given how many incredible restaurants there are in London for Indian cuisine.

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5.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Wonderful flavors and exceptional service

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4.0Dined on 31 March 2018

The Gin Trolley was great fun, good bartender, nice G&Ts. Favorite dish - octopus. Also good were sea bass in green (mango chutney?) sauce, okra appetizer and courgette plate. The service was very good, if a bit stiff. The bartender and owner were the most interesting and personable. Would definitely return on next trip to try more of the delicious curries and sauces. Lovely menu and location in Old Westminster Library.

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5.0Dined on 30 March 2018

It was my wife’s birthday weekend and we have wanted to dine here for some years and I have to say we were not disappointed. From the moment you walk into the cinnamon club, you are made to feel welcome. This experience was carried through to the finale, where the waiter learned that it was my wife’s birthday and made a special effort with a creme brûlée of all things. I could not recommend the cinnamon club highly enough.

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4.0Dined on 30 March 2018

Unfortunately the table in the corner was quite exposed to traffic of customers and staff. Additionally there was a cold unpleasant draft around the corner which impaired the experience significantly. Food was very good, staff were mostly friendly.

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5.0Dined on 30 March 2018

It is the best Indian food I have ever had, hands down. The staff was patient, and the food was incredible. If you are a gin drinker, the bartender takes great care to procure rare spirits that perfectly compliment the spiciness of the food.

Also, while the food was spicy, it was evenly balanced with the sauces on the plate. If you are accustomed to eating spicy food, you will have no problem with it. It may even be a little on the light side for you.

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5.0Dined on 29 March 2018

Excellent as always

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1.0Dined on 29 March 2018

Very disappointing experience. Our male server was rude and not helpful from the moment we were seated. We had an early dinner reservation so we were ahead of the the Thursday night dinner crowd. As a new customer, we had a few questions about the menu. In response, the server was short and rushed. One of us ordered a drink, we had to ask for it three times before it finally came 45 minutes after it was ordered. One vegetarian guest asked to have a vegetable dish as an appetizer and was rudely informed “ no - you will not!!” The food was good but very small portions. Charged 8 pounds for bread and 6 pounds for dipping sauce with bread. Customer service was grossly lacking! Many other better restaurants in London, especially for the price. Went to NOPI two days before and it was superb food and service. I would avoid Cinnamon Club — way too full of themselves.

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5.0Dined on 29 March 2018

Excellent food and service as usual.

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5.0Dined on 28 March 2018

Great atmosphere and great food.

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5.0Dined on 28 March 2018

We were in a huge rush and the restaurant were amazing. The food arrived quickly and was delicious, and we got to eat in a truly unique setting. Couldn't recommend it highly enough.

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4.0Dined on 25 March 2018

Overall the food was flavoursome and the staff pleasant. However, the service fell short of Michelin Star standard, perhaps being the reason why this restaurant has not achieved this status...yet. Only small improvements required which will have a big impact...

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4.0Dined on 25 March 2018

Very nice meal. Portions could have been larger. Service was almost too quick.

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5.0Dined on 25 March 2018

Excellent food, great flavours and textures. Perfectly balanced portions. Beautiful, atmospheric venue. This is a perfect place for special occasions. We can't wait to go again.

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4.0Dined on 25 March 2018

Birthday celebration good atmosphere. Food well presented good service and relaxed Sunday Dining. A place to go for a treat.

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2.0Dined on 24 March 2018

The Cinnamon Club is a "nouveau" Indian restaurant in London, please take into account that its "nouveau" and its a place where you wont find traditional Indian cuisine ( if that is what you are looking for ). Once rated the best Indian cuisine in London, I expected to find authentic Indian cuisine but when i arrived i was completely surprised by the menu, which consisted of few dishes, and only one lamb dish. This is beyond the pale of traditional Indian restaurants which have up to 10 lamb dishes on menu, but this restaurant consisted of only five entrees including only one lamb. The menu completely sunk our moods.
The people who selected this place as the best Indian restaurant in London must have had a full wallet because the place was overpriced. One naan should not be worth 4.5 pounds, no matter how its made, a naan is a naan. Regarding the Naans, the restaurant offered only garlic or plain, while most Indian restaurants offer a wide selection of the bread, like cheese. The entrees range from 25 to 35 pounds each. On the menu it said that 2 pound donations from each order would be donated, that is probably why they were completely overpriced. You can find better Indian food at many places in London, another one near St. James Park is better and not far away. The one good thing at this particular restaurant were the mango lassis, which had real mango bits, something other places may not have. The food overall was good, but not extraordinary or special.
We were seated in a light blue room that lacked decor with the feeling of an empty party room. Not long after we sat down and examined the menu, patrons nearby abruptly stood up and left their table prematurely possibly from similar distaste of the menu and discomfort of the room setting. Meanwhile the food took long to come, so we sat for an hour before our entrees arrived.
I will never eat here again nor would I recommend this place to anyone. The place is reserved for special occasion or business meals.

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Love this place. The food is put of this world tasty. The pre-theatre is such amazing value and comes with a delicious cocktail. Service very slick.

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4.0Dined on 24 March 2018

A very pleasant experience. Excellent food.
The only gripe I have is with the wine. I ordered quite an expensive bottle of Languedoc- Roussillon, Mas de Daumas Gassac, 2013 costing £118. I was served a 2014 bottle instead. Clearly there is a difference between the two. It is well known that 2013 was a very good year and that is a key reason for my choice. I would also expect the 2014 vintage to be less expensive.
It seems to be a common theme in good quality restaurants recently and should not happen.

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2.0Dined on 23 March 2018

Read some great reviews about the Cinnamon Club and every time my wife and I are in London we try to make a point of visiting at least one Michelin
star or 5 star restaurant, this has to be the most disappointing. Rushed to the table on arrival, no offer of coats to be taken or pre dinner drinks at the bar.
Chose to go a la carte, cold king crab on a subtle Thai green curry type sauce was tasty enough ( x2 ) albeit @ £30 per head. ( starting to wonder if that was correct but have just checked receipt to confirm ). We both had king prawn mains, Med size prawns ( x5 ) in a bland coriander sauce with vermicelli rice !, and a non- descriptive salad, very disappointing ., but both these dishes were what one would expect in any run of the mill Indian / Thai restaurant and not worthy of the high price per dish ( the main being £35 per head ). Plenty of Riesling wines on offer which goes well with this type of food @ £50 +, so one would expect it to be chilled, but had to ask for it to be put on ice. Sorry overall experience was underwhelming.
Adi

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4.0Dined on 23 March 2018

Another great evening at The Cinnamon Club. Great cocktails, food and service. Although there are newer restaurants around, it’s good to see the classics remain up there with the best.

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5.0Dined on 23 March 2018

Excellent and tasty food and great service in beautiful surroundings -

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