The Cinnamon Club

4.4
4578 reviews
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£41 and over
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Indian
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  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Business Meals
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.
Additional
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

Vegan 4 course set menu £40

From a set menu. This venue does not levy a service charge.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 4 September 2018

Ends: 30 November 2018

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

Cinnamon Book Festival menu, Bellini and cookbook: £65

From a set menu. Includes Seasonal Bellini on arrival, and a signed copy of any of Vivek’s cookbooks. This venue does not levy any service charge.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 4 September 2018

Ends: 30 November 2018

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-14:45 18:00-22:00

Luscious Lunch: 2 courses 27.50, 3 courses £31.50

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 27 June 2018

Ends: 30 November 2018

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-14:45

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

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax. This venue does not levy any service charge.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 3 April 2018

Ends: 30 November 2018

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

Lazy Sunday Lunch with Live Jazz

From a set menu, children £25, under 5's eat for free. 3 courses, champagne cocktail and live jazz for £45.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax. This venue does not levy any service charge.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 3 April 2018

Ends: 30 November 2018

Availability: Sun 12:00-14:30

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 4578 People Are Saying
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D
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party of six all thoroughly enjoyed the menu and the service was impeccable.

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JS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food , very nice and polite smiling staff.
A very nice atmosphere

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing as was the service.
But portion sizes were disappointing especially the rice, dhall and other side dishes. Considering the cost I would have liked to have left feeling full up, but didn’t.

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F
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Simply put, the food is terrible. The space dramatic and warm. Will not return.

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RM
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were for a weekend in London and found 'the Cinamon club' trough the internet.
The service is really good, as well as the food. It all looks and tastes very expensive but it isn't.
The location is very quit and the restaurant is very nice decorated.

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ER
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Service wasn’t as previous visits with sadly a level of apathy from some staff. But others very good.

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SA
London
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Lovely room and well executed food. Service wasn’t timely but the staff were kind

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SP
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Went there for my 9th wedding Anniversary which I did state when booking.
The waiter was ok didn't really pay much attention to us, not to pick at everything but at the other tables, after each meal he would take out a special tool to clean wait the crumbs, we didn't get that lol.
Thought I might get a complimentary ice cream for our anniversary hence the reason they ask you to state 'occasion' when booking but.... nothing.
Food was good, Overall the whole experience was OK.

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f
London
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best slow/fast food ever - we only had an hour and the team at the Cinnamon club accommodated our need with style and attention to detail - great service - fantastic flavours and all with a smile - thank you!

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F
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was fantastic and service was nice. The restaurant is situated in an old library which is cool.

I have it 3 stars because it took 25 minutes to be seated (with a reservation) and another 20 minutes before we were even greeted at our table. Main course took a while as well.

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BM
London
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Amazing venue but huge and noisy dining room style experience. Food was much better than expected when looking at the place. Our waitress was excellent. The welcome OK

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R
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

In a word: Awesome! Our favorite London restaurant.

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r
London
87 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

For us this was a much better experience than our previous visit. Excellent food and service. We will certainly return and would recommend it to all.

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IS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the third time that I've been to the CC - each time the experience has been exceptionally good

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RG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Sadly after numerous visits to The Cinnamon Club, my wife, daughter and I left feeling somewhat underwhelmed. I regret that the service was somewhat lacklustre ( which it has never been, previously) and as a result I will not be returning for a good while.

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B
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic servic and food, try the tasting menu just for once!

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DJ
London
14 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Having been a regular at the Cinnamon Club for some years, I had not visited in the past year. I found the food as delicious as ever in the starter and main course. However we chose the spicy chocolate fondant for dessert. This was over cooked and hence had turned more into a sponge than fondant. The bill was more than was expected and we found it rather more expensive than in the past.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Nice ambience, great location, mostly very good food, indifferent to poor service. Pre-lunch drinks and cocktails explained with much fanfare, ordered, didn’t turn up. Pre-starters, starters, delicate reminder about drinks, not-too-concerned response: let me check. This in a virtually empty restaurant.
Nice to get a glass of sparkling wine free as compensation, nice gesture, but an apology -sincerely meant - would have meant a lot more.
That said, food was good. Lamb rack was spectacular

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N
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I went here for a birthday treat and was really disappointed. I was expecting something exceptional and instead found it average. Nothing really excited me about the food and the service was mixed. In particular I found the staff's recommendations when we ordered quite misinformed and unhelpful. I've had far more interesting and tasty food combined with more knowledgeable service at more reasonably priced neighbourhood restaurants.

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing venue and stunning Asian flavours. Gin trolley is fantastic.

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AV
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, ambience, and service- well worth a visit!

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JL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

So the setting of this restaurant is great. But the service went downhill. They insist on a master waiter taking your food order who can’t possibly keep up so is simply rude.
I started out looking at the menu and before getting to the mains we saw a starter we liked so went to order that. Was told I couldn’t! I guess I shouldn’t have he audacity to order food! Was told I HAD to order all my food together. I’ll not wetherspoons allows me to do the above without the cost premium.
Food arrived and that was excellent, but I wanted a naan with it. Was told first they needed to check that’s ok with the kitchen (really?). After being granted permission to order the naan, it never came anyway! Was told they’d take it off the bill, which they didn’t, and had to ask.
Finally ended the meal with an order of coffee. That never came either! Though again, they did manage to charge me for it. Another wait to sort that out.
I’m sure other diners have a great experience, but based on my experience, go elsewhere for an Indian and save yourself some money and actually get what you order whenever you want to order it.

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GK
London
27 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

This is the 5th time I have been to the Cinnamon Club in St James and as usual it is outstanding food and doesn't disappoint. The food is always imaginatively cooked and presented, and the atmosphere is understated but sophisticated enough to come here for both a special occasion and for dining out generally.

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r
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Interesting location and decor...busy place went mid week and lively...I would suggest they revisit their Gin station, both my table and neighboring were not impressed with the selection offered...

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H
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely experience. My friends and I had the three courses for £30 before 18:30 option and there were no complaints! Very good food.

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Interesting menu and the best dishes were truly exquisite. However, the Cinnamon Club is currently let down by three things. Firstly, not all the food is of the same high standard. Side dishes were uninspiring and overpriced, and the creme brulee was not deserving of the name. Secondly, our table was extremely noisy. Good practice in a restaurant nowadays is to offer a choice of two tables, especially if we arrive at 6.30pm when most tables are free. And finally, the service. Although they were attentive and accurate, the waiting staff all lacked finesse and unfortunately conveyed something between boredom and contempt. Smiling and making eye contact are not optional extras in the hospitality industry, they are essential; especially for a restaurant at this price point.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I like the Cinnamon Club, and would recommend it. But breakfast was disappointing. Particularly so the unbalanced spicing in the kedgeree which entirely overwhelmed the fish, along with an underdone egg. I shan't be deterred. But this smacks of resting on laurels.

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Denver
5 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Atmosphere and food were of highest quality. The presentation and depth of flavor from all the dishes we superior. The surroundings in the former library were quite impressive. Table attendant very efficient but our head waiter was distracted by something. Forgot our wine order until reminded and after our request for the bill took an inordinate time in discussion with another employee while he had our ticket in hand, until it was presented. I would definitely give it another when in London.

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ST
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It was our first visit to the restaurant, the food was lovely fantastic flavours and presentation

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OT
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great dinner once again

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I
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We had the early dinner menu. The food was quite ok, but in no way exceptional. The space is lovely, but our evening was let down by the inconsistent service. There were many staff working the evening we were there, but none came across as truly professional (except the sommelier), and some were actually quite poor/ amateur. It is a shame: I was really expecting something snappier than this given the quality of the space and the image the restaurant wants to project. I would find it very difficult to recommend.

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JG
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just love this place and staff are outstanding. The staff seemed to enjoy looking after us as much as we enjoyed ourselves.

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MK
London
10 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I took a friend visiting from Australia who adores Indian cusiene. This was our second visit and this was a great as we remembered.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday meal. Staff treated us very well and made us feel special. I really appreciated the tips from Giovanni the Sommelier and Rejab our waiter who took time to explain the elements in each dish. We chose the Taster menu which consisted of 6 courses plus an amuse bouche and amuse gueule

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DL
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We arrived half an hour before the restaurant was officially opened, yet were made welcome, seated at our table and obtained a much needed drink. We then had only a short time before a concert, so chose the pre-theatre meal, which was served very quickly, and the waitresses could not have been more helpful and attentive throughout.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and impeccable taste. Great night

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best meal I’ve had in a long while.

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MA
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meal was excellent and dishes appealing to the eye. Service attentive and high quality. not many vegetarian / vegan dishes, which for an Indian restaurant is a bit disappointing

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, the setting was beautiful and the service was some of the best we've ever had.

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G
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have always great time in cinnamon club I hope this place stay like that forever

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