The Cinnamon Club

4.4
4453 reviews
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£41 and over
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Indian
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  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
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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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

Luscious Lunch: 2 courses 27.50, 3 courses £31.50

Get course set menu for.

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

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 27 June 2018

Ends: 31 October 2018

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

FT Weekend & Laurent-Perrier Summer menu: 4 courses £58

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. This venue does not levy service charge

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 18 June 2018

Ends: 31 August 2018

Availability: Sun 12:00-14:30 17:30-20:30
Mon-Fri 07:30-10:00 12:00-14:30 18:00-22:30
Sat 12:00-14:30 18:00-22:30

One Course Sumptuous Lunch £24

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: 31 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. This venue does not levy any service charge.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 3 April 2018

Ends: 31 October 2018

Availability: Daily 12:00-22:00

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. This venue does not levy any service charge.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 3 April 2018

Ends: 31 October 2018

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

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

Reviews from verified diners
4,453 reviews
4.4 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
59%
Very Good
27%
Good
9%
Fair
4%
Poor
2%
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
London
1 review
3.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

We regularly eat at Michelin Starred restaurants at similar prices and have been well sated. The food was delicious but not enough.

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OT
London
1 review
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Best Indian food I’ve ever had

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E
London
7 reviews
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for our 30th wedding anniversary. The service was impeccable from every member of staff we encountered. They were attentive without being intrusive. They even gave us a dessert and a glass of sparkles each for our anniversary! The downstairs bar was nice and comfortable. the building itself was beautiful. The food was superb. The spice level was at my personal limit but delicious.

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SN
1 review
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and a lovely building probably my favourite restaurant in London.

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JO
Surrey
2 reviews
5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect round table for celebratory family lunch for eight. Delicious G&Ts (good selection of find), excellent lunch and staff were attentive, professional but not stuffy. Highly recommended.

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SB
1 review
2.0Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

So disappointed especially as we came a long way to try it , the food was not as spicy and tasty as I would have expected from a supposedly top establishment, also ordered a bottle of wine and then had to remind the waiter to bring it to me , it finally arrived during the main course!! And the restaurant wasn’t even busy . So will definitely not be returning

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D
Miami
2 reviews
5.0Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down one of the best Indian cuisines I’ve ever had so far! Great food and a feast of flavors for your mouth. Delicious, exquisite, dining experience

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AL
1 review
5.0Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, knowledgable and helpful staff, good atmosphere and amazing food, would thoroughly recommend. Whilst expensive it was worth every penny.

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Greensboro
1 review
5.0Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was absolutely excellent. My only complaints are that 1) it was not shared up front that all members of the table had to order the 4 course special or none at all. 2) needed pepto bishop the next day, likely from the delicious curry

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WT
1 review
4.0Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice restaurant in the center of London. Even as Swiss chef worth to go and taste !

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CV
1 review
5.0Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place sounded really good when I read the reviews, and it exceeded my expectations. The dishes were very unique with distinct flavors and spices that were very evident but not overbearing. Don't go there expecting typical indian food, this is truly fusion cooking

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TT
1 review
5.0Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wir waren zu einem runden Geburtstag in diesem Lokal, welches etwas schwer zu finden ist, weil außen nur eine unscheinbare Messingtafel hängt die man leicht übersieht. Innen ein tolles Ambiente im Bibliotheksstiel. Das essen war hervorragend, wir hatten das 7-Gängige Menü. Indischer Einschlag aber sehr modern interpretiert. Einzig die Weinbegleitung die nochmal soviel gekostet hätte wie das Menü haben wir nicht bestellt. Das war es uns nicht Wert und eine gute Flasche Wein war auch perfekt. Wir würde The Cinnamon jederzeit wieder besuchen, es war wirklich ein tolles kulinarisches Erlebnis.

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SE
London
8 reviews
5.0Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always , the food and service exemplary in wonderful surroundings - relaxed not stuffy

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MH
Washington DC
1 review
5.0Dined on 3 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a Beautiful foods! Spicy and elegant. Wine was good, too.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
4.0Dined on 2 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good ambience - service was distracted - food delicious but a tad expensive for what it is

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
5.0Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed it. Waited 15 minutes for our table. The only criticism

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GW
1 review
5.0Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

An excellent experience. The staff were extremely attentive and provided a drink on the house for our anniversary. Food was creative and very tasty and the service was extremely good.

No complaints and the experience was enhanced by some beautiful books as a back drop!

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RR
London
1 review
4.0Dined on 26 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

While the staff were both polite and attentive, the same can't be said for the receptionist. I would recommend you hire someone at the restaurant whom is sullen and looks annoyed when you are giving her your table details.

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S
London
1 review
2.0Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Food was good, amount of spice was good. Service could have been better, waiters were not attentive we had to wait a while to order more food.

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BP
New York Area
2 reviews
3.0Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

A nice, but relatively expensive meal. Despite mking an early reservation, we were seated in the ante-room rather than the main library itself. Sadly, this felt rather ordinary, and took away some of the sense of occassion that ususally comes with dining at The Cinammon Club. Food was good, if a little pricey. Service in the bar was excellent. Service in the restaurant was efficient but not particularly friendly or welcoming. Overall a fairly average experinence for the money.

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CS
1 review
4.0Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good food great atmosphere an overall spicy experience

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L
London
68 reviews
4.0Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

6 of us went and we all had starters which were stand out amazing. I had the lamb mille feuille which was incredible.

The mains weren’t as great. I went for a korma as if you’re going to, it’s the kind of place to try it but the presentation wasn’t what you would expect, the sauce seemed like it had been out for a while and there wasn’t enough. £4 for half a naan!

It cost us £110 + tip (including a starter drink and a bottle of wine only) which felt like a lot.

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a
New England
1 review
5.0Dined on 20 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We tried the tasting menu which was perfect! The right amount of food, amazing array of tastes.

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WM
1 review
3.0Dined on 19 June 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The location is very nice and the service is friendly. Unfortunately, it was very loud inside.

Although one guest emphasized that the meal should not be spicy it was.

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I
1 review
5.0Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, very creative. I had a vegetarian main course which tasted and looked fabulous. The accompanying dishes were lovely too.

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OT
1 review
2.0Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 1

Food was excellent. Restaurant was extremely warm. No air conditioning. Senior wait staff arrogant and pretentious. Was not informed beforehand that the tasting menu was not available. Won’t be coming back. Plenty of other good Indian restaurants in town.

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JL
1 review
5.0Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service in a delightful setting. One of our favourite London Restaurants.

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AP
London
1 review
3.0Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Both my husband and I (who is not an Indian or spicy food fan) enjoyed the lovely food but not impressed with the waiter who seemed in a rush and even impatient when I asked questions about the dishes.

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A
Yorkshire
2 reviews
5.0Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was spectacular. Tasting menu was amazing.

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k
London
8 reviews
5.0Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly enjoyable evening with delicious cuisine

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LU
1 review
5.0Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a delight!

We celebrate one birthday there, the service was impecable, the food is outstanding and they give my boyfriend a happy birthday card signed by all the staff.

We really looking forward to go back for dinner soon.

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m
London
1 review
4.0Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A lovely restaurant based in a former library.
Service was fantastic, if you wish to leave a tip, take cash as they currently cannot take it from card.
Lunch menu good value. Side dishes over priced (£8 for naan bread).
Overall an excellent place to visit for a special occasion.

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RW
London
2 reviews
2.0Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We first discovered the restaurant about 8 years ago and were delighted by the innovative take on Indian cuisine carried out with finesse and exceptionally good attention paid to all aspects of the menu. We revisited the restaurant as a birthday treat and were very, very disappointed by the quality and presentation of the dishes we ordered. I was particularly annoyed at (and regret not returning it) the restaurant's 'fake' attempt to present the famous Indian dessert 'Gulab Jamun', as a thin pastry based tart. I admire inventive new approaches to well established dishes, but anyone who has delighted in this dish will be insulted by this. The lamb side dish is to be avoided as it was lamb mince without any flavour served in a bowl. Unfortunately we will not go back and in spite of an interesting environment, the price tag exceeds the delivery of their food. How sad!

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c
London
1 review
2.0Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

The service was terrible, except for one lovely girl who tried her best. We never received desert after having to flag someone down to take the order. 30 minutes with not even an approach we asked where the desert was and wanted the check. Apparently it was on its way. More time passed and again we had to ask for the bill and asked them not to bother with the desert. They finally brought it after we paid and were leaving. They did remove it from our bill. The man who took our ordered Seemed terribly bored with us, imagine he had something better to do than his job. The food was just okay so we could not forget the service.

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M
London
1 review
2.0Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I’ve had a great meal at the Cinammon Club before, however I thought my last was slightly disappointing, particularly as the cod was overcooked. I think for the price you pay the food should be sensational and this time it lacked quality. It’s a shame because my previous meal was better.

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OT
1 review
3.0Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Setting was great. Warm beer(lager), small portions and cold food, which did not look appetizing , but tasted ok. One of those difficult menus to choose from. Service was mediocre and plates were not warmed which contributed to food temperature. Food came less than 5 minutes after order which indicates it was not freshly prepared. Ma’am bread was not the best. Quite a big disappointment given the price, reviews and setting. Currently riding on a wave needs to improve dramatically and wouldn’t advise going until it does.

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P
London
1 review
4.0Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Ive been here a few times for breakfast and can recommend the food - its very good.
The one thing that lets it down for me is the service, I pre-booked and arrived on time, we were greeted by a male member of staff and shown to our table.

This male member appeared fairly disinterested and there was little interaction (this was true of previous visits here too). The female waitress was lovely and very attentive.

I will give this venue another chance but if I receive the same disinterested service from him again I wont be coming back which will be a shame as its a lovely venue with good food but I do expect a good friendly service - sadly again I felt that I wasn't treated like a valued customer.

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A
1 review
2.0Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Don’t bother opening for breakfast. Better food at the Regency Cafe! Was expecting a Dishoom taste experience. Bloomer bread on the menu, served mother’s pride.

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OT
1 review
4.0Dined on 14 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Hey dropped the tray of one of our courses which caused some delays, the yoghurt soup was basically curdled yoghurt so they had to bring me something else but at least they fixed everything once asked.

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t
London
28 reviews
4.0Dined on 14 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

the food was excellent but it is rather pricey; service (or perhaps the kitchen) was quite slow. And had to be reminded twice. Still the ambience is great and the food is super tasty.

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