The Cinnamon Club

4.2
5051 reviews
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Indian
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  • Special Occasions
  • Spicy
  • Creative Cuisine
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.

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

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EZ
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

The food and service was great BUT we were seated at an extra room away from the main dining hall. The room behind doors looked unprepared with cheap seats and extra tablecloths left at the bottom of some drawer. It was clean but not part of the main dining room the library.It felt as if we were the undesirables and not part of the rest of the patrons. Too bad for that cause the service and food was amazing!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing.

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I
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always my favorite meal, bar none.

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

Good quality Indian food that brought back memories of our recent holiday to India. In particular the monkfish in Keralan sauce. The experience was topped off by Vivek Singh taking the time to stop for a chat at our table. Top class restaurant in a lovely location.

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KB
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply wonderful food and attentive service

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AJ
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fantastic service.
Delicious food and beautiful setting.
Wine is a little overpriced. Otherwise would certainly recommend.

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SV
London
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing venue and lovely food

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g
London
42 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even after all these years the Cinnamon Club remains one of my favourite restaurants anywhere. The dining room is breathtaking, service is absolutely brilliant and the food full of rich and spicy flavours that nevertheless still allow the quality and flavour of the ingredients to shine through. Venison, Lamb and Pigeon were all spectacularly good, presentation on the plate is beautiful. That really was a faultless dinner.

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AS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Breathtakingly good food. Absolutely stunning. There is a certain formality seen in the servers but they are all extremely competent.

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AC
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been here several times and return because everything is fantastic. The food and the service.

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O
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Was disappointed with Cinnamon Club. Food was ok but not a lot of variety. We had the full tasting menu and a lot of the courses seemed very similar. The were a few highlights but certainly not enough to justify the very substantial price. Service was not the standard we expected.

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NC
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly suggest this unusual, beautiful atmosphere. It doesn’t look like a restaurant because it wasn’t and they kept the aesthetics. Delicious food, great service, would definitely recommend others to try this place!

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AG
Switzerland
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best indian restaurant in London. The bar is also great.

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SK
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The food was very good. You have to make sure the table is in the old library, we have been in one of the other rooms and the ambience is not so nice there and it was cold too. Also some of our food has been cold when it arrived at the table.

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TR
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience in a former library, with book on the shelves. Great Indian food with amazing tastes.

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WH
London
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

whilst the quality of the food was good I felt the service was not very friendly.

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ML
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The food at Cinnamon Club was exceptional - however, the experience was marred by wildly inattentive and nearly neglectful service. After we were seated and served water, we waited nearly half an hour to even get our drink and started orders placed. A table just two tables away was seated after us and was already working on a glass of wine and bubbling on starters before we even had the opportunity to order - they had a different and obviously more attentive server. For a restaurant of this calibre, we were surprised at how poor the service was. It was laughable.

However, the food was superb and pulled enough weight to still outweigh the regrettable service. Even so, I would feel the need to preface any recommendations for this establishment to friends with a disclaimer about the service or lack thereof. Even though our server in particular seemed neglectful and forgetful that we were even seated in her section, the wait staff overall seemed to be stretched a little thin even for a Thursday night - I’d be hesitant to go on a weekend night.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Lunch was lovely, but additional sides and bread we had not requested were brought without comment and then charged to the bill. A disingenuous approach that really spoiled the overall enjoyment.

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R
Surrey
11 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent set lunch at Cinnamon Club. Price was reasonable and food quality was excellent. I was eating with a vegan who was very happy.

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DZ
London
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was incredible. We took the vegan menu and we weren't disappointed. Delightful.

The place is great, service was great.

Best indian restaurant I ever did.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Nice restaurant, great food. However we were served someone else’s food on two different occasions throughout the evening, which we had to query, as we were on the ‘tasting menu’. Just the small attention to detail was lacking.

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P
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Incredibly disappointing- The staff, for some reason, was overwhelmed. We were there for 2.5 hours and didn't have time for our originally planned evening. We didn't have a drink for 35 minutes, and that was after asking twice. Other customers around us were complaining as well. One of our pre-set meals didn't even come with all the small dishes it supposedly included. We didn't want to ask for the missing dishes because we felt it would take too long. When I left, I told the maître d' 'Great food, bad service.' He didn't apologise-- he simply looked at me with a blank stare.

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LT
London
12 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

We had wanted to visit the Cinammon Club for a long time. We were pleased when we saw the mail saying that we should not leave a tip. But ultimately this policy seems mistaken as the staff could not care less and this gave us a frustrating experience.
The menu was all quite spicy and there was not a very inspiring choice. One of our party ordered a rare steak and it came medium well done.
The biggest problem was the service. There were plenty of staff but it was hard to get their attention and they were kind of grumpy .
For the price we cannot recommend this restaurant .

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b
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were excellent. The setting is beautiful but lacks atmosphere-it’s very quiet even with a number of full tables-it may have just been because it was lunchtime but I would have expected more buzz.

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H
London
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We went because of the OpenTable offer for fixed menu. Most of the grumble is about service. We were sat down without even a glass of water for 20 minutes and were brought the a la carte menu. Eventually food was ordered but a Kingfisher beer ordered was returned twice till a decently cold one arrived. Also my wine glass was taken away before I had finished the bottle. However apologies were made and staff were friendly, just seemed low on numbers for the night.
3 course fixed meal is well worth it but is only available after 21:00. I had the kingfish and was surprised by the wasabi accompanying. It worked well though
Food and ambiance make this a restaurant that is worth a visit. I had previously gone there only for lunches when I worked nearby about 10 years ago and the food then was excellent so standards in the kitchen have certainly been maintained.

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AO
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Been to Cinnamon Club a few times over the past 10 years. Food is always sublime and just a delight. We had the tasting menu with wine flight for a special occasion which did not disappoint. Wonderful wine pairings!!
The only thing that wasnt quite right or per previous standards is the service. Staff are wonderful and polite but food timing was a bit stop start and at one point we sat for almost 40 minutes without a drink or food. It was at busiest time in the evening and because we were having a lovely evening, waiting for such delicious food wasnt such a big issue but really would have been nice to be offered a top up of our wine in the meantime. I noticed that some others around were waiting too for long periods of time between courses too. Bit of a shame. Not sure what was happening in the kitchen.
Will still return to Cinnamon Club.

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P
Mobile
4 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service; knowledgeable Sommellier
Fantastic food... Lamb rack from Romney Marsh was exquisite and issued amazingly well with a good Barolo.
House Champaign was way above average.
Excellent wine menu.
Wait staff pleasant, courteous, appropriately attentive. We were not rushed, nor were we kept waiting.
Ambience and atmosphere were spectacular.

Looking forward to the next visit.

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ST
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

Hello,

We planned a generous corporate evening following previously successful events. I was told that our 12 man table could be accommodated by 2 groups of 6, that were described as “right next to each other”, however when we turned up it was definitely not the case at all. It created a rather negative atmosphere and ruined the purpose of the evening which was to be recognising our management team and their hard work. I was embarrassed in front of my team and CEO to say the least, and will not be coming back there. Great shame since we have had several events there before, and was planning to hire the venue for our Christmas party too.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

visiting london and had the opportunity to try the cinnamon club! amazing dinner. flavors are deep, intense and delicious! don’t be afraid of the spice!

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k
London
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Fantastic food, the flavours really brought back memories of the year I spent working in India.

The service on the other hand was absolutely slap-dash.

Our waiter was largely uninterested in serving us (we were the only casually dressed diners at lunch), we repeatedly needed to catch his attention, he proved very forgetful when it came to drinks, failed to explain any of the foods, placed dishes wherever on our table, never refilled water glasses, nor offered a new bottle of water when ours was exhausted.

Furthermore it was extremely difficult to understand his English and we had to ask him to repeat things on several occasions.

A glass of diet coke also came in a tiny serving, masked with a huge volume of ice. Really Cinnamon Club? You aren't fooling anyone! That was £4 for some frozen water with around 100ml of drink.

Despite the excellent food, we were all sorely disappointed in what should have been a premium experience for the price you pay.

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IG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Slightly noisy for a business meal. Food is good

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RC
Kent
31 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I and three friends had lunch at the Cinnamon Club. As always the ambience was excellent with the book-lined walls and a large number of fellow-diners. As expected the food was very good, whilst the service was efficient but somewhat unengaging. However, the overall experience was very good, and I shall be returning.

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EZ
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I wasn't overlly impressed by the food and the service wasn't that great. My partner had only 2 glasses of beer during 2 hours of experience, this shows how much abondoned we were, and rearely asked to have more drinks.
Our table wasn't crumbed down as others were. Not sure if I will be back.

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V
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Wonderful food experience. My dish was very spicy though and the menu did not specify spice, still delicious though. Our waiter was a bit abrupt and not attentive to our table, we waited 25 minutes before we even got a drink order in. Once we got the attention of another waitress, the service was much better. It was loud in the restaurant with children, which wasn’t appropriate for a 9:30pm Saturday seating. Spent a bit too much for a mediocre experience, although food was nice.

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PB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food in a lively atmosphere with great service couldn’t be better

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i
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yet again a lovely venue for a family gathering (this time a 70th birthday). Everybody was happy as usual.

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AH
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb and unusual dishes with heat and flavour! Fantastic service a real special occasion,

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C
Kent
20 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Lovely table lovely meal. No rush. Quite expensive. Nice touch doing a birthday plate for my daughter

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J
Tampa
26 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

This restaurant was phenomenal. I didn’t know what to expect as I had never had upscale Indian food but it was perfect. Food was flavorful and perfectly prepared. Only downside was our waiter who seemed to not be handle his workload but the head waiter made up for him. I would go back to this restaurant over and over.

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PP
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service could have been better. We had to ask for more wine from our wine bottle, kept in a cooler a distance from us several times.
Apparently , I was supposed to receive a complimentary glass of champagne on arrival but this was not offered.
The girl who took my soaking wet coat and bag thankfully remembered these items, as I had misplaced the cloakroom ticket. I am grateful to her for being vigilant. Thank you !
The waiter who took our food orders was very pleasant and completely spot on, with regards to asking us when we were ready to order. Very pleasant and affable.

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