The Cinnamon Club

4.4
5999 reviews
£41 and over
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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Experiences

  • Celebration Feast at The Cinnamon Club

    £48.00 per person

    Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2021

    To celebrate 20 years of The Cinnamon Club, we present a few of our favourite dishes and classics from the last 20 years.
  • Christmas Day

    £125.00 per person

    Dec 25, 2021 only

    Christmas Day has never looked better! Enjoy a bountiful banquet in the elegant surroundings of The Cinnamon Club’s exquisite Old Westminster Library. Oozing with style and sophistication, this will add a touch of class to a wonderfully festive feast. The Christmas Day 5 Course menu (priced at £125 per person) includes a sparkling cocktail on arrival along with a selection of side dishes and deliciously petite fours to round off your dining experience.
  • 8 Course Tasting menu

    £85.00 per person

    Sep 1 - Dec 24, 2021

    Enjoy the complete experience of The Old Westminster Library for lunch and dinner and indulge yourself with dishes such as Spiced lamb mille-feuille or Grilled Spencer Gulf king prawns with Alleppey curry sauce. And if you are a wine lover, you can add a flight of premium wines, our head sommelier Giovanni Deluca has found a wine pairing for each course to take your dining experience to another level.
  • Legendary Library Lunch

    £30.00 per person

    Sep 1 - Dec 24, 2021

    Bring together family and friends and make your lunch extra special! If you love lunching, we present our NEW lunch set menu! It's even better than before and you can now enjoy three courses for £30. Available Monday to Saturday from 12pm to 2:30 We make sure that our dishes are prepared in the most authentic way possible adding an unforgettable experience for our guests.
  • Early & Late Dinner Set Menu

    £35.00 per person

    Sep 1 - Dec 24, 2021

    Enjoy your evening at The Cinnamon Club. We have a special menu available Monday to Saturday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm or from 9:00pm and onwards. Tuck into dishes such as Slow braised Koorgi pork belly with soy and honey or Kerala fish curry - pollock in kokum berry sauce, lemon rice. The 3-course menu is priced at £35 per person.
  • New Year's Eve Menu

    £125.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Enjoy a bountiful banquet in the elegant surroundings of The Cinnamon Club’s exquisite Old Westminster Library. Oozing with style and sophistication, this will add a touch of class to a wonderfully festive feast. Enjoy this New Year's Eve with a 5 Course menu (priced at £125 per person) that includes a sparkling cocktail on arrival along with a selection of side dishes and deliciously petite fours to round off your dining experience.
  • London Restaurant Festival

    £48.00 per person

    Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2021

    Join us at The Cinnamon Club to celebrate the 13th London Restaurant Festival this October! To celebrate the return of the London Restaurant Festival, we will be serving up an exclusive new menu at the iconic Westminster Library. Immerse yourself in a five-star foodie experience at the iconic Westminster Library with a seductive 5-course tasting menu.

Offers

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    Mon - Wed 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 5999 People Are Saying
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JohnMac
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely atmosphere, great service and excellent food

LW
LynseyW
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Excellent food and wine. The tasting menu is excellent and the wine pairing was very good. Service was a bit patchy.

MC
MarC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely lunch in a wonderful setting. Will go back for sure.

JW
JoannaW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a most enjoyable evening. The food was absolutely delicious and the venue was amazing. The staff were helpful and friendly, but the service was just a little bit slow - but it didn't spoil our evening.

It was quite noisy to begin with, but as people started eating rather than just drinking, the level of noise abated somewhat.

SS
SuzanneS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like spicy food but not too spicy .The tasting menu was fantastic . The wine pairing perfect . All round great first visit . Would definitely return . The only down side is I felt we were too close to the next table as could hear their conversation.
Staff very friendly.

SL
SophieL
Brighton
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

This is not as outstanding nor as unusual as once it was. The menu was shorter, there was not the large number of unusual and inspired cocktails as we used to enjoy. We had to chase drinks we’d ordered.
Overall, nothing special for the price. Which is a shame, as this is an old favourite.

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vipormond
London
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We chose the Cinnamon Club for a meal to catch up with an friend who was in London for work.
It was the worst experience we have had in a restaurant in the last 5 years .
We arrived and were shown to our table
After a considerable amount of time we asked if we could order drinks
We were given the Experience Menu which looked fine but very mixed
The starter / appetisers and dessert were lovely
Main courses were v poor
The wine menu was v good , as we wanted to drink different wines it was easy to choose wine by the glass

It was like we were apart from the general restaurant as all evening we struggled to get anyone to order anything , refill our wine order , clear our table etc
It was embarrassing to have invited anybody to eat at this restaurant.

Flat atmosphere , with no service and hit and miss food was my overall feelings

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience started off rocky. I made a reservation for the tasting menu at 9:45pm through Open Table. We arrive, get seated, and the server brings menus. I mention that we reserved the tasting menu so we’ll just like to see the wine list. He says it’s too late for the tasting menu, you have to be there by 9:30 and we should order something else. I’m not from here so it’s not like I can just come back get the tasting menu next week so I’m annoyed. I ask why there’s an option to reserve the tasting menu at 9:45 if we can’t actually order that and he says, we need to order from the regular menu. That’s it. I’m visibly upset because this restaurant came highly recommended and my dining experience was not going well but we look at the menu to try to order.
I ask for recommendations and Chris, the server, suggests we pick a few starters and do the butter chicken special which is enough for two. Ok, cool. We order that and wine. Chris comes back with wine and apologizes for the issue with the tasting menu, comps the wine and lets us know he’ll take care of us so not to worry. We had the lobster thermidor and the lamb mille starters and once we tasted the food, it was hard to stay upset. The food was delicious! Chris apologizes again, brings more wine, and chats with us. Our mains come out and again, AMAZING. We had the butter chicken, rice, naan, veggies, and mashed potatoes. Everything was great! The servings are generous and even though this is an upscale spin on Indian classics, the flavors were authentic and really took it up a notch. Chris also comped our desserts which were spectacular. He was patient with a difficult situation that was beyond his control but he really took care of us and made up for the booking/timing issue. He was personable and friendly and really made the dining experience worth it. Truly impeccable service from Chris!

TS
TessaS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Took 1 hour 15 mins for a waiter to come over to take our order and over 2 hours from walking in for any refreshments to arrive, despite asking a few times. Unfortunately the waitress tripped and dropped all the drinks over two of the guests at the table. This accident was due to poor training. The waitress should have filled the glasses at the table. The food was good when it came but after a 2 hour wait we were too angry to enjoy.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Time between courses and drinks being served to us was insanely slow. Some of the staff were not very friendly though a couple were. Some courses were delicious whereas others were very average.

BT
BusinessTravel
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience5

The good:
1. The setting is amazing, couldn't ask for a better space for a restaurant
2. The food was generally good, although I didn't go to any old standby orders from other restaurants to compare against

The Bad:
1. They lost my reservation which was booked online
2. I was put in a corner by myself next to a couple loud tables.
3. The place they seated me meant that multiple people ran into the table around a blind corner, including one server who spilled my drink on me.
4. Service was slow, took over 2 hours before I threw in the towel and asked for the bill before the meal was through
5. After all the above they made no accomodation and charged full price for everything.

I wanted to like this place, but will not return nor recommend it.

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vipMiffanwy
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Great place but very short staffed which meant a long wait for service even if the service itself was charming. Food was tasty but a bit tepid which again was probably a staffing issue rather than anything else.

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WilliamT
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very much as expected - great venue for social business dinner.

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vipHurrah
London
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff went an extra mile to the the experience memorable for my friend & I. They signed a bday card for my friend.. can’t wait to go back!

RB
RachelB
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food excellent service v good . There pulled out the stops for my fiancé 50th birthday. One problem it got too noisy

JB
JayBee
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Terrible service, forgot about us after seating us until I flagged after half an hour of not even being offered water. Tasting menu tasted pretty bland, was expecting to be blown away by flavour for that price. Courses took ages to come, all in all we were there for 4 hours and desperate to leave by the end.

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Devon
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Surprisingly noisy and less special for having so many diners. Food was interesting & good though

AM
AnnMcG
London
24 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was spectacular as ever, bar was very slow and had to ask for service. General service wasn't as good as normal but they were very busy. Food was wonderful as ever, overall we had a great night!!

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Hedgehog
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very slow bringing apperitif although there had been a problem in the kitchen. It's a pity they didn't actually tell us that though. Apart from that the rest of the evening was lovely with interesting flavours, courses came at the right speed, the wine pairing was very good. Good value.

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. The staff were very attentive and friendly. The food exceeded expectations. The restaurant being in an old library makes it really calm and relaxed. Highly recommend.

LF
LewisF
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Fantastic food, could not fault the flavours, absolutely worth a visit.
Alas, the service could/should have been more attentive and enthusiastic in their service

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Tourist
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, friendly staff and lovely setting! Would recommend.

MW
MarkW
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

After booking a few weeks in advance we arrived on time only to find that rather than being in a main room of the restaurant that was light and full of life we were led to a room that was dark, lacking in any atmosphere and felt like eating in an office. At this point we left which is a shame as on previous occasions the experience has always been a good one. Normally I would recommend (and have recommended the Cinnamon Club but this occasion I just couldn't).

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vipMazzadines
London
19 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Celebrating my friends’ recent wedding so a special occasion. Disappointing that the cocktail bar downstairs is closed and the bar lacked any atmosphere. The welcome from Front of House was not great I felt that was a training issue. The restaurant is beautiful as it has always been. We went for the celebration menu and the food was tasty, especially the lamb main course. The service was fine but not brilliant. The courses were rushed out in quick succession and it felt like we were being rushed through for the next set of covers until I requested that they slowed down. It felt like there was a lack of really well trained staff and that they were finding my feet which I wasn’t expecting at the Cinnamon Club where the bill was over £300. I expect service to be well judged and professional at that level of dining

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional food and attentive service. We opted for the taster menu with no regret. We’ll be back

EP
EPlocal
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Unwelcoming gloomy place. Unwelcoming gloomy staff. Poor food.

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evie71
London
32 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was the absolute highlight of the visit. Beautiful flavours in every bite, couldn’t fault the meal. Service was superb. We were celebrating our 10th anniversary and our waiter really looked after us. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

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Shooie49
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent - service and food brilliant. Was lovely to be the four of us having a good time and being thoroughly spoiled…can’t wait to come back. So much of the menu to be tried thank you Cinnamon Club

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RonaldW
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was a nice special occasion restaurant situated in an old London library with some of the books still on the shelves. The service was good and the food was as is expected in this type of restaurant. However the men's' room cleanliness was adequate but not up to a very high standard expected from this type of establishment and only one of the wash basins was working.

AG
AlisonG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food as always and a great buzz. Never fails to please

SM
SeyjM
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food and service was great! It is a great place to have a work dinner. Hari the waiter was so lovely and explained the dishes really well!

They seemed to have invested a lot into students and getting young people into the industry which is awesome however can cause a little bit of a delay with the orders, however we were willing to wait.

I have been receiving raving comments all day today from my team explaining how they had such a wonderful night.

Thank you Cinnamon Club!

SM
SwagM
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food was generally good but one dish (Cauliflower) was poor. Staff didn't really want to know!

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Chelseaboys
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Central location , good portion sizes , perfect setting.

DJ
DavidJ
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The celebration menu for September was excellent. The restaurant showed creativity in menu design [simpler dishes -hence 4 stars - but good portion control to produce a satisfying tasting menu/ feast], cooking [quality ingredients skilfully -cooked and artistically presented] and value for money [set price]. Everything we had come to expect from The Cinnamon Club was in evidence. Service was friendly, welcoming and skilful. We had a delightful lunch in every respect; for us it was very pleasurable return to an old favourite and a relief to see this good restaurant emerge unscathed from the recent difficulties of the lockdowns.

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Chiara
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Butter Chicken special was outstanding. As was the lamb starter.

AS
AtulS
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best India food in London and we know our food well and have eaten at most fine dining places. Smaller portions so order well.

PJ
PeterJ
Cambridge
7 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been a while but good to be back on a busy Monday evening

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Donna
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were very attentive, despite waiting for 5 minutes to be shown to our table as the maitre de was on the phone. The food was exquisite as was the wine. We had salmon followed by salt marsh lamb the flavours and textures were perfect. With a bottle of wine, the bill was £147, which I thought was excessive

SK
SnKe
London
22 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Have eaten here more than a dozen times & it never disappoints both food & service are very good as well as a good wine list. The only negative is that is is very noisy as all surfaces are hard

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vipAnnieDow
London
12 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Celebration for our Danish niece's 18th birthday so a family gathering of 8 with Danish relatives we haven't seen since before Covid. The food, drink and service were all great but our table was disappointing given I'd booked over a month in advance. We were in a darkened sub area which was incredibly hot and tricky for us to chat as a group. It was still a lovely evening, just wish we'd been in the main room.

FAQs

The Cinnamon Club does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo, Supper London and Uber Eats. The Cinnamon Club also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7222 2555.

The Cinnamon Club is rated 4.4 stars by 5999 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.