Simpson's In The Strand

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Simpson's is one of the few London restaurants offering only the finest quality British ingredients cooked to perfection in classic British style. The restaurant's speciality is Scottish beef on the bone that has been aged for 28 days for maximum flavour. The beef is carved at guests' tables from antique silver-domed trolleys, which is a practice that began over 150 years ago and for which Simpson's is world-renowned. Other Simpson’s signature dishes include classics such as potted shrimps, roast saddle of lamb and steak and kidney pie.

Guests can also enjoy classic cocktails in Knight’s Bar, an art deco cocktail lounge located on the first floor. It is the perfect place to enjoy either a pre-dinner cocktail or after-dinner aperitif.
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OT
London
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quite simply the best Roast Dinner in London with staff and service second to none

G
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful dining experience for that special occasion

MA
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best roast beef, full stop. Amazing service its like being transported back to the 20's

A
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to London for my husband’s Birthday and this was the place we wanted to celebrate it in style. From the moment we arrived, we were treated like Royalty!! The space, the service, the food- were beyond exceptional! We will be Back!!!

J
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had the saddle of lamb off the carving trolley and it was absolutely delicious from start to finish. Definitely worth the money spent.

J
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

service was a bit slow, drinks took some time before they were served

AR
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We visited Simpson`s for a family Sunday lunch to celebrate my wife`s birthday. We have been a few times before and the food and service remains first class. My son particularly likes to have the opportunity of winning at Chess !! Very relaxed and well looked after ( although not cheap ).

VV
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was good, and good atmosphere, however the service was not so great: wine arrived after main course arrived and they needed reminding!
The beef wellington was good. The pate was great. All in all it was a good experience for my wife's birthday. We were compensated with 2 drinks whilst our table was not ready and had to wait 30minutes, so it was a nice touch.

IJ
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

As per usual, the standard was way above the price. Excellent value for money.

RW
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect classic British food. The carved beef and lamb carved from the trolley were outstanding. Famous elegant restaurant in a fun part of London.

ES
London
13 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hadn't been to Simpson's for the longest time so when I was invited by my brother to join him for dinner, I was very excited. I was not disappointed. The first thing to note is the wonderful staff; they were charming and efficient, who looked after our every need. The food and wine was absolutely delicious and the portions were generous. I will go back again soon....maybe today?!

PS
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous. Friendly staff and fine food.

HG
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

"when in Rome"
Everything I heard abt Simpson's was right. An informative and enthusiastic butler and very professional and attentive waiters. Food was excellent and just as perfect British as I hoped for.
Inspiring place.
I will be back.

F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Magnificent!
This is the epitome of superb quality food and service.
The beef and lamb carved from the trolley were juicy and full of flavour.
The roasted cod was tender and light.
Our waiter was professional yet friendly and very helpful.
Our compliments and thanks to all at Simpson's for the wonderful meal. It's good that in this day and age standards have been maintained so well.
We thoroughly enjoyed the meal and ambience.

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

夫婦2人で行って、メインから1品、オススメのローストビーフ、サラダをチョイス。これでも食べ切れないほどだったので、注文する際は注意!周りのお客さんはバッチリ食べていましたが、我が家にはこのボリュームで余してしまったです。
リサさんに感謝!

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MB
London
16 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This is a great restaurant with a beautiful, historical ambience. And Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson dined there, as it is mentioned in several of Conan Doyle's stories. My husband and I have been coming here for years. The roast beef served from silver trolleys never disappoints and all the side dishes are equally superb. Attention is paid to the tiniest detail. Even the bread and the horseradish sauce are exemplary. Service impeccable. The only less than five stars this time was the presence of a live jazz/pianist singer who was a bit loud, and anachronistic. I would strongly have preferred my meal without her crooning. It's not that she was terrible, but I prefer conversation. Even just an instrumental would have been better than this. We had Sunday roast at 4pm. She's probably not there all the time. I hope.

FS
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I booked Simpsons as a special birthday lunch and it did not disappoint.
It was the most wonderful meal with superb food and service.
It was absolutely amazing from the moment we arrived with staff being extremely attentive and courteous.
I would recommend Simpsons

BD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere. Great selection of wines.

SS
New England
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Lovely dining room, attentive wait staff, beef/lamb served table side was very good, can't say I would order the fish and chips again as it was just okay, chips not quite done.

YK
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. I really enjoyed my dinner and will visit again! Thank you and see you next year!

AO
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food, the setting and the staff are exceptional. Well worth trying!

AS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a delicious lunch at Simpsons. The staff were attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. Our waiter Sam went out of his way to make our anniversary celebration special. A wonderful experience I would recommend.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is outstanding here. Made to feel really welcome by all the staff. The food was phenomenal, we can’t wait to go back and try the rest of the menu!

The sommelier helped choose a perfect glass of wine for a fussy wine drinker!

OT
Atlanta
75 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food are outstanding!

KJ
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely fabulous, just a shame there were not more occupied tables, 3pn on a Friday is probably a quite time anywhere though!

JK
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, nice to still have a traditional restaurant in London that hasn’t changed too much. Restaurant service a little slow for lunchtime and not very busy.

FF
London
44 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic classic London restaurant famous for carting roast beef and lamb and carving it table side. Our evening was nothing short of spectacular. Outstanding food (lobster bisque to start; roast beef; Yorkshire pudding and English cabbage. Very nice wines, expertly paired and dessert creme brûlée top off a truly outstanding meal. Highly recommended.

MK
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

料理、サービス、雰囲気、どれも素晴らしかったです。
値段はやはり高いですが、相応だと思います。
接待利用ですが、ロンドンを訪れる時は毎回利用させていただいています。

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MF
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The first really honest meal I have had in UK for some considerable time. Excellent quality beautifully presented.

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

Service was great. Food was yummy!

AW
London
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The Simpson's In The Strand restaurant is an excellent place, highly recommended for dinner. Very satisfied with the attention, the good food. A very cozy restaurant

R
Washington DC
100 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must do experience. We had the trolley cart carved rib of beef along with house salads and a nice Malbec. Outstanding with the horseradish and gravy. Excellent service. A little expensive, but when in London...

JB
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A British institution! Large portions of hearty British fayre delivered with excellent service in fine surroundings. Great quality too... Far from cheap, but not bad value considering what it offers. The downstairs dining room is a little more special than upstairs, if you get a choice....

s
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Undoubtedly a very stilish and comfortable restaurant where the customer care isn't only a word but really a continued effort to make you feel good. The menù is simple and it avoid you an axhausting study to understand what could be hidden in a too wide selection. We found there not more and not less of what we expected. After many years it was like I remembered. Traditions don't need any change.

DP
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simpson’s in the Strand is dinner, but it is so much more. I was there a couple of weeks ago with my wife to celebrate her birthday, but I was also there 49 years ago. Being there is a thrill for all of the senses. It is an evening of historic proportions. If you wish just to eat, you might select another place, but if you would prefer the experience of a lifetime, I would recommend Simpson’s in the Strand.

PS
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best roast beef and table service I’ve ever experienced. Very over whelming at first if it’s not what you are used to as it is a very well to do setting. I’m usually more at home with McDonald’s and kfc lol. Though the friendly staff will go out of their way to make you feel very comfortable. It is expensive but I didn’t feel like I wasted my money as it was a lovely experience and I would definitely go again!

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food great, staff great- friendly, professional, attentive but not intrusive. Lacked a bit in atmosphere but it was 4pm. It did liven up as we were leaving around 6.30. The pianist added to the atmosphere. Our food was delicious with lots of lovely fresh flavours. Haven’t been here for a few years but won’t be leaving it so long next time.

LM
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nice sirloin steak. The roast from the trolly was a bit average and overpriced at 40 quid and needs to be pimped up a bit, so wouldn't have that again. Wine (by the glass) was ok. Total price for 2 (including 2 glasses of wine) two starters and two mains, £180...

p
Detroit
148 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's wonderful simply to walk into that beautiful dining room. And then comes the wonderful service and food. Always a great experience.

HH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was great and the wait staff was very good, but the food was sadly not up to what I was expecting. The sirloin was tough and could barely be cut with a knife (which may have been rather dull), the potatoes were small and average.

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