Simpson's In The Strand

4.5
4262 reviews
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£41 and over
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British
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Authentic
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
British
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Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday Lunch: 12.00pm-2.30pm
Monday-Friday Dinner: 5.00pm-11.00pm
Saturday: 12.00pm-11.00pm
Sunday: 12.00pm-8.00pm
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Phone number
020 7420 2111
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Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
William Hemming
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Cross Street
Exeter
Additional
Banquet, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

Special Offers

Summer in Simpson’s 2 Courses | £30.00 or 3 Courses | £34.00

Only offered on a set menu ; Only offered at lunch times on Mondays- to Fridays (12.00 – 14.30); does not include beverages of service charge.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 14 August 2018

Ends: 31 August 2018

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-14:30

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5.0Dined 21 hours ago

Simply superb

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Their roast rib was very good but I like their Yorkshire pudding more than roasted beef!

Potato’s were crispy at the surface but inside was soft

Their ladies room is very good! It looks old and stylish

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

雰囲気がとても素敵で、店員の人の対応も丁寧でよかったです。 料理は味はとてもよかったのですが、量が多いので、アフタヌーンティーの後だと2コースでもきついかもしれません。
店内のBGMはピアノの生演奏で、私が行ったときは、イケてる男性が歌っていました。誕生日の人がいたようで、ちょっとだけなのですが、お誕生日の歌のアレンジみたいなのをBGMの人が歌っていました。誕生日に利用してもいいと思います。

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Beautiful place, excellent service and food!

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

We had an enjoyable meal with friends from Australia. My wife ordered a well-done fillet steak, It not well done and had to go back. When the rest of us had almost finished our food it returned. So poor organisation in the kitchen ... and no reduction to the bill.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

セットメニューがあればもう少し頼みやすいが、行った日はやっていなかったようで、少し不便を感じたが、雰囲気は良かった。

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Walking into Simpson's on the Strand is like taking a step back in time - in the best way! It is my favourite restaurant - I just love it. Known for it's carvery - we ate the roast beef and roast lamb. Both we expertly carved at the table.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We took my father here for his birthday lunch and couldn’t have been happier with the food, service, and ambience. The manager was engaging, friendly, and polite and encouraged us to have a drink in the bar before sitting at our table. The drinks were terrific (raspberry G&Ts, in particular) and bar staff were attentive and knowledgeable. The lunch itself was fab and included a personalised birthday message on my father’s pudding which was a lovely touch. We hadn’t mentioned it was his birthday but the manager had found out simply by speaking to us and being so kind to Dad. It was a fabulous lunch with great food and wonderful waiters. Can’t wait to go back.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Pleasant and unique esperience!
A good opportunity to teach tradition and quality to my 10 years old niece!
Very happy to find young very kind and professional staff!!!
Looking forward to be back soon!
Bravi.... ad maiora!

Caterina & friends

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Simpson’s is a great restaurant with lots of history and charm. The menu is very interesting, but I wouldn’t recommend the trolley roast. While it is part of their long standing tradition, I was very disappointed. The meats were of high quality and tender, but bland and cold. The fish pie was excellent, and other menu items looked far better than the roast.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Excellent in every way we chatted to the young lady hostess on our arrival before being seated who remembered that we had said that our visit was part of our golden wedding anniversary celebrations and after an excellent meal when I settled the bill she bought to the table a platter with some dark chocolate and a crystallised cube of grapefruit with Happy Anniversary piped in icing we were very touched .
As usual an excellent evening . Thank you Simpsons hope to see you again soon

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2.0Dined on 10 August 2018

Having dined here for many years, I’m disappointed with the current state of affairs. On the plus side, great oysters. The fish cake was way too salty, and the steak and kidney pudding a fraction of the size it used to be - and too dry. Even the usually splendid beef trolley wasn’t as great. It was a quiet Friday lunchtime and service is too slapdash and inexperienced for this place. Serving courses before previous are cleared, not pouring red wine for main course etc. At £550 for three, it’s not good enough at the moment. Will try again but please review Simpson’s!

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5.0Dined on 9 August 2018

家族3人での夕食でした。日本人ならばローストビーフだけで満腹になります。パンとプディングの付け合わせが付いてきます。前菜頼んだら 食べきれませんでした。
肉は日本のローリーズより薄切りです。
スタッフは皆かなり親切でした。

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5.0Dined on 9 August 2018

Lovely pre-theatre dinner with family. Allow plenty of time to savor the food and the evening.

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5.0Dined on 8 August 2018

The epitome of Britishness. Felt like I was in the era of Downton Abbey. Superb!

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5.0Dined on 7 August 2018

Nina, our sommelier and the cocktail guy all made us feel most welcome. Loved the Elder-flower cocktail upstairs; we allowed the sommelier to choose our red wine for each different dish, and Nina was sweet and attentive as out waitress!

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4.0Dined on 7 August 2018

Iconic traditional venue for our special birthday, pre show meal.
It didn't disappoint, with the 'correct' service, friendly and attentive waiter, good pre show menu choice and great Sea Bass meal.
I' recommend for that special occasion.

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5.0Dined on 6 August 2018

Client entertainment. Lots of history, a lot to talk about. Food was good service was nice. Highly recommended

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5.0Dined on 5 August 2018

My family enjoyed a wonderful Sunday Roast dinner on our final day in London at Simpsons. As always, impeccable service and food.

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5.0Dined on 5 August 2018

The ambience, waiter, service and the food were great. The wine list was good but somewhat overpriced.

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5.0Dined on 5 August 2018

fantastic evening. Food was excellent and the service complimented the food.
The atmosphere was very old world but the hold place took you back to times past.It was very quiet and so it was easy to have a conversation with your guest. Would definately go back again.

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2.0Dined on 5 August 2018

Food so very disappointing and incredibly salty.
Gravy congealed.
Would not return or recommend. Was really looking forward to the experience. Sorely disappointing

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5.0Dined on 5 August 2018

Around 30 visits to Simpsons since 1997. Never miss coming on our London breaks.

It would not be the same if we could not come For or dinner.

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5.0Dined on 3 August 2018

Thanks everyone, I came with my family, second time, never disappointed

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5.0Dined on 3 August 2018

About the roast beef I ate, it is within the range that I can eat, but I was concerned about a little smell

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5.0Dined on 2 August 2018

Wonderful dinner. Food and service were top notch. Felt like a quintessential British experience. Really enjoyed ordering off the trolly. There is a very good young diners menu as well.

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5.0Dined on 2 August 2018

We're coming from Japan.
We had great time.
Thank you so much!

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5.0Dined on 1 August 2018

A beautiful evening dinner with superb service. Great food and drinks. I will be back very soon.

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5.0Dined on 1 August 2018

We were visiting London from the states and decided to spend the evening at the savoy Hotel. we started at the American bar, which was wonderful, then went to dinner at Simpson's in the Strand, and then finished the night at the Beaufort Bar. All I can say is that our expectations, in every category, were exceeded by the staff at every level. It was the best night of our whole vacation, and we came over on the Queen Mary 2! We can't wait to return. It was well worth the cost, and actually not as much as we thought it would be.

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5.0Dined on 30 July 2018

Visit to London for 40th anniversary

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5.0Dined on 30 July 2018

Amazing, staff couldn't do more for you, the best food and amazing setting.

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4.0Dined on 30 July 2018

This was my wife and myself’s first visit now hopefully it won’t be our last, from walking in through the revolving door to leaving the whole visit was amazing. The relaxed atmosphere the outstanding service the food was all top class, the bar and lounge upstairs I could have stayed all day. The staff could not have made us feel more welcome and nothing was to much trouble. Please, please never change anything.

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5.0Dined on 29 July 2018

Delicious, perfect if your visitors from abroad request an authentic British restaurant!

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5.0Dined on 29 July 2018

First trip to Simpson's in almost 10 years and it did not disappoint! I was concerned that last year's remodel may have done away with the wonderful British charm but thankfully, it is in tact! The service was excellent--gracious and attentive but not over-bearing. The food was as I remembered--perfectly cooked roast beef carved table side. I do miss the waiters who had worked there for decades, but as my friend reminded me, they are probably retired now! Highly recommend if you want an elegant, traditional meal while in London (which are getting harder and harder to find).

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5.0Dined on 29 July 2018

The staff make this experience exceptional, they were so attentive and knowledgeable it was a pleasure to listen to them. Despite the heat outside, my husband had a Sunday roast which he thought was incredible, the meat was cooked to his liking and was perfect. I had fish and chips. The batter on the fish was too crispy but that is only my opinion. The ice cream dessert was delicious and the wine was really good and well recommended.

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4.0Dined on 28 July 2018

Lovely Saturday afternoon with friends for lunch. Had the roast beef which was 10/10. Yorkshire puds were a bit too crispy for me. Roast spuds were a bit overcooked! I'm thinking maybe on a Sunday lunch time when it's probably more busy it might have been a bit different. Lovely menu though, lovely traditional desserts. Great service. Friendly staff. Would definitely recommend and would go back.

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5.0Dined on 27 July 2018

This is a London signature location having been in business since the 1700’s. The carving tray is brought to your table to provide the signature beef entree

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4.0Dined on 27 July 2018

Superb meal at lunchtime with my wife for our 40th wedding anniversary. Cooking meat is not as easy as some people think so to have both lamb and pork cooked to perfection was a real treat. All other aspects of meal were equally good .Service was discreet - special mention to Roy the waiter , a great guy - lovely surroundings and , considering the venue , not at all over priced. My only slight reservation was that the coffee was not quite to the high standard of everything else [ not actually bad, just not quite top-notch]. Did not in any way spoil the meal , though, and we would definitely recommend Simpson's to others and hope to return their ourselves.

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5.0Dined on 26 July 2018

Traditional English fare. Great setting. Try Bloody Mary.

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5.0Dined on 26 July 2018

Celebramos allí nuestro aniversario, y fue maravilloso. El lugar, la cena, el servicio, todo excepcional . Nos atendió Nina, fue muy agradable y tuvo un par de detalles que agradecemos. Un 10.

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