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About Simpson's In The Strand

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.

100 Strand
London, WC2R 0EW
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
British

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

Cross Street:
Exeter

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£41 and over

Payment Options:
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7420 2111

Website:
http://www.simpsonsinthestrand.co.uk/

Executive Chef:
William Hemming

Additional:
Banquet, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

Simpson's In The Strand Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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Quiet Conversation (94)
Pre/post Theatre (81)
Good for Birthdays (78)
Notable Wine List (78)
Good for a Date (70)
Romance (58)
Comfort Food (56)
Fit for Foodies (52)
Cosy (43)
Local Ingredients (35)
Handcrafted Cocktails (28)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Live Music (20)
Group Bookings (19)
People Watching (19)
Seasonal (19)
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Hot Spot (13)
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Gluten Free Options (4)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

It’s always great to visit Simpson’s and have wonderful food with great service in lovely surroundings.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined 4 days ago

Always a wonderful experience, my only criticism would be that the cheapest bottle of wine was £36 which really pushed the cost up.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Simpson’s simply superb as alway.
Been coming for many years with friends and alaways without fail Simpson’s live up to its well deserved reputation.

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Disabled Access, Afternoon Coffee, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined 4 days ago

Not our choice, we were given a meal here as a present and were a bit daunted at the thought of eating in such a formal posh place. It was a delight. Lovely unobtrusive service, great food and ambiance. The whole experience was polished but not at all fussy.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined 4 days ago

Simpsons is an institution and is the epitome of traditional service and fine British food. The service is outstanding but no less than I would expect. The food is exceptional. These people really know what they are doing and they do it extremely well. Always a joy to go there but if you don't like the traditional element it won't be to your taste. You pay for the privilege but you will receive good value from the moment you step inside the wonderful world that is Simpsons.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Cozy, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Great Beer
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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

We wanted a traditional British dining experience, ambiance and elegance, warm, quiet and first class service. Simpsons on the Strand delivered on all of this and more. And, the manager was kind enough to give us a historical tour of the building. It was a special, special experience complemented by exquisite food and attentive servicepeople. Brilliant!
I will continue to recommend it to my collaeagues and friends travelling to London.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Cozy, Seasonal, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined 6 days ago

Our waiter was excellent, looked after us so well in the restaurant. The waiter in the bar was also excellent. Both were very friendly and helpful.

The only fault was with my fillet steak which I asked for medium rare but came well done. The waiter did offer to remedy this but I told him not to worry as it was still nice. My husbands steak was perfect.

We thoroughly enjoyed the experience thank you.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined 6 days ago

Super, la qualité, le service et l'ambiance (sauf que trop de "dressed" touristes) on venait ici comme au Royal Opera House. Les troleys super comme toujours et le personnel stylé. Un must pour un séjour à Londres. Félicitations.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined 7 days ago

Very enjoyable evening! The staff were a joy to talk with, very friendly and attentive. I ordered the scallops for my starter which was delicious, our friends had the potted shrimp which they thoroughly enjoyed. Three of us had the roast beef for our main course and we were all amazed how flavourful and soft the meat was, truly the best roast beef I have ever had! Our other friend had the pork chop and she was also impressed with the flavour. This is a place we will definitely going back to!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Hertfordshire)·Dined 7 days ago

Absolutely lovely, went for our anniversary and couldn’t fault anything. The food and service extremely good. We had the steak and kidney pudding and it was delicious.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (London)·Dined on 13 February 2018

Ideal venue for a birthday/retirement celebration, espousing the best in traditional, old fashioned cuisine and ambience. From the cloak-room assistants to the waiting staff and carvers we had good attentive service. On learnin it was a birthday celebration we had truffles and a candle!

Worth every penny, last year we celebrated using set menu, which was not available this time but the food and portions were even better

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 (Kent)·Dined on 11 February 2018

It was a wonderful experience. Food was lovely, staff excellant but drinks very expensive

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on 11 February 2018

Great way to finish are weekend in London all the staff were fantastic and we will definitely. Do it again

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (London)·Dined on 10 February 2018

Had an enjoyable meal with my partner for my 59th birthday celebration. Food was excellent and the beef portions substantial. Staff very attentive and courteous. Bit pricey maybe, but overall was happy with the offering.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on 10 February 2018

One of my must go to places when in London for the rugby.
Pleasant staff and good food, however some of the menu is, for what we had somewhat pricey.
Suggest that they take a look at this.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (County Durham)·Dined on 10 February 2018

Just fabulous! We’ve been a couple of times before for special occasions and it is always spot on!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on 10 February 2018

The service was second to none and they went out of their way to accommodate our 8 year old granddaughters taste.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on 7 February 2018

Great food

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 (London)·Dined on 6 February 2018

We had a wonderful time. I had not been to Simpson's for many years , but it was as good as I remember.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Essex)·Dined on 5 February 2018

Amazing food and attentive waiting staff

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 4 February 2018

We had a very nice meal amongst old friends celebrating many good times. Food was very good, ambience very nice in a majestic setting. A London icon.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Liverpool)·Dined on 4 February 2018

Roast beef.The best ever.We didn’t think we could finish everything but we did.
Will return for sure

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Norfolk)·Dined on 3 February 2018

It was our first time to Simpson’s and we were delighted, the service was excellent very attentive and the food was delicious.
Would defiantly recommend and will defiantly be going back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 3 February 2018

The ambience is excellent, the service is very, very good, the staff are very friendly and the food is beautifully cooked and presented. I recommend Simpsons for anybody celebrating a special occasion.
The prices are high end but in this case you definitely get what you pay for.
I will happily gotta back there.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Business Meals, Casual, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 2 February 2018

Very Special for a special occasion. Would highly recommend but you will need a fat wallet.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Nottingham)·Dined on 28 January 2018

We enjoyed a wonderful meal to celebrate our anniversary. The food was delicious and matched by excellent service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on 28 January 2018

Great venue, great food and great service really was a lovely and special experience will definitely be re visiting again

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on 27 January 2018

Absolutely amazing ! food was to die for and the whole feeling of the restaurant was very enchanting warm and welcoming staff were very friendly and helpful.

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 (Kent)·Dined on 24 January 2018

A wonderful meal in a great historic restaurant.
The service and food were excellent.

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 24 January 2018

The food was excellent but the wine was overpriced

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (London)·Dined on 23 January 2018

Celebramos mi 54 cumpleaños y me gusto mucho el local, la comida y el servicio excelente.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 21 January 2018

stellar food, stellar service in a classic restaurant that understands traditional british cuisine and does not falter!

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 21 January 2018

The best Sunday lunch ever eaten. Highly recommended.

Tags: People Watching, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on 21 January 2018

My sister and I went here to have a traditional British lunch and it did not disappoint. The carving trolley was one I was looking forward to have my sister experience and enjoy it she did. The service was smooth and the ambience was warm and inviting.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 20 January 2018

Fantastic food, great wine, service brilliant. All in a lovely setting. Will be returning.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (Hong Kong)·Dined on 20 January 2018

Great roast beef, must try!

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 (London)·Dined on 20 January 2018

Food was excellent but I would say that saddle of lamb is better on the trolley than a leg of lamb, though I understand this was a supply issue on the day. A dish of the day would be a good idea and game dishes in season would be lovely. I am pleased that Simpson’s has retained the original traditional feel of the dining room, unlike the Dorchester Hotel which has destroyed its heritage and lost our custom, and they now need to improve the bar area. Overall, superb.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on 20 January 2018

An amazing experience. We were made to feel welcome and special and staff were extremely friendly and attentive....even bringing over a Happy Birthday plate unexpectedly. The setting is like stepping back into time...in an elegant way....and the food and English Rose and beer were most enjoyable.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Brighton)·Dined on 20 January 2018

Went to Simpson's to take my elderly parents for a meal before the theatre. It couldn't have been better. Excellent service, fantastic food and lovely old dining room.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on 14 January 2018

Never fails, fabulous evening, the waiting staff couldn't have been more freindly or attentive they were amazing. Food and wine were excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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