Simpson's In The Strand

4.6
5047 reviews
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  • 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.
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CP
London
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The roast beef is simply sublime !
Everything about the place- the service - the quality of the food and wine is just great. The pianist is great too. Loved it

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CF
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our third visit to Simpson’s. Always enjoyable. Great food and great staff. The pudding of baked Alaska was particularly tasty.

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DL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

As usual the service and food were outstanding but I do have a criticism this time. The pianist was way too loud. I enjoy some background music but this was far too loud. My elderly parents really couldn't hear what I was saying much of the time which did slightly spoil their experience. I cannot fault Simpsons in every department except for this one thing, maybe lower the pianist volume by about 50%, just a suggestion.

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W
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food and nice ambience
We left our glasses and it was kept and return to us

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On vacation from the US.

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JM
Portland
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I came for dinner before seeing a play. The staff was attentive, accommodating, and informed. The food was excellent, and it was an overall wonderful start to a wonderful night.

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JG
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the second visit for my wife and I and once again Simpson's produced an outstanding meal, the roast beef is so tasty and the gravy is a true joy! The service at Simpson's is second to none and you're made to feel very special. If I'm in town and fancy a roast this is where I'll be heading.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration

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MT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a really lovely time. Staff were so attentive, from the warm welcome to a cheerio goodbye. Nothing was too much, even the Manager providing reading glasses to peruse the menu. The wine was refreshing, the food from Starters to Dessert was very well presented and tasted absolutely (for want of a better word) yummy. Our waitress, Nina was easy to talk to, conversation flowed. All staff were professional but definitely friendly. The piano music was a very nice relaxing touch.

Yes, I will definitely return and recommend Simpsons to friends and family.

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SR
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and atmosphere!!!!!!! Definitely will go back again

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MS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommended wonderful setting and beautiful ambiance

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AN
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was celebrating my birthday and we had a fantastic time.

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

Excellent as always

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GD
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved this restaurant! The room is beautiful and the food was amazing! Loved the classic service and history of the room!

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KV
New England
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Make a reservation.
Staff are numerous and helpful.
Sommelier will counsel on wine selection by bottle AND by glass.
Carving cart is quite a show.
Dress appropriately. Business casual

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CG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Simpson's is one of my favourite restaurants when visiting London, and it never disappoints. An effort was made for my parents wedding anniversary, which they thoroughly enjoyed.

The evening was made by Sam, our waiter. An absolute delight and a real gem! Clone him.....

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S
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superior English dining. High quality food and service. Amazing beef Wellington! I would highly recommend this restaurant. Expensive but well worth it.

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o
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was decent but extremely poor service. Pity such an institution is going down.
Not worth the money.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Beautiful room, great service and food!

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GK
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food is superb. The service was rather disconnected and not orderly or personalized.

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RO
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited Simpsons for our 1st wedding anniversary, in addition to the amazing food (the best roast beef I have ever had), we also received a handwritten card congratulating us as well as a personal message written in chocolate on a plate along with some delicious chocolates.
I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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EF
Oklahoma City
8 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best service that I have ever had at a restaurant. Perfect choice for a very special birthday. Kids menu is a good value.

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RT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was lovely, and just the right portions - you didn't feel rushed during the meal, we savored every moment - our waiter was brilliant, extremely attentive, polite and helpful

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SM
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was amazing and service was exceptional! Live piano and vocals lent a great atmosphere.

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H
London
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Their service was perfect!! It took 15minitus until they serve us desserts after the order, but, never mind!

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AS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Superb high quality dining experience as usual! Great service. Surprised the restaurant was so quiet for lunch in June.

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m
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It's usual traditional best.Carnivour's delight and great cocktails.

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GL
Hong Kong
10 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always great! i always go there with friends for special occasions. however i found it very noisy this time - its because of the singing of the pianist. i personal find it very distracting while im talking to friends. its not a jazz bar!

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J
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat to eat at Simpsons. The food is stunning - no better example of roast beef to be found! The service is thoughtful and attentive without being in any way overbearing. Gold standard across the board

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TM
New England
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my daughter and her beau to Simpsons during a stay in London. It was a perfect pre-theatre dinner, with three courses and a nice Pinot Noir. I heard of Simpsons from a classmate who had just celebrated her 40th wedding anniversary here.

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F
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place is lovely, the service outstanding, the food divine. Highly recommended!

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BC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A classic! Great.

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SP
Aberdeen
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a meal! We were here to celebrate my husband's 50th Birthday and it was fantastic. We had a pre-dinner drink in the Knights Bar and were able to peruse the menu, we were given some advice by one of the waiters as this was our first visit, so glad we took his advice and only had a light starter otherwise we would not have done justice to the star of the show - roast beef from the carving trolley. This just melted in your mouth, the accompaniments of roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and buttered cabbage were just right.

The excellent service from all of the waiters was a pleasure and we would thoroughly recommend a visit to Simpon's In the Strand - we would certainly go back if we are in London again.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere, service, and food!

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F
London
12 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Excellent service.
Enough choices on the menu.
One small gripe, the chef could go a little easy on the amount of salt added to certain dishes.

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Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my 50th birthday at Simpson’s! Everything was fabulous from beginning to end. Sam, our server, was incredibly attentive! It was such a special night.

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DM
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely evening at Simpsons, the staff were very friendly and spent time explaining the history of the restaurant and generally engaging with us which we liked. I had the Wellington and the wife had the fish in beer batter both were superb along with the deserts. We will definitely going back again.

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FE
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If one is looking for a classic British cuisine, Simpson’s in the Strand (established in 1828) should meet most of your requirements. The staff were very polite and provided us impeccable service. As per the recommendation of the Sommelier, we tried an English Sparkling Wine, Ridgeview Cavendish. We highly recommend it!

Then we ordered Scallops, Deviled Eggs and Lobster Bisque as appetizers. All of the items were fantastic, but the scallops were the best we’ve ever had. The presentation was also truly amazing, we video taped it!

We tried two very traditional English dishes, Beef Wellington and Carved Roast Beef. The Beef Wellington was cooked to perfection. The trolley arrived at our table where the servers carved the roast beef. It was such a fun experience. It was also served with Yorkshire Pudding, which I haven’t had since I was in 6th grade. The Yorkshire Pudding was so tasty, I could taste the drippings from the meat.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful staff serving excellent food. Trolley beef and lamb sublime and delicious fish pie and puds. Love this place!

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F
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning dining room, very warm welcome on arrival, the cornish scallops and crab starters were delicious served with really good bread, the Beef Wellington didn't disappoint and the Lobster was nice but I personally would have preferred the lobster left in the shell and less sauce. I definitely would return to try more dishes. Service was well-timed and friendly.

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