Simpson's In The Strand

4.6
5056 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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KH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, made a 30th birthday so special. Service was brilliant and couldn’t have done enough for us

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

The restaurant was amazing: top service, joungish and polite. Wellington beef was superb. Harvey, the waiter and the somellier were fantastic!

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MB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! I enjoy going during every visit to London.

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JA
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Disappointing second visit. No acknowledgement of our 32nd Wedding Anniversary. And a lot of stretching directly over food whilst serving.

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TA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I was a bit disappointed. Everything was great until we had the food. The food was average.

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

One of the greatest restaurants of all time. Fully lives up to its reputation as the favorite restaurant of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic stories. Victorian elegance as well as comfort. Best roast beef I've ever had. Great wines by the glass. Our waiter, Harvey, was very welcoming.

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DH
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The Welsh lamb was superb and all the food was excellent. However the drinks in the bar upstairs were not a great success. This is the second time that we have ordered gin and tonics there and the bartender has taken over with his suggestions and the drinks were unpleasant and in the case of my gin and tonic it was very bitter acrid

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simpson’s is everything you want in a well established British restaurant. Excellent!

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CP
London
16 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
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 on 14 July 2019
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 on 14 July 2019
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
5 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
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 on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On vacation from the US.

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K
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

料理はもちろんとてもおいしかったが、店員もとてもフレンドリーで好感が持てた。内装も素晴らしく、日本から来た友人はとても喜んでいました。また行きたいと思います。

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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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