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Sun 5:00PM - 10:00PM

Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 2:45PM 5:00PM - 10:00PM

Fri - Sat 12:00PM - 2:45PM 5:00PM - 7:00PM

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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4.3

service

4.3

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4.4

value

3.8

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Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

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 (London)·Dined 2 days ago

Superb attentive service, magnificent dining room and amazing food. A wonderful treat with the succulent rare roast beef from the trolley with all the trimmings.

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·Dined 2 days ago

This has been my third time at the Simpsons and i can say it never let you down. The real taste of English food is here. I particularly appreciated the soup with a spicy and flavoured taste and of course the meat was at its top , tender and tasty. The service was impeccable. See you soon Simpson's.

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 (Kent)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent as always. Service excellent and attentive. A great meal in superb surroundings. Thankyou.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined 3 days ago

Stunning building, you can feel the history all around! Wonderful food, fabulous atmosphere in grand surrounding, perfect for a special occasion!!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent restaurant great for roast dinners . Staff very friendly and attentive

Tags: Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined 5 days ago

Unique. History. Roast beef trolley. Etiquette. Simply the best especially for lunch.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Business Meals
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·Dined 6 days ago

We had promised ourselves a trip to Simpson's for years. It did not disappoint and was worth the wait. My potted shrimp starter was excellent with piquancy and heat and my husband had a chicken liver parfait which was so good. The carvery beef is legend so we indulged. The welcome was warm and the service second to none. The wines are good but quite expensive for our pockets albeit we splashed out on a glass each (£16! each!) but this was special in the year of our Ruby wedding anniversary and not something we could do everyday of course. Lovely traditional restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (London)·Dined 6 days ago

Every time I visit Simpson's it's the same - excellent service, food, staff, and ambiance. It's one of the few restaurants where you can have a conversation without having to compete with other diners voices. The staff are professional, accommodating, without being intrusive. It will be another visit in a few months time!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined 7 days ago

Great Victorian ambience with excellent food.
The roast beef was wonderful.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 2 December 2017

we arrived early for drinks in the bar as incouraged to do so by the Simpson site only to be told that it was full,turned out on to the street to fine another bar, ended up across the road at the Strand Palace deep pockets required.
On our return the evening was a great occasion for the whole family

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 29 November 2017

Excellent service throughout the evening, food well presented. A very pleasant dining atmosphere and venue. Definitely will be returning.

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·Dined on 28 November 2017

Stepping into Simpson’s was like stepping back in time, absolutely glorious. Warm welcome. Great drinks menu. Attentive service. Wonderful food. A real gem. A tick on our bucket list. Everything we hoped it would be. Can’t wait to return 5*.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 26 November 2017

A great atmosphere and fantastic service. A bit disappointed in the food though. Had to send the main course back. Although this was rectified, I wouldn’t expect to have to do that at all in a restaurant of this calibre.

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·Dined on 26 November 2017

Old style reminder of yesterday year
Staff very attentive and made the customer feel comfortable and ‘looked after’
Wine costs are high as in most restaurants
Food was excellent ( we had the roast rib of beef) and generous
Would visit again when in London

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 26 November 2017

It was so perfect that myself and my family have already booked for next year making it our restaurant of choice for the annual family get together.

First class :)

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on 25 November 2017

Just great

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 (London)·Dined on 25 November 2017

Lovely lunch, and staff so friendly. Would visit again.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 25 November 2017

Absolutely wonderful restaurant. A great dining experience. Food was first class as was the service. The carving trolley was amazing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 24 November 2017

Classic menu, great atmosphere

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·Dined on 22 November 2017

it was absolutely amazing! I could not fault it in the slightest! The food was delicious, the ambience was great and the staff were amazing! They went above and beyond to make us feel well looked after x x x

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on 22 November 2017

Great food - best beef I've had in ages. Good bar and ambience.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on 21 November 2017

Simply divine. Classic dishes done to perfection. Service was seamless.

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 (London)·Dined on 19 November 2017

When you order some particular way to cook your vegetable, they won’t make it happen anyway. Rest of them is outstanding.

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·Dined on 19 November 2017

Went for Sunday lunch with our daughter and her partner - we’ve had several lunch visits and we weren’t disappointed this time either.
Some of the decor has changed and certainly the waiters were somewhat younger than before but all was at it should be.
Price has gone up a bit but I suppose it’s hard to find somewhere which hasn’t increased its prices.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 17 November 2017

Comfortable dining area with first class food and service by polite and attentive staff. Live piano in the background added to the atmosphere of the evening.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Business Meals
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·Dined on 17 November 2017

I booked a table for a pre-theatre meal for my niece's birthday. She arrived with her boyfriend at 5.00pm for cocktails served in the bar upstairs, and we were shortly led to our table in the grand dining room. For he next 2 hours we tucked into sumptuous food and excellent wine served by by a wonderful friendly waitress who put everyone at their ease. Dining at Simpsons In The Strand is a treat, and as soon as you have experienced it once you know you will return again and again. Superb.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 16 November 2017

I think you have kept the very high standards which my husband remembered from
about 60 years ago he thought you were wonderful then and his opinion has not changed and when we come to London again we shall pay you another visit
Mrs Jane Warren

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 14 November 2017

Our long-awaited treat visit to Simpsons was all we hoped it would be. Superb food, and specially enjoyed the efficient but friendly service.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on 12 November 2017

Great good & great service

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 (Dorset)·Dined on 12 November 2017

Every thing was perfect, good food amazing location and excellent staff. We were treating a very special friend for her birthday and we couldn't have chosen a better venue. Tanya who served our table was lovely and helped make our day complete.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined on 12 November 2017

What a fantastic lunch fabulous friendly staff

All the food was great but The beef was amazing and to be honest the best I have ever had and I am fussy !!!

A very treat to go the Simpsons but one we hope to do again so

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·Dined on 11 November 2017

Had the signature dish of roast beef.
If you want to experience the best beef in the country dine here.
Staff were very friendly and not at all stuffy
Treat yourselves to the best in British cuisine
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Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 8 November 2017

A fabulous experience with excellent quality food and the very best service.
Drinks, three courses, wine, coffee and port was £140/head.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 5 November 2017

Excellent all round. Thirty years ago the beef - served from the trolley - was overcooked, but no longer. Completely renovated and a great location.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 5 November 2017

Simpsons went through an awful phase and it is good to see it back to it's old self. The Major-Domo set the standard with charm and humour and the staff were attentive and helpful. The Beef was was back to it's very best. Very reassuring to see old standards of service and quality of ingredients and cooking returned to this carnivores Mecca. I thought the wine list was a bit naughty and overpriced, and I hope that this does not mean that the restaurant is going down the Rules route and turning into a tourist trap and pricing the locals out.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Glasgow)·Dined on 5 November 2017

One of the best Sunday lunches I have ever experienced.

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·Dined on 4 November 2017

My friend and I went to Simpsons for a belated birthday celebratory meal. The staff were excellent and fully attentive from the point of arrival and the dining room is a fine example of the craftsmanship we associate with olden Times. We both had the beef, when in Rome and all that. I had the sticky toffee pudding and it was scrumptious

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·Dined on 4 November 2017

wow wow wow what a great restaurant its great to find place like this keep going since 1878 there are so many chain like places today with the same food this place is unique.. We had the beef cavery amazing.. The staff were the most frendly i have ever seen what great team you have.... see you all soon

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 3 November 2017

Our second visit to this wonderful restaurant and, again, it did not disappoint. The roast beef, carved off the bone at your table, was probably the best we've ever eaten. Although the restaurant was busy, it feels intimate and the service, although impeccible and timely, never seemed rushed. Would definitely recommend Simpsons to friends and family.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 3 November 2017

A fantastic lunch to celebrate our son’s scholarship award at the IET next door.
Lovely ambience in the restaurant and excellent staff.
Thankyou for a very memorable day

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