Simpson's In The Strand
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.
We had an enjoyable pre show lunch and were entirely satisfied with the service we received. All the staff were friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and the ambience pleasant. Everything and everywhere was spotless and appetising. We look forward to another visit.
We had a wonderful evening at Simpson's In The Strand to celebrate my 40th. This was our first visit to the restaurant. The service was prompt yet friendly however left us alone to enjoy our meals. The food was marvellous, I had the Beef Wellington medium rare which was sensational and my wife the saddle of lamb which I helped her devour as it was quite a large portion but equally as good. We enjoyed a couple of wines by the glass including a most wonderful South African Bordeaux blend, the Meerlust Rubicon 2015 which I am about to order a case of. In all we were very pleased to have chosen to dine at Simpson's In the Strand.
Nothing bad to say about our visit to Simpons. The food was excellent, as was the service and ambiance. There was even a live pianist in the corner which added to the elegance of the evening. Will definitely be going back!
Service and staff excellent. Mediocre food. Stuffy atmosphere. Food and wines overpriced.
Excellent as always but getting very exoensive. Need to take on board the fact that not everyone wants to pay £50 or more for wine. They need to look at having some better priced wine. Great place but let’s not get too greedy with the wine prices.
The refurbishment completed in 2017 has certainly improved the feel of this iconic restaurant with lovely wood on the walls, clean and comfortable banquette booths and attractive lighting. However some of the nostalgic offerings need immediate improvement - the barman in the Cocktail Bar had no idea how to make and present a Black Velvet. The food is definitely better with special mention of the famous Sirloin of Beef on the bone served from the trolley. The beef was perfectly rare, flavoursome and with some naughty crisp fat added by request. The sides of Yorkshire Pudding, roast potatoes and cabbage were well presented and ample portions
An enjoyable meal after the disappointment of the pre-lunch drinks.
Excellent reception staff, the bar waiter was knowledgable and was always attentive.
We dined on a quiet time, our Catherine (I think)most professional, obsersvant and a lovely manner.The Roast Beef and Horseradish could not be bettered.
Faultless, timeless, elegant institution of Britishness. Top class quality of food and service. Looking forward to my next serving!
Always a great meal and wonderful ambiance. The best in British dining!
Best roast beef I have ever tasted it was so tender and literally melted in the mouth
One of our favourites, never disappoints. Superb food, friendly courteous staff and lovely atmosphere.
Great service, lovely food...what an experience..
Didn't feel rushed and the ambiance topped it off.
I was really looking forward to this as the menu looked delicious but the dishes did not deliver in flavour and were over priced. My friend and I ordered the beef Wellington, which every other time I've tried it in other places has been packed with flavour. We were given two very small cuts of pastry with fillet steak and mushrooms inside. That's it! What happened to the coat of pate and meat (like Parma ham) it is supposed to have...? The worst and most disappointing Beef Welling I've ever had. Then I dared to order the sticky toffee pudding, another British classic and another big disappointment... Tiny little bit of caramel sauce on the side and the cake itself was supper soggy. Probably the worst sticky toffee pudding I've ever had.
Ordered a bottle of read wine with the meal and when it finished, we ordered another one. I still had wine left from the first bottle when the waiter tried to fill up my glass with wine from the new bottle, which I had to stop! Not the kind of service I would expect in a place like this... Words cannot describe my disappointment.
Staff very friendly and efficient soon as we walked in. Shown to table upstairs in bar,excellent service
good choice of drinks great cocktails. They replaced nibbles three times!
Our table in restaurant on time,decor outstanding, Art Deco.
Great menu choice,three of us had roast beef from the trolley,came in a massive silver dome,choice of rare
to medium rare,fantastic roast potatoes and the biggest yorkshire puddings ever!
Staff very friendly and helpful with choices
Exceptional service from all the staff Roast beef house special amazing tastes!! Desserts were a delight
As driving early the next day it was nice to see wine by the glass or half bottle. We had a pre-booked a table and on arrival at 1715 the reception had no problem advising us immediately that our 1800 table was ready Overall a very good experience and a very good value for money cost (even for a Scot!!)
We had a lovely meal the service your staff were all lovely
Visited Simpson’s for the first time & it was the most beautiful meal. I had the dressed crab to start which I must say was unreal, and I had the Dover sole for main with a side of spinach which was also to die for. I was hesitant about getting the roast / meat from the carving trolley because I don’t normally like sliced beef but when I tried my partners, it tasted so good and I would definitely go back and get the carving trolley!! The staff were very friendly and helpful, the atmosphere was very good and generally the overall experience was pretty special. I was not disappointed. X
Quintessentially English and absolutely lovely. Please do not change a thing
Daughters 30th birthday
We had an excellent dinner. Very attentive service in a wonderful traditional London restaurant. It was a perfect introduction to London for a first time visitor. The food was delicious, but the lamb was the best.
This restaurant is a real gem. The service was friendly and attentive. The food was memorable, especially the lobster bisque and the carved roast beef and lamb. The historic nature of this venue adds to the ambiance and is worthy of a special occasion. Thanks to the management and staff of Simpson's as our dinner was befitting of our last night dinner in London,
Good food and good service but we found the service tailed off a bit and we were left rather too long.This might have suited us if we had had all afternoon but it was difficult to get the attention of the waiters for the bill.
The rack of lamb was one of the best I’ve had in years! Very good food and service. Would happily return
Had an amazing roast dinner on Sunday 6 January! Had wanted to visit this restaurant for a long time and it certainly didnt disappoint! Cannot wait to come back!
Very enjoyable booking foreword to a return visit in the future martin
The overall experience was fabulous and I have no hesitation about recommending it. It is expensive but great for a special occasion. The only slight niggle was the post meal espresso that was served in a full sized cup which one wouldn’t expect in an establishment of this standard!
Excellent food and service. Food was a real treat. Would thoroughly recommend.
Waiter was excellent but the experience was soured by a sommelier with a bad attitude. This was not what I expected from a restaurant of this standing and disappointing on what was a special occasion. Also, the signature roast was not as good as expected. Although the meat was excellent the accompaniments, especially roast potatoes, were disappointing.
The service improved from the previous visit 5 years ago. More friendly and attentive. Good ambience, very British.
Good. But too expensive for us.
A timeless choice to live a genuine classic.
The Roast Beef (trolley service) and the Wellington steak were delicious. The atmosphere quiet and warm thanks to a piano player and a well prepared staff.
We will repeat everytime we come back to London!
Top of the line service and sublime food. Beef Welington a superstar: crispy crust and perfectly medium rare, juicy, tender fillet that melts in the mouth. Finely flavored lamb and even great vegetarian options. Baked Alaska and an updated version of trifle delicious. Lobster bisque was the most flavorful of many, if a little stingy with the lobster meat
A classical yet welcoming restaurant with old charm and some modern vibes. Starters a mixture of modern and traditional fare. Main courses predominately meat fare with some fish dishes. A notable wine list. Ambience is great too. Pricey, hence for special occasions only.
Our traditional family New Year’s Day lunch. Very enjoyable, perfect start to the new year.
The best service one could imagine. Everything was delicious and ambience elegant. The best service and management I’ve experienced in a long time! Great location - close to the river. Warm elegant and beautiful.
I use Simpsons once or twice a year for the last forty years and the standard remains the same.
Simpsons had been recommended to us by a friend who told us if you are ever in London we should go. We were not disappointed, from the minute we were greeted, to the wonderful service by our waiters it was truly a dinner we will never forget. We had the carvery and it was the most beautiful roast beef I have ever had. The Yorkshire puddings were delicious and the horseradish was like none I’ve ever had before. Thank you for making our evening so special. It was worth the trip from Australia.
Perfect Sunday roast!! Spectacular cocktails, delicious food, impeccable service in a beautiful setting!! It was a wonderful experience!!
Quality at its best. A perfect location to treat yourself on an occasion.