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.
Monday-Friday Dinner: 5.00pm-11.00pm
Absolutely wonderful meal and service. Loved everything about the place, everyone was so friendly and efficient and the meal was perfectly prepared - the beef Wellington was the star for us.
Went to Simpson’s for my birthday - had the roast beef dinner which was amazing - nice bar upstairs with a good choice of drinks - felt very comfortable and not a pretentious place to visit
We have been to Simpson's many times and it never fails to deliver an excellent dining experience. The food was excellent as always and the ambience and service were fantastic.
A special thanks to our waiter, Roy, for ensuring everything went smoothly and his very discreet personal rendition of "Happy Birthday" to my wife on her 50th birthday. A special moment that she thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you.
Great setting but food was disappointing. Known for its carvery, the beef was dry, the veg poor, the Yorkshire pudding was dried up. The gravy was thick and tasted as if it came out of a packet.
The staff were great and the wine is very good quality
Simpson’s in the Strand is a “bucket list” destination. It is everything that its reputation states — elegant, traditional, history and quality. It was sublime.
Have been dining here every visit to London since 1972, with last visit 2013. The British food experience is still marvellous, but this time the service, while fine, was impersonal. Previously the waiter talked about the history if there was a new diner in the party, the carver brought is trolley to each diner and served them directly. Now he stands far away and slices the beef onto a plate held by a waiter. Savoy Group efficiency, but when you have experienced earlier service, it is not the same. I won’t be back.
Simpson's in the strand was an absolute delight and you will never have tasted beef like it. The only negative was my wife's scallops started. The scallop was delicious but the crumb coating tasted like and had the texture of sand. They would of been better simply pain fried in butter. This small critique wasn't enough to overshadow our amazing experience overall!
Excellent food with the best service! I went for my daughter's birthday treat and they treated her so well. It gave her an experience to remember.
The best roast in london service impeccable pure class loved it
Sunday lunch, the best ever. We really loved Simpsons from the moment we arrived you could feel the ambience, great setting made for a king , except I'm not . English brut to start very tasty, then a tio pepe whilst we browsed the menu , mind we'd already done that online, more browsing was required . We both had roast from the trolley carved at the table , the tenderest beef ever, lovely roast potatoes crispy on the outside and fluffy centres , perfectly cooked Savoy cabbage as was the large Yorkshire pudding and perfectly made gravy so that when I was offered more I took up on it plus lovely coarse horseradish. The food all in all was amazing we complimented our baked Alaska with dessert wine and had a lovely bottle of South African Cinsaur Sauvignon . The service was impeccable as it should be , topped off with background pianist . It's not cheap,but then it is the Savoy, somewhere to come for special occasions and I can assure you I'll be back sooner rather than later .
Everything was of the quality we had hoped for. The service was exceptional. I heartily recommend a visit.
Dining at Simpson's is a truly remarkable experience. The service is beyond reproach - almost anticipatory. The food is beautifully presented and there's plenty of it. The ambience is delightful in a splendid dining room. Not for the first time we noticed that the diners represented all ages capable of holding a knife and fork. The only issue for us, and I really hope it was only us, was a sharp tongued receptionist. This hasn't happened before and I'm pretty sure it's not going to happen again. Despite this, we're already looking forward to going back. Just one bit of advice - have a light lunch only if dining there.
We chose Simpson’s to celebrate our birthdays. We invited 2 others to join us. This is a restaurant that I would describe as typical Victorian London — wood paneling and intimate. The menu was reminiscent of well prepared upper end foods of mid-century. Each of us asked for meals that met our every expectation. The beef was perfectly prepared as was the fish. The staff was attentive without being intrusive. We stayed for 3 hours. It was expensive but given the occasion, it was worth every penny. We were visiting London and this restaurant reminded us of premier tradional restaurants in Boston and NYC. We would return without reservation for a special occasion.
The best beef you will ever taste in a London restaurant.
Came here with my husband for a birthday meal. Food was excellent, staff were courteous and attentive, perfect for special occasions. Cannot wait for my next visit!
Nice experience the staff made it, the tables are a bit close for the staff to get around at times, but an enjoyable experience over all.
First, We can listen to good arrangement jazz from nice pianist.
And We ate Oister. It’s very sweet.
They have many different wine. You can find best it.
Of course Rostbeef is perfect.
They have Lam and beef.
I recommendation If you will be go there with someone, should be order both and share.
This was a lovely occasion sharing a meal with family which has been a tradition for us that spans 50 years and three generations. The entire experience was serene, delicious and festive. The updated decor was refreshed yet lost none of the charm that we enjoy so much from Simpson’s in the Strand. We will certainly return again and again for this true English experience. Many Thanks.
I've been worried lately about this ancient gem, one of the first places I visited in London when I came as a tourist in the last century: so much cultural destruction happening these days, it seems. However, I needn't have done so. The old gentleman, Simpson's-on-the-Strand, is being reverently cared for by The Savoy Hotel, its neighbour and current owner. Although my friend and I enjoyed all aspects of our dinner experience there on Thursday, the table service of Roy and the rest of the wait staff was particularly remarkable. My friend was delayed an hour--his bad time, no fault of Simpson's!--but the hour passed more quickly because Roy thought to offer me the newspaper of my choice. Furthermore, that my friend arrived so late, I thought it might have been necessary to change tables, but Roy was able to arrange things so we stayed where we were. One isn't treated so thoughtfully by one's own family these days!
I've eaten at Simpson's many time over the years and came here first through reading about it in the Sherlock Holmes stories, where, more than once after a case, Holmes and Watson dine at Simpson's. This venerable institution, now owned by the Savoy, boasts its original, beautiful dark paneling, and while recently refurbished, retains its elegant nineteenth-century vibe. The roast beef, sliced for you from a grand, rolling serving cart is out of this world. Others in my party enjoyed the fish and chips, and steak. Everyone had a cocktail, and mine, the "fig" was delicious. People loved the food . I had port and cheese after, but the chocolate dessert ordered by one person in our party was deemed "top notch". Highly, highly recommended. Not cheap, but they do deliver the quality you hope for. Excellent service as well.
Took my mother here for dinner on our first night in London as a surprise. Unknowingly, my mother loves this place since my father took her here 20-something years ago. The roast beef and yorkshire was amazing. Took me back to when my nan used to make it. My mother loved her fish. Our server Roy (?) was extremely nice, knowledgable and attentive. Will try to get back there some day.
Great find for business meeting! Beef Wellington was fantastic
Un vero tempio per la carne inglese!!! Location very British, il carrello con beef o lamb.... indimenticabile
We were very disappointed with the level of service we received. The wine steward showed up after the waiter had made wine recommendations. Our main course was served and our bottle of red wine remained unopened on the table without any taste of the wine being offered for approval. After we began eating our dinner, the wine steward returned and poured a sample for approval, by this time we were well into eating our dinner. It seemed as though the waiters weren't in sync which caused for much confusion during the evening. After our main course, we were offered dessert & coffee but decided not to order. The waiter then proceeded to scrape the dinner plates right in front of us. On picking up the sauce boat he made no effort to cover up the sauce that he had spilt. It took a long time to find a waiter to bring us the bill, in fact, most of the waiters seemed to have disappeared. We had booked our table well in advance as we were visiting from Canada & felt that our dining experience left much to be desired.
We came with some friends who had never been before, they had a great time. The food was really great and the service was amazing would definitely recommend this restaurant for a great Sunday lunch or dinner.
Great place, perfect for our regular Boys Reunion!
There is a reason it has been around nearly 200 years. Simpson's is a classic in every way. Yes, it's a bit costly, but its understated elegance and superb food, along with the excellent service, make it all worthwhile. That's why we're going back tonight.
As always, a wonderful experience enhanced by excellent staff and fine wines. The signature dish of roast beef brought out on trolley & carved at the table is very hard to beat!
I've longed to go to Simpsons and was hoping for a quintessential dining experience, however we was greated by stiff eastern european cold glances, we were ushered into a booth which was tight for 5 men. the Oysters were average and the scallops were poor and unseasoned, the wine wasn't flowing or they were understaffed, when we asked for a gin and tonic we was told that we wasn't going to be offered anymore alcohol on the basis of noise when were sat next to a bunch of cheering Japanese birthday party clowns. not worth the hassle for roast beef however good it was meant to be.
Beautiful room, very traditional and some lovely seasonal dishes.
Lovely food, brilliant service, friendly staff, great setting; everything was perfect
This restaurant has its' own place in the history of famous London eating houses and never fails to deliver. The fresh oysters for starter were just perfect, so fresh I was transported to the depths of the beautiful briny! We both had the roast beef which was absolutely perfect and so tender. Service was top class and the Sommelier polite and informative - we selected a superb Argentinian Malbec.
Marked the food down one star which is slightly harsh but the roast potatoes were too dry and smooth and hadn't been roasted in duck or goose fat which I prefer - need to have crispy bits on the outside too.
Too full for pud or cheese!
Nevertheless, superb traditional English cuisine - read up about the chess connection too!! Enjoy.
Simpsons is Simply the best for traditional English food in the this fine establishment with excellent service i have been there many times i just wished i lived closer
Having seen the magazine article about the carver at Simpson's, it was a great experience to actual see him at his craft. The roast beef was outstanding, as was the rest of the meal. If you want a true London experience, this is the place you must go to.
The portion sizes have been cut in half and the service is average. Doesn’t warrant it’s expensive price tag
Outstanding in every respect. The only place to eat proper English roast beef & Yorkshire pudding. Nowhere else compares. Slightly on the expensive side but thoroughly enjoyed every minute
Just a great experience of fine dining UK style. Traditional food, good service and a very pleasant venue. Really a good time for a special occasion.
Lovely food. Traditional English fare. Quite pricey but well worth it for experience
This is a sure bet and highly recommended. This will deliver an authentic British experience and meal. This is an upscale restaurant and I recommend dressing nicely.