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
Fabulous meal and beautifully served. Cannot ask for more.
On our third visit here, we found the food to be as good as ever. We found the service to be vastly improved. No longer stuffy waiters but warm, smiling servers. In fact every employee who we encountered also showed a much freindlier attitude and welcoming warmth.
Meal was good, service was good but I was expecting better than just good at over 30 pounds for Roast Beef. My wife did say the salt baked Beets were the best appetizer she had ever had. My Steak and Kidney pudding was dry, tasty but needed a little more gravy. Sorry to say this because we have always like Simpsons
The only thing is it was expensive
I was very impressed with Simpson’s. It is great to see traditional English fare presented so well. Many Thanks for a great Sunday lunch.
our Sister in law's birthday, very enjoyable meal, service very good.
I did think £10 was a bit high for three small scoops of ice cream.
We would visit again.
Fantastic with wonderful service. Booked for my wife's 50th birthday with her friends, I couldn't attend but had mentioned her birthday on the booking. Thank you for your wonderful service and attention to detail.
My wife and I took our respective mothers for a post 'The King and I' dinner on Saturday evening at 6:00 pm. The staff were very friendly and accommodating and made us all feel very welcome. The menu is sufficiently extensive, without being overwhelming, and the quality of food was very good and enjoyed by all of us.
Iconic Restaurant with a very English ambience. The steak tartare, the carpet starters were superb. The duck and Welsh lamb rump very good, the (medium rare requested) fillet steak disappointing.
This a very high priced restaurant so we were not at all surprised by the cost - but at the prices charged, everything should be 'superb'
The service is special. The waiters unobtrusive but always there, always helpful.
We had great service, the waiter noticed our special occasion without asking and gave us a bday cake. Very warm.
The restaurant is beautiful with very attentive staff. Unfortunately, my fillet was impossible to eat. I’ve gotten pampered with newer higher-end restaurants popping up in London serving tender cuts of beef. So I know the old days of London’s culinary missteps are behind it, but not here. Expect the tougher flesh of decades past. I will say my bf’s rib of beef was very tender and delicious, so I probably did end up ordering the wrong thing, but as a consummate fillet eater, I didn’t expect the most tender cut of beef to be so troublesome. Everything else was very tasty. Please be advised.
This is not the first time I have visited Simpson's, and it won't be the last. London has so much to offer by way of fine dining, and with so much to choose from you may well ask why I keep on returning. Well, quality and tradition are the reasons. You know what you will get, and what you will get is always excellent British food wil charming service in a very pleasant environment. Simpsons has been here for centuries, and hopefully it will still be here in the centuries to come, delighting the as yet unborn.
We had a wonderful lunch in beautiful surroundings. The service was exemplary and the whole experience was memorable.
The food, environment, drinks were absolutely fantastic. The upstairs bar has a good of drinks.
Price is on the steep side but nothing you wouldn't expect.
The only let down were some of the waiters who seemed to be new to the place and not trained to the standard that is expected from this sort of establishment.
Damn that chicken breast was good -,-
Great food and outstanding service.
The restaurant is beautiful and has a unique atmosphere, and I definitely recommend it for that aspect. I was however disappointed by the food, which was not up to my memory of what it was a few years ago. The meals were too salty, and the desserts were not very tasty.
The staff were excellent and very attentive. The food was fantastic, I had the Beef Wellington and will be returning to have it again.
Extraordinary history. Intriguing atmosphere. Professional staff, from the waiters to the bartenders. Food was excellent. Spend sometime upstairs at the bar/lounge before dinner with one of their many special cocktails.
Look forward to going again. The beef in particular was outstanding. Service very good.
The occasion was my wife's very even birthday, which we celebrated together with our three sons and the latest grandchild. We had a brilliant round table in the far left corner and enjoyed immensely the atmosphere, the food ( duck and chicken), the wines (English Sparkling +Spanish Tempranillo), and the excellent service including the final twist with the well-wishing from the kitchen on the plate.
(This did not, however, have the same amazing top level standard as the one we experienced about a decade ago when a selective group from staff sang "Happy birthday" to key.)
That comment will in no way prevent us from revisiting Simpson´s again whenever in London.
I have put a low mark for 'value' as it was an expensive lunch though I realise that , as an another example, Hawksmoor is expensive as are a number of places aimed at the 'business expenses lunch' category - we were not in this category. I thought the wine list made for impossible choices and I refer to the very high prices for a bottle of wine. An option of a house white or a house red would have been very welcome. The staff were outstanding. It was a five star experience.
Special treat for a grand-daughter. She will always remember her first visit to Simpson's
Super service from all we interacted with. Attentive and friendly, but not interfering. Beef Wellington was perfect - tender beef, tasty sauce and perfect pastry. A perfectly filling portion. The steak and kidney pudding, just what it ought to be - suety, lush gravy and fluffy mash on the side. A lovely dinner all in all.
It is good to be able to rely on a restaurant year in and year out. Simpson's remains a place of choice when I am in London from South Africa
Was here 35 years ago, but the dining room did not permit women at the time so we ate upstairs. Pleased that little bit of traditional discrimination has passed, my wife and I enjoyed a tremendous meal.
Very pleased with our choice, and Roy, our waiter, took us on a brief tour and filled us in on the history.
Still a wonderful spot for a destination dinner I. London with fabulous new menu and traditional carving trollies. Food fabulous, decor beautiful and service impeccable! A must see!
I always enjoy Simpson’s when I am in London and, as usual, it did not disappoint.
I would say, value for money wise, it is a bit expensive. But you are paying for the ambiance.
Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch here, the roast lamb was fabulous. My husband had the beef and he also enjoyed it. We went here prior to going to the theatre celebrating our anniversary, we were presented with some petit fours on a dish on which they had piped 'Happy Anniversary' in chocolate, which was a lovely touch. The staff were very friendly and welcoming, much nicer than at Rules!
I am client of this restaurant from 25 years. I went alone and several times with my family.my aged son now comes alone with their girlfriends and friends. Every time I am in Lindon I came to Simpson’s for a dinner. It is tradition for me and my family.
Staff were extremely friendly, helpful and lovely. When one of our party was absent from the table as the mains came out they kindly kept his plate warm for him, nothing was too much trouble and they also brought out a birthday treat as a surprise for the birthday celebrant. We loved our visit and would definitely go again.
Desgraciadamente uno de los restaurantes emblemáticos de Londres ha ido perdiendo poco a poco su estilo y ahora está estereotipado. El tradicional troley have tiempo que ha dejado su autenticidad y te sirven el gravy, las verduras y el Yorkshire pudding aparte y secos en el caso del pudding y verduras.
Simpsons' has been around for many years and continues to be the prime source for prime rib. Best RB & Y Pudd I have yet to find. When in London, this place is not to be missed.
Excellent beef wellington and roast beef! Outstanding service from the staff. Highly recommend, but bring your wallet. It is worth the price however.
Went here because my sister visiting from Malaysia wanted to try beef wellington which she heard from a Gordon Ramsay show. Since I’ve never had it, had to google to find places serving it. Proven not many and mostly only served by expensive restaurants. But the food was superb esp the roast beef from the trolley. Best most tender roast beef ever eaten to date!
The best of English food in the best of English settings. Formerly an oasis of good food in a culinary desert, now the jewel in the crown of London restaurants. My friends and I were delighted. The one who had never been to Simpson’s before found the sole a revelation. The rest of us were delighted to fine the beef and asparagus as good as we remembered.
To eat here is in a way to step back in time. My father, a proud Yorkshireman, suggested many decades ago that I should one day eat roast beef and yorkshire pudding at Simpson's in the Strand. The ambience and decor is from a time gone by and very charming because of this. The quality of the food, wine and service was both simple and superb. I am very satisfied with my visit, and will definitely go again. It is still a formal place, and not so cheap either, so it is for special occasions, ideally with close family and friends.
Fantastic food and attentive service makes Simpson’s stand out from the crowd! Beautiful historic rooms and a great drinks list make this a perfect place for a special occasion - or just a reason to dress up.