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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:
12pm - 11pm Monday to Sunday

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:
Full Bar, Wheelchair Access

Simpson's In The Strand Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (56)
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Fit for Foodies (44)
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Local Ingredients (28)
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Creative Cuisine (17)
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 (Toronto)·Dined 3 hours ago

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

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·Dined 2 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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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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·Dined on 1 November 2017

In London for a couple of days and fancied a relaxing meal of high quality - a friend had recommended Simpson’s so decided to try it. Both my husband and I loved it. He had the roast, I tried the fish pie. We were both well pleased. The champagne is good, the choice of gins exceptional and the puddings were yum. Definitely somewhere to take the family next time we visit.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 1 November 2017

Fortunately we had booked a table, as the restaurant was very busy.

Great atmosphere, excellent service and very good food and wine. It more than came up to our expectations.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on 1 November 2017

We dined at Simpsons recently while on vacation in London. I made the reservation in advance through Open Table. We enjoyed the experience thoroughly, from the excellent service our waitperson provided to consulting with the Sommelier about wines to pair with our meals. We had the roast beef and it was outstanding. And the singer/pianist was excellent, all adding to our experience. Yes, it’s pricey, but for us it was well worth it!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 31 October 2017

Excellent for traditional English cuisine, must try the Roast Beef, carved at the table. Good service & ambiance traditional without being overbearing.Sure to impress and therefore ideal for business meetings. Moderately priced & excellent value

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 31 October 2017

I traveled from Argentina and went there to remember my first visit, when was still given a pound when the waiter filleted your portion of beef (and I did it again, haha)

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·Dined on 30 October 2017

Great traditional English food served with elegance and style in a historical setting that is more than one would expect

Tried the American Bar art savoy bar before but after I saw Simpson’s bar , I’ll go there next time

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 28 October 2017

We went there for my mum's birthday and we were amazed by the quality of the food and of the service. we especially appreciated the special dessert for my mum's birthday.
One of the best restaurant in London !

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on 28 October 2017

The food is fantastic, the best we've ever eaten. I can definately recommend the beef from the carving table and the beef wellington. Nina our host was brilliant, very helpful and a lovely lady. We couldn't fault our day, yes its on the pricey side but well worth it, especially for a special occassion. This is our second visit and we will be back. Thank you to Nina and the team at Simpsons, you made our evening very special.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 24 October 2017

We had an early dinner but still had time for a quite drink in the upstairs bar area, which added for a touch of glamour to our weekday meal.
The food, wine and service was excellent. The Butternut squash mulligatawny which my partner had as a starter was sublime (I tasted).
The staff were attentive but not intrusive.
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Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on 23 October 2017

We went to Simpsons for my Dad's birthday after sometime away. The food remained as we remembered it and the beef and lamb carvery at the table was delicious and good value. Desert was also great and interesting. Starters we're slightly out of keeping with the rest of the menu we felt and were very small although tasty.

The highlight however was the service from our waiter Roy (?). He really made our evening and after hearing it was a special occasion went above and beyond to make it a memorable, funny and delightful evening. My father was beaming at the end of it. I am sure we will be back.

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·Dined on 22 October 2017

Amazing and authentic British food, great atmosphere and service. Highly recommended!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic
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·Dined on 22 October 2017

This was a tick on the ‘bucket list’ It lived up to expectations...an enjoyable experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on 21 October 2017

Great food, great service. Thank you for an awesome lunch! The beef Wellington was spectacular..

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 21 October 2017

Lovely food, outstanding service, beautiful ambiance, great cocktails and a very warm welcome.

Tags: Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on 20 October 2017

My husband and I joined friends for lunch. We did not know what to expect. We were all very pleased and impressed with everything. Staff were friendly and most courteous also extremely professional.
Food was of a high standard. Looked good tasted better. Only one hiccup a side dish was forgotten, staff most apologetic once it was made known.
All in all would reccomend Simpsons for that special occasion, I couldnt justify cost for a regular visit.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 20 October 2017

We went for lunch on Friday 20th October at 2pm and we were not disappointed, food and service excellent, we will be back. Highly recommend

Jennifer McMillan

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 20 October 2017

This is my wife's favourite place to eat. The carving trolley never disappoints. On this occassion my wife had the beef, which she said was even better than last time and I had the lamb. The portions are very generous but we still had room for a starter and dessert. My starter of the fish cake was very tasty and my wife had the smoked salmon, another of her favourites. The Simpsons trifle was delicious as was my wife's sorbet.
The only slight disappointment involved the treacle sponge and custard that no longer appears on the menu, this was always a favourite.
The staff are very pleasant and the refurbishment has been a success.
All in all a great lunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on 15 October 2017

Had a very nice dinner At Simpson's on a Sunday night. The steak was well cooked, good bottle of wine, and my wife's chicken was very much to her liking.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on 15 October 2017

Fantastic venue for our mothers special birthday.

Friendly staff, it was nice to have a lovely quiet conversation without having to shout.

Back ground music was a pianist playing lovely quiet tunes.
Our mum absolutely loved being pampered and loved her lamb roast.

Tags: Live Music, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 14 October 2017

Wonderful meal celebrating 2 special birthdays, the restaurant refurbishment is lovely keeping the traditional characters of the place.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on 13 October 2017

A perfect lunch for me to catch up with my two sons.
Very special service and quality everything.
No need to change a thing.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 12 October 2017

Superb food and staff. The barman Harvey knows his drinks. A very professional young lad that looked after myself and clients

Tags: Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Local Ingredients
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