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
My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary with our two grown up daughters and had a fabulous time.
The booth created a lovely intimate atmosphere and the food was just fantastic, carved in front of you at the table.
To set this all off to perfection was our waiter, Roy, who made us feel special and who we will judge restaurant staff against in the future.
I am generally sceptical about glowing reviews on websites and don't normally bother but our evening at Simpson's was quite special and we will remember it for a long time.
We visited Simpson’s on September 17th, during a recent visit to London, for a dinner with friends. We had a delicious dinner and great service. The gentlemen enjoyed the roastbeef, I had the best lamb chops ever and the other lady had a Dover sole. Simpson’s still has the old magic touch, I am glad to say!
We were there to celebrate a wedding anniversary and were made to feel very welcome and special .
The staff and food were outstanding .
Would go more often but a long drive from Devon !
Outstanding from start to finish. Friendly, professional staff but not stuffy!
Went here for a treat whilst on a visit to the Capital. I was a bit worried that I was building it up too much and would be disappointed. I need not have worried. An iconic classy establishment with fabulously attentive staff. The signature dish is the roast beef which was amazing and the gravy is something special.
I would definitely recommend to anyone who wants a dinner experience and a slice of history to go with it. Classy but not at all snobby.
The menu didn't have enough vegetarian meals I was disappointed hobson's choice fir me but what I had was good. Felt envious if my meat eating friend to see her excited by the choice for her.
Never fails to impress , delightful as always, my favourite restaurant in the city
Lovely experience. Wonderful food. We went to celebrate a friends 50th birthday.
Went for my birthday - wanted to go to Simpson's for years, as it is a classic historical British restaurant. Beyond my wildest expectations - excellent service, fabulous food (British roast beef carved at your table), lovely and quiet surroundings. For me, it was like stepping back into history - I could well imagine the 19th cent. British Empire being formed and implemented in this room; Simpson's reminded me of an earlier and more gracious era of living. Afterwards, we were lucky enough to be given a short tour by a staff member, who was extremely knowledgeable about Simpson's itself, and its history as a chess center. This was the perfect birthday.
First went to Simpsons 30 years ago when the service and quantity of food could not be surpassed. It was an exceptional place to dine. Unfortunately standards have decline significantly over the year which is a great shame!
Went for a midweek dinner, wanted a quiet and cosy setting and simpsons certainly provide this. Opted for th roast dinner which was cooked perfectly and th service outstanding. I will definitely return and recommend simpsons to friends and family. Also has a great wine list.
A very enjoyable experience with an excellent meal, as we celebrated our 48th wedding anniversary
The food was as good as before, especiallyh the roast lamb. The new decor was an improvement but there were few customers, much fewer than before. I first came here some 40 years ago and used to dine upstairs, which was pretty full at the time.
However, this time I was charged (which I did not notice when paying the bill) for an extra £27 for 2 portions of alleged "Portobella", whch were neither ordered nor served. I have since discovered the overcharge and phoned to complain. The restaurant's representative was very courteous and friendly, but I am still waiting for a refund.
Overall, this remains one of the best restaurants for English cuisine.
The only semi-negative feature that I noticed confirms my lifelong theorem: Never let the piano player sing.
Nos sirvieron la parte final de una pieza del roast beef. Parecían los restos. A la mesa siguiente le empezaron una pieza nueva y era "otra cosa".
An excellent restaurant in the traditional style of dining at it's best. Carving trollies still going strong - excellent!
A great place that has lost none of its charm and continues to be a great lunch spot
We are a group of four friends from Kings College who all enrolled at Kings 50 years ago and meet up annually. While at Kings we attended the Engineering Society Annual Dinners at Simpsons and dining at Simpsons is still as memorable as we remembered it! Superb ambience and roast beef to die for!
Just excellent all around. Will definitely recommend to friends.
Outstanding. Simpson’s in the Strand is one of my favorite restaurants in the world. Great ambience.
Great beef. Great service. This is a professional restaurant I want to recommend
Excellent dining experience celebrating an anniversary. Many thanks to all, you made it extra special
Enjoyed the traditional (and famous) roast from the trolley. Very good food and very good service.
Although the restaurant is very pleasant and the staff attentive it was let down by very average food.
For the price and reputation we had hoped for better but felt let down.
Overall can't think of any aspect of the visit that would make us want to return.
Absolutely superb! Simpson's is an institution, and rightly so. Food, ambiance, service - everything is of the very highest quality. The wine list is varied and thoughtfully chosen, and the sommeliers delightful and knowledgeable. A truly special place.
An excellent meal and overall experience during our trip to London.
The service was outstanding. We felt very special and very well looked after. We loved being able to chill in the bar area - it was quiet and comfortable.
Perhaps panelling needs scrutinised from an engineering perspective. Otherwise absolutely fantastic experience. Will be back very soon!!
This was one of the most outstanding dining experiences I have had. I was with a friend to celebrate the last night of our holiday. Everything was so lovely...the food, the dining room, even the toilets. I will definitely return next time I am in London.
Used to go here with my father 60 years ago. Beautiful traditional decor: . Had a just fantastic evening. Started off with an excellent gin and tonic in the bar: Old Tom Gin, one of the best g and t's I have ever had. Had told them it was a special evening: when they showed us to our table in the oak panelled dining room there was a heart made out of rose petals on the table cloth. The dish of choice is, of course, the 28 day dry-aged roast rib of Scottish beef served from the trolley at your table by the carver (who traditionally you tip). Excellent wine list.
I paid a second visit after just two week interval to find everything was excellent.
The service was very good!
Luxurious and brilliant!
It was our special night.
Outstanding although they do tend to rush the service of dinner. Neither did they pay any attention to our anniversary of two weeks of marriage!
We will return during our next visit to London.
Absolutely wonderful atmosphere and opulent surroundings. With the gentle sound of the piano playing in the background while we chatted, the starters were impeccable- the scallops dish & the leek & potato soup were stand-outs! Lovely selection of wines. But, the star of the show... Perfectly Roasted Beef!!! Carved at the table, served with crispy & fluffy roasted potatoes, a giant Yorkshire pudding, buttered Savoy cabbage and a rich indulgent gravy!!
The staff were friendly & attentive through the service, which helped us have a wonderful experience. 5/5 stars!!
Supberb. It’s been a good few years since I last dined here and it seems so much better now than I remember. I remember it as being rather pompous it certainly is not that now. The staff were so friendly, helpful and attentive without being over the top. The food was fantastic, who doesn’t love hand carved rib of beef on a Sunday? The wine was excellent. All in all a great experience and one I will definitely repeat when I’m next in Town.
Our visit to Simpsons for lunch on Sunday last was the perfect end to what had been planned as a special weekend but which had been marred by several incidents . It was an absolute delight for two 81 year olds to find such elegance in surroundings, well trained and pleasant staff, wonderful food and wine. We will return when next in London.
Drs John Skeavington & Gillian Sills
The Beef Wellington was superb and the bar upstairs serves heavenly cocktails
In all respects, we had a thoroughly enjoyable evening meal. The service was very prompt and courteous, the food and wine first-rate and the atmosphere and ambience most pleasant. We were there to celebrate a special occasion and were not disappointed in any respect. First-rate!