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Spring Restaurant, London,

Spring Restaurant

4.5
4.5
1590 Reviews
£41 and over
Contemporary British
Spring brings warmth and elegance within a beautiful dining space set in the New Wing of the iconic Somerset House, in the arts and cultural heart of London. Led by acclaimed chef Skye Gyngell, food at Spring is celebrated for it"s conviviality and the joyfulness of sharing seasonal produce. Our cooking is heartfelt, wholesome, produce driven, and cooked by a team of people who are passionate about what they do and who feel truly privileged to work with beautiful ingredients. We hope to create an experience which not only sings on the plate but lingers in the memory.


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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00–14:30 Mon–Sat 17:30–22:00
  • Phone number
    020 3011 0115
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Skye Gyngell
  • Private party facilities
    Private dining can be accommodated in our garden atrium which sits in the heart of the restaurant. It is an enclosed atrium, allowing for dining throughout the year and seats up to 36 people. For more information please email - events@springrestaurant.co.uk
  • Private party contact
    Joanna: 020 3011 0116
  • Area
    Covent Garden
  • Cross Street
    New Wing, Somerset House
  • Parking Details
    There is an NCP car park about a ten minute walk from the restaurant.
  • Public Transit
    We are equidistant between Temple, Embankment, Waterloo and Charing stations.The closet Somerset House entrance to Spring is on Lancaster Place (Waterloo Bridge approach road) next to Caffe Nero.Alternatively the take the main entrance to Somerset House, turn right before the courtyard and head towards the New Wing. We are situated in the loggia.
  • Additional
    Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

What 1,590 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

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1,591 Reviews
  1. RichardH

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent

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  2. Happyhom61

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Family of four for an evening meal- it’s a lovely restaurant , super staff and the food was delightful. Lovely flavours, tasty combinations of ingredients- we all loved our food and would have the same again. We had cauliflower and gorgonazola soup truly delicious, duck main, steak main, monkfish and sea trout- we all loved it. No room for desserts but will starve all day next time so have space to enjoy more.

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  3. RachaelH

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a fabulous evening meal from the Scratch menu - we loved that the restaurant was committed to making use of their left over produce and at £25 for 3 courses it's amazing value. Wine was lovely but quite punchy at around £14 upwards for a small glass. Decor was beautiful and the staff we really accommodating, will definitely go back.

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  4. SusanM

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Somerset House is such a beautiful building & even better having the lovely restaurant Spring. A calm oasis to enjoy a fine early dinner. The 3 course Scratch menu is excellent value for tasty seasonal food that is beautifully presented. The service was attentive without being intrusive & the staff were knowledgeable & happy.

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  5. ZoevZ

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a really wonderful meal. Imaginative use of fresh ingredients. We had the scratch menu and loved the combination of flavours. Excellent service and a lovely spacious and light venue. Highly recommended.

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  6. Foody

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pre theatre dinner. Excellent food, great fun. Been twice in the last 3 weeks!

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  7. MonikaB

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very friendly, personable and attentive staff. Sadly, food was massively underwhelming especially in relation to the steep price: zero wow factor combined with the fact that main course arrived tepid. I had to conetnt with a virtually cold serving of monkfish accompanied by unpleasantly dry, hard and altogther unpalatable savoy cabbage, the disappointment having been made worse by the fact that savoy happens to be one of my favourite vegetables. Spring is a lovely space but it must do much better quality of food-wise. If an average two-course dinner costs ca £100 per person you cannot afford to be complacent.

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  8. JeffH

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went at 5.30 before going to a concert and had the three course scratch menu for £25 per head. This was excellent and the portions just right for an early dinner. Glasses of wine were reasonably priced and the service was very good and friendly. The restaurant is beautifully laid out. All in all it was faultless. Would strongly recommend as somewhere to eat pre theatre.

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  9. chad

    London

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    delicious seasonal food! great decoration! fantastic staff

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  10. WiseGreyOwl

    Surrey

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have visited many times. Of course, the food is top notch. Good flavours, combinations and appearance. But it is 1 - THE QUIET and 2 - The TABLES are NOT on top of one another. Both these are RARE in a London restaurant. The put a lot of thought into the acoustics. Why more restaurants don't is beyond me. Surely you go out to talk/listen to your companions? Finally, the service is both efficient and friendly. What not to like?

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  11. StephanieH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    An interesting menu with exciting variety. The food was incredible as were the cocktails. Front desk welcoming and friendly. Wait staff were good but a little absent at times. Loved the non-stuffy service and relaxed atmosphere.

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  12. RebeccaS

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely delicious food. Well cooked and presented. Small portions, but that's what I imagined from a scratch menu so was to be expected. Would recommend.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We chose the set lunch which was terrific value for money. Each course was really delicious with unusual combinations of flavours that worked really well together. It was my first time eating onglet and it was fabulous. Service was friendly but professional and my group of friends and I had a really great lunch experience.

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  14. LynF

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous long girls lunch and felt thoroughly well looked after. Started with a lovely selection of homemade breads and then all had the river trout with beetroot - absolutely delicious - washed down with the very reasonably priced Rose (first on the list) two of us had room for more - the ice cream selection and ginger cake were to die for. A beautifully decoratated airy space with fabulous lights. Excellent service all around.

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  15. Clementine

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Yes - nice, simple decor and the food was delicious. The waiters were very attentive but my only complaint is that they were not very discreet. They frequently interrupted our conversation to ask us what we wanted and leaned across people to fill up wine glasses, etc. Unfortunately the training of staff in this capacity was not equal to the level of the food.

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  16. AnnT

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We attended for pre theatre We had our starters before any wine arrived and had to ask three times for the bill. We were told ‘ oh I forgot to ask if you wanted bread..,’ half way through our mains... That’s just for starters..,,

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  17. Hank

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food - lovely setting- indifferent service - expensive for experience

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  18. JulieR

    Brighton

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took a family member for a birthday meal and we had a lovely lunch and were very well looked after. The dining room is gorgeous. The set lunch was good value,service excellent and delicious and the front of house staff were very attentive and accommodating in looking after some of our possessions while we visited the Collect Fair next door. The simplicity and the superiority of the ingredients shone though in a thoughtful, tasty menu. The rhubarb ice cream and perfectly cooked onglet and the use of roast quince in the starter salad were particularly memorable.

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  19. Poetaster

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good because where is it in case I will texture and very well presented. The house wine was excellent value. The service was attentive Without being fussy. I look Forward to my next visit.

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  20. Marieke

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always a great place for dining. We have been coming here for many years now and enjoyed introducing our kids and grandchild to Spring, this year.

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  21. Lauren

    Liverpool

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our experience at Spring. The service is attentive and the restaurant is beautiful. We went for the Scratch Menu. This is good value for money for central London however the food didn’t blow us away. We loved the concept but I have definitely had better tasting food. Whilst beautifully presented, it wasn’t the most interesting menu - a sort of bruchetta, a veggie curry and a lemon tart. All ok. I would still recommend as the menu changes daily. Unfortunately on our day, is wasn’t that exciting but if we come again, we may get luckier.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful room. Lovely food

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  23. AdamS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I visited Spring for lunch to celebrate Zoe's birthday. The service was warm and friendly and superbly attentive from the moment we were welcomed at the reception desk to the moment we were waved goodbye. Spring is classy yet relaxed, with a wonderful ambience. The clientele were a lovely mix of people. The food and wine was delicious. At each course it was hard to choose what to eat as all the dishes looked so enticing. The style and feel of Spring is light and airy. I loved the design of the restaurant and the staff's uniforms too. It all added to a wonderful experience. we will definitely return, and would recommend Spring to our friends. Thank you.

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  24. MarkP

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Great atmosphere. Fair price. Service, while attentive, was a bit scattered among lots of people.

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  25. Stuart

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Had the Scratch menu. Starter and main very good. Dessert a bit odd. Trish, the waitress was excellent.

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  26. ShirleyK

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food! And managed to fix me up with vegetarian options. So good!

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  27. laurencef

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The scratch menu is fantastic value for money and all done in great time to go on to a theatre.

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  28. JonathanR

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Dated food. Expensive. Front of house dressed as sailors

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant is beautiful and chic, the food was just outstanding. Highly recommend the tortellini and beef fillet as well as the potatoes on the side.

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  30. HelenW

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding. Incredible food and impeccable service.

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  31. RunchaoLi

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a fantastic dinner. Both me and my girlfriend were satisfied with the spring restaurant. The food was delicious and the waiter was gentle. We had a wonderful Valentines day there.

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  32. MartynH

    London

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Valentine’s Day dinner - food was excellent and I live the room and ambience of this place. Service is generally very good here but they did forget to bring the wine we had ordered on this occasion.

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  33. BrentR

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Spring has a fresh friendly feel - it’s livery but you can hear yourself talk. The menu was limited in scope particularly if not a meat eater. Detail was missing in food experience and presentation which was disappointing. Staff are polite and attentive, but overly so. Too much attention at times. Desert was a highlight.

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  34. Bookhamresident

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Scratch menu was good value but not particularly exciting

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  35. BronwynK

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited to enjoy the Scratchings menu and thoroughly enjoyed it. The service is particularly outstanding along with the ambience of the room. Highly recommended.

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  36. JacquelineF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the pre theatre scratch menu and it was delicious. 4 of my party had not been before and they all said that they would go again

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  37. Harewood10

    London

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A really beautiful room in Somerset House. Attentive staff and great food. Will definately come again.

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  38. Whitehedges

    London

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Recommended with reservations. The menu is different and interesting. The wine list is acceptable. It is not cheap. It is convenient, next to Somerset House and accessible to Waterloo. I invited three fellow judges because I had dined there twice before Christmas with good results. Their views were less favourable than mine. BUT the dining experience was severely damaged by an increase on the tipping % from 12 1/2 % to 13 1/2 % being slipped in to the invoice. (I could not, or did not, see it on the menu.) When challenged the Manager informed us somewhat haughtily that this had been raised on 1 January 2020. It is of course only advisory but I suspect it slips past many people without them noticing or they are not willing 'to make a scene'. The consequence of an increase of 1% is not huge you might think but there is a principle involved. Tipping levels have been creeping up, and I think this is not the first step too far. PLUS if a restaurant is going to try to benefit its waiters through customers, rather than by paying a proper wage, it should ensure that they are adequately trained. Avoiding having two different waiters reach across a diner and between two people speaking should be an early lesson. And just in case you are thinking what a curmudgeonly bunch, we tipped what we thought appropriate in cash, in spite of the distinctly frosty response to our comments.

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  39. Wolfie

    London

    166 reviews

    4.0

    166 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Spring Restaurant is in a god location and has clearly thought about the decor and overall presentation of the restaurant and staff. What this comes together very pleasingly the atmosphere was a little lacking - this may not be typical. The food though was fantastic, ask the of us enjoyed each of the courses that we chose with good quality ingredients, cooked and seasoned well. The food alone will make us go back.

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  40. Katy

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The portions were too small and much too expensive for what you received. I was disappointed by the experience.

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Spring Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 1590 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Spring Restaurant

Somerset House, New Wing, Lancaster Place, London, WC2R 1LA

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    New Wing, Somerset House
  • Area
    Covent Garden
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00–14:30 Mon–Sat 17:30–22:00
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    There is an NCP car park about a ten minute walk from the restaurant.
  • Public Transit
    We are equidistant between Temple, Embankment, Waterloo and Charing stations.The closet Somerset House entrance to Spring is on Lancaster Place (Waterloo Bridge approach road) next to Caffe Nero.Alternatively the take the main entrance to Somerset House, turn right before the courtyard and head towards the New Wing. We are situated in the loggia.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Skye Gyngell
  • Additional
    Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
  • Phone number
    020 3011 0115
  • Private party facilities
    Private dining can be accommodated in our garden atrium which sits in the heart of the restaurant. It is an enclosed atrium, allowing for dining throughout the year and seats up to 36 people. For more information please email - events@springrestaurant.co.uk
  • Private party contact
    Joanna: 020 3011 0116
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