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Tom's Deli

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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Somerset House | Strand, London WC2R 1LA, London, England
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 February 2017

I really liked the takeaway salads and the rustic interior of this café. The staff were also very friendly and helpful. The hot chocolate was quite good but would have benefited from a better balance of sweet and dark flavouring - overall I'd give the drink 3.75 stars. Otherwise, though the rest of my experience deserves 4.5 stars.

Thank Lucentia
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Round off the joys of the Courtauld with coffee, salad and cake in this pleasant cafe. On the other side of Somerset House courtyard from the gallery itself, with doors at the back out to the river ( and outside tables for the brave) this pretty cafe sells good salads and several wheat free cakes ( hurrah!) that are more... More 

Thank Susie H
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

had lunch here and loved it! huge portions of seasonal salads with a great salmon tartar! Staff was very nice and helpful. Will absolutely come back for more!

Thank Nath O
Camberley, United Kingdom
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259 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Wonderful deli hidden away in beautiful Somerset House. Good coffee and cakes at reasonable prices. Great location in London but away from all of the noise of the city. Sit in the courtyard on a nice day - it is so peaceful here. Worth a visit - will try it for lunch next time

Thank Berdy2014
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Chaotic and unhelpful staff, really disorganized and slow. Pricey even for central London and with low quality. Great views from the terrace, I now understand why I saw so many people with food/drinks from other places sitting in that terrace.

Thank Victor V
New York City, New York
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168 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

While walking around Somerset house,I saw this Deli it was very inviting and let me tell you for under 20£ I had the most amazing lunch with coffee and dessert, you must try this place is you want a restaurant it's right opposite the deli.

Thank D0nly1
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85 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

It was raining. We'd just been to the Temple Church and the ladies there recommended Somerset House. I'm jolly glad they did as we were a) able to stay out of the rain, b) able to extend our cake fest, c) able to eat cake in the dry. And very scrum my is was to!

Thank Steve K
Northampton, United Kingdom
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671 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 919 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

I had a really tasty wholesome lunch at Tom's Deli whilst in London for a meeting. I opted the 'Meat with 2 Salads' (GB£7.95) which was skewered chicken fillets and a choice of 2 salads, I went for potato salad and a broccoli and nut green salad. The food was fresh and of high quality and the service at the... More 

Thank Roberts69
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016

If you are at Somerset House for an exhibition or just looking around this fantastic building then Tom's Kitchen is a must for a snack,lovely fresh cakes and sandwiches plus great coffee,i had Beef Stew today which was amazing,always busy but queues move quickly.

Thank speedace
Ithaca, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016

.. on a beautiful sunny day. I was in the premises to view a street art exhibition and to meet a friend somewhat later. At 3 pm it felt far too late for lunch and far too early for supper. However, a slice of Battenburg cake and a cup of tea was perfect for the hour. It was a pity... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Delicatessen
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Somerset House | Strand, London WC2R 1LA, London, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Neighbourhood: Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Phone Number: 020-7848-1194
Not to be confused with Tom's Delicatessen in Westbourne Grove. This is part of the Tom's Kitchen chain, which consists of Tom's Deli, Tom's Kitchen and Tom's Terrace - all in Somerset House - and Tom's Kitchen in Chelsea.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Trafalgar Square / Embankment

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is not just considered the heart of this bustling London hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most popular cultural attractions including the National Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
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