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Simpson's in The Strand

#798 of 17,702 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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Charing Cross 100 Strand, London WC2R 0EW, England
+44 20 7836 9112
Today
12:00 - 14:45
17:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 07:15 - 10:45
17:45 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:45
Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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los angles
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Perhaps we visited on a slack day as memories of this vintage London resteraunt were such that it oused atmosphere and was always very busy, but not on this occassion,however its still a splendid building to enjoy a couple of hours in over lunch.We chose roast lamb for main course which was a little on the fatty side served with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I chose to take my wife here. She's British but hasn't done many British things, like visit the Tower of London, because she lives here and you don't do these things when it's on your doorstep. Simpson's roast beef is famous, and it's good but it's not the best. Essentially it's meat with two veg, done well. It's the history,... More 

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Bo'ness, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have always wanted to eat here - such a vintage London restaurant ! It did not disappoint, from the moment we were shown to our table until we left the service was impeccable. As it was Sunday Lunchtime we opted for the classic roast beef which was carved with style at the table and was as good as expected.... More 

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Thank J07sc0tland
LeeWKelly, Director of Food and Beverage at Simpson's in The Strand, responded to this review

Dear J07sc0tland, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit, we are delighted you were finally able to dine with us in the iconic surroundings of Simpson's In The Strand - I was so pleased to read that you enjoyed all aspects of your visit, including the food, service and ambience - I will be sure to share... More 

York, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to Simpsons to celebrate my husband's birthday and had a delightful evening. I had mentioned my husband's birthday when I booked & upon arrival he was greeted with Happy Birthday!! When we were shown to our table it was covered with tiny Happy Birthday sprinkles & when he was served his desert it came with a candle and... More 

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Thank Lindsay G
LeeWKelly, Director of Food and Beverage at Simpson's in The Strand, responded to this review

Dear Lindsay G Thank you for taking the time to review you recent visit to Simpson's In The Strand, and for choosing us as the location to celebrate your husband's birthday. May we take this opportunity to wish him many happy returns! We do aim to consistently meet and exceed our customer's expectations, and I was truly delighted to hear... More 

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It has been a very nice experience eating at this restaurant. We had some starters, one with pigeon that was delicious and the another with mackerel that was just average. The roast was supreme, the meat was so tender and the gravy really nice. I really recommended considering that it is not cheap but it is worth the experience.

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Thank blanxiiii
LeeWKelly, Director of Food and Beverage at Simpson's in The Strand, responded to this review

Dear blanxiiii, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Simpson's in the Strand, I am so glad you enjoyed your meal. We do value feedback from all of our guests. I was delighted to read your comments about the food and I will be sure to share these with the culinary team. We do hope you... More 

London
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a very 'old school' restaurant, a bit like a gentleman's club, but do not mistake this for lacking any modern style. The restaurant serves traditional roasts and slightly more modern European affair and does so in a spectacular high ceiling room. My expectation was to walk into a place full of unwritten rules and tradition that borders on... More 

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Thank MLAJF
LeeWKelly, Director of Food and Beverage at Simpson's in The Strand, responded to this review

Dear MLAJF Thank you for your detailed review - we do appreciate all feedback from our customers and I was so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit in the traditional surroundings of Simpson's in the Strand. We do aim to deliver a truly memorable experience to all our guests, and I was glad to hear that we exceeded... More 

Worcestershire
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190 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Myself and the other half went for Sunday lunch ... we were not disappointed! A starter of fabulous sparkling English wine with the freshest oysters, followed up by Roast Rib of Beef carved at the table with a delicious Pinot Noir. We shared the Quidditch desert which was less memorable on the palate but a delight for the eyes. Wonderfully... More 

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Thank Tigger-2109
LeeWKelly, Director of Food and Beverage at Simpson's in The Strand, responded to this review

Dear Tigger-2109 Thank you for taking the time to review you recent Sunday lunch at Simpson's In The Strand. We do aim to consistently meet and exceed our customer's expectations, and I was truly delighted to hear that we did so during your visit. It was such a pleasure to read your kind comments about the food. We look forward... More 

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135 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Incredible location Excellent service Good food (roast-rib is fantastic such as simpson's traditional pudding) Price regoular I'll definitely come back

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Thank Andrea C
LeeWKelly, Director of Food and Beverage at Simpson's in The Strand, responded to this review

Dear Andrea C Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Simpson's In The Strand - I was delighted to read that you enjoyed all aspects of your visit, including the food, service and iconic surroundings - I will be sure to share your comments with the team. We look forward to welcoming you back to the... More 

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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After telling my father-in-law that we went to Simpson's ITS, he said he was there in 1958. I suspect our experiences were very similar. The food was decent, probably what you would have expected to get when eating out in London ten years ago when everyone said you don't go to England for the food, but now things are so... More 

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LeeWKelly, Director of Food and Beverage at Simpson's in The Strand, responded to this review

Dear m12345Nyc Thank you for taking the time to leave a review following your recent visit to Simpson's In the Strand. I was glad to hear you enjoyed certain parts of your meal. Simpson's has always prided itself on its traditional menu – in fact many of customers return time and time again to experience the traditional Savoy style which... More 

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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband paid £68 for the two of us to eat off a limited menu. On arrival the setting is stunning and really somewhere you can dress up to eat. We were given a glass of prosseco to start and then the menu. The food was lovely! If you are going have the mussels! They were literally the best I've... More 

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Thank Amy C
LeeWKelly, Director of Food and Beverage at Simpson's in The Strand, responded to this review

Dear Amy C Thank you for taking the time to provide such a fantastic review following your visit to Simpson's In The Strand. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your meal and really enjoyed reading your compliments about the food! At The Savoy we pride ourselves on consistently meeting the high expectations of our guests, and I am so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Cuisine
European, British
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:15 - 10:45
12:00 - 14:45
17:45 - 22:30
Tuesday
07:15 - 10:45
12:00 - 14:45
17:45 - 22:30
Wednesday
07:15 - 10:45
12:00 - 14:45
17:45 - 22:30
Thursday
07:15 - 10:45
12:00 - 14:45
17:45 - 22:30
Friday
07:15 - 10:45
12:00 - 14:45
17:45 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:45
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Charing Cross 100 Strand, London WC2R 0EW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Neighbourhood: Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7836 9112

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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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