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Simpson's in The Strand

#727 of 17,542 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
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Today
12:00 - 21:00
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All hours
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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South Orange, New Jersey
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My son and I went to dinner on our last night in London. We were warmly greeted by a very pleasant young woman who asked if we had ever been there before. I had eaten there with my husband over thirty years before. We chatted briefly about the history. We enjoyed our meals.

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Thank Barbara Z
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just like a restaurant used to be when I was a kid. Nothing flashy, old school menu and service. How many places can you find in Central London which aren't populated by brash "new money", load talking, diners constantly on phones, taking selfies etc. Well, come to Simpson's and you'll be very pleasantly surprised by the calm and civilised atmosphere.... More 

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Thank hendonite
London, United Kingdom
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462 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have wanted to go to Simpson's since reading Howards End at school and finally managed it. Walked through the iconic doors to be not really greeted by a women who looked like she couldn't really be bothered. The room was half empty but the ervice was slow and the staff constantly changing. The starter and desert were good and we... More 

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Thank KAW687
England, UK
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Food tasted fairly good but poor value. Service felt very amateur. Weird banter from the staff. Suspect it survives on tourists wandering in and being impressed by illusions of grandeur and history. Would not visit again.

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Thank Josh K
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing ambience, from the Victorian dining hall to the crooner on the piano. This is a classy venue set on the Strand next to The Savoy. The staff are brilliant, all older chaps, but they add to the experience, from the typically British wit to the personal service they provide is excellent. The food is exceptional, it's classic British cooking... More 

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Thank Ben S
London
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Me and my friend have booked via timeout for a 3 course deal which included the Simpsons' famous roast. I booked over the phone and the staff was so friendly. However, when we got to the restaurant, the front of the house staff-lady named Danielle, who appeared to be quite annoyed with something (it almost felt as if our presence... More 

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Thank Susanna B
oldham
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were treated to a wonderful lunch today by friends. A fantastic experience and wonderfully friendly staff. Food was an exceptional standard and the surroundings typically English. Nostalgia at its best. Well worth a visit.

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Thank oldhamsadie
London, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The venue is impressive: both Clubland dining room and common parts; even the lavatories scream Edwardian opulence. The food, if a bit public school, is not half bad: a good duck faggot; an impressive steak and kidney pie; good venison loin on a parsnip tart. The wine list is overpriced. But the service was terrible from start to finish: various... More 

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Thank TheOldTiger
Abingdon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking into the restaurant where the décor is very grand, over the top & formal I momentarily had that sinking feeling that it had the potential to be very ‘stiff upper lip & uncomfortable’ but happily it’s not like that at all. All the staff were very friendly, going out of their way to make sure that everything was comfortable... More 

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Dallas texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely old school. We arrived early for reservation-no problem. We were offered the bar, but when we declined they seated us right away. Cocktails were a little pricey (7.50 pounds for a small drink). Mixed review on starters-beet/goat cheese salad was very good as was the lobster soup. Pork cheeks were not a hit; smoked salmon didn't come with many... 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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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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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