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Smollensky's on the Strand

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Covent Garden
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105 The Strand, London WC2R 0AA, England
+44 20 7497 2101
16:00 - 23:30
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Sun 12:00 - 23:30
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 23:30
Fri 16:00 - 01:00
Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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Edgware, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

they do great tasting cocktails and happy hour (2 cocktails for £10) was great, plus they let you order 2 DIFFERENT cocktails for that price-rather than a lot of places that simply make you have 2 of everything! staff were really friendly and made our night! bar is a bit of a school disco average area that smells a bit... More 

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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I visited smollenskys on a Sunday dinner time. It is the first time we had been and I have to say the food was wonderful.. sweet potato fries were delicious, burgers done to perfection and the service was second to none. We were served by a wonderful young man called Daniel. He was professional, friendly and extremely... More 

Thank smithyaj
Highbridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Going to Smollensky's when in London used to be a real treat with excellent service and ambience and mouthwatering food. Unfortunately, it is now a rather bland experience and I wish that we had skipped it and popped into one of the other numerous restaurants along the Strand or a few minutes walk away in Covent Garden. Despite having booked... More 

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Smollenskys, Manager at Smollensky's on the Strand, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for taking the time to write your review - good or bad, it does help us to learn. Really sorry to read that we didn’t meet your expectations on this occasion. If you could pass your details to me at jamie.henderson@wearebar.com it would be good to talk with you so that I can share your feedback with... More 

Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Smollensky's on the Strand for dinner after seeing Wicked on Saturday. I have never used Love theatre vouchers before to eat in London and it was fabulous. The food was outstanding and the service brilliant. I would highly recommend Smollensky's, it's nice not to be packed in like sardines when sat eating in London.

Thank sarahmN5036YY
Smollenskys, Manager at Smollensky's on the Strand, responded to this review

Hi - great to read we helped make your weekend special! If you can remember the name of the person who served you - do let me know and I will be sure to pass on a big well done to them! More 

1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this restaurant with a friend prior to attending a show. We'd booked a 6-7.30 table slot, upon arriving I saw that there was a very large party of school kids taking up the whole lower area of the restaurant which caused some concern as I thought this may effect service. However having arrived in the restaurant I promptly... More 

Thank Emma W
Smollenskys, Manager at Smollensky's on the Strand, responded to this review

Hi - great to hear you enjoyed your visit and the service was good too! The Kale salad really is a treat! We look forward to seeing you again. More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked for me and my two daughters for pre-theatre meal. We booked for 5.00pm to 7pm to give us time to have and enjoy the meal and drinks without rushing. One of my daughters couldn't make it till 6.30. It was pretty empty when we arrived, but it soon began to fill up. We were shown to a good... More 

Thank d0ttybee
Smollenskys, Manager at Smollensky's on the Strand, responded to this review

Hi - and thanks for your review - Great to hear you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you again! More 

Otterton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for a meal with friends before we went to the theatre, asked waiting time for food as we needed to be as quick as we could, we were told 15 minutes, we all ordered burgers or fish and chips along with our drinks, the drinks took over 10 minutes to arrive (after we asked a second time for them,... More 

1 Thank mikegemma
Smollenskys, Manager at Smollensky's on the Strand, responded to this review

Hi, and thanks for taking the time to write your review, good or bad, we do look at them all and use them to make our restaurant and offer better. Clearly, we fell way below your expectations on your recent visit so I would like to apologise for this. I have been in contact with the site today to find... More 

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83 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I visited here as we were passing and we spent a few relaxing hours here. The Cocktails were delicious as well as the top shelf Bourbon. Price wise this isn't cheap but comparatively in the area it definitely is competitive. We enjoyed the atmosphere that much we stayed for dinner. We had not booked but we were... More 

Thank starri2186
Smollenskys, Manager at Smollensky's on the Strand, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback about your recent visit to us on The Strand. Great to hear you had some tasty food and cocktails and disappointed to hear that our bar service was below expectation. We have shared this with the Manager and this will be discussed with the entire team, we always aim... More 

Folkestone, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff that served us were all very friendly and helpful and the service was quick and efficient. Water and drinks were replaced very promptly. The food was really good quality and value and the steak was cooked exactly how I ordered it. Would definitely recommend to anyone especially theatre-goers.

Thank Richard B
Smollenskys, Manager at Smollensky's on the Strand, responded to this review

Hi Richard, Great to hear you had a brilliant visit with us! Thanks for the positive feedback, we will make sure that it is shared with all of our team. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on 25th April at 7pm. The front door gave me a splinter causing my finger to bleed. When I approached the female bar staff to tell her what happened and ask for a plaster, she gave me a filthy look and just handed over the plaster. No customer service at all. Why would smollenkys employ someone like this? Had... More 

2 Thank Debbie H
Smollenskys, Manager at Smollensky's on the Strand, responded to this review

Hi Debbie, Thanks for taking the time to write your review - what a disappointing visit, especially as you would have left without trying one of our great cocktails! It would be great to talk to you more about your visit as this definitely falls below what we all expect. If you could send me your details to jamie.henderson@wearebar.com I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$46
American, British, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 The Strand, London WC2R 0AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7497 2101
A London institution for over 20 years, Smollenskys on the Strand is situated in the heart of the West End - the perfect stop off after a hard days shopping around Covent Garden, visiting the open air cinema at Somerset House, a trip to the London Transport Museum or The Royal Opera House, are all around the corner.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 

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