Simpson's in the Strand

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100 Strand, London WC2R 0EW 100 Strand, London WC2R 0EW Directions
Today 5:45 PM - 10:30 PM Open All Hours
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  • Hours
    Sun
    12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Mon-Fri
    7:15 AM - 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM, 5:45 PM - 10:30 PM
    Sat
    12:00 PM - 2:45 PM, 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM

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Simpson's in the Strand has been offering classic British dishes to patrons for over 185 years. It began life in 1828 as a coffee house and chess club known as The Grand Cigar Divan, and soon became known as the 'Home of Chess' in London. It became famous for serving cuts of meat on silver trolleys, wheeled to guests' tables in order not to disturb chess games - a practice Simpson's still holds on to today.

Spacious interiors feature classic Victorian-style décor, while a regularly rotating menu encompasses a wide array of traditional roasts alongside some lighter bites. A range of private dining options is also available, as well as carvery classes, tutored by Simpson's master cook Gerry Rae. A list of notable former patrons include Charles Dickens, George Bernard Shaw, Benjamin Disraeli, William Gladstone, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, as well as his fictional creation, Sherlock Holmes.

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Report | 3 months ago
Excellent food,friendly and professional staff
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Report | 3 months ago
Very disappointing experience. Simpsons is not the excellent restaurant that we remember from the past. We will not return
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Report | 3 months ago
The service was attentive and the food excellent. A very pleasant house white which was extremely refreshing on the hottest day of the year. Definitely recommended if you like to enjoy a quiet meal in traditional surroundings.
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Report | 3 months ago
Super food great service try a gin upstairs first all the time you want no hurry
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Report | 3 months ago
The roast of the day was lamb and very delicious, cooked just right. The staff were lovely, very attentive but not over the top. Would recommend them.
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Report | 3 months ago
Excellent old fashioned service, lovely ambiance and fabulous food.
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Report | 3 months ago
Traditional English restaurant and cuisine. A landmark in London for decades....
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Report | 4 months ago
Beautiful room & wonderful service. I wonder how much discount we were really getting as it was a fixed menu with very little choice. However they were very attentive & the roast lamb was excellent.
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Report | 4 months ago
Been here three times for a meal, good food and excellent service, will be returning.
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Report | 4 months ago
From the start, the service and attention from all the staff was impeccable. The restaurant ambience was very relaxed.and the staff made you feel at ease..very attentive without being intrusive. The selection from the promotional menus was great..And our choice was excellently presented, and was an outstanding meal. Fantastic value..looking forward to another visit..a very enjoyable experience
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Sun
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mon-Fri
7:15 AM - 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM, 5:45 PM - 10:30 PM
Sat
12:00 PM - 2:45 PM, 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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