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Venue details

  • Address:

    Simpson's-in-the-Strand 100 Strand
    WC2R 0EW

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  • Opening hours:

    Breakfast served 7.15-10.30am Mon-Fri. Lunch served 12.15-2.45pm Mon-Sat. Dinner served 5.45-10.45pm Mon-Fri; 5-10.45pm Sat. Meals served 12.15-9pm Sun

  • Transport:

    Tube: Embankment or Charing Cross

  • Price:

    Main courses £16.50-£33.50. Set meal (lunch, 5.45-7pm) £25.75 2 courses, £31 3 courses

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    1. Simpson's-in-the-Strand

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Sue Gale

I just cannot justify Simpsons prices for very average half cold food. Most chefs will tell you, it's all about presentation, well I'd rather have a hot meal with a bit of taste. My starter was soup of the day, which was vegetable. I chose this as I'm vegetarian and fancied some nice chunky vegetables. Alas, when it arrived, just a bowl of puréed soup (tepid!) My main course (only veggie one on menu) was asparagus filled with ricotta. Cheese with a selection of beans. Incredibly bland and again, half cold. I didn't complain as my sons were paying for the meal and didn't want to embarrass them. The desert was treacle sponge with custard. I've tasted just as good from M&S! The certainly enjoyed the surroundings, but shame about the food!


The above description of Simpson's is a little unkind and there was no mention of the one thing which Simpson's is most famous for which also explains the layout of the tables. This was one of the grand venues for playing the game of Chess in London and you will see evidence of this as you enter. I have visited Simpson's for dinner twice and had drinks in the bar upstairs while waiting for my table, as it does get quite busy. Traditions are preserved at Simpson's and this makes it unique.