The Strand Dining Rooms

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Providing a welcome alternative to the touristy chains around Trafalgar Square, this on-trend brasserie makes a good impression. It’s a roomy space, styled on the polished-wood finishes of a Pullman railway carriage. But the primary attraction is the assured cooking of new chef-director Mark Sargeant (of Rocksalt fame), who uses native ingredients to create robust yet delicate, distinctly British fare. Pork crackling with tangy Bramley apple sauce made a cracking opening, while wonderfully salty anchovy toast with Parmesan custard was satisfyingly tempered by the creamy, cheesy sauce. To follow, salt and pepper squid with oriental dressing had scant Asian influence, yet was crispy and surprisingly filling, and blue-shell Shetland mussels with bacon and cider melted in the mouth. For pud, hearty offerings include spotted dick. The extensive Old World wine list – brought by friendly staff smartly kitted out in jeans, tweed waistcoats and brogues – matches the food admirably.


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  1. Serving all day British food, as well as afternoon tea, Strand Dining offers classic and traditional English food at an affordable price. With currently a deal on at bookatable 3 courses with a cocktail at £25.00

    The restaurant is furnished with sophistication, spacious and ideal for large bookings, or party bookings.

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Private Dining at The Strand Dining Rooms

The Strand Dining Rooms offer a flexible and varied space to accommodate a range of events from small, intimate dinners to large parties and functions.


The Cocktail Bar is very popular for small canapé parties and one to one breakfast meetings

The Northumberland Room is the perfect area for more intimate parties, meetings, breakfast meetings and events


The Colonnade boasts wonderful views of the Strand & Trafalgar Square. Our Pullman coach inspired booth seating is perfect for small meetings, business lunches or seated drinks parties

The Strand Mezzanine is a large open space and is perfect for canapé & drinks receptions, private dinner parties, informal gatherings and networking events.


The main restaurant at The Strand Dining Rooms is a superb space for large gatherings or dining parties. Located in the inner sanctum of the restaurant alongside our open pastry kitchen this space is perfect for exclusive hire for large parties and functions



Private Room Capacity
The Cocktail Bar 12
The Northumberland 18
The Colonnade 30
The Strand Mezzanine 40
The Restaurant 90

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