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Simpson's-in-the-Strand

100 Strand, London WC2R 0EW

£69.00 British Covent Garden

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  • Wine: £25.00
  • Champagne: £55.00
  • Lunch: £25/30 (2/3 courses)
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 7.15-10.30am 5.45-10.45pm Mon-Sun 12.15-2.45pm (Sun -9pm) Sat 5-10.45pm

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The panelled walls and chandeliers of Simpson’s Grand Divan would still be familiar to the long list of former patrons (including George Bernard Shaw and Benjamin Disraeli) who have dined here since it opened in 1828. These days, the restaurant is a magnet for snap-happy tourists who forgive the rather uncomfortable seating as they wallow in their make-believe world of Jeeves and Wooster novel. The quaintly named ‘bill of fare’ specialises in classics such as oxtail faggots, steak and kidney pudding, beef Wellington and plum cobbler – though one diner advises, ‘keep the bread rolls to a minimum and dive straight into the best roast beef you will ever eat’, aged for 28 days and carved from a silver-domed trolley. Great breakfasts, too. On the downside, prices are steep and service isn’t always top drawer.

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  1. Simpson's-in-the-Strand

    100 Strand, London WC2R 0EW
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    OrientalGo­urmand

    One of good places for a London tour

        (14)

     
    • Food & Drink: 6
    • Service: 7
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 5

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  2. Simpson's-in-the-Strand

    100 Strand, London WC2R 0EW
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    Thomas D.
        (4)

     
    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 4
    • Value: 7

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  3. Simpson's-in-the-Strand

    100 Strand, London WC2R 0EW
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    Alan P.
        (1)
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 5
    • Service: 3
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 3

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  4. Simpson's-in-the-Strand

    100 Strand, London WC2R 0EW
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    TeddyBearE­dward
        (3)

     
    • Food & Drink: 2
    • Service: 1
    • Atmosphere: 1
    • Value: 1

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  5. Simpson's-in-the-Strand

    100 Strand, London WC2R 0EW
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    Liz G.
      Gold Reviewer  (24)

     
    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 7

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  6. Simpson's-in-the-Strand

    100 Strand, London WC2R 0EW
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    Pat M.
        (1)

     
    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 3
    • Atmosphere: 5
    • Value: 6

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  7. Simpson's-in-the-Strand

    100 Strand, London WC2R 0EW
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    Continental Diner
      Platinum Reviewer  (110)

     
    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 8

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  1. Published : Wednesday, 14th November 2012

    SamTheFoodFan :: Simpsons-in-the-Strand

    The end of last week saw another 'end of project' celebratory lunch. I'm not normally this lucky to have two business lunches in one week, but it’s been a long hard slog, so more than deserved I think! Simpsons-in-the-Strand is a British institution. It was opened in 1828 as a chess club and coffeehouse - what Wimbledon is to tennis, Simpson’s is to chess - and only opened its doors to women as recently as 1984. The restaurant was the first to wheel large joints of beef and lamb in on a trolley to the table and carve it there to avoid disturbing the chess players. A tradition they still carry out today. It is a glorious room, all wood panelling, oil paintings and plush carpets. The waiters are all dressed in dickie bows and it’s all very old school...
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Essential Details for Simpson's-in-the-Strand

  • Cuisine: British
  • Area: Covent Garden
  • Price: £69.00
  • Wine: £25.00
  • Champagne: £55.00
  • Lunch: £25/30 (2/3 courses)

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