Smollensky's on the Strand

105 Strand , London, WC2R 0AA

Smollensky's on the Strand

SquareMeal Review of Smollensky's on the Strand

Smollensky's on the Strand closed permanently on 18 May 2018

Pulling in the punters for more than two decades, this stalwart on the Strand has a relaxed vibe & cheery, accommodating staff. The surprisingly light basement space is smartly decked out, with a large bar area that’s a popular choice for birthday bashes & leaving dos. A menu of familiar US favourites – think prime steaks, ribs and burgers – is supplemented by lighter salads as well as indulgent desserts such as Smollensky's famous peanut butter cheesecake. Drinks scour the globe for a hotchpotch of cocktails, wines & big-brand beers, so check the daily happy-hour deals (5-9.30pm). Kid's can enjoy a special kids’ menu, while the grown-ups can enjoy live music from 5-8pm Monday-Wednesday. 

Smollensky's on the Strand Location

105 Strand , London WC2R 0AA

Opening times

Mon-Wed 4pm–11pm (Thurs -12M Fri -1am)

Smollensky's on the Strand's Reviews


Food & Drink: 7.6


Service: 7.9


Atmosphere: 7.4


Value: 7.5


Food + drink: 3

Service: 4

Atmosphere: 3

Value: 3

03 September 2017

It's different from what I previously experienced for an evening meal. We booked an early table for lunch but the place was empty on a Sunday. The selection was food was reasonable but I questioned whether the kids 'fish fingers' were actually fresh, regardless of the fact they were made. Glad the kids didn't eat them. Otherwise the rest of the food order was reasonable (it was definitely better before). Nonetheless, the waitress was extremely pleasant and very accommodating to allow us to get a birthday cake out for a child. All in all, just ok.


Food + drink: 2

Service: 1

Atmosphere: 3

Value: 1

04 August 2016

3 staff cannot cope with a restaurant full of people- disappointing pre- theatre experience. From being sat at a table we were forgotten - had to attract attention, waited over 40mins for food, no time for dessert, fries were cold, when they were eventually returned I had finished my burger- and I had to chase for this. In the time we were two other couples left as either no--one had been to them or their food hadn't arrived in time.


Food + drink: 4

Service: 4

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 4

21 June 2016

My boss had a business meeting here. Nice restaurant with excellent service and food