The Cinnamon Club

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39 reviews

The Old Westminster Library, 30-32 Great Smith Street , London, SW1P 3BU

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020 7222 2555

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The Cinnamon Club Indian restaurant London Westminster
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The Cinnamon Club Indian restaurant London Westminster
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SquareMeal Review of The Cinnamon Club

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GOLD AWARD

SquareMeal London Hot 100 2018Despite expanding his ‘Cinnamon’ brand and his portfolio, Indian celeb chef Vivek Singh hasn’t taken his eye off the ball here in Westminster. Cinnamon Club remains the mothership and still hums with an influential hotchpotch of politicians, lobbyists, hacks and opinion formers.

A recent refurb improved the interiors while still referencing the grand old library premises, and Singh’s authentic but contemporary cooking remains consistently delicious. This is modern Indian dining at its best and readers love it: “faultless food, never disappoints”, cheers one fan. We’re also enamoured of the “wonderful setting and stunning flavours” and have enjoyed countless hits, from tandoori octopus with fennel salad to fenugreek-infused roast cod with curry leaf and lime crumble.

Textures and contrasts also make an impact: seared sea bass comes with luscious red lentils, coconut ginger sauce and crisp puffed buckwheat, roast saddle of lamb has saffron sauce and pickled root vegetables for company, and rice vermicelli partners wild king prawns flavoured with mango and coriander. To finish, France meets India in irresistible desserts such as lemon and ginger brûlée with masala-spiced sablé biscuits. The fact that sommeliers are on hand to guide diners through the wine list says a great deal about this supremely accomplished Indian destination.

Telephone offers from The Cinnamon Club

Free £50 voucher

From: 13 December 2018

To: 31 December 2018

Max:

The Cinnamon Club is offering guests who dine with them this December a £50 voucher to return with in January. Available on all menus, inclusive of dedicated vegan tasting menu.

*£50 voucher collected when dining in December, only redeemable for month of January 2019.

The Cinnamon Club Location

The Old Westminster Library, 30-32 Great Smith Street , London SW1P 3BU

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020 7222 2555

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Private Dining

The Cinnamon Club Private Dining Room
The Cinnamon Club Private Dining Room
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Cinnamon Club restaurant London

The private dining room occupies the old Reading Room of the former library, and is located adjacent to the Main Dining Room and has similar grandeur, marked out by luxurious, heavy blue drapes and attractive duck-egg blue walls. Glass panelling separates the two rooms, which allows privacy whilst at the same time retaining the feel of the restaurant.  Ideal for either sit-down meals for up to 60 or standing canapé receptions for more.

Overlooking the main dining room, the Gallery offers guests a private area within the restaurant itself. Set above the main dining room, this eyrie benefits fully from the ambience and 'buzz' of the main restaurant below. The room is ideal for a range of informal events such as birthday, anniversaries, team celebrations, networking events and gastronomic receptions – from 12 to 32 (seated). One of our hiddengem favourites.

The Library Bar is the original Reading room in the old Westminster Library, and the room retains a relaxed atmosphere. The room is also available for private dining events at lunchtime and is ideal for smaller, more formal corporate lunches. Seating capacity 24 or 50 (reception-style).

Their award winning canapé, bowl food and range of set menus give you a range of options to choose from, so your guests can experience classic Cinnamon Club dishes like roast loin of Oisin red deer with black stone flower or Roast Gressingham duck breast with sesame tamarind chutney. Speciality cocktails and a beautifully selected wine list complete a very special private dining experience.

The Reading Room Capacity: 60
The Gallery Capacity: 32
The Library Bar Capacity: 24

The Cinnamon Club's Reviews

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Food & Drink: 8.3

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Service: 6.9

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Atmosphere: 7.1

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Value: 6.7

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Food + drink: 1

Service: 1

Atmosphere: 1

Value: 0

04 December 2016

I think this restaurant has been dining out on Square Meal's high rating for a long time. I booked a table for my wife's birthday. I booked several weeks ago. We waited 7 minutes at the host stand to be seen to. They had no record of the reservation. There was no apology, no attempt to find out why the booking wasn't there. They didn't even want to take our Square Meal reference number. My wife had to insist. The food: - not very tasty. The ingredients were not very fresh. The best example was my lamb which I had for the main course. It must have been prepared from frozen. The texture was like meatloaf. - The portions were very small which made the cafeteria-like presentation of all five of the dishes we ordered even more noticeable. - The decor and staff uniforms looked very shoddy and worn out. I certainly get a more high-end quality feel from the local Indian restaurant I go to in Ealing. This was very disappointing. We went to The Cinnamon Club when it opened and were very impressed. We will not be going there again.

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Food + drink: 5

Service: 5

Atmosphere: 5

Value: 4

23 May 2016

Having used the venue to both business and personal dinners I found the staff to be extremely accommodating on both occasions making each one a delightful experience. The food was outstanding and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for that something special.

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Food + drink: 5

Service: 1

Atmosphere: 3

Value: 2

07 December 2015

Having booked The Cinnamon Club for others since its inception, I was delighted to have the opportunity to lunch there with a group of friends last week. All four of us selected food from the set menu, along with four side dishes. Without doubt, the food was delicious, however, the service was extremely disappointing. Once shown to our table, the maitre d' greeted me warmly with a friendly handshake, which contrasted the slightly disdainful welcome I received from the front-of-house staff. We had a lengthy wait before ordering our wine, which was stored away from our table and out of our reach, which resulted in us having empty glasses. Two of our side dishes never arrived, and when this was pointed out to our waiter as he came to collect our empty plates, he asked if we still wanted them. We declined and were extremely frustrated when the two missing side dishes were included on the bill. When I pointed out my disappointment to the maitre d' his apology was accompanied with the bizarre explanation that it was December - the inference being that this was a reason for sub-standard service. Despite the lovely setting and beautiful food, I will continue to simply book The Cinnamon Club for others rather than myself.

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