This world famous venue offers two restaurants: the Grand Divan, serving traditional British food and specialising in roast beef and lamb and Simply Simpson's serving Modern British eclectic dishes.
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100 The StrandLondonWC2R 0EW
- Catering Facilities
- Set price menu
- Theatre menu
I first went here 20 years ago on my first trip to London, and went back because I loved it then. I was not disappointed this time. My wife had her favorite dish in the whole world, beef wellington, and said it was the best she has ever had, and I had to have the carved roast beef, so good! Old classic and cool!more
I was given a very thoughtful gift from my parents of a carving course at Simpson's, which was a morning of teaching followed by carving roast for your guests at Sunday lunch. My dad did the course about 15 years ago and loved it so it was a really sweet gesture.
Unfortunately, things have changed in 15 years. When I was having lunch after, my dad wanted to go over techniques and tricks and...more
If you are looking for true traditional British fare this is your place. They are famous for their table carved beef and lamb. We both chose the beef which came with cooked spinach, roasted potatoes and Yorkshire pudding. All were done well but in typical English fashion done without and "flair".
The atmosphere was out of a time machine. The pianist played every cliche song imaginable and the...more
A beautifully elegant British dining experience. This is how I imagine old world posh London was.
We went as the finale of our own Sherlock Holmes walking tour (Sherlock's favourite restaurant don't you know?) and it was a lovely way to end the day.
We were slightly early for our table so we treated ourselves to cocktails in the bar. It's not cheap at £12.50 per cocktail but they were...more
I read that Charles Darwin and Benjamin Disreali enjoyed frequenting Simpsons in their day. The meal is traditional British and not much has changed since the mid 19th century. The establishment sticks to its British roots with the focus on the 28 day aged scottish beef roast. A chef wheels out a huge rib roast on a cart and carves you slices right then and there. Paired with yorkshire...more