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
Three stars, that got you looking. The room is classic. It is the classic restaurant serving the Sunday joint done up fancy. However, compared to the modern incarnations in the States like Lawrys and The Prime Rib, it pales in comparison. Live piano music in the background. The music was the right volume and tempo, but it was odd to hear "House of the Rising Sun" being played.
Charmingly dated, Simpson's is about as "classic London" as you can get, and I hope it never changes. There is something magical about walking into a dining room that once served Charles Dickens and hasn't changed much since.
While the menu is pricey, they are offering a Groupon which is an amazing deal: two courses per person and wine for £39 total. Your mains are either the roast beef or...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