Fodor's Expert Review Simpson's in the Strand

$$$ Covent Garden British Fodor's Choice

Head straight for the 30-day roast rib of Scottish beef and Yorkshire puddings carved table-side at this magnificent 1848 oak-paneled dining institution on the Strand. Originally a Victorian cigar lounge, a coffeehouse, and later a famed chess venue (known as the Grand Cigar Divan), it was once frequented by the likes of Charles Dickens and Vincent van Gogh. Even today it's impossible not to be impressed by the huge roasts from the bill of fare served amid the historic splendor of High Victorian chandeliers and ornate plasterwork.

British Historical Romantic Service Sophisticated Prix-Fixe Lunch Dinner Pre-Theater Dessert $$$ LGBT Fodor's Choice Family Best Bet

Quick Facts

100 Strand
London, Greater London  WC2R 0EW, England

- 020 - 7420–2111 - restaurant reservations only

Known For:
  • One of the city's grandest and most historic taverns
  • Traditional Sunday roasts with Yorkshire pudding and all the trimmings
  • Roast Welsh lamb and Scottish beef served from the famous silver-domed carving trolley
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Reservations essential

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