British classics perfected since 1828
Our unique culinary story is a tale of traditions upheld, undiluted by the tide of time over two centuries. Today, Simpson's in the Strand offers a landmark London dining experience. We look forward to welcoming you.Make a reservation
It all began in 1828
In 1828, The Grand Cigar Divan opened as a chess club and coffee house at 100 Strand. Chess has been woven into the fabric of the Simpson’s story ever since.
We only work with the best
Our proudly British heritage can be traced back to one of our earliest Master Cooks, Thomas Davey. His insistence on the best of British extended to using the term 'Bill of Fare' in place of 'menu'
Sherlock Holmes was a regular
Simpson's was a great favourite of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle... and his greatest literary creation. Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson dine with us in both The Dying Detective and the Illustrious Client.
Treat your loved ones - or yourself - to one of our iconic carving masterclasses. Learn how to carve meat with tips and demonstrations from our master carvers, and enjoy a traditional three-course meal where you can bring your own guests and carve for them.Find out more