West End institution Simpson's-in-the-Strand is about to get a major facelift, courtesy of the Savoy. It's rare that you can get away with describing something as "iconic" and while Simpson's fits that bill, it's been clear that something extra was needed to bring the place back to its glory days.
The restaurant, which boasts the covetable, central location of 100 The Strand, as well as oak panelled walls and silver chandeliers, closed from April to allow for the refurbishment. Everything seems set to have a bit of a spruce up, with restored ceilings and soft furnishings heading for the Grand Divan dining room, all from Robert Angell Design International (also behind Marcus, Tredwells, Lime Wood and more).
In the kitchen will be new chef William Hemming and he'll be pulling together a mix of traditional and contemporary British dishes. Not to worry though, as they’ll be keeping their special 1840s carving trolleys for diners who prefer their roast beef served tableside. And if you’re in the mood to take something home with you, there’ll also be a shop in the restored tiled entranceway, including drinks and a healthy selection of British Cheeses.
The re-opening date is yet to be confirmed but we'll let you know as soon as we know more.
What: Simpsons on the Strand
Where: 100 Strand, London WC2R 0EW
When: Reopening Summer 2017
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