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Tom's Kitchen Somerset House

Somerset House, London WC2R 1LA, England
+44 20 7845 4646
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good35%
  • Average19%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
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CUISINES
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
Somerset House, London WC2R 1LA, England
Neighbourhood: Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stumbled across this restaurant whilst in London for the weekend. The setting was outstanding, the building has so much history. The restaurant has a great atmosphere and although we were not booked in, we received a warm welcome. Food was excellent and we thoroughly...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I visited with my mum on a Saturday evening after going to a West End show. The location is perfect, situated in the beautiful and historic Somerset House. We arrived early for our booking and the bar was quite busy with only one bartender so...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting London from Boston Ma and our cousin (who lives in London) recommended we meet here for dinner. We had a fabulous time. Great food,atmosphere, and service. We had a female server who was attentive and hospitable. Another male server (i believe his...More

Thank JesOB
federicacopellino, Manager at Tom's Kitchen Somerset House, responded to this review

Dear JesOB, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Toms Kitchen in Somerset House. We are very pleased to hear that you and your family have enjoyed your experience with us. In addition,thank you for your lovely comments regarding the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went with my daughter who is vegeterian. She choose endive salad as a mains, which I almost went for. I have never seen anything as bad as this. 5-6 leaves with a few scattered walnuts and tiny ammount of soured cream! It canbe only...More

Thank Tava52
federicacopellino, Manager at Tom's Kitchen Somerset House, responded to this review

Dear Tava52, Thank you for taking the time to share you feedback about your recent visit at Tom's kitchen Somerset House. I would like to express my sincere apologies to you and your daughter for the disappointing meal you had. I have discussed your comments...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely setting for a special day. The food was excellent, we had the brunch, which was pre-ordered as we were a party of 12. Was well presented, tasty and good size portions. The setting was perfect, there was a bar on the terrace, which...More

Thank Sket
federicacopellino, Manager at Tom's Kitchen Somerset House, responded to this review

Dear Sket, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at Toms Kitchen Somerset House. We are very pleased to hear that you have enjoyed our Brunch menu. In addition, thank you for your lovely comments regarding the tasty food and the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My endive, blue cheese and walnut salad arrived without walnuts. My grilled asparagus with orzo pasta was one measly piece of asparagus split in half with over-cooked pasta. We were initially told by a nonchalant and rude manager "thats how the dish comes" then later...More

Thank Emerald2016
federicacopellino, Manager at Tom's Kitchen Somerset House, responded to this review

Dear Emerald2016, Thank you very much for taking the time share your feedback with us. I am sorry to hear about your recent experience at Tom's Kitchen Somerset House. I appreciated if you could please contact me directly at your earliest convenience as I would...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food. Nice airy surroundings. Professional friendly service. They have a nice touch of having small dishes if you are not up to a big main meal. I had a truffle dish and a lamb dish. The lamb dish was excellent. The truffle dish smelled...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

1st time in this restaurant. The food was excellent, good choice on the menu. Really good location. Somerset House looks stunning at night. Only slight criticism was that the cocktail I had didn't really taste like it had alcohol in, more like lime flavoured water....More

Thank SDGough
federicacopellino, Manager at Tom's Kitchen Somerset House, responded to this review

Dear SDGough, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your recent visit to Tom's Kitchen in Somerset House. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your first visit and found the meal to be excellent. I am sorry to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by Tom's Kitchen at Somerset House for lunch. I found the food well prepared, fresh and tasty. The service was good as well as the atmosphere. Comfortable, relaxing place for a delightful lunch.More

Thank Joe B
federicacopellino, Manager at Tom's Kitchen Somerset House, responded to this review

Dear Joe B, Thank you very much for your lovely feedback following your recent visit to Toms Kitchen in Somerset House. We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your lunch with us and found the experience to be comfortable and delightful. We will...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Modern English restaurant in the iconic setting of Somerset House. Good well prepared and presented food using local (English) seasonal produce were possible. Service very good. The only disappointment was the price and choice of wine. Not enough at a mid price range.More

Thank Steven H
federicacopellino, Manager at Tom's Kitchen Somerset House, responded to this review

Dear Steven H, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Toms Kitchen in Somerset House. We are very pleased to hear that you have enjoyed our seasonal menu and your experience with us. In addition, thank you for your feedback...More

Nearby
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized
lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is
not just considered the heart of this bustling London
hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this
esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as
well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most
popular cultural attractions including the National
Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to
...More
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NotBanjaxed
Is there a pre theatre menu?
3 April 2017|
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Response from federicacopellino | Property representative |
Dear NotBanjaxed, thank you very much for your message. Yes we do offer Express(for lunch) and pre-theatre menu (for dinner). Also if you are interested on our all day offers we do have :£25 menu 3 course meal including a... More
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markket73
What is the dress code
27 January 2017|
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Response from Mairead G | Property representative |
Dear Mark, Thank you for your question, all answers above are correct. Smart/Casual is ideal for our restaurant at Somerset House. Best wishes and look forward to having you dine Mairead
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$33
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Somerset House, London WC2R 1LA, England
  • Public Transportation: The nearest mainline rail stations are: Charing Cross, Waterloo and Blackfriars. The nearest underground stations are: Temple, Covent Garden, Charing Cross and Embankment. Buses servicing the Strand include numbers 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 77a, 91 and 176, while the River Bus Service can be taken to Embankment and Savoy piers.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Neighbourhood: Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7845 4646
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Description
Tom's Kitchen Somerset House includes a restaurant, a deli and a beautiful terrace, which during the summer months is one of London's most popular al fresco bars with views across the river. The restaurant is situated on the ground floor of the iconic Somerset House building, boasting three adjoining rooms. The modern British restaurant serves comfort food favourites in a relaxed and informal environment from lunch to dinner and brunch on weekends. The deli is the perfect place for busy food-lovers on the go, packed with tasty takeaway options for breakfast and lunch. Located in the beautiful surroundings of Somerset House, Tom's Kitchen Terrace offers an extensive cocktail and drinks list and bar snacks.