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Smollensky's on the Strand

) #5,656 of 18,171 Restaurants in London $$ - $$$ American, British,
105 The Strand, London WC2R 0AA, England
+44 20 7497 2101
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good31%
  • Average21%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible13%
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Open Now
16:00 - 23:30All hours
CUISINES
American, British, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
105 The Strand, London WC2R 0AA, England
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1 - 10 of 793 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The title says it all! The service at this restaurant was phenomenal. Daniel and his team where just the best and catered to our every need. The menu appeared pretty decent too and seemed great for its value too. However, the consensus was that it...More

Thank Oyin O
WAB-Group, Manager at Smollensky's on the Strand, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi and thanks for your review - I will make sure that Daniel gets a big thank you from me for making sure you had a good time. I will also, pass your feedback on to our Kitchen Team, we really value the feedback and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Smollensky's before a theatre visit as my wife and daughters had been there 2 weeks earlier and had said how good it was (I had already made a different booking but cancelled it to come here), oh how wrong that turned out to...More

Thank villaladies
Smollenskys, Manager at Smollensky's on the Strand, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi and thank you for taking the time to write this review - good and bad reviews help us to look at our service and standards and make sure we give you a great day (or night!) out. It really does look like we didn’t...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in my a bit to eat. Thought it quite for a Saturday afternoon. Had steak and chips. It was nice but I think it was over priced

Thank munchcorn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I walked up and down the Strand late on a Sunday afternoon looking for a place to get a drink and a small meal before going to Charing Cross Station, but all of the pubs were standing room only. We found Smollensky's...More

Thank Paul L
Smollenskys, Manager at Smollensky's on the Strand, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi and thanks for taking the time to write a review- you may have caught us at a quiet time as on Sundays, there are not usually any shows (even actors deserve a day off!) and we are in the heart of Theatre Land. Great...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Smollenskys and it was not good or bad. the place was average. Food was okay, drinks were okay. Service was quite good with attentitive staff. Would visit again as it met our expections and did what we needed.More

Thank Josie C
Smollenskys, Manager at Smollensky's on the Strand, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi and thanks for your review - we are very fairly priced for the area, hopefully you enjoyed the cocktails as some are good fun! It is also nice to read that the staff were attentive, they are a lovely Team and really do try...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked to celebrate my 21st birthday on a Friday night. The restaurant was fairly quiet and the service was unacceptably slow - when the waitresses gave us drinks/food they did not check to see if we wanted anything else. The food was mediocre. When I...More

1  Thank Hannah M
Smollenskys, Manager at Smollensky's on the Strand, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi and thanks for your review - it does look like from what you say here that you didn’t get us at our very best! Yes if you book your event for your birthday and we have had your details for six weeks in advance...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent restaurant, we had burgers and dessert and were not disappointed. From the outside you would walk past. Only niggle was bottled beers and cider were a little expensive, but you are given a large jug of iced water with lemon.

Thank Jane S
Smollenskys, Manager at Smollensky's on the Strand, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi and thanks for your review. Great to hear you enjoyed the burgers and the desserts. Did you try the cheesecake…it is delicious! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food in this place was amazing - exactly what I love. The price is also very fair. I think they had the loveliest group of staff I have ever been catered for by in a restaurant, our main waitress was Kay who could not...More

Thank Kimberleysarahsmart
Smollenskys, Manager at Smollensky's on the Strand, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi and thanks for your review - great to hear you had such a great visit with us! Great to read that Kay looked after you too, it’s GREAT to read that the team looked after you so well. We look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked to celebrate our Sons graduation and were really pleased with everything. The food was exceptional and the service even better. Thank you to Danny and Alex for making a great day even more special. We stayed in the bar area after our meal...More

Thank Joanne B
Smollenskys, Manager at Smollensky's on the Strand, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Firstly - congratulations to your son and secondly, thank you so much for such a nice review! I will make sure I treat Danny and Alex to a cocktail…perhaps two the next time I visit them! We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wandered in here thinking about having dinner and a drink before going to a show down the road. They were extremely busy and the dining area full. The bartender was very helpful, apologetic and obviously rushed off his feet. We had one drink and decided...More

Thank makxberr
Smollenskys, Manager at Smollensky's on the Strand, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi and thanks for your review, looks like you caught us on a busy night! If you should decide to visit us again, do let us know and I will make sure you have a booked table in the restaurant and are well looked after…I...More

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Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude
of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or
simply to be among the multitude of people who pass
through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking
up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around
Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the
opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters
here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated
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jblank23
13 November 2015|
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Response from whitwickboy | Reviewed this property |
the food and atmosphere at this place is brilliant. As far as seeing the fireworks is concerned..... Smollenskys is under ground and a wonderful place but how the f** k you can see fireworks beats me haha
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$17 - US$46
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:30
Monday
16:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
16:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
16:00 - 23:30
Thursday
16:00 - 23:30
Friday
16:00 - 01:00
Saturday
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 The Strand, London WC2R 0AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7497 2101
  • E-mail
Description
A London institution for over 20 years, Smollenskys on the Strand is situated in the heart of the West End - the perfect stop off after a hard days shopping around Covent Garden, visiting the open air cinema at Somerset House, a trip to the London Transport Museum or The Royal Opera House, are all around the corner.
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