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#215 of 869 American in London
#5,452 of 17,476 Restaurants in London


US$16 - US$37
American, British, Bar
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Reviewed 27 September 2021 via mobile

Terrible restaurant, nothing like the glamorous place that shared the same name of years gone by. Food cold, tiny portions absolutely abysmal. Avoid at all costs. Staff friendly, but doesn’t make up for the terrible atmosphere and food quality.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 13 February 2019

For lovers of Jazz, live music, contemporary venues and menu choices Smollensky's on the Strand IS the place to visit. Brilliant Sunday night hangout. FANTASTIC Location for birthday celebrations, get togethers or even just a family night out. If you are looking for somwhere "Trendy...and IN" to take overseas visitors to the UK, this is the place to visitMore

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 25 January 2019

I've been here a few times and the service has always been good. The food quality and portions were always good so it was shame to see this place go last year after being on The Strand for so many years. It was a nice...place to visit other than the standard chain restaurants in the areaMore

Date of visit: February 2018
Reviewed 30 July 2018

ive not eaten here in ages and the good news is,its not changed at all great steaks and cheesecake with friendly service.

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

We were surprised how limited the cocktail list is and bar could not make a dakari on request No bar snacks such as nuts or crisps available - only bar snacks which is not conducive to pre-dinner drinks Service was mixed and intermitent as opposed...to attentive. Left a personal belonging in the bar and returned to find the bar staff had thrown it in the bin, whilst the wrapping paper the item came in was still on the sofa where we sat... Not impressed for a cocktail bar in such a prime location on the Strand close to Simpson’s restaurant and the SavoyMore

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed 5 May 2018

Visited last night for a birthday meal with my family. My son had been before for a pre-theatre dinner and enjoyed it. Food was amazing and a bottle of Prosecco for free as it was my birthday! Definitely recommend this restaurant. Wish we could have...stayed longer as live music was just starting as we left, but we had a train to catch. I look forward to visiting again.More

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Visited with friends for dinner before seeing Dreamgirls. Pre ordered food so it was nice and quick and great value for the two course set menu! Would definitely visit again!

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

You can easily miss this place as all the magic takes place under ground level. I was looking for something to eat whilst waiting for a client. Everything I passed on the Strand was busy and then I saw the entrance to this place. A...quick look at the menu told me is was good value £12.95 2 courses(before 7pm) For a Saturday lunchtime is was quiet and I was shown to a table straightaway by friendly staff. It’s quite big inside and plenty of natural light. So to the food; I had the jack burger with fries and the peanut cheesecake. I’m glad I never went for the starter as well (16.95 3 courses) as the burger was fantastic and filling. Beautifully toasted bun and nice crispy fries. The cheesecake is rich and delicious. Finished up with a latte. Really great lunch. Don’t pass this place by. As other reviews have said, it’s perfect for pre theatre if you’re on the Strand. Thank you to Stella for looking after me.More

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Great experience .good music reasonably priced for London 2 course set menu until pleasant staff .lively atmosphere

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed 24 March 2018

We booked on line and had a cheery mail the day before to reassure all was set and to ask if we wanted a drink ready on arrival. Nice touch which wasn't followed through on arrival as we were met by the only lacklustre member...of the team who didn't read the blurb in the book so made no connection to the email conversation. However it was all great from there on because Stella was our appointed server and she was friendly, efficient and helpful. We had the Pornstar Martinis and the three course set menu - calamari, burgers and then a different pud each. Finished off with Cosmopolitans. All tasty and good sized portions. Very quiet for the Strand on a Saturday. All done in plenty of time for the theatre. Good job.More

Date of visit: March 2018
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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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Smollensky's on the Strand is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5