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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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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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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