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Smollensky's on the Strand

) #6,873 of 17,848 Restaurants in London ££ - £££ American, British, Bar
105 The Strand, London WC2R 0AA, England
+44 20 7497 2101
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good28%
  • Average21%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible13%
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American, British, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
105 The Strand, London WC2R 0AA, England
Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on 25th April at 7pm. The front door gave me a splinter causing my finger to bleed. When I approached the female bar staff to tell her what happened and ask for a plaster, she gave me a filthy look and just handed over...More

2  Thank Debbie H
Smollenskys, Manager at Smollensky's on the Strand, responded to this review

Hi Debbie, Thanks for taking the time to write your review - what a disappointing visit, especially as you would have left without trying one of our great cocktails! It would be great to talk to you more about your visit as this definitely falls...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found the facilities, service, snacks and drinks to be excellent. My booking was only for a Saturday afternoon, but I've been there before at someone else's party in the evening, and both times were really enjoyable.

Thank Lynn C
Smollenskys, Manager at Smollensky's on the Strand, responded to this review

Hi Lynn, Thanks for your review - great to hear that you have visited us before too! We look forward to seeing you again and thanks for taking the time to add your review.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perhaps they were having an off day, or possibly the fact that we were dining late afternoon/early evening when they were quiet, but I was left feeling uninspired by this visit. I've eaten here many many times over the last 20 years, and in the...More

1  Thank RoadTripBunny
Smollenskys, Manager at Smollensky's on the Strand, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to write this review, it was great to read you have been a regular visitor and I do hope that the lack of Onion rings in particular won’t deter you from joining us again soon! It would be good...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First visit to Smollensky's on The Strand. Staff were very friendly and charming. No Guinness, so I opted for Old Mout (as in fruit) Cider, which was a very refreshing drink. Food was simple and well presented - 2 of My Sisters enjoyed the prosecco!

Thank Hugh G
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Passed this place so so many times.and my friend is gluton.and on the menu they had gluton free burger buns.and no onion in the burgers .well the smile on her face while she was eating.i had the burger as well realy realy nice.chips were hot.other...More

1  Thank levanaEssex
Smollenskys, Manager at Smollensky's on the Strand, responded to this review

Hi levanaEssex, It's fantastic to hear you enjoyed your visit - we always do our best to accommodate dietary requirements so I'm glad that your friend was impressed with her meal! We look forward to welcoming you back to try some drinks soon. Thanks, Charlotte

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

It looks great on arrival and the guy behind the bar was attentive and helpful. There are 2 cocktails for £10 which sounds great but the glasses are half empty and we aren't given the prosecco shot with our porn star martini. When challenged we...More

1  Thank Debs2donut
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Went using a Bookatable deal (3courses and prosecco for £25) had a really warm welcome from Danny from the moment we walked in. Loved the simple decor but most importantly the steak...oh...my.....gosh! It was so thick and full of flavour with none of those fatty...More

Thank Sali M
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Really good evening. Food was good as usual and the waiter funny and attentive. Beers were ok, better range on draught would be an improvement but couldn't fault it otherwise. Will certainly come back.

Thank freethrow224
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Just to say we had a really great night mixing cocktails and eating. Alex looked after us really well, he was very flexible and charming throughout. Would definitely book again

Thank andrewsrichards
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We were underwhelmed from the moment we got to our table. First of all, we arrived early on a Saturday lunchtime and there were only two tables in use. We were seated right in front of one of those tables - a little distance would...More

1  Thank RubyCurry
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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Anyone ever been to the New Years Eve party at Smollensky's? Just curious how the food and atmosphere is and if you can see the fireworks live or if they show on a screen?
14 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
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$45
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 01:00
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
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.