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Smollensky's on the Strand

$$ - $$$
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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105 The Strand, London WC2R 0AA, England
+44 20 7497 2101
16:00 - 23:30
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 23:30
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 23:30
Fri 16:00 - 01:00
Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited this restaurant recently as it offered a good pre-theatre menu. Booked our table for 5.30pm to allow us plenty of time to eat before our 7.30pm show at the Savoy theatre which is located a couple of doors down. We ordered our food at 5.45 and by 6.45 it still hadn't arrived. We were becoming fairly stressed as... More 

Thank thisgirl_1986
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really did not have a good experience here. We booked a table for 6pm before heading to the theatre. It took a long time to get the waiters attention for a drink. But once he arrived we ordered straight away. After 40 minutes we asked about our food and was told that there had been a problem in the kitchen... More 

Thank Charlie K
Basildon, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked through OpenTable but they didn't have my booking. Luckily I had the confirmation e mail. Had the fillet steak which was lovely and so were the fries. The peanut butter cheesecake is to die for. 12.5% service charge is automatically added to the bill, so didn't leave anything extra.

Thank Jinkies2013
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the restaurant before the theatre so time was quite tight. The food was quick, hot and tasty but best of all was the service that we received from our server Jerry. He was an absolute delight and we will definately return.

Thank Suzie A
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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510 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a really pleasant dinner here last week. Easy to find on The Strand, Smollensky's is a bar and restaurant serving American style food. The décor is modern, spacious and comfortable. We visited on a Tuesday evening and the atmosphere was very relaxed, with a piano player to set the mood. The friendly and helpful staff were faultless, and... More 

1 Thank LeeStJohn
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed the cocktails and the food here. It was a birthday celebration and our waiter had arranged balloons on the table. Great friendly service with good quality food. All age ranges were happy.

Thank Fiona G
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had excellent service from our waiter - he was very patient, allowing us to take our time chatting while we chose our meals. The food was served very promptly and it was delicious! Our steaks were cooked well and our prosecco was served in frozen glasses which we loved. The pianist who was playing was great as well and... More 

1 Thank Katherine D
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

visited here for family treat and pre theatre meal very good meal and helpful staff highly recommended

1 Thank chrisc584
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Clearly understaffed. Drinks took a very long time to come. Had to ask to order food which then took 40 minutes to come and was incorrect. After speaking to our waiter he got two meals freshly made which was fine. One meal then came up before the other two which meant one person had finished before the other two had... More 

Thank Jessica P
Dover, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the post theatre menu which, for London, was very reasonably priced, although beware the"optional" 12.5% service charge which bumps up the bill). I had steak for an additional £2.50 charge and it was pretty good. The service was good when we arrived but once we'd got our food we did have to attract their attention if we wanted... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$43
American, British, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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>  > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Neighbourhood: Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7497 2101
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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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 these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
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