Notices in the Strand

The place to keep up with the latest from Simpson’s in the Strand – news, events, recipes and regular dispatches from the glorious world of gastronomy.

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Tips for the Perfect Easter Lamb

Find out our Master Cook's top tips for cooking the perfect lamb roast this Easter weekend.


Canada’s best kept secret – the Toronto cocktail

A variation of the beloved Old Fashioned, but not quite as well known, this delicious drink combines Canadian whisky with Italian Fernet-Branca to create the perfect warming winter cocktail.


World Gin Day at Simpson's

Celebrate this World Gin Day with one of the exclusive cocktails the Knight's Bar team has created in collaboration with Whitley Neil gin.


Pie Week at Simpson's in the Strand

In March we celebrated National Pie Week, delving into the delicious history of one of the most loved dishes in British food.


Creamed Chicken and Ham Hock Pudding Pie

Simpson's Master Cook shares this delicious recipe for you to make at home.


Exploring Award Winning British Wine

We explore what makes award-winning Ridgeview wines the perfect choice to serve at Simpson's.


Introducing our New Artist in Residence: Zoom Rockman

Meet Simpson's in the Strand's newest Artist in Residence, 18 year old British satirical cartoonist Zoom Rockman.


Meat Carving Masterclass

Master the art of carving and indulge in a delicious meal in this unique masterclass.


Beer with Dinner?

We’re excited to launch our very own Pale Dinner Ale, created exclusively for Simpson’s by Ilkley, a small batch Yorkshire brewery that specialises in old style beers.


A Restoration 189 Years in the Making

For the first time since 1903, Simpson’s closed in April 2017 for a respectful restoration of the original interiors, beginning an exciting new chapter in the history of one of London’s oldest restaurants.


Ridgeview - Celebrating English Sparkling Wine

We’re pleased to announce a very special partnership with Ridgeview, an award-winning family owned company dedicated to the production of the highest quality sparkling wine.

Stories in the Strand

Home of chess

Chess has always been a treasured part of our heritage. We were once renowned for hosting matches between rival London coffee houses. One of the most famous matches took place in 1851 between Adolf Anderssen and Lionel Kieseritzky, a game so tense that it had everyone on the edge of their seats!