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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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.


Creamed Chicken and Ham Hock Pudding Pie

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

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!