Smollenskys The Strand

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Description

Located on the iconic Strand, close to Trafalgar Square and the West End Theatres, Smollensky's is a vibrant and popular restaurant and bar venue that is perfect for a celebration, a drink after work or a bite to eat before catching a show. The cosmopolitan dining room features expansive floor-to-ceiling windows and a chic bar. Serving a refined selection of American and international dishes, the Smollensky’s menu offers hearty steaks and burgers, as well as carefully crafted signature main courses. Lighter bites include calamari, and chicken skewers, whilst richer flavours include Cajun spiced half roasted chicken and classic fish & chips! The family-friendly restaurant allows children until 9pm.

Smollensky's lively bar runs a daily happy hour between 4-11pm with live entertainment on Thursdays and Fridays.

Located just a few minutes’ walk from Covent Garden, Charing Cross and Temple tube stations, Smollensky’s is easily accessible and has something for everyone!

Info

No Door Charge
Booking required
Happily Affordable ££
Embankment
18 (not permitted after 9pm)
Disabled Toilets
None

Hours

Day Open Close Notes
16:00 01:00
16:00 01:00
16:00 01:00
16:00 01:00
12:00 01:00
12:00 01:00
12:00 23:30

Location

Smollenskys The Strand
105 The Strand, London, WC2R 0AA

Area:
Central London

Nearest station:
Charing Cross (Tube)
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Menus

Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £4.65
Pint of Real Ale £5.45
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £4.50
Bottle of Cider (568ml) £5.35
Cocktail £8.00
Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer) £8.70
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £5.50
Bottle of House Wine £16.00
Bottle of Champagne £65.00
Jaeger Bomb £4.95

Menus

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This venue serves Grill and American food.

A word from the chef:
Although their menu contains mainly American dishes, Smollensky's also offers dishes from around the world, making sure that there is something for everyone.

Our Review

Smollensky's on The Strand - London Restaurant Review

Smollensky's on The Strand - London Restaurant Review

Bottomless bubbles are usually something only enjoyed on a weekend with brunch, but Smollensky’s on The Strand is throwing the rule book out of the window. Revolutionising the afterwork drinking game, the spot is offering unlimited prosecco from...

Read our full Smollensky's on The Strand - London Restaurant Review review

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Seated
Capacity
Standing
Cost Min spend
Midweek*
Min spend
Weekend*
Semi Private Mezzanine Private Room 60 80 From £100 From £250
Venue Venue Hire 200 400 From £5000 From £7500
* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Lovely , great value pre theatre lunch accompanied by bottomless prosecco. Only criticism is no lift for disabled guests, although a member of staff did ring us beforehand to inform us of this and offered help . Will definitely visit again if in the area . Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2018-01-13
by on January 14th, 2018
4

Staff were not over friendly. Asked for a kids menu, were looked at liked we asked for a love chicken. Waitress stood a the top of our table of 8 and expected us to shout out orders up the table. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2018-01-12
by on January 13th, 2018
2

Very enjoyable pre-theatre meal. Food and staff were lovely. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2018-01-02
by on January 4th, 2018
5

Great meal! Lovely atmosphere. Thoroughly enjoyed. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-12-12
by on January 3rd, 2018
4

I booked online for 5.30pm 1/1/18 - arrived at 5.15pm to find restaurant closed. It would be useful for your online booking system to know when the restaurant is shut and to advise the customer at time of booking. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2018-01-01
by on January 2nd, 2018
1

Great food and lovely vibe! Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-12-31
by on January 2nd, 2018
5

Good food, decent prices, fast service, what more could you want! Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-12-31
by on January 1st, 2018
5

Great place.Nice ambience-good music &good food.Good value set menu too. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-12-30
by on December 31st, 2017
5

My partner had been to Smollenskys many years ago and remembered it as a live music venu Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-12-17
by on December 29th, 2017
2

Great food and a lovely atmosphere. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-12-28
by on December 29th, 2017
5

Pretty poor value for money with very little atmosphere. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-12-22
by on December 28th, 2017
2

It was awesome nice venue but terrible selection of white wine. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-12-27
by on December 28th, 2017
5

The soup was warm , we had to send 6 soups back to the kitchen , staff didn't tell us about the prosecco promotion , only that we made a fuss that we got it discounted , They automatically add service charge on which we took off as service was very poor . Will not be returning . Also we refused to pay upfront for the food , please check your bill when you go to this place . Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-12-22
by on December 27th, 2017
1

Service was great. Xmas Menu Food was average. Had to complain that main meal was dry & cold. Only 2 pieces of Venison in dry pastry. Manager dealt with complaint immediately. I would go again for a meal in the new year Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-12-22
by on December 23rd, 2017
4

A great place, we had drinks while waiting for our family and the bar service was fantastic, very welcoming, the food was great, a good choice and very tasty, thank you for making my daughters 21st even more special Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-12-22
by on December 23rd, 2017
5

Excellent food& lovely atmosphere! X Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-12-21
by on December 22nd, 2017
5

Great venue for a large bunch of noisy kids but the adults experience was average to poor. Service friendly but not very thorough. Missed details and my burger was beyond underwhelming. Over cooked Burger, bun, slice of cheese and x1 piece of bacon (added after i had returned it as no bacon as requested). No sauce, no lettuce, no tomato, no love! For £10??? Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-12-21
by on December 22nd, 2017
3

Very poor service.. when asked a waitress about our order being wrong she replied I don’t wait your table.. have to speak to someone else. Chicken was very dry, steak not much better. Will not be returning Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-12-21
by on December 22nd, 2017
1

Poor dining experience. Calamari was chewy, steak was fine but fries were lukewarm as though they had been cooked 10 minutes before the steak. The waitress forgot to bring our dessert and I had to find a staff member to get Ketchup. Disappointing experience and now understand why Smollensky's has such bad reviews. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-12-21
by on December 22nd, 2017
2

Excellent food, quick and efficient service, great work Christmas meal experience! Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-12-14
by on December 19th, 2017
5

Very good, cheerful service. Good food .... and they changed the music for us 50 year olds! Just a shame it wasn't busier Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-12-16
by on December 18th, 2017
3

The staff were very friendly and helpful. It was a nice surprise to receive a bottle of prosecco. However the restaurant was very noisy with very loud music which made it difficult to talk during our meal. Also, people in our group who chose the fish main course had to send their meals back as the food was cold. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-12-15
by on December 18th, 2017
3

Food was poor; I did ask for a very rare ribeye steak but the steak was cold and the fat on the ribeye not rendered down so it could not run through the meat. The fries were also lukewarm. The side order of coleslaw was made with what appeared to be a very cheap, glutinous mayonnaise. Also the service was amateurish with wrong items, e.g. alcoholic rather than non alcoholic beer brought to the table. I am unlikely to return. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-12-13
by on December 14th, 2017
2

Drinks: Good. Service speedy. Tab balance info good. Music: Not good. No strong theme and speaker sound not well defined. Ambience: Not busy enough on tuesday so lacked atmosphere but overall interior comfortable, cheerful, welcoming. Some graphic elements need refreshing. Staff: Helpful, professional, but need some dress code identity, some matching details? Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-12-12
by on December 13th, 2017
3

I spoke with the manager and he is aware of the constructive criticism I gave him - he said he would check into it and come back to me. He hasn't as yet come back to me. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-12-10
by on December 13th, 2017
1

Good Morning. The venue was great, unfortunately the portion size was a little bit small. some of us had to get further foods on the way home. I was disappointed with the cheese as it was an extremely small slither! There should also have been more bar staff. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-12-08
by on December 12th, 2017
4

Absolutely perfect service, very easy to book it and they were very accommodating; even with last minute changes! The food was incredible and you can't argue with bottomless prosecco! Thanks all involved! Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-12-01
by on December 11th, 2017
5

The food was good. The restaurant is good. However it was very quiet, despite which it took 2.5 hours for us to have a 3 course meal. Service was fine - it was just very slow. I don't know if that was the kitchens fault. And the 12.5% service charge in view of this was never going to be paid. Sorry. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-12-10
by on December 11th, 2017
3

Food was really nice. Cocktails great. Our waitress very good and friendly. The place needs a spouse up. Lick of paint etc. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-12-09
by on December 10th, 2017
4

Food was really nice. Cocktails great. Our waitress very good and friendly. The place needs a spouse up. Lick of paint etc. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-12-09
by on December 10th, 2017
4

Had a fab evening last night. Food was lovely and was great listening to the Christmas songs sung by the musicians Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-12-09
by on December 10th, 2017
5

Very enjoyable and great prices Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-12-09
by on December 10th, 2017
5

The Christmas Meal was very disappointing. The Brussels were so hard impossible to eat. The baked potatoes over salted. The wings I ordered were so spicy from chilli I could not finish them. The ribs my friends and I ordered delicious, and all desserts same. The waiter fantastic he was super efficient. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-12-06
by on December 7th, 2017
3

Nice selection of classic cocktails. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-12-02
by on December 3rd, 2017
4

My daughter two grand daughters and myself had a fabulous time the service and and food was brilliant we will defiantly be visiting again Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-12-02
by on December 3rd, 2017
5

Atmosphere was great. And very convenient location for theatres. Food very reasonably priced, and ‘nice’ rather than brilliant, not too much choice on the menu though. Cocktail we had was amazing! Would definitely go back again. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-12-02
by on December 3rd, 2017
4

Service unattentive and unacceptably poor, food was average, expensive and one of our orders was wrong. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-12-02
by on December 3rd, 2017
1

I enjoyed a Pre theatre two course menu with my two daughters. We were tight for time but with great service thoroughly enjoyed our well presented and delicious dishes. It was so lovely to have birthday balloons on the table in recognition of my birthday. Great atmosphere, swift efficient and friendly service and delicious food thank you veritable Smollenkys Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-11-29
by on November 30th, 2017
5

Food and drinks were great. Service was a bit delayed but very friendly. The only negative the food was that my steak was very thin for a rump steak. Overall for the evening was very enjoyable and the price was really reasonable Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-11-28
by on November 30th, 2017
4

The staff were really friendly and the food was excellent. I would definatley return! Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-11-28
by on November 29th, 2017
5

Excellent service, meal was lovely. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-11-25
by on November 26th, 2017
5

Very good service from the waitress. She worked very hard. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-11-25
by on November 26th, 2017
4

It was my first visit but I was not greatly impressed.The food was only average and the calamari arrived at the table too quickly to have been cooked freshly.The taste confirmed that impression.The service was ok but hardly warranted the 15% service charge.On the whole a disappointing experience. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-11-24
by on November 26th, 2017
2

The service and music was great, but the food was very mediocre. We would not recommend Smollenskys as a good place to eat. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-11-19
by on November 25th, 2017
3

Great place for a large family gathering for a special birthday. Really appreciated the contact beforehand to confirm menus and discuss special requirements. A good meal, great service. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-11-19
by on November 23rd, 2017
4

I would like to rate this but carn't as we never went - we booked - but Smollenskys contacted us to let us know that they couldn't accommodate our Daughter's wheelchair, which is not a problem and they were very efficient in coming back and advising us - but now they are driving me mad as they haven't taken me off of their system. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-11-19
by on November 20th, 2017
1

Excellent - thank you. The staff looked after us and it's a great location Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-11-18
by on November 20th, 2017
5

The service was a bit slow and it took ages for our first cocktails to come to our table! But apart from that, everything was amazing; food was deliciously beautiful and the cocktails was lush! Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-11-18
by on November 19th, 2017
4

Lovley meal , you made my Chrissy’s Birthday so special, brilliant staff ,lovley atmosphere, Thank you Jeff & Chris x Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-11-18
by on November 19th, 2017
5

We celebrated our wedding anniversary at Smollenskys on the Strand and although the service was good and the food fine, it was pretty empty in there so it lacked some atmosphere. The music played was great, however - right up our street! It was loud enough whilst not being too loud to talk. We used to go to Smollenskys a lot back in the 90s and 00s and I have to say we far preferred it how it used to be. We loved the decor and the seating - there were a lot of booths which gave you a feeling of privacy. Also - it was buzzing back then - so full and lively and live music + Jazz fm on Sundays. They also had children's entertainment Sunday daytime. We really miss the old Smollenskys and wish it could return! Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-11-10
by on November 17th, 2017
3

Excellent Food was great Service was great Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-11-12
by on November 13th, 2017
5

We had to wait a bit but service good food good. Music is dreadful & too loud. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-11-11
by on November 12th, 2017
4

The staff were very welcoming and polite. Constantly checked to make sure we had enough drinks and everything was okay with our food. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-11-09
by on November 10th, 2017
5

There were 8 ladies - food was good but the service wasn't. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-11-03
by on November 7th, 2017
3

Dreadful, little ACTUAL choice due to a menu change and as a Steak pkace.......NO T Bone steaks left at 1900 hrs. DO NOT GO, quite dreadful!! Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-11-01
by on November 2nd, 2017
1

Lovely staff. Great food and happy hour cocktails are really good value. Also you don't feel rushed. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-10-31
by on November 1st, 2017
5

Four of us recently ate at Smollenskys for my daughter's 16th birthday. It was a fantastic experience. All the staff members were friendly and very attentive, and happily made a fuss of the birthday girl. We were even given free drinks as part of the celebration. The food was excellent and and the prices were very reasonable. We would not hesitate in recommending Somllenskys to anyone who wants great food and great service in a buzzy, fun environment. Thank you to all the staff at Smollenskys 😊😊 Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-10-28
by on October 30th, 2017
5

Fabulous evening, great food and wonderful cocktails. Service was excellent Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-10-28
by on October 29th, 2017
5

Every member of staff made us feel special and welcomed. Great service and food. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-10-20
by on October 21st, 2017
5

Had a pre-theatre dinner. Food looked nice and appetising, tasted lovely. A little basic on garnish. Bill came and was overcharged and also something added which we didn’t have. Overall great, wasn’t busy so just a little more care needed. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-10-20
by on October 21st, 2017
4

Food poor, service slow. Not likely to go back. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-10-17
by on October 18th, 2017
2

Disappointing. Service was very patchy even though the restaurant was empty. Avoid the special offers they appear to be half the size of the options on the standard menu. Would add I don't normally review but was that disappointed Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-10-16
by on October 17th, 2017
1

Very disappointing. I remember when it used to be packed on a Friday night but it was dead. Don't make requests with their live bands they don't play them & in fact give you a hard time for having the temerity to ask. Sorry but this place was soulless and lifeless - far cry from its heydays. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-10-13
by on October 16th, 2017
1

Lovely place - but the staff seemed a little understaffed. Food was lovely - albeit not very hot. Had to ask for plates to be cleared. And the music was far too loud. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-10-14
by on October 16th, 2017
3

Had a wonderful night out at Smollenskys. The staff were amazing, the food was delicious and the live jazz band were great. I would definitely recommend the venue to anyone. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-10-14
by on October 16th, 2017
5

Fantastic service great atmosphere and wonderful food highly recommend Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-10-14
by on October 15th, 2017
5

Great place to have a meal and drinks before the theatre Frendly and welcome staff Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-10-12
by on October 13th, 2017
5

Excellent cuisine with first class service. J P in his role as Head waiter was outstanding. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-10-11
by on October 12th, 2017
5

Food and service were excellent. Would definitely go again. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-10-09
by on October 10th, 2017
5

Booked a table for 6oclock, we were going to the theatre. When we arrived there was no one to "check us in". Had to go to the bar to say we had booked. It was 10 past before we were acknowledged and shown to a table. We could see from other people around us that things were not going to be quick. There was a lot of apologies being said! So we only ordered a main course to make sure we would be done in time. The food was nice, but I'm afraid it was not a nice way to start our evening! Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-10-07
by on October 9th, 2017
3

Service good.food good.drinks at the bar afterwards good atmosphere/music Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-10-07
by on October 8th, 2017
4

The service was fantastic and we felt well looked after by the team. There was a nice atmosphere with the live music in the evening. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-10-06
by on October 7th, 2017
5

Excellent Hard working waitress on her own . Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-10-02
by on October 5th, 2017
5

Lovely pre theatre dinner. Staff attentive. Food delicious. Music delectable. Thank you all. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-10-03
by on October 4th, 2017
5

service was slow, even though we had advised that we had theatre tickets Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-09-29
by on October 2nd, 2017
2

The service was not up to standard. We waited more than 35 mins for our drinks and had to ask to order our food. Overall the experience lacked what could have been a great night. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-09-30
by on October 1st, 2017
2

Went Saturday night booked table 5 days previous for wife's Birthday when we arrived table was not set and had to wait for drinks having said that food was great but atmosphere seemed a little off no live music or any attraction will say good venue just needs a little money spent in branding Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-09-30
by on October 1st, 2017
3

Service was very slow !! I was in a party of 4 people we sat down and a waiter came over straight away and gave us menus and drinks list and came back and we ordered our drinks but then 10 mins later came and took food order drinks were half hour before they came and food nearly an hour and it wasn't really that busy at all !! the food ( we all had burger and chips and brownie and ice cream ) was average nothing special and drinks and when came to paying bill they had tried to charge us for one to many deserts ! the only good thing to say was the waiter was very friendly but apart from that we were disappointed on the whole ! Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-09-30
by on October 1st, 2017
2

Firstly, I never usually complain but a serious of errors were made. We waited a while to be seated although not busy. Bar tender was rude when someone said £11 was expensive for a gin! When finally seated we waited a good 15 mins to be served. Waitress did not ask how we would like our steaks cooked. The steak and chips was served without the watercress and looked bland! When we commented she said it didn't come with a garnish. We checked the menu and was then offered a rocket garnish. Most of the steaks had fat running through them. We were then given the bill which was over £100 more as we weren't charged for the set menu. Oh and 3 of us got locked in the toilet 😕. The restaurant wasn't busy and service was slow and we had been in for months! Unfortunately, we won't be going back. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-09-30
by on October 1st, 2017
1

Excellent night - good food and service Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-09-28
by on September 30th, 2017
5

Great location for Covent Garden. Not too busy. We were welcomed by a super guy and this showed lots of promise. Starters were just ok (Thai fish cakes not great, satay skewers better). Rump steak fine but not the best I've had and burgers were pretty good. However our waitress was so miserable and monosyllabic that it really spoiled our night (no tip left). All dishes did not come together and service was slow - so if you are going to the theatre I would recommend that you tell them. Probably won't return. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-09-29
by on September 30th, 2017
3

We booked a cocktail masterclass as a staff event. The contact pre event was very good and the staff on the day were outstanding. Would recommend to anyone Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-09-24
by on September 25th, 2017
5

Would defiantly come here again. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-09-23
by on September 24th, 2017
5

Waited 20 minutes to get served. Lovely staff and food but the staff seemed over-stretched. It's hard to enjoyed a meal when the staff are rushed like that. Nice place though. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-09-23
by on September 24th, 2017
4

I had a great experience the staff were extremely receptive and accomodating as the reservation had to be pushed back by an hour and a half. I loved my time at Smollenskys and will definitely be back. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-09-17
by on September 18th, 2017
5

Once again excellent service, good food and wonderful ambience. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-09-09
by on September 15th, 2017
5

Was really quite upset as i wanted to use my Gormet society card .Was told that it was not be able to be used . Did not want to argue as my son Birthday and was with family . This would of saved me sbout £70.00 . Also popcorn was put on table not requested but charged for and also birthday plate for my son was added to bill . Please could you respond to these matters Matthew Smith Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-09-09
by on September 10th, 2017
3

Excellent meal, very attentive and friendly would thoroughly recommend. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-09-07
by on September 8th, 2017
5

Great food Very attentive staff Would recommend Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-09-06
by on September 7th, 2017
5

Superb meal and great value. Daniel really looked after us and was fun! All the staff lovely, helpful and cheery..,.happy team, happy customers and a stones throw from the Adelphi! Fab. Thank you x Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-09-02
by on September 3rd, 2017
5

Great service - great food and super child friendly - fabulous live music - a great night Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-09-01
by on September 3rd, 2017
5

We were part of a love theatre package, all six of us had a wonderful meal, the food was great, it was part of a 25th wedding anniversary celebration for our friends it was such a lovely touch to have a complimentary bottle of bubbly served. The service was excellent, the staff were ultra friendly and efficient, definitely 5* Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-08-31
by on September 1st, 2017
5

Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff. Good food, good value Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-08-29
by on August 31st, 2017
5

Brilliant service, fantastic steak and a lovely evening! Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-08-29
by on August 30th, 2017
5

Sorry meant to give 5 stars for review on mums 50th! Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-08-26
by on August 27th, 2017
5

Booked for my mums 50th as a surprise before heading off to the theatre. Jut want to say a massive thank you to all the staff who made this day so amazing. Having arrived early the table was a set up with balloons and decorations on the table which I didn't expect. A free bottle of prosecco was also given. They went above and beyond to assist to our every need. The staff was so friendly and welcoming. The food was lovely and such a good price with the set menu including glass of prosecco. My mum and all her friends who came said they would definitely be back!! Thank you all so much! Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-08-26
by on August 27th, 2017
5

Both food and drink were overpriced. Cocktails not up to scratch. Service slow but staff v pleasant. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-08-25
by on August 26th, 2017
3

Excellent customer service... Great music.We had a fabulous time. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-08-25
by on August 26th, 2017
5

A lovely evening, great service and great food. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-08-23
by on August 24th, 2017
5

great service excellent food great night Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-08-09
by on August 23rd, 2017
5

Lovely food and reasonable prices, even more so given the kids are free!! Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-08-20
by on August 21st, 2017
4

Service was fantastic! It was my mum's birthday and she was made to feel very special. food was fantastic and all staff really friendly. Highly recommend Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-08-19
by on August 20th, 2017
5

Attentive staff, nice food and drinks. Lovely evening. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-08-18
by on August 19th, 2017
5

What a great evening! Booked a table online for dinner for 6 of us (1 Child, 5 Adults) for 6.30pm. Arrived just before the given time and taken straight to a nice table in the middle of the room perfectly laid out for us. We had main course, dessert and a few drinks and enjoyed live Jazz from an excellent band in the background. Food was delicious, served by a very pleasant and friendly young person, it was hot and all came out at the same time. Have been to Smollenskys a few years ago and thoroughly enjoyed myself and it was great to visit again with my family and find that the ambience, food, service and entertainment were as good as ever. Thanks for a great time!! PS. My niece ate for free as we'd booked online! Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-08-11
by on August 17th, 2017
5

Appalling service and terrible atmosphere Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-08-15
by on August 16th, 2017
1

We were late for our booking and short on time to get to a theatre performance. The manager and staff were very kind and attentive and did their best to serve us in the short time we were at Smollenskys. We received incredible service from the kindest and most thoughtful of servers. Many thanks to you all. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-08-10
by on August 14th, 2017
5

Dissapointed that there were no T.Bone Steaks dispute their being on the menu. Tried to order coffee at 10pm to be told that the coffees machine had been switched off! The food we had was very nice. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-08-12
by on August 13th, 2017
3

I am really glad to be asked how my experience was at Smollensky's on the strand. This used to be one of my absolute favourite places. No longer. It's gone so far downhill. The food was below average and really not value for money. The atmosphere was non-existant and we in the end asked to be moved to the very back end of the bar to getaway from the 25 screaming kids that were there. Really, really disappointed. Not going back. The place used to be awesome. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-08-11
by on August 12th, 2017
1

We booked a table for 5:30 but weren't told they have the junior cast members from the Lion King in at that time. The kids were noisy and running around as if it was a kids party. Couldn't hold a conversation so we left before dessert. Apart from French fries being cold the rest of the food was good. The staff were apologetic about the noise but we were told the cast members would leave at 6 but some were still there when we left at 6:45. Very disappointing. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-08-11
by on August 12th, 2017
2

Good food, good service. Not much atmosphere, but we created our own! Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-08-11
by on August 12th, 2017
4

Staff very good. Friendly and attentive. Nice atmosphere. Food excellent. Would definitely come again. Thank you. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-08-09
by on August 10th, 2017
4

Excellent , friendly service, good food before theatre visit. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-07-31
by on August 9th, 2017
5

Good for pre theatre dinner. Band was a bit loud!! Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-08-04
by on August 6th, 2017
4

Great service, great food, lovely staff. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-08-05
by on August 6th, 2017
5

Service was brilliant food was really good too will go again as they know how to cook a burger not dry no horrible bits just how it should be many thanks to staff for service ;-) Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-08-04
by on August 5th, 2017
5

Very good service and food Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-07-29
by on August 1st, 2017
5

As usual food and atmosphere was good, but the service was poor. Table requested was not available, and once we were seated, it took ages for someone to take our order for drinks and food, as they only had two waitresses on duty to cover the pre-theatre rush. Once served, the level of attention grew wanting to know if we were happy and if everything was 'all right' Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-07-27
by on July 31st, 2017
3

Good service, friendly staff, good food and excellent value for money on the set menu - even included a glass of prosecco! Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-07-29
by on July 31st, 2017
5

Very good proffesional staff. Excellent food. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-07-27
by on July 28th, 2017
4

Service very good and staff very friendly, although the food from the pre theatre menu was a disappointment. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-07-26
by on July 28th, 2017
3

Nice meal. Bit pricy. Sevice good. Bottle of fizz for the birthday girl! Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-07-27
by on July 28th, 2017
3

Hidden restaurant. Big venue when you actually enter. Been here a couple of times and food and staff always great.
by on July 28th, 2017
4

Wonderful! Thank you so much for everything. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-07-13
by on July 17th, 2017
5

Hamish and his staff were great a d good fun too. Really helpful. Thank you for a great night guys Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-07-15
by on July 17th, 2017
5

Had a lovely lunch with my mum & daughters. Food and service was excellent! Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-07-15
by on July 16th, 2017
4

Lovly staff service very good 2 steaks good one grizzly Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-07-14
by on July 16th, 2017
3

Need more food options on the theatre set menu, as for someone who doesn't eat fish, the only meat option was a burger. Would r good to have more options. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-07-15
by on July 16th, 2017
4

Staff were really friendly. Food was gorgeous! A really good atmosphere and perfect for before our show. Thank you 😊 Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-07-14
by on July 15th, 2017
5

Service was so slow, very friendly but we just waited and waited Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-07-12
by on July 13th, 2017
1

A little noisy but excellent food. Good venue for the Savoy Theatre. Would eat here again. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-07-06
by on July 7th, 2017
4

I took my mum to Smollenskys The Strand for her 60th Birthday and we had the most wonderful time. We were looked after very well by Majda our waitress, the service was great, the food delicious and I would certainly recommend the sundae for dessert, it was out of this world! Definitely worth a visit just for this! Looking forward to my next visit it already. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-06-24

Reply from Smollenskys The Strand

Hi and thanks for your review, it's lovely to hear that Majda looked after you and that your mum had a wonderful birthday! We look forward to welcoming you back.
by on July 3rd, 2017
5

Lovely lunch, waiter was very attentive Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-07-01

Reply from Smollenskys The Strand

Thanks for your kind review - we look forward to seeing you again soon!
by on July 2nd, 2017
5

Food very good. Service good. Thought menu was a bit limited. Would eat there again though. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-06-17

Reply from Smollenskys The Strand

Hi there, it's great to hear you enjoyed your visit and will look forward to welcoming you back. We are constantly working to provide the best possible menu to our customers so feedback is always appreciated!
by on July 1st, 2017
3

Great friendly service as always - especially because it was my birthday celebration with family. Staff were very attentive but not intrusive. Willcome again soon . Suzie Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-06-30

Reply from Smollenskys The Strand

Hi Suzie, thank you for your review! Did you mean to press 1*, as this is our lowest rating - and it sounds like you had a lovely time! :)
by on July 1st, 2017
1

Lovely food, fab drinks and fantastic service. Will definitely be back. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-06-29
by on June 30th, 2017
5

Good value with the Tastecard. Starters were tasty; steak was a bit gristly though. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-06-26
by on June 27th, 2017
4

We were looked after very well and the food was lovely will come again Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-06-24
by on June 25th, 2017
4

I can not thank the team enough for the fantastic day we had on the 23rd. Excellent service amazing cocktail class and the most friendly staff who made us all feel so happy and comfortable. Please pass on my many thanks to all the staff. Especially poor Massive! Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-06-23
by on June 24th, 2017
5

We had an enjoyable night, it was our staff reunion which we have every year but the first time at Smollensky's I celebrated my birthday in Feb last year and thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff are friendly, very attentive, courteous,polite and a lovely smile. nothing is a problem for them, food was hot when it arrived we didn't have to wait a long time. Thank you barstaff and other staff for making our night an amazing one Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-06-21
by on June 23rd, 2017
4

Lovely food and very lovely staff! Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-06-17
by on June 19th, 2017
5

Outstanding attentive service particularly from Daniel Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-06-15
by on June 17th, 2017
4

Nice meal, served quickly as it was pre-theatre Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-06-15
by on June 16th, 2017
5

Fantastic food, wonderful service and an outstanding atmosphere. Thank you very much to everyone at Smollenskys, especially Daniel who was brilliant. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-06-15
by on June 16th, 2017
5

Excellent food. Great service. Thanks guyz Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-06-09
by on June 11th, 2017
5

Wonderful menu, wanted to order everything! Brilliant service. Friendly staff. Great atmosphere. Really enjoyed it. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-06-08
by on June 9th, 2017
5

Overall great time had, very good service but the restaurant wasnt very busy as it was a Monday night. My only negative is to take the calamari off the starters as I found this really bland, no flavour, and not very crispy. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-06-05
by on June 6th, 2017
4

Made very welcome. Lovely evening. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-06-03
by on June 5th, 2017
4

Great food and good service Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-05-31
by on June 1st, 2017
4

Would recommend to others. Food was very good, as was the service. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-05-26
by on May 31st, 2017
4

Friendly staff, quick service, give food. Enjoyed our meal Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-05-27
by on May 28th, 2017
5

Excellent place to eat. Food good service v good. Great atmosphere. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-05-27
by on May 28th, 2017
5

Just about a 3 star due to the atmosphere. Very disappointed with the food which would be a 1 star. I had fish and Chips. Nothing exciting. Batter was very heavy chips just about cooked, No flavour. My friend had Kale Salad. Again no flavour. Ingredients !!!! Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-05-24
by on May 25th, 2017
3

Wonderful service and Jerry our waiter was so attentive and helpful. Will certainly be returning. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-05-18
by on May 19th, 2017
5

Brilliant evening, the staff are lovely and the food is fabulous. Really enjoyed our meal. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-05-13
by on May 14th, 2017
5

Booked using live theatre deal, all I can say is what a Jem of a place staff attentive and made a special birthday celebration 🎉 just perfect can't wait to re visit Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-05-13
by on May 14th, 2017
5

Had the theatre menu. Really quick service and our waitress was lovely. Food was excellent Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-05-11
by on May 12th, 2017
5

Good food and good service. A little pricey though. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-05-06
by on May 8th, 2017
4

Lovely afternoon here, friendly staff gres cocktails and a nice touch with balloons and sweets as it was my birthday thankyou Smollenskys will return! 😊 Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-05-06
by on May 7th, 2017
5

wonderful place everyone was so friendly and took care of us. Great girls night out xx Will go again for sure Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-05-05
by on May 7th, 2017
5

Came to celebrate my birthday, staff where helpful. Dj was amazing. Really enjoyed my night will defo be coming back in the near future. 👍🏾 Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-05-04
by on May 5th, 2017
5

Had a lovely evening for my daughters birthday. Fab food and excellent staff. Will definitely be back. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-04-30
by on May 1st, 2017
5

Great food and good service. The only small complaint is that our pre-theatre dinner should have included a free glass of Prosecco... but the restaurant had run out the evening before due to a "Fizz Friday. event." We were a bit disappointed even though we were offered wine as an alternative. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-04-29
by on April 30th, 2017
4

Unfortunately Smollenskys has had a refurbishment and is now a very loud bar and restaurant ..not particular relaxing ... food was good though Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-04-29
by on April 30th, 2017
3

It is always good at Smollenskys but just a little disappointed that the choices on menu for the Lovetheatre voucher was not that good. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-04-26
by on April 27th, 2017
4

Customer service from the staff was excellent and put us as customers at ease Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-04-22
by on April 24th, 2017
5

Fantastic, friendly service . Very well looked after . Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-04-21
by on April 22nd, 2017
5

The staff service was very good. But the food was poor. The food was cold the ribeye steak was fatty and tough. The calamaris were like rubbe. The music was too loud Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-04-21
by on April 22nd, 2017
2

We had really nice meal at Smollenskys in the Strand. It was to celebrate my husband's birthday and we all had great time. The food was well cooked and well presented. We would most definitely recommend this venue and will certainly be going back again.. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-04-14
by on April 20th, 2017
5

We had a lovely time. Good food, great service and lots of cocktails!! I just hope we weren't too noisy for your other customers but I would certainly recommend Smollensky's. A fantastic time had by all! Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-04-16
by on April 18th, 2017
5

Food was average - place too hot & too noisy with large group - staff very nice - so 3 stars instead of 2 - Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-04-16
by on April 17th, 2017
3

The steak was very good but the starter calamari had to go back twice. Good customer service because they did not charge for the starter given the problems. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-04-11
by on April 13th, 2017
3

We had a great night, but the restaurant lacked ambiance because it wasn't particularly busy. However, my friend and I were too occupied with catching up to take a lot of notice! Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-04-12
by on April 13th, 2017
5

Service was awful, food was cold. Won't be back Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-04-08
by on April 9th, 2017
2

Very disappointing. Will never go again. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-04-08
by on April 9th, 2017
1

Polite, friendly and very welcoming staff. Great burger, good fries , excellent peanut butter caramel cheesecake and great value for money champagne!!. A bit quiet, but to be expected I guess for a Monday evening in April?. Overall we were very happy and would most definitely return, Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-04-03
by on April 4th, 2017
3

Lovely food...excellent service...thank you Danny for a lovely experience. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-03-31
by on April 1st, 2017
5

We had a lovely evening with my girlfriends. Good food and great tunes! Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-03-30
by on March 31st, 2017
4

the setting is lovely, the pianist is charming, the food was great and the staff (particular Alexander) are fabulous. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-03-28
by on March 29th, 2017
5

I had happy memories of this restaurant but our recent visit was a real disappointment. firstly we ordered cocktails but weren't told they would be 2 for £10 otherwise we'd probably have ordered more - their loss! we only found this out when the bill came. We ordered a shared starter - the calamari it was fine. then my daughters dinner arrived and mine didn't. The waiter actually asked me, as if to remind himself if i'd ordered anything. So it transpires - so he said - they'd give my main to someone else. So I watched my daughter eat and when my main came 10 minutes later she watched me eat. Not the evening we'd planned. A really poor show from what used to be a great venue. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-03-28
by on March 29th, 2017
1

Frantic, poor quality food, complaints from every table!! Avoid, so many better places around for this basic type of food. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-03-25
by on March 26th, 2017
2

Had an amazing meal, the staff where grate we turned up an hour early and was still rushed through and given seats food was amazing and at a good price will defiantly visit again Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-03-18
by on March 25th, 2017
5

Great staff always attentive and good recommendations for drinks, free platter of food was tasty but the bar was empty. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-03-24
by on March 25th, 2017
4

Disappointing - deal was not the same as on the website when I booked - it was more expensive! Portions were modest and felt like it was frozen food from brake brothers - avocado salsa was pleasant. We were all hungry an hour later despite having two courses - wont be returning. waiter was pleasant though Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-03-21
by on March 22nd, 2017
2

Really great, had a quick pre-theatre meal before a show. Staff were all great, especially the lady at the desk who made sure all went accordingly to time etc. -great service, made such a difference! Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-03-15
by on March 16th, 2017
5

Great night and meal with freindly and flexible staff. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-03-13
by on March 14th, 2017
5

Food quality and presentation is very poor. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-03-12
by on March 13th, 2017
2

Absolutely dreadful. We waited 40 minutes for our meal to arrive after ordering. The steaks we cold and dry so we had to send them back and wait longer. When they did eventually turn up the meat was tough and barely edible. They gave us 25% off the price. It should have been 100%!! I would warn anyone against wasting their money on this restaurant although doubt if my review will ever see the light of day. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-03-11
by on March 12th, 2017
1

Service was faultless despite it being really busy, our waitress was very friendly and everything was brought to our table promptly, food and cocktails were delicious! Was a little noisy to the point when you couldn't hear the background music but not so noisy that you had to speak loudly to your fellow guest or waitress. Will definitely return hopefully mid week when the live music is on. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-03-11
by on March 12th, 2017
5

Nice atmosphere..friendly. would return. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-03-11
by on March 12th, 2017
4

Fish massively over cooked to the point of being chewy. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-03-11
by on March 12th, 2017
1

Excellent, great food, great staff, complimentary cocktails a nice touch. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-03-10
by on March 11th, 2017
5

Speedy service,great food,perfect pre theatre dining experience Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-03-09
by on March 10th, 2017
5

Fun and a great place to eat. We had a voucher to use and would highly recommend it Our waiter was anew chap who has just started and he told us it was his first time , he was pleasant , fun, and very much looked like he was enjoying his work he made it fun to be there Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-03-04
by on March 7th, 2017
5

Not much choice for dessert and when ordered the cheesecake, it had chocolate on which I cant have, it turned out all their items had chocolate automatically on but they did take off the sauce for me which is good, although the cake was then not the greatest as needed a sauce of some kind. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-02-10
by on March 7th, 2017
4

Very busy but all staff were welcoming from the off, food was good and service was attentive. Great quality for the price. Would definitely recommend to friends visiting the theatres close by. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-03-04
by on March 6th, 2017
5

Smollensky was a absolute treat. The staff couldn't do enough for us and the food was really nice. 5 star service we couldn't have asked for more. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-03-03
by on March 6th, 2017
5

Service excellent. Great cocktail. Burgers a bit small though Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-03-04
by on March 5th, 2017
4

Went for a birthday meal for two of us the drinks weren't great my pint wasn't full to the pint line, the food arrived quickly which was good. But that was it i was far from impressed really the menu was poor and overpriced, we got billed a service charge without consent I considered the service we relieved to be below par. The main reason for this was when we asked for the bill we were given it and the waitress stood there and waited for us to pay immediately we weren't given a chance to look pretty take our time at all the whole meal felt rushed and the place wasn't even busy, I won't be returning I don't think. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-03-03
by on March 5th, 2017
3

Friendly staff made my birthday night out very special xxxx Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-03-04
by on March 5th, 2017
5

Very good food. The restaurant was really busy, two birthday parties of 20, a hen night of 10, a leaving party of 20 yet the service was excellent. We were asked if we had a show to go to as the salmon dish I had ordered would take 20 mins to cook. Will visit again. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-03-03
by on March 4th, 2017
5

Lovely dinner and service Thanks Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-03-01
by on March 2nd, 2017
4

Very nice food and atmosphere. The waiter called Danny (Daniel) is very nice and attentive Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-02-27
by on February 28th, 2017
5

Food was absolutely delicious, didn't seem to be enough staff on for a busy Saturday evening? the staff that served us were brilliant but felt that they had so many customers and tables to cover. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-02-25
by on February 27th, 2017
4

We were a group of four having a cocktail making session. Alex taught us to make 4 cocktails. He was brilliant and made the whole session informative as well as a lot of fun. It was perfect. Thank you Smollenskys and, in particular, Alex. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-02-25
by on February 26th, 2017
5

3rd time of visiting great present theatre dinner. Great value for money and great food staff are lovely and friendly. Will be visiting again. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-02-25
by on February 26th, 2017
5

OK food, service not great Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-02-25
by on February 26th, 2017
3

Lovely Mac n cheese bites and delicious Funghi burger. Barbie was great Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-02-23
by on February 24th, 2017
5

We pre-booked as we know Thursday nights are busy. The lady who met us explained that it was busy, which was fine. unfortunately I think it was more down to the amount of team they had on shift as it took 35 mins to take our drinks order and 45 mins to take our food order. When the gentleman took our order we had to double check and it was written down worng- easy mistake, but when the drinks came they were also incorrect. Its a shame as the food was amazing and the lady on front desk seemed to be doing everything , including waiting tables and taking orders etc. They just need some more support. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-02-23
by on February 24th, 2017
2

The food was good, however 4 of us had the calamari and 3/4 people felt incredibly ill the next day. Also unfortunately our waiter seemed as if he didn't want to serve us and we were a burden to him, even though he is meant to be doing his job. He would constantly sigh and look miserable when serving us. He also got our order wrong and gave us an extra portion of fries and then proceeded to blame us for the issue and say 'you guys are making me seem as if I'm doing something wrong'. Understandably there was quite a large group of us and things were probably a bit chaotic for him but his rudeness was completely unnecessary. The restaurant wasn't busy so it was quite shocking to be treated like he didn't have the time of day for us. When looking around the restaurants other diners were to be waited on with the service we expected and deserved as paying guests. The whole experience was incredibly uncomfortable and we felt under pressure to just hurry up and leave in order not to disturb the waiter. If I ever return again, I'll consider going with a small number of people in order to not have such a poor dining experience again. I'm sure the restaurant isn't usually like this but maybe management should make sure all they're staff are treating customers with respect and ensuring they have a pleasant experience. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-02-13
by on February 23rd, 2017
2

Lovely atmosphere as we arrived with the live piano. Our server was happy, friendly and was super quick as he knew we were going to a show. The food was tasty, well presented and a good price. Good choice on the pre-theatre menu. Tasty cocktails on a good offer too. Will definitely return in the future. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-02-22
by on February 23rd, 2017
5

Good service, good food - as usual! Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-02-21
by on February 22nd, 2017
4

Nice place with friendly staff. Took a while to get cocktails once ordered. Food was ok, although the Cajun chicken was really dry. Great peanut butter cheesecake though. I've eaten here before and would go back again. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-02-16
by on February 18th, 2017
3

Brilliant food and lovely drinks, just took a long while to be served, our starters arrived before our drinks, ordering and receiving drinks took 35 minutes but other than that was a great night food was lovely Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-02-17
by on February 18th, 2017
4

Pre-theatre menu was varied and excellent quality, very fast to come out when they took our order and everyone was very happy. If you want 3 courses please allow at least an hour and a half so you're not rushing Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-02-17
by on February 18th, 2017
5

We were left waiting to order our food for quite some time. The waiter went by and said I will be with you in a minute but never came back. One of my party had to get up to draw attention to the fact that we wanted to order our food. Normally this would not be such a problem but we were booked in at 5.30pm because we were going to see a show at the Savoy Theatre so time was running by fast for us to eat. The ribs that we had for starter were quite cold and because we were now in a hurry we didn't say anything to anyone as we didn't want to waste time waiting for them to be heated up. There didn't seem to be any order of who was waiting on which section which seemed odd. Wouldn't like to be there when it is busy. We have visited this restaurant on lots of occasions as the pre-theatre menu is good value and the 2 for £10 cocktails are delicious. This was our worst visit to date and it was unfortunate that we were with our friends who we had told them how good Smollensky's was. Unfortunately this was not the case yesterday. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-02-17
by on February 18th, 2017
3

Service was impeccable, thank you Daniel. Food was okay, ambience a little to be desired, maybe do something with the lighting at that time of the day and play more jazzy, upbeat music? Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-02-17
by on February 18th, 2017
3

Very boring and limited menu, nice, friendly service, but poor choices of food. Garlic mushroom starter, great idea, ruined by cheap bottled " blue cheese" dressing. Burgers very dry. Won't bother to go back. Visited Smollenskys The Strand on 2017-02-14