The Diner Strand

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The Diner's popular brand of American cuisine has come to The Strand, in the chain's eighth restaurant opening. Get set for the same fitting of diner inspired innards, red booth seating and a Stateside style.

Sticking with their Americana stance, the food menu is full to the brim with hearty, big plates with hot dogs, burgers and a great brunch selection. Drinks are boozy and rich as a roster of craft beers come paired with a selection of hard shakes for the bold and the brave. 



Day Open Close Notes
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11:00 22:30
11:00 22:30
09:00 23:30
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09:00 21:00


The Diner Strand
397 The Strand, London, WC2R 0LX

Central London

Nearest station:
Covent Garden (Tube)
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This venue serves American food.

A word from the chef:
The Diner is all about American dining with big plates loaded with burgers and milkshakes.

Our Review

The Diner, The Strand - London Restaurant Review

The Diner, The Strand - London Restaurant Review

Neon vintage style signs, brightly coloured leather banquettes, a cool pop soundtrack and a menu filled with American classics to see you through from breakfast to dinner, The Diner on the Strand is the newest in this collection of awesome American...

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The food was really not very good, quite cheap and nasty fast food. The service was great and fast on a positive note. visited The Diner Strand on 30 Mar 2017
03 Apr 2017 by

Good food, good location and great staff. visited The Diner Strand on 26 Mar 2017
28 Mar 2017 by

Amazing food and service, we've had a lovely night. visited The Diner Strand on 23 Mar 2017
24 Mar 2017 by

We booked two days ahead of going for dinner. When we got there they said they didn't have our reservation, I showed them the booking confirmation and he said we only check that booking site once a day because their computer is downstairs. I said I booked it two days ago and he just looked at me, we were given a table anyway. He wasn't too pleasant. Then we ordered a starter, main and drinks. The mains came out and we never received our starter. We asked the waiter to just remove it from the bill. My boyfriends food came out cold and mine was warm. We decided not to raise the issue because of all the other issues we already had. We did get a discount but we will not be returning. The waitress was very kind and apologetic but sometimes that doesn't make up for the poor service visited The Diner Strand on 18 Mar 2017
19 Mar 2017 by

Fantastic service from lovely staff and delicious food. The interior is clean and nicely decorated. If you love American food this place is for you. visited The Diner Strand on 09 Mar 2017
10 Mar 2017 by

Good, tasty, value. Bit salty. visited The Diner Strand on 06 Mar 2017
07 Mar 2017 by

Completely awesome and good food as usual! visited The Diner Strand on 06 Mar 2017
07 Mar 2017 by

Excellent authentic meatloaf! good American levels of service and good value for money visited The Diner Strand on 03 Mar 2017
07 Mar 2017 by

Great portions- Friendly staff and food is good. visited The Diner Strand on 03 Mar 2017
06 Mar 2017 by

Great food and staff, but slow service. visited The Diner Strand on 02 Mar 2017
03 Mar 2017 by

Food & service was great as always, the rest of my party enjoyed their meals too and we were able to play a card game with a ten year old as well, which kept him happy, entertained and well fed! visited The Diner Strand on 15 Feb 2017
16 Feb 2017 by

Food was really good. But the service was horrible, never once came to check up on us to see if we needed anything, when we wanted to get the bill repeadtly had to ask. And when it came time to pay the bill, and the lady heard me wrong thinking i said i didnt want to pay the service charge, she got so angry and literally slamed down the money on the counter. And when i told her no you have to give me this must change back, she realized i was paying the service charge and did a complete 180! Dont know where she thought she did a good service to even get a tip. Would not recommend, no matter how good the food is. visited The Diner Strand on 05 Feb 2017
06 Feb 2017 by

Excellent welcome, great attention to my friends allergies, good food at good prices, would definitely return. Service was great and attentive. visited The Diner Strand on 02 Feb 2017
03 Feb 2017 by

This is by far my favourite branch of the Good Life Diner - the staff are always so nice and helpful, they go out of their way to make sure you have a nice time, and - best of all - it's never heaving with tourists which is a rare find in London. Fantastic food, wonderful service, and a great atmosphere. visited The Diner Strand on 21 Jan 2017
22 Jan 2017 by

It's also amazing to find such gargantuan portions (I had the chicken and waffles for lunch and didn't eat for the rest of the day) for such a reasonable price (£11), particularly in central London. The food also tasted great - the bacon gravy was particularly fantiastic - I found myself dipping almost everything else in it, and it tasted great, so much so that I'll be having the "wet" fries next time I visit (I'll also be begging them to do a version of poutine using the Wisconsin cheese curd they served up as a deep fried special over the Christmas & Thanksgiving season) I also enjoyed the bacon jalepeno tater tots (tater tots wrapped in bacon with a cheeky helping of chilli), while my dining companion's burger and cajun fries with a blueberry cheesecake milkshake went down just as well. My only real regret is that we were way too full to enjoy a dessert or one of their pancake stacks afterwards... bennington13 visited The Diner Strand on 20 Jan 2017
21 Jan 2017 by

Great place. great food and good music which is rare !!! Milkshakes could've been but sweeter ..... romyr visited The Diner Strand on 18 Jan 2017
19 Jan 2017 by

Excellent food and friendly service visited The Diner Strand on 23 Dec 2016
24 Dec 2016 by

Excellent food and service. Great meal and night out. visited The Diner Strand on 10 Dec 2016
11 Dec 2016 by

I used the website to book a table but unfortunately this was not the date l selected to book a table for. I have rated this a 5 however as l have eaten here before and l am looking forward to my meal here soon visited The Diner Strand on 30 Nov 2016
01 Dec 2016 by

Delicious food, great value, good service. Very convenient for theatres. visited The Diner Strand on 26 Nov 2016
27 Nov 2016 by

Delicious food and great service. Worth a visit. visited The Diner Strand on 25 Nov 2016
27 Nov 2016 by

Excellent food, think they are bit short on Service. 2 not enough for a Lunch Time although they did turn us around quickly. visited The Diner Strand on 17 Nov 2016
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