The Strand Dining Rooms is a restaurant with an address to die for. With a postcode straight off the Monopoly board – Charing Cross, The Strand, Pall Mall – and close enough to Trafalgar Square that Nelson himself could make an order, this newcomer to the upper echelons of the central London culinary scene offers all the British classics, from Full English breakfasts to afternoon tea and dinner service in the evenings, with an expansive spirit selection for afterwards.
Poor selection of menu on Saturday. Otherwise ok, thank you
Wait staff is excellent. Bar is slow and did not know how to make an Old Fashioned. I was halfway through my meal before it arrived. Food was good.
Can't poach eggs. We had 4 poached eggs and I noticed 3 others with poached eggs all were hard. I would have expected for the eggs to have been cooked better
The Strand Dining Rooms – on The Strand of course, just steps from Charing Cross in the very heart of Central London – is a welcome addition to the capital’s dining scene. The chef director, Mark Sergeant, has a formidable reputation within the restaurant world, and this latest opening possesses the sophisticated and understated decor that one would expect, all the while serving up British cuisine with an emphasis on the grill. Steaks, lamb rump and venison are standouts of the menu, alongside their more accessible lunchtime offerings and their comprehensive breakfast and brunch options.
Within the surrounds of central London, there are countless options for diners wishing to experience that most British of traditions – well, alongside bad dental care and rain at Wimbledon – afternoon tea. The Strand Dining Rooms at Charing Cross serve up the classic combinations of cream cakes, cucumber sandwiches and jam and scones, all washed down with lashings of loose leaf tea, and, for the inclined, champagne. What better way to spend an afternoon in London than enjoying afternoon tea on The Strand?