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Johnstons Restaurant

2 Burleigh Street | Strand, London WC2E 7PX, England (Charing Cross / Trafalgar Square)
+44 207 497 4158
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Ranked #6,433 of 18,163 Restaurants in London
Price range: $40 - $113
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: English
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English first
Fareham, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

A true brasserie style restaurant serving freshly prepared food for busy people. I liked it here and would always say its a safe place to eat nicely prepared food

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Whalton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

My husband and I went to dine there tonight to celebrate our ruby wedding anniversary after travelling down from the north east. There were only another two tables in at 6pm despite having a pre-theatre dining menu. There was not a great choice on the menu but we went for the chicken korma and vegetable alternative with poppadoms to start... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

Stumbled on Daawats at Johnstone before going to the Savoy Theatre. What an unexpected find in this part of London, we did not realise that it was part of the Strand Palace until we needed the loos! The atmosphere is not typically Indian, and on reflection is like many hotel restaurants, but the staff were very welcoming, polite and attentive.... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This was a great experience the food was excellent and the staff were very friendly We went twice and both times we really enjoyed our meal.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We live locally and have been to many restaurants in the area. We were just having a walk and decided to try this restaurant on the spur of the moment. We were greeted straightaway and seated with menus promptly. The waiter was very friendly. We ordered our food which was very well presented and very good. Also the food came... More 

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

If you like a good English roast dinner that you do not have to cook yourself, then this is the place to go to eat! The food was excellent and the service was also very good. I would definitely recommend it to everyone especially foreign visitors who would like to sample English cuisine.

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Fort McMurray, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Visited "Dawat" in April, 2013. This is an Indian restaurant housed in a very good and centrally located hotel "Strand Palace", a clear advantage indeed. But this restaurant didn't live upto my expectation. I ordered rice and a spicy lamb dish. The food arrived much later than expected although the restaurant was almost empty at that time. The proportion wasn't... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

The menu looked interesting, but the food was rather disappointing. Bit too much style over substance.

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Inverness Scotish Highlands
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104 reviews 104 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Sadly this restuarant at the Strand Palace has been converted into an Indian restuarant with no european food available. What a shame!

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

we decided to eat here popped in before the theatre, polite service, was quite empty so we selected our own table, the service was good not in your face, and recommendations were very well received, the wine was lovely, the food although limited choice was lovely ! well presented.i have tried to return but been distracted by other places on... More 

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Additional Information about Johnstons Restaurant

Address: 2 Burleigh Street | Strand, London WC2E 7PX, England
Phone Number: +44 207 497 4158
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Charing Cross / Trafalgar Square
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 40 - 113
Cuisine: English

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