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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 #4,576 of 16,473 restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $40 - $113
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Charing Cross / Trafalgar Square
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Charing Cross / Trafalgar Square
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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Luton
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Sunderland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
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3 restaurant reviews
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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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13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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24 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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london
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61 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Sweden
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Inspired by the recommendations on Tripadvisor we tried the Johnstons at Burleigh street, now changed the name to Dawaat and serving Indian food. Coming there on a Friday evening finding that the restaurant was completely empty execpt for two tables was the start of the dissapointment. Based on the recommendations we thought that the food at least should be excellent.... More

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