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Tom's Kitchen Somerset House

Somerset House, London WC2R 1LA, England
+44 20 7845 4646
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good36%
  • Average19%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
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CUISINES
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Somerset House, London WC2R 1LA, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited for my wife's 40th as a couple for lunch between Xmas and NY. Plusses - it is a lovely setting. Staff seemed pretty helpful. Oddly, despite having lunch at 1230 they were out of stock for (at least - these were just what we...More

Thank Henry P
Reviewed December 7, 2017

Booked a table at Tom’s Kitchen at Somerset House for dinner with close friends to mark the beginning of the festive season. On arrival in the restaurant after a lovely hour spent watching the skaters and soaking up the Christmas atmosphere we stood in the...More

Thank Sue N
Reviewed December 7, 2017

Wanted to say thank you so much to Tom's kitchen at Somerset house for a fab work xmas do. There were 24 of us (with the usual late arrivals) They were so organised, knew what everyone had ordered (even when the individuals couldn't remember) and...More

Thank clairesaha
Reviewed November 30, 2017 via mobile

The food was very average, the service was bizarrely inept, though cheerful enough. Somerset house is obviously a magnificent setting and we were very much looking forward to eating at Tom’s kitchen. The menu and setting are fine, but the service was odd! The waiter...More

Thank JustNP
Reviewed November 20, 2017

We went here for a business dinner. Service was excellent, very professional. Had a starter with duck confit I think, good but maybe a bit short on seasoning. The ribeye steak is perfectly cooked, I must say I was kind of disappointed that it looked...More

Thank Virgil_Boulder
Reviewed November 19, 2017

This restaurant, hidden in the south wing of Somerset House, is a good venue for a business lunch in relaxed, and relatively quiet surroundings. On my three visits to date, the food and the service have been very good. The fish and chips (with mushy...More

Thank Gilpenned
federicacopellino, Manager at Tom's Kitchen Somerset House, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2017

Dear Gilpenned, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a nice review about your recent visit at Tom's kitchen Somerset House. We are very pleased to hear that once again you had a great experience with us. In addition,thank you for...More

Reviewed November 17, 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here on a Friday night in November. Somerset House is lovely and a beautiful setting for a night out, especially with the ice skating happening. The restaurant was much quieter than expected for a Friday night. We were seated and served quickly and...More

Thank David C
federicacopellino, Manager at Tom's Kitchen Somerset House, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2017

David C Thank you very much for writing such a wonderful review about your visit at Tom's kitchen Somerset House. We are very pleased to hear that you had a great experience with us. In addition,thank you for your comments regarding the friendly staff ,...More

Reviewed November 8, 2017

My husband and I visited for lunch today. We had a relaxing and pleasant lunch. it was busy and service was very good. We both had the soup, my husband the haddock and myself the burger. We were a little disappointed with the puddings -...More

Thank Sarah S
federicacopellino, Manager at Tom's Kitchen Somerset House, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2017

Dear Sarah S, Thank you very much for your feedback following your recent visit to Toms Kitchen Somerset House. We are glad to hear that you and your husband had a relaxing and pleasant lunch with us. However we are sorry to read that the...More

Reviewed October 24, 2017

We came here on a recommendation from a friend who has been to Tom's Kitchen a few times. There were five of us in total, going for brunch on a Sunday. Between us we ordered a variety of meals, two of the sunday roasts, one...More

Thank Rachel G
federicacopellino, Manager at Tom's Kitchen Somerset House, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2017

Dear Rachel G, Thank you very much for your feedback following your recent visit to Toms Kitchen Somerset House. We are very sorry to hear that some of your guests did not find the food up to our usual standard. Your comments have certainly been...More

Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

The food and the ambience were ordinary, nothing special, but “nothing wrong with it” is not really very positive. The prices however implied there was some sort of wow in either the cooking or the atmosphere. With no wow, and £105 for two people, two...More

Thank adubz66
federicacopellino, Manager at Tom's Kitchen Somerset House, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2017

Dear adubz66, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback with us about your recent visit at Tom's kitchen Somerset House. We are sorry to hear that you found your experience to be ordinary. Your comment have certainly been taken into...More

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NotBanjaxed
April 3, 2017|
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Response from federicacopellino | Property representative |
Dear NotBanjaxed, thank you very much for your message. Yes we do offer Express(for lunch) and pre-theatre menu (for dinner). Also if you are interested on our all day offers we do have :£25 menu 3 course meal including a... More
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markket73
January 27, 2017|
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Response from Gauthier P | Property representative |
Dear Mark, Thank you for your question, all answers above are correct. Smart/Casual is ideal for our restaurant at Somerset House. Best wishes and look forward to having you dine Mairead
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$21 - $34
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Somerset House, London WC2R 1LA, England
  • Public Transportation: The nearest mainline rail stations are: Charing Cross, Waterloo and Blackfriars. The nearest underground stations are: Temple, Covent Garden, Charing Cross and Embankment. Buses servicing the Strand include numbers 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 77a, 91 and 176, while the River Bus Service can be taken to Embankment and Savoy piers.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Neighborhood: Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7845 4646
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Description
Tom's Kitchen Somerset House includes a restaurant, a deli and a beautiful terrace, which during the summer months is one of London's most popular al fresco bars with views across the river. The restaurant is situated on the ground floor of the iconic Somerset House building, boasting three adjoining rooms. The modern British restaurant serves comfort food favourites in a relaxed and informal environment from lunch to dinner and brunch on weekends. The deli is the perfect place for busy food-lovers on the go, packed with tasty takeaway options for breakfast and lunch. Located in the beautiful surroundings of Somerset House, Tom's Kitchen Terrace offers an extensive cocktail and drinks list and bar snacks.
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