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Tom's Kitchen Somerset House

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Somerset House, London WC2R 1LA, England
+44 20 7845 4646
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a birthday celebration lunch for my friend. The staff weren't forewarned of that but they rolled along with our buoyant mood and added their enjoyment to the general feel of our experience here. The food was delicious, beautifully presented and clearly there is a high standard for the food coming out of the kitchen. I was totally full... More 

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Thank Jillz121
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Dear Jillz121, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review about your recent visit at Tom's kitchen Somerset House. It was a pleasure to assist you and I am very happy to hear that you and your friends had a wonderful time on your birthday celebration. I will definitely share this feedback with the... More 

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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for dinner with my wife using bookatable.com £25 deal. Great value as included a glass of Prosecco, 3 courses plus coffee. Beautifully located in Somerset House with close proximity to Charing X or Temple tubes on the north side of Waterloo Bridge, the service was courteous and consistently delivered with a smile. Also the portions were decent which is... More 

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Thank Palais1968
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Dear Palais1968, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit at Toms Kitchen Somerset House. We are delighted to hear that you've enjoyed the dinner with us and the food on offer and found the staff courteous and consistently delivered with a smile. We will make sure to pass your positive feedback to all of the team... More 

London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Toms Kitchen Somerset House. Menu and food were excellent 6 of us thoroughly enjoyed our lunch and definitely go again. Lovely views over the river Thames Recommend

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Thank toro212
Management response:

Dear toro212, Thank you for your lovely feedback following your last visit to Toms Kitchen in Somerset House. We are glad to hear that you had a nice experience at the restaurant and have enjoyed the food.I will definitely being sharing your feedback with the team. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards, Federica Copellino Restaurant Manager More 

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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderfully relaxed Sunday lunch at Tom's kitchen in Somerset House last weekend, looking out over the Thames enjoying their pie week special dishes. So nice not to be rushed by staff wanting the table back! Only drawback was that the sticky toffee pudding is to share between two - and no one wanted to share one with... More 

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Thank TravellerRob63
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Dear TravellerRob63, Thank you for your recent review of your dining experience at Tom's Kitchen Somerset House. We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed our pie week special dishes and the service. Kindly send us an email on Federica.Copellino@tksomersethouse any time you want to come back we can make the sticky toffee pudding just for you. We look... More 

London, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked here using bookatable and had the wonderful lunch set menu, 3 courses and a glass of prosecco for £25! It was fantastic, lovely atmosphere and the food was delicious, would definately recommend!

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Thank Katie N
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Dear Katie N, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at Toms Kitchen Somerset House. We are delighted to hear that you've enjoyed the lunch with us and the food on offer. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Kind regards, Federica Copellino Restaurant Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here today for lunch with my mum and the food and service were excellent. We went for the set menu which was 3 courses with a glass of prosecco and coffee/tea. Really excellent value. Food was very high quality and service was brilliant. My mum had minute steak which was cooked to perfection and I had grilled plaice... More 

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Thank Amy W
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Dear Ami W, Thank you for your lovely feedback following your last visit to Toms Kitchen in Somerset House. It is a pleasure to read how much you enjoyed your experience with us and I will share your feedback with the team. We look forward to welcoming you back to visit us very soon. Kind Regards, Federica Copellino Restaurant Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Finding a location in London that will be a good venue for adults, and will also cater for kids isn't easy, especially if the party is NOT for kids, and indeed you'd rather do without the kids .. Luckily we thought about Tom's Kitchen at Somerset House and even more luckily we met Federica, the manager of the restaurant who... More 

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Thank silviaaroundtheworld
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Dear Silviaaroundtheworld, thank you very much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review about your recent visit at Tom's kitchen Somerset House. It was a pleasure to assist you and I am very happy to hear that you and your friends had a wonderful time during your event. I will definitely share this feedback with the team... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for a dinner with our colleagues and everything was just excellent. The food was very enjoyable and nothing to complain about. We had a pre-ordered menu and a lady from our group wasn't liking the soup of the day, as it was too spicy, we didn't have to ask twice and waiter was more than happy to exchange... More 

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Thank Ulrika V
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Dear Ulrika V, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at Toms Kitchen Somerset House. We are delighted to hear that you and your colleagues have enjoyed your food and found the staff to be very professional and efficient. We will make sure to pass your positive feedback to all of the team members who will... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Food great, staff great, but missed out on dessert as did not arrive in time and we had to leave.. both really disappointed as I am sure that we missed out on a real treat, and have been dreaming about sticky toffee pudding and peanut butter fondant ever since. Would eat there again, but would not recommend the pre theatre... More 

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Thank Michelle O
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Dear Michelle O, Thank you very much for taking the time to post your great comment about food and service at Tom's Kitchen Somerset House. I am very sorry to hear that you missed out on the dessert that you were looking forward to. Please accept our sincere apologies as we definitely do not want our guests to feel disappointed... More 

Surrey
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215 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

Booked the 3 course meal with a glass of Prosecco for £25 through Bookatable. Friendly welcome and efficient staff. We had drinks in the bar which had a nice relaxed atmosphere and the waitress took our coats and hung them up for us. We had an issue with our steak but this was very happily put right and the manager... More 

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Dear JC-the-organizer, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. It was a pleasure to assist you and I am delighted to hear that you and your friends had a great time at Tom's kitchen Somerset House. We are very happy you are recommending us and look forward to welcoming you back very soon.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$19 - $31
Cuisine
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view
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
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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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is not just considered the heart of this bustling London hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most popular cultural attractions including the National Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
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