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Tom's Kitchen Somerset House

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Tom's Kitchen Somerset House Strand, London WC2R 1LA, England
020-7845-4646
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Living an hour North of London, we now see it as a pleasant place for an occasional day out trip, especially if our destination is a bit special. We found the Terrace earlier in the summer and put it our list of "must try". And we're delighted we did - great cocktails and very tasty burger and chips. All in... More 

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Wales
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77 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This review is for the roof terrace bar rather than the indoor venue. On a boiling hot day I was glad to sit in the shade and watch the world go by whilst enjoying an ice cold cider. The Breton Cidre cost £5 a bottle which isn't bad for the location. There is a lovely atmosphere with gentle music and... More 

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Munich, Germany
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247 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great space for a restaurant, plenty of room, right by the river and good central location. Food was fresh, well cooked but a bit expensive e.g. £16 for fish and chip, drinks also fairly expensive. In part this is acceptable for quality of food and location however the place was noisy. Internally great rooms but lots of hard... More 

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Tadworth, United Kingdom
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221 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are adding a top chef's name to a restaurant then it is reasonable to expect commensurate food. If it did not pretend to be top tier then I probably would have given it 4 stars. While we enjoyed the food , it was no more than good for a "non-name" restaurant. Trading off the name of a celebrated... More 

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Surrey, U.K.
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered the 3 courses for £25 at 6pm one evening last week. Just as well we had 3 courses as the main course was tiny! It was fish pie, very nice but not much of it. Could not believe I was charged £9.50 for a glass of wine at the bar before our meal; I was not given a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived relatively early for brunch, greeted by a quiet empty restaurant. We were told to arrive early which we did but it looked like they were still setting up despite being open. Once seated it seemed like the staff were more interested in discussing Saturday night antics then serving or even checking if diners were ready to order. If you... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took advantage of a £25 offer for 3 courses with cocktail and tea/coffee at this restaurant. When we arrived we were told that due to gas problems they had changed the menu. Not a real problem as the amended menu had things we could eat. Service was good but this was helped by the fact that the restaurant was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is quality food for not too much money. I must say we had a three course meal each accompanied with a bottle of wine and it was just under 100 quid. The food was amazing and the atmosphere is also very good.

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London, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Despite some of the reviews, we nevertheless decided to dine here last Thursday. I had mentioned on the on line booking that it was our 15th wedding anniversary. When we arrived, we were welcomed with "congratulations, I understand it's your wedding anniversary". We were shown to our table (lovely table next to the window) and the restaurant manager (Federica?) came... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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227 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was hard to get down to the actually delicious food when the AC didn't work. They had it. It just wasn't turned on. They were very accommodating given the fact that it was dull Monday night. spent nearly 800 pounds there. they worked with us for a bday dinner and brought out a real end of meal treat for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $33
Cuisine
European, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
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: Tom's Kitchen Somerset House Strand, 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: 020-7845-4646
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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