Events at Simpson's

For special events and celebrations, Simpson's offers two elegant spaces, the West Room and the Regency Room, that can be arranged and dressed to suit your requirements.

The West Room

The West Room is located on the first floor of Simpson’s in the Strand and is a delightfully light and elegant space, with Wedgwood friezes and a high domed ceiling.

Cocktail Reception – 180
Theatre Style – 70
Round – 100
Dinner Dance – 70
Boardroom – 24
Classroom – 20
Cabaret Style – 25
Buffet Standing – 150
Buffet Seated – 50

The Regency Room

With huge Waterford crystal chandeliers and elegant decorative oil paintings, this flexible room is equally suited to lively celebrations or more conventional affairs.

Cocktail Reception – 250
Theatre Style – 150
Round – 140
Dinner Dance – 90
Boardroom – 30
Round with Stage – 120
Classroom – 80
U-Shaped – 35
Cabaret Style – 72
Buffet Standing – 200
Buffet Seated – 80



The Knight's Bar

The Knight’s Bar at Simpson’s in the Strand has created a cocktail menu to celebrate the reopening. Taking inspiration from the fact that Simpson’s has been a corner-stone of British culture for nearly 200 years, two talented bartenders, overseen by bartending legend and head bartender of the American Bar, Erik Lorincz, have created an exciting Gin menu that celebrates the quirks and characteristics of the best of British culture.

Many of the cocktails feature the Simpson’s London Dry Gin and the Simpson’s Old Tom Gin that have been exclusively created for the restaurant by Blackdown Distillery, award-winning producer of finely crafted spirits based in West Sussex. The Simpson’s Old Tom Gin is sweetened by botanicals rather than sugar, using sap from the birch trees surrounding Blackdown, black cardamom, liquorice and star anise. 

Joshua Da Costa and Harry Brereton are the two bartenders behind the creation of the cocktail menu. Previously working in the Knight’s Bar before restoration, the talented duo took up roles behind the American Bar and the Beaufort Bar respectively to hone their skills and work on the menu concept. You can see traits of each bar represented in the cocktails; take O.M.G!, created by Da Costa, a traditional cocktail paying tribute to past Simpson’s guest Winston Churchill; and Don’t Make a Fuss, created by Brereton, a more theatrical cocktail alluding to the British ‘stiff upper lip’, and featuring a red sugar lipstick print on the side of the glass.



Stories in the Strand

We have hosted the great and good

Charles Dickens, George Bernard Shaw, Benjamin Disraeli and William Gladstone were all Simpson’s regulars. P.G. Wodehouse described the restaurant as a “restful temple of food”.