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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
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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PARIS
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216 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 997 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Still same quality and service. Located in the wonderful Somerset House, this restaurant is organized in 3 dining rooms and a large bar. Very nice food somewhere between a restaurant and a cafe. Perfect for lunch and dinner.

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Thank marc R
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93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a great find at Somerset House while visiting the Courtauld. Beautifully simple space in such a grand building. We ate in the main dining area but there is also a buffet/cafeteria space for quicker meals. Really a lovely lunch with views of the Thames. The outside terrace would be a wonderful seasonal option. Attentive staff that seemed fresh out... More 

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Thank Rob H
London, United Kingdom
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107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The restaurant is stark (see picture) with very high ceilings, off white walls and oak furniture on a worn parquet floor (see picture). There are several rooms. The lighting is harsh. Some paintings add cheer. The international wine list has 10 reds and 10 whites with a price range from £22 to £55. We asked for the Bourgogne pinot noir.... More 

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2 Thank PeterBibby
Management response:

Dear PeterBibby, Thank you for taking time to review your dining experience at Tom's Kitchen Somerset House. We are glad to hear that overall you had a nice experience and enjoyed the surroundings as well as the service. However we are sorry to hear that some of the dishes which you have ordered where not up to the usual standard.... More 

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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband & I had a great evening on New Years Eve. The food was fantastic. The staff were very attentive! Special thanks to Fredricka who made our night so special! Perfect restaurant to spend New Years Eve with amazing views of the fireworks! The night ended with a signed cook book to take away on which the petit fours... More 

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Thank FisherPandN
Management response:

Dear FisherPandN, Thank you very much for your recent review of your New Years Eve dinner at Toms Kitchen Somerset House. We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your food and found the staff to be attentive. We will make sure to pass your positive feedback to all of the team members who will be delighted to hear... More 

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked and had a 7 course New Years Eve dinner at Toms Kitchen. What a fabulous evening it was from the start. Friendly staff, champagne and canapé on arrival and outstanding views of the Thames. The restaurant was beautiful and warm friendly atmosphere had by all. The meal was superb and I cannot say that one course was not... More 

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Thank Helen D
Management response:

Dear Helen D, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your New Years Eve dinner at Toms Kitchen Somerset House. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed the 7 course meal and also the lovely views of the Thames for the fireworks. Your review has been passed onto all of the team members who... More 

London
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432 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 329 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner in January - which I think sets a context for the review. It was a fixed price affair - 3 course,glass of prosseco & tea/coffee for £25 Somerset House is wonderful and Tom's kitchen has the prime spot with the views onto the River. If you can get one of the window tables that's a good thing... More 

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Thank trwilbury
Management response:

Dear trwilbury, We are delighted to hear that you've enjoyed the lovely views of Somerset House and the food on offer. In addition, thank you for your lovely comments in regards to the waitress which served you. Your review has been passed onto our Head Chef to ensure that all comments are reviewed and actioned accordingly. We do hope to... More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very mixed experience. The food is pretty good - although the kitchen got very mixed up the night we were there and brought a side dish instead of the vegetarian main. Despite overhearing us discussing about this, the waitress did nothing and we had to call her back over to ask why we hadn't been served what we ordered.... More 

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Thank julia_c_travels
Management response:

Dear julia_c_travels, 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 the food and found the staff to be friendly. We would like to discuss your feedback in more detail, kindly send us an email on Federica.Copellino@tksomersethouse with your contact details. We look forward to... More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a let down... 25 of us booked for our Christmas team lunch. Pre ordered to presumably save the kitchen team time and hassle. Well what point it really served that day who knows!.. 1st course took over an hour to come out. Then it sat on the side for 15 mins getting cold whilst they waited for all 25... More 

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Thank Sazzle1986-smh
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Dear Sazzle1986-smh, Thank you for your feedback following your recent team lunch at Tom's Kitchen Somerset House. We are sorry to hear about your experience and would like to discuss this further. Could you kindly send us an email on Federica.Copellino@tksomersethouse.co.uk with your contact details. Kind Regards Federica Copellino Restaurant Manager More 

Ulverston, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and nicely presented. Attentive staff with pleasant personalities. Pre Christmas atmosphere was lovely. Tom's deli is also worth a visit in the same building. Various light lunches and cakes as well as a good selection of deli take away choices.

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Thank LizM-S212
Management response:

Dear LizM-S212, Thank you for a lovely feedback following your visit to Tom's Kitchen at Somerset House. We are delighted that you've enjoyed the food and the ambience of the restaurant. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards, Federica Copellino Restaurant Manager More 

Canberra, Australia
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a light lunch: fish and chips and schnitzel with a green salad did the trick nicely! Good service and excellent food in a lovely setting.

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Thank Gattaca616
Management response:

Dear Gattaca616, Thank you for taking the time to post a positive review of your visit to Tom's Kitchen at Somerset House. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your lunch with us. I will share your feedback with the team and we look forward to your next visit. Kind Regards, Federica Copellino Restaurant Manager 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
US$ 18 - US$ 31
Cuisine
European, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 16:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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