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Tom's Kitchen Somerset House

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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Somerset House, London WC2R 1LA, England
+44 20 7845 4646
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Today
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I visited with my mum on a Saturday evening after going to a West End show. The location is perfect, situated in the beautiful and historic Somerset House. We arrived early for our booking and the bar was quite busy with only one bartender so we wandered outside and found a Peroni bar which had a great atmosphere and a... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were visiting London from Boston Ma and our cousin (who lives in London) recommended we meet here for dinner. We had a fabulous time. Great food,atmosphere, and service. We had a female server who was attentive and hospitable. Another male server (i believe his name was Eduardo) also helped out. He was very friendly and very kind to our... More 

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federicacopellino, Manager at Tom's Kitchen Somerset House, responded to this review

Dear JesOB, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Toms Kitchen in Somerset House. We are very pleased to hear that you and your family have enjoyed your experience with us. In addition,thank you for your lovely comments regarding the great food, atmosphere and service. We will make sure to pass your positive feedback to... More 

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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went with my daughter who is vegeterian. She choose endive salad as a mains, which I almost went for. I have never seen anything as bad as this. 5-6 leaves with a few scattered walnuts and tiny ammount of soured cream! It canbe only served as a salad never as a main course. Mine steak was minute, quite tough.... More 

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federicacopellino, Manager at Tom's Kitchen Somerset House, responded to this review

Dear Tava52, Thank you for taking the time to share you feedback about your recent visit at Tom's kitchen Somerset House. I would like to express my sincere apologies to you and your daughter for the disappointing meal you had. I have discussed your comments with the Head Chef and we will take your constructive feedback into consideration. Please do... More 

Loughborough
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely setting for a special day. The food was excellent, we had the brunch, which was pre-ordered as we were a party of 12. Was well presented, tasty and good size portions. The setting was perfect, there was a bar on the terrace, which was super in the sunshine. The staff were very attentive😁.

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Thank Sket
federicacopellino, Manager at Tom's Kitchen Somerset House, responded to this review

Dear Sket, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at Toms Kitchen Somerset House. We are very pleased to hear that you have enjoyed our Brunch menu. In addition, thank you for your lovely comments regarding the tasty food and the attentive staff. We will make sure to pass your positive feedback to all of the... More 

Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My endive, blue cheese and walnut salad arrived without walnuts. My grilled asparagus with orzo pasta was one measly piece of asparagus split in half with over-cooked pasta. We were initially told by a nonchalant and rude manager "thats how the dish comes" then later "it is the kitchen's fault". To compensate for this the manager took off the optional... More 

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federicacopellino, Manager at Tom's Kitchen Somerset House, responded to this review

Dear Emerald2016, Thank you very much for taking the time share your feedback with us. I am sorry to hear about your recent experience at Tom's Kitchen Somerset House. I appreciated if you could please contact me directly at your earliest convenience as I would like to investigate this issue further. federica.copellino@tksomersethouse.co.uk Best regards, Federica Copellino Restaurant Manager More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food. Nice airy surroundings. Professional friendly service. They have a nice touch of having small dishes if you are not up to a big main meal. I had a truffle dish and a lamb dish. The lamb dish was excellent. The truffle dish smelled a little odd (and they didn't charge for it). I believe it was a hiccup.... More 

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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

1st time in this restaurant. The food was excellent, good choice on the menu. Really good location. Somerset House looks stunning at night. Only slight criticism was that the cocktail I had didn't really taste like it had alcohol in, more like lime flavoured water. Not sure if our waiter was new but it took a long time for drinks... More 

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federicacopellino, Manager at Tom's Kitchen Somerset House, responded to this review

Dear SDGough, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your recent visit to Tom's Kitchen in Somerset House. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your first visit and found the meal to be excellent. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your cocktail and experienced delay in receiving your drinks.... More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by Tom's Kitchen at Somerset House for lunch. I found the food well prepared, fresh and tasty. The service was good as well as the atmosphere. Comfortable, relaxing place for a delightful lunch.

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federicacopellino, Manager at Tom's Kitchen Somerset House, responded to this review

Dear Joe B, Thank you very much for your lovely feedback following your recent visit to Toms Kitchen in Somerset House. We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your lunch with us and found the experience to be comfortable and delightful. We will make sure to pass your positive feedback to all of the team members. We hope... More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Modern English restaurant in the iconic setting of Somerset House. Good well prepared and presented food using local (English) seasonal produce were possible. Service very good. The only disappointment was the price and choice of wine. Not enough at a mid price range.

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federicacopellino, Manager at Tom's Kitchen Somerset House, responded to this review

Dear Steven H, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Toms Kitchen in Somerset House. We are very pleased to hear that you have enjoyed our seasonal menu and your experience with us. In addition, thank you for your feedback regarding the wine selection. We will make sure to take your constructive comments into consideration.... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today. The food was sub par to say the least. Dry burger and the food wasn't the freshest. Worst of all we were told we had to wait half an hour in the bar as we had not made a reservation. We decided to make to check online. Since there was a slot available we made an immediate reservation... More 

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federicacopellino, Manager at Tom's Kitchen Somerset House, responded to this review

Dear mikemax2020, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at Toms Kitchen Somerset House. I would like to discuss this further, could you please email me directly with your details, federica.copellino@tksomersethouse.co.uk I look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Federica Copellino Restaurant Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 32
Cuisine
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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