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survey result

Summary

£92
 ££££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Still a classic” – this “elegant” destination in “Westminster’s lovely former library” has long been one of London’s most pre-eminent posh Indians; and its “interesting and idiosyncratic” cuisine has made it “something of an institution” (including amongst the politico classes – “being within division bell distance of Parliament, there’s a fair chance of spotting a well-known face or two”). Its enjoyment was “tempered by episodes of wobbly service over the last year”, however, and those who found the staff “over-stretched” were more likely to judge it “too expensive”.

Summary

£84
 ££££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“It’s been around a long time and is perhaps now overshadowed by newcomers like Gymkhana”, but this posh nouvelle Indian remains one of London’s most popular grand restaurants (and still features in our Top 40 most mentioned ranking) and many folks’ “go-to fancy Indian”. Set in Westminster’s “fantastic” old Public Library it has “a lovely club-like feel, with the bookshelves reaching to the ceiling” – an incongruous but somehow fitting backdrop for Vivek Singh’s “beautiful, innovative, nouvelle-Indian food” (“lots of complex flavours and some bite”). This was not a vintage year for its survey results, however, with gripes about “variable food, and service that ebbs and flows, which just isn’t acceptable at these prices”.

Summary

£84
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Vivek Singh’s “refined cuisine” served in the “magnificent” (slightly “cavernous”) setting of the old Westminster Public Library still creates a winning formula for London’s grandest nouvelle Indian, which is nowadays one of the Top-40 most-mentioned restaurants in town. If it were not quite so “expensive”, its ratings would reach even loftier heights.

Summary

£74
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

For “inspirational Indian cuisine in a very classy setting”, this “impressive”, “airy” edifice that originally housed Westminster Public Library, would be many reporters’ top choice in London. It can seem “a little stuffy”, and even fans agree “you pay the price”, but disappointments are rare.

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Owner's description

Set in the historic Grade II listed former Westminster Library; The Cinnamon Club is an institution in the world of Indian fine dining. The original modern Indian restaurant in London, The Cinnamon Club has a long history of serving innovative and creative Indian cuisine in a magnificently majestic setting.

Re-opening in 2015 following a major refurbishment, Executive Chef Vivek Singh and Head Chef Rakesh Ravindran Nair have developed a stunning new menu that combines The Cinnamon Club’s signatures with new dishes and celebratory platters. The Cinnamon Club is committed to pushing boundaries and continues to evolve its trademark Indian dining experience.

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Pretheatre   £30.00
SundayLunch   £45.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 95.00 Always Available 7

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£12.50 £29.00 £8.00 £10.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £28.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Bread £4.00
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details

Yes
Highchair, Portions
60, 30
No trainers
130
Yes

The Cinnamon Club Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Cinnamon Club Restaurant in SW1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Cinnamon Club restaurant.
Daniel C
Delicious Indian inspired food, so much var...
Reviewed 4 months, 1 day ago

"Delicious Indian inspired food, so much variety and flavour. Characterful old room too."

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Old Westminster Library, Great Smith St, London, SW1P 3BU
Opening hours

lunch noon - 2.45 pm, Sun - 3pm, dinner 6 pm - 10.45 pm, Sun 5:30pm - 9pm
Last orders: 10.30 pm

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