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Summary

£75
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The atmospheric book-lined walls of Westminster’s former public library are a highlight” and add “a lot of character” to Vivek Singh’s famous venue a short stroll from the Palace of Westminster: one of the Top 40 most-mentioned restaurants in our annual diners’ poll and the best-known top Indian destination. “It’s worth a visit just for the bar!” – where an evening often commences – but the prime attraction is “clever”, “high-end” nouvelle Indian food “that’s truly different” and with “very delicate spicing”. “The huge area can make service a challenge” but generally staff cope well.

Summary

£79
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Amazing surroundings in the old Westminster Library, a stone’s throw from the Houses of Parliament”, provide a “very stately” backdrop to a meal at Vivek Singh’s acclaimed venue – still one of London’s best-known and most impressively located destinations. “Start with cinnamon-based cocktails” in the bar and then progress to the “gourmet-level” cuisine, which has “flavour packed into every morsel”. Amongst quibbles this year was the odd dish that “lacked zip” and a feeling that all the grandeur can feel “sterile”. But the final verdict – “this is true high-end Indian dining”.

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” in the last survey, however, and those who found the staff “over-stretched” were more likely to judge it “too expensive”.

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”.

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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
Lunch £30.00 £35.00
Pretheatre   £38.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 90.00 Dinner only 8
Menu2   Dinner only 8

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£4.00 £28.50 £8.00 £9.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £28.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
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.
M C
Excellent service and good food...
Reviewed 9 months, 10 days ago

"Excellent service and good food"

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Old Westminster Library, Great Smith St, London, SW1P 3BU
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
SundayCLOSED

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