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The restaurant has seating arranged in stalls

The layout remains traditional to
19th Century style

The restaurant has seating arranged in stalls

The layout remains traditional to
19th Century style

For an enchanting dining experience take a step back in time to Simpsons Tavern, a unique Dickensian institution approached via Dickensian alley from Cornhill, which layout remains the same since 18th Century.

Opened since 1757, Simpsons Tavern is considered to be an Historic institution in London. Loved by generations of City Workers, visitors to London, and those who simply love good traditional English food. The Tavern has enjoyed the buzz of the City since 1757 to this very day.

Simpsons Tavern lays within a Dickensian cobbled pathway and traditional courtyard and remains a much loved treasure of the City of London. An enchanting experience for all our regulars and visitors alike.
For an enchanting dining experience take a step back in time to Simpsons Tavern, a unique Dickensian institution approached via Dickensian alley from Cornhill, which layout remains the same since 18th Century.

Opened since 1757, Simpsons Tavern is considered to be an Historic institution in London. Loved by generations of City Workers, visitors to London, and those who simply love good traditional English food. The Tavern has enjoyed the buzz of the City since 1757 to this very day.

Simpsons Tavern lays within a Dickensian cobbled pathway and traditional courtyard and remains a much loved treasure of the City of London. An enchanting experience for all our regulars and visitors alike.

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We also cater for

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In 1723 Thomas Simpson opened his first Fish Ordinary Restaurant in Bell Alley, Billingsgate. His clientele was mainly those who worked in the fish market who bought him fish which he would prepare specially. After the demolition of Bell Alley he resumed work purchasing the Queen's Arms, Bird in Hand Court, Cheapside.

Traditions and customs were strictly maintained at mealtimes by the Chairman who would preside over each meal. It was they who, for instance, would ensure that lunch would start promptly at one, introduce notable guests and measure the cheese. Many of them were noted for their longevity of life.
In 1723 Thomas Simpson opened his first Fish Ordinary Restaurant in Bell Alley, Billingsgate. His clientele was mainly those who worked in the fish market who bought him fish which he would prepare specially. After the demolition of Bell Alley he resumed work purchasing the Queen's Arms, Bird in Hand Court, Cheapside.

Traditions and customs were strictly maintained at mealtimes by the Chairman who would preside over each meal. It was they who, for instance, would ensure that lunch would start promptly at one, introduce notable guests and measure the cheese. Many of them were noted for their longevity of life.
Thomas Simpson founded the present site of Simpson's in 1757 which was a gift to him from his father. It is situated opposite The Jamaica Wine House where Pasque Rosee in the mid seventeenth century founded the first London Coffee House.

It was not until 1916 that ladies were admitted and even well into the 20th century 2/- would buy 'The Original Fish Dinner' at one o'clock. Although 2/- will not buy what it did in the 1750's, you can still enjoy everything Simpson's has been noted for over the past 250 years.
Thomas Simpson founded the present site of Simpson's in 1757 which was a gift to him from his father. It is situated opposite The Jamaica Wine House where Pasque Rosee in the mid seventeenth century founded the first London Coffee House.

It was not until 1916 that ladies were admitted and even well into the 20th century 2/- would buy 'The Original Fish Dinner' at one o'clock. Although 2/- will not buy what it did in the 1750's, you can still enjoy everything Simpson's has been noted for over the past 250 years.

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OPENING HOURS


Open:
Mon 11.30am

Open:
Tues-Fri 8.30am


Last Orders:
Mon-Fri 3.30pm


Breakfast Orders:
Tues-Fri 8-10.30am

OPENING HOURS


Open:
Mon 11.30am

Open:
Tues-Fri 8.30am


Last Orders:
Mon-Fri 3.30pm


Breakfast Orders:
Tues-Fri 8-10.30am

“Subdue your appetite, my dears, and you've conquered human nature”

Charles Dickens

“Subdue your appetite, my dears, and you've conquered human nature”

Charles Dickens

Simpsons Tavern caters for private bookings and functions, for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and has a neutral setting for meetings and can be booked even outside normal Business Hours. We always celebrate our country's main events so be sure to book your place beforehand.


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40 - 120 guests

tailormade menus available
Simpsons Tavern caters for private bookings and functions, for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and has a neutral setting for meetings and can be booked even outside normal Business Hours. We always celebrate our country's main events so be sure to book your place beforehand.


Sign up to our Newsletter for up to date news and events.


40 - 120 guests

tailormade menus available