London Restaurants

Simpson's Tavern

  • 38½ Cornhill Map It
  • The City
  • British

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

The City of London's oldest tavern and chop house was founded in 1757 and is as every bit as raucous now as the day it opened. Approached via a cobbled Dickensian alley off Cornhill, it draws those who revel in the boarding school surroundings and are eager to down oodles of claret and English tavern-style grub—think potted shrimps, steak-and-kidney pie, grilled chump chops, and pots of stewed cheese. Desserts are schoolboy favorites like spotted dick and custard, and shared oak bench stalls, green cushions, and merry service all add to the charm.

Restaurant Information


Ball Court, 38½ Cornhill, London, EC3V 9DR, England

Map It



Restaurant Details:

  • Closed weekends. No dinner

Published 08/30/2016


Book A Trip



  • CARS

Map View

What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Sights
  • Hotels

See all restaurants in London