The Cinnamon Club

4.4
5987 Reviews
£41 and over
Indian
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.

Experiences

  • Celebration Feast at The Cinnamon Club

    £48.00 per person

    Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2021

    To celebrate 20 years of The Cinnamon Club, we present a few of our favourite dishes and classics from the last 20 years.
  • Christmas Day

    £125.00 per person

    Dec 25, 2021 only

    Christmas Day has never looked better! Enjoy a bountiful banquet in the elegant surroundings of The Cinnamon Club’s exquisite Old Westminster Library. Oozing with style and sophistication, this will add a touch of class to a wonderfully festive feast. The Christmas Day 5 Course menu (priced at £125 per person) includes a sparkling cocktail on arrival along with a selection of side dishes and deliciously petite fours to round off your dining experience.
  • 8 Course Tasting menu

    £85.00 per person

    Sep 1 - Dec 24, 2021

    Enjoy the complete experience of The Old Westminster Library for lunch and dinner and indulge yourself with dishes such as Spiced lamb mille-feuille or Grilled Spencer Gulf king prawns with Alleppey curry sauce. And if you are a wine lover, you can add a flight of premium wines, our head sommelier Giovanni Deluca has found a wine pairing for each course to take your dining experience to another level.
  • Legendary Library Lunch

    £30.00 per person

    Sep 1 - Dec 24, 2021

    Bring together family and friends and make your lunch extra special! If you love lunching, we present our NEW lunch set menu! It's even better than before and you can now enjoy three courses for £30. Available Monday to Saturday from 12pm to 2:30 We make sure that our dishes are prepared in the most authentic way possible adding an unforgettable experience for our guests.
  • Early & Late Dinner Set Menu

    £35.00 per person

    Sep 1 - Dec 24, 2021

    Enjoy your evening at The Cinnamon Club. We have a special menu available Monday to Saturday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm or from 9:00pm and onwards. Tuck into dishes such as Slow braised Koorgi pork belly with soy and honey or Kerala fish curry - pollock in kokum berry sauce, lemon rice. The 3-course menu is priced at £35 per person.
  • New Year's Eve Menu

    £125.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Enjoy a bountiful banquet in the elegant surroundings of The Cinnamon Club’s exquisite Old Westminster Library. Oozing with style and sophistication, this will add a touch of class to a wonderfully festive feast. Enjoy this New Year's Eve with a 5 Course menu (priced at £125 per person) that includes a sparkling cocktail on arrival along with a selection of side dishes and deliciously petite fours to round off your dining experience.
  • London Restaurant Festival

    £48.00 per person

    Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2021

    Join us at The Cinnamon Club to celebrate the 13th London Restaurant Festival this October! To celebrate the return of the London Restaurant Festival, we will be serving up an exclusive new menu at the iconic Westminster Library. Immerse yourself in a five-star foodie experience at the iconic Westminster Library with a seductive 5-course tasting menu.

Offers

  • Collect 1,000 bonus points

    Mon - Wed 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    Receive points for dining rewards, KAYAK hotel savings and more.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 5987 people are saying
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RachelB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food excellent service v good . There pulled out the stops for my fiancé 50th birthday. One problem it got too noisy

JB
JayBee
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Terrible service, forgot about us after seating us until I flagged after half an hour of not even being offered water. Tasting menu tasted pretty bland, was expecting to be blown away by flavour for that price. Courses took ages to come, all in all we were there for 4 hours and desperate to leave by the end.

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Devon
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Surprisingly noisy and less special for having so many diners. Food was interesting & good though

AM
AnnMcG
London
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was spectacular as ever, bar was very slow and had to ask for service. General service wasn't as good as normal but they were very busy. Food was wonderful as ever, overall we had a great night!!

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Hedgehog
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very slow bringing apperitif although there had been a problem in the kitchen. It's a pity they didn't actually tell us that though. Apart from that the rest of the evening was lovely with interesting flavours, courses came at the right speed, the wine pairing was very good. Good value.

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. The staff were very attentive and friendly. The food exceeded expectations. The restaurant being in an old library makes it really calm and relaxed. Highly recommend.

LF
LewisF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Fantastic food, could not fault the flavours, absolutely worth a visit.
Alas, the service could/should have been more attentive and enthusiastic in their service

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Tourist
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, friendly staff and lovely setting! Would recommend.

MW
MarkW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

After booking a few weeks in advance we arrived on time only to find that rather than being in a main room of the restaurant that was light and full of life we were led to a room that was dark, lacking in any atmosphere and felt like eating in an office. At this point we left which is a shame as on previous occasions the experience has always been a good one. Normally I would recommend (and have recommended the Cinnamon Club but this occasion I just couldn't).

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vipMazzadines
London
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Celebrating my friends’ recent wedding so a special occasion. Disappointing that the cocktail bar downstairs is closed and the bar lacked any atmosphere. The welcome from Front of House was not great I felt that was a training issue. The restaurant is beautiful as it has always been. We went for the celebration menu and the food was tasty, especially the lamb main course. The service was fine but not brilliant. The courses were rushed out in quick succession and it felt like we were being rushed through for the next set of covers until I requested that they slowed down. It felt like there was a lack of really well trained staff and that they were finding my feet which I wasn’t expecting at the Cinnamon Club where the bill was over £300. I expect service to be well judged and professional at that level of dining

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional food and attentive service. We opted for the taster menu with no regret. We’ll be back

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EPlocal
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Unwelcoming gloomy place. Unwelcoming gloomy staff. Poor food.

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evie71
London
32 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was the absolute highlight of the visit. Beautiful flavours in every bite, couldn’t fault the meal. Service was superb. We were celebrating our 10th anniversary and our waiter really looked after us. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

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Shooie49
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent - service and food brilliant. Was lovely to be the four of us having a good time and being thoroughly spoiled…can’t wait to come back. So much of the menu to be tried thank you Cinnamon Club

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RonaldW
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was a nice special occasion restaurant situated in an old London library with some of the books still on the shelves. The service was good and the food was as is expected in this type of restaurant. However the men's' room cleanliness was adequate but not up to a very high standard expected from this type of establishment and only one of the wash basins was working.

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AlisonG
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food as always and a great buzz. Never fails to please

SM
SeyjM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food and service was great! It is a great place to have a work dinner. Hari the waiter was so lovely and explained the dishes really well!

They seemed to have invested a lot into students and getting young people into the industry which is awesome however can cause a little bit of a delay with the orders, however we were willing to wait.

I have been receiving raving comments all day today from my team explaining how they had such a wonderful night.

Thank you Cinnamon Club!

SM
SwagM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food was generally good but one dish (Cauliflower) was poor. Staff didn't really want to know!

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Chelseaboys
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Central location , good portion sizes , perfect setting.

DJ
DavidJ
Kent
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The celebration menu for September was excellent. The restaurant showed creativity in menu design [simpler dishes -hence 4 stars - but good portion control to produce a satisfying tasting menu/ feast], cooking [quality ingredients skilfully -cooked and artistically presented] and value for money [set price]. Everything we had come to expect from The Cinnamon Club was in evidence. Service was friendly, welcoming and skilful. We had a delightful lunch in every respect; for us it was very pleasurable return to an old favourite and a relief to see this good restaurant emerge unscathed from the recent difficulties of the lockdowns.

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Chiara
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Butter Chicken special was outstanding. As was the lamb starter.

AS
AtulS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best India food in London and we know our food well and have eaten at most fine dining places. Smaller portions so order well.

PJ
PeterJ
Cambridge
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been a while but good to be back on a busy Monday evening

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Donna
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were very attentive, despite waiting for 5 minutes to be shown to our table as the maitre de was on the phone. The food was exquisite as was the wine. We had salmon followed by salt marsh lamb the flavours and textures were perfect. With a bottle of wine, the bill was £147, which I thought was excessive

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SnKe
London
23 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Have eaten here more than a dozen times & it never disappoints both food & service are very good as well as a good wine list. The only negative is that is is very noisy as all surfaces are hard

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vipAnnieDow
London
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Celebration for our Danish niece's 18th birthday so a family gathering of 8 with Danish relatives we haven't seen since before Covid. The food, drink and service were all great but our table was disappointing given I'd booked over a month in advance. We were in a darkened sub area which was incredibly hot and tricky for us to chat as a group. It was still a lovely evening, just wish we'd been in the main room.

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OrtalE
London
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Not a bad food but not wow also

I’ll not come back again

DC
DaveC
London
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a fabulous meal. Food was fantastic and service was superb. Will definitely return.

GA
GrahamA
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The waiter suggested that he would pick 4 starters and 4 main courses, creating almost a tasting menu for the 4 of us. His suggestions were a gastronomic delight washed down by Bengali gin and tonics- again his suggestion. Such outstanding service. Unfortunately we didn’t get his name. We are regular diners and this has reinforced our belief in the restaurant.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Has been before but this was the first time post covid .
Was happy with level of social distancing and sanitizer available .
The ambience and setting is really nice ( old disused library still with books and cases around the edge.
We were directed to a table that was on the path of the entry point , m

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Natters
London
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was different and really delicious. I had the salmon starter and the lamb main course and they were both great choices. We tasted each other’s dishes and the kingfish starter and chicken mains were also also delicious. The selection of tandoori breads was great as was the garlic and coriander naan although for 3 of us the assorted bread AND 2 garlic and coriander naans was too much. The waiter was great - gave us great advice and sorted out pistachio kulfi for me even though it was only on the tasting menu. He was also really friendly and engaged with us. We thought it was really good value considering the experience and the quality of food and service. It was actually not a special occasion but there was not space for family meal as an option.

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NickC
Kent
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service great venue, great experience. Would definitely reccomend a visit.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience with the tasting menu and flight of wine. Exquisite food and impeccable service. Worth it every time I visit.

WC
WillC
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was excellent as ever. However service was pretty slow and waited a long time for our drinks.
Despite telling them it was a treat for my wifes birthday they managed to forget this. Made more frustrating and obvious as the adjacent table was an anniversary and they got made a fuss of. As did another table celebrating a birthday.

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Foodie
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

This was our 1st visit to the Cinnamon Club.
How refreshing not to have overbearing music being played. Convivial atmosphere in the authentic surroundings of a former library. Nothing contrived here.
The food was delicious. I enjoyed the contemporary and lighter style of the dishes. The accompanying, recommended wines were beautiful.
The evening was slightly marred by slow and at times forgetful service. Our Amuse Bouche arrived at the same time as the Starters (and only after we had requested them). The Dessert Menu had also not been updated so that I didn’t receive the dessert that I ordered. This was a bit disappointing and unexpected in a restaurant of this calibre.
The restaurant amended the bill to reflect this.
I can’t give a simple yes or know as to whether I would recommend this restaurant. I probably would but with a little clarification.

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linda
London
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The atmosphere is lovely but my pork belly was over cooked which I was very disappointed appointed about! The starter was delicious though.

AG
AGMC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience4

Excellent food let down by exceptionally poor service. After being seated our table was ignored for 30 mins. In order to get service, we had to approach the reception desk. Not one member of waiting staff ever looked in our direction - they appear to be trained to ignore our table.

The tasting menu was a real treat, and the courses were well spaced.

We asked a passing member of staff for our bill at the end of the meal. When we realized we had waited a further 20 mins for the bill we approach the reception desk again - this was the only way to gain any attention.

When leaving we ask to leave a compliant, the staff were unable to provide any contact details - all in all the service was hugely disappointing.

DG
DuncanG
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fabulous. We had the set menu and it was outstanding. Highly recommend.

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thomass
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent as always. Finest ingredients, wonderful spices.

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Captain1234
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good, imaginative Indian cuisine in the unique setting of an old library. Class.

FAQs

The Cinnamon Club does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo, Supper London and Uber Eats. The Cinnamon Club also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7222 2555.

The Cinnamon Club is rated 4.4 stars by 5987 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.