Spring Restaurant

4.5
1154 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary British
Spring brings warmth and elegance within a beautiful dining space set in the New Wing of the iconic Somerset House, in the arts and cultural heart of London. Led by acclaimed chef Skye Gyngell, food at Spring is celebrated for it"s conviviality and the joyfulness of sharing seasonal produce. Our cooking is heartfelt, wholesome, produce driven, and cooked by a team of people who are passionate about what they do and who feel truly privileged to work with beautiful ingredients. We hope to create an experience which not only sings on the plate but lingers in the memory.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary British
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Hours of operation
Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 2:30pm, 5.30pm - 10pm
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Phone number
020 3011 0115
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Skye Gyngell
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Private party facilities
Private dining can be accommodated in our garden atrium which sits in the heart of the restaurant. It is an enclosed atrium, allowing for dining throughout the year and seats up to 36 people.
For more information please email - joanna@springrestaurant.co.uk
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Private party contact
Joanna: 020 3011 0116
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
New Wing, Somerset House
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Parking details
There is an NCP car park about a ten minute walk from the restaurant.
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Public transit
Closest Tube is Temple which is situated about ten minutes walk from the restaurant.
We are also about ten minutes walk from Waterloo Station and Covent Garden.
Additional
Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
What 1154 People Are Saying
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AB
Oxford
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I regularly meet at Spring for a quiet dinner with three old school friends. It is an occasion we all really look forward to as the food is delicious, the service impeccable and the restaurant always manages to give us our favourite table. 10/10 for another wonderful evening.

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MS
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waitress, Trish definitely deserves a shout out. She offered to explain anything on the menu which was helpful, ie. recommend certain dishes and how they were cooked. Smiled a lot! What more could you ask for?

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Lovely setting and ambience, service good. Thought food was average and expensive

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P
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

great ambiance, amazing decor, super food. Just a bit noisy....

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N
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

I've been to Spring Restaurant a number of times over the years since it opened, and it was one of my favourite restaurants in London. Unfortunately, my most recent visit suggested the restaurant may not be what it used to be. Sad.

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FM
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely table tucked in a corner that felt almost private. The staff were excellent and could answer all our questions about ingredients. The food was some of the best we had had and I would highly recommend Spring to anyone looking for a special meal.

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BH
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Excellent. One of my favourite restaurants. Service is normally exceptional. This was our third visit - the wine advice was superb,you could hear and talk. Service was a bit delayed for our first drink order, which was not the end of the world but expect it to occur on our be on our next visit. We were a six this time and they really made us all welcome. Great for special occasion.

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j
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful, calming and romantic interiors. Go later in the evening as things quieten down.

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c
Milwaukee
46 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely spectacular! A perfect meal in a delightful setting. BRAVO!

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DD
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was delicious and ambience is great. Staff are attentive, particularly the Sommelier who was really helpful.

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h
London
26 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food in very attractive surroundings. Good service and good choice of wines. Quite expensive, so only for a special treat for us!

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K
London
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here to for a very special celebration, and it was perfect. The food is phenomenal, service exemplary and the decor/lighting is soothing and relaxing. We couldn’t have asked for a more special evening!

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WG
Surrey
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been several times now. Food is excellent. I had the octopus and the trout. Superb. Service efficient and friendly. I particularly like the acoustics - even though the restaurant was ful the noise level was low so you could have a decent conversation. A la carte pricy. But set menu v good value.

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CL
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am very glad that I have been to Spring restaurant. My daughter and I have intended to visit for some time. We loved the food which was interesting, delicious and portioned well. The restaurant was calm, relaxing and pretty.
The bill was steep (although not unexpectedly so) and we will visit again but probably for a special occasion only.

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LT
London
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely place, excellent food. And the set lunch menu is actually very good value.

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CC
London
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful decor
Great food
Excellent waiter (Augusto)
Definitely would visit again

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S
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very lovely setting in Somerset House new wing. Airy and gracious decor. Outstanding menu of locally-sourced, creative British modern food.

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m
London
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service excellent, ambiance great. Food not as good as usual. Sommelier excellent.

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AL
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service outstanding; food a little less so, we thought. Interesting wine suggestions.

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A
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

The food is outstanding, innovative, unusual and beautifully done. The Prosecco cocktail was rather lovely as well! The service could not have been more attentive or charming. My only very small quibble would be the decor - not very spring-like and such beautiful rooms - I think they could’ve done more?

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PH
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Lovely environment in which to eat. I did, however, find the savoury food underseasoned. The chocolate cake desert was exceptional.

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s
London
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely setting, top notch food. The wine was excellent as well. Went for a birthday dinner - was my date's birthday - and she loved it. Thank you.

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Y
London
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant food and service. Always delivers! Such a treat!

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n
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

the food was nice but very small portions and VERY expensive.TOO expensive . £30 for a small portion of fish £17 for a vegetable side dish ??? crazy ! £9 for 125ml basic wine also rip off.

A shame as a nice place and food was nice brasserie style food but the price was much too high for what it was. Spraying tables cloths on adjacent tables while we were still finishing our meal also is very off putting!

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Y
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As ever, Spring does not disappoint. A menu inspired by the seasons, with impeccably sourced ingredients. Cooking is light with a deft combination of flavours.

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Half empty and took ages to get order taken and longer to be served - made a leisurely lunch incredibly rushed as a result / main course over cooked which implied it sat under heat lamps for ages despite little pressure on waiters time / then had a waitress spraying the two close tables on either side of us with liquids for ten minutes while we were eating.. not good for an experience naive restaurant

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SH
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing. Wine is seriously overpriced. Overall - great night for a special occasion.

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PE
London
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

This is a lunch spot for a reason. Although the food was good, the service at our evening meal was actually pretty terrible. The waiter seemed I'll trained, the somelier ignored us and forgot our wine. It broke the spell of the space which is beautiful and glamorous (more so during the day). Front of house needs serious attention. As do their customers!

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OS
Hanover
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love it. Have been there already 3 times.
Outstandig foot and service.

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AW
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely evening at Spring. We were not rushed to leave our table, and sat and enjoyed the restaurant for three hours. Incredible meal, and an amazing desert to top it off. A tad pricey, but worth it.

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

They did not tell us a dish was out of an ingredient and served us without the ingredient that we ordered the dish for. Never came back to talk or ask how our meal was for a chance to return. Felt ignored. Seems like it’s trying to be more than it can be. Food was excellent except the potatoes not made properly.

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EE
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

There were 3 of us for this dinner reservation and we dine at great food to table restaurants around the world so we were looking forward to this dinner. The service was terrible as we waited whenever our waitress had to do something. Support staff was good at bringing food after it was ordered. We spent over 2 1/2 hours sitting at our table.
My appetizer was pasta with slow cooked pork which was good. It needed another flavor to give it that WOW. My entree was fish with leeks that was nice but again, lacked the counterbalance flavor that is the hallmark of great chefs.
The pear, hazelnut tart with creme fresh was the driest dessert I’ve ever had. It needed something to counter the drynesss of the tart because creme fresh didn’t do that. I told our server how dry the tart was and she said she was sorry but we still paid for it.
This was the worst meal we had in London this trip and it was the most expensive. We won’t be back,

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M
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As I have already written about this place, can only reiterate my opinion of how much I adore Spring London. The reasons are multiple; the craftsmanship of every plate, the elegance, the lightness yet the substance of the great British cuisine is just worth a visit every time to Spring London.
And the added is that at Spring London you can actually sustain conversations because the noise level is just about perfect.
Thank you for surprising and delighting at every occasion.
Xxx

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S
London
12 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great evening, nice atmosphere, great food and lovely surroundings.

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CL
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the Scratch Menu ethos and execution - the room is stunning and an ideal venue for sophisticated pre theatre dining. With Scratch, you are at the behest of the chef's hands so wouldn't advise for the fussy eaters. Great space and lovely staff

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WN
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Terrible service and bland food

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant- loved the Scratch concept and the food was delicious.

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s
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

The service was so poor that it overshadowed any positives from the food.
30 minute wait for our drinks, after asking no fewer than 4 servers.
25 minutes to get our starter from the set menu, a soup.
50 minutes to get our main dishes from set menu, received wrong item.
1 hour 15 minutes for a starter and main is far too long for lunch.

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AH
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a spectacular dinner at Spring. All four courses were outstanding, couldn't find any faults. The cocktail was to die for with our oysters, and the matched wines were spot on each time. Expensive but worth every pound. Will definitely go back.

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H
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Great setting -good food but pricing has got rather too fierce unless you have set menu

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