Spring Restaurant

4.5
1207 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
£26 to £40
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.

What 1207 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Quiet
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
OT
London
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal. We ate the lamb and veal and both were perfect.

Report
Helpful
MD
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Scratch menu was outstanding. Very tasty, beautifully presented and GREAT value. The service was outstanding with very helpful and knowledgeable wait staff.
We will definitely be back!!

Report
Helpful
w
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We absolutely love Spring, one of the best restaurants in London in our opinion ! Amazing, incredibly fresh produce of the highest quality, incredibly attentive and friendly staff and the chocolate cake is to die for !!

Report
Helpful
LW
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really happy I chose Spring for a client lunch - the service was very efficient, we weren't rushed, everyone loved the food and wine. Would definitely come back for business or pleasure to eat delicious seasonal food in beautiful surrounds.

Report
Helpful
NL
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is very nice and the staff is very friendly. I had a memorable birthday dinner. THank you.

Report
Helpful
NF
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spring is lovely. The chef has a wonderful palate, which translates to flavors delicate and robust. We live too far away to visit Spring in the near future.

Report
Helpful
SB
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Excellent food but very disappointed by vegetarian options. I booked this for my friend who is a vegetarian and there was only one dish on the whole menu that she could eat.

Report
Helpful
BM
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had never been to Spring before and was a little concerned, as this was an important business meeting but was going on a recommendation, that it was different but very high quality. I wasn't disappointed and neither were my guests. Spring will now be one of my top go to venues for business and social events, as it might well be for my guests.

Report
Helpful
PR
London
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Only in London for 24 hours to take my mother for dinner, Spring has become our new local and a traditional spot. Amazing food and wonderful location makes it very special. Thanks for a cracking night. Need one in Australia.

Report
Helpful
IR
London
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food and ambiance where outstanding..

A bit expensive but it is London.

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Overall, we wanted to like the restaurant. It was a little difficult to find, but no big deal.

The restaurant was very spacious on a Friday night @7, so the staff weren’t too busy. Yet there was a ton of time in between waitress checkins, until we asked for the check, then it was an instant response.

The food was good. Not worth the price, but we knew ahead of time that it was going to be expensive.

Cocktail menu was light and uninspiring.

On the plus side, the oysters were huge and delicious, big pro there.

Definitely a disappointing experience. Would not re-visit.

Report
Helpful
I
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A very lovely restaurant for a date night, nice and quiet atmosphere.

Report
Helpful
SE
Bath
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved the Scratch menu: well cooked; portions not too huge; v.pleasant ambiance. Altogether delightful.

Report
Helpful
DR
London
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

I had the set lunch menu which was v disappointing. The starter was pasta totally drenched in pesto.
My main course was oxtail, but in reality was mashed potato with a dollup of meat sause in the middle.

However, my friend had from the a la carte amd that was v good. However, if you are going to offer a set menu then I would hope that you would offer dishes you would be proud of.

The cheapest bottle of French wine (which was OK but not exceptionally) was over £40 which is clearly a rip off.

Report
Helpful
OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yet another perfect meal at Spring. Very hard to beat, anywhere.

Report
Helpful
OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sixth trip back to Spring, always hits the highest notes for food, wine , service and all in a wonderful space.

Report
Helpful
CC
London
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The space allowed quiet conversation in the. most lovely atmosphere with the most delightful service. The food of course excellent.

Report
Helpful
D
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

How incredibly disappointing!
We’d booked the 3 course 'Scratch' menu, since only having an hour spare to eat, this seemed an interesting and affordable option. However, on walking into the restaurant we were immediately struck with the stench of sewers (or drains), either way it was a bad start to a horrible experience.
Yes, the decor is lovely, the loos are very nice indeed and the staff were attentive (if a weeny bit swift serving your courses within a couple of minutes of each other - at most).
But the food.... the concept sounds wonderful, but the execution was dreadful! To be fair, we had a tasty but unattractive starter of braised cabbage with a chestnut stuffing - it was a bit oily and only just warm but otherwise pretty good. However, our main was astonishing for all the wrong reasons: a plate of huge roasted vegetables on a scattering of grains. When I say huge I mean a whole squash of some description cut in half, 2 whole unpeeled carrots and a Jerusalem artichoke (I think) literally plonked over some nonedescript grains with a lot of pickled red cabbage dumped on top! It looked exactly how I've described it and thoroughly unappetising. I mean, for heavens sake - have a bit of pride in what you do, it was awful! Dessert was a square of stale, dry cake with half a pear on the side. Upset? Yes we were, spending £45 within 30 minutes - if that. Terrible experience - should have grabbed a sandwich from the train station!

Report
Helpful
JM
London
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Very nice setting, tables well spaced and quiet enough to have a conversation without shouting. Not a lot of atmosphere perhaps because only two thirds full. Food was really good and service friendly and professional. But at £90 a head including half a bottle of wine I didn't think it was great value for money. £17 for 6 tortellini!

Report
Helpful
OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary at Spring but it would be wonderful for any occasion. Wonderful and creative food, helpful staff and beautiful location. Will go back next time we’re in London!

Report
Helpful
MD
London
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was stunning!
Great atmosphere, friendly stuff...couldn't ask for more really. Definitely recommend it. Thank you Spring

Report
Helpful
EP
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Your Scratch Menu is unique and super yummy.
We had a marvelous dinner with you and hope to be back.

Report
Helpful
w
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant, I had Sunday lunch with one of my daughters and we loved it so much that I returned a week later for a mid week dinner with my husband - we will be back again soon !

Report
Helpful
n
London
14 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very high quality and creative food..beautiful presentation....very attentive staff....

Report
Helpful
E
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is beautifully appointed and even with high ceilings it is quiet and doesn't echo.The food was excellent.I was eating early before the theatre and had the "scratch menu" which was excellent value and delicious.The service was very good and friendly.I would go back again when next in London.

Report
Helpful
PP
London
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent lunch with great food and right atmosphere.

Report
Helpful
HE
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

We had the set lunch. The food was delicious. However a few things were less than perfect. Service was very very slow and then too fast. We waited ages for each course and then suddenly when the deserts came ( just before 3pm from a 1pm start) the staff decided they wanted to go home, so served coffee at the same time and started disinfecting the tables around us to make us feel truely unwelcome.

Report
Helpful
B
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favourite London restaurant

Report
Helpful
HW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning meal in a great space. Everything was innovative and perfectly cooked. The orange wine from Slovakia that I tried was hauntingly unusual and delicious. The waitstaff read my mood and my girlfriend’s mood perfectly and were the right mix of forthcoming charm and quiet professionalism. Save room for the lemon ice cream and the chocolate cake.

Report
Helpful
GM
London
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

While the ambiance is lovely, I was unpleasantly surprised by the lackluster service. I ordered a cocktail and the waited what seemed to be a very long time only to have the waitress come back to ask it my martini was gin or vodka, this after we had had a conversation about what brands of gin they poured. After asking if I wished to order and my reply that I wanted to enjoy my cocktail for a few minutes, she disappeared completely. This level of service continued through the evening. While the meal was lovely, the slap-dash service spoiled the evening. Front of house needs serious attention.

Report
Helpful
JJ
London
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Third time back for scratch menu. Fabulous. The last two times Augustus our waiter was so attentive and remembered everything from a week ago. Was recommended and now we recommend it.

Report
Helpful
F
London
27 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second visit here this time for pre ballet dinner. Spring has fantastic fresh food, very imaginative. Staff are very knowledgeable and discreet. We had great squid as a starter and the most tender and perfectly cooked rare beef fillet. Unfortunately no time for dessert. A real gem!

Report
Helpful
LO
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never fail to be impressed with this restaurant. From the food to the staff everything was perfect. Back again on Monday for dinner! Can't wait.

Report
Helpful
D
London
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a lovely restaurant! I loved trying out the amazing Scratch menu, which uses unused food which would otherwise go to waste: a lovely sustainable idea for 2019!

Report
Helpful
AG
London
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Particularly appreciated friendly staff and authentic advice on the menu

Report
Helpful
AJ
London
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Such a wonderful restaurant. The food was incredible and the waiters were all super friendly and knew what they were talking about. Would go there again in a heart beat!

Report
Helpful
IP
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable afternoon catching up with friends. Although was expensive. +++
Super ambience great perfect service.

Report
Helpful
DT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Holiday in London

Report
Helpful
ML
London
12 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious! The food and service were both fantastic.

Report
Helpful
AH
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

Ambience was lovely and the staff that greeted us were very helpful and polite, however it was disappointing when I found hair in my starter dish and also my partner, who ordered the crab starter, found crab shell in his meal.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
31