Spring Restaurant

4.6
1299 reviews
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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.

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IC
London
31 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent restaurant , interesting food and wine. Great after a Somerset house exhibition for RnR

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DO
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all round

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o
London
71 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a delightful restaurant - absolutely excellent food, and impeccable service. Highly recommended, but expensive

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AO
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I first visited Spring about a year ago and had a delightful meal. The service, ambience and, most importantly, the food were delightful. I was less impressed when I returned recently for a second visit. The service and ambience were still excellent. The food, however, was not. My companion and I both chose lamb cutlets for our main courses. Portions were small and both our servings were tough and tasteless. This is an expensive restaurant; main courses are in the GBP30 -- GBP40 range. I was struck by the staff who were misting the linen tablecloths to remove creases as they set tables for the next day. At these prices, I suggest that Spring focus more on substance and less on style; it needs to up its game in the kitchen and find a way back to its previous form if it's going to return to favor with this diner.

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GF
London
177 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had pre theatre dinner and between 5.30 and 6.30 pm they do a scratch menu at £20 for 3 courses which changes every day and is the left over from ingredients from lunch. Was absolutely lovely and perfect portion size.

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EB
London
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scratch menu is brilliant and really good value. Beautiful space and excellent service.

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MM
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely meal. Opted for fixed price lunch menu. The food was great, portions small, wine expensive,

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M
London
7 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

We thought the food was outstanding! But the evening was really spoiled by the wine waiter who spent 20 minutes chatting to people he knew at the next table - we had asked for a wine list 3 times and didn’t receive one till out mains had been served. That seemed really unprofessional. The food waiters were lovely. We would come again for the food but will be v unhappy if the wine service is poor again. The ambience is also lovely.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

V good beautiful space lovely service

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M
Essex
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Ate here twice in a week and the difference in the food between the two was too much. First trip very good, second the food was just ok.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you because we had a wonderful evening at Spring restaurant! Found the restaurant via the app where chefs eat. The staff was genuine hospitable (my teenage daughter sensed) and friendly which really made our stay. They took very well care of our needs and made us feel comfortable by creating a relaxed and yet refined atmosphere. The food was in one word delicious and the sommelier served very good matching wines.

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VC
London
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved my Scratch Supper at Spring - the food is excellent, fresh, locally sourced and cooked with great flair and served by wonderful staff. The Sommelier Monique and team are knowledgable and enthusiastic and the atmosphere was buzzing in a full restaurant on a Tuesday evening. A wonderful experience!

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SC
London
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the top five dining experiences of my life. Everything tasted divine, the service was an excellent combination of discreet, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The decor was calming, and beautiful, and all credit to them re sound - you’d never know you were right next to the main road onto the bridge!

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O
London
10 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Starters were ok, but nothing amazing, especially at £16-19, I had the lamb for main which was the standout dish for me. The side portion of jersey potatoes was £12, it was much too much for one person and was a waste of food. It should have been half the size (and the price). I am usually very at home with a wine list but I found this one to be quite nuanced (not necessarily a bad thing) but prohibitively expensive for things you are uncertain about choosing. The venue is stunning though. Overall a bit disappointed.

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c
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. Comfortable seating in a very refined setting.

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n
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing time at spring. The ambiance is amazing, it's not pretentious at all even though it's in such a beautiful and grand setting. The service was really great, everyone so attentive and welcoming. The food was delicious but starters on the expensive side. Overall I would definitely go back! Very good to take your parents or for a date!

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AW
6 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely room and great food . Idea for a special occasion .
Staff attentive and helpful with menu interpretation

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SB
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always friendly and helpful staff. Excellent food. Stunning room and decor. A firm favourite.

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BB
London
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I loved my visit to Spring Restaurant. I went specifically because I was interested in the Scratch Menu. This is a daily menu created using waste / surplus food. My dining companions preferred to eat from the a la carte menu. I was told that I couldn't have the Scratch Menu as it was only served to the whole table. This to me is crazy and takes away from everything the Scratch Menu is about and makes me feel that the Spring Restaurant's commitment to it's principles is tokenistic.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had lunch here after visiting an exhibition at Somerset House.

Lovely venue & delicious meal, staff were very attentive. It all made for a lovely day out on Good Friday.

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n
London
15 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful and creative. The scratch menu is great value. Wonderful attentive service as well. We will return

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B
London
8 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in London

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VM
London
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Spring was an excellent location for a date night. With a rather feminine and modern aesthetic, we felt very comfortable from the moment we sat down. Delicious cocktails and a great selection of wine. The only critique was that when our mains arrived the lamb was just warm rather than hot, otherwise we found everything very pleasing. The rhubarb tart was a highlight on the trip!

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NH
London
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful setting, airy and light. Good service and lovely fresh food.

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SB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal in a beautiful room. Very inventive. Warm and attentive service. A treat.

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P
Berkshire
12 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience - had the set lunch which turned out to be good value. The food was delicious and the service was understated but very attentive. The environment is very light and relaxing and we spent a very pleasant 3 hours there. I would definitely recommend it, and will go again.

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K
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spring is a real breath of fresh air with excellent food that is served by friendly and attentive waiters in the most beautiful ambience. The chef treats simple food with enough touch and attention to create a little piece of art, without overdoing it. At the same time, the Spring team reminds us that we have to stop wasting food, as a part of being climate change conscious. Well done team Spring.

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AW
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Scratch menu was very good value at £20 for three courses. Wine expensive but can get a bottle of Spanish red for £27. The service was impeccable and the restaurant decor is beautiful. Will be going back to try the A La Carte.

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EP
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are regular diners at Spring because it is great value for money, tasty, well-cooked food served by hard working, generous hosts in a genial atmosphere.

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JS
Dublin
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful - in every way. A delightful treat on a Friday afternoon!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and atmosphere

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

One of my favourite restaurants in London and a massive fan of Skye’s cooking. This time around it was sadly not the meal for me, guinea fowl was below par, dish looked odd and taste/execution fine. My wife’s halibut was divine, awash with colour and taste. Service was good but too attentive and this a tad frustrating. Finer balance required. I will return

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e
London
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Super food and very attentive service
They noticed we had a special occasion (a double birthday!) and were delightful with the recognition
Very good value for such excellent food

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DB
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely staff but a little odd to have run out of potatoes by the 7.30 pm dining slot! One of my group asked when ordering to have the deep fried potatoes in the monkfish main course replaced with boiled potatoes. The monkfish arrived with the deep fried potatoes and no explanation and when we queried it we were told that unfortunately there were no boiled potatoes left!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Service just right. Good wine choices

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KA
London
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Gorgeous venue, beautiful flower arrangements, however the food was a bit of a let down. If you’re after sophisticated meals, this one isn’t for you.

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SY
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was excellent from entry to exit. Well done

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b
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

lovely to look at and good service. delicious wine as well.

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OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, attentive service, beautiful building, but it’s massively overpriced.

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B
London
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

We went for a festive meal to celebrate two birthdays. While the room is beautiful and the food very good, the service was simply awful from the moment we sat down. We could not have been more ignored by the staff who seemed clueless. It culminated in having to chase down a waiter, having waited endlessly with our dessert menus for someone to take our dessert order. They need to seriously sort out the staff.

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