Tom's Terrace at Somerset House

 
 
ADDRESS
Somerset House, Covent Garden, Strand, London WC2R 1LA 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Open May to Sep: Mon to Sat 12noon-10pm, Sun 12noon-8pm
 
PRICES
Main courses £10-£12
 

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Tom's Terrace at Somerset HouseThis riverside cafe commands wonderful views of the Thames from outside the 18th-century Somerset House. Large sunshades shield customers from the sun's reflective glare, while cooling breezes waft in off the river. Order a salad and some fresh fish and watch the boats meander along the river as the sun goes down. Facing away from the bustle on the Strand, overlooking Waterloo Bridge and the Southbank it's easy to forget you're just minutes away from the West End. Formerly the River Terrace Café, the venue was reopened as Tom's Terrace in spring 2010 with Michelin starred chef Tom Aikens at the helm. Despite the excellent setting, critics have been rather savage with Aikens' latest venture, invariably describing the food as simple and overpriced. With burgers costing £14.50, steak sandwiches at £17.50 and a side salad at £4.50, they may have a point.

 

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Underground Stations

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Temple Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Embankment Underground Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Blackfriars Railway Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Drury Lane NCP
 
8 minutes walk
 
St Martins Lane NCP
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 5 minutes from Tom's Terrace at Somerset House
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Somerset House South Wing Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | Same location as Tom's Terrace at Somerset House
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Two Temple Place, Holborn, London WC2R | 4 minutes from Tom's Terrace at Somerset House
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