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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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Blackfriars Railway Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
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Drury Lane NCP
 
8 minutes walk
 
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8 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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336-337 The Strand, WC2R | 2 minutes from Tom's Terrace at Somerset House
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372 Strand, WC2R | 3 minutes from Tom's Terrace at Somerset House
This West End Art Deco hotel right on the Strand and next to Covent Garden is in a fantastic location for accessing central London and theatreland. ... More
 
 
 
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Aldwych, WC2B | 3 minutes from Tom's Terrace at Somerset House
Positioned between the City's Square Mile and the thriving West End, this grand, Edwardian Hilton hotel welcomes guests with a patisserie and champagne bar in the ... More
 
 
 
 
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Admiralty Deli at Somerset House
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Fernandez and Wells
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Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | Same location as Tom's Terrace at Somerset House
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The New Wing Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | Same location as Tom's Terrace at Somerset House
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Tom's Kitchen
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Somerset House, The Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | Same location as Tom's Terrace at Somerset House
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Novello Theatre, Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Tom's Terrace at Somerset House
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Adelphi Theatre, 18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2R | 5 minutes from Tom's Terrace at Somerset House
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Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Tom's Terrace at Somerset House
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Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | Same location as Tom's Terrace at Somerset House
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Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | Same location as Tom's Terrace at Somerset House
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Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | Same location as Tom's Terrace at Somerset House
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London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
42 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Tom's Terrace at Somerset House
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38 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Tom's Terrace at Somerset House
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London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
41 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes from Tom's Terrace at Somerset House
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Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 1 minute from Tom's Terrace at Somerset House
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170 Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 1 minute from Tom's Terrace at Somerset House
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1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 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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Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from Tom's Terrace at Somerset House
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Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Tom's Terrace at Somerset House
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40 Essex Street, Holborn, London WC2R | 5 minutes from Tom's Terrace at Somerset House
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39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 5 minutes from Tom's Terrace at Somerset House
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Philomena's Irish Bar
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40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 7 minutes from Tom's Terrace at Somerset House
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1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Tom's Terrace at Somerset House
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London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from Tom's Terrace at Somerset House
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Lowlander Beer Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
36 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 7 minutes from Tom's Terrace at Somerset House
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Silver Fleet - Woods River Cruises
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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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Somerset House, 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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Covent Garden After Hours
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Shopping | Until 28th July 2016 

Covent Garden Piazza 1 minute walk from Tom's Terrace At Somerset House

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Dance | Until 28th July 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Tom's Terrace At Somerset House

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Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Tom's Terrace At Somerset House

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Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from Tom's Terrace At Somerset House

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Adelphi Theatre 3 minutes walk from Tom's Terrace At Somerset House

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Theatre | Until 10th September 2016 

Vaudeville Theatre 3 minutes walk from Tom's Terrace At Somerset House

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Theatre | Until 28th May 2017 

Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from Tom's Terrace At Somerset House

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The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Tom's Terrace At Somerset House

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