Simpson’s in the Strand
Could this have been Bertie Wooster’s spiritual home? It’s fun to think of all the lunches he might have enjoyed, only to end in confusion and knots for Jeeves to untie. Originally a chess club, Simpson’s used to wheel large pieces of meat on silver domed trolleys so as not to disturb the players. The service is still practiced today—the beef carvery that is, not the chess.