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Leon is a stylish restaurant that offers visitors a speedy service whilst maintaining superb quality in both ingredients and preparation. This Strand location continues in offering seasonal breakfasts, lunches and dinners and is proving a popular addition to the Leon stable.

Ranked #2617 of 5241 restaurants in London

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours
MON

07:00 - 22:00

TUE

CLOSED

WED

07:00 - 22:00

THU

07:00 - 22:00

FRI

07:00 - 22:00

SAT

11:00 - 22:00

SUN

11:00 - 19:00

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By S.

If you like excellent food that uses superb ingredients then give Leon a go as it realy is a quality restaurant. I took my wife there and she was very impressed by the vegetarian options so meat dodgers will definitely enjoy it. Leon is certainly somewhere I'd be happy to recommend.


By Barry N.

What the hell has happened to food at Leon? It used to be good and fresh. Last thursday we were on the south bank and called into the Leon behind the tate modern for a bite to eat. Seeing that you now offer a set 'dinner menu' with a selection of dishes we decided to go for the classic menu with an addition of chilli chicken. The service was good, the staff were friendly and the food came remakably quickly. Too quickly. Quickly enough to make me suspect how long it had been cooked and kept warm. It was far from being 'naturally full of flavour, full of goodness', as you claim in your vision - most of it was suspect to say the least. Lets begin with the chicken, the appearance was akin to meat that had been stripped from a week old corpse - it was grey. Very grey. Scarily grey. The texture was spongey and the flavour was, well, erm, gone. There was none at all - it tasted like it had been boiled for a good period of time and then kept warm in some sort of briney concoction. It was bloody awful. I returned both chicken dishes to a very apologetic waitress - who returned within two minutes with a bowl of replacement cadaver. Just as bad - my partner ate it all I could do was look at the abject matter on offer and wonder. The other dishes were ok - the hummus being by far the best thing on offer - but none of it was worth raving about. Now I don't expect to go to Leon for a fine dining experience but I do expect that what is served as chicken resembles something recently killed - not recycled road kill I definitely won't dine out on that again


By Matt B.

I regularly eat lunch here (both eating in and grabbing a takeout). It is a reasonable price and the food is realy nice with super salads and chicken dishes and the cakes are also pretty decent. Service is good and they do a loyalty card. Tasty, fresh ingredients and quick service.


By Sophie D.

Leon London Restaurant Review - Restaurant Review of Leon London

Four out of Five stars

The people who pioneered wholesome, tasty takeaway food have opened their first self-service restaurant on The Strand.

The Venue
Leon is immediately striking for its bold, bright colours – the red, yellow and blue colour scheme is fresh and fun and the bookshelves, tiles and retro signs give the place a quirky charm. Small tables and stools made from round cushions on top of buckets are arranged around the windows. This is Leon’s first self-service restaurant – its other branches at Carnaby Street, Ludgate Circus, Old Brompton Road and Spitalfields are counter and table service only.

The Atmosphere
The cafe has a chatty, relaxed feel. It gets busy and difficult to find a table around midday, as it attracts a lot of local business people going out for lunch with colleagues. Understandably, it’s a popular choice because it offers food that’s not just fast but also healthy and appetising.

The Food
For breakfast, order from a selection ranging from the back to basics bacon sarnie to organic porridge and power smoothies. The lunch menu is mostly Middle Eastern, and things like a delicious sweet potato falafel and hearty Morroccan meatballs are served alone in pots, or in boxes with fair trade organic brown rice, open sesame slaw and flatbread.

The chef used to work at The River Cafe and New York’s Tribeca Grill and his experience shows. The winter menu changed to a spring one when the clocks went forward, so there’s now a whole load of new stuff to try, including Tuk Tuk salad, pea and mint soup and green pea curry.

The Drink
Leon has a huge range of interesting drinks available, from fruit and vegetable juice blends, and hot drinks like the lemon and ginger cold buster, to beer, wine and cocktails from the bar. New spring drinks include lemon, ginger and mint quencher and a blackcurrant quencher, made with British blackcurrants and natural fruit sugars.

The Last Word
Leon serves quick, easy, healthy food that’s a bit more interesting than the usual fast food fare. Perfect if you’re in a rush at lunchtime or at night before going to the theatre or cinema and want a bit more than a sandwich.

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