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Smiths Restaurant Wapping
Smiths Restaurant Wapping

Smiths Restaurant Wapping Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.smithsrestaurants.com/dining-at-wapping.html
  • Phone: 0207 488 3456
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining details coming soon!
  • Private Party Contact: Rebecca Watson 0207 488 3456

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  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Smiths Restaurant Wapping
Smith's of Wapping is located on the River Thames with a view of Tower Bridge. Smith's, famous for fish, was initially established in 1958 and today offers fine dining facilities.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambience
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Dined at this restaurant on Saturday lunchtime and had the set luncheon menu; plenty of choice for each starter/main course and desert. Each course was beautifully presented and divine to eat. The service was very attentive without being too over bearing and, obviously, the location adds to the whole dining experience. Without hesitation would recommend this restaurant."
    dined on 23/08/2014
  • "My second visit here and the food lived up to my expectations. Service was good throughout the meal but as we got to 4pm we were informed the restaurant was soon closing and shortly our bill arrived, despite not being asked for. Having spent over £400 that particular lunchtime I thought this was a bit off. Not enough to stop me from going back in the future, as the food is still very good and they have to close sometime, but it did irk me."
    dined on 21/08/2014
  • "I enjoyed my prawn started and the Lobster thermador was very good too (rich, but wonderfully succulent / juicy ). We had the table right near the staircase /piano, so I am not sure if it was just the table location, but the place just lacked something. The bread lady just placed the bread on the table the walked off grumpily, no eye contact/smile. The service was disjointed, no one took control of our table. We had to There was an awkwardly long period between starter and mains, so we had to ask, there was no one at the front desk to greet us on arrival, junior waiters seemed under pressure & never looked happy. We had very high hopes given this is one of my friends favorite restaurants, but we will not be going back."
    dined on 20/08/2014
  • "Great location and views, the set price meals are the ones to go for!"
    dined on 15/08/2014
  • "A nice place to have an enjoyable meal, slightly over priced.I was very embarrassed though when it came to pay the bill as the credit card machine would not connect, my guest had to pay cash as I only had my card with me. Doubt I'd go back."
    dined on 14/08/2014
  • "Smiths is a great place for decent food at a keen price and great service. Famed for their fish they also cater for the carnivores with steaks, liver and lamb. The food is always presented beautifully and piping hot! The set menu is a bargain!"
    dined on 13/08/2014
  • "I last dined at Smith's Wapping 3 years ago to celebrate our 1st Wedding Anniversary and we were not disappointed. On that occasion we were treated exceptionally well and made to feel special. We returned for our 4th anniversary on Saturday evening and although the food was still of the same high standard we were disappointed with the throng of young ('Schoolboy') waiters who were clearly out of their depth at a top eaterie. They were, of course well drilled in drunk sales, but lacked etiquette and style - I actually felt sorry for the head waiter who definitely had his work cut out - perhaps I hit it on a bad evening - I hope so because the view and ambience and most importantly the food are top notch."
    dined on 09/08/2014
  • "Lovely as usual. Great food, great service. The set lunch is wonderful.... and a great table by the window."
    dined on 09/08/2014
  • "A delicious Saturday lunch on the good value 2 course set menu. My starter of sardines was delicious and my husband stuck with his favourite, the retro Prawn Cocktail. I followed that with Fish Cakes which actually tasted of fish rather than the usual potato, while my husband enjoyed an enormous piece of Cod. Having marked Smith's Service down on a recent review, I was very happy to see that the usual good level of service has been restored, and that, despite the restaurant being completely full."
    dined on 09/08/2014
  • "Excellent service, menu variety and quality of food."
    dined on 07/08/2014
  • "I eat at Smiths on a fairly regular basis with business colleagues and the food, service and genetral ambience of this restuarant stands out as one of the best we have ever been to. Highly recommend."
    dined on 05/08/2014
  • "The view is stunning over the Thames and the food and staff were both very good"
    dined on 04/08/2014
  • "We had a delicious lunch and ordering from the set menu made the meal fantastic value. So much choice on the set menu too! We will be returning again soon!"
    dined on 01/08/2014
  • "Came here last Thursday evening to celebrate our anniversary. The restaurant is very modern and spacious and tastefully decorated.. Nice touch was the pianist as background music. I had asked for a window seat but did not get it as apparently they are booked months in advance! However, with the floor to ceiling windows you have a good river view from all tables. We had the set evening menu and at £29.50 for 3 courses it was good value. Lovely food. Would recommend."
    dined on 31/07/2014
  • "Went for lunch in Saturday. The set menu is great value & good choice of fish dishes. The view of Tower Bridge is amazing so ask for a table in the window."
    dined on 26/07/2014
  • "Smiths as usual never disappoints! Food was fantastic and views of Tower Bridge and the River Thames make it a great experience."
    dined on 24/07/2014
  • "Well cooked lower priced fish in the fixed price menu. Lots of unnecessary and loud chatter between waiters and kitchen"
    dined on 23/07/2014
  • "I tried the Wapping restaurant after a visit to the Ongar restaurant. Fantastic location and views and a good selection of dishes. Service attentive though we did have a long wait between starters and mains. Overall a very good experience"
    dined on 16/07/2014
  • "It was a great choice to spend time with a close friend. We both love fish smd the oysters were exceptional"
    dined on 15/07/2014
  • "Great view, excellent food, excellent non intrusive service, and for the qaulity good value. Also good to see a wine list that suits all budgets."
    dined on 12/07/2014
  • "An outstanding feast worthy of a memorable day. Food for Gods and Heroes with high end service delivery to a merry crew of twelve. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Wonderful choices and each plate a visual as well as gourmet delight with sauces all served separately to ensure specific personal preferences. Great sized portions and therefore excellent value. A rare treat!"
    dined on 12/07/2014
  • "our second time for lunch here and just as good as the first time. We had the lunch menu and can recommend it. Fantastic setting and the service is excellent without being overpowering."
    dined on 11/07/2014
  • "You feel an honoured guest when you go to Smiths. like a home from home very relaxed and friendly. Food perfect and consistantly so. Well done Smiths!"
    dined on 11/07/2014
  • "We went to Smiths for my husbands birthday. We were not disappointed. Lovely venue, excellent food and service. Wonderful views of the river and Tower Bridge all in all a great evening and would highly recommend."
    dined on 09/07/2014
  • "This is a little gem right by the river and on the fringes of the City. It specialises in fish which is presented as beautifully as it tastes, but meat eaters are equally catered for. The waiting staff are intentive, respectful and informative (the portion sizes are good (so two portions of chips between three is adequate!). The ambience makes it ideal for special occasions but the value for money means that everyday could be a special occasion. If you get the chance book a table for dusk and watch London come alive as the buildings light up. I have introduced Smiths to a number of colleagues and it is rapidily becoming the venue of choice when we entertain our business guests."
    dined on 08/07/2014
  • "The restaurant is great, serving fine fish dishes, with stunning views of the river and Tower Bridge. Unfortunately, the sister restaurant is in Essex, so you do get a few TOWIE lookalikes in there making some noise, but otherwise, great service and pleasant meal."
    dined on 02/07/2014
  • "We took neighbours from Wapping who had not previously been to Smiths, but had heard good reviews. They were not disappointed and as always the food is consistently good with splendid views of the river. Although we go reasonably regularly, there is no recognition from the staff and we always seem to have to attract their attention for service. It is the only element of the offering which we believe Smith's needs to pay more attention to."
    dined on 01/07/2014
  • "Booked for a Monday lunchtime, a little quiet but excellent views and spectacular value for money on the set lunch menu."
    dined on 30/06/2014
  • "Lovely lunch menu & great value. Fantastic views over Thames. Excellent service from friendly staff. Will definitely recommend & return."
    dined on 28/06/2014
  • "Took the missus for her birthday, as she's a big fish fan. The huge windows in the dining room provide excellent views of the Thames, including nearby Tower Bridge. The food, although of al a carte quality, arrived in very decent portion sizes, perfect temperature and immaculately presented. My partners' monkfish was meaty and full of flavour, and my sirloin steak was cooked exactly to my asking and perfectly seared. Puddings also did not disappoint and we left happy and very full."
    dined on 25/06/2014
  • "My recent visit to Smiths(Wapping) was one of several i have made with friends or family.This gem of a restaurant situated by the Thames with great views of the river and Tower Bridge is a must for foodies and those looking for excellent value for money. Both the a la carte or lunchtime menus are packed with delicious choices, dressed crab,tempura prawns and syrup sponge pudding to name just a few of my favourites. I defy anyone to find a major fault with this well run restaurant and quite naturally would recommend it to all and sundry."
    dined on 19/06/2014
  • "Booked having read reviews and specifically requested a river table and advised it was a birthday dinner treat. We were called the day before to reconfirm the booking. On arrival however, we were offered either a table next to the kitchen or another in a rear corner. Opted for the latter which although not at the front at least had a good view of Tower Bridge. Service very good and attentive without being invasive. The set menu had a good selection of foods and certainly was more than sufficient for us. I did look at the main menu which also looked to have a really good selection. Food was tasty, well presented and good size portions. Only downside was that it is very corporate -our neighboring table were loud & very boring talking money."
    dined on 17/06/2014
  • "Took a party of 4 visitors from overseas for Lunch. We were given the table by the window as requested and the view was much admired. The set lunch menu at £19:95 for 2 courses is not only excellent value but the fish was wonderfully cooked and presented. Some reasonably priced wines also available. Service was a little slow to start with and slightly haphazard, which I did not expect."
    dined on 10/06/2014
  • "This was our anniversary dinner, therefore the priority was to find a venue very special and for me a range of seafood dishes. This was defiantly the correct place to be, exceeding my expectations, with fabulous views and ambience was spot on for an evening of romance. Lastly the main course portions in my opinion, was larger than expected and which made it value for money in my books."
    dined on 05/06/2014
  • "This was a birthday meal for my mam, both my parents had a wonderful time, the food and service was excellent. One little hiccup when we arrived when we were shown to the wrong table - in fact the hostess was "handing us over" to a waiter but that wasn't clear and we started to sit down only to be told to move... Anyway our actual table was perfect. We have the 3 course set, tiger prawns were huge to start and the teriyaki salmon is recommended. Desserts were lovely but too much after such a large meal, the wine waiter was helpful and the German Riesling went down easily."
    dined on 03/06/2014
  • "Wonderful views, lovely atmosphere and good food make Smith's a real hit. Thoroughly enjoyable dinner with good value (and good) wines. Only a mistake with one of the main dishes interrupted an otherwise perfect supper."
    dined on 29/05/2014
  • "Excellent views complete a consistently excellent meal. First class service and choice added to really sumptuous food make for a really enjoyable experience. Gorgeous seagood platter. Everything superbly fresh. Desserts delicous."
    dined on 28/05/2014
  • "We had been once before to Wapping for Sunday Lunch, whereas we normally go to their sister restaurant at Ongar. My wife and I took the older daughter, who was visiting from IoW, for lunch for her 45 birthday and she was delighted, especially when they delivered her sweet with "Happy Birthday" written in chocolate around the plate, our waitress must have heard us talking and did off her own back. Well done. The food was wonderful, perhaps too much for us pensioners as we eat lease than we use to. "
    dined on 20/05/2014
  • "Smiths is situated just to the east of Tower Bridge on the North side of the river. Fabulous views of Tower Bridge and the Shard make it a must to take tourists to Wapping for a meal. Excellent sea food, the Cod was cut from one of the larger ones and had huge brilliant white flakes. The prawn cocktail starters are memorable and almost a meal in themselves. The set lunch (Monday to Saturday is good value). One of our guests had the Skate wing and thoroughly enjoyed it."
    dined on 16/05/2014
  • "The ambiance and the location by the river Thames and Tower Bridge are wonderful. The staff are very friendly and efficient and the food is fantastic. Have been there before and will definitely go again."
    dined on 09/05/2014