Smiths Restaurant Wapping
Smiths Restaurant Wapping

Smiths Restaurant Wapping

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.smithsrestaurants.com/dining-at-wapping.html
  • Phone: 02074883456
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining details coming soon!
  • Private Party Contact: Rebecca Watson 02074883456

Getting there

  • 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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Smiths Restaurant Wapping reviews from OpenTable diners
164 reviews since 23 October 2013
Average Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambience4.4
    Value4.2
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (123)business meals (92)romance (89)fit for foodies (70)sunday lunch (42)group bookings (38)outstanding value (33)disabled access (13)brunch (9)good vegetarian options (7)pre/post theatre (7)outdoor eating (6)child friendly (3)afternoon tea (2)Show More
  • Smiths
    elaineVIP
    Dined on 14/10/2014
    One of my favourite restaurants and not just because if it local to me. Great views, lovely menu, fresh fish, good service. There was even a piano player on a Tuesday night
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    SamanthaJP23
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    The service was amazing and our waiter was very professional and polite. The food was fantastic! The only thing I would comment on, was that the portion sizes were too big. If they were smaller, then the cost could be less and I would be able to finish the meal and not feel too full and gutted that I have to waste food.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Mr Bones
    Bruno
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Great food and service as always. Being critical only one thing I would say is that in the wine menu it does not say you can have champagne by the glass. No big deal but just thought it may help.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, group bookings, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Faultless
    GastronautGaz
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Everything about Smith's is done well. The service, the tableware, the food, wine etc. The portions are huge which is rare for a fish restaurant. Even the veg are great. The hake with Arnold Bennett sauce was superb and the tempura prawns as light and crispy as you can get. We had an endless batch of squid and a knee deep prawn cocktail. Even the desserts were spot on, particularly the nougat cake. Can't say a bad word about it, love to return soon.
    Special Features:
    business meals, group bookings, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Happyeater
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Went here for the first time with my better half. Am familiar with the restraunt and heard good reviews. For once, my expectations were exceeded. The table had a booth seating, not ideal but my fault for booking late. Would be lovely during the summer when the terrace is open with views over the river etc. Starters are huge, so if you're hot famished, save yourself for the main, and don't overload on the sides. Couldn't manage the desserts unfortunatley, too stuffed The main of wild salmon and monkfish for my girlfriend was perfectly cooked. We're red wine drinkers, even with fish and had one of the cheaper Melbec reds. Was fantastic. Service was efficient without being ovebearing. Will absolutely go again
    Special Features:
    business meals, good vegetarian options, outdoor eating, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • great dinner
    rhys
    Dined on 25/9/2014
    we had the set menu the seafood was great every dish was great
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 25/9/2014
    a fantastic restaurant all round, food, ambiance, view , excellent service, Best restaurant I've eaten in london.will be going again.
    Special Features:
    group bookings, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Set Menu
    scottyqt
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    I went here with a group of 4 and we all partook in the set menu which is excellent value. The food is of top quality and the service very attentive. The views over the river on a sunny day were great also. All in all a very good experience and will be coming back.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • essextreat
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Service, food and location were all perfect. Excellent menu selection so looking forward to my return visit.
    Special Features:
    business meals, disabled access, group bookings
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  • Excellent as ever
    milaneseVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Stunning river view, attentive & friendly service, delicious food - the set meal is great value
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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  • Great fish!
    hhum
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    Food very well prepared, fish was cooked to perfection! Service is knowledgeable and professional. Location is very nice, central but outside the tourist bustle and the lunch menu is outstanding value! Definitely recommended and will return.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect fish in Wapping
    dutchfoodie
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    Went here for a meal with my husband and mother-in-law. We all really enjoyed it. The fish was excellent and so was Mum's calf's liver: grilled to perfection. The view across the Thames is lovely, service is impeccable. The Mo-Thursday dinner menu is extremely good value for money. Highly recommended to anyone staying in this area, where good dining options are limited.
    Special Features:
    outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Riverside dining
    4diners
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    Excellent choice of food, good service and all with a view of the Thames and Tower Bridge.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    I go to Smith's quite often in both Wapping and in Ongar and never once have i had a bad meal, the atmosphere is amazing along with the food. Big thumbs UP!
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, disabled access, fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • lunch for two
    happydiner
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    Had a lovely table in the window overlooking the thames - set lunch offered lots of choice and was very reasonable - waiter and all staff very attentive - would definitely visit again
    Special Features:
    brunch, fit for foodies
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    • Ambience
    • Service
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fab - u - lous
    megalicious
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions
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  • Nice food - pricy
    CharliefromworthingVIP
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    business meals, disabled access, fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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  • Good food, but service was terrible
    Bugs09
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies
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  • Thames side
    willow
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    Great location and views, the set price meals are the ones to go for!
    Special Features:
    Sunday lunch
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  • Mostly good.
    Fresno
    Dined on 14/8/2014
    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.
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    pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Great location, great food
    Posh
    Dined on 13/8/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Smith's Food 1 Service 0
    GoodmayesGastronome
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    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.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch with friends
    Jodie
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Lovely as usual. Great food, great service. The set lunch is wonderful.... and a great table by the window.
    Special Features:
    group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • salrik
    salrikVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bill's Review
    Billsview22
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Excellent service, menu variety and quality of food.
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    outstanding value, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always excellent
    Michael
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Balders
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    The view is stunning over the Thames and the food and staff were both very good
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    romance
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  • Fantastic Food & Great Value!
    alc20
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    business meals, group bookings, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely views-great food
    lindak
    Dined on 31/7/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Great food - Great view
    Lizzthop02
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening!
    NatB
    Dined on 24/7/2014
    Smiths as usual never disappoints! Food was fantastic and views of Tower Bridge and the River Thames make it a great experience.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fish
    Anthony38a
    Dined on 23/7/2014
    Well cooked lower priced fish in the fixed price menu. Lots of unnecessary and loud chatter between waiters and kitchen
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    business meals
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  • Great Location & Food
    Gareth
    Dined on 16/7/2014
    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
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • 60th birthday celebrations
    duckydoo
    Dined on 15/7/2014
    It was a great choice to spend time with a close friend. We both love fish smd the oysters were exceptional
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, disabled access, fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Fish Restaurant on the River
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Clipper Return Celebration
    BucketListTicked
    Dined on 12/7/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • tovi
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Smiths is a gem!
    Poplar15
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, disabled access, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Venue
    InsuranceDon
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    business meals, disabled access, outstanding value, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.