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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
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambience
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Value
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "I've lived in Wapping for years and have always heard good things about Smith's but had never been myself. Last week I took a friend for a belated birthday dinner and we both loved the place. The food was amazing, cooked to perfection and the service impeccable. We had a view of Tower Bridge and the river an the pianist was playing in the background was a lovely touch. We will definitely be back."
    dined on 08/05/2014
  • "First time at Smiths, had the evening set menu which was very good value, food was very good as was service. lovely position overlooking the Thames. Would definitely return. "
    dined on 05/05/2014
  • "I visited Smiths at Wapping on Wednesday afternoon with two friends, yet again everything from service to food wes faultless. We had a window table and the views are amazing. I frequently eat here for lunch and dinner and have never experienced anything negative in all the times I have been. I would definitely recommend this restuarant, it's reasonably priced for the location and quality of food they serve."
    dined on 30/04/2014
  • "This is a fish restaurant with a difference. The setting on the edge of the Thames overlooking Tower Bridge makes a perfect setting. The food & service is first class, it is essentially a fish restaurant but there is something for everyone on the menu. At approx £50/head including drinks it was value for a restaurant of this standard "
    dined on 16/04/2014
  • "Quite UK style restaurant, the food and service are both good quality but not many surprising points. However the environment is good to have a comfortable meal during sunny day."
    dined on 11/04/2014
  • "Perfectly well-cooked seafood, and a reasonably priced wine list, but the dining room feels like the foyer of a dated corporate hotel."
    dined on 08/04/2014
  • "I took three friends for lunch here all of whom worked close by in the City of London. None of them were aware of Smith's previously but I am sure that they will return both as a result of the excellent fish choices and the great view towards Tower Bridge. I must make special mention of the halibut and herrings. Good wine list here as well, not too a long a list but good choices and reasonably priced by London standards. If you have guests who want to visit London this is an ideal venue for either lunch or dinner."
    dined on 07/04/2014
  • "We have eaten at Smiths many times, but never the set menu. Great choice available , even the bread is delicious. I always have the skate and it was up to it's usual standard. Smiths Bocker Glory is worth putting on weight for! The setting is great especially with the view of Tower Bridge in the background Will definitely be returning soon."
    dined on 05/04/2014
  • "Visited here before and this time took friends. Food and service as always excellent. Ask for a table with a river view and your meal is complete!!"
    dined on 04/04/2014
  • "Perfectly cooked fish in a breathtaking environment, with lovely views of Tower Bridge - Perfection!"
    dined on 26/03/2014
  • "We had a wonderful lunch, excellent service, great quality food. The restaurant is overlooking the river and has wonderful views of Tower Bridge and the Shard. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and will definitely be returning."
    dined on 24/03/2014
  • "Smiths restaurant understands what it takes to give their guests a good dining experience: good food, outstanding service, very nice ambiance, and all this for a very reasonable price. Oh, and the location is fantastic: view over the river/Tower Bridge and Shard."
    dined on 21/03/2014
  • "I booked for 4 and from the moment we entered the staff took care of us. The food was excellent, plentiful and very tasty. Even though price was not a priority, I was very surprised how reasonable the bill was. I will be going back!"
    dined on 11/03/2014
  • "Overall this is a good place to eat, but I was really disappointed with the service. For example, our waiter came straight up to the table and just said "are you ready to order?". No introduction, no explanation of anything. Just rubbed us the wrong way. Similar attitude continued throughout the meal. When it came time to pay, a random waiter we hadn't seen before came up and processed our card, when our normal waiter was standing close by and could have easily done it."
    dined on 27/02/2014
  • "Have never had a disappointed meal. If you have lunch make sure you book early as, they like to get the tables ready in the evening by 4/5pm, so once your coffee arrives you know that they like you to pay the bill and go. Though they accept children at the age of 8 upwards, it would be nice if they offer a child menu, as my daughter was not able to finish her main meal, which I find a waste. It would be also nice, for whatever reason why people are eating at there restaurant, to offer a Glass of wine or Dessert . ie birthday celebration etc."
    dined on 27/02/2014
  • "Just returned from Smiths Restaurant in Wapping with wonderful views over the river. A lovely warm welcome from the Manager and we were convinced from the very beginning that it was going to be a good experience. Food and service were excellent, particularly the fish soup, and the Sauvignon Blanc by the glass was superb. Thank you for a lovely lunch. We have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant and will surely return."
    dined on 21/02/2014
  • "We have just added smiths to our best restaurants we pop out to which include Alecs and sheesh both in Essex.It is tucked away in Wapping with some great views of Tower Bridge and the Thames.The food is top quality as is the service,highly recommended."
    dined on 20/02/2014
  • "Not far from home and a restaurant with a great view of tower bridge and good food."
    dined on 19/02/2014