Smith & Wollensky London

4.5
1401 reviews
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Steakhouse
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
Smith & Wollensky London serves USDA prime dry-aged steaks alongside British and Irish cuts, premium seafood and award-winning wines.

Private Dining

Whatever the occasion, from signing contracts over a working lunch or raising a toast at a family celebration, our three smart rooms provide the perfect backdrop to private dining.

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Special Offers

Steak dinner for 2: £39

A steak meal for two, including a 250g USDA sirloin steak each, unlimited French fries and a cocktail £39. Not available on bank holidays; February 14, 2019. Any additional items ordered will be charged at their full value. Reservations are required. Over-18s only. A 12.5% discretionary service charge based on the full value of the experience will be added to your final bill.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 3 January 2019

Ends: 30 April 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-15:30
Mon-Thu 12:00-22:30
Fri-Sat 12:00-23:00

What 1401 People Are Saying
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k
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing tomahawk steak and our lovely waiter picked a great wine to go with it

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o
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vary nice restaurant and good food

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JM
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Staff were very attentive, food was great. Beautiful space, Will definitely be returning soon!

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F
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place good and atmosphere
Tad noisy due to a table of rowdy guests that the restaurant could not help
Will be back

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RM
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sat downstairs, which was quite nice as it is a big open place but quite busy. This made the noise level a little high. We were a table of two sat next to another table of two, which was very close. It was quite difficult to squeeze between the tables to get to one of the seats. The service was good and the staff were all quite polite. The food took a little while to arrive but it meant we sat and chatted. We felt the bread that was served was a little "off". We couldn't put our finger on it but almost like it was the ingredients rather than the bread had been hanging around a while - other tables around us ate their bread so we didn't bother mentioning it to the waitress. Our mains arrived (£19 offer for a cocktail and sirloin steak with unlimited fries - absolute bargain). The mains were delicious and the steak cooked perfectly. One minor criticism was that the food was a bit heavily salted for my taste but it didn't stop me eating it! Overall a very good experience and would probably go back again.

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g
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steaks cooked to perfection, even my daughter's "blue" sirloin on the bone.
Starter portions are excellent.
Waitress(Brazilian lady) was superb, good steak recommendation for me when I couldn't choose between two and superb wine recommendation

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D
London
84 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This is a restaurant with excellent steaks. The steaks are cooked to perfection just as you ordered. It reminds me of the restaurant in Las Vegas of the same name. Absolutely wonderful will definitely go back. Our waitress, MIRONA really looked after us very well. Make our dinner most enjoyable. Thank you.

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MM
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an outstanding steak dinner at S&W in London. Has to be the best steak, we've enjoyed in London, hands down.
Staff was outstanding... we will be back.

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Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

When you walk up to the building your are greeted by a friendly doorman. The hostess was quick to coat check and happily seated us right away.

After that, the service took a sharp turn downward. We were seated for over thirty minutes before anyone approached us to even order drinks. This wouldn’t have been upsetting if the restaurant was busy but the waiters were just milling around the computer and having a hearty conversation. When the waiter arrived we ordered both food and drink. Though by this time, we decided to forgo an appetizer due to long wait.

It took another thirty minutes to receive our drinks and were provided bread. Then, over ninety minutes after we arrived, we finally received our food. On a positive note, my wife’s steak was perfect and the mixed vegetables were excellent. Unfortunately my steak was was over cooked, requested medium rare, and was medium well. Due to the long wait, I wasn’t able send it back since we had to make a show and were afraid how long it would take.

We allotted over two and a half hours for our meal and that barely got us a single drink each and two steaks with two sides. We have been to many great steakhouses and this service was by far the worst.

This was my wife’s birthday dinner and were greatly disappointed by such a highly rated franchise. If they waiter was timely the restaurant would have had nearly a hundred pounds more ordered in appetizers, drinks and dessert.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and a night to remember. Loved every bite!

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v
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last minute dinner booked, really lovely place. Service was fantastic, could not fault anything. Steaks, well what can I say apart from delicious. Starters and deserts where great too. Will be booking again.

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L
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and ambiance. All I would say is they do know how to charge.

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d
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I felt like I walked in to another era upon entering the restaurant. The decor is beautiful. The staff was welcoming and friendly. Although, I only ordered the steak and fries, I can tell from the meal I had that the food in Smith & Wollensky is of good quality. It was tasty and great value for money. Fantastic customer service. It was a relaxing experience. I would definitely recommend the restaurant and will certainly return again.

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P
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious steaks as usual - great service and the Art Deco decor is, well, part of the experience

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GP
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The quality of the food was excellent and the service from the doorman to the table service was at the highest level

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JR
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

.....since putting on my review below I would now like to add that the restaurant has contacted me and explanation and apology received which was very welcomed and would now be happy to still recommend.

Would of recommended them before our last visit as has been one of our favourite places, however, on this visit although the food was as good the service was not as we got the bill before we even asked for it and was not even offered desert!
Also on booking I was asked if it was a special occasion of which I advised it was a birthday but no mention of this was made on the day......so why ask!
Waiter on our table not very attentive as apart from the first glass of wine we had to pour our own.
Have sent email to them but no response yet received.
On the whole the food is lovely but expect much better service for the

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G
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect end to a perfect day...welcoming staff great food and wonderful cocktails....

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TT
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Girls day out so went there for lunch.
Most of all the service was very very good
We were looked after and lots of attention to detail my meal was great .Would recommend .

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F
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A great evening

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SA
Cambridge
5 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Great food but waiter far too pushy to up-sell from the offer booked - he looked genuinely irritated when it was clear we didn’t want wine. If you don’t want people to use offers, don’t offer them!

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JG
London
22 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The steaks and the dirty martinis are fantastic! The service was mediocre at best. We sat downstairs and the atmosphere is not as nice as upstairs. I will be back because the food is worth it and it's hard to find a good dirty martinis in London. I'll request sitting upstairs next time.

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MB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal and experience x

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AB
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Our waiter was looking after too many tables, he didn’t remember our wine order and the service was slow.

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SH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic time - lovely food, great drink and the staff were all delightful and really attentive. Had a couple of cocktails at the bar downstairs first - absolutely amazing and really lovely bar staff. Will definitely be back.

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P
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A special birthday celebration started at this restaurant and we weren't dissappointed. We were served at once and although it took a while for the food to be served it was well worth waiting for as we had the best steaks we have had in London. Dessert was equally enjoyable... and both courses were chosen from the set menu , so good value for money. If you are heading off to a show after the meal, make sure you give plenty of time to experience the ambience. (Unlike many London restaurants the tables had plenty of space between them) We will definitely return.

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JT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic British Steak Restaurant. Pure class. Wonderful service and amazing food.

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K
London
7 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for the Two steaks and unlimited fries menu and it didn't disappoint! The food was great, the service excellent and the venue amazing.

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k
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Not worth wasting your money or time

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P
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Honestly I have eaten here many many times and I can’t think of an occasion where the food and service was worse. The tuna ceviche was frankly a disgrace. The tuna was clearly not fresh and the so called consume or soup was just water. The signature rib eye on the one was mostly fat and bone. The service was poor and I had to find a waiter to order wine and then find them again to order food and then again for desert. I have hosted friends and business teams in the restaurant and I can tell you I will not be doing so ever again. It is so obvious that you are desperately trying to cut costs to improve margins and my most favourite restaurant in London is now an embarrassment. It pains me to have to say it. It the New York branch ever saw this they would be ashamed.

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ST
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We have visited S&W restaurants in the US and did not feel that the quality of the steaks in this instance was anything special. We came with expectations of better quality and received a steak that you could find in many non-steak specialists restaurants in London. perhaps we expected London would be like S&W New York where we have enjoyed excellent steaks.

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CD
London
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Not value for money, food was average but priced very expensive. Wait team were average. Branded and priced as a high quality experience. Neither food nor service lived up to expectation or overall charge. We left very deflated.

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RG
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Excellent food and a lovely atmosphere when we dined at this establishment. The only thing that let our evening down was the lack of enthusiasm from our waiter. I understand you might not want to be in work on a Saturday evening. But would have been nice to see more professionalism when spending over two hundred pounds. There was no real effort made to interact with us throughout the meal. And when we paid at the end, having spent a good sum of money. There were no "have a nice evening" or "thanks for dining with us", he just ripped off the receipt and walked off as if we had just dined at a twenty pound burger joint. Other than that though we had a lovely evening and the food was amazing so compliments to the chef there.

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T
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Surprisingly good; Goodmans quality meat, attentive service, tasty sides, nice cocktails and decent wine. All of these places are pretty expensive for a steak, but if you want quality meat, near Theatre land, S&W can happily be added to your list.

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Dorset
8 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fast becoming our favourite restaurant in town. Always a great pleasure and excellent food

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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely ambience. Old world charm. Food and drinks were good and accompanied by good service. Will be back.

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NW
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was outstanding. The service was good and the venue was memorable for all the right reasons. Perfect for a special date night.

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IF
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The food was good when it came but we waited and hour and a half for our main courses. The management were apologetic and offered us a drink on the house. They were just very busy. Steak was excellent but expensive.

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CC
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 5

Wait time was way too long - 50mins. Food was good but price / value ratio not impressive. Table next to us waited over an hour and then had to return food.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and perfect steak

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RW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We first found Smith & Wollensky when visiting New York a few years ago and were pleased when we found that they had opened a restaurant in London. At last we were able to make a visit there for dinner. Like their parent NYC restaurant the staff are attentive but not overbearing, friendly, helpful with attention to detail. The food was excellent as we were worried that it may not live up to our expectations, it did on all levels and to be honest feel the decor and ambience of the London restaurant exceeds the NYC experience and that was excellent!

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