Smith & Wollensky London

4.7
2321 reviews
£26 to £40
Steakhouse
Smith & Wollensky London serves USDA prime dry-aged steaks alongside British and Irish cuts, premium seafood and award-winning wines.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2321 People Are Saying
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Disappointing
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from food to service was A+! I would recommend going for T bone as other guests sirloin was a bit rough to chew. Our hostess Samantha was an absolute gem.

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BeauD
Essex
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food

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vipShaanH
London
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Kicked out of table after 2 hrs - despite empty tables…. And spending on the best steaks. Fillets were cooked well, tomahawk was over cooked. Overall good ambience, nothing to scream about

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vipSadi67
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

i went to check on line if there was spaces but was in walking distance and when asked for deposit i went inside to ask for tables a app showed that there was availability.
When ask desk for table I was instantly told no spaces.
showed him app and he repeated no spaces so i booked it on line as he was calling over the manger. Booking come up on screen and manger gave us a table.
i have a cake for my wife for her birthday and was told it would be a £7 each service charge i agreed and we were seated.
we were going to theatre and it took 20 minutes before anyone came to table then the initial waitress was inexperienced and slow no fault of her own as she was polite and helpful.
but after 30 minutes we have change of waiter and he was brilliant very observant efficient friendly.
what a difference made experience a different level. Food was good and we enjoyed ourselves .Would go back again after the initial experience at door, been to enough restaurants around world and knew the front desk was not really welcoming. Supposed 2 adults ad three children on a Friday evening not there ideal customer

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Jennifer
London
20 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We went to Smith & Wollensky to celebrate our marriage with friends. We wanted a restaurant that was central, easily booked, could accommodate parties of 12, and had a menu we would enjoy. It definitely delivered in these ways.

The food was tasty and fantastic, and the atmosphere was beautiful and exactly as expected. The staff were friendly and the service was professional. They even gave us a complementary slice of their gigantic chocolate cake in celebration!

My only real complaint is that the food took an incredibly long time to come out. We ordered and it took almost two hours for our first dishes to appear. They did tell us it would take a bit of time as some of the steaks we ordered were quite thick (chateaubriand and tomahawks) but I don’t think anyone at our table expected it to be quite that long. Our guests were very hungry by the time the food came. My only other comment is that water (tap, still, and sparkling, since we had all three) was not very forthcoming. It was difficult to flag someone down around this and when requested it wasn’t free flowing. For a group of 12 you need more than 2 bottles of water on the table at a time to be ensured everyone stays hydrated.

Beyond this, our night went well and I would recommend the food and atmosphere. We were happy with our experience here and would come again.

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SVLondon
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, I had a simple salmon which was so beautifully done. All the sides were great and the starters. Staff were wonderful and drinks were great too. Really liked the desert cocktails, would recommend those but not if you are having pudding too!

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RichardW
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I spent a wonderful afternoon at the restaurant.

Everything about the experience was exceptional...The service, the food and the ambience. The best part was the unique feeling of being made to feel welcome and enjoy the occasion at our leisure, without feeling any pressure to 'hurry along'

We would highly recommend and will be returning the moment that we can dream up another cause for celebration.

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AndyJ
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Steak slightly overcooked but otherwise excellent.

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Glenterrier
London
12 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

None of us had eaten here before so used Tripadvisor and OpenTable to search a suitable venue. We hit gold, superb from start to finish, the brunch menu was outstanding value and quality, service attentive and professional, they knew each course to serve by person for 10 of us. Wonderful experience

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Will
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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vipJames
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Steaks were excellent. However, service was a little patchy

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PeterH
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The restaurant has a lovely decor and is an off the beaten track location; table spacing was genereous.
Food was delicious - we selected from the set menu for our pre theatre dinner.
We did not try any of S&W's signature steaks, so cannot comment on theirquality.
Staff were very friendly, although service was a bit hit and miss, sometimes too prompt in clearing not quite finished plates of food and my wife's desert - including sorbet - was brought out only to be left on a nearby table for about 5 minutes until we could attract the servers attention to place it on our table.
Pricing is at the higher end, but not outrageous given the location

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my wife had a lovely time here the food was amazing.

JC
JohnC
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the place. Great service and exceptional food. Will definitely be returning

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HelenT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal with our nephew and his girlfriend to celebrate our anniversary
The staff were so lovely after a little mishap with a pint of lager

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing selection of food and everything we ordered was exceptional. Will be coming back very soon.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambiance are faultless I would highly recommend this restaurant. It made our special get together just perfect. Well done to the staff who are at the top of their game - friendly and attentive without being pushy. The menu choices were varied and all ages in our group found something to enjoy.

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teshpop
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Terrible service, mainly from the greeters. They were rude on the phone when we called ahead, didn’t bother to take our jackets when we arrived and tried to give us the worst table in the restaurant. The food arrived minutes after our aperitifs. Hugely disappointing considering we both had outstanding steaks. The cocktails and wine were also lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great venue and location. Burgers are really good

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andas50
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Very good food and good atmosphere - service is a bit inattentive and does not match the prices

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OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pawel was exceptional - 10/10 would recommend.

He made our night so special, we loved him as a friend and a server.

We
Will return just to see him again! Amazing steak and lobster as well.
Ws love you! Love tegan and Joe <<33 xxx

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NickT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Steak was cooked perfect as it's a restaurant that needs cook it right!

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Alzo
Hertfordshire
32 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary meal, always a pleasure to visit food is always good great ambience as well thank you.

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vipluvfood58
London
183 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had pre-theatre at Smith & Wollensky. We were very well looked after by Zusana our waitress, who was helpful, kind and very professional, Plenty of choices to choose from, and the food was delicious, The tomato, feta and watermelon starter was so light and refreshing before a superb juicy burger. Well done to everyone.

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DeborahU
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Underrated, outstanding restaurant with amazing service and did not charge extra when i asked for a special congratulations chocolate cake for my girlfriend on her graduation night. Pricy of course, but you get what you pay for, best steak I’ve had in my life, amazing starters, great waiters and waitresses! Couldn’t ask for better! Thank you for the amazing night again!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing evening

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AlexB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant, very friendly and helpful staff. Food first class.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Excellent steaks!

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MelissaM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was incredible, Pawel was warm, welcoming and attentive. We ordered the tomahawk which is a min cooking time of 35 mins which was no issue. We were happy to wait, starters were beautiful (prawn cocktail/tune tartare) The steak came and was theatrical, being finished off at the table. We ordered it medium rare but unfortunately it arrived blue, we didn't have the heart to send it back so we have no complaints and would happily come back! Ps the truffle mac n cheese is also to die for!

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Sammy
London
11 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was great and amazing venue. Service could have been a little swifter and all staff very friendly and

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing steak and sides. Great service very funny and welcoming staff!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review