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Smiths of Smithfield Smiths Rooftop Restaurant & Terrace

4.3
4.3
391 Reviews
£41 and over
British

On the roof of this 4-storey building, SMITHS Rooftop Restaurant and Terrace offers stunning London panoramas from the sweeping terrace, and from the open-plan dining room with its floor-to-ceiling windows.
Sourcing ingredients from trusted suppliers, our Head chef Liam Walsh, has created an exceptional menu. 28 day aged Scotch beef wellington to share, roasted halibut and Dorset crab to tempt your palate. A library of wines awaits you at SMITHS including both easy-drinking bottles, and some of the most sought-after vintages available.
The breathtaking Smiths Rooftop Restaurant at SMITHS is a 4-minute walk from Farringdon and Barbican Tube Stations.

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  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Steak

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 12:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    020 7251 7950

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Bespoke party menus

  • Area

    Farringdon

  • Parking Details

    <br>There is an NCP car park on the opposite side of the market which runs under the meat market.

  • Public Transit

    <br>Farringdon underground and Mainline, Barbican underground, Chancery Lane underground, St Paul's Underground

  • Entertainment


    The Ground Floor bar has DJ's playing every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

Starters

  • Smoked Salmon Ballotine

    caviar, quails' eggs, chive cream

    • Cotswold White Chicken Terrine

      trompette mushrooms, leek vinaigrette

      • Turnip & Vanilla Veloute

        pickled grapes, chestnuts

        Mains

        • Crown of English Turkey

          brandy glazed gammon, pigs in blankets, chestnut & sage stuffing, duck fat roasties, braised red cabbage, roasted roots, sprouts

          • Dry Aged Fillet of Scotch Beef

            fondant potato, grilled hispi cabbage, cauliflower cheese croquette

            • Baked Cornish Cod

              clams, girolles, purple sprouting broccoli, preserved lemon

              • Salt Baked Celeriac

                red wine glazed salsify, spiced pear, goat's curd, black truffle

                Desserts

                • Steamed Christmas Pudding

                  brandy sauce, redcurrant jam

                  • Baked Clementine Cheesecake

                    clementine sorbet, almond crumble

                    • Selection of Artisan British Cheeses

                      grapes, crackers, celery & chutney

                      Last updated: 3 December 2019

                      What 391 people are saying

                      Overall ratings and reviews

                      Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                      4.3
                      4.3 based on recent ratings
                      • 4.1Food
                      • 4.3Service
                      • 4.3Ambience
                      • 4Value

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                      1. BB

                        BevB

                        London

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 30 October 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Saturday Brunch was absolutely delightful. I couldn't fault the service or the food, a unique Brunch menu with flavours that left you buzzing. We will return

                      2. HS

                        HappySushi

                        London

                        35 reviews

                        vip
                        3.0

                        35 reviews

                        Dined on 28 October 2021

                        overall3food3service4ambience4

                        Nice rooftop but very few Covid secure measures. A bit pricey. Nice staff

                      3. CG

                        CharlotteGC

                        London

                        2 reviews

                        3.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on 28 October 2021

                        overall3food4service3ambience3

                        Disappointing, possibly because we didn’t expect it to be so different in terms of food style to Smiths, so that’s on us (but good to know). Food was delicious and beautifully presented. Low score on service is because I moved my chair slightly to get a better view of the terrace, and was told I’d have to move it back as it would clash with a chair behind me for a table that was empty the whole time we were there. Just felt a bit unnecessary, as the place was very quiet. Just a little insensitive for a place that prides itself on service.

                      4. RM

                        RobM

                        London

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 21 October 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Amazing food and views, friendly staff and no feeling of being rushed - highly recommend

                        Smiths of Smithfield Smiths Rooftop Restaurant & TerraceResponded on 25 October 2021

                        Thanks for the review and we are so glad you enjoyed your visit. We can't wait to welcome you back again really soon. Have a wonderful week! Best Wishes, Chris

                      5. H

                        Hamstring

                        London

                        23 reviews

                        4.0

                        23 reviews

                        Dined on 16 September 2021

                        overall4food4service4ambience5

                        Venue is terrific with outstanding view across London. Food was very good but the menu was quite confusing in how it was laid out. I ordered a smoked pork chop and it turned out to be gammon. Very salty and not what was expected

                        Smiths of Smithfield Smiths Rooftop Restaurant & TerraceResponded on 20 September 2021

                        Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we appreciate all feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit to our venue. Your comments on the food have been noted and will be passed onto the kitchen team. We hope you will return again soon. Best wishes Daisy

                      6. PH

                        PHILIPPEF

                        London

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 16 September 2021

                        overall4food4service3ambience4

                        Nice atmosphere, good view and great food. I would highly recommend for a business lunch.

                        Smiths of Smithfield Smiths Rooftop Restaurant & TerraceResponded on 20 September 2021

                        Hi Philippef, Thank you for your kind review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit & hope you will return again soon. Best wishes Daisy

                      7. k

                        kman

                        London

                        11 reviews

                        5.0

                        11 reviews

                        Dined on 21 July 2021

                        overall5food4service4ambience4

                        Great food and cool restaurant

                      8. MJ

                        MJLow

                        London

                        27 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        27 reviews

                        Dined on 4 November 2020

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        A Great lunch out on the Terrace. There Heaters if you don’t wrap up. Lunch was delicious and the wine choice excellent. Would recommend a lunch there when lockdown is lifted. We will be back!! Third Floor Grill is fabulous too!

                      9. s

                        sdfoodie

                        London

                        17 reviews

                        5.0

                        17 reviews

                        Dined on 28 October 2020

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        The food, wine and service were excellent! Great views, despite the weather!

                        Smiths of Smithfield Smiths Rooftop Restaurant & TerraceResponded on 2 November 2020

                        Hello there. Thank you so much for the 5 star review! We're so very glad you had a wonderful visit and we really can't wait to welcome you back again very soon. Best Wishes, Chris

                      10. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        London

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 24 October 2020

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Great place !

                        Smiths of Smithfield Smiths Rooftop Restaurant & TerraceResponded on 27 October 2020

                        Hey there, Thank you so much for the 5 star review. We are so glad you had a great time and can't wait to welcome you back again soon. Best Wishes, Chris

                      11. TC

                        TaraC

                        London

                        13 reviews

                        vip
                        4.0

                        13 reviews

                        Dined on 10 October 2020

                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                        We did the bottomless brunch which was certainly bottomless! The staff were good at top ups and checked with us if we wanted to change drinks. Lovely setting on the rooftop, brunch menu is good value for money with a decent choice of food. The only thing which let it down slightly was lack of music which would complete it!

                        Smiths of Smithfield Smiths Rooftop Restaurant & TerraceResponded on 28 October 2020

                        Hello Tara, Thanks so much for your review and we are so glad to hear you had a great time with us! We really do hope you join us again soon. In regards to the music, sadly we can only play at a certain volume at present but we have passed your notes onto the team! We hope to see you really soon. Best Wishes, Chris

                      12. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        London

                        1 review

                        vip
                        1.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 5 October 2020

                        overall1food1service1ambience1

                        That restaurant was closed so we were told we couldn’t dine, despite the booking being confirmed. Staff were then rude when we expressed disappointment at travelling all the way there for no food on a booking that didn’t exist.

                        Smiths of Smithfield Smiths Rooftop Restaurant & TerraceResponded on 28 October 2020

                        Hello there. Many thanks for taking the time to feedback on your visit to SMITHS and we are so sorry to hear about your recent visit. If you could please kindly send us the date/time you visited to reservations@smithsofsmithfield.co.uk - we can then look into this in detail. We do hope to welcome you back to SMITHS in the future. Best Wishes, Chris

                      13. JM

                        JeremyM

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 2 October 2020

                        overall4food4service4ambience3

                        In lock down it was quiet - but very good food and service -

                        Smiths of Smithfield Smiths Rooftop Restaurant & TerraceResponded on 28 October 2020

                        Hello Jeremy, Many thanks for taking the time to feedback on your recent visit. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the food and service and do hope to welcome you back again very soon. Best Wishes, Chris

                      14. A

                        Anthony21700

                        London

                        8 reviews

                        vip
                        4.0

                        8 reviews

                        Dined on 7 August 2020

                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                        We ate here Friday evening. We were surprised how quiet it was given the nice weather and the venue. However, I assume this is a sign of the times we are currently living in. The whole of the area was very quiet too. We sat just inside next to the terrace, unfortunately the terrace tables had already been allocated. Still a very nice view. The food was very good and not overly expensive either. In particular fillet steak was very good. The service was excellent. A good balance between attentive and allowing space to enjoy your evening. And they regularly came by to top up our wine. Would recommend and return

                      15. T

                        Tkslondon

                        London

                        3 reviews

                        4.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on 5 August 2020

                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                        Lovely place for dinner. Sat on the terrace which was very nice during the hot weather. Great service. Fantastic sommelier!!

                      16. LB

                        LesB

                        London

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on 24 July 2020

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        Good service, friendly staff. Great view, which was why I booked it. It's been going for 20 years, so obviously it's getting things right. I don't like open-air eating, so we sat just inside, which was nice, and then moved to the cushioned booths at the back, which was nicer.

                      17. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        London

                        3 reviews

                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on 13 March 2020

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        We had very pleasant evening.

                      18. S

                        Sophie

                        London

                        14 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        14 reviews

                        Dined on 22 November 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Great experIence

                      19. q

                        queenie

                        London

                        110 reviews

                        vip
                        3.0

                        110 reviews

                        Dined on 31 October 2019

                        overall3food4service5ambience3

                        Went with friends resently and at first they did not have our reservation. But then they found it. We were seated next to a big table and when we notice it we asked to be moved. We could only move up by one table because they had given the table further away to a couple. We were then told that one of the starters, that in fact we all wanted, was not available as the big table had order it. They gave us a complimentary dessert instead. The food was good but very expensive.

                      20. DJ

                        DrJules

                        London

                        19 reviews

                        5.0

                        19 reviews

                        Dined on 20 October 2019

                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                        Fabulous food as always, service a little less attentive than usual but definitely worth another visit. I think we have been about 5 times this year so a great find! Good price and great location.

                      21. G

                        Gidgrace

                        London

                        16 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        16 reviews

                        Dined on 18 October 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Amazing food - an absolutely fantastic Chateaubriand with great sides of spinach & triple cooked chips. Great and knowledgable sommelier who sorted out a couple of perfect choice glasses for us, and overall fantastic service from the team at Smiths 3rd floor. Thanks guys!

                      22. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        London

                        1 review

                        vip
                        3.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 22 September 2019

                        overall3food3service4ambience2

                        Disappointed that we were not told bottomless brunch ended at 3:30 (we sat down at 2:30pm) and that we couldn’t stay on after. Felt we were rushed out ASAP. As a result, ambience seriously lacked compared to a usual day/evening.

                      23. AR

                        AjoyR

                        Chicago

                        4 reviews

                        4.0

                        4 reviews

                        Dined on 13 September 2019

                        overall4food5service4ambience5

                        The view is very nice and sitting on the terrace is recommended. Food was excellent and service was good overall. Towards the end—I think the staff forgot about us when we wanted to settle the cheque.

                      24. AH

                        AmandaH

                        Warwickshire

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 23 August 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        A wonderful evening spent on the roof terrace - food and service were superb. Thank you

                      25. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        London

                        10 reviews

                        5.0

                        10 reviews

                        Dined on 9 August 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Fantastic, can’t fault this place!!! Loved the steak!!

                      26. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        London

                        2 reviews

                        2.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on 11 July 2019

                        overall2food2service1ambience1

                        Poor service. Long wait to order and get served.

                      27. MF

                        MagaliF

                        London

                        4 reviews

                        5.0

                        4 reviews

                        Dined on 5 July 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Great food, service and place!

                      28. n

                        nicknickn

                        London

                        25 reviews

                        4.0

                        25 reviews

                        Dined on 30 June 2019

                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                        Nice bright restaurant with a lovely terrace for a summer day. Food was very good and the service was excellent. A nice wine list. I would definitely return.

                      29. l

                        londondiner

                        London

                        13 reviews

                        4.0

                        13 reviews

                        Dined on 24 June 2019

                        overall4food4service3ambience5

                        Great settings and great meat. Staff were courteous if not a bit artificial

                      30. DJ

                        DavidJones

                        London

                        18 reviews

                        vip
                        4.0

                        18 reviews

                        Dined on 2 June 2019

                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                        Great service despite a tech hitch with the freezer. Lovely service and great venue to have lunch in the sun alfresco. Roast dinner good quality and substantial

                      31. j

                        jasonc

                        London

                        7 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        7 reviews

                        Dined on 16 May 2019

                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                        Sun was out, no better place to be. Though wouldn’t recommend returning to work after lunch, a largeg&t, half a bottle of chablis & two large amarettos Nice

                      32. O

                        Outoftowner

                        London

                        14 reviews

                        4.0

                        14 reviews

                        Dined on 8 April 2019

                        overall4food3service4ambience4

                        Smiths has three levels - bar on ground floor, bistro on second level and posh nosh on top floor with great views and a quiet and polished atmosphere. I have taken important clients to the top floor restaurant on several occasions (so that in itself is a recommendation) and it has always had the desired effect of rewarding good clients and impressing new ones. Being in Smithfield a steak is usually on the order and this time my guest and I shared the chateabriand at £95. It was cooked well (medium rare) and there was plenty of it. They place it on a small elevated rack on your table, it takes a while to get through that much meat so if they could add some sort of warmer underneath it would stay warmer. I did mention this to them but only at the end when I though of it. Even a tea light would help. Good food, good service, nice surroundings and great views. Big bill but (almost) worth it for the desired effect of a special occasion.

                      33. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        London

                        3 reviews

                        vip
                        3.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on 4 April 2019

                        overall3food3service5ambience3

                        It was ok. Just, ok.

                      34. L

                        Luckylivvy

                        London

                        3 reviews

                        4.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on 21 March 2019

                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                        Great food well attended

                      35. ML

                        MarkL

                        London

                        1 review

                        3.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 16 March 2019

                        overall3food3service3ambience4

                        4 of us celebrating 38th wedding anniversary . My wife is allergic to garlic but rather cook any fresh veg eg Carrots she had settle for a simple but very expensive steak and chips. The waiter did not handle this very courteously either. Doubt I would return.

                      36. j

                        jant

                        London

                        31 reviews

                        4.0

                        31 reviews

                        Dined on 9 February 2019

                        overall4food4service4ambience3

                        Worth a visit, food and service good. Slightly on the expensive side, but great for celebrations. Lovely views and relatively quiet on a Saturday night.

                      37. C

                        Chiefchicken

                        London

                        49 reviews

                        vip
                        4.0

                        49 reviews

                        Dined on 28 January 2019

                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                        A business lunch to celebrate a couple of good deals was rewarded by a very enjoyable experience overall. The clients loved the place - modern interior, very light and airy with fabulous views to the South over the roofs of Barts, Smithfield Market et al with St Paul's and the Shard in the distance from the glass curtain-walling and the excellent outdoors terrace (wrong time of year for our visit!) It was particularly sunny so the views were spectacular. Great service, nice wine and good wine advice from the charming lady Sommelier when the bin end Barolo I picked had sold - she advised a rather super St Joseph at the same price. Also an excellent and flowery Albarino to start. Nice starters: mine was a good but very slightly overcooked (poached but not quite runny) duck egg with avocado on a spicy base. Then superb quality dry-aged fillet steak cooked perfectly rare as requested. Very good salad and excellent chips. Brilliant Hispi cabbage side. All sides are extra and not cheap Not a foodie place but great quality luxurious food and service in a fabulous location all of which the clients loved (and I very much enjoyed) With no drinks beforehand and no desserts but 2 bottles of good wine between 4 of us plus coffees it worked out to £100 per head inc service. Not cheap but acceptable in the circumstances

                      38. CG

                        ChicagoGirl

                        London

                        6 reviews

                        4.0

                        6 reviews

                        Dined on 16 January 2019

                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                        Food was perfectly prepared, as were cocktails. Happy to see fish options for pescatarians. Service was impeccable: professional but friendly. Love the decor, lighting, seating, allotment of space, and the cozy terrace. If the prices were more reasonable would come more often

                      39. LJ

                        LeanneJ

                        London

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 12 January 2019

                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                        Having a gluten intolerance and not being allowed to have any of the steak sauces, it would have been nice to have an alternative to team with my plain fillet and triple cooked chips. However, the steak was very nicely cooked. More gluten free deserts (without nuts) would also have been nice.

                      40. R

                        Rich

                        London

                        8 reviews

                        5.0

                        8 reviews

                        Dined on 25 October 2018

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Awesome meal in great location.

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                      Smiths of Smithfield Smiths Rooftop Restaurant &amp; Terrace is rated 4.3 stars by 391 OpenTable diners

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                      Google Map for Smiths of Smithfield Smiths Rooftop Restaurant & Terrace

                      67 Charterhouse Street London, EC1M 6HJ

                      • Area

                        Farringdon

                      • Hours of Operation

                        Mon–Fri 12:00–22:00

                      • Cuisines

                        British, Steak

                      • Dining style

                        Fine Dining

                      • Dress Code

                        Casual Dress

                      • Parking Details

                        <br>There is an NCP car park on the opposite side of the market which runs under the meat market.

                      • Public Transit

                        <br>Farringdon underground and Mainline, Barbican underground, Chancery Lane underground, St Paul's Underground

                      • Payment Options

                        AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                      • Entertainment


                        The Ground Floor bar has DJ's playing every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.

                      • Additional

                        Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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