SMITHS Of Smithfield, The Grill

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660 reviews
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British
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  • Lunch
  • Comfort Food
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Part of a 4-storey restaurant and Grade II-listed building beside London’s famous Smithfield Market, our classic British Grill offers prime cuts of meat and locally sourced seasonal produce including day boat fish. A menu that showcases our butchery heritage through the vast selection of cuts on offer. A library of wines awaits you at SMITHS including both easy-drinking bottles, specialist wines and some of the most sought-after vintages available.

The bustling Grill at ‘Smiths’ of Smithfield is a 4-minute walk from Farringdon Tube Station.

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There are various Private Dining options at "SMITHS" of Smithfield. Private Dining spaces for various sizes, Cocktail Party for up to 80, seated Dinner for 140 or a Wedding on the Top Floor for 80 guests. Add in a Beef Breakdown or Cocktail Making Class to the event to make it even more special.

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Extremely poor service.

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L
London
9 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Disappointing. Food was ok but service was terrible. I tried to get a wiater's attention and he just stared right through me.

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RR
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cecilia was amazing!

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CO
Kent
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

The food was absolutely amazing, the best steaks we’ve ever had. The service however was very poor. The waiter tried to clear our drinks half full, this happened twice! Just a rude and not very friendly service whatsoever! Will definitely come back for the food but front of house needs a definite attitude change!

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RM
London
13 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

Probably do not go to Smiths on a Friday or Saturday night if you want to talk to your people. We booked a table in the restaurant on the 2nd floor - but the music from the two bars beneath was insane!! Food was good - not amazing - but solidly good. I ordered a sirloin steak medium rare - it came well done but they did another one for me pretty quickly. The others in the party felt the food was also solid. The service was alright - but a little disorganized. It seemed like a few people were attending to us - sometimes we got too much attention and sometimes we waited a bit. I'd go back - but mid-week or for brunch.

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OT
Buckinghamshire
5 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food, atmosphere and our server were all great but let down by a really long wait for the food to arrive.

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K
London
17 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

There was nothing wrong with the food, nor was it a stand out at that price hence the 3 star rating. The service, whilst friendly, was incredibly slow and for that reason I think you can find other restaurants in the area for a similar price that have either better food and/or better service.

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AT
London
39 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The sheer longevity of smiths is all the period you need that this is a class act . Also fine dining on top level, kind of bistro in mid level where we ate this time then burgers and beers in ground mean there is something for every taste and pocket. Great part of town too.

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m
London
12 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic evening food was superb and everybody thoroughly enjoyed the occasion.

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JC
London
59 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fabulous dinner, great service. We had a baby with us and staff were great. Will be back for sure.

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j
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

What is it with restaurants whose online menu is completely different to what was offered to us on the day, have contacted Smiths direct but they haven't bothered to reply, very disappointing & very misleading!

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RO
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Smiths is just a good solid restaurant and I prefer the Grill over the other floors. it was very quite that lunchtime which was great for the business meeting we had.

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C
London
7 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a reservation in the restaurant upstairs away from the main bar. We had a couple of cocktails during happy hour in the main bar before dinner. Great cocktails! The food was delicious and the portion sizes generous and service very good, without being intrusive. Hope to visit again soon.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good but thought that the service was a bit inattentive. Given that this this was a Thursday night and the dining room was not busy I would have expected better.

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GR
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We were a group of 6 on a Tuesday evening. All started okay, despite not having our booking (via open table) and having to wait for table. Downhill from there. The wine we wanted and several meals ‘out of stock’ at 7pm, because there is a ‘large booking tomorrow and it is reserved’. Starters arrived, plonked down abruptly in front of all the wrong people, no effort to ask who had ordered what. Basic, tasteless food. 50 minute wait for a main course of 3 medium rare steaks, two fish and a duck. All steaks over cooked, chips freezing cold, cauliflower side raw and cold. We politely asked for replacements, waiter was kind and apologetic. However the kitchen staff we could hear berating us, and watched them glare and gesture at us for sending the food back. When I raised this to our waiter, the ‘manager’ Daniele argued with me, refused to apologise and was rude. When I asked to deal only with our polite waiter, he said ‘he just works here’. Replacement steaks were so over salted it they were inedible - obviously their retribution. They didn’t charge for the cold steaks but otherwise offered no apology, discount or or politeness. We paid over £350 for a ruined meal that lasted three miserable hours thanks to appalling management and intimidating chefs. I will never visit again and urge management to consider etiquette training and replace their kitchen staff.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good service.Food good .Till broke down at the end.

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c
London
14 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Took my aunt & uncle to Smiths for the first time on Saturday and as always the food was outstanding, and as always, accompanied by helpful, friendly and professional service. The only downside was the lack of reasonably priced wines on offer. This was apparently due to the recent refurb as a large percentage of the wine menu was out of stock, which I sincerely hope to be true and not a ploy to push customers into buying the higher ticket items. Smiths is, and has always been, a great establishment with great food and service, so I hope this was just a small blip that will be rectified soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Very disappointing ... looked forward to eating here for a long time and decided on the venue for our anniversary. 2nd floor restaurant half empty. Service was good at first ... we both ordered the spiced chicken ... very bland ... followed this up with cheese ... other than the blue it was tasteless. Service ceased to exist at this point ... never asked if we wanted a coffee or anything else until we indicated that we wanted the bill. Will not be going back !

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SL
London
138 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable catch-up business lunch at Smiths' 2nd Floor Dining Room. Food was very good -
my colleague who had the short rib didn't expect to finish it - but she did; the trout scotch egg and the pork wellington also attracted great feedback. Service was excellent - although as in so many restaurants the staff did seem to be avoiding us when we were trying to get the bill.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Service was slow for lunch.

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DK
London
139 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Can be a bit pricey but the food is extremely good.
Atmosphere is great here too, which just adds so much more to the overall night.

Definitely come here if you want some good food.
The wine list is good too!

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SR
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great place for a good steak, nicely cooked and an efficient service but the venue itself is underwhelming!

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G
Berkshire
8 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, beautifully cooked. Good service - steady, on hand, non-intrusive. Brilliant wine list - but be prepared to pay well for it. Large selection of craft beers. Lots of fab meat options, but also well thought fish and veg options. Sharing options in all courses available. So, something for everyone.

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b
London
123 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

A group of us went here for a Christmas get together and we all enjoyed it. My only niggle was that it advertised craft beers but most were bottled.

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IK
London
13 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent venue, friendly and helpful staff and the big cuts were delicious! Good wine list to go with.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

One of worst dining experiences. Waiter was slow, failed to bring the entire order and steak tasted like a piece of rubber.

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I
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The group of people I shared lunch with have met at the same restaurant on quite a few occasions. Previously we used Smiths of Spitalfields. The food is always edible and we like the atmosphere of the 2nd Floor restaurant, as it is neither too casual or formal, and the pricing is fine for City lunchtime eating. The staff are always welcoming, friendly and helpful.

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SG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great. Friends hadn’t been before and loved it.

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Z
London
16 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice food, good service but quite expensive that is perhaps valued based on the ambience.

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JO
London
19 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent particularly the steaks which were also cooked as requested.The service/waiter was both helpful and attentive.
The restaurant was more or less full and was vibrant.Initially thought a little too noisy but after 5 minutes or so got used to it.
Overall an excellent evening and we will definitely return.

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JB
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2017
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 3

We normal dine at SOS quite a lot, we found the food wasn't great on this visit ...

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GA
London
17 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent steak and attentive service. We were on the 2nd floor. If you need to impress the 3rd floor with its balcony and great views is the place to go.

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AB
Bristol
5 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great location, cool interior, excellent service. Food was nice, but I felt it was overpriced for what it was, and I don't like the service charge to be automatically added to the bill, especially at 12.5%.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place! I had the beef burger and my husband had the steak. Both were done so well - tasty, flavourful! Chips were crisp but not oily. Sticky date pudding was just right. Service was excellent!

It was a casual dinner, but it made my day. Definitely coming back!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Great food & wine. Easy access from Farringdon Station.

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M
London
33 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Pre-theatre meal so there early. Very quiet but food and service very good

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Easy to book as well. Highly recommended.

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OT
London
20 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and service.

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B
London
55 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Service a bit slow even though he place was practically empty when we arrived. Rump steak a little tough, but nicely cooked. My wife's burger was excellent and she loved the style of the place. Also very, very expensive - £80 for two including a bottle of the cheapest wine.

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F
London
26 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

I booked a table on the 2nd floor dinning room as I saw on the website that this was where they served the Tomahawk steak deal which included a bottle of Malbec for £60. When we ordered the waitress said that deal is only available if you book it when you make the reservation. There is nothing on the website that states this! Luckily I did write this on my request when booking but this is not something you should be telling guests on arrival! Outside of this everything else was really good, staff were fun and the tomahawk great.

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