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Smith & Wollensky London, London,

Smith & Wollensky London

4.6
4.6
2827 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Steak, American

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00–23:30 Fri, Sat 12:00–00:00 Sun 12:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    020 7321 6007

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Tom Cook

  • Private party facilities

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

  • Private party contact

    Lilian Fantinatti: 020 7321 6007

  • Area

    Covent Garden

  • Cross Street

    Off the Strand

  • Parking Details

    Please check signage as to the parking restrictions and charges. Pay by text is available in the public car parking spaces surrounding the restaurant

  • Public Transit

    Nearest stations are Charing Cross and Embankment or a short walk from Covent Garden Tube

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  • West End London

    Steakhouse

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  1. M

    Maxwell

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My favourite steak restaurant in London, maybe even the world. S&W gets better every single time. It is to die for. 10/10.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fantastic food fantastic service

  3. BD

    BillyD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Food was lovely. Service was pretty good. Nice decor inside. Obviously very expensive, but a nice treat for me and my wife

  4. ZB

    ZinaB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely amazing service and food as always. Thank you for making a special celebration even more a perfect memory!!!!!!!!

  5. JT

    JanT

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The restaurant stands up to the quality of the original New York restaurant. We had a 1.2Kg Porterhouse which was delicious. The side dishes of creamed spinach and fries were great too. Highly recommended.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing 👌🏻

  7. U

    Ursula

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience1

    Our food was outstanding and the service was lovely, which is what we are definitely used to at S&W. However, our table place meant we were in a quiet corner with no other diners and extremely strong air con on quite a chilli and wet day. It certainly did not ruin our Fathers Day meal but it did dampen the experience somewhat. With Covid it has been some time since we have joined you, so it was a surprise for my hubby who loves your food. Seated where we were, meant we saw a lot of the backs of the serving staff and because it was quiet it felt as though we were not part of the main restaurant. I did reach out to our waiter who spoke to the hostess who asked us if we'd like to move and she could see where she could reseat us, but my hubby felt that it was too late to move as our main was about to be plated for us. I also think he didnt want a fuss! Overall the meal was lovely but our experience was not as I had planned and I felt disappointed. I hope this feedback is received in the way I am intending as the food really was lovely.

  8. DC

    DawnC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely meal excellent value with travelzoo voucher. Service friendly and efficient.

  9. NH

    NicolaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was outstanding with fab attention to detail food arrived quickly and was delicious! Great array of cocktails and you have to try the sharing chocolate cake which was gigantic but we were supplied a doggy bag to take home to enjoy the left overs so win win !!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, fantastic drinks, and very attentive staff. Enjoyable!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and amosphere

  12. RI

    RobI

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1

    I had reserved a table for my wife's 50th birthday, with our children. I requested a nice table for the event and booked it approx 10 weeks before her birthday. Unfortunately when we arrived, we were taken downstairs and put next to the island containing extra glasses and cutlery, at the far end of the room. The downstairs part was half full and lacked a great deal of ambience. Our waiter was very good and attentive, so full marks there, and he did a great job of carving the various steaks. We asked for our tommahawk to be medium, but all save the middle strip were closer to well done. When we finished our meal, we went back upstairs to see the much nicer floor, that definitely had a better atmosphere. It even had a table for 6 empty - just as it was an hour and a half before when we arrived. Perhaps this would not have changed our meal, but to be sat near the beautiful bar on the lively main floor would have been much better for a special occasion. What a shame that our high expectations were no-where close to the reality. £500+ for an ok experience.

  13. JL

    JanL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    If you want great service, terrific steak and a wide menu full of many things and a great wine list then don’t go past Smith and Wollensky in London.

  14. DK

    DavidK

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3

    I got their signature Ribeye and my partner got the Irish filet. We both could not believe how bad this steak was. The consistency was tough. The impression was that these steaks had been frozen or something. I don't know that the problem was, but this is just unbelievably bad steak at top steakhouse prices. Huge disappointment for us.

  15. R

    Rose

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very efficient pre-theatre meal. Great situation. Very warm, helpful and kind staff, which is a nice change compared to most restaurant staff in London nowadays. Great food. AC was very welcome as we went during the heatwave.

  16. F

    Fedeingrid

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4

    Sono stata nelle migliori steakhouse Gallagher and Smith and Wollesky, nelle diverse sedi (New York, Las Vegas…) e ho sempre mangiato divinamente. Questa volta nello S&W di Londra purtroppo una delusione … ordinato alle 14.10 filetto cottura media … arrivato dopo 55 minuti di attesa ‘ingiustificata’ (in quanto la sala era occupata solo per 1/3 dei posti a sedere) e soprattutto cottura errata … troppo troppo cotto!!! Probabilmente una dimenticanza della carne in cottura da parte dello chef. Purtroppo S&W di Londra non e’ all’altezza di portare questo nome.

  17. I

    Iain

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience2

    Music was so loud that we could not hear each other talk. I don’t know why they have to have it so loud, I don’t go there to have a rave, I go to have good food and chat to people. Also they had the lights going up and down and had us plunged into darkness. They really should think about the customer and know the light settings at particular times.

  18. DN

    DamianN

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Obrigado to the waiting staff, chefs and maitre d

  19. DM

    DavidM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    This was my 1st experience here as I was entertaining Sir Alan Gilbert and his 2 wives. The service shown by staff was excellent but not over the top, great wine selection even Sir Alans Chauffeur driver and Butler joined us to experience what its like to eat with rich folk and was impressed by both the food and service and the care and attention. We would have had more food but the wives tucked away 2 loaves of bread before our starters arrived hence their size 16 frames. The wine was excellent, so much so, 3 bottles went down as quickly as a brass in a ally. I will certainly recommend this place to all of my 2 friends. I recommend the steak and a nice Malbec although not wearing a white shirt as my butler found out after finishing a bottle dripped a few spots on him and looked at the end as if he has been assassinated by a mafia mob. Go and enjoy... you will love it as did my guests.

  20. KS

    KeithS

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Relaxing setting with excellent food and friendly service

  21. J

    Josie1702

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fab meal and great service

  22. DC

    DianaC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3

    nice location for a good steak before the theatre :-)

  23. PW

    PaulW

    Brighton

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brllliamt always. Great service. Amazing food. I love this restaurant

  24. LC

    LisaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2

    This place is amazing, the steaks are lively, the cocktails are a must too. This is my favourite restaurant

  25. PV

    PhilV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had great meal and excellent service. Very pricey but would recommend for special occasion, or just a Tuesday if you’re loaded.

  26. M

    Matthew

    Buckinghamshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Super food and service. So nice to see the waiting staff actually looking after you makes a refreshing change from a lot of places.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely fantastic service

  28. JH

    JadeH

    Kent

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5

    Limited menu but food served was good quality, but overly salted. Service was good with friendly staff. Lovely and pristine throughout with nice ambience.

  29. SQ

    ShaunQ

    New England

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Weren’t provided with all options for water on arrival just the ones you had to pay for. Requested both steaks to be cooked medium rare but both were medium-well. Due to time constraints we weren’t able to address this. Sides were very overpriced for the size and despite being told that our taxi had been booked for us at 8pm we were told on departure that they hadn’t been able to book it which then made us late. We have been to this restaurant before and had an excellent meal but this visit was very disappointing. We have also been to many Smith & Wollenskys in USA but sadly London’s is the poorest. The hike in prices was also very noticeable

  30. LC

    LucindaC

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The waitress was very attentive and went out of her way for us. I was a lovely evening, wish we had more time. Definitely we book again next time we’re in London

  31. N

    None

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    I would say that it is pricey for what it is but given its location it is probably priced similar to other establishments in the area. I had a Bloody Mary which was pretty much perfect and the children all enjoyed their dinners

  32. g

    garywh64

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meal, great service. G went from full menu and food delivered in plenty of time for going to the theatre. First class!

  33. LF

    LynseyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely fabulous meal and super champagne cocktails. Extremely friendly and attentive waiter Lucas. Would definitely recommend and we will be back .

  34. GW

    GW60

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    One or two issues of service detracted from an otherwise great main course.

  35. SB

    SarahB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Its a great building and and service was good . Didn’t have the steaks and really, I think you should have a steak here. Other foods just don’t quite cut the mustard. Good coffee!

  36. EJ

    EllaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best steak in the UK, amazing service, great atmosphere, 10/10

  37. M

    Monica

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic service and food! On the expensive side, but well worth it!

  38. DC

    DeanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    First class from point of entry to when we were bid farewell Can’t wait to go back

  39. Y

    Yazza

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Our server was wonderfully charismatic, patient and helpful! He really made the experience extra enjoyable! The food was really lovely, we had the steak sandwich and the Asian chicken and fries. Great portion sizes! The cocktails were ok, coffee was incredible.

  40. MD

    MarkD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and a nice atmosphere. We had a good time at this restaurant. When in London we will visit again!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

Smith & Wollensky London does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Smith & Wollensky London also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7321 6007.

Smith & Wollensky London is rated 4.6 stars by 2827 OpenTable diners.

Smith & Wollensky London does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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Booked 42 times today
Google Map for Smith & Wollensky London

The Adelphi Building 1-11 John Adam Street London, WC2N 6HT

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Off the Strand

  • Area

    Covent Garden

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00–23:30 Fri, Sat 12:00–00:00 Sun 12:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Steak, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Please check signage as to the parking restrictions and charges. Pay by text is available in the public car parking spaces surrounding the restaurant

  • Public Transit

    Nearest stations are Charing Cross and Embankment or a short walk from Covent Garden Tube

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Tom Cook

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 7321 6007

  • Private party facilities

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

  • Private party contact

    Lilian Fantinatti: 020 7321 6007

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