Smith's Bar & Grill
Smith's Bar & Grill is a British & modern European inspired eatery & events venue burrowed in the heart of Paddington Basin & Little Venice. Our spacious, daylight-filled venue with a gorgeous year-round terrace overlooks the beautiful Grand Union Canal.View Private Dining Details
London Restaurant Festival: Reduced a la carte Menu £45
A reduced a la carte menu which highlights guest favourite dishes. Guests will not only be able to enjoy delicious meal & beautiful view, but also have an unique experience by our team members giving the spectacular entertainment of starter preparation of either beef tartare or ceviche & deboning/slicing whole sea bream or tender côte de boeuf in front of diners.
Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.
Valid For: 1 - 6 people
Starts: 1 October 2019
Ends: 31 October 2019
Availability: Sun 12:00-22:00
Bottomless Brunch: 2 Courses £30
2 courses brunch with unlimited prosecco for £30. Bottomless brunch will run 12pm – 5pm & table are time-limited to 2 hours per booking with the last sitting at 3pm. Bottomless Brunch is £30 per person which includes two-courses from the special Brunch Menu provided & bottomless Prosecco and Mimosas. Your drink will be replaced once it has been finished.. Prosecco cannot be substituted with any other drink. Whole table must dine on the same offer.
Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 9 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.
Valid For: 1 - 9 people
Starts: 13 April 2019
Ends: 30 November 2019
Availability: Sat 12:00-15:00
2 courses £13 & 3 courses for £16
From a set menu. Pre-booking required. Dishes cannot be substituted.
Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 9 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.
Valid For: 1 - 9 people
Starts: 2 January 2019
Ends: 30 November 2019
Availability: Daily 12:00-18:30
I was looking for a nice place to eat to meet up with my brother. My brother was a little delayed, so I had to wait for a bit. The waitress was very nice but unfortunately not very attentive: I waited for a long time to be asked whether I wanted something to drink. I was left holding the wine menu for about 15 minutes (reading my book) before some chap came to ask me whether I wanted a drink (yes, but apparently wine is not a drink and/or I wasn't allowed to order this?), so he didn't want to take my order, confusion ensued. The wine, once ordered, stood at the bar for 10 minutes before the waitress brought it over. We were only offered nibbles when my brother arrived half an hour late (again I was made to feel like I needed a man there to be offered food and drink!). I specifically asked for my main course without cheese, I even got up to tell the waitress again as she put the order through - but when it finally arrived, there was cheese all over it. Food was mediocre at best and the service very slow and inattentive, which is even less understandable given the place was deserted. Absolutely poor considering the prices as well. not going back!
Breakfast is not a strong point - very average food and very slow service. Stick with lunch / dinner here.
Sunday roasts all came out cold even after we sent that back the first time! I have the vegetarian roast which didn't even come with roast potatoes and my friend who had the pork found it very dry. Our waitress was very nice and they did offer discount however the food did dampen the experience.
The place is lovely but they don’t make it shine. The table was poor with no candles no flowers not even a simple decorative object, at least to cover holes and scratches. The seats were very dirty. Food was ok but they presented it very poorly.
Nice located place, but gets very busy and loud as the evening progresses. Mains were nice, we ordered fish and chips, but had to ask for condiments as was given a small pot of ketchup to share ,that was squeezed from a catering jar and vinegar served in a jug. Desserts were okay, very small portions though.
This place has a bit of a monopoly at the moment, but seems a popular place for drinks after work, but would not recommend for dinner.
Toilets were not very clean, some un-flushed and blocked, soap dispensers were broken, not well looked after.
The noise level was very high and you would not be able to have a conversation if your table is close to the bar area. Also, the chairs are too low for the tables. We needed t least two extra cushions to sit on for comfortable access to our food. That said, the food itself was excellent.
No one to greet us. Stood around waiting then table pointed out. Asked for 4 drinks and tap water. 3 arrived. 4th one and water had to be asked for again. 3 food dishes arrived 4th 15mins later. No condiments offered. No one came near us except to take plates. Potatoes on the plate with butterfly chicken were rock hard and mine had black in several pieces. Were asked about food. We were given money off bill but it was equal to service charge so did not pay service charge and left. We had good time but will not return.
Great food, very reasonable prices for London and lovely staff. Nice place to have a working breakfast
Thought I was going to get the Open table special offer as booked. Waiter was keen we had the special steak, which was a T-bone. Two courses and one glass of wine each. When bill came it was over £ 140. The T-bones £ 38 each for I guess maybe a 8 ounce uncooked. Quite a shock from the expected £60 or so. On top of this waiter kept asking for a tip even though 12.5% service included. He then presented the card machine and even that asked for a gratuity on top. As this was a fairly quick business lunch pre-heathrow express train was a bit disappointed.
Enjoyable meal good service cheerful staff
.reasonable wine choice
Food was tasty and a nice varied menu. Friendly staff, however they need to be more aware of their customers as we spent numerous times trying to capture their eye for service. Great location and being sat outside next to the canal on a nice sunny day added to the overall pleasant experience. Would go back if I was in the area.
Very good place to go for a beer and some pub grub
Good location as it's very close to Paddington station. The choice of food is good but limited for vegetarians / vegans.
Ambience is good.
Had the potentail to be much better but had to chase multiple times for items ordered. Ingredients were somewhat sparse.
Good service and choice of food. Attentive waiting staff
A blessed air conditioned refugee on a very hot evening. Noisy and busy. The staff were working hard but they could do with a couple more on duty.
High prices for small portions
The wine waiter was very friendly and accommodating. The rest of the staff seemed a bit stressed and overworked.
Lovely setting so close to Paddington station. Stunning food. Perfect service. Very clean and modern setting. Botemless prosecco brunch was great value. I'm already recommending!
Got the truffle tagliatelle, initally the taste was prominent but after a few bites the taste of truffle had deceased. Also at £16 i would expect a little truffle oil. Venue was very nice with seating inside for the restaurant and seating outside for the bar, I would definitely visit again!
It was pretty quiet on a Monday lunchtime. The food was excellent but the service was slow.
Great food and friendly staff, who were very happy with us taking quite a while to order whilst everyone in our group arrived. Also kindly let us stay at the table for quite a while to relax after eating too - thank you !
Was a great location and space but whole experience was a bit of a let down. We were given a table not really suitable for our party and asked to move which was met with obstruction. We were warned we were on a table ‘out of sight’ and we soon realised this was a service black spot. We asked for bread and olives before our food arrived which arrived with the food. Most of the table ordered salad which said it had egg and new potatoes but there was none. When we questioned this the waiter argued, eventually when everyone had finished we were presented with a plate of potatoes and eggs! We also had to fetch our own water! This was a business lunch and we were all unimpressed. We were not offered any money off the bill, despite the salad issues.
Haven't been to Smith's Bar & Grill before, but i was meeting a friend for a business lunch in the area so picked out a suitable venue based on OpenTable reviews. It was a decently pleasant meal. The restaurant is in a great location next to the canal at Paddington basin. Ambience is light and airy, and not too loud, even when busy.
I was very unhappy that I had been promised a 20 percent discount if I signed up only to be told this had to be claimed before sitting down.
I do not think this is fair the food however was excellent
Great location but run down inside. All the furniture is very grubby. Over large armchairs meant no one could sit comfortably round the table. Needs some money spending on it. Food ok but nothing special. Disappointing.
This is a super place, in a great location. We had a fab table. We had booked for the special offer of 3 courses for £16. However, we were told we were too late for this as it ends at 6:30 (the time our booking was for). The waiter could see my disappointment and then arranged to take money off the overall bill. So although it was a bit disappointing, the waiter tried really hard to sort it.
Service was slow, especially for drinks, but it was super busy in there.
We all had a fab time anyway and will deffo go back.
Great location close to Canal, other venues and Paddington Station. The venue has ample inside and outside seating without feeling crowded. Good choice of menu and drinks, topped with friendly service.
Very nice venue, good indoor and outdoor settings. High quality decor, furniture, bathrooms etc.
Music 🎵 levels and choice were reasonable for dining.
Staff were polite and attentive.
Prices were reasonable for central London.
Nice bar near the canal.
Good food. Wait staff was very good.
Disappointed that I made a reservation specifically to sit at the bar for dinner and was told by the barman (a bit snotty) that only snacks/bar food was possible. It’s too busy at the bar to serve food - he said.
Ok. Then suggest they remove that option in OpenTable.
We had the 3 course set menu. The food was lovely and great value. The location is amazing. We will look to go back for a bottomless brunch soon
Our first time at this venue and we will be back. The service was particularly good, and always with a smile.
I booked bottomless brunch and the food options were great- the only problem was that 2 people in our group of 12 did not want to participate in the bottomless brunch but this was unfortunately not allowed. Smith's bar and grill manager have a rule that everyone on the table has to pay for bottomless brunch otherwise no-one can book it which I felt was unfair.
Visiting Smiths for an early Mother’s Day treat and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our waiter and the Manager both took care of us very well. The food was good. Two of us had pate with brioche, however had to ask for chutney, which I thought was a little odd? But, once sorted, very enjoyable. My daughter had the fresh calamari, which was also good, but she felt one piece was a little undercooked. She mentioned this to the Manager and without any hesitation he changed it and replaced with a new dish. On the whole a good experience. Will go back.
Lovely place and great location . Food was good and service good
Good presentation of food 🍝 and it was delicious despite the soup 🥣being tepid. Excellent wine. 🍷. There was a very relaxed atmosphere with attentive staff. We will definitely be visiting again!😋
Went there for a business lunch. Nice food in a quiet setting.
Great staff. Attentive and professional. Good job guys. Food was good. Chuck steak was a little stringy.
I went with my brother; we had shared charcuterie plate to start which was better quality than what you would normally get. For mains we had had lamb chops and steak. Both were cooked exactly to order (medium rare) and tasted great.
Throughout the service was excellent and very attentive.
The bar was busy and buzzy, whilst the restaurant was quieter early on it soon filled up.
Overall great food, great service and good atmosphere and very handy for Paddington station.