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Smith's Bar & Grill, London,

Smith's Bar & Grill

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559 Reviews
£25 and under
British

Smith’s Bar & Grill is nestled in Paddington, London, it is the first place you see when you walk under the bypass behind Paddington Station. Known for its high ceilings and almost full-length windows, the natural light in Smith’s is just as nourishing and wholesome as the comfortable furnishings and exquisite selection of food and drink that we serve. The venue is split into the areas:
• Main Restaurant
• Main Bar & Lounge Area
• Outdoor Terrace Canal-side


Smith’s is an ideal venue for weddings, on-location filming, major launch events, and multi-stage music and entertainment events.
The whole venue can comfortably accommodate up to 150 people for a sit-down dinner and up to 400 standing. Its proximity to Paddington Station (50 yards from the Hammersmith & City Underground entrance) makes it quick to get to for those coming from out of town.

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Booked 38 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Modern European, Grill

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 08:00–11:30 Lunch Daily 12:00–16:00 Dinner Mon–Sat 16:00–23:00 Sun 16:00–22:30

  • Phone number

    020 7286 9458

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    David Reyes

  • Catering

    Modern British Cuisine with Grill Selection. <br />Breakfast served Monday to Friday 8am - 11.30am<br />A la carte is available Monday to Saturday 12pm - 11pm &amp; Sunday 12pm - 10.30pm

  • Private party facilities

    Smiths Restaurant & Bar is a modern British inspired restaurant burrowed in the heart of Paddington Basin, London. Our spacious, daylight-filled venue with a gorgeous year-round terrace overlooks the beautiful Grand Union Canal.

  • Private party contact

    Mushtariy Abdukodiriy: 020 7286 9458

  • Area

    Paddington

  • Cross Street

    Grand Union Canal

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Paddington Railway Station, Heathrow Express direct to Heathrow Airport, Paddington Tube station, Paddington Bus Stop.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Sunday Roasts at Smith's

    Multiple dates available
    Come down to Smith's Bar & Grill to enjoy our delicious Sunday Roast menu. Featuring Sunday roast staples such as whole roasted baby chicken, marinated with fresh flavours like lemon, thyme, and garlic, or opt for the British lamb leg, matured for ten days for fuller flavour. We're also proud to offer a British beef chateaubriand option, for the true Sunday Roast fanatics out there!
  • Bottomless Brunch, £35pp.

    Multiple dates available
    Our Brunch menu has everything from favourites such as a Full English Breakfast (the meatiest of them all), to an Avocado Tartine (did someone say vegetarian?), to sweet treats such as Maple syrup Pancakes, delicious Waffles and healthy fruit salad. Most importantly, enjoy unlimited prosecco, bellini and mimosas for 90 minutes, all just for £35 per person. Available every Saturday, 12pm - 5pm.
  • Sharing Roast for 2 and Free-Flowing Red Wine

    Multiple dates available
    Our roasts are perfect to share between 2 people. Choose from delicious 28 Day Matured Chateaubriand, mouth-watering 10 days matured Lamb Leg, Whole-Roasted Poussin, Pork Belly and more all served with delicious trimmings: Roast Potatoes, seasonal Roast Vegetables, a homemade Yorkshire pudding & gravy. Bottomless wine such as Portuguese Cintilla and Argentinian Malbec for 90 minutes can be added on for as little as £15 & £25pp.

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What 559 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • West London

    Business Meals

  • West London

    British

  • West London

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

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  1. KT

    KathT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service1ambience4

    The food was lovely and the setting was great. Especially sitting outside on a nice day. The service was quite poor to be honest. We were upsold bread and olives to come whilst waiting for our mains however they came with our main food. We waited a very long time between courses and for drinks and the staff seemed to ignore us and chat amongst themselves. We asked for the bill multiple times before it came and then we decided to go inside to pay instead as by then we were a bit sick of waiting. We asked for the service charge to be removed which was no problem and they explained they had a lot of new staff undergoing training. I would go back as it was a lovely place but the service let it down. I wouldn't go there for a quick meal and would definitely be prepared to flag down passing staff and to spend some time waiting!!

  2. R

    Ramon

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Exceptional quality in the food. Fantastic value for money for the outstanding food served. Especially the fish of the day portions.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Partners late birthday dinner

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, nice presentation and the staff was very welcoming. I would recommend.

  5. JC

    JohnC

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4

    Food was ok. Service was sub par. Took forever. Once food was delivered we never saw our waiter again. Would have ordered more drinks but no one was around. Had to flag down someone to pay. Won’t go back.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3

    I went to this place with my friends to have a good time and eat nice food. The service was quite disappointing, first of all, we ordered the drinks and took 42 minutes for them to bring our drinks. After we order the food they left us waiting for 1h and 10 minutes to bring our food which was very disappointinging for the price. There are not many options for cocktails and most of them are overpriced.

  7. JP

    JulieP

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1

    We visited in a sunny Saturday at 6pm & can only describe our visit as chaotic. The table to our left were served their meals but had no cutlery, the table to our right ordered a sparkling water , the bottle of water arrived without a glass, ice or lemon. We ordered fish & chips & asked for vinegar & we were brought balsamic. We were sat outside & on numerous occasions we noticed waiting staff coming outside with meals but were unsure which table the order was for. Needless to say we did not pay the service charge. I cannot blame the staff but I do blame their managers for the apparent lack of training.

  8. CB

    ClareB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Booked the bottomless brunch, ordered the bottomless brunch, did not receive the bottomless brunch. Service was very slow, the food wasn't great and after waiting over an hour for dessert we gave up.

  9. KS

    KimS

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a beautiful restaurant and setting. The food was amazing. We had the bottomless brunch, which was great value for money. Two courses and our glasses were never empty, constantly kept being topped up. We had a wonderful young lady serving us, we wish we got her name but she was Spanish and only been here a few months, a real credit to Smiths Bar and Grill. Will we return? In the blink of an eye! ❤️

  10. AZ

    AdrianZ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Service and food has fallen off the pre covid standard. A bit too slow

  11. SR

    SrikanthR

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    In a nutshell, it was poor on every dimension, and but for its location next to the corporate offices in Sheldon Square would probably be a candidate for closure Just my two cents I'm never going back S

  12. M

    Marvin

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Great outdoor seating. Warm welcome and table clearing process. Once seated, menus received fairly quickly but then very long delay to order. Would benefit from on table qr code for self order to reduce delays.

  13. E

    Eliz

    Dubai

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3

    Great location & product, but seemed very understaffed as soon it was a 30 min wait to order food & then another hour before it arrived. The staff were pleasant & trying their best but just not enough of them to maintain quick service during the lunch peak which doesn’t work for business lunches !

  14. NR

    NikR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and fabulous food, salmon was cooked to perfection

  15. DB

    DrBob

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great atmosphere. Highly recommended for a night out!

  16. NT

    NickyT

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great bottomless brunch, the drinks were flowing, the food was delicious and the staff friendly.

  17. RR

    RichardR

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service were really good. I had Calamari for starters, and then the Sirloin Beef for main. Food was served quickly, and the the restaurant has both in doors and out door seating.

  18. SR

    SophieR

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Good spot Good, friendly service Good food Way too loud

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Very good steak. Wine a bit pricey.

  20. AO

    AlannahO

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2

    The food was nice but they got the drinks very wrong and we were left waiting for what we wanted and then when the drinks arrived they were the wrong ones and then when the bill arrived there were three too many drinks on there that we didn’t have.

  21. JH

    JamesH

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent, swift service. Salmon dish was very good indeed.

  22. AV

    AlyssaV

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Very slow service but I think this was because they were under staffed.

  23. HA

    HughA

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2

    The meat was not cooked as we had ordered and the vegetables were not far off raw! We will not be returning but the service was very good and well organised.

  24. l

    lucyn

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    We were a group of 5 friends. Some food portions were v small. Cheese board was 20£ with 2 slivers of cheese. Dessert wasn’t very good. The service was nice. A little soulless in there but was nice and buzzy in the area so would go back but choose a different restaurant.

  25. MD

    MichaelD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food, service and value was second to none. The setting was the icing on the cake - brilliant.

  26. AD

    AlecD

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Well run restaurant, with friendly efficient staff , food was good and delivered promptly

  27. JB

    JasminB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience3

    Had a great bottomless Prosecco Rebecca was the best waitress. Very attentive and friend would definitely recommend.

  28. DN

    DannyN

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3

    Was shown to my pre booked table, explained that I was waiting for a guest for a business meeting, who was shown to a different table. It was not until after 15 minutes I called the guest who was already in the same restaurant!!! Very frustrating. Staff kept trying to take our side of olives and peppers away after repeatedly asking them to be left .

  29. JR

    JackR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3

    Door was wide open and a cold breeze permeated our booth ten meters away. The have too many staff on reception to the detriment of their bar staff levels which may account for the suboptimal courtesy, response and welcome of the bar staff. This has been the case on my past 6 visits. Food was alright, but overpriced. What should cost £3.50 will cost £5.50. The guacamole was good but served with just 6 tortilla chips ( inadequate ). My beer was the wrong brand and when I complained the barman doubled down that the Pale Ale I had been served was actually an Italian lager. There was a wad of damp grey cardboard on the inside of my pint glass which I wiped away but by that time I had lost interest in pointing out the obvious for fear of distracting from my birthday ambience. The fact that a booking for 5 persons didn’t merit table service until I asked for it was something the venue should address. Perhaps utilise some of the reception staff that stand around looking at a computer screen.

  30. SB

    SavannahB

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    The waitress was abysmal. Clearly needs to find a job she enjoys and not take out on the customers the fact that she doesn’t want to be there.

  31. JC

    JoosC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very good food, top service, urban location! Was a pleasure!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely venue, lovely service. Definitely worth a visit

  33. RA

    RebeccaAC

    Bath

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Ordered 4 roasts, they were very tasty and well presented but the food was cold when it got to the table. Gravy jugs only filled half way and expected to be enough for two people. Would not recommend going for a Sunday roast. May be better as a bar rather than for food. One young man was very helpful, brought us blankets as we were sat outside. However his colleagues kept forgetting to bring us our order (which is why our food must have been cold) and prioritised their conversations over service.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Easter Sunday was lovely with my family at Smith's. The Easter egg hunt was a lovely touch, the food and staff were perfect.

  35. AM

    AlisonM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Lovely view over canal. Great food and atmosphere

  36. CH

    ChloeH

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, and the food was amazing !

  37. s

    sjsc

    London

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4

    We ordered a starter of bread and olives, which arrived after our main course! No real apology, we didn’t really want to eat it after the main course but nobody offered to take it away or even ask if we still wanted it. No adjustment to the bill but service changes were added automatically. Sounds petty but it was quite annoying at the time and could have been easily rectified or recovered with a little thought.

  38. AB

    AllysonB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Took a long time to take our order and drinks. Food overall not very good. Sent 1 back and ordered something else and we never do this. Ordered 4 dishes and none of them were good unfortunately. We were in London for 1 night only so we are very disappointed.

  39. JH

    JohandH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1

    Food was very good and fesh, but too expensive for what it was. Prices are also misleading, because you really need to order some sides to make it resemble a meal. We were sitting in front of the waiter but they were too fond of themselves than caring for us. One guy really gave a show in the beginning, but it was also the one that brought us just one dessert for our three kids, joking that somebody gave two extra spoons for the other two to share, but in fact we ordered three desserts. We had to ask after some minutes for the other two icecreams, and then they finally realized these were still in the kitchen ... The bar's music was so loud you could hear it all over the restaurant. In the bar was almost noone, so I think the waiters just liked the music (?) themselves. Really poch, but we got better service in some simple pubs.

  40. S

    Shonay

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    My friend ordered from the full menu whereas I ordered from the set course menu. Depending on the main you order from the set menu it is advised to order a side dish for sure. All the dishes were amazing and came out in a timely manner. Rebecca was taking the orders and serving the food and she was just amazing, the knowledge on food, outstanding customer service and always smiling. It was my friend's birthday so she sang happy birthday which was so lovely. I will be visiting this branch again. Decor of the restaurant was very nice too. One thing I would of appreciated would have been the sanitiser station actually having hand sanitizer in it.

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

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Smith's Bar & Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7286 9458.

Smith's Bar & Grill is rated 4 stars by 559 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

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Booked 38 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Smith's Bar & Grill

25 Sheldon Square Paddington London, W2 6EY

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Grand Union Canal

  • Area

    Paddington

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 08:00–11:30 Lunch Daily 12:00–16:00 Dinner Mon–Sat 16:00–23:00 Sun 16:00–22:30

  • Cuisines

    British, Modern European, Grill

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Paddington Railway Station, Heathrow Express direct to Heathrow Airport, Paddington Tube station, Paddington Bus Stop.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    David Reyes

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 7286 9458

  • Catering

    Modern British Cuisine with Grill Selection. <br />Breakfast served Monday to Friday 8am - 11.30am<br />A la carte is available Monday to Saturday 12pm - 11pm &amp; Sunday 12pm - 10.30pm

  • Private party facilities

    Smiths Restaurant & Bar is a modern British inspired restaurant burrowed in the heart of Paddington Basin, London. Our spacious, daylight-filled venue with a gorgeous year-round terrace overlooks the beautiful Grand Union Canal.

  • Private party contact

    Mushtariy Abdukodiriy: 020 7286 9458

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