Smith's Bar & Grill

3.8
387 reviews
£25 and under
British
Smith’s Bar & Grill is nestled in the corner of Sheldon Square, 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 four areas:
• The Lounge Area
• Main Restaurant
• Main Bar
• 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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Experiences

  • London Restaurant Festival 3 Course & Prosecco

    £50.00 per person

    Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2021

    Enjoy a 3-course set menu with glass of prosecco.
  • Sunday Roasts at Smith's!

    Multiple dates available

    Come down to Smith's Bar & Grill to enjoy our brand new 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 387 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.8based on recent ratings
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3.7
service
3.7
ambience
3.4
value
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great, good service and great location :)

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AlexandraT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Waited 30+ mins for food, was cold when it arrived . Booked for my partner’s birthday. Table wasn’t even ready. He actually had to go to the bar to get his own drink as the waiters totally forgot about us. Ended up leaving early.

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BarryS
London
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

New discovery, lovely location in Paddington basin

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Juno
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We were warmly welcomed and had a choice of seating. The menu choices were good and the dishes were good. The service, however, was really chaotic although each person we spoke to were polite and helpful but it didn’t translate into efficiency.
I thought the chairs outside were too low for the table when eating.

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StephanieR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The service was lovely with a great view (gorgeous waiter , don’t know his name). Thank you for amazing service and lovely food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Service was really poor. It took ages to get anyone’s attention and several times when we finally did, we were told they couldn’t take our order and they’d get some one else and the someone else didn’t appear either. We had to get up and explicitly ask staff to take our order twice. The female waitress appeared new as it was a slow tedious process for to her to understand what we were ordering. A shame as they food was lovely but wouldn’t come back because of the service.

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LauraT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went for the 3 course promo lunch and it’s great value for money! The staff and atmosphere was great. Perfect spot for a canal side lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff extremely helpful and friendly. Food was of a very high standard. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

MB
MitraB
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

really great experience thank you
we will return in future

MM
MichelleM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Overall the service was great! Made extra special for my friend celebrating their birthday! Will definitely come back!

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tomm
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

The service is not great but the atmosphere and location is wonderful.

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Manisha
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Got seated inside the restaurant and had to wait over 20 minutes for someone to come over to our order. My friend and I were trying to get the attention of a member of staff and then finally got a hostess however was told she doesn’t take orders so she’ll call a colleague but we were still waiting to walked right out and went to restaurant right opposite. Very poor service

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vipJaneo30
London
32 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Fantastic location with wonderful views of the canal if you are sat outside. The menu isn't really for us. Nothing special about the menu. Mainly burger and caesar salad are as exciting as it gets. The burger wasn't great. Would go for a drink in future. But that's it.

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SianM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice open restaurant and bar, food was good but portions a bit on the small side. The service was friendly but a bit slow. Overall, a good experience.

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SylviaI
Derbyshire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great experience with good customer service. However when serving food to the customer do not serve over their friend

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service

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ANNA
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service was not good, there seemed to be multiple staff but most waking around ignoring us, left waiting to order food and drinks, when asked to order a drink multiple times was told "I do not take orders" by the waiters. Not a good atmosphere, the staff seemed very tense amoung one another. Would not recommend going to Smiths bar and grill until they deal with there staffing issue and look after their paying customers.

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Gwynnie
London
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food etc is very good, but service was rather slower than previous times we have eaten here.

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Mags
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Nothing to write home about, but a decent bar. Service is pretty slow so prepare to be patient.

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GiovannaA
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Nice place, large outdoor patio to enjoy your meal. Service is good, average food, location is definitely the brightest side.

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IzzyS
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Service was absolutely atrocious. It was 40 minutes before we could even order a drink, let alone food. We were brought the wrong wine and when we asked for the correct one, were told "it's the same". Most of the wine list was unavailable.
We were asked if we'd like to order our dessert before we'd had our mains, maybe we should have. We asked as our mains were cleared if we could order desserts and were told our waiter would come back with the dessert menu. 15 minutes later they came back and told us the kitchen was closed.
Portions were TINY, mains come with nothing, this is not made clear - vegetables, potatoes etc have to be ordered separately.
All in all, a terrible experience I will not be repeating.

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Alex
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was great, really tasty. Only issue we had was there was a long delay between starters and mains, with sides for mains being brought out a long time ahead of mains so they had gone cold when mains arrived. Staff were great though and very friendly and waiter gave us some complimentary sides to apologise for the delays. Would definitely come back again.

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Shash
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good value for money. Would recommend.

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SaraA
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Not a great starter menu and dessert menu is one of the worst Ive seen. Mains are good.
Service is fairly poor in recent weeks rude and lack of knowledge and customer service

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ChrisG
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food ok, but nothing to rave about. Bit bare and lacking atmosphere

DP
DavidP
London
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice decor and location. We had table right at the back, with high noise levels due to Euro 2020, but this was known before and understandable.
Food was good, as was the service.

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AudreyD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was wonderful. Food delicious. Have eaten here a number of times.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

I was feeling rushed all the time. Staff was a bit in the clouds. Food was good but overpriced for what it was

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were waiting on drinks for 30-45mins some times. Upon my exit, a separate waiter asked if I had paid. Very rude.

DC
DianeC
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere attentive staff delicious food a really enjoyable experience would come again

KH
KarinaH
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience3

Didn't eat but food looked good Staff were accommodating to move us as football was on and we were not watching, and were always available (but not hovering!) when we needed a fresh round.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
16 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Decent food and wine. Pleasant evening

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CeciliaE
London
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal
Although next time we would choose another table as we sat in-front of the huge TV playing football. Lovely restaurant and food was great, I had the set menu and my family chose from the al a carte menu and everyone said how nice their meal was.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely scenery, lovely waiters and food had so much flavour.

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Imogen
London
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience3

Let us make a booking for outdoors then made us go indoors. Some of the staff were quite rude

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Fred
London
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience3

Covid precautions were very poor.
All the hand sanitiser dispensers I tried were empty. Some staff did not wear their masks correctly ( not over their nose).

JE
JessicaE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What amazing customer service from start to finish. We have a great time and love the vibe there

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RemusP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Terrible service. Was forgotten most of the time, drinks order took more than 15 minutes, Espresso was forgotten, yet it made it on the bill.
Desert was average, although description looked amazing.

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BaldwinC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Service & food very average. Distinct drop in quality of the sushi since we last visited pre 1st lockdown. Found a big avocado pits in our guacamole.

MC
MartineC
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely location food good my steak was delicious staff very friendly and efficient. Went two nights running

FAQs

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

Smith's Bar & Grill is rated 3.8 stars by 387 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.