Smiths Restaurant Wapping

4.7
1857 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Seafood
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Waterfront
  • Good for Birthdays
Smith's of Wapping is located on the River Thames with fantastic views of Tower Bridge and The Shard.
Smith's, famous for fish, was initially established in 1958 and today offers fine dining facilities.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak, Fish
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Hours of Operation
Food service:

Monday to Saturday 12-2.30pm (close 4.30pm)
Monday to Friday 6pm-10pm (close 11.30pm)
Saturday 6-10.30pm (close midnight)
Sunday 12-3.30pm (close 5.30pm)

We have a no under 8’s children policy
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Phone number
020 7488 3456
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Private Party Facilities
Private dining details coming soon!
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Private Party Contact
Rebecca Watson: 020 7488 3456
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Parking Details
Parking is free outside the restaurant on Wapping High Street everyday after 5.30pm and all weekend.
Chargeable times cost £4ph, payable by APP or over the telephone. No street machines.
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Public Transit
Wapping Overground
Tower Hill Underground
Bus service number 100
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Entertainment
We have a Pianist Monday to Saturday Evenings from 6.30pm and for Saturday and Sunday lunch
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1857 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BR
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a superb evening with friends there. The food was excellent, service was impeccable and ambience was fantastic. Definitely will be back!

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FS
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked this restaurant based on previous reviews and it didn't disappoint . The service was first class , food was excellent . It was my wife's birthday and I mentioned it to the waiter and he brought out a small cake with a candle in it on a decorated plate with happy birthday on it which was a nice touch. Will certainly be going there again.

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JW
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, good wine, attentive service.....price typical for area (quite expensive)

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E
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

As usual a great occasion, staff were very efficient and helpful I would have given top marks unfortunately one off our diners ended up with rubbery chicken and that was a shame as all the rest of us had very good meals.

With definitely book again

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R
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 1

Wine was watered right down with loads of ice, steak which was meant to be medium rare was very very chewy .. when we got the bill there was an”OPTIONAL SERVICE CHARGE” which we didn’t want to pay so we paid the amount before the “OPTIONAL SERVICE CHARGE” was added the manager then came over very rude! And abit aggressive trying to say we didn’t pay the VAT .. but when I explained it clearly says “OPTIONAL SERVICE CHARGE” he didn’t like it .. we didn’t feel we got the best service so wasn’t going to pay that .. wouldn’t return !

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H
London
48 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We had an early Saturday evening booking. We felt very rushed. The starter arrived before we’d finished our very expensive gin and tonics. We then had to find a waitress to get our wine poured. When the main course arrived it had clearly been kept warm for a long time as it was a bit dry on the top and somewhat over cooked. We had coffee and left at least 15 minutes before the end of the 2 hour window that we’d agreed to. This is really excellent restaurant normally but don’t go early unless you want fast food.

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b
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food and very professional staff.
Fantastic experience. Would definitely recommend this restaurant

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dinners of my life and definitely the best fish of my life (got one of their specials with a white parmesan sauce). It's located in more of a (nice) residential area but only a 10 min walk from London Bridge. The service was absolutely amazing - from the cloak room to each and every waiter, who really worked like a team and kept their eye on you. Of course not the cheapest place but we definitely got even more than what we paid for, as even the servings were much bigger than expected (we could barely finish them).

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good service and food would recommend

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s
Essex
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been here on many occasions and can never fault the service and food. I had a brilliant birthday and a great lunch

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LS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb service, great food will definitely be going back.

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KB
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service amazing as always, food outstanding, all areas exceeds expectations.

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TW
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Impeccable service as always and food was divine. Great place to celebrate my parents anniversary

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AB
London
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent set menu at bargain price. Great service, very good food and fantastic views. What’s not to like?

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SS
Kent
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We chose the set menu, which was execellent and ave a wide choice. The wine also was good vslue for money. We enjoyed our visit and made our wedding anniversary lunch special.

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M
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

They were very rude and turned the lights on at 10;45 while we were still at the table with our guests then made us feel very uncomfortable so we left. The bill was £250 for 4 people and I didn’t expect to be rushed out without any explanation

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BS
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely lovely evening as always. Best river view restaurant in London by far.

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CL
Essex
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent. The staff were friendly and accommodating. I requested a table by the window as it was a retirement dinner and we had a lovely river view. Would definately go again. The Set menu was very good value.

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DP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Chose Smiths as a special for Canadian friends who were staying in Holland Park. We used the river boat from Westminster as part of their London experienced. We were not disappointed with the restaurant , Our choice from all of London .

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RC
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great balance of excellent service and reliably excellent food. If you love fish - although there are some great alternative options on the menu - and appreciate a lovely city viewpoint you will not be disappointed. White table cloths, enough space for comfort and background piano make this place extremely pleasant but it is not stuffy. Very relaxing experience. Amazing oysters!

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N
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It was my first time at Smiths, overall I really enjoyed it but there was a group of around 10 people who were getting louder and louder with every drink which was a shame as the two of us were struggling to hear each other. As were the couple sat next to us who eventually asked the waiter if they could be asked to keep it down as it was ruining their dinner. Which was a valid point. I just wished management would have taken it upon themselves to ask them to quieten down before a complaint had to be made would have made the experience much more pleasurable.

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J
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

We love Smiths and have been many times. Unfortunately the service was not up to its usual standard. We were a party of 4 and 3 hot starters appeared at once and then we all had to wait for a good few minutes for the last starter a cold prawn cocktail to be served!!! Then at desert time 3 of us had finished but the 4th person had not and our 3 dishes were removed before she had finished. Just not the service we expect at Smiths

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SH
Essex
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only thing was I booked this for boyfriends birthday and did advise this but this was not recognised on the night they didn’t say happy birthday and when I came for my nans birthday a few weeks ago she was well looked after.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Smith’s was superb. The service was impeccable. The fish was very fresh and well prepared. Wonderful restaurant and reasonably priced.

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CP
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely Monday evening meal. We dined early which was an advantage as we had a fabulous view of the sunset behind Tower bridge from our table facing the waterfront. Perfect atmosphere- not too busy. Waiters were very attentive and gave excellent service. They even picked up it was my husbands birthday - even though I hadn’t said and asked me if he would like a personal cake. Love to visit again soon.

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KH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoy every visit...good place for date or night out

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DW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

We have been to this restaurant many times but this time was not a good experience. We arrivEd early and was prepared to have drinks in the bar to wait for a table but they insisted on giving us a table which was most unsuitable. We were shown 2 which were both unsuitable. We will not be going again as we did not like their attitude ,it's not as though the food is cheap albeit worth every penny. Very bad attitude from manager also.

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SB
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food & a lovely restaurant, would definitely recommend.

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GY
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gabor was a fantastic waiter and added to the fabulous experience of a great evening!

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D
Essex
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our most favourite restaurant they never forget us and thoroughly look after us. Love this place food outstanding staff are the best. Such a well organised team

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LA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went on a Saturday night and it was heaving! However the food and service were outstanding as usual. We will go back to having mid week or Sunday lunch though as it was far too noisy for us.

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LL
London
43 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Another great meal at Smiths in Wapping. Excellent fish as usual, great table by the window for a spectacular view of Tower Bridge.

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SH
Essex
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had really great time, wonderful food just a bit too much of it!

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i
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

great food in a great location with attentive but not overbearing service.

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RH
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thankyou I booked for 10 we were a 2012 Olympic Gamesmaker Reunion, I have used Ongar quite a few times so I knew this was going to be good, none of my Group were disappointed ,they all enjoyed their Meal and are still going on about . i knew I made the right choice Thankyou and the service was Amazing. We will be back .. Regards Rosemary Head..

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EY
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most impeccable service and the most delicious Cornish fish - all from the lunch menu deal which is fantastic value for money!

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SL
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply amazing! The food, service, ambiance & a fantastic view of London.

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MC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live in Switzerland and been going to Smiths for several years when in London - and always look forward to our evening at Smiths - excellent , food wine and service .
They have maintained a constantly high standard.

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WN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to return to Smiths. Consistently excellent in every respect.
5* every time!

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B
London
21 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing meal and atmosphere. The menu was very extensive and there was something there for all. The service was equally fantastic. Great views of Tower Bridge. Very much worth getting a taxi there.

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