Smithy's Restaurant & Wine Bar

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350 reviews
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£25 and under
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Modern European
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A sense of history envelops you even before you’ve stepped through the small black door at the end of a cobbled King's Cross street. Inside lies a dimly-lit Victorian den where candles illuminate intimate alcoves. The character of former blacksmith’s is most notably retained in the original cobbled stone floor and big Victorian gas heaters. A fantastic little Modern European menu has something to hit most spots, with bestsellers being, seared scallops, chorizo and pea puree for starters, and Cote de Boeuf with Béarnaise to share. Daily specials live up to their name.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Modern European, British
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Sunday: 12pm to 10pm
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Phone number
020 7278 5949
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar
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Dusseldorf Area
53 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2007
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, no hassle service, waited patiently for my tardy group to arrive in dribs and drabs, great service, melt in the mouth venison.

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London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2007
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Smithys was a good place to go for a realxing lunch. Food and service was very good. The location was great as tucked away down a side street - but near Kings Cross.

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London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2007
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Service was slow and ill-informed. For a Sunday, it wasn't busy and lacked atmosphere in the main restaurant. Walking back through the bar made me wish we'd eaten in there instead as it was cosy and festive. The food was good but the service was so slow and difficult, it did affect the whole experience.

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London
8 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2007
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Consistently good for lunch.

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London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2007
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The best thing about Smithy's is the location - really near Kings Cross, but also tucked away down a quiet cobbled lane. Food was decent, but I've had better meals in this price range. Service was pleasant, but when told the wine we ordered had run out, the waitress suggested another at twice the price! Er, I don't think so. Atmosphere good, so would go again if in the area, but maybe for drinks rather than food. Also, the music was a touch too loud and rather terrible. Simply Red, anyone?

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London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2007
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I chose Smithy's Wine Bar and Restaurant as the venue for a get together with a lifelong friend that I hadn't seen in almost a year. The atmosphere was great, food was good and the service was okay. The only negative comment would be that it was disappointing to receive a menu that only listed 4 main courses to choose from given the apparent wide selection listed on Toptable. Aside from that a good experience in all and I would revisit this venue.

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OT
London
43 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2007
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good honest, home cooked food in cosey yet romantic surroundings. I would definitely return!

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London
16 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2007
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Considering the resturant was pretty empty service was a little slow. Still friendly though. everything else was fine.

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London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2007
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Smithy's is a great find close to Kings Cross. Will definitely go back as the food was excellent quality and great value!

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London
7 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2007
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Smithy's Wine Bar and Restaurant was an excellent choice for lunch and is conveniently close to King's Cross station. The food is tasty and well-presented, the staff are efficient and the atmosphere of the restaurant is very pleasant and relaxing. If you are looking for an unstuffy restaurant with character, that serves good food, this is a sound choice - I plan to return.

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London
10 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2007
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Lovely little place, let down by the service on the night.

We were impressed with the atmosphere, quality of food and wine list at Smithy’s but were left disappointed with the service.

The staff seemed preoccupied and not at all attentive; when we ordered a bottle of wine we had to ask for a cooler which took 10 minutes to arrive on the table. We also weren’t offered desert or coffee even after the table next to us had ordered, received and eaten theirs – by this time we had decided to leave.

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London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2007
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

I took my Mum to Smithy's on her Birthday, mainly because we were going to The Shaw Theatre. It was a little tricky to find, and unfortunately the WHOLE restaurant is smoking - not very pleasant for non smokers trying to enjoy a nice meal. Service was good and prompt, and the food was excellent and good value for money. If you're looking for somewhere to eat before the Theatre and don't mind the smell of smoke while you eat, I would recommend!

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Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2007
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Smithy's restaurant was a great choice for lunch. Food was good (octopus salad was excellent and pork and leek ausages were wholesome). Service was excellent as well. Attentive without being overly so. Will definitely be back

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London
7 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2007
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Smithys Wine Bar was slightly hard to find but worth the visit. Quite busy with the after work crowd on a Wednesday night but that didnt slow our service down at all. The roast chicken was nice if not a bit plain but my husband enjoyed his steak to no end as he finds it hard getting the perfect medium-rare.
The dessert menu was limited but nice. The chocolate cake was very moist and the apple crumble was nice although there could have been more ice cream with the both of them.

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London
12 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2007
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The thing that really impressed me about Smithy's was the ambience of the place. It had a real intimate and homely feel to it and whoever was in charge of fitting out the place needs a pat on tha back. The service was good, the food great and the price excellent!

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London
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2007
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Smithy's was definitely worth visiting. The menu was slightly limited but all the food we had was lovely. I had mushroom risotto; my friends had steak. The service was really friendly and attentive without hassling. The wine list had plenty of choice at a good range of prices. I'd definitely go again.

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London
19 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2007
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Smithy is a surprising good restaurant, that I would recommend if you nee to eat around Kings Cross lovely food.

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Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2007
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Smithy's was a pleasant experience. No main course for vegetarian but good selection of other dishes. Would recommend Smithy's but quiet on a sunday.

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Bedfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2007
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Smithy's is a handy little wine bar tucked down a cobbled street fairly near to Kings Cross Thameslink (ideal if you use the station) . The food was pretty good all in all, and excellent value for money with the top-table deal, the place itself was pretty empty to be honest, and lacked atmosphere for this reason ,but this was probably because of the time we booked. The waiting staff were very pleasant, and kindly bought me a bowl olives when my husband was late. We will certainly go back.

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h
London
56 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2007
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Stellar service in an atmospheric setting. Hearty portions of well cooked food and a fair wine list/ We will certainly return.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2007
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Smithy's is a great place to meet up mid-week, good buzzing atmosphere, good food, great value with the Toptable offer and v handy for transport links. Well worth a visit.

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FC
London
184 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2007
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

I still love Smithy's - the atmos is hard to beat and the service always friendly, but I really mourn the discontinuation of their truly excellent burger. Come on guys, bring it back!
I'm also keeping an eye on the steady upward creep of the prices, for the food in particular.
I guess that's the price everyone will have to pay for the gentrification of King's Cross........
Still worth a visit though.

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H
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2007
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Smithys was great. We booked a table and the other couple we were meeting were 45 minutes and that was no problem at all. The wait staff were so friendly and attentive. Atmosphere is great too. Food was pretty good. Good quality ingredients and well cooked.

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l
London
6 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2007
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I was seriously impressed by the quality of the meal. Myself and 2 friends ended up sharing everything as every dish sounded delicious and we couldn't decide. We were not disappointed by that decision. This place was a brilliant find and is now a firm favourite - I have already started to recommend Smithys to anyone who would care to listen. The only negative is the price, but it is no more than a typical London meal.

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t
London
12 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2007
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

the service let the place down which was a real shame as everything else at Smithy's was spot on - good value and a great venue

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WM
London
12 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2007
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Smithy's Wine Bar and Restaurant was easy to find and had a brilliant feel for a Tuesday night out. It was busy but not too noisy. The Toptable deal was good value, alhough beware that you can get caught out by side order costs and the fish was a little too oily for my taste.

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GR
London
18 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2007
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Smithy's wine bar and restaurant was a lovely venue for dinner - very atmospheric and the food was amazing. I fully recommend the Top Table deal - two courses for £12.50 - especially when the same main course on the non-deal menu were £14 each! Highly recommended

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MR
London
16 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2007
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasantly surprised by the three choices on the set menu for each course; they were without a doubt the best of the bunch and the meal was delicious. I would highly recommend this quaint little bar-cum-restaurant to anyone :)

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Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2006
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was good, place was very pleasant, service good despite there being loads of christmas lunches. Would go back.

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Lincolnshire
10 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2006
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Went Sat lunch and extremely quiet, but great food (esp ham hock terinne and banoffee pie) and went with an old friend so atmosphere wasn't an issue. Can imagine great when busy.

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