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“Lively location” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Smiths of Smithfield

Smiths of Smithfield
67 - 77 Charterhouse Street, London EC1M 6HJ, England (Clerkenwell)
+44 20 7251 7950
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Ranked #3,840 of 17,052 Restaurants in London
Price range: $15 - $121
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, British, Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Clerkenwell
Description: Smiths of Smithfield is a behemoth of a venue with four floors of a converted warehouse providing four distinct offerings. The Ground Floor Cafe is an open plan industrial space famous for top London breakfasts and the classic SOS burger. The First Floor Cocktail Bar and offers bespoke SOS and classic cocktails along with simple sharing plates and our 2 Private Dining Rooms. The 2nd Floor Dining Room with a focus on beef and meat reflecting smithfields meat market - located opposite, with an emphasis on provenance of the dishes and British food at its best. The Top Floor Restaurant and Terrace offers Rare Breed Meat cooked to perfection with stunning views across the city.
London
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Lively location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

The restaurant is currently unfortunately clad in scaffolding, so I could not see how inviting it normally is from outside. We was there on a Friday night in Feb, the place was trendy and buzzy, busy but not cramped. Our welcome from the doorman and the cloakroom attendant was good and we were directed straight upstairs to the 2nd floor restaurant, there is a cocktail bar on the first floor which I will try next time. Our waiter was very good, helpful in choosing food, attentive and with character. The tasters of parma ham and Chorizo were very nice as were the starters, the main course was OK but not very hot. Total cost for a table of 4 was £55 per head including 3 drinks each and a couple of bottles of water

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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62 restaurant reviews
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“Enjoyable and relaxed lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

Went with advisors/freinds following completing a business deal. There were just three of us and the food, Dorset Crab, very nice, followed by the burger was excellent. The wine, a 2007 Rioja was enjoyable of good quality and for a restaurant reasonably priced. The burger had a peppery taste to it which was delicious. Staff were friendly and attentive. We were in teh second floor dining room and I suspect it could become very noisy, too much so for real enjoyment - but today it was fine. Good meal.

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4 restaurant reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Warm welcome - drinks and water offered within mins. Dorset crab very good, sweet & tasty and not too cold which is a fault of many restaurants.
Good rib steak - cooked exactly as ordered. Disappointed with frozen not very crisp chips that were covered in salt. If I want salt I'll add it!
Cheese plate ok - nothing special.
Service was excellent. Unobtrusive but pleasant with a bit of humour. The waiter was good helping with suitable wine choices, offering tasters to compare.
All in all an enjoyable relaxed experience

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Wrong place to take a vegetarain date”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

I like it here but for a vegetarian it is very limited. The chocolate dessert went down a treat tho and the design is unique and vibrant

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London, United Kingdom
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29 restaurant reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Solid and safe performer”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Eat here a lot - brasserie is always a safe bet but nothing terribly exciting on the menu and it can be noisy on the busy days, with service sometimes strained

Visited October 2012
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