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“Not good”

Smiths of Smithfield
Ranked #1,106 of 22,808 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $104
Cuisines: Contemporary, British, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, 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.
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“Not good”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

Sticky sour tables, dirty and broken glasses and dodgy greasy food.

not enough staff, so tables not cleared or cleaned

Visited March 2012
1 Thank Magwold
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Natalie M, Guest Relations Manager at Smiths of Smithfield, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Hi there, we always aim to keep our tables and service style clean and efficient and if visiting at the weekend we turn tables over quickly to seat new guests. We hope you receive a better experience next time as we really do look to keep it clean and serve up high quality food.

Many thanks,
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“Eggs Benedict!”
Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

Great eggs benedict! We visited three days in a row for breakfast. The coffee was wonderful as well. We will certainly be back.

Thank ChrisGallivan
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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“No Horse Meat Here!”
Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

Excellent business lunch enjoyed here in what is a very modern and busy meat emporium. Good belly pork and the home made burger was freshly made and cooked to perfection - I went rare, and sure enough it was a lovely pink hue inside. Very popular with local punters, which is always a good sign.
Will definitely return. JLR Score - 32/50

Thank JoseRomanillos
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London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
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“SOS "Superb of Smithfield "”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

We ate at the top floor restaurant which we found to be superb, the food was excellent, the service was good and it had a very enjoyable atmosphere, whilst the views are nothing special seeing the roof tops of Smithfield market and the views of St Paul's and Old Bailey are very enchanting.
I would strongly recommend enjoying a drink on the ground floor bar first, to enjoy the busy atmosphere.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Dave C
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

One of best restaurants I've been to. The 1st floor is good, with a busy atmosphere and great tasting meals. But the top floor is in another league. Beautiful views of nearby St Paul's, incredible food and an excellent service.

At first I thought the portions were a little on the small side, but the food is so rich and flavoursome that you do feel content once your plate is clear. Despite fantastic quality cuisine and a smart setting SOS doesn't feel at all pretentious and the waiters were incredibly friendly, welcoming and attentive.

A great evening, and a perfect place to go for a special occasion. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank David M
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