Piano Smithfield 1

14a Long Lane , London, EC1A 9PN

SquareMeal Review of Piano Smithfield

This glitzy Smithfield party pit isn’t content to play second fiddle to its elder sibling in Kensington – ivory-tinkling Baz Norton’s first successful stab at the ‘piano lounge’ genre. Hoofers, West End wannabes, faded divas, stage door Johnnies and the occasional star turn can give their fingers and voices a workout to a songbook of smooth American standards and poppy chart-toppers played in a style that mixes Gershwin and Chas & Dave with lashings of Liberace camp. To drink, go for sub-£25 wines, bubbles from £27 and a range of classic cocktails – a Piano Bellini sounds about right. A fun, affordable Broadway-style alternative to staying in and watching the telly for those who want to channel their inner Liza Minnelli or Frank Sinatra. Note: there’s no cover charge, but table booking is essential.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Barbican Station 78m

Barbican Tube Station 108m


Address: 14a Long Lane , London EC1A 9PN

Area: Clerkenwell Barbican

Opening times

Tues-Fri 5pm-12M (Thurs-Fri -2am) Sat 6pm-2am

Nearby Landmarks

Ironmongers' Hall 266m

Museum of London 286m


Telephone: 020 7796 9777


Cuisine: Bars


Food & Drink: 1.0

Service: 2.0

Atmosphere: 1.0

Value: 1.0

Food & Drink: 0.0

Service: 1.0

Atmosphere: 0.0

Value: 0.0

Elizabeth W. 27 February 2018

Would not have given 1 star but had no choice. Manager who was working on Saturday 24th Feb was the rudest, most obnoxious woman I have ever had the misfortune to meet. The place looked shabby and there was no atmosphere and certainly was not very appealing but having been verbally abused by the manager I would suggest you avoid this place completely and try much nicer places nearby.