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Where better to have a steakhouse than in London’s ancient Smithfield market? The huge industrial space, with casual dining at entry level becomes grander as you move up the building. Stop on the ground floor for all-day breakfasts, burgers, salads, pies, sandwiches and drinks at the bar, or make your way right to the top where the Square Mile acts as a panoramic backdrop for proper British cooking. Expect anything from pan-fried foie gras, kumquats, wood blewits, liquorice and ginger bread to “incredible” rare-breed steaks – all based on top-quality produce. If you want something slightly less grand, the mid-level ‘dining room’ is the place – think open-plan surrounds and a brasserie menu ranging from grills to dessert cocktails. “Fabulous” wines and pitch-perfect service receive a thumbs-up throughout the building.

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Smiths of Smithfield

67-77 Charterhouse Street ,London EC1M 6HJ

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First time in the Dining Room

by   bronze reviewer (14)

Feb 2016

There was a deal on through another online restaurant booking website but we booked through SquareMeal and they still let us use the deal, which was a winner! Love the décor and relaxed vibe of the dining room and the food was good. Excellent wine list as well. One complaint is the bathrooms were absolutely FREEZING! and also it got quite busy later on so took time to get our bill and then get the staff to bring over the card machine. Would recommend.

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 7

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67-77 Charterhouse Street ,London EC1M 6HJ

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Cold Steak

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Nov 2013

Went for a birthday celebration expecting good meat dishes. I ordered the Rib Eye Steak best part of £20. It came cold on a cold plate with cold onion rings and lukewarm chips. The chips came to the table in a variety of different bowls and metal beakers which looked poor. The steak was really fatty and the waiter apologised and offered a free dessert. The dessert was also cold. (Sticky Toffee Pudding) The staff and service was great but the place is bland and my experience of the food was bad. I...

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  • Food & Drink: 3
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 3
  • Value: 4

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67-77 Charterhouse Street ,London EC1M 6HJ

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Perfect venue for Indian summer lunch

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Sep 2013

Sept 26: perfect weather for lunch on the terrace of the the 3rd floor of Smiths. My first visit to Smiths, being a new comer to the City, was fantastic with a filet steak that was without doubt the best I have had this side of the Atlantic – if not ever Highly recommend a visit

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 5

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67-77 Charterhouse Street ,London EC1M 6HJ

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by   silver reviewer (18)

Feb 2012

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In general always a let down no matter how many times I visit. It doesn't seem to matter which level I eat on, I never feel like I have had either an enjoyable meal or value for money. The food is okay but nothing more. Sadly, it is close to where I work and therefore gets used for client lunches as a last resort. There are certainly better restaurants in the area and perhaps that is why getting a table here does not seem to be that hard…

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  • Food & Drink: 5
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 5
  • Value: 4

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Jan 2012

Having been invited to lunch at Smith's i was looking forward to a good hearty steak meal, JT on TV judges other peoples cooking with some degree of criticism but the standard in his establishment is left wanting. the sirloin ordered rare came over cooked, which must have been left on one side only consquently cook through the underside had no sign of being griddled, it was dreadful and a complete waste of good meat,(Devon red) cooking and time eating. The wine list is left wanting and more middle...

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  • Food & Drink: 3
  • Service: 4
  • Atmosphere: 5
  • Value: 2

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Oct 2011

Last night we returned to Smith’s of Smithfield for a second wonderful meal. On around the same date last year, our friend Hannah invited us there for her birthday dinner, having had a real trauma trying to find a good restaurant in London who would accept a booking of ten without a deposit and/or set menu. SOS though were happy to oblige us with a lovely large table in their second floor dining room, and so we returned again this year for Hannah’s celebrations. Adam and I are self-named ‘ethicureans’...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 8

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Oct 2011

Yesterday evening with my father. 5 stars; Without doubt the best Chateaubriand Ive ever had. Cooked to perfection at the Top Floor restaurant. Bang on. Frienly staff and relaxed atmosphere, the top floor also offers a impressive view across this historical part of London.

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 9

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by   bronze reviewer (9)

Jul 2011

I love the restaurant and it is esp enjoyable in the summer months when the glass dorrs are open and the sun is setting. You are nestled in the rooftops of Clerkenwell, it is very Mary Poppins with all the chimney tops! Add to this setting the great food and wine list and attentive service and you really cannot go wrong. One slight problem is that the atmosphere can sometimes be a bit flat… but hey when you've steak this good that is a secondary factor!

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 7

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    The Real Critics Guide :: The Real Critics Smiths of Smithfield

    “Smiths” of Smithfield can be found right inside the action of London’s only working meat market - Smithfield Market. The Grade II listed building boats four floors of restaurant, boasting menus that promote the use of market fresh meat from only the highest quality.
    We went for dinner at the Top Floor restaurant at Smiths of Smithfields, and had a great night. The restaurant features a seasonal outdoor terrace, complete with fabulous views. Unfortunately during our visit, it was too cold to use, however it looks fantastic and we would definitely return to eat out there.
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    The Critics Guide :: The Critics Guide Smiths of Smithfield

    “Smiths” of Smithfield can be found right inside the action of London’s only working meat market - Smithfield Market. The Grade II listed building boats four floors of restaurant, boasting menus that promote the use of market fresh meat from only the highest quality.

    We went for dinner at the Top Floor restaurant at Smiths of Smithfields, and had a great night. The restaurant features a seasonal outdoor terrace, complete with fabulous views. Unfortunately during our visit, it was too cold to use, however it looks fantastic and we would definitely return to eat out there.

    We began our evening with...
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There are various Private Dining and Exclusive Hire options at “SMITHS” of Smithfield. The 1st Floor Private Dining spaces with sandblasted brickwork, original timber floors, exposed rafters and beams, is a versatile space to entertain. Perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinners as well as business meetings, private parties and drink receptions. Two Private Rooms are available on the floor, fully private spaces both of which can be hired as a dining option for up to 26 people or on an hourly basis as a meeting space. The two rooms are connected and can be hired together when they can accommodate a horseshoe table to seat up to 52 people. Both rooms connect to the SOS Craft Market, a Bar dedicated Craft Beer with a selection of 60 to choose from, mainly brewed in London and the rooms can be opened up to connect to the bar for a standing space to hire for up to 120 people. “SMITHS” of Smithfield also offer exclusive hire of any of the restaurants venues. Add in a Beef Breakdown or Cocktail Making Class to your event to make it even more special.

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