Smiths of Smithfield Cannon Street 1

Unit 1, Walbrook Building, 25 Walbrook , London, EC4N 8AF

  • Smiths of Smithfield Cannon Street London restaurant
  • Smiths at Cannon Street bar
  • Smiths at Cannon Street dining room
  • Smiths at Cannon Street bar
  • Smiths at Cannon Street
  • Smiths at Cannon Street bar
  • Smiths at Cannon Street dining room
  • Smiths at Cannon Street bar
  • Smiths at Cannon Street dining room
  • Smiths at Cannon Street bar
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  • Smiths of Smithfield Cannon Street London restaurant

SquareMeal Review of Smiths of Smithfield Cannon Street

Brisk and businesslike, Smith’s of Smithfield’s new all-day offshoot faces Cannon Street Station – making it handy for a swift half before braving the 18.50 to Orpington. Communal tables in the prosaic refectory-like room are where to park up for breakfast (served from 7am), lunchtime burgers and salads or, come evening, savoury croquettes with cocktails such as East London Martini, vodka-laced Beer Ice Tea and Rum Falernum. To the rear, a bright blonde 1950s-style diner serves an appetising British and European menu. Start with gin and peppercorn-cured smoked salmon, or pumpkin and sage ravioli with amaretti biscuit butter. Mains include fish of the day, Jerusalem artichoke and ricotta pithivier, as well as Smith’s trademark house-butchered steaks. Follow with after-dinner cocktails such as Patrón XO-based ‘Tiramisu’. Agreeable as it is, to our mind this new branch is put in the shade by its bigger vibier sister a mile to the north.

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5.5

Food & Drink: 7.5

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 7.0

Value: 7.0

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 2.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 3.0

Marianne A. 10 February 2017

We went with a group of 7 for a Friday lunch from the office. It's clear they're aiming to draw in the professional crowd with a place opposite a main railway station in the City, but the service is hugely disappointing. When we complained about the slow service (nearly an hour for burgers), especially given the back room restaurant was more than half empty, the manager's excuse was that the packed out front bar and the restaurant are served from the same kitchen. Sorry, not good enough! I can't complain about the food, which was delicious, but we had no time to enjoy it given the hour long wait. Unless you have hours to wait or the afternoon off to while away over a bottle of wine, I'd skip it at lunch time.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Karen B. 20 December 2016

The food here is of the usual Smith's standard; good quality and at a fairly reasonable price. However, it may well be because it is newly opened, but the service, whilst very friendly, is too slow for the lunch time rush. They also need to dim the lights; not to the extent that we expect a romantic lunch dining experience, but they are somewhat bright! Overall, a good start but could be improved.