Smith’s Wapping 1

22 Wapping High Street , London, E1W 1NJ

SquareMeal Review of Smith’s Wapping

Opened in 2011, this younger sibling of long-running Smith’s Ongar operates along similar lines and also receives its due share of plaudits: one reader rates it as his favourite London restaurant, while others praise its “great food and great atmosphere”. Spacious surrounds and exposed brickwork set the tone in the capacious dining room, while floor-to-ceiling windows provide great views of Thames. Supplies of sustainable seafood are prepared on-site by Smith’s resident fishmongers, and the menu is a classic run through the staples of the cuisine – from whole dressed crab or deep-fried calamari with garlic mayo to lobster thermidor, Scottish salmon with hollandaise or grilled Guernsey hake with Arnold Bennett sauce. Plainly cooked fish is always available, and Smith’s caters for meat eaters and veggies too. To drink, there are fish-friendly wines from independent growers or you can try one of the bespoke cocktails. 

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Wapping Tube Station 700m

Bermondsey Tube Station 760m


Address: 22 Wapping High Street , London E1W 1NJ

Area: Monument Tower Hill Aldgate

Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-2.30pm (Sun -3.30pm) Mon-Sat 6-10pm (Sat -10.30pm)

Nearby Landmarks

Butler's Wharf 533m

Tower Bridge 640m


Telephone: 020 7488 3456


Cuisine: Fish British

Lunch: £21.50/26.50 (2/3 courses) Mon-Sat

Dinner: £24.50/29.50 (2/3 courses) Mon-Thurs

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