Smiths of Smithfield

Modern European, Steak·
Bronze Award

SquareMeal Review of Smiths of Smithfield

Bronze Award

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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Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Modern European, Steak
Cool, Fun, Unique
Food Occasions
Breakfast, Brunch
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating
Perfect for
Group dining [8+], Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating


67-77 Charterhouse Street, Farringdon, London, EC1M 6HJ

020 7251 7950 020 7251 7950


Opening Times

All day
Mon 07:00-22:00
Tue 07:00-22:00
Wed 07:00-22:00
Thu 07:00-22:00
Fri 07:00-22:00
Sat 10:00-22:00
Sun 10:00-17:00


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33 Reviews 

nada C

28 December 2022  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Where fun meets cousine

Mike T

28 June 2019  
Top floor - No 3 - great restaurant stunning views, excellent staff and a simple Prix Fixe menu available - ideal for a pensioner! I've never had anything but great food, drink and service there.

Simon R

04 May 2017  
Lovely airy feel to the place, attentive staff, reasonable prices for the city and good food.

Tammy K

17 February 2016  
Food & Drink 4
Service 3.5
Atmosphere 4.5
Value 3.5
First time in the Dining Room
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.

Pam M

09 May 2014  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Great food, very nicely cooked, huge portions, good quality!!! Highly reccommend!

Mark P

01 November 2013  
Food & Drink 1.5
Service 5
Atmosphere 1.5
Value 2
Cold Steak
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 shall not go back or recommend as there are better places nearby.

John Y

26 September 2013  
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 4.5
Atmosphere 4
Value 2.5
Perfect venue for Indian summer lunch
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

Amy O

23 April 2013  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Smiths of Smithfield
Excellent and lovely…

Chris H

28 February 2012  
Food & Drink 2.5
Service 3
Atmosphere 2.5
Value 2
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…

Madeleine P

18 January 2012  
Food & Drink 1.5
Service 2
Atmosphere 2.5
Value 1
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 priced reasonable wines need to be included. All in all a great disappointment.
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