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Highchair, Portions
Yes
No dress code
95

Smiths of Smithfield, Ground Floor Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Smiths of Smithfield, Ground Floor Restaurant in EC1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Smiths of Smithfield, Ground Floor restaurant.
Paul F
Disappointed Entered the venue at 1355 on W...
Reviewed 4 months, 22 days ago

"Disappointed Entered the venue at 1355 on Wednesday and were ignored for quite a long time, paucity of staff on the floor complimented by very few customers. We had wanted first floor but was closed so moved to bar area. Service was spectacularly slow. Finally met at the door, I said my name and said we had a booking reply was “do you want a table”? Repeated name and the fact we had a booking, eventually the waiter twigged and sat us down in comfy seats. Some considerable time later they took our order from their very limited menu. My partner enjoyed her huge steak (not great quality meat, very chewy)sandwich but it took a very long time for the waiter to consult with cook to have the chips NOT inside the steak sandwich. Our food arrived and my chorizo as very piquant! The squid was 85%+ citing very little actual squid. I went to the toilet (clean) and the plates were cleared whilst I was away, 27 minutes later the staff inthe large virtually empty restaurant came over to ask if we wanted dessert! She went to get the menu and I pointed out that as the choice was pavlova or cheese I didn’t need to see the menu! The pavlova was odd, base was incredibly chewy and I needed two spoons to separate it. The “cream” was airy and very watery, the berries weren’t that nice either. My elderflower drink was over three pounds £1 in supermarket, major markup Got up and called staff over to pay the bill as we didn’t want to wait another long time. Not a very inspiring experience."

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67-77 Charterhouse St, London, EC1M 6HJ
Opening hours
Monday7 am‑5 pm
Tuesday7 am‑5 pm
Wednesday7 am‑5 pm
Thursday7 am‑5 pm
Friday7 am‑5 pm
Saturday9:30 am‑5 pm
Sunday9:30 am‑5 pm

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