Smiths of Smithfield Smiths Rooftop Restaurant & Terrace

4.1
394 reviews
£41 and over
British
A celebration of London’s only functioning meat market, No.3 is found within the Grade II-listed ‘Smiths’ of Smithfield. On the roof of this 4-storey building, No.3 offers stunning London panoramas from the sweeping terrace, and from the open-plan dining room with its floor-to-ceiling windows.

Sourcing ingredients from trusted suppliers, our Head chef Liam Walsh, has created an exceptional menu. 28 day aged Scotch beef wellington to share, roasted halibut and Dorset crab to tempt your palate. A library of wines awaits you at SMITHS including both easy-drinking bottles, and some of the most sought-after vintages available.
The breathtaking No.3 at ‘Smiths’ of Smithfield is a 4-minute walk from Farringdon Tube Station.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Offers

Rooftop Free-Flowing Brunch at NO.3

Aug 15, 2020-Dec 19, 2020·Sat 12:00-16:00

Your brand new weekend hang-out destination is NO.3 at ‘SMITHS’, with jaw dropping rooftop and city sky-line views. Priced from £50pp.

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MJLow
London
14 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A Great lunch out on the Terrace. There Heaters if you don’t wrap up.

Lunch was delicious and the wine choice excellent.

Would recommend a lunch there when lockdown is lifted. We will be back!!

Third Floor Grill is fabulous too!

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sdfoodie
London
12 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, wine and service were excellent! Great views, despite the weather!

Smiths of Smithfield Smiths Rooftop Restaurant & Terrace
Responded on 2 November 2020

Hello there. Thank you so much for the 5 star review! We're so very glad you had a wonderful visit and we really can't wait to welcome you back again very soon. Best Wishes, Chris

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place !

Smiths of Smithfield Smiths Rooftop Restaurant & Terrace
Responded on 27 October 2020

Hey there, Thank you so much for the 5 star review. We are so glad you had a great time and can't wait to welcome you back again soon. Best Wishes, Chris

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TaraC
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We did the bottomless brunch which was certainly bottomless! The staff were good at top ups and checked with us if we wanted to change drinks. Lovely setting on the rooftop, brunch menu is good value for money with a decent choice of food. The only thing which let it down slightly was lack of music which would complete it!

Smiths of Smithfield Smiths Rooftop Restaurant & Terrace
Responded on 28 October 2020

Hello Tara, Thanks so much for your review and we are so glad to hear you had a great time with us! We really do hope you join us again soon. In regards to the music, sadly we can only play at a certain volume at present but we have passed your notes onto the team! We hope to see you really soon. Best Wishes, Chris

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

That restaurant was closed so we were told we couldn’t dine, despite the booking being confirmed.

Staff were then rude when we expressed disappointment at travelling all the way there for no food on a booking that didn’t exist.

Smiths of Smithfield Smiths Rooftop Restaurant & Terrace
Responded on 28 October 2020

Hello there. Many thanks for taking the time to feedback on your visit to SMITHS and we are so sorry to hear about your recent visit. If you could please kindly send us the date/time you visited to reservations@smithsofsmithfield.co.uk - we can then look into this in detail. We do hope to welcome you back to SMITHS in the future. Best Wishes, Chris

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JeremyM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

In lock down it was quiet - but very good food and service -

Smiths of Smithfield Smiths Rooftop Restaurant & Terrace
Responded on 28 October 2020

Hello Jeremy, Many thanks for taking the time to feedback on your recent visit. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the food and service and do hope to welcome you back again very soon. Best Wishes, Chris

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vipAnthony21700
London
7 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We ate here Friday evening. We were surprised how quiet it was given the nice weather and the venue. However, I assume this is a sign of the times we are currently living in. The whole of the area was very quiet too. We sat just inside next to the terrace, unfortunately the terrace tables had already been allocated. Still a very nice view.
The food was very good and not overly expensive either. In particular fillet steak was very good. The service was excellent. A good balance between attentive and allowing space to enjoy your evening. And they regularly came by to top up our wine.
Would recommend and return

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Tkslondon
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely place for dinner. Sat on the terrace which was very nice during the hot weather. Great service. Fantastic sommelier!!

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LesB
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good service, friendly staff. Great view, which was why I booked it. It's been going for 20 years, so obviously it's getting things right. I don't like open-air eating, so we sat just inside, which was nice, and then moved to the cushioned booths at the back, which was nicer.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had very pleasant evening.

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vipSophie
London
13 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experIence

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vipqueenie
London
100 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience3

Went with friends resently and at first they did not have our reservation. But then they found it. We were seated next to a big table and when we notice it we asked to be moved. We could only move up by one table because they had given the table further away to a couple. We were then told that one of the starters, that in fact we all wanted, was not available as the big table had order it. They gave us a complimentary dessert instead. The food was good but very expensive.

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DrJules
London
18 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Fabulous food as always, service a little less attentive than usual but definitely worth another visit. I think we have been about 5 times this year so a great find! Good price and great location.

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Gidgrace
London
8 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food - an absolutely fantastic Chateaubriand with great sides of spinach & triple cooked chips. Great and knowledgable sommelier who sorted out a couple of perfect choice glasses for us, and overall fantastic service from the team at Smiths 3rd floor. Thanks guys!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Disappointed that we were not told bottomless brunch ended at 3:30 (we sat down at 2:30pm) and that we couldn’t stay on after. Felt we were rushed out ASAP. As a result, ambience seriously lacked compared to a usual day/evening.

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AjoyR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The view is very nice and sitting on the terrace is recommended. Food was excellent and service was good overall. Towards the end—I think the staff forgot about us when we wanted to settle the cheque.

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AmandaH
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A wonderful evening spent on the roof terrace - food and service were superb. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic, can’t fault this place!!! Loved the steak!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

Poor service. Long wait to order and get served.

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MagaliF
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service and place!

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nicknickn
London
24 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Nice bright restaurant with a lovely terrace for a summer day. Food was very good and the service was excellent. A nice wine list. I would definitely return.

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viplondondiner
London
14 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Great settings and great meat. Staff were courteous if not a bit artificial

DJ
vipDavidJones
London
11 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service despite a tech hitch with the freezer. Lovely service and great venue to have lunch in the sun alfresco. Roast dinner good quality and substantial

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vipjasonc
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Sun was out, no better place to be. Though wouldn’t recommend returning to work after lunch, a largeg&t, half a bottle of chablis & two large amarettos

Nice

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Outoftowner
London
13 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Smiths has three levels - bar on ground floor, bistro on second level and posh nosh on top floor with great views and a quiet and polished atmosphere. I have taken important clients to the top floor restaurant on several occasions (so that in itself is a recommendation) and it has always had the desired effect of rewarding good clients and impressing new ones.

Being in Smithfield a steak is usually on the order and this time my guest and I shared the chateabriand at £95. It was cooked well (medium rare) and there was plenty of it. They place it on a small elevated rack on your table, it takes a while to get through that much meat so if they could add some sort of warmer underneath it would stay warmer. I did mention this to them but only at the end when I though of it. Even a tea light would help.

Good food, good service, nice surroundings and great views. Big bill but (almost) worth it for the desired effect of a special occasion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

It was ok. Just, ok.

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Luckylivvy
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food well attended

ML
MarkL
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

4 of us celebrating 38th wedding anniversary .
My wife is allergic to garlic but rather cook any fresh veg eg Carrots she had settle for a simple but very expensive steak and chips. The waiter did not handle this very courteously either. Doubt I would return.

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vipjant
London
28 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Worth a visit, food and service good. Slightly on the expensive side, but great for celebrations.
Lovely views and relatively quiet on a Saturday night.

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vipChiefchicken
London
49 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

A business lunch to celebrate a couple of good deals was rewarded by a very enjoyable experience overall. The clients loved the place - modern interior, very light and airy with fabulous views to the South over the roofs of Barts, Smithfield Market et al with St Paul's and the Shard in the distance from the glass curtain-walling and the excellent outdoors terrace (wrong time of year for our visit!) It was particularly sunny so the views were spectacular.

Great service, nice wine and good wine advice from the charming lady Sommelier when the bin end Barolo I picked had sold - she advised a rather super St Joseph at the same price. Also an excellent and flowery Albarino to start.

Nice starters: mine was a good but very slightly overcooked (poached but not quite runny) duck egg with avocado on a spicy base. Then superb quality dry-aged fillet steak cooked perfectly rare as requested. Very good salad and excellent chips. Brilliant Hispi cabbage side. All sides are extra and not cheap

Not a foodie place but great quality luxurious food and service in a fabulous location all of which the clients loved (and I very much enjoyed)

With no drinks beforehand and no desserts but 2 bottles of good wine between 4 of us plus coffees it worked out to £100 per head inc service. Not cheap but acceptable in the circumstances

CG
ChicagoGirl
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was perfectly prepared, as were cocktails. Happy to see fish options for pescatarians. Service was impeccable: professional but friendly. Love the decor, lighting, seating, allotment of space, and the cozy terrace. If the prices were more reasonable would come more often

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LeanneJ
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Having a gluten intolerance and not being allowed to have any of the steak sauces, it would have been nice to have an alternative to team with my plain fillet and triple cooked chips. However, the steak was very nicely cooked.
More gluten free deserts (without nuts) would also have been nice.

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Rich
London
8 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome meal in great location.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

All good apart from rare steak was medium.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic service! Started with an exquisite cocktail, great food and good wine list!

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Throbbing
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

smiths is our favourite restaurant. always good service and great food

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vipsooz
London
142 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Smiths of Smithfield #3 is just superb. Their signature steak and chips is superb. The octopus carpaccio was quite unusual and a welcome break from what you might find in other restaurants.
Highly recommended.

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robertf
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2018
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Someone has spent a small fortune in refurbishing the top floor, the results are a super elegant beautifully appointed space. If only a small proportion of this money had been spent on better staff training. The service unlike the surroundings is not elegant but very pedestrian. I am sure the owners/management want to achieve a better level of service than at Cote but they need to work a bit harder to achieve this. Sadly the food and surroundings were let down by the lacklustre service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
33 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had the Sunday roast last weekend. Not the most tender meat but the efforts that put into the roast is highly appreciated. Love the Yorkshire pudding and cauliflower and cheese. Note that the lamb roast is served with gravy instead of my personal favour mint sauce. Great service and great views from the terrace.

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vipMichaelH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

When we arrived and early we were told that the restaurant was closed!!!!!!

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Smiths of Smithfield Smiths Rooftop Restaurant & Terrace is rated 4.1 stars by 394 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.