What better way to celebrate my birthday than to try out the new menu at one of my favourite restaurants?
Smiths is a huge building right in the middle of Smithfield Market near Farringdon Station. It’s got a very New York feel to it, with the look of a renovated warehouse, with exposed brick and pipes going along each wall.
When you walk in, the ground floor is an amazing cocktail bar. I would recommend the Espresso Martini…. (:
We had a drink at one of the tables downstairs and then walked up to the third floor grill.
Hint: their house rosé downstairs is amazing, but they don’t sell it upstairs so we picked up a bottle from the bar and brought it up.
As a starter, we had the sharing platter between the two of us. I’m pretty sure this changes regularly, but we loved everything that was on it! Worked quite well because I could shove all the gluten-y bits over to my boyfriend, and I got extra hummus! It’s all about the compromise, right??
I have to say the highlight of the dish was the thai steak salad!
No surprise – I went for the steak frites as a main. I asked for it medium, and to be honest it was quite overcooked so I (very embarrassingly) sent it back. They brought me back a perfectly cooked steak within minutes, and the manager even popped by to check it was alright which was greatly appreciated.
Unfortunately, I struggled to find anything gluten free on the desert menu, but my boyfriend was very happy with the cheesecake and I had the chocolate ice cream that came with it (sorry, no images).
Overall, I love the atmosphere of this place, and the service is fantastic! I will definitely be going back soon, and recommending this to anyone visiting London.