Smith & Wollensky London

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Steakhouse
Smith & Wollensky London serves USDA prime dry-aged steaks alongside British and Irish cuts, premium seafood and award-winning wines.

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Sun 10:30AM - 3:30PM
Mon - Wed 2:15PM - 4:00PM 8:00PM - 10:30PM
Thu - Fri 2:15PM - 4:00PM 9:00PM - 10:30PM
Sat 10:30AM - 3:30PM 9:00PM - 10:30PM

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LJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was fantastic. Taste great couldn’t get better steak.
Service was another matter. Asked 3 times for bread as I’m a diabetic and my sugar was getting low ,
I was feeling shaky.after a long wait it finally came.
The waiter took our orders. We had cocktail and soft drinks ,wine and champagne.
Everything came except the cocktail, again 3 times of asking eventually came. We we’re giving the cocktail free.
Food.... came with sides but no salad!,,,, eventually it came halfway through and then it wasn’t a Waldorf salad. By then we had given up and just eat it.

Sorry to say what was wrong, but it is best to know.
We will try again,perhaps after Christmas.

L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great evening! The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Our waiter was friendly and attentive!

o
Hampshire
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, wine and service. Monster sized steaks and sides; decent cocktails pre and post meal.

f
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and helpful staff. We hadn’t visited for a few months but Adam still recognised us and even remembered our favourite drinks. Lovely touch. We had a a great evening with beautiful cocktails and delicious food. Thank you. Looking forward to our next visit already.

JC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Fantastic steak, my mothers fish was great and fathers lamb shank was one of the best he'd ever had. They did bring us the wrong bottle of wine which cost a fortune, mother had to order her chips twice, they didn't bring us our coffee with dessert, then told us they would take if off the bill but didn't.

Overall a mixed bag, great food but confused service where you'd be best to check what they've written down against what you actually ordered.

SM
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Pleasant environment, comfortable chairs, excellent service, good food

OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Waiter too pushy. Otherwise up to S&W standards.

E
London
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Incredible food and well-sized portions but slow, curt and occasionally rude service from staff that night. Unfortunate aspect of an otherwise lovely restaurant that put a damper on a birthday meal.

m
London
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect steaks and lovely selection of wine.
Went here for the other half’s birthday.
We ordered oysters for starters which was delicious. Saw the seafood platter being served and looked amazing too.
Bill came to around £130 half dozen oysters, two steak and fries and a bottle wine

IL
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!! I went with 8 friends and had a great time. We brought our table forward by half an hour and that wasn't a problem at all, from the gent on the door that welcomed us through to our server, everyone was absolutely lovely, very welcoming, seriously knowledgeable and the entire experience was fantastic. The setting is fantastic, absolutely beautiful and the food is GREAT, I regularly eat in Hawksmoor etc and without doubt will be coming back to Smith & Wollensky as its as good (better even) than anything else I've experienced.

D
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Lovely place to eat, staff very helpful the only thing was we had the burger and it was ok I expected more than an ok burger, which was a shame as the restaurant, staff and the cocktails were lovely.

T
London
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service at the bar and at the table. The best steaks ever and perfect sides.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time here. Lovely staff, really classy place. Steaks were gorgeous and I just loved the feel of it. Am definitely coming back!

S
London
12 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Booked a table for 4 here for lunch on Saturday. We all chose the brunch set menu not wishing to pay £80 for a steak!! Menu was good with lots of choice, even a steak if so desired albeit at £15 extra to set price. We all thought £22 set price for two courses was very good value. We shared two bottles of good wine which was reasonably priced.
All in all a very pleasant lunch, and we were not rushed from our table.

EP
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Very expensive but we knew that before we went. Didn’t like the waiter giving us recommendations because everything he suggested was the most expensive. I.E £90 for steak that would be enough for two, but saying what we had was good meat

r
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

My favorite restaurant for steak!!
The food is always great quality and tastes amazing.
I took customers for dinner as they were keen to try the place out after all the great things id said about it.
The service was not up to the normal standards on our visit with longs waits and having to remind staff of things we had asked for. (Not great when the service charge was over £100!! - I should have complained about this at the time)

That aside I will be back again !

j
London
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place - staff are friendly and have time to talk .
Food on the expensive side but the staff and location probably warrant this

MF
London
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food was delicious but service was very slow, it took 30 min for someone to bring us the bill and another 20 min until someone brought the card machine, after we ask for it.

a
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dinner with a couple of friends at this restaurant is knock-out, steak was great and i can highly reccoment the tuna carpacio.

It is a large elegant restaurant and certainly fitted the bill..

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very warm welcome on arrival. Excellent service throughout our lunch. Superb food quality and an excellent selection of wine. Look forward to our next visit.
Mr and Mrs Hodson

SN
London
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a fabulous family meal during a short break to London. Having dined in other Smith & Wollensky restaurants everyone in our party agreed that this was a step up in terms of food and flavours.

AW
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, fantastic friendly staff and amazing food

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and delicious food with excellent service

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Our second time for lunch. My wife and I had a delicious lunch. She added horse radish to her meal—I did not. We shared the steak, salad, spinach and hash-browns and wine. Three hours later she was running a fever, head ache and throwing it all up—I wasn’t. What was a delicious lunch became a forgetful evening. S&W, love you but you let me down—you need to do better!!

SF
London
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal here for our wedding anniversary, staff were very attentive and food was amazing

OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Nice bustling restaurant, waiting staff all very well presented. We were greeted by a lovely waiter who arrived with complimentary sparkling wine from our hotel, who had suggested the restaurant. We asked to sample the pea soup. It seemed to be a difficult request. A manger had to be asked and eventually a sample arrived. We both disliked this. We decided to skip starters and order mains. I had the cod and my plus 1 had lamb. We got 3 sides. From sitting down to receiving our mains was 1 hours. This was way too long. All our sides were only warm and simply too cool for eating. My cod was nice. The lamb was dry. We advised the waiter. He has said that he had been so busy that he was unable to collect out food and said he would send his manger over. The manager handled the matter very well. She clearly understood that our experience had not been acceptable. Overall, I think this is a nice restaurant. I loved the decor and really thought the staff were excellent. However, I am not convinced based on the food we ordered and for me if the food isn’t hot, when it’s meant to be, then my meal has be ruined. Maybe I’ll try another time and give the benefit of the doubt.

A
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Extremely loud in basement, difficult to talk. Caused by many people, loud music and loud children. Service was ok, after false start. Food excellent.

MS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

This was a poor excuse for the Smith & Wollensky I know from New York. The steak I was served was at best a Choice Grade and not the Prime Grade advertised. You would have thought that the server would have said something when he noticed I Didn't eat the meat. Skip this place if you are expecting a quality steak.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and great service from Lucas

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not one to usually write reviews.... But the Bone in Ribeye was probably the best steak I’ve ever had and that’s a bold statement

EC
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alex helped us get in and out quickly for the theater without feeling rushed. We stopped back in after the show for a drink. Best meal we had in London along with the best service.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The menu lacked any imagination.
The items ordered were undistinguished
The service was lackluster

A
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a pleasure to take the lunch with my family, we are very welcome, the food and the service was outstanding. It is a little expensive but is worthed. Thank to all personal who serve us. Very good Experiences. See you next time.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantástico todo en mi celebración de cumpleaños.La comida deliciosa y el personal muy amable

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D
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Food was great but service was lacking. At no point were we asked if everything was to our liking (other than when a drink was taken over to our table). We had to ask for our water bottles to be replaced repeatedly. The gesture of birthday cakes for our guests was appreciated but again, this had to be followed up by members of our party twice. Overall, delicious food but disappointing service.

R
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

It was my second dining experience at this restaurant. Food is excellent both times. Service is not as attentive as it should be for this level of restaurants in my opinion.
I still recommend it as the food and ambience are superb.

CE
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A heaven for carnivores. With their own specialist butcher in house, the restaurants takes the 'no condiments needed' to a new level. Our red wine jus and herb butter went back unused, as the taste of steak and cajun fries were heavenly on their own. We have to come back for the interesting dessert choices. Service was welcoming and professional, cocktails were excellent, and the wine list has great choices.

LR
London
17 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Our server was pushy, really wanted us to order alcoholic drinks. Food was mediocre for the price.

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

If you’ve been to Smith & Wollensky in USA then you know what to expect.
Good food at reasonable price.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food, a bit inflexible but otherwise ok