The London outpost of the famous Smith’s restaurant brand is to be found along Wapping High Street, equidistant between Wapping station and St Katherine’s Dock. It’s a blessing for London’s docklands, and continues to offer the same superlative service and famous seafood that it has served since its inception in 1958. In keeping with the ethos of the venerable brand, Smith’s of Wapping uses the freshest fish sourced exclusively from sustainable sources. Expert fishmongers prepare the day’s haul on site, handing it over to Smith’s equally expert chefs, who serve up this maritime bounty in ways that satisfy every palate.
The brains behind the offering at Smith’s of Wapping is the brand’s executive head chef Stephen Bard. Trained at Scott’s in Mayfair and formerly the head chef at Sheekeys in Covent Garden, Bard knows how to appease seafood lovers like no other in London. With Bard at the helm, this Wapping High Street fish restaurant stands head and shoulders above the rest. Combining the expertise in the kitchen with a superb location overlooking the Thames and Tower Bridge, this haven lives up to its reputation as the first choice for maritime dining.
No seafood restaurant worth its mettle would be complete without a considered wine list. To this end, Smith’s of Wapping have worked closely with London’s finest wine merchants to curate an incredibly comprehensive list, which the friendly staff at Wapping High Street will easily help you match with Smiths signature seafood dishes. Beyond the a la carte menu – the first port of call at Smith’s – there’s also a gluten free selection, set lunch and evening menus, and even a bar menu when you’re in the mood for a touch of brine with your wine.
From the outset staff,venue,view were all outstanding. We were made to feel special and nothing was too much trouble. The food was excellent with plenty of choice for all tastes. Cannot wait to return soon .
Could not fault. Service, food, excellent.cocktails and wine, looking out onto the Thames, couldn't ask for more. Would highly recommend smiths and definitely recommend the herrings
The food and service are excellent. It is a great place to eat with view of the Thames especially at lunch time. Staff are very attentive without being intrusive