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5.5 /6 Wonderful 69 Reviews

Smiths of Wapping

Wapping Fish ££££ +100

About Smiths of Wapping

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.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 17:30, 18:00 - 00:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 17:30, 18:00 - 00:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 17:30, 18:00 - 00:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 17:30, 18:00 - 00:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 17:30, 18:00 - 00:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 17:30, 18:00 - 00:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 17:30
Smiths of Wapping, 22 Wapping High Street, E1W 1NJ London

Further Information

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.

CHEF'S CHOICE

69 Reviews

5.5 /6 Wonderful 69 Reviews
Quality/Price: great value
Atmosphere: excellent
Noise: quiet
Food: heavenly
Service: extraordinary
Waiting Time: no waiting time
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1 review so far 6
21.10.2016 15:31

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 .

1 review so far 6
12.10.2016 19:57

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

1 review so far 6
12.10.2016 19:04

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

1 review so far 6
20.08.2016 07:22

excellent restaurant, great food, perfect view, lovely atmosphere, staff are professional. I will recommend and return myself. Consistent quality service and out plates were left clean.

1 review so far 4
04.09.2014 22:26

The service was exceptional and I can't fault them for it all. However the standard of food is below par. My friend received a version of the starter she ordered. The waiter failed to tell her that they ran out of some of the ingredients so they made a different version of what was listed on the set menu. The herb crusted haddock which I ordered as a main was pretty bland on its own but it was complimented by a chablis cream sauce which made it a lot better. Without it I could only taste the breadcrumbs and not the herbs, a pity really. My dessert was awful. I requested a chocolate mousse but when it arrived it was a solid torte with a very strange taste, definitely not chocolate. They did take it off the final bill which was unexpected so I appreciate them listening to me. The Manager did say to me as I left that a few customer also returned the same dessert and explained that the chef must have deviated from the recipe.

4 reviews so far 5
02.09.2014 22:03

Overall great meal the one thing that put a downer on it was due to really bad weather we were delayed for 15 minutes , the lady on reception was aware off the weather yet still told us she had given our fantastic table to somebody else !!! However there was another table available . The restaurant was probably only 25% full and maybe she didn't need to give us this superior impression that she was doing us this massive favour and just maybe asking if we were ok as she could see we were soaked from the terrible weather . Never mind it didn't spoil a great meal just left us a little surprised

1 review so far 6
03.08.2016 17:01

My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at Smiths. The atmosphere was perfect and the view from our seats was enchanting. It is a perfect place to celebrate our marriage and the sound of the piano playing in the background gave the evening a special touch. The waiter was courteous and helpful. We both ordered lobster which was absolutely delicious.

1 review so far 3
23.01.2015 10:18

Have been to this restaurant twice before and have been very pleased but this time I was disappointed. It was a celebration of a friend's 60 th birthday so I did not make any remarks whilst there so as not to ruin the evening but my starter and my Hucsbands of razor clams was tepid and seemed like it had been waiting around not at all freshly cooked and also very "gritty"! Main course was just "ok" I didn't have dessert but those who did seemed pleased. I had informed the restaurant before of the birthday and they said they would provide a "happy birthday" dessert plate which they did but without warning so no singing !!! Not pleased

1 review so far 5
04.07.2015 11:22

I booked table for 2pm due to traffic we were unable to arrive at the restaurant until 2.35 we were greeted by the hostess looking at her watch and telling us that we could just about be served!!! Not good service for Smiths as I have been many times and this was my guests first visit! The rest of our lunch was very nice & good service from the waiters.

1 review so far 6
28.02.2015 09:30

We enjoyed Smiths very much. Good ambience on a Friday evening with views of the Thames. Service was attentive but not invasive. Food was delicious. We had Monkfish in brown butter and capers , Skate Meunière with oysters to start, all fresh and well presented. Good choice of wine at reasonable prices. Will definitely visit again

2 reviews so far 5
17.11.2014 17:53

Great view, impeccable service, food delish, but if you ask or a window table for two, "apparently"you can't expect window table unless you've booked up at least 3months in advance????? Our fourth visit, have asked every time, even when booked months in advance.....so not true, think they save them for there regular clientele

1 review so far 5
27.04.2016 09:42

Great fish food, nice cool atmophere, great views of the river, Towers Bridge and the Shard. I'd definitively recommend for different purposes (out on date, business dinners, family celebrations). The only minus, despite being quite spacious it can ger a bit noisy for conversations if you are in a big group.

1 review so far 6
29.01.2015 07:47

my experiance at smiths of wapping was first class, food was amazing, staff were very efficent good choices on menu. great views across River Thames , looking forward to going back you feel as though youve been some where special and you

1 review so far 6
17.08.2015 08:58

We really enjoyed our night in smiths wrapping, most of the tables along the windows, great views, the food was excellent, and wine good and not over priced,. The staff were attentive but not to intrusive. Definitely will go again

1 review so far 6
02.11.2015 08:42

It was the first time we visited Smiths in Wapping. We were recommended by friends as we were celebrating our wedding anniversary. The staff were efficient and friendly, the food was very good as was the atmosphere.

1 review so far 6
19.09.2015 15:50

From the moment I walked in to have a cocktail to when I was taken to the table I was impressed, no nonsense Fantastic service and even better food, a great evening made by staff and chef,s

2 reviews so far 5
27.10.2014 23:36

Very neat white table cloths and napkins. Waiting staff initially very attentive but had to wait a while for drinks. Food delicious but pricey. Good experience and will go again but prices make it a special occasion venue and not a regular night out.

1 review so far 6
09.04.2015 14:06

Fantastic experience all round. The food was wonderful, with the set menu giving a fantastic range of choice. The service was equally good, with courteous and attentive staff. I would thoroughly recommend for all occasions.

1 review so far 5
23.06.2016 11:10

Excellent position on embankment next to St Catherine's Dock, very good service and food with a good choice. Our son-in-law is a vegan and they catered for him very well and quickly even though they were very busy. Would go again.

2 reviews so far 6
08.02.2016 07:08

the best restaurant in London for food value and great service😍 my favourite Sunday venue and great location for a great walk on the river with great views of the Shard and London landmark

1 review so far 6
22.09.2014 20:57

Everything about the restaurant was of the highest quality, from the food which is most important to the staff and ambience. Our first experience and we will be going back very soon

2 reviews so far 6
08.10.2014 15:20

Had a delicious meal with excellent service. Nothing was too much trouble and the view was amazing too. Tower Bridge opened twice during our meal which was another treat to see

1 review so far 6
03.09.2015 09:18

Best restaurant in London. Greats views, excellent staff. Would recommend Smiths to all my friends. I have visited several times and always had a great time. 10 out of 10.

1 review so far 5
11.09.2014 12:49

We liked the simple unfussy approach at the restaurant and the excellent fish on offer. We were given a window table with an uninterrupted river view. Overall a very enjoyable way to pass a few hours.

1 review so far 6
28.05.2015 22:56

Brilliant atmosphere, great service and good, didn't disappoint, however, slightly worrying that our table hadn't booked our table. Luckily Smiths found us a table that had a great view 10/10

4 reviews so far 6
23.09.2015 10:07

Amazing fish and good portions. The view is lovely as it's next to the river with a view of Tower Bridge. The piano player was a nice touch too!

1 review so far 6
19.11.2015 10:19

Wonderful food. Excellent wine list. Faultless service. Great ambiance. In a word PERFECT. I just didn't need 25 words to get that simple message across. Return? Yes for sure.

2 reviews so far 5
18.12.2014 16:03

The restaurant is great and a lovely location. The food was first class as usual. It missed getting top rating because it was very full with party lunch goers and was therefore very noisy.

1 review so far 6
15.12.2014 17:34

Why write a full review when one word will have been enough hard to find a fault. we are regular customers of Smiths. The one word is BRILLIANT!

1 review so far 6
11.12.2014 07:58

Had a great time at Smiths Wapping the staff were attentive but not overly so. The food was fabulous and a great way to celebrate my siste's birthday.

1 review so far 6
19.12.2014 12:25

I have no hesitation in recommending Smiths to all my friends! The experience was excellent, food great and service excellent W ell done all at S moths..

1 review so far 6
14.11.2014 23:15

great staff, great food, fair prices, beautiful view of the Thames and the Tower Bridge. Recommended. certainly i will come back to this restaurant. thats for sure.

4 reviews so far 6
04.01.2016 09:43

Been here many times before and always the whole experience was fantastic... Can't wait to go again worth every penny of the bill .... Can't fault anything

1 review so far 6
18.04.2016 07:04

Excellent is the only word I can use everything about this restaurant is 10 out of 10 the view the service and the food good on them

2 reviews so far 6
28.09.2015 08:09

Great as normal good food and service and one of the best views in London one of my best restraints easy to park and great service

1 review so far 6
26.03.2016 00:04

awesome place , lovely people , piano music , great for a romantic dinner , thank you !!!! I will come back with greate pleasure .

2 reviews so far 6
26.11.2015 09:02

A fabulous Sunday lunch for a birthday treat. The service was impeccable and the atmosphere great as always. A real favourite in a stunning location.

1 review so far 5
19.12.2014 08:28

Food and general service excellent but some quibbles over position of table with river view ; having booked in October we old have expected better than right in the back.

2 reviews so far 6
18.12.2014 15:40

Excellent food. Everything very fresh and very tasty. Great ambience and terrific service. Nothing was too much trouble and we were very well looked after

1 review so far 6
04.02.2016 08:42

Excellent Sunday lunch with brilliant food, service , ambience and views. We were there for over two hours and never felt rushed. Will definitely return.

1 review so far 6
12.02.2015 09:55

Excellent food and service, in a very nice place. The freshest fish dishes in London, beautifully prepared, with some lovely starters and side dishes too.

1 review so far 6
28.10.2014 07:14

Smiths has been one of the finest restaurants Ibgave been to in long time. Excellent service snd the food was of the finest quality.

2 reviews so far 5
03.08.2016 14:06

The restaurant provides delicious food: the haddock, plaice and salmon we ordered are very fresh and well cooked. We enjoy the food and live piano performance very much.

1 review so far 5
18.02.2016 07:30

Very good food excellent service good table position could have been better but only a table for two and all window tables were at least for four

1 review so far 6
29.09.2014 21:28

Our experience was fantastic. Food was great. Very accommodating. Will definitely go back for more of the same please.

2 reviews so far 6
05.04.2015 12:45

Great in every way food was great and the service also easy to park great night out

1 review so far 6
12.12.2014 08:10

Absolutely brilliant as always. They have just got it right. Staff, food, ambiance. All excellent.

2 reviews so far 5
20.09.2014 20:47

The restaurant and food are excellent but the wait for the main course was a bit too long.

4 reviews so far 6
14.07.2015 09:20

Fantastic food and services ... This place is a must for all fish lovers

4 reviews so far 6
03.12.2014 22:22

Fantastic restaurant great food and staff our second vist won't be our last !!!