‘Smiths’ of Smithfield has long been the go-to location for British meat lovers and craft beer lovers alike. A friend had recently been and recommended we try it so when we were invited I couldn’t wait to visit.
‘Smiths’ of Smithfield, Farringdon have introduced a 50-day aged Bulls Head from Rare Breed, Colchester. The tender and flavoursome butterflied prime big cut is served with chips and a choice of sauce for two. You can have the Bulls Head served in two styles, the Cote De Boeuf style, butterflied and ready for consumption or prepped for the customer to carve at the table. This was too much steak to have for us, but for steak lovers you will be impressed – it’s huge and looks great.
One of the dishes which received an Autumn makeover was the house-smoked trout scotch egg, served with horseradish & hollandaise. Traditionally with pork, this scotch egg was a surprise for the taste buds but delicious. We also went with the Seared West Coast Scallops with carrot puree, beetroot and parsnip crisps. Utterly delightful in all the best ways and cooked to perfection.
Staff were helpful in helping us decide what to have for our mains and explaining the best ways to have steak cooked. Given as I’m a more medium well steak kinda girl (and yes I hear you gasping in horror) I went with Confit duck leg with pumpkin puree, pak choi, kumquat & red wine sauce and a duck croquette. It was so rich and the meat just fell of the bone. It was absolutely gorgeous. We also tried the fillet steak, cooked medium and it soon disappeared of my plus one’s plate. Our sides of sweet potato fries, the must have mac & cheese and the rosemary chicken salt fries were all to die for.
Of course we ended our meal with the Sticky Date Pudding – it was divine! Sweet, sticky and soft, it’s always a winner in our books.
If you can’t squeeze dessert in go for one of Smiths of Smithfield’s liquid desserts. We tried the After 8, a creamy sweet chocolate mint flavoured drink. It was scrumptious and it was so nice finishing our drink overlooking London in the terrace on the top floor.
We’d really like to thank the staff at the Smiths Of Smithfield, they were attentive to not just us but all guests. They seemed to know what guests wanted without having to ask and were on the ball all night. This venue has definitely been added to our places of must go back to.
67-77 Charterhouse St
written by Tegan LeBon
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