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Smithy's Wine Bar and Restaurant
15-17 Leeke StreetWC1X 9HY
- +44 (0)20 7278 5949
Visited for the last time Friday 5th February 2015. It is due to shut down and have offices replace it.
Here is a short poem.
So Smithy's you are going to close
To be replaced by an office block
Many small businesses are shutting down
So it don't come as a shock
So goodbye to a successful bar
And hello to offices instead
When the workers leave on Friday night
This area will...more
I love Smithy's! One of my favorite wine bars in London. The interior is very cozy - I think it may be a converted chapel or something, judging by the exposed rafters? Not sure. They have a nice selection of wines and beers.
It gets busy around 7 PM with the after-work crowd. Never too busy that it feels claustrophobic or anything -- people seem happy to spill out onto the street. However, it...more
My favorite place for solid pub food. I've had their salmon, their chocolate cake, and their fish & chips: all delicious. The place itself is beautiful (think classy pub) and there's a really nice mix of people here!more
A quick update...
I had a delicious game burger from the a la carte menu the other day. It's not cheap, about £16, but it was great.
And recently from the £8 lunch menu I had a chicken ciabatta sarnie and chips which was fine. I think the sausage and mash is the best thing on that menu though.
It's still a really nice place, with a cellar feel to it, in an interesting part of town. Great for a...more
This is a great place in Kings X to share some drinks with friends. The atmosphere is by far my favorite in an area where it's tough to find a nice place to hang out. It's off of the main streets so it is never massively crowded and the beer/wine selection is good. There are also bar snacks, which gets more points with me than it probably should.
I've never tried the food, but everything is...more