Had some very good food at Smiths of Smithfield, and a relatively small bill of around £150 for 5. In fact I don't think you would find better food of it's type for that price elsewhere in London. Ingredients were quite "top end" and included the like of venison and duck in large portions. But, and big but, the service we recieved was poor. I was very frustrated at the site of gangs of waiters huddled around their stations doing not very much whilst we waited for a long time for food to arrive. The restaurant was about two thirds full. A guy at the table opposite got either a bottle or glass of wine spilled down his back by a waitress.
Did we just go on an off night or is it always like that. I'd love to go back, but don't want a similar experience. Any views?