I have just been for Sunday lunch at Smiths of Smithfield right by Smithfield market.
Despite its mixed reviews I am happy to say the experience was an entirely happy one.
The service was exemplary and the menu while rather over the Top price wise was inventive ( well done Mr Turode ) The starter I had of seared scallops with a Baba Gannoush was unexpectedly fine and the selection of meats was truly extra ordinary if highly priced. I had a perfectly cooked rump of 28 day aged Welsh Black Angus that was a revelation and my chums 21 day aged Norfolk topside was very enjoyable too ( particularly as I had to finish it off.) Puddings OK, but then pudding by their nature are never meant to be more than ok. A rather girly thing don't you think?
The wine list made up for the pricing of the food by a less than pernicious mark up ( with the exception of a bottle of Billcart Salmon at £43!!!)
The view across to St Pauls Cathedral and the glow of watery winter sunlight made this a rather enjoyable experience as does the large glass of Cognac and the strains of Paolo Conte I am now enjoying at home.
What Sunday could be better?