├ö├ç┬úSmiths├ö├ç├ÿ of Smithfield is the Grade II listed four-floor restaurant in the heart of Smithfield Market ├ö├ç├┤ London├ö├ç├ûs only working meat market.
The restaurant├ö├ç├ûs priority has always been to serve simple food made from the finest ingredients, served in a friendly way in a relaxed atmosphere.
The impressive building was lovingly restored by the ├ö├ç┬úSmiths├ö├ç├ÿ team with architects Wells Mackereth, having stood empty for over 40 years. There├ö├ç├ûs a definitive New York feel to the overall style with plenty of open spaces, blasted brickwork, big windows and comfy leather seating. Each of the four floors has a distinctive style ├ö├ç├┤ food, design and atmosphere ├ö├ç├┤ offering pretty much something for everyone depending on mood, budget or time.
Once a field outside the city walls├ö├ç┬¬ the scene of jousting tournaments, executions, burning of heretics and the peasants revolt├ö├ç┬¬ the legendary William Wallace was hung, drawn and quartered here├ö├ç┬¬ satirist and painter William Hogarth was born here├ö├ç┬¬ Smith Market├ö├ç┬¬ over 130 years of meat trading├ö├ç┬¬ in a massive hall opened in 1868 with ironwork gates, 25 foot high, 15 tons apiece, ├ö├ç┬úunequalled in Britain ├ö├ç├┤ if not the world ├ö├ç├┤ for their elaborate and rich design and great size├ö├ç├ÿ├ö├ç┬¬ wrought iron, Kentish Brick and Portland Stone and great arches├ö├ç┬¬ no longer did livestock have to be driven to market from as far away as Scotland; instead it came by train on tracks reaching across Britain, arriving below the market├ö├ç┬¬ 5AM, the bell rang and the market opened├ö├ç┬¬ were there pubs within it├ö├ç├ûs domed towers?├ö├ç┬¬ still one of the biggest markets of it├ö├ç├ûs kind in Europe, now lovingly refurbished inside, restored outside├ö├ç┬¬ enforced with toughened glass and steel├ö├ç┬¬
Smiths of Smithfield
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