The Grill on the Market

Restaurants , Steakhouse Farringdon
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With a location right by Smithfield Market - a space dedicated to quality meat - Grill on the Market certainly finds itself in an area suited to its raison d'être. It's a restaurant firmly focused on meat, with eight cuts of steak (including a wagyu fillet and a 1200g porterhouse) alongside burgers, bellies of pork, rumps of lamb, Gloucester Old Spot bangers and a grilled chicken supreme served with a parsley and garlic butter. Seafood and vegetarian options are available, too.



Venue name: The Grill on the Market
Address: 2-3 West Smithfield
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I visited this restaurant with a group of friends. My back was immediately up when rather than being greeted in a welcoming manner we were told we were 15 minutes late and the table would be required back within 60 minutes. We already knew this when we booked so a polite hello and welcome would have been a more appropriate greeting followed by a "we will try and give you as much time as we can but we may need the table back by..." Anyway that was the only negative of the whole experience and even though she spent our dessert stomping pas us and glaring I wasn't going to let her ruin the evening. Our waitress was exceptional and the food was yummy. I had a carpaccio of beetroot and goats cheese to start which was light and tasted perfect. Then I tucked into a Dover Sole for the mains, I really wanted red meat but after a week of steak and lamb i decided on fish. Thank god I did because this was the best DS I've ever had. Meaty, well cooked and melt in the mouth. We ordered dessert for one reason only, to annoy the maitre'd and it seemed to do the trick. I had 3 scoops of delicious ice-cream and after nice slow coffees we let her have her table back after 115 minutes of marvellous food and good company

Violet M

Met some friends for dinner here a few weeks back, as a "special birthday treat". It's not often we go for steak and cocktails in this city, let me tell you! 

Anyways, we were not disappointed in the least. From the cocktails, wine, steak and incredibly lovely staff people, it was such a good evening! Our waiter was super helpful telling us about the different kinds of cuts and what sauces go well with what steak. The steak was incredibly tender and flavorful, and portion size just right. The chips were nice and crunchy too! I only wish I could have fit in desert! 

Paula - ToT

This is one of my favourite places to eat and drink and I even organised a work Christmas party here one year.  They have a really good happy hour - all day on Saturday!  You can also usually get a 50% off food deal too so it’s really good value for money.  The service is impeccable and the food is amazing.


Food was well below par for a restaurant that is in a fairly high profile location. My friends steak was quite bland and rubbery, I opted for the mussels which were equally disappointing. The sauce was watery and without any real flavour and the mussels had not been cleaned thoroughly, I nearly chipped a tooth on some grit!

We went for a quick bite to eat before a show at the Barbican so did not say anything until we were asked when we paid the cheque, we didn't want to cause a fuss but the waitress didn't take our comments too well, she did however discount the 2 drinks we had and probably would've re-done the steak if we had said something before but for a steak restaurant, they should probably get it right first time round.


This is a regular eat for me, the steak is honestly some of the best I have ever had. If you work locally you can get a 50% off food card which can be used pretty much any time.

I would recommend the fillet steak but with the addition of the diddy surf option which is mini scallops and prawns in a garlic butter.

The service is alway great here, the food comes out promptly even if it's rammed and the cocktails are to die for!  

Emily G
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Excellent value with the 50% deals that they regularly run with OpenTable and other discount schemes, but I wouldn't bother without. I've been a few times; once my friend's steak was very gristly but we sent it back and had it replaced without a problem. Okay cocktails, worth getting there a bit early during Happy Hour as you're not allowed to take your cheap ones into the restaurant with you.