Wednesday 21 January 2015

Smithfield London, Watling Street, central London

With a meaty menu and diner-style decor, Smithfield London is targeted at the legions of local office workers looking for a substantial change from Pret or Eat. You can get a decent (spicy or herby) chicken salad sandwich for £6. A topping of melted cheese costs another quid. There is also a steak sandwich for £7, plus a range of carnivorous salads and soups. But breakfast here may be the best option. You can get a truly memorable and mouthwatering bacon sandwich, packed with delicious smoked meat, for about three quid. Unfortunately, the coffee is less exciting, the rock music a bit loud and there can be a disconcerting shortage of punters. Still, the staff make you welcome and you would be hard-pressed to find a better bacon sarnie. 7/10