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With a focus on no nonsense food; specialising in wholesome ingredients, mixing distinctive textures and flavours that just work together, and offering a mix of innovative dishes with comfortable favourites, Grill On The Market in Smithfield is fast becoming a go-to post work destination.
I was recently at Grill On The Market with a friend for a midweek dinner and we were both really impressed with the fantastic food on offer.
The restaurant is located metres from the world famous Smithfield market and playing tribute to the market’s meat-trading traditions, the restaurant offers solid and honest food that’s ideal for hearty appetites. The fuss-free menu focuses on strong flavours with the likes of artisan bread served with beef dripping , Scottish mussels in cider and chorizo, and double baked cheese soufflé all featuring on the menu.
However, the main focus is on their meat and seafood – diners can choose between fine steaks (all of the steaks at Grill On The Market are aged for 28 days to ensure tenderness and flavour), hand-pressed burgers or various seafood options, including a whole grilled kilo lobster. A posh take on surf and turf is also available, putting an end to deliberations between sirloin steak, baby scallops, prawns and crayfish.
For my dinner I ordered the deep fried brie with sweet beetroot and red onion compote (£6.25) as a starter, followed by ‘Best of British’ fresh Aberdeen Angus rib-eye steak (£32.50) with Bearnaise sauce (£2.25) and hand-cut chips (£4) as my main. The cheese was really rich and perfectly offset by the compote, and the steak was big and juicy – cooked to perfection and full of flavour. It was certainly one of my more memorable meals, everything from the food, to the drinks (the cocktail menu is endless!), the service and the atmosphere was spot on.
Grill On The Market is perfect for after-work drinks & dinner, steak time with friends or even a dinner date. Last but not least, the restaurant is offering free membership which entitles diners to enjoy 50% off food anytime they book – naturally, I have signed up!