The Facts
NAME: Barsmith
IT'S A: Cocktail and wine bar with effortlessly incorporated food service
OPENED: September 12th 2014
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Ben Avigdori and Lawrence Santi of The Marylebone Leisure Group
DID YOU KNOW: The pizzas and cocktails are half price every Saturday, and generous happy hours go on all week!
LOCATION: Farringdon, Smithfield's market
ADDRESS: 18-20 St John Street, Farringdon, London EC1M 4AY
CLOSEST TUBE: Farringdon
OPENING TIMES: Mon - Sat: 11.00am-late
WEBSITE: www.barsmith.co.uk
CONTACT: 020 7336 6099
MAP: View Map

Barsmith

OPENED

Perfecting balancing acts is hard. In fact, finding a good bar that serves food may be the hardest act of them all. That said, Smithfield’s Barsmith is pretty well the perfect place to stop for a pizza, salad and a cocktail without ever compromising each’s own worth. And that’s saying something.

The menu is simple: pizzas rule, as does a house salad laden with avocado, pine nuts, rocket, pancetta, fresh leaves, pomegranate and pretty well everything else imaginable. It’s served in a homely jug-like bowl and could easily serve two. But first up, Just Opened leapt into home-rolled aranchini with huge texture and the richest truffle oil this side of France. To accompany the deep salad we chose the Foraged Spinach pizza with egg and added Nduja sausage to one half. The pizzas are a steal at around a tenner, whilst being more ingredient-led and delicious than any we’ve had recently.

But don’t forget this is a bar! Craft beers and world wines are charted in the menu with visual graphs to help you decipher your malbec from your Marlborough New Zealand, and the carefully curated cocktails are perfect new takes martinis and margaritas (with orange marmalade!?) and even the staples – an apple cider mojito – are stunningly well crafted.

It’s set within a Smithfieldsian industrial space with minimal decor but a whole load of heart.

The Facts
NAME: Barsmith
IT'S A: Cocktail and wine bar with effortlessly incorporated food service
OPENED: September 12th 2014
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Ben Avigdori and Lawrence Santi of The Marylebone Leisure Group
DID YOU KNOW: The pizzas and cocktails are half price every Saturday, and generous happy hours go on all week!
LOCATION: Farringdon, Smithfield's market
ADDRESS: 18-20 St John Street, Farringdon, London EC1M 4AY
CLOSEST TUBE: Farringdon
OPENING TIMES: Mon - Sat: 11.00am-late
WEBSITE: www.barsmith.co.uk
CONTACT: 020 7336 6099
MAP: View Map

People who liked Barsmith also checked out these...