Piano Smithfield

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Description

Committed to providing personal service alongside daily live music performances in a warm and welcoming atmosphere, Piano Smithfield is a well received addition to the Farringdon bar scene. Serving a selection of high quality cocktails, wines and fantastic champagnes Piano Smithfield is a refined drinking space that marries a relaxed dose of culture with elegant interiors and friendly service. Be prepared to sing along, as the performers play all biggest artists covers. Make sure you pop down for live Jazz every Tuesday and enjoy some soulful sessions. 

Just the place to take that special someone, or even to enjoy a few drinks before a night out, this is a Farringdon bar that suits any occasion.

Info

No Door Charge
No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
City of London
18
None

Hours

Day Open Close Notes
Monday - -
17:00 00:00
17:00 00:00
17:00 01:00
17:00 02:00
18:00 02:00
Sunday - -

Location

Piano Smithfield
14 Long Lane, London, EC1A 9PN

Area:
East London

Nearest station:
Barbican (Tube)
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Drink Prices Price
Bottle of House Wine £20.95
Bottle of Champagne £63.50

(53 reviews) Show all Show fewer



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A great night out as always! visited Piano Smithfield on 08 Jul 2017
10 Jul 2017 by
5

Barely any excitement or fun. Drinks are overpriced. Nice decor though. visited Piano Smithfield on 30 Jun 2017
02 Jul 2017 by
2

Great music and atmosphere. Very recommended!
01 Jul 2017 by
5

As always, a wonderful experience! visited Piano Smithfield on 23 Jun 2017
26 Jun 2017 by
5

Great night out. .fantastic atmosphere. ..friendly staff and talented pianist. visited Piano Smithfield on 24 Jun 2017
26 Jun 2017 by
5

Amazing!!! Great atmosphere and service from the team! Love the pizza, music and overall service. Will be back for sure :) visited Piano Smithfield on 03 Jun 2017
05 Jun 2017 by
5

Adam Sayer was brilliant, beautiful voice!! visited Piano Smithfield on 02 Jun 2017
05 Jun 2017 by
5

The atmosphere was great even though it as a quiet night because of the bank holiday weekend. The staff were all very friendly. The pianist played a lot of Elton John and wasn't always receptive to requests though - he was nonetheless very good. Drinks menu was also good. visited Piano Smithfield on 27 May 2017
29 May 2017 by
3

Ripped chairs and unhappy staff visited Piano Smithfield on 13 May 2017
15 May 2017 by
2

Always a great night out! visited Piano Smithfield on 11 May 2017
15 May 2017 by
5

Had a lovely pre dinner drink on Friday evening, not very busy at 7pm but nice listening to the piano and staff friendly. visited Piano Smithfield on 28 Apr 2017
30 Apr 2017 by
4

Enjoyed the cocktails. Waiter gave some really good advice on choices. Pianist was very friendly and we had a good time. visited Piano Smithfield on 22 Apr 2017
27 Apr 2017 by
5

Absolutely amazing, great atmosphere and great staff visited Piano Smithfield on 21 Apr 2017
23 Apr 2017 by
5

It turned out to be a great venue for a group of 12 people to celebrate. We had a wonderful time. The staff are friendly, The music was great (two different arts with different styles) and there is enough space to dance. I have not been to the other Piano Bar but I will certainly go back to Piano Smithfield. visited Piano Smithfield on 31 Mar 2017
02 Apr 2017 by
5

Great atmosphere, pizzas and drinks! visited Piano Smithfield on 24 Mar 2017
27 Mar 2017 by
5

Excellent night. Superb music and drinks visited Piano Smithfield on 24 Mar 2017
26 Mar 2017 by
5

Terrible. We arrived having made a table booking on designmynight.com and receiving a confirmation phone call and email to that effect to be told we did not have a table and we were only on the guest list (no table or reserved seat). When we attempted to explain the above the woman was not willing to listen and was adamant we had not reserved a table. Her manner was extremely rude and she refused to accept that they might have made a mistake. We were told to find a seat at the bar (there were none) or at the piano (no pianist on and can't see the rest of the venue for the bright lights). Nobody came to serve us so we left and will certainly not be returning following our terrible experience visited Piano Smithfield on 18 Mar 2017
20 Mar 2017 by
1

Fabulous evening dancing the night away visited Piano Smithfield on 17 Mar 2017
19 Mar 2017 by
5

As always a fabulous night at Piano Smithfield to celebrate my 40th birthday! Staff were great and the music was also lots of fun! visited Piano Smithfield on 03 Mar 2017
16 Mar 2017 by
5

We went to Piano Smithfield for a birthday party. Great fun place if you want to dance and sing the night away Mary visited Piano Smithfield on 04 Mar 2017
07 Mar 2017 by
4

Great place for a birthday!! I booked Piano for some birthday drinks on Friday evening for 25 people and had a brilliant time. They were really helpful and flexible in terms of numbers as I wasn't sure how many people would show up. Ordering pizza in was a great idea too. The musicians were amazing and even played the likes of Beyonce and TLC which you wouldn't usually expect on the piano. Great experience. visited Piano Smithfield on 03 Mar 2017
06 Mar 2017 by
5

Awful, there was no one there it must be on its last legs visited Piano Smithfield on 02 Mar 2017
04 Mar 2017 by
1

Quite disappointing. The bar is loud to the extent that we did not hear the piano, the bar was very slow and the reserved seats completely hidden, so we could not see the piano. visited Piano Smithfield on 25 Feb 2017
27 Feb 2017 by
1

nice, chilled vibe with a very talented pianist who took requests. Would certainly visit again! visited Piano Smithfield on 24 Feb 2017
26 Feb 2017 by
4

Great place with very nice athmosfere! visited Piano Smithfield on 21 Feb 2017
23 Feb 2017 by
5

I agree with previous comments in that the decor is warm and so are the attentive bar staff, however that is the only thing that was warm. The place was physically very cold, kept our coats on and it meant I could not really my girlfriends amazing dress. No atmosphere but perhaps this was because it was a Wednesday, needless to say we left early.. visited Piano Smithfield on 08 Feb 2017
13 Feb 2017 by
2

Had a great time at Piano Smithfield - it was easy to request songs and they were played really well! The only downside was that it wasn't always possible to hear the live music clearly, especially from the bar at the other side of the room (it was a busy Friday night). If the mic and piano could be connected to the soundsystem, this would be easily fixed. visited Piano Smithfield on 27 Jan 2017
29 Jan 2017 by
4

We had a brilliant time on Saturday. The staff were very helpful particularly Yannis, who was attentive and very helpful. We also had a couple of pizzas delivered which arrived hot and tasty. All in all an excellent night, would throughly recommend. visited Piano Smithfield on 21 Jan 2017
23 Jan 2017 by
5

Piano is a brilliant bar. So much fun every time with great drinks, service and entertainment. jo_85uk0027 visited Piano Smithfield on 21 Jan 2017
23 Jan 2017 by
5

We booked for our staff night out and everyone had an amazing time. Very fun! Loved Robbie Peebles on piano. visited Piano Smithfield on 16 Dec 2016
20 Dec 2016 by
5

It was a great time as always! visited Piano Smithfield on 09 Dec 2016
11 Dec 2016 by
5

Group of 40 of us at Piano Smithfield for an Xmas party - staff could not do enough for us and the music was great! Will definitely be back visited Piano Smithfield on 08 Dec 2016
10 Dec 2016 by
5

Such fun, amazing singalong tunes visited Piano Smithfield on 24 Nov 2016
26 Nov 2016 by
5

Such fun, amazing singalong tunes visited Piano Smithfield on 24 Nov 2016
26 Nov 2016 by
5

Very good fun, great concept, a bit chaoatic! This place is small and was super busy when we arrived at 9pm - be aware you may not get a table even if you booked. visited Piano Smithfield on 18 Nov 2016
20 Nov 2016 by
4

Disgraceful management and service for a rather lovely bar. We made a reservation a week in advance and to our surprise were taken to possibly the worst seats in the place which suspiciously had no reservation sign on it as we could spot a much more comfortable corner table that did. It was disappointing but we settled in hoping we can be moved to a different table later on in the night. Next the bartender comes over and spills the cocktail over me and my girlfriends bag without much of an apology, I might add. In response there wasn't even a courtesy free drink. As the night progressed, more than 45 minutes into the night, the corner table is still vacant with the reserved sign which started to piss me off. I went over to have a word with the manager and it turns out that the manager is the only busy bartender making cocktails, too busy to talk to get feedback from customers. This was the last straw and we decided to cut our losses and move on. We were so disappointed at the appalling service of this place and wouldn't recommend it to anyone anymore. It's a shame cause we did like this place. Hopefully this review will cause a reaction to make amends. visited Piano Smithfield on 15 Oct 2016
17 Oct 2016 by
1

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=piano+smithfield&oq=piano+smit&aqs=chrome.0.0j69i57j0l4.2958j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#lrd=0x48761b541b2746f7:0x8cf690088afbee12,1 visited Piano Smithfield on 15 Oct 2016
17 Oct 2016 by
1

Super friendly staff and brilliant pianist visited Piano Smithfield on 11 Oct 2016
13 Oct 2016 by
5

Delightful night out! We went out for my birthday. My husband reserved a table and we were given an awesome spot in the very centre. We had 2 separate pianist who were both talented but with very different vocal styles. The selection of cocktails and classy drinks was superb and the price typical of London. We were lucky to have a couple of our requests performed. Great memories!
27 Jul 2016 by
4

Visited this venue on a sunny summer's evening, which was our first error. Decor resembles a dodgy strip club, drinks were overpriced and a "discretionary" tip was added to the bill even when you went up to the bar to order. We were anticipating some sort of antipasti or nibbles, but there is only pizza, served in a cardboard takeaway box with some napkins. The music was far too loud - we couldn't have a conversation without shouting at each other. All in all, a very disappointing and yet very expensive evening. bccly visited Piano Smithfield on 06 May 2016
09 May 2016 by
1

We visited this venue for our Christmas party. I can honestly say we have had one of the best Christmas parties in some time. Rhys, Denise and the team were really professional, looked after us extremely well and the pianists got the whole crowd singing along, the cocktails were absolutely fabulous too. Brilliant night and highly recommended! tricia998 visited Piano Smithfield on 17 Dec 2015
24 Dec 2015 by
5

Arranged a night out with girlfriends and was expecting to be able to sit and chat whilst listening to (and of course singing along with) the Piano player. The service and drinks were very good but the music, both the piano player and the 'in-between sets' music was way too loud, to the extent that everyone in the place was literally shouting. No way you could relax and have a conversation which really spoilt it for us. Too small a venue for such loud music. When the piano player attempted Wuthering Heights in a key so high it made our ears hurt it was definitely time to leave. Shame, could have been a great night. From previous reviews we were expecting something a little more classy. katykate visited Piano Smithfield on 10 Dec 2015
16 Dec 2015 by
2

Not quite what I was expecting, I went on a Friday night about 8pm with a friend, we booked a table which faced the stage but there wasn't much point facing the stage as you couldn't see the piano player as the piano was also used as a place for people to sit around and drink. They were having a great time drunkenly singing across the piano at each other and dancing about the stage so we spent most of the night having to watch and listen to them rather than the guy playing the piano. It was slightly too karaoke night got me I am afraid but I think I just picked the wrong night as it was more boozy after work drinks than relaxing drinks listening to good live music. Great cocktails though and friendly service from the waiter. kcm visited Piano Smithfield on 06 Nov 2015
09 Nov 2015 by
2

Romantic, amazing and cosy live music bar. The staff was super kind and the musicians (Breaking Bazz) were awesome. We didn't try their cocktails as we prefer to try their curious beers but we will next time - looked delicious. A must!
21 Aug 2015 by
5

This place has now taken to having hen nights!!! Spoilt what I hoped would be a fun night as my last night out in London before emigrating. Great Bar Staff still though.
03 Aug 2015 by
2

Had a fantastic evening here last week for my husband's 30th birthday surprise evening!! The staff were fantastic and so helpful! They let me decorate the area with bunting and balloons. We also had a cake and lit the candles with 30th sparkler on top! The atmosphere is great and the two guys on the piano were superb. They played requests all night with songs everyone knows and can sing along to! They also sang happy birthday a number of times to my husband! We will definitely return and my sister is now considering having her birthday evening here too :)
26 Jul 2015 by
5

Agree with bzelly below - it's not so much a piano bar but that doesn't mean it isn't great fun! Guys at the front play the first line of a well known song, then everybody else joins in for a sing along. Appreciate some are looking for something more serene from a Piano Bar, but we really enjoyed the atmosphere on our visit!
30 Jun 2015 by
4

Very disappointing, basically a noisy basement pub with an electronic keyboard and an older rocker playing and singing. Not a Piano Bar, unlikely to come come here, what more can I say.
07 Mar 2015 by
1

So much fun! Perfect place to celebrate my birthday. Opened many friend's eyes to how awesome a piano bar could be. Great, potent, drinks. 1 critique: Way way too much Elton John in the repertoire.
08 Feb 2015 by
4

What an amazing night! Me and my boyfriend booked a table for a bit of a date night and we will definitely be coming back. Great music, fantastic atmosphere and fab drinks (my bellini and g&ts were yum and the bf was very impressed with the selection of bottled beers). Service was impeccable with our waitress managing to avoid the throngs of people (don't come if you don't like busy places as this place gets heaving but in a good way) and made sure that we never had to wait for drinks orders to be taken and selected gorgeous drinks when we asked for recommendations. We literally could not rate this place any higher as we danced our way to the early hours along to the two brilliant pianists that were on. Two words...LOVED IT! We'll definitely be back!
12 Jan 2015 by
5

Great night out!!! Was celebrating my B-day there and it was amazing. Music was perfect, staff really helpfull and cocktails ... mmm Would definitely recommend anytime.
16 Jan 2014 by
5

Really disappointed to be redirected there from piano bar Kensington after it was fully booked, really bad music (not jazz to begin with...) and kitschy space. If you like piano bar Kensington I would definitely not recommend it.
03 Nov 2013 by
1

Often find myself drinking in Farringdon after work, will have to check this one out.
07 Oct 2013 by
4

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