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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

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The atmosphere is very nice. The piano player amazing. Everyone from the staff was very polite. Totally recommend it Visited Piano Smithfield on 2018-02-17
by on February 20th, 2018
5

Visited Piano Smithfield on 2018-02-14
by on February 16th, 2018
5

Visited Piano Smithfield on 2018-02-14
by on February 16th, 2018
4

Very fun and enjoyabe night. Service was very good, well looked after. Drinks were decent, and the pianist were very engaging. Can't fault anything apart from there isn't one nearer to where we live Visited Piano Smithfield on 2018-02-10
by on February 13th, 2018
5

I went for my birthday on Saturday and had an Amazing night, service was great best night I’ve had in ages. Visited Piano Smithfield on 2018-02-10
by on February 12th, 2018
5
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Brilliantly music, great drinks, fantastic night! Visited Piano Smithfield on 2018-02-10
by on February 12th, 2018
5

Great night with lovely atmosphere and great music! Visited Piano Smithfield on 2018-02-03
by on February 5th, 2018
5

We had to wait 45 mins for our table because other people (who hadn't booked) were sat there. And we were billed for drinks that weren't ours, although staff happily took them off. Visited Piano Smithfield on 2018-02-02
by on February 4th, 2018
2

Bar staff lovely, pianists good and loved the fact you could requests. Great place for a romantic date Visited Piano Smithfield on 2018-01-27
by on January 29th, 2018
5

More intimate and retro in feel compared to nearby Piano Works. Friendly people and great music. Drinks are on the more expensive side but typical for central London. Visited Piano Smithfield on 2018-01-13
by on January 15th, 2018
5

Great venue, great music! Francisco looked after us amazingly! We'll be back! Visited Piano Smithfield on 2018-01-12
by on January 14th, 2018
5

Fabulous fun and a lovely atmosphere Visited Piano Smithfield on 2018-01-06
by on January 8th, 2018
5

Wonderful ambience, friendly staff and marvellous performer. A perfect place for a night out. Thanks for everything Visited Piano Smithfield on 2017-12-19
by on December 21st, 2017
5

Denisa who helped organise our office xmas party was fantastic! Great night had by all. Thank you. Visited Piano Smithfield on 2017-12-13
by on December 15th, 2017
5

We always enjoy our evening here however, I never feel the staff are welcoming . Somebody is there when you arrive but they always have something negative to say on arrival . Saturday we were 25 minutes late because of our train delay and that was the first thing she said . Personally, I would prefer a ‘Good evening ‘ on arrival especially as we spend close to £300 ... I believe they are only interested in taking your money and cramming in as many people as possible . They should be very careful regarding their hospitality especially as there are many other piano bars springing up in the Capital , all of which are much more welcoming , Visited Piano Smithfield on 2017-12-09
by on December 11th, 2017
3

Fun evening - listening to live music. Nice that we could put in requests Visited Piano Smithfield on 2017-12-08
by on December 11th, 2017
5

Amazing evening! We went for our girls Christmas party and it was perfect. No deposit required for the booking (which is really hard to find in December). A large area was reserved for us, the staff were very friendly and the music was really fun. We also ordered pizzas, which were huge and delicious! Visited Piano Smithfield on 2017-12-08
by on December 10th, 2017
5

Amazing night - great service! Visited Piano Smithfield on 2017-11-17
by on November 19th, 2017
5

The night at the Bar was a lot of fun - Robbie, the pianist, is so talented, and the cocktails are delicious. During the time of booking, the staff was very strict about taking a deposit if not everyone from the party shows up at exactly the time of booking. However, when we got there, the place was basically empty. I would recommend that the the booking staff consider relaxing the deposit policy regarding arrival so as not to scare people off. Other than that, great fun. Visited Piano Smithfield on 2017-11-16
by on November 19th, 2017
3

Great cocktails, great music, great night. Toilet seats in the woman’s toilet need to be replaced...gross! Visited Piano Smithfield on 2017-11-16
by on November 18th, 2017
5

We had a fab time! The staff are super friendly and engaging. The drinks are delicious. The music is great: highly recommend it Visited Piano Smithfield on 2017-11-15
by on November 17th, 2017
5

Good time with friends. Slightly pricey but good service and varied drinks. Loved the music and atmosphere. Visited Piano Smithfield on 2017-11-11
by on November 14th, 2017
4

I booked a table at Piano Bar for an informal surprise party for my fiancé and it turned out really well. The place is down stairs, cozy in an intimate nightclub style. We got a nice private table and the pianist/ singer was fantastic, so was the friendly personal with excellent service even kindly keeping the birthday cake on cooling, Big thanks to al for a successful evening :-) Sania Visited Piano Smithfield on 2017-11-03
by on November 13th, 2017
5

Lovely hidden gem in London with excellent pianists! Loved every bit of our visit there. Very friendly staff and a great atmosphere! Will surely visit again. Visited Piano Smithfield on 2017-11-03
by on November 5th, 2017
5

Underwhelming. The concept of the bar is great, the execution not so much. The first piano player was really enjoyable, but the second one did something strange to the speakers and it was waaaaay too loud, in a very uncomfortable, ears bleeding, feel like I'm being stabbed with sound kind of way. This resulted in us leaving early. Reluctant to play requests. Decor=tacky. Wouldn't recommend. Visited Piano Smithfield on 2017-10-27
by on October 29th, 2017
1

Great atmosphere, outstanding Pianist (Robbie) Visited Piano Smithfield on 2017-10-27
by on October 29th, 2017
5

Really helpful staff and a really really fun night! Visited Piano Smithfield on 2017-10-14
by on October 16th, 2017
5

Great time, great service, great music. Visited Piano Smithfield on 2017-10-06
by on October 9th, 2017
5

As always, a fabulous visit! Piano player and pizzas are amazing!!! Will be back!!! Visited Piano Smithfield on 2017-09-22
by on September 24th, 2017
5

Great atmosphere - great cocktails - live piano! Visited Piano Smithfield on 2017-09-15
by on September 17th, 2017
5

Drinks were very good and the idea behind the piano bar concept could be great; however, I was there with a group of people and it was impossible to have a real conversation as the volume was way too loud and staff refused to or were unable to adjust it down to a level at which it would have been possible to hear our own voices. Also, the kind of crowd visiting is not particularly appealing - I won't be visiting again. Visited Piano Smithfield on 2017-08-19
by on August 21st, 2017
2

Members of staff were very welcoming and lovely. Great pianists too. Had a really good birthday celebration and many of my guests said they'd be back to Piano Smithfield. Visited Piano Smithfield on 2017-08-18
by on August 20th, 2017
5

Great service and entertainment! Definitely will visit again Visited Piano Smithfield on 2017-08-16
by on August 18th, 2017
5

It was great! I loved the music, the singer was very good. I had the best birthday! Visited Piano Smithfield on 2017-08-12
by on August 14th, 2017
5

A great night out as always! Visited Piano Smithfield on 2017-07-08
by on July 10th, 2017
5

Barely any excitement or fun. Drinks are overpriced. Nice decor though. Visited Piano Smithfield on 2017-06-30
by on July 2nd, 2017
2

Great music and atmosphere. Very recommended!
by on July 1st, 2017
5

As always, a wonderful experience! Visited Piano Smithfield on 2017-06-23
by on June 26th, 2017
5

Great night out. .fantastic atmosphere. ..friendly staff and talented pianist. Visited Piano Smithfield on 2017-06-24
by on June 26th, 2017
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 2017-06-03
by on June 5th, 2017
5

Adam Sayer was brilliant, beautiful voice!! Visited Piano Smithfield on 2017-06-02
by on June 5th, 2017
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 2017-05-27
by on May 29th, 2017
3

Ripped chairs and unhappy staff Visited Piano Smithfield on 2017-05-13
by on May 15th, 2017
2

Always a great night out! Visited Piano Smithfield on 2017-05-11
by on May 15th, 2017
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 2017-04-28
by on April 30th, 2017
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 2017-04-22
by on April 27th, 2017
5

Absolutely amazing, great atmosphere and great staff Visited Piano Smithfield on 2017-04-21
by on April 23rd, 2017
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 2017-03-31
by on April 2nd, 2017
5

Great atmosphere, pizzas and drinks! Visited Piano Smithfield on 2017-03-24
by on March 27th, 2017
5

Excellent night. Superb music and drinks Visited Piano Smithfield on 2017-03-24
by on March 26th, 2017
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 2017-03-18
by on March 20th, 2017
1

Fabulous evening dancing the night away Visited Piano Smithfield on 2017-03-17
by on March 19th, 2017
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 2017-03-03
by on March 16th, 2017
5

We went to Piano Smithfield for a birthday party. Great fun place if you want to dance and sing the night away Visited Piano Smithfield on 2017-03-04
by on March 7th, 2017
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 2017-03-03
by on March 6th, 2017
5

Awful, there was no one there it must be on its last legs Visited Piano Smithfield on 2017-03-02
by on March 4th, 2017
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 2017-02-25
by on February 27th, 2017
1

nice, chilled vibe with a very talented pianist who took requests. Would certainly visit again! Visited Piano Smithfield on 2017-02-24
by on February 26th, 2017
4

Great place with very nice athmosfere! Visited Piano Smithfield on 2017-02-21
by on February 23rd, 2017
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 2017-02-08
by on February 13th, 2017
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 2017-01-27
by on January 29th, 2017
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 2017-01-21
by on January 23rd, 2017
5

Piano is a brilliant bar. So much fun every time with great drinks, service and entertainment. Visited Piano Smithfield on 2017-01-21
by on January 23rd, 2017
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 2016-12-16
by on December 20th, 2016
5

It was a great time as always! Visited Piano Smithfield on 2016-12-09
by on December 11th, 2016
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 2016-12-08
by on December 10th, 2016
5

Such fun, amazing singalong tunes Visited Piano Smithfield on 2016-11-24
by on November 26th, 2016
5

Such fun, amazing singalong tunes Visited Piano Smithfield on 2016-11-24
by on November 26th, 2016
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 2016-11-18
by on November 20th, 2016
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 2016-10-15
by on October 17th, 2016
1

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by on October 17th, 2016
1

Super friendly staff and brilliant pianist Visited Piano Smithfield on 2016-10-11
by on October 13th, 2016
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!
by on July 27th, 2016
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. Visited Piano Smithfield on 2016-05-06
by on May 9th, 2016
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! Visited Piano Smithfield on 2015-12-17
by on December 24th, 2015
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. Visited Piano Smithfield on 2015-12-10
by on December 16th, 2015
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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. Visited Piano Smithfield on 2015-11-06
by on November 9th, 2015
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!
by on August 21st, 2015
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.
by on August 3rd, 2015
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 :)
by on July 26th, 2015
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!
by on June 30th, 2015
4
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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.
by on March 7th, 2015
1
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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.
by on February 8th, 2015
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!
by on January 12th, 2015
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.
by on January 16th, 2014
5
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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.
by on November 3rd, 2013
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Often find myself drinking in Farringdon after work, will have to check this one out.
by on January 1st, 1970
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