Lobster Festival at The Grill on the Market, Smithfield. Find your lobster at The Grill on the Market in Smithfield this March, during a special month-long Lobster Festival. From Monday 4th March, till the 30th, whole lobsters will be available either grilled with garlic butter or Thermidor, served with home-cut chips on the side for quite a barginous £17.50.
Get down to The Grill on the Market in Smithfield to give yourself (and maybe a guest or two in tow) a little pre spring-time treat. Live lobsters will arrive at the restaurant still snapping from the sea to be cooked to order for maximum freshness. We suggest accompanying your Lobster fest with a chilled glass (or two) of one of the restaurant’s crisp white wines, from the extensive wine list at The Grill on the Market.
There is also much more on offer than just lobster. The menu is varied and offers diners a wide selection of quality dishes to choose from, such as: Scottish mussels immersed in either white wine and cream or cider and chorizo; rock oysters from the Sound of Cumbrae on the west coast of Scotland; or duck egg with asparagus soldiers and Parma ham salt. It seems also that Steaks are a big focus, sourced from the finest premium beef, hung for a minimum of 28 days before being separated into cuts. From a 225g rib eye to a Wagyu fillet or succulent Chateaubriand for sharing, all finished with a blackened spiced rub or tasty sauce of your choice. Classic hand-pressed burgers are made from 100% premium seasoned beef or 100% seasoned Wagyu with all the trimmings and a chilli relish kick, plus home-cut chips. But if you just can’t decide between the meaty or fishy dishes, then the Surf and Turf dish will put an end to your ordering anxiety with sirloin steak, baby scallops, prawns and crayfish. We also love the fact that The Grill on the Market’s makes their own tomato ketchup, a nice touch.
There is also an extensive selection of drinks at The Grill, from a wine list that boasts more than 100 varieties, from £15 a bottle to Connoisseurs choice of a £700 Chateau Latour 2001. The cocktail list has also clearly had some thought and mixologists attention with drinks such as a Smokey Old Fashioned – Woodford Reserve with maple syrup, injected with oak smoke courtesy of a wood-chip smoking gun and poured over an ice ball. The Grill on The Market is located in Smithfield’s Market that is over 800 years old, steeped in history: therefore making a great conversation starter at any table. The restaurant offers a comfortable, non pretentious environment to enjoy your time with friends, colleagues and clients. There is a Happy Hour from 5pm until 7pm on week-nights with 2-4-1 cocktails, as well as acoustic sets from talented musicians every evening from 7.30pm-9.45pm Monday to Wednesday, and 8pm-10.15pm Thursday to Saturday.
Entertaining: Nothing quite says that you have taken your entertaining duties seriously – like offering up a little lobster daaaaarling. If you have a group to host then, why not try the private dining room (up to eight people) with a wine wall and flexible curtained wall; where one could choose to have the curtains closed for some more discreet dining or open to absorb and revel in a little more of the restaurants ambience.
The Grill on the Market / 2-3 West Smithfield, EC1A 9JX / 0207246 0900 Open: Rest: Mon – Sat 12pm – 11pm, Sunday Closed Bar: Mon – Wed Midday-midnight, Thurs – Sat Midday – 1am, Sunday – Closed