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Address: 38 Charterhouse Street, West Smithfield, London, EC1M 6JH [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 7554) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Barbican (0.1 miles), Farringdon (0.2 miles), St. Pauls (0.4 miles)

Nearest DLR station Bank (0.8 miles)

Nearest train stations London Barbican (0.1 miles), Farringdon (0.2 miles), City Thameslink (0.5 miles)

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> Current user rating: 4.4/10 (rated by 16 users)
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user reviews of Charterhouse, Smithfield

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I've recently started working at an architects firm nearby and everyone goes there for lunch at least a couple of times a week. The food is good quality sandwiches, burgers, nachos, etc. hand cut chips to die for...and for 4.95 including a soft drink....its a bargain....there's a happy hour every day but apart from that it's not so expensive. I bought my colleague a pint of Theakston for 2.90...that's not too bad in the City (is it...?) My wine was 4.30 for a very large glass. Our company likes this just got new lights and paintwork this week too xxx
PaulaRose - 17 May 2010 12:11
Found ourselves standing outside this place watching the Smithfield Nocturne Bicycle Race on Saturday, and ventured inside for refreshments. I agree with last post, great location, good outside pavement vibe, but when I have to resort to drinking overpriced Guiness instead of draught bitter, it always gets the thumbs down.
goldenglory - 9 Jun 2008 11:46
I can't comment on what it's like at night, but when I visited for a lunchtime drink recently it was incredibly depressing. Maybe it looks better in darkness, but the daylight showed up tatty furniture, chipped paint and a lot of dust. Thank god for the tables outside! It's a weird wedge-shaped building in a great location - it doesn't make sense to let it get in such a state.
anonymous - 6 Jun 2008 02:38
Charterhouse used to be a nice, quiet little bar a few years ago. However, it has veered strongly into the trendy territory in the last couple of years, I guess to rub shoulders with similar neighbouring trendy venues like Fluid or and Fabric.

I found the service has got sloppy, the bland beer and lot more expensive and the bar became rammed and loud which isnt good for such a small venue. Still, if you enjoy this kind of thing, and know the finite differences between trip hop, acid-jazz, funk soul and the like, then you could do worse.

AleKing - 28 Jun 2006 17:00
Looks like people either love, or loathe this place. I sit firmly in the 'love' camp.

Always a good crowd, nice single girls aplenty, reasonable drinks, good DJs upstairs on Thurs/Fri/Sat nights, open til 2am..... can't ask for much more really. Never fails to disappoint (me, in any case).
anonymous - 8 Feb 2006 12:58

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