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THREE OTHER SMITHFIELD GEMS

ST JOHN BAR & RESTAURANT
The back-to-basics meat lovers’ favourite that spurred the revival of Smithfield as a foodie haven, Fergus Henderson’s restaurant in a former smokehouse is the place to go to try out cuts of meat you’ve never tried before, from pig’s spleen to its famous bone marrow salad. 26 St John Street, EC1M 4AY. www.stjohnrestaurant.com

VINOTECA
Since it opened in 2005, Vinoteca has established itself not just as a place for wine lovers – though it is undoubtedly that, with its changing menu of hundreds of special wines – but also an excellent place to stop off for a relaxed but enticing meal of simple, fresh and hearty food. 7 St John Street, EC1M 4AA. www.vinoteca.co.uk

SMITHS OF SMITHFIELD
Right by Smithfield Market, this four floor venue is headed by Masterchef maestro John Torode, an Aussie who’s brought a slice of New York style to a corner of London full of old English tradition. There are different menus for different floors, though Modern European, with an emphasis on good steak, is the theme. 209 Central Markets, EC1A 9LH. www.smithsofsmithfield.co.uk