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Bird of Smithfield

26 Smithfield St, London, EC1A 9LB +44 2081281504

(((() British
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday – Friday: 12:00 – 22:00
Saturday: 18:00 -22:00.

Fantastic meal, couldn't have asked for better.

Daniel Burrell 16 February 2017
from London

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Bird of Smithfield is situated in a 5-storey Georgian townhouse complete with rooftop terrace. Sitting alongside London’s only functioning meat market, the abundance of fresh, local meat is far from surprising.

From head chef Tommy Boland, the Bird of Smithfield menu offers a delicious fusion of British gastronomy with French cooking influences. Try starters like Cornish mackerel with oyster, radish and pickled cucumber, followed by roasted turbot with celeriac purée with winter greens, charred potatoes, and hazelnut and black truffle pesto. Desserts include pistachio soufflé with bitter chocolate ice cream.

The dining room is stylishly decked out in tweed and herringbone fabrics, whilst the lounge bar, basement cocktail bar and roof terrace are equally well groomed. Regular food & drinks pop ups are also held at Bird of Smithfield.

Occupying an historic location, Bird of Smithfield is a 5-minute walk from Farringdon and Barbican train stations.

Bird of Smithfield

26 Smithfield St, London, EC1A 9LB

Contact +44 2075595100
Reservations +44 2081281504

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Customer reviews for Bird of Smithfield

4.3 (((() (based on 101 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (67)
  • lunch (43)
  • business (33)
  • private dining (32)
  • romantic (28)
  • trendy (19)
  • luxury (14)
  • large parties (12)
  • value (10)
  • entertainment (7)
  • breakfast (6)
  • al fresco (4)
  • views (4)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • child friendly (1)
  • ((((( 20 February 2017 by Christl from London

    Amazing food, elegant dining room, fun bar - Bird had it all. Perfect setting for a Friday evening catching up and then Friday night fun. The warm sole salad was absolutely delicious, the flavours blending beautifully; and the duck breast a very generous portion. (Surprisingly, for a booking deal). AND - the barman was an artiste - I'm a connoisseur when it comes to cosmopolitans, and Bird's was perfect! With the deal it was excellent value too. The service was a little obtrusive but this did not spoil the experience. Would definitely recommend.

  • ((((* 19 February 2017 by Andrew Hillas from London

    an excellent meal and god service- only let down by a difficult experience in obtaining our coats at the end of the meal when we were obliged to stand around in the very noisy bar area- this jarred on the overall good quality service

  • ((((( 16 February 2017 by Daniel Burrell from London

    Fantastic meal, couldn't have asked for better.

  • ((((( 15 February 2017 by David Sherwood from London


  • ((((* 11 February 2017 by Dave Cannon from Windsor

    Dined here on Friday 10th Feb. Excellent food, service and wine(s). One thing we booked via book a table who were showing an offer. We were just given the a la carte menu and no mention was made of any offer. That wasnt a concern for us as we took one look at the a la carte and were wowed but a bit naughty methinks hence I have dropped a star.

  • ((((( 9 February 2017 by Davinia White from London

    Superb food. Great friendly staff thank you

  • ((((( 30 January 2017 by Katherine Lau from Bristol

    The food was excellent and the wine choices were great.

  • ((((( 21 January 2017 by Michael Ragan from Rochford

    We chose the tasting menu which was absolutely excellent.

  • ((((( 17 January 2017 by Josh from London

    Excellent food and a brilliant atmosphere (read: not too loud, great music, and attentive but not overbearing servers - it couldn't be better!

  • ((((* 22 December 2016 by Julian Cooper from London

    Good food - great pistachio souffle

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