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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.

Really lovely. Food was excellent

Emma Richards 21 November 2016
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 90 reviews)
91% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (58)
  • lunch (37)
  • business (29)
  • private dining (28)
  • romantic (23)
  • trendy (16)
  • large parties (9)
  • luxury (9)
  • value (9)
  • entertainment (6)
  • breakfast (5)
  • al fresco (4)
  • views (4)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • child friendly (1)
  • ((((* 8 December 2016 by Carolyn from Chalfont Saint Peter

    Food was excellent. Pretty good value for money too. I was disappointed to see how quiet the restaurant was even if it was a Monday evening. I would book again.

  • ((((* 5 December 2016 by Sue Laws from Sale

    Excellent food in quiet, elegant restaurant. Flavours were subtle but full of flavour and dishes beautifully presented
    Staff charming and friendly.

  • ((((* 23 November 2016 by Mr n m Kunick from London

    Bookatable showed all sold out for 12.30 in fact the restaurant was empty. The food was excellent except the waitress forgot to bring our potato it arrived at the end of the meal.

  • ((((( 21 November 2016 by Emma Richards from London

    Really lovely. Food was excellent

  • ((((( 18 November 2016 by Ian Wood from City of London

    Great food great service!

  • ((((( 12 November 2016 by Marc Lupton from London

    Attentive staff, excellent food and great presentation.

  • ((*** 11 November 2016 by Sam Booth from London

    Service fine, food disappointing.

  • ((((( 11 November 2016 by Daniel Burrell from London

    Some of the best food I've had in a very very very long time!!!!! Worldy one would say

  • ((((( 8 November 2016 by Iain Harrison from London

    I went hear with a few work colleagues for lunch. The food was really excellent and the service faultless. I had the steak tartare starter and the venison main, both of which were fantastic. I could have eaten any of the choices as all looked superb. It is an expensive restaurant but it was really worth it. I will be going here again with my wife soon.

  • (((** 1 November 2016 by Joanne Burke from London

    Very friendly and attentive staff but food a bit mixed. There is a new main chef. Very nice main courses (pork chop/hake) but starter (duck salad) rather bland. Deserts also a bit mixed - pears with honey and chocolate too sweet and ice cream with souffle needs to be more bitter (on the menu as bitter chocolate).

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