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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.

Bird of Smithfield is a great restaurant. I really enjoyed the room and the service left nothing to be desired. I would recommend it and go back myself.

Beatrice Timpson 24 March 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 114 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (80)
  • lunch (48)
  • business (37)
  • private dining (36)
  • romantic (33)
  • trendy (22)
  • luxury (14)
  • large parties (13)
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  • breakfast (6)
  • al fresco (4)
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  • afternoon tea (2)
  • child friendly (1)
  • ((((( 24 March 2017 by Beatrice Timpson from London

    Bird of Smithfield is a great restaurant. I really enjoyed the room and the service left nothing to be desired. I would recommend it and go back myself.

  • (**** 20 March 2017 by Adam Harvey from London

    Awful, very small menu.
    Not a great environment.
    Staff weren't great

  • ((((( 18 March 2017 by Helena Monaghan from London

    The food was absolutely excellent, we could not praise it enough. The ambience of the place is great too. Excellent service from the friendly staff too. We will definitely be coming back. Highly recommended.

  • ((((* 12 March 2017 by Sam Murray-hinde from London

    Took three clients for lunch on a Friday. Food was lovely and each course resulted in very clean plates. Good service and a good atmosphere.

  • ((((* 12 March 2017 by Yuen Lam from London

    Lovely meal - we had fish, cooked to perfection.

  • ((((( 12 March 2017 by Jade Chakowa from London

    Great chilled out vibe and the food was beautiful. Fantastically balanced beef tartare!

  • ((((* 6 March 2017 by Maddie Bhonsle from London

    3 course - Special deal menu. All 3 courses were delightful. I even had a special mocktail made for me, which was lovely. Very attentive staff and great restaurant would definitely come here again.

  • ((((( 5 March 2017 by Jenny from London

    Great separate dining room away from the buzzing ground floor bar.
    The set menu was varied and delicious, all the dishes were well presented. The lemon curd dessert in particular was excellent! The bread served with starters had a good crust and was served with both normal and seaweed butter for an interesting switch.
    Our waitress was efficient but not especially welcoming but maybe we caught her on a bad day.

  • ((((( 5 March 2017 by Suzette Tenefrancia from London

    I really enjoyed my meal hear. Each course was delicious and well-prepared, and I was happy to get a generous serving for dessert.

  • ((((( 4 March 2017 by Pam Farrance from London

    One of the best meals I have eaten for a while. The entrance to the restaurant is not obvious and you have to fight your way through a crowded noisy bar to get to the stairs, which was a bit off putting but once upstairs to atmosphere is calm and elegant. The walls covered in well chosen art. The staff were friendly and attentive without being intrusive. The food was beautifully presented and most importantly absolutely delicious.

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