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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 93 reviews)
91% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (60)
  • lunch (39)
  • business (30)
  • private dining (29)
  • romantic (24)
  • trendy (17)
  • large parties (12)
  • luxury (10)
  • value (9)
  • entertainment (7)
  • breakfast (6)
  • al fresco (4)
  • views (4)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • child friendly (1)
  • ((((( 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

  • ((((( 18 December 2016 by Jude Richards from London

    We had a fabulous night at the Bird celebrating my birthday. Started off with great cocktails in the downstairs bar before being shown to our table upstairs. The restaurant had a lovely relaxed atmosphere and the food was simply amazing. The staff were all really attentive and couldn't have done more to look after us. The eclectic tunes playing had us in stitches! Very well done and we'll definitely be back!

  • ((((* 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.

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