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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.

Lovely food, excellent service

Piers Richings 20 May 2017
from Norfolk

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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

4.4 (((() (based on 126 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (89)
  • lunch (53)
  • business (43)
  • private dining (41)
  • romantic (37)
  • trendy (26)
  • large parties (15)
  • luxury (15)
  • value (15)
  • entertainment (7)
  • breakfast (6)
  • views (5)
  • al fresco (4)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • child friendly (1)
  • ((((( 20 May 2017 by Piers Richings from Norfolk

    Lovely food, excellent service

  • ((((( 15 May 2017 by Anne Turner from Leeds

    Thank you for a really enjoyable experience. Each course was fresh, tasted fantastic and was beautifully presented. The standard of food was of a very high level and I think it would be impossible to get a better meal anywhere.

  • ((((* 9 May 2017 by Andrew Griffin from London

    Good atmosphere and good food

  • ((((( 29 April 2017 by Jo from London

    My sister and I booked the a table fairly last minute based on recommendations on the website. We had the special three course menu which was absolutely delicious and well worth the money. We were greater by name upon arriving in the downstairs bar then had a very friendly and helpful waitress who explained the dishes. We both chose different dishes from the set menu and all the food was absolutely fantastic. The prosecco was very good quality so we ordered a bottle. We were able to take our time and enjoy the food and room in our own time without feeling rushed. All in all a great evening and a wonderful restaurant that we would both highly recommend.

  • ((((( 22 April 2017 by Laura Webb from London

    Just great

  • ((((( 20 April 2017 by D from London

    Fabulous food

  • ((((( 11 April 2017 by Paula Cogan from London

    We had an excellent dinner, lovley dining room, attentive service and great food. I will visit again.

  • ((((* 8 April 2017 by Holly Bullock from London

    Great food enjoyed the cheese plate for pudding. Service was a bit slow at times considering the restaurant was not full.

  • ((((( 8 April 2017 by Marianna Lemus from London

    Great food and pleasant staff. I had booked a table for 18.00 and whilst on the rooftop, I didn't realise the time of my booking had passed. I asked if the reservation could be pushed back by 1.5 hour and with no fuss or attitude, this was done. The waitresses were also good at explaining dishes and discreet as opposed of pressurising you to order or pay. As a result, I will come back and recommend.

  • ((((* 2 April 2017 by Helena Horesh from London

    We ate from the set menu accompanied by the recommended wines with each course. Chef agreed to substitute the shellfish course for something more appropriate for us which was a big plus. Food fresh creative and tasty - beautifully presented. We had a lovely experience and enjoyed conversations with the staff who were incredibly friendly. Just a shame that as it was a Saturday night and this is in Smithfield it was rather quiet and lacked the potential buzz had it been full. Wonder what it's like mid week!

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