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Bird of Smithfield

#1,276 of 17,544 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
City of London
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26 Smithfield Street, London EC1A 9LB, England
+44 20 7559 5100
08:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 22:00
Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had our department's Christmas party at the Bird of Smithfield and everyone had a fantastic time. We had pre-dinner drinks in the Birdcage basement bar, dinner in the first floor restaurant, returning to the Birdcage for drinks and dancing. The staff are exceedingly friendly and accommodating, nothing was too much trouble. The food was amazing and the service excellent.... More 

Thank Maria S
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My partner and I hosted a dinner in the private dining space following our civil ceremony. We started the night playing records and drinking in the lounge area of the room. Our server was very attentive, making sure our drinks were topped up and that everyone was comfortable, without being overbearing. We moved to the long table for our three-course... More 

Thank beccalain5
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on the recommendation of a group I belong to and was not disappointed. We could have eaten all the starters and the service was excellent throughout. Mains had 3 fish choices and one vegetarian and 3 meat choices. Best of all was the pistachio soufflé within a bitter chocolate ice cream. All in all would thoroughly recommend

Thank Lisa011
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So Guy Fieri says go here and have the Shepherds Pie, and that's exactly what I did. When you walk in this place you're a little confused because it's a bar. The restaurant is nestled away upstairs in this small elegant area. Yes, you should dress up a little more than casual so you don't feel under dressed. Okay now... More 

Thank lowbuxlux
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for coffees yesterday - was brilliant. Quiet atmosphere, nice coffee and friendly staff. The decor of the place is so pretty!

Thank Emily H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Superb meal, great service, fabulous wine. We had a 40 person meal, booking out the entire restaurant. Scallop, amazing. Veal was delicious. Cheese to die for. Good Sauvignon Blanc. Service was perfect.

Thank Stephen A
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had date night here last Friday as we heard the new menu was fantastic... and it delivered. We started the night off with a few cocktails on the main floor and then moved upstairs for our meal. I had the veal and my partner had the sea bream but the highlight was probably the compressed pineapple for dessert- what a... More 

Thank Andy F
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came here for a lunch meeting and to be honest I was very underwhelmed by the 2 vegetarian options on the menu (one started and one main). As a vegetarian it really annoys me that restaurants lazily don't have enough good vegetarian options on their menu. I can't remember what main I ordered (I literally just said "the vegetarian... More 

Thank Karma B
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the food and decor and service was good. If you live in the south coast you can go on the Thameslink, so although this is out of the main city areas, there are links

1 Thank Lindanne1234
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Tucked away in Smithfield is Bird. A great place for lunch in the restaurant or bar. Very friendly welcome, friendly, efficient service and very good food. The wine list is not lengthy but has a very interesting variety. Highly recommendable

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$28
British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Smithfield Street, London EC1A 9LB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighbourhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7559 5100
Bird of Smithfield is set within an old Georgian townhouse, and spread over five floors. A home away from home, a members' club with no membership... Bird welcomes guests with delicious, homemade British classics with a twist and naughtily good cocktails. Open from 8am for breakfast, through till 1am. The Birdcage Bar is also available for private hire for up to 65 people. Their ground floor bar is open all day long, with an all day bar menu, including mouth-wateringly good burgers with smoked brisket. The restaurant on the 1st floor serves an a la carte menu and is available to book for lunch or dinner, Monday to Friday and dinner on Saturdays. There's also a beautiful private room available to hire exclusively on the 2nd floor, and a roof terrace up at the top. A venue for all occasions - casual or corporate lunches and dinners, birthdays, engagement evenings, weddings, live music, DJs, two-for-one cocktails, meetings and more...

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