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Bird of Smithfield

#1,185 of 17,841 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
City of London
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26 Smithfield Street, London EC1A 9LB, England
+44 20 7559 5100
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08:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 22:00
Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A quiet Monday evening and a first visit to Bird of Smithfield. Interesting cocktail list, some decent things on the menu - all let down by tardy service. When my companion arrived it took some time before he was offered a drink, & when we went upstairs to dine we were left for so long that, when the waiter finally... More 

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Thank Plutonus
Nadia E, Manager at Bird of Smithfield, responded to this review

Hi Plutonus Thank you for your feedback and we are sorry to hear that the service wasn't up to scratch that evening. We pride ourselves on good service and have obviously let you down on this occasion. Our sincerest apologies for this. We would love to see you at Bird again, it would be great if you can call us... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I cannot praise the staff at Birdcage enough! We held our Engagement party here and the staff could not do enough for us! Paolo the manager was so friendly and helpful! They really made sure we had the best night! The canapés were also fantastic! Everyone had such a great night!

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Thank tomd93
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a delicious meal at Bird of Smithfield which was unfortunately ruined by terrible service when we went to pay. When I had booked I mentioned that I had a Squaremeal voucher and was told this was fine. Upon presenting the voucher at the end of the meal the waitress went to get a manager. This manager then proceeded... More 

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Nadia E, Manager at Bird of Smithfield, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, which I understand was also given on the night. I’m delighted to hear that the food was delicious and very sorry to hear of your experiences regarding payment. As explained on the night, this was a misunderstanding as we didn’t have a note regarding your Square Meal voucher- which was a failing on our part.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for dinner last night and we were really impressed Delicious dinner great staff and management the ONLY place to go if in Farringdon! Highly recommended Check it out ASAP!!

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Thank vicky597
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Professional service, reasonable menu. Little on the expensive side. Terrible choice for vegetarians. There was one starter and one main. A little embarrassed for our business colleague. Restaurants really need to think more about their menus especially as the vegetarian population has grown significantly over the past few years.

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Thank Anita R
Watford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The event was incredibly well organised, the venue was pristine, the food was absolutely delicious and beautifully presented, and the staff couldn't have been more welcoming or helpful. We all had a fantastic time and really appreciate all the effort and the attention to detail (even down to the immaculate way the place names were arranged at the beginning) that... More 

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Thank becs567
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I treated my wife to an after-work dinner as we were in the area. What a fabulous way to break dry January. I'm so pleased we found this place. We had amazing cocktails in the stylish ground floor bar and the staff were great. Funny, attentive and pretty clued up when it came to mixing a delicious beverage or seven.... More 

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Thank Tom E
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having read the excellent reviews I was keen to try Bird of Smithfield for myself. Overall, it was an expensive disappointment. We ordered a bottle of champagne, the first glass of which was served at room temperature. The service was often surly with no consistency: we were served by 4 people interchangeably during the meal. The food was, at best... More 

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Thank jameshenson6
Nadia E, Manager at Bird of Smithfield, responded to this review

Hi jameshenson6 Thank you for your feedback and we are sorry to hear your visit was not great. We would love to chat to you and make this right. Please can you get in touch on 0207 559 5100 or email kaz@birdofsmithfield.com Many thanks Bird Management More 

Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were recommended to go to this resturant.the resturant is based over 4floors with the basement and 3rd floor are for private dining. The ground floor is a bar bistro with the main resturant on the first floor.it is a very intimate and well presented resturant with only about 45 covers. The staff are very pleasant,knowledgeable , and polite.we were... More 

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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Wonderful and accommodating staff, delicious food and wonderful drinks. Atmosphere of the venue at the top level.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$27
Cuisine
British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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