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Bird of Smithfield

26 Smithfield Street, London EC1A 9LB, England
+44 20 7559 5100
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“shepherds pie” (25 reviews)
“scallops” (14 reviews)
“bread” (12 reviews)
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British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
26 Smithfield Street, London EC1A 9LB, England
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Reviewed March 16, 2018

We wanted somewhere our elderly mother could enjoy her birthday in comfort with good food and service and which was not too noisy or hipster-led (which seems to be the norm in London now!) We were a bit anxious going through the buzzy and busy...More

Thank eatyourgreens
Reviewed February 25, 2018

We dined upstairs for lunch as a table of two. The menu is extremely interesting and the food is superbly prepared with a delicious combination of strong flavours. The dishes are not overly large and therefore one can leave this restaurant feeling comfortable. The sticky...More

Thank IANandARI
Reviewed February 14, 2018

My group of 14 had an excellent dinner in the private dining room at Bird of Smithfield last night. The room, food and staff were all first rate and my colleagues were very complimentary about all aspects of our evening . I will be recommending...More

Thank mla985
Nadia E, Public Relations Manager at Bird of Smithfield, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2018

Many thanks for your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back. Bird team

Reviewed February 11, 2018

I think Bird is a great place to have a working lunch when in the City. its enough off the beaten track to surprise people, and its actually much closer then people think. The food is excellent and the service discreet. We had Tartare of...More

Thank Jan_van_Londen_96
Nadia E, Public Relations Manager at Bird of Smithfield, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2018

Thank you for your feedback and we look forward to seeing you very soon. Bird Team

Reviewed February 9, 2018

W´ve been there with six colleagues. First we had an extraordinary drink on the ground floor, then we had dinner on the first floor. Friendly staff, delicious food. But for having fois gras in the menue, I will reduce my points in aid of animal...More

Thank V4432GLchristians
Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

We had an excellent private party with excellent food and wonderful wine. We had excellent correspondence throughout and no question was too stupid. Amazing staff who were incredibly helpful. Loved everything about it and the hen was thrilled.

Thank Tomster33
Nadia E, Public Relations Manager at Bird of Smithfield, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2018

Many thanks for visiting Bird of Smithfield and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed February 5, 2018

Came here for lunch and it was absolutely delicious! Not just the mains but even the (warm!) homemade sourdough bread and butter were lovely, all paired with super friendly service made for a great meal. Will be back for sure.

Thank Anna P
Reviewed February 4, 2018

I had found bird of smithfield- birdcage online at designmynight. The best decision I had made! The venue was just as amazing as the pictures. At first I was sceptical because I trusted the images and did not go to see the venue but it...More

Thank nkay1994
Reviewed January 29, 2018

I booked Birdcage (the basement function room) for my (late!) Christmas Party in January 2018 and it was a great evening! Liaising with the venue was always straightforward and they were flexible with our needs e.g. decorating the room, personalising drinks, bar restrictions - big...More

1  Thank Abby D
Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

I visited this bar for a friend gathering. We were not negatively surprised. We did like the music and the surroundings. It is a nice bar.

Thank Giorgos G
City of London
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to
its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile
in the world, the financial district known simply as
“The City” is one of London's most historic and
fascinating neighborhoods. Here high rise office
towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with
Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually
every era in between, including Christopher Wren's
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December 19, 2016|
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Response from CLM7915 | Reviewed this property |
We were told that Shepherds Pie was always on the menu when we went there - I think it is one the central options in their menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $31
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, 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
Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Smithfield Street, London EC1A 9LB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighborhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7559 5100
  • E-mail
Bird of Smithfield is housed in a five storey Georgian townhouse, including two chic bars, classically styled dining room, award winning private room and a stunning roof terrace with views over the iconic Smithfield Market. Bird of Smithfield is run by a passionate team of people who have an enourmous love for hospitality. Their kitchen is headed by Tommy Boland, a highly talented & creative chef with bags of experience! Tommy has spent a considerable amount of time working at Michelin Star restaurants with the likes of Philip Howard, Eric Chavot and Eric Briffard. This is clearly showcased in his cooking; a delicious fusion of British gastronomy with French cooking influences. 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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