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Bird of Smithfield

26 Smithfield Street, London EC1A 9LB, England
+44 20 7559 5100
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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“shepherds pie” (19 reviews)
“scallops” (14 reviews)
“pudding” (8 reviews)
18:00 - 22:00All hours
British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
26 Smithfield Street, London EC1A 9LB, England
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

A company event we booked the 2nd floor dining room, 16 people in all. Welcome from front of house left a lot to be desired considering the food budget alone was over £900, no one seemed sure who we or our guests were on arrival....More

Thank johnsfoodandwine
Reviewed 18 August 2017

From the moment we met Nadia we knew we wanted Bird of Smithfield for our wedding reception and we weren't disappointed. We got married at islington Town Hall and travelled to Bird in a vintage London bus. We were greeted at Bird with champagne and...More

Thank lorak700
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We recently held a business dinner for 17 people at the restaurant and I can honestly say that the service from the very beginning, when booking the venue, to the service on the night was just excellent! Food excellent too! Nothing was too much trouble...More

Thank _julie_dite
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

The food at Bird is really top drawer. I had a business lunch in their main dining room and all dishes were excellent: crab to start with was beautifully dressed and the rump of lamb to follow was seasoned and cooked to perfection. Service was...More

Thank ashleyoak
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I had my 30th Birthday party here. It was fantastic. The staff were unbelievably helpful. The venue is so well presented and very cool and unique. We had live music and it was the perfect venue for this amount of people. The staff were amazing...More

Thank davidandrewwilson
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Went with a date on the hottest day in London since 1976! The place is a stone throw from the Smithfield. The restaurant is located in the first floor. The set menu is 3 courses plus a drink for £30 which is quite good.

1  Thank Wei X
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Our annual club dinner was held at the Bird of Smithfield and the service from booking through to the end of the evening was excellent. We were offered the set menu for our group which had a nice selection. The rooftop was a nice space...More

Thank Michal M
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We had lunch on the roof top, I specified in my booking this, so we could have a lovely sunny lunch and watch the world go by, when we arrived we were shown upstairs, and then on the roof top itself it was small but...More

Thank Taciamemory
Nadia E, Manager at Bird of Smithfield, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Thank you very much for taking my call earlier. I am very sorry about the sub-standard service that you & your partner have received at Bird of Smithfield last Thursday. I have spoken to all involved including the kitchen, waiting staff and the duty manager...More

Reviewed 4 June 2017

I cannot say enough wonderful things about this place. We had a small wedding (40 people) and they were so unbelievably professional, kind and accommodating. Nadia was great in handling everything leading up until the day and the staff on the evening absolutely nailed everything....More

2  Thank Kristofer R
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We came here for lunch on the rooftop the bar itself and the view are very nice we started with a Butchers Bloody Mary which on the Menu sounds very nice but when it turned up it wasn't what was on the menu no sour...More

1  Thank JimmyDisco54
Nadia E, Manager at Bird of Smithfield, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Hi JimmyDisco54 Thank you for your feedback and we are very sorry to hear that you weren't happy with everything during your recent visit. We can only apologise for all the mishaps on our part and totally understand all your points. We would love to...More

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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 neighbourhoods. 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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19 December 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
US$7 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
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
  • 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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