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Bird of Smithfield

26 Smithfield Street, London EC1A 9LB, England
+44 20 7559 5100
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“shepherds pie” (19 reviews)
“scallops” (14 reviews)
“pudding” (8 reviews)
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British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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26 Smithfield Street, London EC1A 9LB, England
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Reviews (257)
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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.

Thank Wei X
Reviewed 2 days ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank JimmyDisco54
Nadia E, Manager at Bird of Smithfield, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch across the road and so ventured here for early evening drinks. Great views and service, drinks menu on the terrace a little limited but who cares when your watching the sun go down over London.

Thank Lee B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a most enjoyable evening. The whole event went off very smoothly and the ambience was excellent. The lady who served us was first class. She was courteous, efficient but discreet also. She never imposed but was always on hand when we needed anything....More

Thank Jane T
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Went here for a meal. Arrived and sat down to have an aperitif before heading up the restaurant. Aperitif was lovely and enjoyed having a chat before moving upstairs. Found there to be a lot of flowing traffic through the downstairs room. There appeared to...More

Thank LydiaRiley
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We hired the upstairs private room for a business dinner with external guests. We had pre-dinner drinks in the room first, the food was great and all served on time, service was excellent. No faults. Would book again.

Thank Fi_500
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

A real hidden gem in the City. Exceptional value for money. Great food and imaginative menu. Superb functional wine list. Very friendly and well trained staff

Thank Drew M
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 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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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do they always serve Shepards pie
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$ 6 - US$ 28
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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