Review on Bird of Smithfield

Alan Bird, the former Executive Chef of the iconic Covent Garden restaurant The Ivy, opened his eponymous restaurant the Bird of Smithfield in May 2013. Set over five floors in an elegant Georgian townhouse it boasts a ground floor bar and lounge offering snacks and small plates, with similar offerings in the basement bar, which is also available for private events. The first floor is where you will find an intimate restaurant, decked out in neutral tones with impressionist artwork selected by Bird's business partner, Steve Collins. The second floor houses an impressively large private dining room, while the top floor features a roof terrace with views overlooking Smithfield Market.

Bird's menu will offer both modern and classic British dishes using the finest seasonal produce with a commitment to promoting sustainability, ensuring the quality of their ingredients. A typical three course menu might begin with crispy Suffolk pork cheeks with bitter leaf salad and green sauce, before Torbay slip soles, mace spiced brown shrimps with sea beet and cucumber. When it comes to desserts why not choose rhubarb and Bird's custard trifle or the plum Bakewell tart with Cornish clotted cream.

There is a well chosen wine list with plenty of offerings by the glass, draught cask ales, bottled beers and the well-crafted cocktail menu is overseen by Fluid Movement.

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Alan Bird

Restaurant Opening Times

Breakfast: 7.30am Mon-Fri (10.00am Sat) through
Lunch: until
Dinner: 12.00am Mon-Sat

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Visa, Master Card

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Facilities at Bird of Smithfield

  • Private dining room
  • Private parties


Bird of Smithfield
26 Smithfield Street
Central London

Nearest tube station: Farringdon

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