Review on Bird of Smithfield

The Bird of Smithfield opened in May 2013, although the bird in question Alan Bird of the iconic Covent Garden restaurant The Ivy, flew the nest in November 2016. His place at the stoves was taken by Tommy Boland who previously worked at Michelin-starred kitchens such as The Square in Mayfair.

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.

The kitchen'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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Tommy Boland

Restaurant Opening Times

Breakfast: 8.00am Mon-Fri through
Lunch: until
Dinner: 12.00am Mon-Sat

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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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