Bird of Smithfield reviews
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Address: 26 Smithfield Street, London EC1A 9LB

Website: Visit restaurant website

Telephone: +44 20 7559 5100

Formerly at The Ivy and the Soho House group, chef patron Alan Bird has created a “members club without membership” in a Georgian townhouse, including rooftop bar with views over Smithfield, a lounge, and private dining room. The restaurant serves British cuisine from breakfast till late.

Latest reviews of Bird of Smithfield

giles_coren

Giles Coren, The Times

29 June 2013

Googling the place for its address, I see that it had some bad reviews very early on – so either they’ve upped their game in response or the other critics are idiots, possibly a bit of both…

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Grace_Dent

Grace Dent, Evening Standard

7 June 2013

By this point we had begun to discuss how restaurants are, when all is said and done, all smoke and mirrors, and how if our welcome had been warm and we’d been cosseted and schmoozed, then we’d probably have given the food a larger leeway…

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Emma-Sturgess

Emma Sturgess, Metro

23 May 2013

There are good bits: crisp-crusted holey bread, a veal bone special with wobbly gobbets of marrow boosted with mushrooms, little shallot rings and fudgey confit egg yolk, sweet mushy peas with the fish (…) But as we lose the flavour of a chocolate and salted caramel pot under an assault of foamy topping (…) and even more salt, salt, salt, it’s hard to find the fun…

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Time_Out

Time Out Editors, Time Out

21 May 2013

A buttery small sole was topped with savoury brown shrimps and the slightly bitter leaves of foraged sea beet and sea purslane. Calf’s liver was trimmed into tidy tiles then pan-fried and topped with sage butter, crisped bacon and slow-cooked onions; the simplest flavours are still sometimes the best…

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What the Critics say

giles_coren

Giles Coren, The Times

29 June 2013

Googling the place for its address, I see that it had some bad reviews very early on – so either they’ve upped their game in response or the other critics are idiots, possibly a bit of both…

Read full review »
Grace_Dent

Grace Dent, Evening Standard

7 June 2013

By this point we had begun to discuss how restaurants are, when all is said and done, all smoke and mirrors, and how if our welcome had been warm and we’d been cosseted and schmoozed, then we’d probably have given the food a larger leeway…

Read full review »
Emma-Sturgess

Emma Sturgess, Metro

23 May 2013

There are good bits: crisp-crusted holey bread, a veal bone special with wobbly gobbets of marrow boosted with mushrooms, little shallot rings and fudgey confit egg yolk, sweet mushy peas with the fish (…) But as we lose the flavour of a chocolate and salted caramel pot under an assault of foamy topping (…) and even more salt, salt, salt, it’s hard to find the fun…

Read full review »
Time_Out

Time Out Editors, Time Out

21 May 2013

A buttery small sole was topped with savoury brown shrimps and the slightly bitter leaves of foraged sea beet and sea purslane. Calf’s liver was trimmed into tidy tiles then pan-fried and topped with sage butter, crisped bacon and slow-cooked onions; the simplest flavours are still sometimes the best…

Read full review »