About Bird of Smithfield

A contemporary British restaurant situated in a stunning Georgian Townhouse in the City, Bird of Smithfield spans over five floors and offers unique spaces available for private and corporate events. The venue is run by a team of passionate professionals who love what they do, and you can really feel it here!

Bird of Smithfield boasts two very impressive indoor spaces for party hire. The first one aptly named Birdcage is used for receptions for up 60 people and is perfect for cocktail masterclasses and tastings. A private dining room situated on the second floor can also hold up to 40 guests and features a vintage vinyl player, too!

Last but not least, Bird of Smithfield’s beautiful roof terrace is the (literal) cherry on top. Overlooking Smithfield Market, the rooftop makes a stunning summer party spot for groups up to 50 people.

Bird of Smithfield – what you need to know:

- Located in London, Farringdon, EC1
- Just steps away from Blackfriars, Barbican and Farringdon stations
- Professional mixologists on-site
- Three spaces for private parties, including a gorgeous rooftop terrace
- Suitable for groups between 20 and 65 people

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    Lorien Hill
    Apr 2019

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    4.8 Booked Birdcage for Party event for 35 guests

    The birdcage itself was perfect as a venue. Lovely decor and perfect size with good ratio of seating to floor space. Felt cosy and spacious at same time. Glamorous feel to it with lovely blue velvet and gold accents. All guests at party remarked on how nice the venue was. Had its own bar and toilets. Staff helpful and friendly. Could just plug and play my own music. Great location as choice of 4 stations nearby and close to a couple of good hotels. Absolutely a perfect private party place!

    Only issue was with cocktails. I had misunderstood and thought the cocktail menu on the website was what we would be ordering from and didn’t realise you had to pre order. However the staff were very helpful and came up with an impromptu selection of cocktails we could order from. I did not order the canapés as I felt they were too expensive.

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    Yasmin A Husbands
    Mar 2019

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    5 Booked Birdcage for Minimum Spend event for 50 guests

    Loved the venue
    Amazingly helpful and pleasant staff
    Great food available in the restaurant

    Nothing was a negative at all!

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    Lola
    Mar 2019

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    4.8 Booked Birdcage for Party event for 30 guests

    The food and service were fantastic.

    Nothing

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    Jessica Duran
    Feb 2019

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    4.8 Booked Birdcage for Office Party event for 35 guests

    The venue was excellent. It certainly holds the number they suggest and everything is in very good condition. They guaranteed "private" and it certainly was.

    The sounds system was clear and we could even hook up our own device to play our own playlists. They also had a projector so we were able to easily show a quick video without a lot of faff (I just brought my laptop).

    They provided a nice selection of canapes that were high quality.

    Overall - everything turned out exactly how they promised that it would. Excellent execution on their part!

    Canapes seemed slightly expensive (£2.50 each), but that was offset by the fact that there really wasn't a charge for the venue (just a minimum bar spend).

    Canapes could have been better marked, at least with a menu posted at the bar. The guests were unclear what a lot of them were.

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    jessica wenden
    Dec 2018

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    5 Booked Birdcage for Pub event for 50 guests

    I Hired birdcage bar for my boyfriends surprise 30th. The venue was a perfect size for a medium sized party. The staff were all really helpful during the booking and throughout the night. Really good value and great location was really pleased I hired that bar. Also found it really easy to book through tag venue.

    No negatives

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    Ayrton Oliver
    Oct 2018

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    5 Booked Birdcage for Drinks Reception event for 30 guests

    Friendly staff, everything went smoothly and to plan.

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    Kiran Birring-Sandhu
    Sep 2018

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    4.5 Booked Birdcage for Bar event for 30 guests

    Brilliant sized venue with lots of character. Great that we had our own bar and could play our own music too!

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    Previous user of Birdcage bar
    Sep 2018

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    4 Booked Birdcage for Engagement Party event for 50 guests

    Guests said the canapes were tastey

    Canapés are quite expensive for what you get.

    A service charge was added, and staff did serve one set of canapés however did not serve the second set and/or left the canapés on the bar.

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    Joe Pearce
    Jun 2018

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    5 Booked Birdcage for Event Venue event for 40 guests

    Booked the basement bar, “The Birdcage” for a surprise engagement party for my (now) fiancé. From the very first contact with the bar, I found the service to be extremely helpful and friendly. Everything was taken care of and executed perfectly. Would highly recommend using them.

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    Meron Esere
    Apr 2018

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    5 Booked Birdcage for Birthday Party event for 30 guests

    Great intimate venue, good sound system, wonderful lighting and decoration so you don't need to decorate the room too much! Plenty of seating which doesn't impinge on the space and the room has its own private bathroom facilities. Thanks for a wonderful evening! My friends were all asking how I stumbled upon such a gem :)

    Welcome drinks were not being served instantly to guests, I/they had to ask for it - improve this in future, maybe leave filled glasses on the bar.

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    Steve Gladman
    Mar 2018

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    5 Booked Birdcage for Networking event for 60 guests

    The entire event, from start to finish, ran as smooth as clockwork. All staff wonderful and we were well looked after. Food was superb. Venue itself was spot on and easy to reach. Highly recommended

    Did get a little warm down there in Birdcage and air con wouldn't have gone a miss.

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    Steph Georgiou
    Sep 2017

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    4.5 Booked Birdcage for Bar event for 50 guests

    Thank you for an amazing night! The staff were great and helped my partner to organise a proposal on the night. Everyone there was incredible. Thank you!

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    Bevis
    Jul 2017

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    5 Booked Birdcage for Minimum Spend event for 60 guests

    The location and size of the venue was ideal. The service was impeccable and all efforts were made to enure that myself and my guests were catered to.

    There could have been slightly more drink options available, but this was a very minor negative

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    Macaila Moxam
    Jul 2017

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    4.8 Booked Birdcage for Birthday Party event for 60 guests

    Nice intimate space. Nicely decorated so didnt require alot of decorations on our behalf. The bar staff on the night were friendly, attentive and enjoyed the party atmosphere which made a difference. Overall good location for private functions and I would use it again!

    Food cannot be brought in and the canapes on offer were too expensive. That was the only thing that let the party down.

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    David Wilson
    Jul 2017

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    5 Booked Birdcage for Live Music event for 60 guests

    Great Staff, incredibly helpful
    Cool venue
    Great sound system (for band and DJ)
    Reasonably priced drinks
    Lovely food
    Wonderful experience all round

Bird of Smithfield Location

LONDON, EC1A…

Farringdon Station is within 350 yards

Farringdon Station is within 350 yards

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