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
3 Rooms and Event Packages for Hire at Bird of Smithfield
Bird of Smithfield Gallery
Bird of Smithfield Ratings and Reviews
Friendly staff, very cool atmosphere, and nice to have our own space and dance floor for our staff Christmas do. Overall a really great evening.
Staff were unsure of what food they were serving, for the people that may have asked them what it was. Canapes was especially small, so make sure to order more than needed!
Excellent venue for my 40th birthday party for 45 guests - perfect size to create a great atmosphere. Really cool venue, lovely decor, which all guests commented on and totally private - own entrance , toilets and cloakroom. Bar staff (Marcel) were excellent and attentive and the canapés were delicious. Music can be turned up loud enough to have a good dance without being deafening. Enough seats for those who want to sit. All in, perfect!
Nothing, all great!
Great team - really helpful with al my requests, super venue and lovely food.
The coffee was inconsistent - some pots very weak, some strong. Juice was not fresh - tasted like long life/ from concentrate . but other than that everything was great
The self-contained basement bar space was perfect for our professional networking event. We were able to play our own music and there were separate toilet facilities. Staff was very helpful and catered to our requests.
Not a lot of provision for coat/bag storage especially for a large group.
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.
Loved the venue
Amazingly helpful and pleasant staff
Great food available in the restaurant
Nothing was a negative at all!
The look of the venue itself is actually nice.
Unfortunately, even though the venue was given a lengthy amount of notice for the date and arrival of guests they still were not organised or ready. I came early thinking everything would be set-up. I had to help light candles, I had to remind them to put the sign up for our company, I had to grab the cocktail menus from upstairs to bring into the private room. The staff at the bar downstairs were agency staff who didn't know where anything was. The canapés were not ready on time and they put the DJ in the wrong section for Djing so the sound didn't work. They got it together about and hour and a half after everyone had arrived, so everyone came when the venue wasn't ready and they couldn't even order drinks as the alcohol wasn't placed downstairs yet. Wouldn't book here again because of lack of organisation. Also, the manager wasn't friendly or approachable.
The food and service were fantastic.
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.
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.
Friendly staff, everything went smoothly and to plan.
Brilliant sized venue with lots of character. Great that we had our own bar and could play our own music too!
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.
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.
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.
Good space, decent drinks on offer. Helpful staff on set up.
Food wasn't that great.
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.
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!
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
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.
Great Staff, incredibly helpful
Great sound system (for band and DJ)
Reasonably priced drinks
Wonderful experience all round
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