Bird of Smithfield

 
 
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26 Smithfield Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1A 9LB 
 
CONTACT
sian@birdofsmithfield.com
 
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Bird of SmithfieldWith over 15 years heading the kitchen at one of London's best known restaurants, The Ivy, Chef Alan Bird sets up his own restaurant with Bird of Smithfield. The team behind Bird includes Steve Collins, Georgia Muir and Sian Austin, all of whom have previously worked with the Conran family - the latter two at Tom's Notting Hill eateries. Set over five floors of an old Georgian town house, the venue includes a restaurant, lounge bar, basement cocktail bar, a private dining room with a chef's table and a roof terrace overlooking the towers of Smithfield Market. The food is modern British, exploring the influence of British food both historically and presently, and includes dishes such as lobster, pan fried calves liver and Alan's shepherd's pie, which became a cult dish at The Ivy. While the overall feel is of being in a private members club with Harris Tweed and herringbone fabrics in the dining room, and art and antiques dotted around. After dinner, forgo the taxi and head to The Birdcage basement bar for inviting cocktails overseen by London-based bar consultancy Fluid Movement (Purl, Worship St Whistling Shop and Dach & Sons) and live late-night music and DJs. Or, the rooftop bar serves a potent bourbon, vodka and tequila cocktail that's bottled and served fizzy.

 

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Underground Stations

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Farringdon Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Barbican Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
29 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Snowhill NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
Smithfield Central Market NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Discover the best of London's entertainment this year with our comprehensive guide to 2014's top events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London in 2014 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
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Hotels near Bird of Smithfield

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The Rookery Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £120  42% off
Peters Lane, EC1M | 3 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
Filled with old fashioned touches like wood panelling, old paintings, stone flagged floors, claw foot baths and open fires, The Rookery has plenty of character. And ... More
 
 
 
Club Quarters St Pauls Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £69  37% off
24 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | 6 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
This neat and simple hotel gets all the basics right. The prices are sensible, the rooms are simply and attractively decorated, there's a decent little bistro, ... More
 
 
 
The Zetter Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £60  31% off
St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 6 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
This boutique hotel in trendy Clerkenwell fits right in with the warehouse chic designer feel of the neighbourhood. Mixing vintage chairs with stark modern prints, there's ... More
 
 
 
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Hix Oyster and Chophouse
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
36-37 Greenhill Rents, Cowcross Street, Farringdon, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
After 17 years as chef director Mark Hix left Caprice Holdings, famous for The Ivy, J Sheekey, Daphne's and a few other well known London restaurants, ... More
 
 
 
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The Fable
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
52 Holborn Viaduct, EC1A | 2 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
Inspired by Aesop's tales, The Fable is a Farringdon bar and restaurant based around story telling; everything from the decor - the vintage typewriter, the library ... More
 
 
 
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S&M Cafe
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
50 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 3 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
If you know what you want from a meal and what you want is good old, British sausages and mash then look no further than this ... More
 
 
 
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Carluccio's
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
12 West Smithfield, City, London EC1A | 1 minute from Bird of Smithfield
Carluccio's are springing up all over the place, from Bluewater to Brent Cross, spreading the gospel of good fresh superior Italian food. Each restaurant is also ... More
 
 
 
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Smithfield Bar and Grill
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
2-3 West Smithfield, EC1A | 1 minute from Bird of Smithfield
On the south side of one London's historic meat market, Smithfields Bar and Grill serves a renowned selection of steaks in a reassuringly elegant British setting. ... More
 
 
 
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Smiths of Smithfield
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
67-77 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
This bustling warehouse conversion is packed out at every hour of the day, but still manages to find seats for everyone, and to offer quick service ... More
 
 
 
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Lunchtime Organ Recital: Laurence Caldecote
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 25th July 2014 - 1.15pm
St Bride's Church, Fleet Street, EC4Y | 6 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
The organ recital is given by Laurence Caldecote, who plays a selection of works including Caldecote's Tuba Tune In E, Butler's Capriccietto, Bourgeois's Serenade, Buxtehude's Prelude, ...More
 
 
 
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The Misfits Return
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 23rd, 24th and 25th July 2014 - 1pm
Bridewell Theatre, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, City, London EC4Y | 7 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
A comedy set in 1949, where Arnold Wilson is the new head of "The Misfits Of London", a BBC Radio comedy show that is taking the ...More
 
 
 
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Some Of My Colours
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 23rd, 24th and 25th July 2014 - 11am-6pm
The Eagle Gallery, 159 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 10 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
An art exhibition....More
 
 
 
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Volupte Lounge
London > Entertainment > Theatres
9 Norwich Street, Holborn, London EC4A | 6 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
Quirky, alternative cabaret club. From cream teas to secret organic cocktails, cabaret and comedy, Kuki La-Belle and Delores von Cotier’s cheeky club combines the naughty with the ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 7 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
The Barbican Centre's two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and The Pit - offer everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance to ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 7 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
Described by the Queen as 'one of the wonders of the modern world' , the Barbican Centre has also been voted 'London's ugliest building'. Ugly or ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Bird of Smithfield

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St Bartholomew the Great
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 3 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
St Bartholomew the Great is a historic church founded in 1123 and the oldest parish church in the City of London. Features include the pre-Reformation octagonal ... More
 
 
 
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Museum and Library of the Order of St John
London > Attractions > Museums
St. Johns Gate, 26 St. John's Lane, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 5 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
This 16th century gatehouse was formerly the southern entrance to the Priory of the Medieval Order of St John and contains furniture, painting, silver, coins and ... More
 
 
 
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Museum of London
London > Attractions > Museums
150 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 5 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
Experience the real flavour of London life from the prehistoric to present day when you visit the Museum of London, a modern ... More
 
 
 
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Smithfield Market
London > Shopping > Markets
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 1 minute from Bird of Smithfield
For tenants of Smithfield Market getting up in the dark is the nothing out of the ordinary; with the market opening at 4am these hard working folk start ... More
 
 
 
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Farm Collective
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
91 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
Its location opposite Smithfield Market is a very appropriate spot for the Farm Collective to set up shop. Working with select farmers and small producers, this outlet ... More
 
 
 
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Nicholas James
London > Shopping > Jewellery
16-18 Hatton Garden, Holborn, London EC1N | 4 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
A trip to Hatton Garden is a rite of passage for any newly engaged couple but it can also be a confusing one. With so many ... More
 
 
 
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Career Energy
London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 7 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
 
 
 
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London Wine Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 10 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
One day workshops, offering a friendly no-nonsense approach to teaching about wine, suitable for everyone from beginners to experts. Courses take place at the following venues: Atlas PH, ... More
 
 
 
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LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 12 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
This gorgeous 18th century Grade I listed Hawksmoor church is one of a number of London churches which has, in recent years, been converted into a ... More
 
 
 
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Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 1 minute from Bird of Smithfield
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it’s a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
 
 
 
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Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 4 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
Bounded in by surrounding office buildings, Postman's Park's appeal lies in what it symbolises as much as how it looks. Located just north of St Paul's ... More
 
 
 
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My Chocolate Workshops
London > Leisure > Activities
Hatton Square Business Centre, 16-16a Baldwin Gardens, Holborn, London EC1N | 6 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
Immerse yourself in a world of chocolate with this mouth-watering workshop. You will discover how chocolate is processed from bean to bar. Sample a variety of ... More
 
 
 
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The Old Red Cow
London > Nightlife > Pubs
71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 3 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
One of the oldest pubs in Smithfield, The Old Red Cow has stood on this spot on Long Lane since the year dot. Steeped in history, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fox & Anchor
London > Nightlife > Pubs
115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
This renovated traditional pub in the heart of Clerkenwell has been serving the traders of nearby Smithfields Market for years. Under the Malmaison umbrella - the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Jerusalem Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
55 Britton Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 4 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
It’s teeny-tiny and, no, there aren’t enough seats, but the Jerusalem Tavern still provides a cosy nook to devour a rare breed of delicious ales. London’s ... More
 
 
 
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Bird of Smithfield clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Fabric
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
77a Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
Built on the site of a Victorian meat cellar, Fabric continues to boast the most sensational line-ups in the capital. Its global reputation is founded on ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Vinoteca
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
7 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
Wine bars in the UK were given a bad name in the 1980s but places like this show us how it should be done. Both the ... More
 
 
 
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Bleeding Heart Bistro
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
Bleeding Heart Yard, off Greville Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1 | 4 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
Set in an attractive cobbled courtyard, this candlelit bistro/wine bar is a taste of an older, more civilised world. Uniformed French waiters glide unobtrusively between tables ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Bird of Smithfield

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Haberdashers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
18 West Smithfield, City, London EC1A | 1 minute from Bird of Smithfield
Opened by the Queen in 2002 and designed by Sir Michael Hopkins and Partners Haberdashers' Hall was the first new livery hall in the Square Mile ... More
 
 
 
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The Rookery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Peter's Lane, Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
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Butchers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
87 Bartholomew Close, Barbican, City, London EC1A | 3 minutes from Bird of Smithfield
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Fabrilive
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 25th July 2014 

Fabric 2 minutes walk from Bird Of Smithfield

Drum'n'bass and jungle courtesy of Hype, Pascal, Sigma, The Upbeats, Hazard, Taxman, Original Sin and Potential Badboy....More

Dimba & Dimba
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 26th September 2014 

Charterhouse 3 minutes walk from Bird Of Smithfield

Resident DJs spin dance, chart, pop and house....More

Designing A Moment: The London 2012 Cauldron
Designing A Moment: The London 2012 Cauldron
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015 

Museum of London 5 minutes walk from Bird Of Smithfield

A new pavilion gallery has been built in the courtyard of the Museum of London to house the Cauldron designed ...More

 
Dr Johnson's Georgian Jamboree
Exhibitions | On 25th July 2014 

Dr Johnson's House 6 minutes walk from Bird Of Smithfield

An Evening of 18th-Century Junketing, in aid of Dr. Johnson's House: featuring guest speakers Dr. Jonathan Foyle, the acclaimed TV ...More

Lunchtime Organ Recital: Laurence Caldecote
Concerts | On 25th July 2014 

St Bride's Church 6 minutes walk from Bird Of Smithfield

The organ recital is given by Laurence Caldecote, who plays a selection of works including Caldecote's Tuba Tune In E, ...More

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
Exhibitions | Until 17th August 2014 

Barbican Centre 7 minutes walk from Bird Of Smithfield

The first major exhibition of the work of fashion's most theatrical of designers, Jean Paul Gaultier. More than 140 pieces ...More

 
Digital Revolution
Digital Revolution
Exhibitions | Until 14th September 2014 

Barbican Centre 7 minutes walk from Bird Of Smithfield

The Barbican's big summer exhibition tackles the impact of digital technology in the arts since 1970 and considers how it ...More

 
Friday Night
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 26th September 2014 

Yager Bar 9 minutes walk from Bird Of Smithfield

Resident DJs spin 1990s pop and dance....More

London Groove RnB Fusion
Concerts | On 25th July 2014 

Yager Bar 9 minutes walk from Bird Of Smithfield

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The First World War and the Bank of England
The First World War and the Bank of England
Exhibitions | Until 1st April 2015 

Bank of England Museum 12 minutes walk from Bird Of Smithfield

The First World War and the Bank of England, taking place at the Bank of England Museum, looks at the ...More

 
 
 
 
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