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Sunday 31 December 2017

Description

From the founders of one of the world's most notorious and legendary bars, Nightjar, comes Oriole, a speakeasy inspired affair in the heart of the city. 

In November 2015, Nightjar parents Edmund Weil and Rosie Stimpson have took over the former Cock Tavern site in London's Smithfields Market to create a bespoke bar of global influence and unique design. Oriole is so named after the exotic bird species native across Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia with the cocktail menu reflecting this by interpreting the flavours and tastes of these parts of the world. Laced in gold flecks and art deco inspiration, Oriole lives in the glamour of the past with cocktails of the future.

With 120 covers over tables and banquettes, Oriole is bigger than its relative Nightjar, but still maintains all of the same values where custom drinks and live entertainment are the central focus. The bar features a central stage, host many a top notch night of live music and bands where jazz and swing folds into the entire aesthetic and feel of the bar, one that harks back to the romance and mystique of the 20s, 30s and 40s.

There's an evening menu of small Nikkei inspired sharing plates to enjoy whilst you sup on the delicious cocktails.

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New Year's Eve 2017

New Year's Eve 2017

Sunday 31 December 2017

We'd love you to join us to ring in 2018 in high-style with live music from the wonderful Boneshaker. Guests will be...

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Booking required
Splash the Cash £££
East London
21
Disabled Toilets
No hoodies, Smart casual

Hours

Day Open Close Notes
18:00 23:00
18:00 02:00
18:00 02:00
18:00 02:00
18:00 02:00
18:00 02:00
18:00 02:00

Special Opening Hours

Day Open Close Notes
20:00 02:00

Location

Oriole
Oriole East Poultry Avenue, London, EC1A 9LH

Area:
London

Nearest station:
Farringdon (Tube)
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Menus

Drink Prices Price
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £4.00
Bottle of Cider (568ml) £4.50
Cocktail £10.00
Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer) £10.00
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £5.50
Bottle of House Wine £22.00
Bottle of Champagne £60.00

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This venue serves Asian/Oriental, Bar Snacks, International and Tapas food.

A word from the chef:
Our Nikkei-inspired food menu of small and sharing plates works well as an accompaniment to the cocktail menu or for guests looking to eat dinner.

Our Review

Oriole Smithfield Market - London Cocktail Bar Review

Oriole Smithfield Market - London Cocktail Bar Review

Literally hidden below the grounds of Smithfield Market lies Oriole, one of London’s newest and highly anticipated speakeasy bars. The capital already loves its older sister Nightjar, and it's safe to say Oriole has won the heart of Londoners,...

Read our full Oriole Smithfield Market - London Cocktail Bar Review review

Private Hire

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Cost Min spend
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Weekend*
Oriole Venue Hire 120 180
* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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15274065204. Made a last minute booking for a 7:30-9:30 slot on a Saturday night. Though early, it served as a great soft intro to the scene. Our foursome was sat at table 1 in a corner and water was immediately brought. The offerings are many and we found ourselves overwhelmed w choice. Ultimately our first round went w a skyefall, Oaxaca, a laphroig neat and Cortez the killer. If it’s any indication, we all replicated our orders for round two, as we enjoyed the selections so. We also ordered up padron peppers, the arepa, the burger, and many other bites. The food prices here are not great value for portion but certainly in uniqueness. The drinks are similarly costly but with it you definitely get a sense of experience and innovation w your beverage. Can’t wait to return and try more! visited Oriole on 14 Oct 2017
16 Oct 2017 by
5

DMN-15257997162 The band was great, cocktails were totally different to anything I'd tried before. The staff were all very attentive and friendly (especially our doorman) and they explained all the little complexities of the cocktails. The seating was a little cramped and the view of the band wasn't great from where we were sitting but you very kindly moved us to a later booking last minute so we can't complain too much. We will definitely be back to try some more of your massive menu. visited Oriole on 14 Oct 2017
16 Oct 2017 by
4

Lovely bar, good service. Shame you can only book the table for 2 hours as would've liked longer ads112 visited Oriole on 13 Oct 2017
16 Oct 2017 by
4

We had a great night - the staff were very friendly and the drinks and music were fabulous. visited Oriole on 14 Oct 2017
16 Oct 2017 by
5

The best cocktails I have ever drunk and I am quite set in my ways when it comes to cocktails so it takes a lot to wow me. I had the skyefall, the Florida one from the new world menu ('everglade'?) and the old fashioned from the orient menu. Impeccable in presentation, wow factor and flavour. Food was also excellent and creative, loved the kimchi pork bun. Peppers were nice, ceviche a little small if I'm honest. Didn't like that I had my back to the band but you can't have everything. DMN-15253267751 Neil visited Oriole on 14 Oct 2017
16 Oct 2017 by
5

We were sat far from the music - even though I booked a long time ago. They should make it clear to guests whether their seats allow them to see the stage or not. We were in the area for groups even though we were only three, so could not hear the music that well and felt a bit overwhelmed by so many groups around us. The service was great. visited Oriole on 13 Oct 2017
16 Oct 2017 by
4

Hostess were very pleasant and efficient - especially when we left our mobile phone on the Table as we left and they kept it safe when we returned 30 mins later ! Great bar and atmosphere and certainly will return DMN 15056483297 visited Oriole on 13 Oct 2017
16 Oct 2017 by
5

Great evening, good atmosphere. Fun,quirky band. Amazing cocktails. visited Oriole on 13 Oct 2017
15 Oct 2017 by
5

Oriole never ever disappoints! Delicious! Lennert visited Oriole on 12 Oct 2017
14 Oct 2017 by
5

Superb bar, great jazz music, friendly, attentive staff. Great decor and ambiance, love this place visited Oriole on 12 Oct 2017
14 Oct 2017 by
5

Amazing place, music, staff and atmosphere. visited Oriole on 11 Oct 2017
13 Oct 2017 by
5

The location was incredible! Speakeasy, and the music great! I do enjoyed the Skyfall: it's quite an hard work to invent whisky based cocktails different from the standard ones, especially with a heated whisky; but you did the job! I'd love to come back soon! (Booking reference: DMN-15257759586) visited Oriole on 10 Oct 2017
12 Oct 2017 by
5

Hidden bar but worth the search. Outstanding, cozy atmosphere with great live music - and top notch cocktails of course. visited Oriole on 29 Jul 2017
10 Oct 2017 by
5

Loved the ambience, interesting cocktail menu and they were all very well executed. Though it was a bit noisy (apart from live concert which was nice) and I guess it was just not my style as I prefer cozier and more private cocktail bars with barmen interaction. Well worth a visit though! visited Oriole on 29 Sep 2017
10 Oct 2017 by
4

Everything was perfect, service was excellent as the music! A great evening visited Oriole on 07 Oct 2017
09 Oct 2017 by
5

From the music to the incredible ability of the barmans I've loved this place. I reccomend it for a special night. visited Oriole on 07 Oct 2017
09 Oct 2017 by
5

Great overall experience for the 8 of us! We enjoyed the atmosphere, the band, our waiter, and of course the drinks. Our favourite drinks were the spirit heavy ones - the old fashioned, the skyfall etc. I would have liked to have seen more drinks along those lines on the menu. One drink that was a disappointment which was the Garabrok - despite the impressive serving display, the person that ordered it and several others felt it tasted similar to a vodka and cranberry juice. We appreciated that the waiter offered to take it back (as it was quite different than expected) and replaced it. We also found a few other drinks too sweet for our liking e.g. the marine drive, the oaxaca, and felt the sweetness overtook the complexity of the ingredients in some cases. But there were many fantastic drinks and the overall experience and the presentation was great. We also purchased a few of the amazing glasses to take home as mementos as well. Would definitely recommend a night out here for a unique cocktail experience. visited Oriole on 06 Oct 2017
09 Oct 2017 by
4

Excellent ambiance and really elegant design. Wonderful service, great music. The cocktails are are a reason by it's own to visit this place! visited Oriole on 07 Oct 2017
09 Oct 2017 by
5

Superb - really inventive cocktails presented in a creative way in room with great ambience - with extremely polite, welcoming and friendly staff. We all enjoyed our cocktails but I particularily enjoyed the Tuscany. Would come back here any time visited Oriole on 07 Oct 2017
09 Oct 2017 by
5

The place in general is quite impressive with an amazing decoration and unique atmosphere. We tried one of the sharing cocktails which was OK, but nothing really special. Then we tried some of the other cocktails and they were truly amazing. I don't remember the name of it but there was one made with whisky and some kind of half-sphere of dark chocolate over it with nuts inside. It's definitely a must try. There was a band playing folk music and at some point most of the people in there started dancing all around. I just have ordered a cocktail and because all the hype with te music someone hit my table and spread the cocktail all over the table. I had to order it again, explaining to the waitress what happened, and at the end it was included in the bild. Other places would have included that "on the house", but I suppose that's the company policy. Great experience in general though. DMN-15206695294 visited Oriole on 06 Oct 2017
08 Oct 2017 by
4

Awesome drinks- really different and well crafted cocktails in funky glasses and with tasty accompaniments.. Great service and really enjoyable jazz! visited Oriole on 29 Sep 2017
07 Oct 2017 by
5

Amazing place. Cocktails are outstanding. Recommended. visited Oriole on 02 Oct 2017
06 Oct 2017 by
5

Not happy with having to pay a £20 deposit with a credit card over an unsecured internet connection - ALL transactions should be over HTTPS. Other than that the it was a great evening. visited Oriole on 04 Oct 2017
06 Oct 2017 by
3

Visiting from The US where I particularly like high end cocktails . Can’t say enough about how impresssed I was to find this gem. A speakeasy feel with swanky entertainment and drinks made with pride. Truly made the trip over worthwhile. visited Oriole on 02 Oct 2017
06 Oct 2017 by
5

Ref: DMN-14890761792. We had a great time celebrating my husbands birthday there. I didn't catch our table number but we were right at the front. I really loved the sharing cocktail and although he was able to eat more food options than me (dairy free, no meat etc.) he really enjoyed the options. I loved the almonds to snack on and the music was really fantastic. Our waitress was really helpful and nice. Would love to go back! Alexxa visited Oriole on 30 Sep 2017
05 Oct 2017 by
5

Super good service and drinks is good visited Oriole on 03 Oct 2017
05 Oct 2017 by
5

Great entertainment, delicious cocktail offers! visited Oriole on 02 Oct 2017
04 Oct 2017 by
5

Great cocktails, nice staff and decor however we did not have seats with a view of the stage . When we went to the bar briefly to see the entertainment we were asked what we were doing standing up. Appreciate that it is a seated only venue but we were only there for a couple of minutes and would have thought it would be ok. visited Oriole on 02 Oct 2017
04 Oct 2017 by
4

Attended the Oriole LCW17 opening party, we loved the décor and music put on that evening as well as the cocktails. The piece of iceberg in my Licoreras cocktail drink is always a welcome sight. Would I come again, yes.
04 Oct 2017 by
5

I forgot to quote my booking: DMN. I am the one who was complaining for the low quality of the "special" cocktails for the LCW2017 party, as you offered cocktails with reduced price and reduced quality. visited Oriole on 02 Oct 2017
04 Oct 2017 by
2

The place is very nice, as well as the entertainment and the staff. BUT we came there for the LCW2017 opening party and it was not as expected: the quality of all the "special" cocktails for the party was vert very very low. We still do not understand why you made this choice. You agreed to have special cocktails for less money, why reduced also the quality? Not honorable. visited Oriole on 02 Oct 2017
04 Oct 2017 by
2

Really enjoyed the opening night of London Cocktail Week. The quiz was hard but entertaining, Missy Fatale was fantastic and the band was great. Love blues music. A very busy night, and service was a little slow. Would have liked to have more of the complimentary cocktail - it was delicious. Still one of my favourite cocktail bars in London! visited Oriole on 02 Oct 2017
04 Oct 2017 by
4

We had a fnatastic time at Oriole- the atmoshpere and service was excellent! definalty going back there. visited Oriole on 30 Sep 2017
03 Oct 2017 by
5

We loved Oriole! The drinks, atmosphere, service and of course music were all spot on. I've been singing your praises. Our waitress was wonderful - a true hostess. DMN-14798694349 visited Oriole on 30 Sep 2017
02 Oct 2017 by
5

Loved it. Great atmosphere, beautiful decor, friendly and attentive service and delicious cocktails from different places in the world. All inventive and beautiful. Lucy visited Oriole on 29 Sep 2017
01 Oct 2017 by
5

Loved it. Great atmosphere, beautiful decor, friendly and attentive service and delicious cocktails from different places in the world. All inventive and beautiful. Lucy visited Oriole on 29 Sep 2017
01 Oct 2017 by
5

The atmosphere of the bar is nice. For somewhere that advertised live music so heavily I expected more of it though. Service was ok although there was an awkward moment after we had paid our bill that was unnecessary. Drinks were expensive for the quality compared to other bars charging similar prices. I found the way they were served a little gimmicky and would have preferred a great quality cocktail served in a classical way. My friend has a tequila based pumpkin drink which just was not nice. We had bar snacks and the food was very good - the Kimchi pork bun and the truffle croquettes particular highlights. visited Oriole on 29 Sep 2017
01 Oct 2017 by
3

Great venue. Decent music. Really good cocktails. I just think the fact the entire venue is seated only makes the experience somewhat cold; people have almost no chance of interacting outside of their group of friends, nobody will dare to dance to the music, it kills any spontaneous "let's go to that place" possibility, etc. Somewhat contradictory to the initial spirit of jazz itself... You should really consider allowing a decent number of walk-ins / standing customers, maybe with a high cover charge (GBP20) for such last-minute walk-ins for the music. It would make the whole experience more formatted, less pretentious, and overall more jazzy. My humble opinion. visited Oriole on 28 Sep 2017
30 Sep 2017 by
3

Fabulous. Just, fabulous. Service was top notch visited Oriole on 13 Sep 2017
26 Sep 2017 by
5

really friendly and good staff visited Oriole on 24 Sep 2017
26 Sep 2017 by
5

Drinks were amazing. So was the music. visited Oriole on 06 Sep 2017
26 Sep 2017 by
5

best bar in London so far great experience almost a Masterclass in company of your great bartender Ivano Filippi I will definitely coming back have you any sort of member card ? tks Salvatore Cipolla visited Oriole on 24 Sep 2017
26 Sep 2017 by
5

we had a great time. It would be useful to have standard cocktails on your menu as well ( i asked for a cosmopolitan and it was made for me, but not on the menu) Loved the jazz. The only feedback is that the bench seating is very hard on your behind! we didn't stay for the third set as my bottom was numb! But otherwise a great night - loved the decor, the vibe and excellent music, plus staff service was great. visited Oriole on 23 Sep 2017
26 Sep 2017 by
4

1st time I enjoy oriole bar and team. amazing presentation of drink and lovefull work on botanical, research and syrups. I will come back as soon as possible visited Oriole on 23 Sep 2017
25 Sep 2017 by
5

Amazing evening. Great atmosphere, dancing, drinks and music. The service (by Tamara) was exceptional also. visited Oriole on 22 Sep 2017
25 Sep 2017 by
5

Really great venue. Great for a first date, date or group drinks. With some really good live music. Never ceases to provide a great service and great atmosphere. visited Oriole on 22 Sep 2017
24 Sep 2017 by
5

Love this place, beautiful atmosphere, great cocktails and interesting music. It's expensive, but totally worth it visited Oriole on 15 Sep 2017
23 Sep 2017 by
5

As usual, it was perfect Maroine visited Oriole on 16 Sep 2017
20 Sep 2017 by
5

DMN-14916374482 Took my crew to Oriole for some wrap drinks and everyone commented on the great setting, menu and service. We'd definitely return here again. The only point I'd offer is that the live music was quite intermittent and somehow didnt quite match the ambience of the evening, the pianist seemed slightly cheesy and nervous. That said, a great venue and much like Nightjar we'll definately be back. visited Oriole on 12 Sep 2017
20 Sep 2017 by
4

The staff were very welcoming , helpful & professional and it started off a good evening listening to easy jazz. Thank you! visited Oriole on 17 Sep 2017
19 Sep 2017 by
4

Lovely bar with delicious drinks and super friendly and knowledgeable staff. Can't give it the full 5 stars unfortunately as we were charged £8 each 'music charge' when then band only played for about 20 minutes of our visit (we were there for about 2.5 hours). There shouldn't be music charge for people who's tables are booked for the earlier slot and therefore don't get very much live music... thanks visited Oriole on 16 Sep 2017
19 Sep 2017 by
4

Great cocktail masterclass of VII Hills Gin Lennert visited Oriole on 12 Sep 2017
18 Sep 2017 by
5

I finally did it and tried all drinks on the cocktail menu. While everyone will have their own favourite, each of the cocktails are special in their own way! 5 stars all over Lennert visited Oriole on 16 Sep 2017
18 Sep 2017 by
5

Cocktails were good, although not the best. Staff seemed quite pretentious, not hugely welcoming. Sadly we had reached our booking time limit, so we're rushed out of what was a half empty bar. No attempt to accommodate us further. That's their choice and I respect that, but won't be visiting again. Often visit the Artesian, so know what good staff and service really is. visited Oriole on 16 Sep 2017
18 Sep 2017 by
2

A fantastic night as always, your cocktails are second only to the service and the jazz was quite wonderful. clerkenwellkid visited Oriole on 15 Sep 2017
17 Sep 2017 by
5

Everything was excellent, although the service was incredibly slow. visited Oriole on 14 Sep 2017
16 Sep 2017 by
5

Great ambience music service and food. Will be back! visited Oriole on 12 Sep 2017
15 Sep 2017 by
5

The Seven Hills Gin Masterclass was wonderful, especially the cocktails on reduced prices and the little negroni inspired gin jelly dessert that was given as part of the session. YUM! visited Oriole on 12 Sep 2017
14 Sep 2017 by
5

Small but great food, quirky cocktails, noisy but warm atmosphere and interior deco, super for dates and also for groups visited Oriole on 12 Sep 2017
14 Sep 2017 by
4

Fantastic service, lots of interesting cocktails in addition to conventional options, tasty food, and good music. visited Oriole on 11 Sep 2017
13 Sep 2017 by
5

The Oriole is a brilliant location for live music! Me and my boyfriend have been visitors here before and we've been that one couple that refuse to sit DOWN!!! We are on our feet dancing away to the music from start to finish! :p. The food is delicious, staff are friendly (we were served by the lovely Sophia) and the music is spectacular. Highly recommend this place. Plan to celebrate my bday here in a couple months time! Thanks you Oriole team for such a great experience. Love, Gigi! X visited Oriole on 10 Sep 2017
12 Sep 2017 by
5

Exceptional service, friendly staff, high quality cocktails and beautiful music. I always ask before I choose my drink. Staff's recommendations have never let me down. Keep up the great work visited Oriole on 09 Sep 2017
12 Sep 2017 by
5

Unforgettable! Its really cool bar. Eva visited Oriole on 09 Sep 2017
12 Sep 2017 by
5

Excellent venue, food and cocktails visited Oriole on 09 Sep 2017
11 Sep 2017 by
5

Fantastic service and amazing cocktails, the combination of the sweet and savoury edges took the drink to a completely new level. Highly recommended for the adventurous visited Oriole on 09 Sep 2017
11 Sep 2017 by
5

Our waitress, who I believe was French, was excellent. She made our experience extra lovely. The only thing that was less then stellar about our experience was that I had to have my back to the music (so my companion who had never been could see). Benoit Viellefon is my favourite to hear at Oriole. Overall I adore this place, just wish I could have been in a spot where we could both see! visited Oriole on 08 Sep 2017
11 Sep 2017 by
5

DMN 604599232016 Great atmospheric and delicious drinks. My partner loved the Oaxaca. I missed a flaming Rum cocktail that I had there about a year ago but unhelfully couldn't remember what it was called. The Tuscan Holiday more than made up for it! Leanne visited Oriole on 08 Sep 2017
10 Sep 2017 by
4

Excellent music, fast service and stunning cocktails. Fred visited Oriole on 08 Sep 2017
10 Sep 2017 by
5

The music and mood were beautiful. We can talk and listen to music comfortably. "Most" waiters were knowledgeable and enjoyed the challenge of making cocktails off the menu for us. The food menu is limited, but the worst part of the experience was the reception. After making an advance booking, using a credit card, with email confirmations. I was made to wait outside by the door security for a very long time as they prepared the table. The least that could have been done was to let us into the bar as they prepared. The door mans attitude was rude. I will not be going back regrettably because I was expecting laid back and cool and got a place that was trying too hard and is disrespectful to their customers. visited Oriole on 05 Sep 2017
07 Sep 2017 by
3

Fantastic service from very friendly and attentive staff. Qi visited Oriole on 04 Sep 2017
06 Sep 2017 by
5

The true hospitality experts. If you want a five star treatment you know where to go. visited Oriole on 03 Sep 2017
05 Sep 2017 by
5

another excellent evening at Oriole visited Oriole on 02 Sep 2017
05 Sep 2017 by
5

The cocktails are just brilliant! Lovely place, fun night and excellent service. Thank you! visited Oriole on 02 Sep 2017
04 Sep 2017 by
5

Great drinks, relatively quiet on a Saturday evening but that was great for our large group. Service was great. visited Oriole on 02 Sep 2017
04 Sep 2017 by
4

Organised a surprise birthday here for my mum and her friends, which I didn't attend. The Oriole staff went out of their way to ensure they had an amazing night, with the most personal service. They had a magical evening and couldn't stop raving about the quality of the service. Thank you Oriole! visited Oriole on 01 Sep 2017
03 Sep 2017 by
5

14762806887 Great atmosphere, good music nice friendly staff. Enjoyed the whole experience the most. Nice menu's coctails. Would recommend to friends any time, actually already did! visited Oriole on 01 Sep 2017
03 Sep 2017 by
5

I had an absolutely brilliant time celebrating my 40th birthday at Oriole. Our waitress was really lovely and also very patient! Drinks were great as always and the live music really made the night. Many thanks Oriole for a memorable night visited Oriole on 27 Aug 2017
01 Sep 2017 by
5

Very creative menu, unexpected spirit/ingredient combos that work flavor-wise, and wonderful presentation. Only suggestion I would make (understanding there may not be time on busy nights) is that upon serving a cocktail, explain what's in it and how to manage the various accoutrements that come with it :) visited Oriole on 30 Aug 2017
01 Sep 2017 by
5

Good music, good atmosphere and very daring cocktails . I prefer its sister joint Nightjar, but this is a good alternative. Cocktails are interesting and presentation is fab, but they can be a bit weir at times Rickyspa1 visited Oriole on 04 Aug 2017
01 Sep 2017 by
4

We came Monday night 28th Aug. DMN-14776677602. I booked as a surprise for my boyfriend's birthday and he was so pleased. The atmosphere and service was impeccable, and the live piano was a dream for him. The blackrock martini was our favourite from what we tried, but all of them exceeded our expectations. Looking forward to trying more. Huge thanks to you all for a great night - we will return! visited Oriole on 28 Aug 2017
30 Aug 2017 by
5

Great place to chill with friends with live music over cocktails visited Oriole on 27 Aug 2017
29 Aug 2017 by
4

Great music, great drinks and brilliant service Richard visited Oriole on 26 Aug 2017
29 Aug 2017 by
5

Great atmosphere and a cosy little bar. The drinks were lovely but by far the best was the Yonezawa. Who'd have thought Rum and Sake would work so well! DNM-14776371252 visited Oriole on 24 Aug 2017
29 Aug 2017 by
5

DMN-14778661109 Really enjoyed our evening, the drinks were delicious! visited Oriole on 26 Aug 2017
28 Aug 2017 by
5

Love how helpful the staff are and they know the menu very well. visited Oriole on 24 Aug 2017
27 Aug 2017 by
4

It was a really pleasant Wednesday evening. Myself and my date enjoyed the beautiful jazz music and we felt in good hands when choosing one of the many cocktails on the money. Thank you for having us! visited Oriole on 23 Aug 2017
25 Aug 2017 by
5

We loved the drinks and food, all absolutely incredible. We were also given some postcards of all the drinks, a lovely souvenir to remember a great night visited Oriole on 23 Aug 2017
25 Aug 2017 by
5

Friendly, polite and efficient service, reasonably sized dance space for lindy or jive George visited Oriole on 21 Aug 2017
23 Aug 2017 by
4

AMAZING!! I will definitely come back!! visited Oriole on 20 Aug 2017
22 Aug 2017 by
5

Oriole never ceases to amaze. Yet again amazing cocktails, delicious food and great live music. Our friends, who joined for the first time, were inpressed! DMN-14719767433 Lennert visited Oriole on 19 Aug 2017
21 Aug 2017 by
5

This was one of the best nights out we've had in a long time! The service was amazing, the music was great, and the drinks were awesome!!! Will definitely be going back!!!! visited Oriole on 13 Aug 2017
21 Aug 2017 by
5

Exceptional. Cocktails were absolutely on point and the music was rockin'. Looking forward to coming back! visited Oriole on 17 Aug 2017
21 Aug 2017 by
5

Great drinks. Perfectly balanced and very inventive presentation. Great service from the bartenders too. visited Oriole on 18 Aug 2017
20 Aug 2017 by
5

Favourite aspect of our visit: The cocktails; the menu concept, design and presentation; the live music. Didn't enjoy: The slow service (20' for our cocktails to arrive); the food. Missed from the menu: the punches, as it was not clear whether we could still order them for only 2 people - a bit confusing. Food: enjoyed the goat cheese churros. Also tried the sweetbreads, padron peppers and crab bite, but they all seemed too salty and not quite right. Will we visit again? Probably, to enjoy the music and try more of the cocktails! visited Oriole on 17 Aug 2017
19 Aug 2017 by
3

Attentive knowledgable staff. Great drinks. Great atmosphere. visited Oriole on 17 Aug 2017
19 Aug 2017 by
5

Excellent, great host and live band who played a song we asked. visited Oriole on 12 Aug 2017
19 Aug 2017 by
5

Excellent place...lots of character. Had 4 cocktails and they were all delicious and very well accomplished. Will definitely go back visited Oriole on 15 Aug 2017
17 Aug 2017 by
5

Yet another delicious food pairing, this time with Appleton Estate Rum Lennert visited Oriole on 14 Aug 2017
16 Aug 2017 by
5

Super classy and slick looking. It was so lovely to have an evening listening to a live band over cocktails. jaymieoc visited Oriole on 14 Feb 2017
16 Aug 2017 by
5

It's always a pleasure to spend a night at Oriole. All the staff is so kind, good food perfects cocktails and wonderful music. What else? visited Oriole on 10 Aug 2017
16 Aug 2017 by
5

I REALLY LOVED the place...all the staff was really helpfull and friendly specially Gabrielle who had lots of patience to answer all my questions, suggest me about the cocktails and let me try some of the ingredients from the drinks... My fav was Marine drive...stunning presentation and the flavour was spectacular ( loved the smoky honey)...the Bounty was really good as well (amaro,rum and sapote combine very well).. The presentation for Yonezawa was amazing as well (the ice on the side surprised me big time) altough the flavour was not for me ( I am not a sake fan and vinegar flavour was too strong for me) so I didn't finish it... The menu was very complete...with lots of different flavours from all around the world...the only thing I would suggest, however, is to put a small description of the exotic ingredients on the same page so it woulbe easier for people with little experience to find an ideal cocktail for them. I'm from outta town but I surely would go more often and definetly will go always that visit London... Outstanding joob guys!!! I LOVED ORIOLE! 10/10 visited Oriole on 11 Aug 2017
15 Aug 2017 by
5

the best cocktails in my life!!!! visited Oriole on 11 Aug 2017
14 Aug 2017 by
5

Service was totally miserable and slow. Band was good but had changed without being told beforehand. Drinks were good but food overpriced and not appetising. No mention of my husbands 30th birthday despite me making a special request. visited Oriole on 12 Aug 2017
14 Aug 2017 by
2

great lovely drinks fantastic old fashioned. Mould breaking good... visited Oriole on 12 Aug 2017
14 Aug 2017 by
5

DMN-13881287662 6 ladies came here for a special birthday and Wow was it special - this club is awesome. The staff are brilliant so friendly and helpful also they have a good knowledge of the amazing cocktail menu - we all had the burger and unusual chips which we enjoyed - thecambiznce and atmosphere here is spot on and we absolutely loved the live band who played a lot of popular numbers and were very crowd pleasing. It's not too loud here and we lived the loos esprcially the enormous fan on the wall. Come here if you want a fabulous night out. visited Oriole on 12 Aug 2017
14 Aug 2017 by
5

Great live band and fantastic cocktails visited Oriole on 11 Aug 2017
14 Aug 2017 by
4

The Band was great - but unfortunately the service was very slow. It took us ages to order a drink and we had to call the waiter twice. The secon round of drinks came 20 minutes after we ordered, again we had to call the waiter in order to be served even if the place was half empty. We still love the concept of listening a band playing while drinking but we would rather go to the night jar. visited Oriole on 11 Aug 2017
13 Aug 2017 by
3

Lovely bar, excellent cocktails and food along with brilliant service visited Oriole on 11 Aug 2017
13 Aug 2017 by
5

Everything was just perfect, thank you. visited Oriole on 10 Aug 2017
12 Aug 2017 by
5

Very informative master class with plenty of tasting experience and interactive discussion. I really enjoyed it! visited Oriole on 08 Aug 2017
11 Aug 2017 by
5

I think I might have a new favourite snack. The compressed pineapple soaked in Freya Birch Spirit was delicious. I hope you put it on your permanent menu! Lennert visited Oriole on 08 Aug 2017
10 Aug 2017 by
5

Impeccable service from each member of the staff. Thanks for the good night! visited Oriole on 08 Aug 2017
10 Aug 2017 by
5

Having been before, I was looking forward to sharing an evening with family visiting from out of town. They were blown away by the hidden gem tucked underground in the belly of smithfield market. The live band, attentive service and intricate cocktails rounded out a great sunday night. We're ready for our next round! visited Oriole on 06 Aug 2017
08 Aug 2017 by
5

The Oriole bar was a fantastic experience that I would highly recommend to anyone who wants a special and unique night out, completely different from other available bars in the city. My partner and I went to celebrate our engagement, we came, obviously, for the cocktails but a close second was to see the Pinstripe Reduit Swing Quartet band as my fiancé and I both love that style of music. We hadn't heard the band before but hoped they would live up to our expectations from the wonderfully written description on the Oriole website. When we arrived (an hour early) we were accommodated with a smile and open arms, taken down into the bar and shown to our seats by the hostess, as we had specifically come to see the band my partner was disappointment to find that we were sat rather far away from the band and out of line of sight of them too. I requested that we be moved closer if at all possible; the hostess was again, more than helpful and found us a table right next to the band with absolutely no fuss at all. I can't fault the service from the staff at the Oriole, from the hostess who showed us to our seats, to the very informative and helpful wait staff who provided excellent suggestions regarding cocktail choices they were all marvellous. We thoroughly enjoyed all the cocktails we ordered and the presentation was nothing more than superb, they were by far the most ascetically pleasing and most complex and wonderfully tasting cocktails I have ever experienced, once again I have nothing but praise for your menu and mixologists who are in my opinion nothing short of amazing. Now the band, which we were very excited to see, really elevated the evening from something amazing to an utterly perfect experience. As musicians they were all excellent, as showman they were all superb and I couldn’t have wished for a better cherry to top off our night. They played some fantastic tunes, which we gleefully sang along too, included some (totally original) songs of their own ‘cruising down the M25’ was a stroke of genius. We were sat so close by that we enjoyed some back and forth with Robin Phillips, the front man, and even managed to personally convey our thanks to him and the band for creating such a wonderful atmosphere in an already wonderful setting. He was such a gentleman that when I mentioned our engagement and how much they had added to our evening that he wanted to come and meet my fiancé, he gifted us with an album which I wanted to pay for but he wouldn’t accept any money. We loved them so much that we even enquired as to their availability as our wedding band, which again Robin graciously spoke to us about and passed on his business card. I can’t speak more highly about the band and bar, the two are such a perfect match. We will be looking out for the dates that they are playing and coming again for sure, if you had them on every night we would fast become regulars. Thank you all for such a wonderful and memorable evening. visited Oriole on 05 Aug 2017
07 Aug 2017 by
5

Always a pleasure to go back to Oriole. Staff was as helpful as professional as the last times. Small disappointment with the band. The sound was not great, and you could barely hear the singer over the sound of the instruments. Might be because we were seating next to the bar, behind the columns. But I don't think so because the audience was not very receptive to the music. The singer tried several times to get the audience to participate, and very few people obliged. Also fairly rare that nobody starts dancing, which makes me think that I wasn't the only one unimpressed by the music. My booking was: DMN-14554935138 visited Oriole on 05 Aug 2017
07 Aug 2017 by
4

Spent Saturday night at Oriole and it was overall a great experience. It's a hidden gem and a rare find in London. Great decor, friendly staff, loved the live music (although the 3 sets they played could have been longer), food was delicious (shrimp taco's were our favorite, we just had to order more). The cocktails and their presentation were very adventurous and almost a bit over the top. After three or four I switched to wine which was great too! Definitely coming back! DMN-14593116759 visited Oriole on 05 Aug 2017
07 Aug 2017 by
5

Spent Saturday night at Oriole and it was overall a great experience. It's a hidden gem and a rare find in London. Great decor, friendly staff, loved the live music (although the 3 sets they played could have been longer), food was delicious (shrimp taco's were our favorite, we just had to order more). The cocktails and their presentation were very adventurous and almost a bit over the top. After three or four I switched to wine which was great too! Definitely coming back! visited Oriole on 05 Aug 2017
07 Aug 2017 by
5

Atmosphere is amazing. The vibes, the music....very classy. Number 24 on the cocktail list comes in a cool sack and tastes amazing. I will definitely be returning. DMN-14600604632 visited Oriole on 05 Aug 2017
07 Aug 2017 by
5

I'd enjoyed a previous visit to Oriole and I like Nightjar, but I was really disappointed with the cocktails this time; they really seemed to be more about gimmicks than good taste. One of them came in a kitschy wooden cup with an olive/white chocolate "ice cream cone." Neither of the flavours had anything to do with each other, let alone the taste profile of the cocktail they accompanied. I'd much rather pay for quality ingredients in my cocktails rather than elaborate methods of serving that don't add much (or even detract) from taste. visited Oriole on 05 Aug 2017
07 Aug 2017 by
1

Great music nice cocktails very original although none that were amazing. Some of them are a little too strange for the palette. However its a very nice place. visited Oriole on 05 Aug 2017
07 Aug 2017 by
4

We visited 5 of the top bars in London in one night. Oriole was the best from all of them! Next time we visit London we will have drinks there for sure! Amazing atmosphere and hospitality, out of this world drinks and delicious bar food! Its a must! :) Cheers! visited Oriole on 03 Aug 2017
07 Aug 2017 by
5

Oriole is ok for a quick visit but probably won't go back. Fairly large space so reservations are easier to get than at Nightjar but that in itself loses some of the intimate ambiance which makes for the experience. The reservation experience is a bit top heavy for what you get, although seemingly standard for bars like this, and while the drinks had a certain flair when presented, they were not overly fantastic or worth the price tag. Our waiter was knowledgeable and everyone of the staff we encountered were super nice, including the door staff, which is a plus, but there are other places in the city to spend your time when looking for an evening of cocktails. VJ visited Oriole on 04 Aug 2017
06 Aug 2017 by
3

A great evening, great atmosphere. Loved the music, which was top quality but wasn't so loud as to prevent conversation. Drinks were imaginative, but also old classics like a whisky sour were beautifully done. Will definitely be there again. DMN-14569255947 visited Oriole on 03 Aug 2017
06 Aug 2017 by
5

Very good cocktail and very nice atmosphere visited Oriole on 04 Aug 2017
06 Aug 2017 by
5

It's a such unique place! Great jazz, lovely atmosphere, and staff makes you feel so welcome! visited Oriole on 03 Aug 2017
05 Aug 2017 by
5

I have never been here and chose this bar for the music. I have a guest from Greece visiting and wanted her to have a good experience. Arrived at the entrance and began to talk downstairs, the Doorman was on a power trip, made us walk back up the stairs outside, and refused to talk to me until I was standing at the "right place'. Felt like we were with an unemotional prison guard. We are not 20 somethings waiting at a club.. This is a city venue with clientele who don't appreciate being treated like gatecrashers. It was dominant aggressive posturing and made the start unpleasant and unwelcome. Once in, the bar was mostly empty. Hostess was lovely and very apologetic when I told her our experience and gave us a good table and a small complementary drink. Overall the cocktails were so-so for the price, much too gimmicky, decor was dingy tropical wall paper, sticky tables, like a faded florida bar if you think that's cool. However, The band was excellent and we enjoyed the music, but next to us were a group of drunken loud ladies which the poor musicians had to play to. sadly to say, will not be back there again. My favourite bar is Colebrooke Row because it has a welcoming warm vibe, the servers have personality and treat you like a friend, they cannot be more accommodating considering they are a tiny bar, the doorman is polite and apologetic if they cannot accommodate us, that is CLASS and they attract classy friendly customers. Worth learning from them. Trying to be popular and hard to get, is NOT classy but wanna be. visited Oriole on 02 Aug 2017
04 Aug 2017 by
2

(DMN-14396902284 ) We had amazing service, and fantastic cocktails and food. I think we had almost half of the menu! Loved the creative cocktails, amazing flavours and beautiful presentation. Wonderful personal service, it was a fantastic night out. Lots of photos shared on instagram account @klecktails visited Oriole on 28 Jul 2017
04 Aug 2017 by
5

Please quote your DMN booking reference so we can contact you if you are the lucky winner! Booking reference: DMN-14533400074 What was your favourite aspect of your visit? The music - Sugar KIngs / Cuban What there anything you didn't enjoy? The noise, we seemed to be the only people there interested in listening to the musicians What was your favourite cocktail and why? Mojitos Was there a drink you didn't enjoy or missed from our menu? N/A If you ordered food, was there a dish you particularly enjoyed? N/A Will you visit us again? Why/why not? Sorry but it's unlikely. Thank you for your time and we look forward to seeing you soon. Leave a review visited Oriole on 01 Aug 2017
03 Aug 2017 by
3

Loved it! Great service, interesting drinks, and the music was brilliant - DMN-14451287688 visited Oriole on 01 Aug 2017
03 Aug 2017 by
4

Delicious drinks, great music and, most importantly, knowledgable and attentive service that went the extra mile visited Oriole on 01 Aug 2017
03 Aug 2017 by
4

Oriole is a unique bar in the whole world. A bar with soul, sophistication, creativity, coolness. Staff is very friendly, ambiance and decor with very good taste, drinks prepared with excellence. visited Oriole on 23 Jul 2017
01 Aug 2017 by
5

Great cocktails and wonderful bar and floor staff. Must visit for London cocktail experience visited Oriole on 30 Jul 2017
01 Aug 2017 by
5

Great Jazz! Unique cocktails! Friendly service! visited Oriole on 30 Jul 2017
01 Aug 2017 by
5

Amazing, amazing night. Best bar I have been to in London and couldn't recommend it more! Cocktails, music and service was all exceptional. They even gave us complimentary bubbly for our table. Emily visited Oriole on 30 Jul 2017
01 Aug 2017 by
5

Really great atmosphere and music. Staff were also so friendly and very helpful. Prices of drinks were very reasonable and great presentation of the cocktails. Would definitely go again. visited Oriole on 29 Jul 2017
31 Jul 2017 by
5

Upon arriving at the door, we were greeted gruffly by your door staff who then looked us up and down, made us wait for 5 minutes even though we had a booking and then let us in, with a mumbled enjoy your evening, This is not a way to greet customers especially one that positions itself as an "oasis of warmth". Once in the service was very good, but we were disappointed that no snacks were offered with cocktails as any other cocktail bar in London does or hotel bar. In addition, I had mentioned that it was my boyfriend's birthday and there was no effort to celebrate this, which was disappointing. Why ask if you aren't going to mention it? The cocktails were very good but our night was already tainted by our door greeting. visited Oriole on 25 Jul 2017
31 Jul 2017 by
2

Amazing service and music, perfect night out visited Oriole on 29 Jul 2017
31 Jul 2017 by
5

Food and cocktails were great, the wine choice too limited but my main issue was the band. Considering you paid extra to see live music on a Saturday night I expect a better vocalist and performance. They were technically good but had no soul, just going through the motions, so poor in my opinion. visited Oriole on 29 Jul 2017
31 Jul 2017 by
3

Amazing drinks, excellent service and the mood was perfect for either a date or group evening out! New favorite place! Dmn- 14462771419 visited Oriole on 29 Jul 2017
31 Jul 2017 by
5

Excellent drinks, service and mood! visited Oriole on 29 Jul 2017
31 Jul 2017 by
5

Love love loooove this place. The music, the atmosphere, the cocktails and the staff are just top notch. I couldn't ask for a better night out! visited Oriole on 28 Jul 2017
30 Jul 2017 by
5

We had a great girls night in Oriole. Drinks were great, food delicious, atmosphere perfect for a night out(not too loud so people can have a normal conversation). Staff was very polite and knowledgable as well. visited Oriole on 25 Jul 2017
30 Jul 2017 by
5

A real slice of something different. The decor allowed you to dream of being in a different city....century? Each cocktail was an event....and I have sampled MANY cocktails in London...the food was perfect....I tried most of it....small dishes but exquisitely formed. DMN 14416912843 visited Oriole on 23 Jul 2017
29 Jul 2017 by
5

We really enjoyed the Veuve Cliquot Masterclass. I discovered my new favourite! The pendennis cocktail is just amazing!! Lennert visited Oriole on 25 Jul 2017
29 Jul 2017 by
5

Great birthday party with our favourite cocktails. Lennert visited Oriole on 22 Jul 2017
29 Jul 2017 by
5

DMN-14476422731 fabulous private venue with a great ambience, perfect for a romantic evening out, excellent band and attentive service, highly recommended. visited Oriole on 23 Jul 2017
29 Jul 2017 by
5

Amazing cocktails great food. Our waitress was fantastic! visited Oriole on 22 Jul 2017
28 Jul 2017 by
5

One of the best nights in ages. The music was fantastic. Every drink (except the small yellow lemony one) were delicious and presented in great cups! Slightly more expensive than our average night - £100 for two of us , 3 rounds of drinks visited Oriole on 22 Jul 2017
28 Jul 2017 by
5

It was fantastic! Thank you very much for another great evening. We will be back again! visited Oriole on 27 Jul 2017
28 Jul 2017 by
5

great atmosphere, amazing cocktails and extremely kind staff visited Oriole on 26 Jul 2017
28 Jul 2017 by
5

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