Oriole, like its sister bar Nightjar, is also a speakeasy-inspired affair in the heart of the city, hidden away below historic Smithfield Market. Named after the exotic bird species native across Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia, the Oriole cocktail menu interprets the flavours and tastes of these parts of the world. Alongside the award-winning drinks menu, there is an equally impressive and praise worthy bar food menu of small Nikkei-inspired sharing plates.

Oriole boasts an impressive roster of events to keep you going seven days a week. Each night, there is live music brought to you by the hottest musicians playing on the London scene; expect anything from jazz to swing to blues and world influences. On Sunday and Tuesdays, the venue teams up with drinks brands to offer free live music and a reduced priced cocktail menu, featuring seasonally-inspired tipples. On other nights you can watch the live shows from as little as £5. The music cover charge is paid directly to our musicians and added to your bill at the end of the evening.

On Mondays, why not kick off your week with one of their drinks tasting masterclasses? Guests are treated to a welcome drink and taster canape on arrival and tasting serves. Better still, why not make an evening of it and stay on for an aperitivo and free live music from 9pm. The aperitivo offer runs from 6-8pm each day and for £10 includes the monthly drink special and seasonal snack plate. Sounds like a good way to beat those Monday blues.

They also regularly like to host unique events with friends and collaborators, from guest chef supper clubs to their cocktail discotheque, complete with a DJ to get you boogieing into the wee hours.


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£100 - £200


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Day Open Close Notes
Monday 18:00 23:00
Tuesday 18:00 2:00
Wednesday 18:00 2:00
Thursday 18:00 2:00
Friday 18:00 2:00
Saturday 18:00 2:00
Sunday 18:00 2:00



Oriole, Oriole, East Poultry Avenue, EC1A 9LH


East London

Nearest Station

Farringdon (Tube)

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
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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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, too. The Venue Oriole welcomes you with curtainsand…

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