Cocktail Bar


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.

Please note, the bar has an over 21s policy. 


Offer Availability
Free Live Music & Reduced Price Cocktails
We are offering live music on the house alongside an exclusive menu of brand sponsored reduced price cocktails. Live music from 9pm.
Tuesday 18:00 – 02:00
Sunday 18:00 – 02:00
Ford's Gin presents "The History of Gin According to Cocktails"
If you would like to purchase a ticket, please use the Fords Gin Masterclass Booking Type, places are limited! The masterclass begins promptly at 7pm, please arrive 30 minutes before to receive your welcome drink.
Monday 18:00 – 18:30
Aperol Aperitivo Hour everyday 6-8pm
Oriole Spritz & two small plates for £10, every day between 6-8pm.
Monday 18:00 – 20:00
Tuesday 18:00 – 20:00
Wednesday 18:00 – 20:00
Thursday 18:00 – 20:00
Friday 18:00 – 20:00
Saturday 18:00 – 20:00
Sunday 18:00 – 20:00


  • Live Music, Experience
  • East London, City of London
  • Splash the Cash £££
  • London - Experience, London - Themed Christmas, London - Private Hire


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)

Oriole East Poultry Avenue EC1A 9LH

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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