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.
Nightjar parents Edmund and Rosie Weil have taken 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 grazing plates too, so you can munch away whilst you sup on the tailored libations.
|Bottle of Lager (330ml)||£4.00|
|Bottle of Cider (568ml)||£4.50|
|Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer)||£6.50|
|Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large )||£5.50|
|Bottle of House Wine||£22.00|
|Bottle of Champagne||£55.00|
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.
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,...
Reply from OrioleThank you for your feedback. We offer seated table service in a similar fashion a restaurant, so there is a booking length. A two hour reservation is just the standard booking time. However, you are able to booked a longer reservation, but it depends on availability. There may appear to be empty tables, but they were probably reserved for reservations. If you are unable to book for the length of time you require, please add a note in 'customer requests' or email email@example.com. All the best, Oriole.
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