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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...

Info

None
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

Menus

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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

Name Type Capacity
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Capacity
Standing
Cost Min spend
Midweek*
Min spend
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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Good food, great drinks, great music visited Oriole on 09 Dec 2017
11 Dec 2017 by
5

Lovely classy cocktail bar with a friendly and knowledgeable team. Strong cocktails! Cool concept! Cant wait to go back. visited Oriole on 09 Dec 2017
11 Dec 2017 by
5

All Perfect !!!Good Cocktails Excellent Service !We arrived half an hour earlier but were able to join our table ! visited Oriole on 09 Dec 2017
11 Dec 2017 by
5

DMN-16149164244 What was your favourite aspect of your visit? The atmosphere. Was there anything you didn't enjoy? Not really What was your favourite cocktail and why? Was there a drink you didn't enjoy or missed from our menu? Not sure what the name was. But it had a bowl and scoops. Tasted good and was engaging. If you ordered food, was there a dish you particularly enjoyed? N/A Will you visit us again? Why/why not? Yes. For the music, drinks and atmosphere. Thanks, Tom Jeffery visited Oriole on 09 Dec 2017
11 Dec 2017 by
5

What was your favourite aspect of your visit? The surprise of the location. Was there anything you didn't enjoy? Not really. What was your favourite cocktail and why? Something in a weird bow with scoops. Because it was engaging. Was there a drink you didn't enjoy or missed from our menu? Didn't have a look at the whole menu. If you ordered food, was there a dish you particularly enjoyed? N/A Will you visit us again? Why/why not? Yes. For the music, drinks and atmosphere. visited Oriole on 09 Dec 2017
11 Dec 2017 by
5

DMN-15562202226 One of the best bars in London. Had a really fabulous time - the drinks were unique, the service was really friendly and the music was a really great addition. Such a geeat athosphere and ambiance. Can’t wait to go back visited Oriole on 09 Dec 2017
11 Dec 2017 by
5

very nice staff and very well organised. good music too. visited Oriole on 08 Dec 2017
10 Dec 2017 by
5

Interesting Reyka vodka masterclass. Nice cocktails Lennert visited Oriole on 14 Nov 2017
09 Dec 2017 by
5

Birthday celebration at Oriole! With live music from Grupo Atlantico. Again, perfect atmosphere Lennert visited Oriole on 03 Dec 2017
09 Dec 2017 by
5

Sensational music. Great dim speakeasy lights. Classy place and vibes to spare. DMN-16079230319 visited Oriole on 05 Dec 2017
07 Dec 2017 by
5

Amazing place. Definitely coming back visited Oriole on 05 Dec 2017
07 Dec 2017 by
5

Music, drinks and atmosphere were fantastic visited Oriole on 03 Dec 2017
07 Dec 2017 by
5

Drinks took really long to make even though it wasn’t v full. Otherwise great quality and spectacle visited Oriole on 04 Dec 2017
06 Dec 2017 by
4

Cool live music @Eric Ranzoni Nice cocktails visited Oriole on 04 Dec 2017
06 Dec 2017 by
5

With Nightjar best bar in London!! visited Oriole on 04 Dec 2017
06 Dec 2017 by
5

It was an amazing experience as usual visited Oriole on 03 Dec 2017
05 Dec 2017 by
5

Superb - all the excellence of a top venue with the traditional laid back approach and decor of a speak easy.... drinks to die for and impeccable service... visited Oriole on 02 Dec 2017
04 Dec 2017 by
5

Create cocktails, great service and the Bone Shakers are an incredible band. visited Oriole on 01 Dec 2017
04 Dec 2017 by
5

Amazing drinks and great atmosphere, lovely service visited Oriole on 02 Dec 2017
04 Dec 2017 by
5

DMN-15771808553. Fantastic venue - live music and whole atmosphere was spot on. visited Oriole on 02 Dec 2017
04 Dec 2017 by
5

Good cocktails (really liked the Skyefall) BUT 1/ the design of the various bits and pieces adorning the glasses were at best odd. 2/ Service to be perfected... the waitress grabbing our glasses before we even get the chance to finish it! 3/ Terrible live band in the evening of Dec 1, including useless banter for 15 minutes from the singer of the "band" 4/ No show conditions not in the confirmatiin email nor on the reminder. Even though the email says they are... Conclusion: go to Nightjar. Far superior on all counts. visited Oriole on 01 Dec 2017
03 Dec 2017 by
3

DM NO: 15901181533 Amazing night! Atmosphere and evening was magical as always and the service was fantastic. So glad to have discovered it visited Oriole on 01 Dec 2017
03 Dec 2017 by
5

Favourite place in a London! Service is always fantastic and the atmosphere is magical! So glad I discovered it visited Oriole on 01 Dec 2017
03 Dec 2017 by
5

We had a perfect night at the Oriole for my husbands birthday. The atmosphere was perfect, the staff really friendly and helpful, the cocktails were quirky and interesting but still tasted amazing and the live music was the icing on top of the cake and made for an extremely entertaining evening. We had a great time and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to everybody we know! Yes a little pricey but for a special occasion it was ideal! visited Oriole on 01 Dec 2017
03 Dec 2017 by
5

Great cocktails. But our waitress was subpar. visited Oriole on 25 Nov 2017
28 Nov 2017 by
4

Nice evening, fantastic cocktails, good music. visited Oriole on 25 Nov 2017
27 Nov 2017 by
4

Great service and awesome cocktails with fun presentation visited Oriole on 24 Nov 2017
26 Nov 2017 by
5

Completely lived up to expectations and we’re looking forward to bringing in the New Year at Oriole. The Alhambra cocktail was a revelation. (DMN booking Ref: 15724691938) Vikram visited Oriole on 22 Nov 2017
25 Nov 2017 by
5

Amazing cocktails and amazing vibe. One of the best bars in London visited Oriole on 23 Nov 2017
25 Nov 2017 by
5

What was your favourite aspect of your visit? Great atmosphere, music and ambient What there anything you didn't enjoy?  A vuole of items we wanted to eat had ran out What was your favourite cocktail and why?  Brasilian inspired ... can't remember the name but starts with p ... sorry !! Was there a drink you didn't enjoy or missed from our menu?  I was unsure if u also do classic cocktails If you ordered food, was there a dish you particularly enjoyed? Great olives ... I love olives Will you visit us again? Why/why not? Yes ... plan to come to stay longer next time. I already booked the nightmare for an evening in jan visited Oriole on 23 Nov 2017
25 Nov 2017 by
5

Loved the experience. The music was excellent and relaxing. The waitress who served us was lovely and helpful. I would liked to have more variety of food as we were hungry but only small portion of nibbles were available. The cocktail/drink menu is awesome, my favourite was no 21. The taste was refreshing. A little expensive night but worth the experience. Thank you visited Oriole on 22 Nov 2017
24 Nov 2017 by
4

Cocktails were from another world (in a good way) loved the vibe, will go back! visited Oriole on 18 Nov 2017
23 Nov 2017 by
3

We had an amazing night, and wow what a beautifully designed venue. The love music was seriously impressive too. My only tiny complaint was our waitress wasn't up to scratch, didn't seem to know her stuff, we got lucky with our last order with a guy that was great and helped a lot. If we had got him earlier in the night we would have probably got extremely drunk though - so... visited Oriole on 18 Nov 2017
23 Nov 2017 by
5

Great as always, the only thing is that the volume can be lowered a little bit before 10pm. visited Oriole on 21 Nov 2017
23 Nov 2017 by
4

Serving staff was friendly and helpful with cocktail recommendations. Eric visited Oriole on 21 Nov 2017
23 Nov 2017 by
4

DMN-15652616128 Loved the decor and ambience. Thoroughly enjoyed my first visit there, wont be my last. Must compliment the Italian hostess who was accommodating and pleasant, though I have not remembered her name exactly. We had single malt scotch and a pinot noir but did not sample the menu. visited Oriole on 07 Nov 2017
23 Nov 2017 by
4

I loved the space and the food was delicious. The sound, however, was terrible and didn't do the pianist justice at all. It was also strange not to to have introduced the act, as most jazz venues do. It was a slightly disappointing set-up for a venue that brings quality musicians and jazz talent in and is supposed to cater for music lovers. visited Oriole on 20 Nov 2017
22 Nov 2017 by
2

we ordered the aperol liquer and instead of that the waitress probably misunderstood and brought us the aperol coctail which costed 5 more pounds. in the end we had to pay 5 more pounds each without initially asking for this drink. we insisted that we get a refund but the waitress was not so helpful. Ultimately, she called someone else from the staff and she returned us the extra money. Overall, a disappointing experience. its nit abkut the price but about the fact that we actually ordered something different that the one finally brought to us. visited Oriole on 15 Nov 2017
22 Nov 2017 by
2

DMN-15801521236 I actually had higher expectations of The Oriole, being they are among the 50 best bars in the world. To be clear: I didn't have abad drink, not at all! I just wasn't blown away either. That being said, I was a big fan of The Oriole before my visit (follow the closely on Instagram) and that won't change any time soon. visited Oriole on 19 Nov 2017
21 Nov 2017 by
4

I actually had higher expectations of The Oriole, being they are among the 50 best bars in the world. To be clear: I didn't have abad drink, not at all! I just wasn't blown away either. That being said, I was a big fan of The Oriole before my visit (follow the closely on Instagram) and that won't change any time soon. visited Oriole on 19 Nov 2017
21 Nov 2017 by
3

DMN-15837457027 We had a wonderful night, with live music, fantastically creative drinks, insightful staff and a quirky setting. My girlfriend and I loved the range of unique cocktails and delicious food (truffle croquettes - yes please!). The inventive takes on traditional cocktails and local ingredients and flavours from around the world made for very easy drinking. While not cheap (around £12 per cocktail) and servings being modest, the quality of preparation, ingredients and setting makes it very worthwhile! Have me back soon please for some more Sunday night jazz :D visited Oriole on 19 Nov 2017
21 Nov 2017 by
5

great drinks and attentive staff live music a tad too loud though caramello3 visited Oriole on 19 Nov 2017
21 Nov 2017 by
5

Every evening at Oriole is a good evening and last Saturday followed the rule. I had the Skyfall cocktail, one of my favorite and my parents tried the Roman Holiday and another spicy cocktail. You need some time to chose your cocktail (the list is so long... and because they are very original it’s difficult to know in advance how your cocktail will be). Usually, I share with the waiter the kind of alcohol I like and if I’m in the moodd for something sweet, spicy or bitter and I follow his recommendation. I have never been disappointed. It’s the perfect spot to share with your colleagues, friends or family, everyone will enjoy it. And the break between the 2 sets of music (very high level bands!) will allow you to end your conversation. DMN-15707307257 visited Oriole on 18 Nov 2017
20 Nov 2017 by
5

Nice place with great live music , itotally recommend it for the ambience, music and cocktails..... visited Oriole on 18 Nov 2017
20 Nov 2017 by
5

Icredible Location and service, the drinks were fantastic!!! visited Oriole on 17 Nov 2017
20 Nov 2017 by
5

What was your favourite aspect of your visit? The band was absolutely incredible! They made for a smashing atmoshere. As well as some of the cocktails. What there anything you didn't enjoy? Upon booking, I was prompted to leave any special requests. I asked that my brother was made a fuss of as we'd taken him there for his 21st birthday. Unfortunately no one greeted us or took drinks orders from us for 20 minutes. I was reeeeeally disappointed and explained the situation to a waitress. She apologies and came over 5 minutes later to serve us, with no mention of the celebration and we waited a total of 40 minutes for our first cocktail. By which point the band had ended. What was your favourite cocktail and why? Our faves were Was there a drink you didn't enjoy or missed from our menu? If you ordered food, was there a dish you particularly enjoyed? Will you visit us again? Why/why not? Sam DMN-15734543234 visited Oriole on 17 Nov 2017
19 Nov 2017 by
3

Absolutely love the place. This was our second time around and we went for the late night music. The ambiance and the cocktails are simply amazing. Only downside is that we wish the late-night live band would play for a longer time! Hugo visited Oriole on 17 Nov 2017
19 Nov 2017 by
5

Unfortunately I was hugely disappointed with my visit to Oriole. I have been to its sister bar The Nightjar quite a few times and absolutely love it from the service to the drinks it is excellent. I booked Oriole as it was a special occasion and were looking forward to trying it. We booked from 9.30 to 11.30. It was so bad we left as soon as we finished our first drink - which we had to wait 40 mins for. My sisters drink was forgotten so they apologised and said they would bring her a glass of champagne whilst she waited for it to be made. When it arrived it had turned into a prosecco (not an issue but never over promise and under deliver). Considering we had booked until 11.30 when we left at 10.20 - no one bothered asking why or if we had had a good time. The only good thing about the place was the music because even our cocktails weren't up to scratch. I would recommend people stick to going to the Nightjar and not bother with here or go on a less busy night when maybe the service might be better. None of my party will be returning. visited Oriole on 17 Nov 2017
19 Nov 2017 by
1

all perfect!!! thank's for everithing, for service, for drink, for atmosfere.... see u next time visited Oriole on 15 Nov 2017
17 Nov 2017 by
5

Excellent as always, thank you x visited Oriole on 14 Nov 2017
17 Nov 2017 by
5

A joyless place. Needing to book a table just to have a couple of cocktails is excessive, as was the guy at the top of the stairs announcing our arrival, getting relieved of my bank card for my entire stay is not on. Setting up a tab is one thing but it's a security risk to just hand over my card and have it vanish for two hours. Cocktails were OK but nothing special. Staff were friendly enough and the service was OK. I wouldn't go back and I wouldn't recommend it. And I don't want to be emailed by a bar I went for a drink in. Take me off your mailing list and please don't reply. I came in for a couple of drinks not a LTR. I took my friend to Smiths of Smithfield to relax after my visit to you. visited Oriole on 14 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017 by
2

I travel a lot and I visit bars all over the world. Everything in oriole was perfect. The drinks, live music etc. A great experience which everyone should have in their visits in london. One of the best bars in Europe. visited Oriole on 12 Nov 2017
14 Nov 2017 by
5

Great venue. Great band. Great staff. So to put it simply: GREAT. visited Oriole on 12 Nov 2017
14 Nov 2017 by
5

Of course THE BEST in London. World's no1 visited Oriole on 11 Nov 2017
14 Nov 2017 by
5

Absolutely amazing!!! Will come back over and over as it was a wonderful experience from the booking to the day of the event, the staff was super helpful, acommodating and nice. The bar itself is a hidden gem and the drinks are simply marvelous. visited Oriole on 11 Nov 2017
13 Nov 2017 by
5

Very good cocktails accompanied by nice music visited Oriole on 11 Nov 2017
13 Nov 2017 by
5

Second visit. Cocktails are mind blowing. Best bar in the UK visited Oriole on 11 Nov 2017
13 Nov 2017 by
5

Lovely place. Pity most of the crowd weren’t there for the music because they have some great jazz musicians on there visited Oriole on 10 Nov 2017
12 Nov 2017 by
4

15662970974 We dropped in for a couple of hours to check the place out and were delighted to find that it was in the old Cock Tavern underneath Spitalfields, where they partly shot Gangster Number One. The band was fun yet unobtrusive enough to allow us to chat, the cocktails were, frankly, amazing. My favourite was a Japanese-style one (on the grounds that it contained saki) that came in something akin to a plutonium flask, sitting in an enormous ice cube. It was delicious and needed instructions from the waitress about what not to do (pour the drink into the ice cube). But best of all was the description of the place as "speaky-tiki" which gave us a giggle because it was accurate and silly at the same time. Love this place and I'll definitely be back. Thanks. visited Oriole on 07 Nov 2017
09 Nov 2017 by
5

excellent cocktails, excellent live music, excellent evening! visited Oriole on 22 Sep 2017
09 Nov 2017 by
5

Great atmosphere, really helping staff and the best cocktails I ever drank, but I think the food could improve a little. visited Oriole on 05 Nov 2017
09 Nov 2017 by
5

absulutely perfect drinks and service visited Oriole on 06 Nov 2017
08 Nov 2017 by
5

Amazing drinks and atmosphere, great music too. visited Oriole on 28 Oct 2017
07 Nov 2017 by
5

Cocktails took a while to come but when they did they were beautifully presented and delicious (we also got a complimentary drink as an apology for the wait) Fab music venue - great atmosphere. Really good date spot!! Emily visited Oriole on 20 Oct 2017
07 Nov 2017 by
4

Thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Great music, friendly staff, would and will highly recommend to any and all. Thanks for a great evening. visited Oriole on 02 Nov 2017
06 Nov 2017 by
5

cocktails inventive, music invigorating, aroudn 11pm people started dancing swing, this made out night really special! visited Oriole on 04 Nov 2017
06 Nov 2017 by
5

A very good evening ! We enjoyed out time in the Oriole Bar !! visited Oriole on 04 Nov 2017
06 Nov 2017 by
5

Beautiful bar and fantastic service! Tried some incredible cocktails, including the best cocktail I've ever had (and I've had A LOT), which was the Sanshin Old Fashioned. Absolutely delicious! Only negative point was I wasn't able to sit at the table comfortably. I am quite tall and was sat at one of the small tables with wooden stools, opposite the bar. I couldn't cross my legs under the table so had to sit on an angle to be able to cross them, but that meant my legs stuck out a bit so I had to be conscious of people walking past in case my legs were in the way. Overall, still a great experience and I would definitely go back, but will ask for a different table next time. DMN-15599030317 visited Oriole on 03 Nov 2017
06 Nov 2017 by
5

DMN Reference: DMN-15552302662 Oriole is delightful! From the second I was greeted at the door until the moment I left, I was welcomed and accommodated warmly. I reserved a table and was seated at a high table with stools just opposite the bar, which had a great view of the stage when the live music started. I do think I would have preferred a seated table with chairs as the stools were so high that I found it tricky and uncomfortable to place my long legs under the table, particularly with heels on. It was tricky to sit to the open side as the walkway between the table and the bar is narrow and the waiting staff have to move up and down there frequently. It would have been good to be able to select a preference when booking (or perhaps there was and I missed it!). My friend was running late and was so delayed that we had limited time left at our table when she arrived. We spoke to the manager and she was extremely helpful and ensured that we were able to extend the time on the table that we were sitting at. She also discreetly and politely intervened when a man stood at our table for a while and she thought that he was bothering us. I was very grateful. The cocktails were delicious! I tried 6 different ones. I can’t remember all of the names but the descriptors on the menu are very accurate and there is certainly something to suit every palate. They are high quality and well-presented in Oriole’s wide range of unique cups! The only one I probably wouldn’t order again is a champagne cocktail which is served with a beautifully fragrant non-edible flower on top. It looked and smelled great but it did leave bits in my drink and mouth and made it tricky to drink! I also had the smoked almonds and the truffle mash croquetas which were both delicious and again, well-presented. I expected the live music to be fairly jazzy. It was more folky but they were good and really created a great atmosphere, getting people up dancing! I would certainly visit Oriole again. I found that people were generally older than me (I’m 27) but the no-standing nature/policy of the bar means that you are generally socialising with the date/friends that you go there with and it is generally a great and lively atmosphere. When we left, the security man on the door also helped us find a taxi. In summary, I enjoyed my visit to Oriole. Strengths include the intuitive, vigilant, warm and friendly hospitality and service and also the high quality, presentation and attention to detail in every aspect (even the cloakroom tags were cute!) Thank you for a lovely Friday night Oriole 😊 Amyy_17 visited Oriole on 03 Nov 2017
05 Nov 2017 by
4

Very good cocktails and very good music visited Oriole on 03 Nov 2017
05 Nov 2017 by
5

Great music and very creative cocktails! Definitely will be coming back with more people! visited Oriole on 01 Nov 2017
03 Nov 2017 by
5

So good. The drinks were sublime, the service from the doorman on the way in, to the hostess, to the floor staff to the doorman on the way out were nothing short of spectacular. Pretty pricey, but then, you get what you pay for. Would definitely return. Take someone special.
01 Nov 2017 by
5

Beautiful decor, beautiful cocktails. Beautifully presented. Hard to describe the cocktails as it is almost impossible to remember the names they came up with. visited Oriole on 27 Oct 2017
01 Nov 2017 by
4

Great cocktails and vibe. The music was much better than I expected it to be. Recommend going for sure. visited Oriole on 28 Oct 2017
31 Oct 2017 by
4

Very nice bar, the band and service was great DMN - 15289656803 visited Oriole on 22 Oct 2017
31 Oct 2017 by
4

Lovely bar, interesting cocktails. I went on a Sunday and it was a very relaxed atmosphere, with a relaxing band playing visited Oriole on 22 Oct 2017
31 Oct 2017 by
4

15499841513- venue amazing relaxed just what I was looking for to celebrate my birthday. The food and cocktails were sensational. The attention to detail in relation to the cocktails and food was impeccable. You could taste all flavours in everything. My only downfall was the waistress Martina, somewhat abrupt with paying customers and could not even finalise the bill without our help. I considered not paying the service charge but did not want to take away from other team memebers who were helpful and engaging overall I enjoyed my night at the bar but went elsewhere to finish the night visited Oriole on 29 Oct 2017
31 Oct 2017 by
3

Fantastic cocktails, great snacks and fun live music scene visited Oriole on 25 Oct 2017
30 Oct 2017 by
5

DMN-15514933218 Venue is great, we had great seats. Were offered menus and I asked staff to recommend and they did. Took aaaages to get our drinks! The lady said would not charge me for the nibbles I ordered, due to the wait, which was thoughtful. But it was still added to the bill! Would still visit again... the singer on the night was great but seemed uninterested in looking s engaging with the audience but band was great. Great venue, slightly less personal due to size and layout than other jazz places ie blue jar but still cool venue. Staff know their drinks. Thanks! visited Oriole on 28 Oct 2017
30 Oct 2017 by
4

Everything is awesome! DMN-15502809509 It’s not easy to find a place where we have great drinks, great food, great show and it’s easytalk in an amazing deco atmosphere. I went with my girlfriend for a catch up on Saturday night. We had booked a table and were greeted lovely and walked to our table. I’m glad we did book I advance as in the way out I saw the queue for the comes in people. It’s very worth it though. But if you can book in advance it’s ideal. The staff are just lovely. The Cocktail menu a delicious trip around the world. We had some small food as well and loved the croquettes, the cheese churros and ceviche which were just marvellous. All that with amazing jazz/blues band. Definitely going back soon! Juli visited Oriole on 28 Oct 2017
30 Oct 2017 by
5

Although your staff were very helpful, the atmosphere was pretty low energy and the singer we watched was very unengaging with the audiecne, which overall made the viist disapointg and we left well before the end of our allocated slot. WE Went at 11:30 on Saturday night. visited Oriole on 28 Oct 2017
30 Oct 2017 by
1

Fantastic evening! Great service and amazing music! In my opinion, the best place for live jazz music in London. George visited Oriole on 27 Oct 2017
30 Oct 2017 by
5

This Hennessy food pairing was another delicious Oriole event. We have learned some new ideas in addition to our favourite pasta cognac recipe. Lennert visited Oriole on 24 Oct 2017
28 Oct 2017 by
5

Lovely environment Great live music Nice drinks - pricey but taste and presentation worth it Food average or below average and very pricey for small portions - definitely not worth it Very slow service waited 15min to place order visited Oriole on 26 Oct 2017
28 Oct 2017 by
3

DMN-15460095659: Me and my wife went on a date night. Had a fabulous time. Favourite part of the night was the jazz band that was playing. Cocktails were amazing. Favourite was the kiruna. Very tasty and well balanced. Favourite dish was the lamb chops. Only thing that can be improved are the food portions. They were tiny. Will absolutely visit again though. visited Oriole on 26 Oct 2017
28 Oct 2017 by
5

Wonderful visit! We were on our honeymoon and booked at Oriole as our fancy night out, and it didn't disappoint! Great music, amazing food and drink... the best experience! visited Oriole on 14 Oct 2017
26 Oct 2017 by
5

amazing'vintage' bar, beautiful decor, creative and tasty drinks, great music visited Oriole on 24 Oct 2017
26 Oct 2017 by
5

Staff were extremely friendly and accommodating, allowing for an amazing night out. The nanjing cooler cocktail was just mouth watering (along with that watermelon sushi!). If you’re ever there, be sure to try either the shrimp taco or the glazed pork bun which you will not regret! visited Oriole on 22 Oct 2017
25 Oct 2017 by
5

Amazing show and lovely cocktails and fare. Great place to take friends, family, dates. Suzie visited Oriole on 22 Oct 2017
24 Oct 2017 by
5

Went for a 30th birthday celebration. The staff were amazingly helpful with our booking and were extra lovely about arranging the cake presentation. The bar has a great atmosphere, with delicious cocktails and excellent live jazz music. Thanks so much for making our night extra special! Bonus points for being super flexible with our booking and really responsive in both email and phone. Will definitely use this place for future events. visited Oriole on 21 Oct 2017
23 Oct 2017 by
5

Cosy without being overcrowded; imaginative cocktails and great live music. visited Oriole on 21 Oct 2017
23 Oct 2017 by
4

Oriole is a beautiful bar, the music and atmosphere were amazing. The staff are all friendly and attentive, and the quality of the drinks was world class. A really wonderful venue for live music and creative cocktails. visited Oriole on 20 Oct 2017
23 Oct 2017 by
5

Great music, great cocktails, great atmosphere. Favourite bar in London visited Oriole on 21 Oct 2017
23 Oct 2017 by
5

Great atmoshepre and impeccable service. Well done to all staff from the entrance to the waitors. Would definitely visit again 😁 visited Oriole on 20 Oct 2017
23 Oct 2017 by
4

Good live music, excellent original cocktails and very caring staff. visited Oriole on 20 Oct 2017
22 Oct 2017 by
5

We pre ordered a sharing cocktail, which they said was in order to not to keep us waiting - but it was still a little slow to come out! Nevertheless a great bar, great drinks, really fun evening. Also offered us complementary shots at the end that was a nice touch. Cool place. visited Oriole on 17 Oct 2017
19 Oct 2017 by
5

We loved Oriole, super chilled atmosphere, very friendly and attentive staff that were really relaxed. Don't be deceived by the outside, as downstairs it is a hidden gem. Really enjoyed the crab dish and the truffle croquettes! Will definitely visit again as it is close to my place of work and somewhere my friends/colleagues will love also. DMN-15289054778 visited Oriole on 17 Oct 2017
19 Oct 2017 by
5

Nice drinks and atmosphere, really liked it visited Oriole on 12 Oct 2017
17 Oct 2017 by
5

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

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