Aviary

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British
Aviary is an iconic rooftop bar and restaurant located on the 10th floor of The Montcalm Royal London House Hotel in Finsbury Square. Famous for its breathtaking view and opulent style. Whether it be cocktail sipping, dining from one of our carefully crafted menus or simply taking in the view, Aviary delivers quality with a touch of class.

Specials

3 courses for £25, includes a glass of ETM house red, white or rosé

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service. Exclusive to online reservations made through Opentable.

Valid For: 1 - 7 people

Starts: October 21, 2019

Ends: November 24, 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00PM-3:30PM 5:30PM-7:00PM

What 751 People Are Saying
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SG
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice restaurant with a good view. Food was really good, service was outstanding. Good job from Anais who was our waitress for that night. The only con was the reception girl who was rude.

Q
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience1

The food is unusual and well cooked but one of the dishes, sea bream, came too cold, without some of the advertised extras and had to be returned. It was quite difficult to get service when the room is busy. On a saturday night the noise was more or less unbearable. We probably won't go back.

Aviary
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your review and I am sorry your experience wasn't an amazing one. If you have a few moments, please do drop me an email as would be keen to understand the issues. Many thanks Gemma gemma@etmgroup.co.uk

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AJ
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

2:nd visit here and I just love this place, staff is very attentive and service minded, the setting is energetic that puts you in a good move.

Aviary
Responded a day ago

Great to have you back! We hope to see you again soon

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HO
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice space with great views overlooking the city. Food was amazing, we had a lunch set menu which was a great price and huge portions. The service was top as well, 5 star and really lovely. I'd definitely recommend and hope to be back again soon. Thank you!

Aviary
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your lovely feedback

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AV
London
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambiance, superb location, exemplary service for a beautiful dining experience. Will definitely go again!

Aviary
Responded a day ago

Thank you! We hope to see you soon

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M
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Absolutely appalling excuse for breakfast. Would expect much more for a bar on top of a 5 star hotel. The food was rubbish- sent back a pathetic excuse for eggs Benedict that consisted of two dry unbuttered muffins with hard poached eggs and slimy hollondaise. Was then changed to an omelette that was presented as if it was made at the local greasy cafe. Dry Tesco unbuttered sliced white bread and an omelette rolled into a tube.
A sad birthday gift for a friend and I doubt I'll be back and not recommending to anyone. They really need to up their game on brunch.
In saying that, lovely venue, amazing waiting staff and a glass of presseco that I assumed was an attempt to be quiet.

Aviary
Responded a day ago

Dear Madeleine, thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Aviary. I am so sorry that your experience was such a bad one. Please do drop me a line as would like to understand the issues a little more. Many thanks Gemma gemma@etmgroup.co.uk

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TS
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Over priced slow service two cold dishes. Bar staff very off hand , almost rude

Aviary
Responded a day ago

Hi Tina, so disappointing to read this. Could you drop me a line to discuss your visit in more detail? Many thanks Gemma gemma@etmgroup.co.uk

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely good service, delicious food and staff were very friendly. Would definitely come here again!

Aviary
Responded a day ago

We look forward to seeing you back again soon!

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PD
London
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience. Excellent food and service. We booked it for our anniversary and were not disappointed.

Aviary
Responded a day ago

So pleased you had a great time! Hopefully see you again back at Aviary

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a
London
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Nice ambience with good tasting food. Recommended if you are celebrating any special occasion.

Aviary
Responded a day ago

Thank you!

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MN
London
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, amazing staff and good food! My second time thereand no regrets!

Aviary
Responded a day ago

Lovely to have you back!

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J
London
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks! Service was fast and well achieved

Aviary
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your review! We hope you come back and see us again soon

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OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Everything was really great, especially the decor.
Only gripe was no option to take a “to-go” bag for the leftover food which was a real shame because we ordered far too much & it was a bit of a waste of food. I think they should have given us a quick heads up.

Aviary
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your comments and feedback. We have reviewed our policy on this and now offering an option for guests dependant on food safety of the items.

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MF
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall it was a good experience. I thought the food could have been warmer but the service was very good. We didn't have to wait.
It wasn't too noisey but I thought there could have been a better selection of music- less pop!.
Food was fine - nothing too special though which was a little disappointing.

DL
London
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere great food highly recommended!!!!

C
London
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, people, venue. Would go back. Went for my birthday really enjoyed it.

AS
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely place to spend a evening good views and service good food , really enjoy coming here .....

Aviary
Responded a day ago

So pleased you enjoyed it!

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AC
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, exquisite cocktails and a marvelous view of the district! Pretty much anything you would want from a perfect dinner.

OT
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely breakfast, friendly staff, beautiful views & they gave us a glass of bubbly for my husbands birthday! We will be visiting again! :)

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our honeymoon and one year wedding anniversary and this place was absolutely amazing! Service was impeccable and the food was delicious! The bar terrace has beautiful views of London

A
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a Monday evening, but even so there were few other diners around meaning it felt like we had the place to ourselves!

The ambiance and decor it classic and comfortable. Music was softly playing in the background so we could talk easily. Service was excellent - attentive without being intrusive. The food came promptly and was lovely. The only shame was that we didn’t manage to finish dessert - what we managed was lovely though.

Would recommend for a nice, quiet meal. Great views from the terrace afterwards too.

HY
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not only does the bar and restaurant look amazing everything that goes with it is excellent too. Choice of wines, food, ambience, staff....a perfect location and a perfect afternoon dining and drinking here

Aviary
Responded on October 21, 2019

Hi HelenY, thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted you had such a great visit, we hope to see you back soon. Many thanks

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SL
London
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an amazing birthday lunch here, the views are spectacular and the food was sumptuous! Great attentive service, beautiful decor in a creative atmosphere. The sea bream and red deer were divine. We were well looked after and I was made to feel very special on my day. Thanks very much to staff at the Aviary, I will be back!

Aviary
Responded on October 21, 2019

Thank you SophiaL for your kind words! We hope you had a wonderful birthday and we look forward to seeing you back soon

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and outstanding service - we had truly special time.

Aviary
Responded on October 21, 2019

Fantastic! Thank you!

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SH
London
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager is so awesome !!!
Best manager ever! She was so good to us and it’s natural go to aviary the food was awesome also

Aviary
Responded on October 21, 2019

Thanks!!! We will be sure to pass this on to the team

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B
London
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Really nice decor and great rooftop views.
its a weird mix of fancy restaurant and bar so get people there for a nice dinner and groups of people on a night out.

didnt really notice the groups of drinkers at our table but aware of them . it was a Saturday night to be fair.

service was slow at first -think 10 minutes went by before someone asked us if we want a drink or even order.
food was nice and came out promptly. reasonably priced as well

recommend

Aviary
Responded on October 21, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write your review Benjamin. I have passed your feedback to the Aviary team. We hope you come and join us again soon. Many thanks

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RW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning location, prefect food.. This is the perfect location for breakfast, brunch or dinner. Views, when having drinks on the terrace, are a sight to behold.

Aviary
Responded on October 21, 2019

Thanks RichardW

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n
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food was lovely how ever I was pretty much told I had to get medium steak and wasn’t allowed well done, the service was not up to the standard I had expected for such an expensive restaurant. We was left waiting a long time to order, receive our food and get our bill. Also the rooftop bar was not open due to rain but it did not advise this on the website I assumed there would be a cover over it allowing you to go out but this was not the case and if I’d have known this I wouldn’t have booked this restaurant

g
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

While the views are lovely and I have been here for a drink the breakfast experience was horrendous. Food was virtually inedible. Service slow and clueless. Not with the ridiculous prices and the admittedly lovely view. Will never eat here again.

Aviary
Responded on October 14, 2019

Dear Gooddining, I am so sorry to read about your experience with us. Please do get in touch as we would like to understand where we went so wrong . Best wishes Gemma gemma@Etmgroup.co.uk

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SD
London
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

First time diner at the Aviary, the service was good, the waiters were very attentive, food very very nice, better than expected and the price was right. Would definitely dine there again

Aviary
Responded on October 14, 2019

Thank you ShirleyD for your review, we hope to see you soon

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NC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Love the place not my first time there, wnt for my anniversary
The waitress was top class
My steak was ordered M R received rare
Thought the sticky toffee could
Of been hotter
I’ll be bak
But the basics need adjusting

Nathan

Aviary
Responded on October 14, 2019

Thank you for your feedback Nathan, we will pass your comments to the team to review to help them improve. Many thanks Gemma

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SC
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place for a get together. The terrace bar was busy but had waiters on hand to order drinks from. The service from the staff were attentive and good.

Aviary
Responded on October 14, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not happy with the servicr atall. I especially called in the restaurant twice in advance and made a request to be sitted outside and birthday dessertfor my partner, none of that was taken note of and ordered latte and hotchoclate both were cold. Very disappointed as it was my partner’s birthday and expected alot from the looks of it from instagram didn’t stand upto my expectations.

Aviary
Responded on October 14, 2019

Dear Jagmeet, I am so sorry your experience wasn't a fantastic one. Do drop me an email with some more details so I can look into your booking to try and understand where we went so wrong. Many Thanks Gemma gemma@etmgroup.co.uk

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c
London
120 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

this is a high end restaurant but food is just ok for the money. Waiter needs to be trained. location is excellent and view is superb.

Aviary
Responded on October 21, 2019

Thank you Camj. I will ensure our team review your feedback to improve our standards

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p
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, amazing food. Great for a business meeting!

Aviary
Responded on October 14, 2019

Thanks Philip!

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CW
London
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Nice restaurant with a good varied menu. Service was slow and un attentive which detracted from the dining experience. Would dine here again however would like to see an improvement in the levels of service.

Aviary
Responded on October 14, 2019

Hi ChrisW, thank you for taking the time to review your visit. I have passed your comments onto the management team as we are continually looking to improve. We hope to see you again. Best wishes Gemma

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JL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely setting attentive staff. Food ok lovely starter but main course not very hot when it arrived commented to staff but didn't seem to take any notice the food was ok to eat didn't have a dessert.

Aviary
Responded on October 14, 2019

Thanks JuneL, I will pass your comments onto the managers to review with the teams.

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JG
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyable dinner last night. The atmosphere was fun and lively, but still intimate enough as a family dinner.
The food was outstanding , the service was excellent, and I must say we had a very enjoyable.
Third time with you, and will come again.
Shame it rained at the wrong time, and we couldn't enjoy the view from the terrace ( it is London in Autumn).
Good work to All.

Aviary
Responded on October 14, 2019

Thank you so much JohnG!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great time for a birthday dinner. The staff was always helpful and accommodating, especially Bernardo was superb!

Aviary
Responded on September 30, 2019

Lovely to read! Hope to see you back soon

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b
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, fair value, plenty of space, great service. Consistently good experience and always look forward to introducing colleagues and associates to the rooftop view.

Recommended

Aviary
Responded on September 30, 2019

Great to read!

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