Aviary

4.5
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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.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Pete66
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

really great place to entertain, food was exceptional.

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KarenM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal, great atmosphere. Would definitely return.

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hippowatt
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a wonderful time celebrating my boyfriend's birthday. The short beef ribs, guinea fowl was lovely with a side of fries. The sticky toffee pudding and lemon tart was had just the right balance of sweet and sour. The meal was surprisingly filling~ Would definitely recommend going!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and selection. Great views and service. A little bit different take on a chilled late lunch.

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NikosK
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Great service, great food and lovely settings. Noise levels were quite loud and hard to hear but that’s probably due to a good atmosphere. Overall 8/10, would definitely go again.

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RiaChoony
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, we felt very special and cared for, no complaints.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

The food was nice until I found a bone of the chicken inside the chicken burger. Was disappointed that when I asked to remove the discretionary service charge due to this which is OPTIONAL, I recieved absolutely no manners when completing the payment from the waitress who served me and my friend.

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KevL
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The ambience of the restaurant was superb, the staff were exceptional and the service was excellent. We were asked if we wanted water for the table which we did but £4.00 for a bottle of water was a touch excessive.

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Eatabouttown
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Was very rushed as they were desperate to get the table back, all our food was served within an hour even though we had table for 2 hours. However staff was very friendly.
Bread was very dry but the rest of the food was nice

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming and friendly staff, stylish interior, good variety of drinks and the food was lovely and well presented.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Locating the Aviary was a bit of a puzzle but once inside, was worth it. Great views. Great food. As we booked at 5.30 the place was a little dead but picked up as the night progressed with a nice atmosphere. Attentive service even when we sent our cocktails back for not tasting right. Booked the £29 set meal only to find out it was actually £25. Bargain!

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BreeF
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had the set menu and the options were great - the steak frites were tiny but with all the food and drink it was enough! The cocktails are pricey (£13-£14) but with the set menu, it's not too extortionate. Also the Montcalm is a 5* hotel so the prices makes sense. The rooftop part is lovely even in February!

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Beast
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gret offers, great staff and amazing food. Only gripe would be the non-house wine price but only in comparison to the great lunch offers.

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AlexiaH
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The food as always, perfect!
The staff : 100% customer focusing!
The service : impressive!
I've been few times here but tbh, i never found a drink (cocktail) to suit my taste 😢
Overall.... I would definitely recommend this place to all of my friends and family ❤️🙌

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Really liked it and some of the dishes were massive but ok quality / taste
Music really loud so hard to have a conversation

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good restaurant and the service was excellent! The ambiance was very quiet and cosy.
The price was very nice for the quality.
I recommend it without hesitation!

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Salda
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

A steak was requested medium well-done but came back rare. All other food was lovely, service attentive but was unaware of some whiskeys and mocktails on menu when they were requested. All in all would definitely go again for a quality experience.

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Laic
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Decent value. Busy lunch but plenty of space between diners.

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MrJG
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Wasnt much variety on the valentines menu for my partner who's vegan (one option in starters and main). Further the quality of the steak was to a low standard. Way to fatty for my liking, I also requested it to be cooked to medium rare. But it was rare when it got served to me.

And then. There was hardly any options for sauce either. Asked for my meal to be served with peppercorn sauce, but somehow it had already run out this wasnt mentioned to me before ordering it... so instead we got served 2 tiny sauces that my girlfriend and I had to share.

Overall for the money I spent. I wouldn’t recommend it.

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DonnaM
London
8 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had an early reservation at Aviary for Valentine’s Day. Food was good, service ok.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really good experience at Aviary, the food was beyond amazing and the staff were lovely. We were even given a complimentary glass of champagne!

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BogdanI
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Nice view and terrace
Food was very salty
Service good but not outstanding

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food.

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Jack
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The restaurant has a good atmosphere, good views from the windows and in the outside area. The restaurant is quite pricey for what it is but similar to any other place in London. I would say the for the price food quality is better at other restaurants I’ve been to offering similar prices (Particularly steak).

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JohnP
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great view, great drinks and great food!! Great!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We really enjoyed ourselves service and food was really good

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NeilM
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took mum for a xmas present so we could spend quality time together . Great food which was good quality. Staff polite and funny . Set 3 course meal at £25 each was great value . Good views on the roof terrace and want to try one of the pods next time

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time I’ve been to

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ConnorB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Lovely setting, was expecting a lot more atmosphere, but still very nice and quite good food

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SavinaJ
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The coffee's weren't fantastic but we enjoyed our time

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KieranE
London
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Atmosphere amazing, the service was absolutely outstanding and super friendly. The Food was very good but it is high price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
28 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot for lunch, excellent views and a decent lunch menu. Great service too so will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Outstanding service. Waitress was the best I’ve ever had!

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vipBeck
London
60 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amazing views from inside the restaurant as well as a beautiful heated outdoor terrace for post dinner cocktails. It's a beautifully designed restaurant, good for dates or socials with friends. The menu was great, I had a hard time choosing and the food was delicious. The prices are fair for a city restaurant of that calibre. We were very well looked after.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked a table to celebrate our anniversary and we were so pleased we did. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was amazing. Our waitress Ines was so friendly and made us feel so special and even organised for a little treat for our anniversary at the end of our meal which was a lovely surprise. We finished off by enjoying the rooftop outdoor bar with amazing views of the city. It was a bit too cold to stay for long but I would definitely like to go again in the summer.

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Benj087
1 review