Aviary

4.3
477 reviews
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£41 and over
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British
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  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
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.

Special Offers

Winter set Menu: 2/3 courses £20/£25

Enjoy two courses for £20 or three courses for £25 when you dine from the Winter set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 5 February 2019

Ends: 24 February 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-15:30 17:30-19:00

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Aviary is one of London's best rooftop bars, with a huge terrace and excellent views of the City.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice environment for a date night

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place. Had a good time..

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LT
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful and the rooftop view was amazing!

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TM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had lunch with my Finance, we got engaged two days before and they gave a complimentary glass or champagne as a congratulations, nothing was too much trouble. The food and service were excellent.

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EB
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Stunning views, beautiful decor inside and out. The food was absolutely delicious. My husband had the venison (red deer), it was cooked to perfection. I will be returning with friends to have drinks in the rooftop pods!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

Sorry but such a lovely rooftop setting on a sun filled morning was let down by the Eggs Benedict and Royale served on a piece of (felt like supermarket) thin sliced bread and the fruit plate having under ripe fruits - come on chef no one wants to leave feeling underwhelmed!

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JC
London
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

It was OK.

Service added to the bill and then left blank on machine to add again - not acceptable

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PV
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food! Had the oysters to start and the deer as main. Lovely fiew.

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SC
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, beautiful setting, but slightly overpriced.

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MD
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every way! I came in to have lunch after an early appointment and they couldn’t have been more accommodating! Thank you.

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JC
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant with an amazing view. Waiter was fantastic and took the time to discuss what we liked before asking the bartender to create different cocktails for us. Really great, will go again next time we have an excuse to celebrate

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G
London
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Very good service albeit slightly pretentious. Food was perfectly fine if not amazing. Wine list very limited and hugely overpriced for what was on offer.

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A
London
14 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Don't bother - a very expensive but very poor drinks and dinner. You are welcomed with 'we need the table back in 2 hours'. A £13-50 cocktail was a glass of crushed ice and not much else. The soup was tasty but luke warm, a £16 prawn cocktail was a few prawns at the top of a glass full of ice with one king prawn. The main fish dish was also luke warm and the main £23 meat dish was tough. A side salad was so bland it was inedible. We were given 2 free cocktails as compensation but these were as watery as the first 2. The view is nice and the ambiance is buzzy.

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GS
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good service and ambiance. Bar area nice and sleek. Food slightly overpriced for what it is considering I was still hungry at the end of it.

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j
London
6 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you to all the staff for making a very nice birthday dinner for my friend!

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HS
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my boyfriend came for our 3 year anniversary the view is stunning the atmosphere is Lovley and the staff are so helpful and kind the food was delicious I would 100% come again

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked a table at Aviary for a mid-week evening meal with my boss and a client. The food and service was excellent. The only small issue was that the bar area on the other side of where we were sat was quite noisy and at times made it a little difficult to communicate and we had to speak louder to each other. It wasn’t a major issue and didn’t spoil the evening though. I would probably return again with my other half or friends, rather than for a business meal. I had the butternut squash risotto and it was delicious.

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a birthday dinner there on Tuesday evening. The staff organised the beautiful plate with Happy birthday writing and the candle. The music and atmosphere was great too, and not too loud, which sometimes can be very distracting when trying to have conversations. Overall we had a great time.

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a
London
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Cibo di ottima qualità, fresco e buono! Prezzo giusto. Ambiente carino. Servizio molto cordiale! Cameriere Valerio gentilissimo;)

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PP
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit! Absolutely delighted with all aspects of this restaurant!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The views from the restaurant were spectacular but I was really underwhelmed by the food.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

I really, really wanted to like the Aviary, but the food was abysmal, especially for its price. The service was commendable, however. I won’t be coming back unfortunately.

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Table for 7, not from London so a tad pricy. Views are amazing and service excellent. I would recommend this place and will come back

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L
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything looks great the staff is good and friendly and the atmosphere of the place is beautiful I like the place already so I will definitely go again with my friends .

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RK
London
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Go for a drink, don’t eat there. Sunday roast was one of the worst I eat in my life.

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I
London
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We thought we booked a dinner at the amazing outdoors terrace and igloo that was well advertised, however, it turned out that it was reservation in the restaurant indoors. The advertisement was very misleading as we would never have come there otherwise if not for the view. The food for the mains was good, but not outstanding for the high price, didn't feel value for money. Also, we ordered a beef tartar for a starter with a specific pre-confirmation that it's without coriander as we really don't like it. Unfortunately, the tartar was brought including coriander. Otherwise, the service was was good.

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SA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Attended on 30 Jan 2018 for a post birthday/ New Year outing. Initially the waiting staff were cold and grumpy but a lovely waitress took over and nothing was too much for her. A bit disappointed about the strict 2 hour table restrictions. Food was nice and tasty, drinks were nice. The decor of the whole restaurant and Hotel was lovely and festive and the rooftop bar was amazing. Would def go back

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AM
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All perfect. Very king waiters and good food and service

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AP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall impression is really positive. We went there for breakfast and had a little difficulties in finding it, but that's OK. The first server seemed as if he didn't know what he is talking about. It was our first time there, so we needed a short explanation about how it is working and he told us that they will serve at the table. Then we waited for the food to be served and another server came to us and explained that it's a buffet and we have to go on our own. Really a misunderstanding... but overall a good experience! A beautiful location with great views on the City of London! And a convincing cost-benefit ratio!

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JC
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

loved it, would recommend, be careful of that added tax on the end though

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h
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my boyfriends birthday, we had a great time! The food was lovely and the place was just full of life. So happy, would definitely recommend.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I had a salmon which was tiny salmon on my plate bread and butter and very expensive, we had a 2 lemon sole was very small and very pricey for what we payed. The Waitres missed my sides orders
We had a picpoul bottle which was nice . The atmosphere was nice but very expensive £150 include the service charge
Never again !

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NM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

lovely food and very attentive service - almost too much attention. It was very noisy but this was due to lots of Christmas dinners so I suspect not normally as loud.

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NA
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked for xmas lunch for 7 people on friday the 14th Dec, received great service. Food, setting and view was great, everyone was very pleased.... no negatives at all :)

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely dinner in a cosy, friendly restaurant, with great food and careful staff. Wish I could give it 5 stars, but my heart has already been won by a few more special restaurants.

Nonetheless, thank you for a wonderful evening!

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M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a business lunch, beautiful views of London, great food and service was spot on. We will definitely be back to try different food. Pull pork croquettes, cod fillet were incredible! we couldn't decide on what desserts and we choose all of them as a taster menu, everything was beautiful.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4food 1service 4ambience 5

Was looking forward to a good day out with my wife, a great show in town then a top meal/drinks/hotel.
Aviary restaurant was great fun staff were brilliant but unfortunately the food was not that great but a great night was had by all.

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DH
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent venue, especially the rooftop bar. The food was exceptional.

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AM
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Date didnt work😢 but ambience was nice....steak was toooo damn hard

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J
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff were very attentive, food was wonderful! Very tasty. Great wine.

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