Aviary

4.3
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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.

Special Offers

2 for 1 on mains

...available on the a la carte menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 14 February 2020

Ends: 29 February 2020

Availability: Sun 07:00-23:00
Mon-Fri 06:30-23:45
Sat 07:00-23:45

Winter set menu: 3 courses & a glass of wine £29

...from a set menu with a 175ml glass of ETM red, white or rosé.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 3 January 2020

Ends: 1 March 2020

Availability: Daily 12:00-15:30 17:30-19:00

What 814 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.3
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4.4
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MJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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.

DM
London
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

J
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).

JP
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We really enjoyed ourselves service and food was really good

NM
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

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time I’ve been to

CB
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

SJ
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

KE
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.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

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

B
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.

OT
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.

B
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice meal and settings staff are very friendly and the food was super. The only thing we didn’t get was the truffle chips and we got normal but it was fine. Dessert was fantastic we will definitely come back

SC
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Set menu was priced reasonably and food reflected that but £15.50 for 3/4 of a glass of basically vodka and mixer was extortionate. A peacock feather pegged to the stem did not warrant that ridiculous price.

TD
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, outstanding presentation ,excellent service beautiful interior . The set menu was a real hit . Will be back for sure

MA
London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Very delightful service great atmosphere cocktails were wonderful
They sang happy birthday for my partner and served for our food on time

CH
London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great set menu price and great choice on the menu
The food was lovely and the service was great too

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really good atmosphere. Steak was a bit chewy and the waiter checked in on us a tad too much.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

One hour wait for starter, followed by another 30 min delay for mains. Not all food items available on the menu. The time it took for the food to arrive made the experience extremely disappointing.

KP
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Very nice food but poor presentation and food was slightly cold. My partner and I ordered the same meal, however one came out obviously more well done than the other. They got the order confused, but it was correct, and the presentation of the food wasn't great. Not what you'd expect for the prices. However the food was delicious

BP
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found the service went above purely courteous and prompt, both unprecedented, but the atmosphere was lovely. Attributed to the seamless service between the different staff and evident chemistry between them. Very good staff happiness model in this place and it should pay dividends for both them and consumer experience alike.

OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food and great value for money.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my best friend’s birthday and everything went incredible. The whole experience was perfect, from leaving our coats to be more comfortable to the service or food. We were impressed by the food, we chose the winter offer (3 courses for £25) and it was worth it. Service was on point, attentive but leaving us our own privacy to enjoy the food. The environment was great and the views were breathtaking.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

“Nice place..nice staff..food good but not exceptional”

M
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They're doing an amazing during January - a 3 courses meal at £25pp.

We went for a girls night out, and the food was amazing!

Every dish is finely presented and the taste is refined!
Waiters were friendly and attentive, and the atmosphere was lively.

Much enjoyable and will definitely go again.

MP
London
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The views, location and food quality were all great and the staff were helpful and considerate, but not pushy.

BM
London
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Three of us came for lunch - it was a set menu of 3 courses with a glass of wine for £25 and all of us were very impressed with everything!

The food was delicious, service outstanding, a great upmarket feel and good value for money.

OT
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very pleasant Evening with my fiancée for my birthday.

ME
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service in particular. Enjoyed the food and the view was very beautiful.

JD
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful food, excellent service. Was an amazing dining experience. Thank you so much

W
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning restaurant and well well worth the money and the location made the experience even more memorable

MM
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Food was delicious but the restaurant resembled a canteen with too many tables, staff was busy and created tension while running around all the time, not a cosy atmosphere, overpriced If not on a set menu

KO
London
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great; from the moment we stepped in to the moment that we left. The food and service was brilliant and I would definitely recommend it to everyone.

SI
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food, service, professionalism, atmosphere. Had a fantastic night.

r
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience1

If you want to go to a romantic quiet and chill place, this is not for you I'm afraid. In the photos looks like it, what they don't tell you, or at least I didn't see is that the bar is just at the other side of the room, with very loud electronic music, so suddenly you have 2 worlds colliding, those couples celebrating intimate occasions and looking to have a nice time and people just going out with their buddies seeing if they can find a hookup for the night.

The best:
- Location
- Service

The worst:
- The noise
- Tables too close to each other (no privacy)

The 'meh':
- Value for money
- Food (oysters quite small, desserts not too great)

SH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful layout and view, tasty starters, great service. Would recommend.

MT
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely nice atmosphere, nice food, nice service plus reasonable price.

CR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service as always! Lovely team and our waitress Ines was a sweetheart 😊

RM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Average service, average food. For £20 for a steak I would have expected slightly better size. They sent plate with an empty jug on instead of with my peppercorn sauce. Not 5 star standard by any means ! Expensive for what it is ! Could be much better !