Ape and Bird


This three-storey gastro pub from restaurateurs Russell Norman and Richard Beatty features old-fashioned craft beers, comforting pub food and homemade bar snacks. As with the food, the d├ęcor here is traditional with a modern twist, while stylish minor details keep it firmly on trend.


Average main course: £10.00 (USD12.74) per diner
Average food spend: £25.00 (USD31.86) per diner

Venue Details & Map

Ape and Bird

142 Shaftesbury Avenue
Seven Dials
Covent Garden
+44 (0)20 7836 3119

Yelp Reviews

4.0 out of 5 based on 19 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Ape and Bird

2.0 out of 5 22 February 2017
by David E.


Good flavors. Unique attempt at dinning.

It just does not feel welcoming, and the food is not a good value for the portions. You're paying for the location not the value of the meal.

It's not bad. I wouldn't avoid it.

At the same time, the next time I'm in the area I'm going to find a different place to eat.

NOTE: no knock on the staff, they worked hard and were friendly.more

5.0 out of 5 8 November 2016
by Greg S.

Hey, the name "Ape & Bird" begs one to at least try the place. Nice ambiance, friendly staff, and decent choices of wine and beer mean that I will return. I did not get food since I was meeting someone but the pizza looked awesome!more

5.0 out of 5 5 October 2015
by Ida N.

Lovely place, very rustic. Friendly staff. Great service. Allergy menu available. Went here on a Monday for an early dinner and it was very quiet.

I had the pork belly and it was awesome. Very tender with So. Crispy. Crackling, I wish there were more. The sauce is also great. Goes well with the fennel sallad. My partner had the beef salad and was more than satisfied. This is not one of those...more

4.0 out of 5 9 October 2014
by Chloe W.

Great atmosphere here for a few drinks and lovely bar snacks.

They serve a range of interesting beers along side the classics and I've heard their cocktails are really good too.

The bar has a nice quirky feel to it with loads of cool areas to sit or perch in.

I've had the courgette fries here a couple times and still dream about them. Simply divine!more

4.0 out of 5 15 July 2014
by Alex S.

I've been meaning to try the Ape & Bird for a while and I think it's one of those place you see all the time, walk by, and somehow never find yourself in. Sad too, because it's wonderful.

I haven't even tried all of it yet actually, since I bypassed the main part (the one with food) and went right to the side entrance (the one with drinks). And this part is very, very good.

There's an...more

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