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 décor here is traditional with a modern twist, while stylish minor details keep it firmly on trend.
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Ape and Bird
142 Shaftesbury Avenue
Seven DialsCovent GardenLondonWC2H 8HJ
- +44 (0)20 7836 3119
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
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
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.
I absolutely love this bar. The decor of the place is very industrial and vintagey feel...almost steampunky-ish...if that is a word.
The gin & tonics here are delicious and they have a great beer list. Love this place! I can't wait to come back!more
After watching a few episodes of the BBC documentary The Restaurant Man starring Russell Norman as know-it-all type, I thought I should check out one of his latest restaurants, The Ape & Bird on Shaftesbury Avenue.
This place is bigger than it seems, besides the ground floor, there is a nice, airy and a little bit arty room upstairs and a cool bar downstairs.
After I arrived, it first...more