Foodie Review: Bird, Shoreditch

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Hello, hello! Back again with a foodie review for you to get your teeth in to. Today I'm sharing a place that had been on mine and Jack's list of places to visit for a while - Bird in Shoreditch. Being only round the corner from the Lazy Oaf launch party a few weeks back, it seemed the perfect excuse to grab some late night dinner...


For those who haven't visited Bird quite yet, they are famous for their Korean/American fried chicken and waffles. Korean/America? Yep, that's right. Think fried chicken, waffles and burgers with an Asian infusion. Made entirely gluten free (though, personally I rather enjoy gluten in my food) and with everything fried freshly in house, each dish really does have that homemade quality bursting with flavour.

Jack opted for the Parm Burger (pictured above) - a fried chicken burger made with parma ham and marinated mozzarella cheese, served in a brioche bun. I chose the Fried Chicken and Waffles which comes with a side of gluten free maple syrup. Despite being fried chicken and waffles, it was surprisingly light and not at all greasy leaving me pleasantly full but not stuffed. The chicken was a little dry but clearly fresh while the waffles are savoury, again a little dry but overall I enjoyed it. I think if I were to visit again I would opt for a burger instead as I felt the chicken was not quite as juicy as I had hoped for (perhaps due to being gluten free). Jack also ordered a side order of fries and these have a subtle but delicious curry seasoning. The fries alone were worth the visit.

 We decided to skip dessert as it was getting pretty late (for a work night) but on our way out the door we were surprised with these giant doughnuts gifted to us by our waiter.  Despite being gluten-free, these were huge, light and fluffy. Just look how chocolatey! Other options on the dessert menu included banana splits, doughnut of the day and doughnuts and ice cream. 

 The service was speedy and pleasant and overall, Jack's expectation totally lived up to the hype. I really enjoyed my food though I think if I went again I'd go for a burger instead as I'm not great with meat on a bone and the chicken needed a little added moisture. I loved the 70's inspired decor and the style of the place also, I'd certainly recommend it to any chicken fans. I terms of value for money, we definitely had our fill from our chosen dishes and the food is the average value you would expect from a Shoreditch based restaurant, each dish priced at around £9-12, ideal for a quick bite on an evening out or for a lunch treat.

Thanks to Bird for the free doughnuts and excellent service! What cool food places have you tried recently? Where are your favourite places to eat? 

Until next time fellow-foodies,



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  1. oh wow sounds amazing! I love when the food is fried but not greasy!

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. Honestly it was so light and fluffy - gluten free too! x

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  2. Your restaurant reviews make me so hungry!!! I'm in class and just dreaming of donuts now.

    www.indigoritual.com

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    1. Haha sorry hun! I send them round the office sometimes and it makes people want lunch x

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  3. mmm, this looks gorgeous!
    I'm always looking for new places to eat - i'll add this to my list!

    May x

    www.DropsofBrandy.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yay! Definitely, you'll have to tell me what you think of it if you get to try xx

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  4. Despite being terrified of actual, living birds (quite a troublesome phobia living in London...!), this sounds brilliant - good value too for Shoreditch! Will have to add it to my ever-growing list of places to pop into! x

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    1. Haha really? Don't worry, no actual birds inside! Just fried and on a plate. You'll have to let me know what you think! x

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  5. Korean/American sounds like my kind of combo!
    Everything looks delicious, and any place where they'll give you free donuts has to be a winner, right?!

    What Raj Wants

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    1. Yeah I was kind of unsure when I saw the korean in there but it works so well, it gives it so much more flavour. I loved it! That was also a huge plus haha x

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  6. That's really a great combination! Waffles and chicken are soul food. And I love Korean food, especially Korean BBQ! I hope you have a great week, Sophie!

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  7. Bird looks like such a great place full of really awesome soul food! Will have to check this place out.

    Rae of Love from Berlin
    Bloglovin' // instagram

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    1. It's awesome - i think you'd love it too even being a vegetarian :) x

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  8. This place sounds amazing. I'm always on the hunt for gluten free places.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

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    1. Aw awesome, I hope you like it! Gluten free places must be pretty hard to come by xx

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  9. This place looks so amazing! How cool! I love deep fried chicken so much! Thanks for sharing!
    Fix Me In Forty Five - A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog
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  10. Ooh fried chicken the Korean way? Yes please! I love reading up on new places to check out and meal reviews, but I suppose one of the downfalls for most of these would be that I can't try them out in Australia :( Still, love to see new food places so I can get inspired to find something similar near me! :)

    Anna xx
    http://thefashionscents.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Aw that's a shame! Maybe the chain will make it's way over OR if you're ever in London you know where to go ;) xx

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  11. This sounds really cool and I love the fusion of cultures. The idea of Korean/American fusion sounds unusual but the burger looks and sounds delicious and that donut(!). I'm sold! I tried a taco with Japanese influence a few weeks ago here in NYC which was so good x
    rubyrubyslippers.blogspot.com

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    1. I thought the same, it was so unusual but totally works and tastes great. Also - vegan free! Ooh sounds amazing, I'm always on the look out! xx

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  12. i was just in london and went to the bars in shoreditch one night and loved it, which i got to explore it more!

    www.avecdanielle.com

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    1. Yay! It's one of my favourite places to just wander around or shop. If you ever need any recommendations, just let me know ;) xx

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  13. Oh my god, this looks incredible. I'm a huge fan of bizarre food combinations -- Korean and deep fried American is definitely new to me!

    -Alex
    A Northern Light

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    1. I know! It seems like a crazy mix but it totally works and it was all so so good. Would definitely recommend the place x

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  14. This place looks really rad! I was just thinking the other day that I really want to do more location and event posts. This post has inspired me to make sure I definitely do that!
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

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    1. Aw I'm always so pleased when I get a chance to do them. I think they always make for better photos and they get so many views compared to ones in my bedroom haha. Can't wait to see what you come up with hun! x

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  15. I took my burger club here this month and we were all very disappointed! I had the chicken waffle burger, I wouldnt recommend it. Glad you enjoyed it, I think I chose the wrong thing on the menu.

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    1. Burger club?? What's that? That sounds awesome! Oh really? That's such a shame - I think because it's gluten free, it doesn't have alot of the fats and juices that normally make it really juicy. I think if I went again I would definitely go for a burger instead x

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  16. I visited right after Christmas twice last year in order to do a review, and I liked the chicken and waffles, but I've had better chicken sandwiches.

    http://jenikya.com/blog/2015/01/bird-restaurant-on-kingsland-rd.html

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