BIRD is London’s original fried chicken & waffles joint. Founded in East London’s Shoreditch in 2014, it is the creation of husband & wife team Paul & Cara, who believed that fried chicken should be better. Growing up in North America, they ate fried chicken as a Sunday family dinner – a special occasion, always with chicken of the highest quality, freshly fried, and with the perfect mix of seasoned, juicy crunch. In London in 2014, it dawned on them that there weren’t any restaurants offering fried chicken this way. So the idea of BIRD was born – to do great quality, proper fried chicken.
BIRD uses only birds from a single, family-run farm on the Yorkshire Wolds, delivered fresh to them each day. They brine it in buttermilk for flavour and tenderness, coat it lightly in a seasoned flour mix (which happens to be gluten free) and fry it in fresh rapeseed oil. All of their ingredients are freshly prepared, and there is nothing frozen in the restaurants (except ice cream and cocktails!). Famous favourites include their signature fried chicken & waffles and the Instagram-able Waffle Burger, as well as plenty of wings, fried chicken burgers and amazing sides. There is also a substantial non-fried chicken menu for vegetarians or those eating lighter.
Now with 4 branches in Shoreditch, Islington, Camden & Westfield Stratford, BIRD is the kind of place for everyone to enjoy, whether it’s just some good fried chicken on a night out with friends, or a family dinner. It’s fried chicken the way it was meant to be.
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