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Sitting in the far corner of the room by the window, me and my gal pals sipped on some ice cold coca-cola and chatted away while we waited for our food. It was a Thursday evening (pre-weekend antics) so we all headed to Bird, a newly favourite joint situated in the heart of Shoreditch (also available in various parts of London). I like coming here – firstly because of the food and secondly the atmosphere. A chill spot with a great menu of fried chicken, wings, burgers, fries and all – think contemporary diner, with industrial like decor – brick walls, a mixture of colored and wooden table tops, an open bar and an easy to read menu (and good food).

The Menu

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Here it’s all chicken, ‘free range and fried except for the dessert menu and a few vegetarian options of deeply fried beetroot patty and Asian chopped salad with the option of chicken.

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Tummy growling, I feasted my eyes on the ‘Original Waffle Burger’ – think boneless chicken thighs coated in a crispy batter with jalapeno peppers, melted cheese, bacon and maple syrup all sandwiched between a mildly sweet and savory toasted waffle. The balance of flavour was just right and as I sliced into the burger, (although you may use your hands) I could see the layers piled on top of one another, the bacon slightly hidden.
As you bite into the slightly greasy yet -crispy coating  which is deep fried,  the tenderness of meat sinks in and a sudden unexpected surge of  sweetness from the maple syrup comes right through. Nothing is too sharp – the balance just right with the addition of peppers, cheese and bacon. It’s the kind of burger that would leave you craving for more – lingering in the back until you come to feast on it again.

The food 

The Original Waffle Burger 2 portions in 1
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Fried chicken and waffles with maple syrup
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A portion of crisp and lightly salted french fries.

Finishing off with dessert, we indulged in a rich maple glazed ice cream sandwich – vanilla ice cream with whipped cream sandwiched between a glazed doughnut, finished off with a chocolate (or caramel) drizzle. It was naughty, but it was deliciously tempting having read about it on the menu. How could one resist?

Couldn’t resist – The Ice Cream Doughnut Sandwich

One thing I know is that i’ll be back again. Who knows, you might catch me tucking into a burger or a wing or 2.
If you haven’t been do give it a try, you may find yourself craving the waffle burger and may return for the second time in a row like I did. This is just a warning.

Do you know of any other places that do a waffle burgers? I think I this may be my new thing…

Bird website here for menu and locations

xoxo