Thursday, 24 September 2015

I do - Bird.

Those who don't know, I live a Gluten Free lifestyle due to an illness and I’m always surprised by how good these days GF alternative foods are getting (I’m talking to you Marks and Spencer!) so when I heard a friend talk about Gluten Free crispy fried chicken in Shoreditch, which is one of the biggest things I miss from eating gluten - I grabbed my also GF boyfriend and flew my way down to Bird as soon as possible to try out their chicken...

At the end of the main high street and about a 10-minute walk from the tube, Bird serves 'the best fried chicken you've ever tasted'. It doesn't advertise that it is gluten free (if that's even something you are interested in) but it's known by word of mouth that I also confirmed with a quick phone call to the restaurant. It wasn't too busy for a Saturday (we were seated right away) and we were greeted with a retro - orange relaxed vibe with wooden benches and 80's decor.

Ordering our drinks (they have lots of different beers to choose from as well as good cocktails), we got down to the main show. The chicken. The chicken you can order by pieces, having as many as you wish and sides are all ordered separately. This is great for sharing (or stealing!) and good for taking lots of people. You then also get to glaze your chicken with a wide choice for different palettes or chose from a dipping sauce for the less adventurous. 

We went with some pieces and sides to share, but if you are really hungry they have options like burgers and waffles (please note: those are not gluten free). I recommend the BBQ sauce and the fresh, citrus coleslaw and the chicken skin flavour is delish! A perfect combination of herby and meaty and not dry!

For those that like things hot, they have hot salt/sauces on the table and for those that like something sweet, share a banana split for dessert and relive your childhood.

Bird is somewhere I’d definitely re-visit to hit my fried chicken cravings. The mix and match options of the menu mean that there is something for everyone to enjoy and munch on!

The place has also got a stand alone bar for having a few drinks and watch the world pass by as well as 'The Doughnut Hatch' with grab and go Doughnuts to go alongside.

GM xo

Where: 42/44 Kingsland Road, E2 8DA, London
Tube: Shoreditch High Street

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