Bird is an east London diner specialised in fried chicken. Not the tasteless and greasy type you might get from a takeaway after a late night out. We are talking about 100% free range chicken from British farms, delivered fresh daily and prepared high quality ingredients. This chicken is sourced responsibly and cooked with recipes developed by Bird’s founders after researching on the best fried chickens in US and Asia.
‘Free Range & Fried’ describes our product and how it’s prepared, but it also describes our attitude to what we do – naughty but nice.
I rarely eat fried food in general, but every now and then it’s hard to resist to a perfectly-cooked, crispy and delicious fried chicken! So when I received an invite to review Bird in Shoreditch I immediately took the chance to try their dishes.
I went there for lunch on Saturday with my brother Paolo;… Continue reading →
This week I went back to one of London’s most beautiful and famous markets: Borough Market. It was a pleasure browsing the market halls on a week day, for a change! I have always been on Saturdays when Londoners and tourists visit en masse and it can be a bit tricky to move through the crowd and buying lunch from the street food stalls requires some queuing. Either way though it’s a beautiful place and if you have never been, then you must visit soon!
Obviously you cannot visit Borough Market without stopping at Bread Ahead to buy doughnuts, so that’s exactly what we did! :)
The main reason for our visit though… Continue reading →
I was invited by the restaurant to review their new tasting menu, so we just sat down and let the lovely waiters and chef think of everything else, while we focused on the stunning view in front of us!
The Brasserie overlooks the Tower Bridge, with the Shard peeking behind it, so our dinner came with a free show of the sun setting over the river Thames!
The Brasserie's menu features seasonal British dishes with an equal balance of classics (beef carpaccio, pan fried sea bass, risotto, steak…) and some more inventive proposals (goat cheese doughnuts, duck two ways, pan seared calves liver).
I tried the tasting menu which comprised of four… Continue reading →