Absurd Bird Spitalfields

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Take a tour of the deep American South right in the heart of Spitalfields. Great grub, good value and a twist on the classics, Absurd Bird is an eclectic, unexpected and sophisticated take on the already loved Southern Classics, from our fried chicken tenders to dirty buns and sliders.

Hidden out of sight in the basement bar, you’ll find yourself in a rugged, disheveled-chic, private speakeasy with inspirations from the South in every line of sight. The incredible cocktail list, put together by mixology masterminds Soulshakers, features their own blend, Absurd Moonshine, and a hefty collection of bourbon. Try out their Absurd Lager, brewed by the guys over at Signature Brewery. Head down between 5-7pm to try them all at a steal of £5.

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Mardi Gras Party

Mardi Gras Party

Every Thursday

Louisiana’s colourful cultural history has created a hot and spicy melting pot of sizzling music. Enjoy the rhythm of...

Moonshine Fridays

Moonshine Fridays

Every Friday

Chicken By Birth, Crazy By Nature; we've all heard the word about Absurd Bird's epic fried chicken but now they're...

Bottomless Brunch

Bottomless Brunch

Various dates

3 course brunch & bottomless brunch £35 / virgin £25 t&c's apply: reservations required/valid on full table...

Bottomless Brunch

Bottomless Brunch

Various dates

Join us for the Absurd Brunch !! 1 Starter 1 Main 1 Side & Dessert  Choose from our Moonshine...

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Hours

Day Open Close Notes
09:00 23:00
09:00 23:00
09:00 23:00
09:00 01:00
09:00 01:00
09:00 01:00
09:00 22:30

Location

Absurd Bird Spitalfields
54 Commercial Street, London, E1 6LT

Area:
London

Nearest station:
Aldgate East (Tube)
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This venue serves American food.

A word from the chef:
Tuck into fried plates, the likes of buttermilk chicken atop waffles and smoked garlic parmesan chicken wings. If that doesn’t take your fancy, there’s always our Absurd Cocktails.

Our Review

Absurd Bird Spitalfields - London Restaurant Review

Absurd Bird Spitalfields - London Restaurant Review

Now I'm no Chicken Connoisseur, but when I received an invitation to review Absurd Bird in Spitalfields, I pulled up my crep, jumped in my whip (242 from Kingsland Road) and headed towards Commercial Street. You don't have to be an expert to...

Read our full Absurd Bird Spitalfields - London Restaurant Review review

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Seated
Capacity
Standing
Cost Min spend
Midweek*
Min spend
Weekend*
Basement Bar Basement Space 50 60 2000 600 1000
Basement Bar Private Room 50 60 2000 600 1000
* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Friendly staff, generous portion sizes and good food! Would recommend. visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 14 Jul 2017
16 Jul 2017 by
5

Brilliant food as always!!! Love this place. visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 15 Jul 2017
16 Jul 2017 by
5

The service was quite poor. We were asked almost immediately for a food order and asked for a few minutes to look over the menu, then waited nearly 30 minutes to actually place the order. When we did everything arrived at the same time so the majority of the food was cold/lukewarm when we got to eat it. The wine on the list was different to that on the description, and while I am a big fan of live music the band started quite early and meant that we couldn't really chat over dinner...so we ended up leaving. visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 13 Jul 2017
14 Jul 2017 by
3

Food is always awesome, staff are always friendly Felica was a lovely waitress :) Claire visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 08 Jul 2017
10 Jul 2017 by
5

Very fat and tasteless food. Not very pleasant environment either. Emma visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 01 Jul 2017
10 Jul 2017 by
1

So disappointing. Booked for my boyfriend's birthday (and mentioned this at time of booking). Had to wait 15 mins just for menus, had to ask to order drinks and they never materialised - had to chase up at the bar. Asked for table water and was forgotten. Food good but service so bad it was embarrassing when chosen by me for a special occasion. On receipt of the bill I asked to speak to manager - the waitress listened to my complaint and then wordlessly went and got a revised bill with a slight discount - no apology, no nothing. I said I thought restaurants preferred upfront customers rather than sloping off and writing a bad review. She just stared at me. Embarrassing. visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 04 Jul 2017
05 Jul 2017 by
2

Food was cold. Plates were way too small. Table for three on a small table - so uncomfortable. Really disappointing visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 29 Jun 2017
30 Jun 2017 by
1

We had a great time- shame the wings were not halal but everything else and the service was awesome. Food reasonably priced a family of 5 and ot came to £120. Not bad in London. :) visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 21 Jun 2017
22 Jun 2017 by
4

Always good. Go-to chicken & waffles always a winner visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 15 Jun 2017
16 Jun 2017 by
5

So good! Wish I had ordered more food! Lucy visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 06 Jun 2017
07 Jun 2017 by
5

Great food. Lovely staff. Would go again! visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 04 Jun 2017
05 Jun 2017 by
5

I tried to have dinner an hour before closing only to be informed the kitchen was shut. Not great. visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 31 May 2017
01 Jun 2017 by
1

The service was very good and the wings mooosive but found too much batter around the chicken fillets. Staff and management went out of their way to rectify this and they cannot be faulted, it may have been an off day. Lovely vibe. Sharon visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 31 May 2017
01 Jun 2017 by
3

The food is ok. Decor and vibe is nice but the staff were very rude which really ruined it all. Slow service and didn't really seem to care. Had the cheek to whack a 12.5% service charge on the bill despite there being only two of us and providing poor service at that. Won't bother going back. visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 26 May 2017
27 May 2017 by
2

Lovely food! Would definitely recommend! visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 24 May 2017
25 May 2017 by
5

We booked a week in advance. We were told on arrival that no card payments could be taken so our group took it in turns to walk to the local cashpoint, after which they said actually card payments could be taken. One of our table had to go to the bar as drinks orders were forgotten by the waitress. The majority of our table ordered the same thing, the chicken burger and fries, the majority of the fries came out SO much later than the burgers, and other tables were served fries with their meals whilst we had our burgers and were waiting for them. One person on our table was given the completely wrong meal and when we pointed this out, the waitress didn't really seem bothered but the meal she ordered did come out in the end. When the meal was finished some people's plates were taken way before people had finished whilst others just lay there. Our group is pretty relaxed and wouldn't complain however the service was truly terrible, it's such a shame as the food was good. visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 22 May 2017
23 May 2017 by
2

food was great, ambience and aesthetic good. music volume varied through the evening and could've been slightly quieter, and everyone got a little bit chilly from all the AC. overall good though! visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 20 May 2017
22 May 2017 by
4

Staff although mildly pleasant, took forever to come and take our order, and to bring food and drinks, despite there only being one or two other tables occupied. Chicken wings starter was raw. Mains, after they finally arrived, were just about edible at best. We waited so long for our dessert that I just cancelled it, at this point we had been there for THREE HOURS!!!! Several other tables had come, eaten and left and we were still stuck there. Would definitely not recommend, apart from the snail service the food was rubbish so couldn't even slightly redeem my experience. Lana visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 20 May 2017
21 May 2017 by
1

Really disappointed with the food. The coleslaw tasted like raw onion and the chicken was underwhelming. Sad, as I was really looking forward to it. Sorry to leave a negative review! Service was decent! visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 11 May 2017
12 May 2017 by
1

good customer service!! would definitely go again very accommodating for a member of our party who had a peanut allergy. the waitress even had a laminated sheet on what contained allergens. visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 07 May 2017
10 May 2017 by
4

Flavourless food, really disappointed after reading such good reviews. Had high hopes but they were unfortunately squashed. Just stick to your local chicken shop for half the price. visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 08 May 2017
09 May 2017 by
2

The customer service was exceptional there was a minor mistake with our order but the waitress rectified it immediately. Great service good food I would recommend. visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 05 May 2017
08 May 2017 by
4

Great night out. Food abd cocktails were fab and staff very attentive. Looked after us really well. Would return. And. It too expensive either - bonus! Dec visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 06 May 2017
07 May 2017 by
5

Food was absolutely fantastic! But service was slow, 10minutes to for somebody to come and take drink orders and a further 15/20mins for drinks to arrive. Cocktails tasted chemically. visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 05 May 2017
06 May 2017 by
4

Food was great, drinks were awesome. Restaurant was really cool and the staff were lovely. Can't wait to go back. visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 04 May 2017
05 May 2017 by
5

Extremely hella chicken. No regrets. visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 03 May 2017
04 May 2017 by
5

Food was really good however service wasn't the best this time. A few items got missed from the order and took some time to replace. Not much revisit to take new drinks orders. Would go again as the food was fantastic just hope they improve there service. visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 29 Apr 2017
30 Apr 2017 by
4

Had a fabulous lunch here. Great vibes, great music and a great and varied menu. All 4 dishes we orderded were very tasty food, really well presented and good quality, and good portion sizes too. Staff were really welcoming cheerfuland attentive too. visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 23 Apr 2017
24 Apr 2017 by
5

Staff were really friendly but food was very basic and we did not enjoy our food. visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 21 Apr 2017
22 Apr 2017 by
1

Excellent service. In and out over a lunchbreak, the waitress had so much patience with us changing our minds. The menu is soo good! visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 19 Apr 2017
22 Apr 2017 by
5

Visited on a quiet Tuesday evening. Service was great! The chicken with the waffle was a little dry. But the wings were awesome - definitely going to be back for more. Kitty visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 11 Apr 2017
21 Apr 2017 by
4

Faboulous meal and cocktails. Found this by accident on a overnight trip to drop my daughter off on her travels. Made a great even for us both before she left. The best news is there is one in Exeter which is nearer to home for us. We defiantly go again! visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 17 Apr 2017
18 Apr 2017 by
5

not good, chicken burger cold, chips taste like cookie cutter kebab shop chips and the buffalo chicken wing sauce was average to say the least. would not go again. visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 13 Apr 2017
18 Apr 2017 by
1

Nice cocktails and friendly staff! visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 16 Apr 2017
17 Apr 2017 by
4

Delicious food! The wings are huge and 12 of them is plenty to share between two. The cocktails are also tastey and the staff attentive and pleasant. Bethany visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 13 Apr 2017
15 Apr 2017 by
5

I organised my husbands surprise birthday here and managed to book the basement for lunch. Looking for a restaurant that could cater to more than 20 people wasn't easy. I had researched other chicken joints (excuse the pun) and most of them were either limited for spaces and/or only offered a set menu with 3/4 items to choose from which didn't help swing my vote. I came across Absurd Bird by chance and the reviews I read created doubt, but as the location was great for our guests and they offered a full menu to choose from I was inclined to book. As I'd never been there before, I was quite hesitant with my booking and so had to make a visit before I confirmed. I did speak to the manager Antonio (who was very informative and friendly) before paying a visit so I had knowledge of what would be included etc. Once I viewed the space (basement) I was sold by the chilled out atmosphere and lovely decor not to mention the privacy we would be promised. I initially wanted a sit down meal but thought the casual seating was better as we were such a large group. The children in our party also had space to dance which was an added bonus. The team at Absurd Bird really left an amazing impression on myself as well as our guests. They were so accommodating to our requests, such a wonderful team so kind and professional. Not to mention the yummy food they had on their menus (I did have to send a pre-order a few days before). For large groups I would suggest a spreadsheet so the restaurant can print it out and have food orders clear for your booking. All our guests said they'd definitely return and really enjoyed their chicken dishes. Being veggie I had the artichoke dip (which I loved) and the waffles (yum). Thank you again Antonio, Reluka and the rest of the staff, we had an amazing time. Will definitely be returning. charliebrown28 visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 08 Apr 2017
12 Apr 2017 by
5

I recommend the spinach and artichoke dip! visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 11 Apr 2017
12 Apr 2017 by
4

I was incredibly disappointed with our recent visit, especially given the stellar reviews Absurd Bird enjoys. The issues were two fold: - Service (although the staff were lovely) was painfully slow. I’m talking hour long wait for food and drinks taking 30 mins to arrive. Not the actually staffs fault, just embarrassingly understaffed. We did look round at one point and couldn’t not see a single member of staff on the floor and the restaurant was 60% fill. The staff did try to use the excuse that they weren’t expecting it to be so busy but we had booked - they knew we would be there!! I assume many of the other tables were in a similar positon. Not good enough at all. - Food – well well well below average. Wings relied on sauce rather than flavour, chicken in the burgers was dry and flowery. Honestly the worst chicken restaurant I have been to in London. All looked like it was thrown together with no effort. I very much got the feeling the ethos behind this restaurant, is cool name, cool set up, cool staff, terrible overpriced food. Well people won’t mind will they? Especially if it’s really cool. My advice. Stay away. visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 10 Apr 2017
12 Apr 2017 by
1

Disappointed, mediocre food for foodie prices. Expected better quality from a chicken focused restaurant. visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 10 Apr 2017
11 Apr 2017 by
2

Good food, nice portion size. Very good service and friendly waiting staff visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 09 Apr 2017
10 Apr 2017 by
4

The order was served wrong! Your chicken had no flavour at all! I will never come back! Dreadful place. visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 05 Apr 2017
06 Apr 2017 by
1

Disappointing night. I was super excited as I was told absurd was a great restaurant to visit. For me the wings where very big and hard to eat and not cooked through. Best thing was the sweet potato fries absolutely lush! Also the cocktails weren't that strong :( visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 05 Apr 2017
06 Apr 2017 by
1

The food was very good, however we had two tables and one table had to wait over 45 minutes for their food. When I rang beforehand I was told that if we ordered quickly it would be a 20-25 minute wait, there was only one waiter and quite a few tables so we had to wait a long time to order. One table's food arrived very promptly but the others waited a very long time. visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 31 Mar 2017
03 Apr 2017 by
2

Amazing, only my second visit but I loved the food soooo much first time rotime bed I had to go again for a special birthday meal. The food was on point- was absolutely stuffed (they give generously) I had to take home a goody bag but the highlight was the free birthday drink, amazing service, great night! visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 01 Apr 2017
02 Apr 2017 by
5

Food was beyond expectations. Absolutely delicious. The chicken was moist and tender, waffles we're of perfect consistency and the buffalo wings we're the best i have ever had. our waitress was very polite and attended to all our needs. I''m not sure why people are leaving negative reviews for this restaurant when it is my absolute favourite place to eat and i am very picky with my food. They may be food snobs or think every waiter must wait on them hand and foot. If you wanted more to drink all you have to do is ask, the staff are more than happy to help. but all in all, best tasting food i have ever had. visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 26 Mar 2017
27 Mar 2017 by
5

Food was beyond expectations. Absolutely delicious. The chicken was moist and tender, waffles we're of perfect consistency and the buffalo wings we're the best i have ever had. our waitress was very polite and attended to all our needs. I''m not sure why people are leaving negative reviews for this restaurant when it is my absolute favourite place to eat and i am very picky with my food. They may be food snobs or think every waiter must wait on them hand and foot. If you wanted more to drink all you have to do is ask, the staff are more than happy to help. but all in all, best tasting food i have ever had. visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 26 Mar 2017
27 Mar 2017 by
5

We were more than 30 minutes late for our reservation and they still managed to accommodate us. Food was delicious. Chicken deliciously moist. Best tasting waffles and the spinach and artichoke dip is to die for. Could not rate this highly enough visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 26 Mar 2017
27 Mar 2017 by
5

I never received a confirmation email so not sure why you're asking for a review. I also called the number and no one answered. visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 25 Mar 2017
26 Mar 2017 by
1

The restaurant seemed cut even and service was ok in the beginning. The food wasn't that great. I ordered the spicy chicken with toast and pickles.... I believe it was a Nashville spicy chicken dish...which was ridiculously disappointing, there was so much hotsauce poured on the dish, the servers did say it would be ok if you could handle a bit of heat. I'm Asian and have spicy food all the time but to drink that amount of pure chilli sauce is just stupid, it was two think peices of toast then hot sauce then one chicken tender peice then more hot sauce another chicken tender and more hot sauce and a tiny pickle cut in half which is also covered in chilli sauce. I think that dish if it was made correctly should be viewed again. It was unbearable and very disappointing. I had asked for some mayonnaise which I thought I could use as a dip to reduce the heat but it was never brought to me. The restaurant wasn't that busy so I was very disappointed in that service. Service overall wasn't that great either, we were never asked if we wanted more to drink etc. Overall I don't think I will be returning. Which is disappointing cause i love a good old fried chicken. visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 22 Mar 2017
23 Mar 2017 by
1

Service was friendly and attentive but not overly so. Our cocktails took a while coming - which was a bit disappointing given the restaurant was empty. Food was nice - beware the wings as they are full wings and not winglets like you get else where. We had 12 between 3 of us and it was too much! visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 21 Mar 2017
22 Mar 2017 by
4

Fab food, drinks and service...loved it!! visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 18 Mar 2017
19 Mar 2017 by
5

Had a fantastic time celebrating my twins' 12th birthday. Fantastic cocktails- gotta try Ol Blue Eyes and as for the food... wow!!! Great staff and service and the Absurdly Hot Chicken is.. well.. ABSURDLY DELICIOUS and HOT!! visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 18 Mar 2017
19 Mar 2017 by
5

Great night! Absurd food, music and company 😀! David visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 16 Mar 2017
17 Mar 2017 by
5

We really enjoyed the bottomless brunch! The staff were nice, accommodating, helpful and efficient. Thank you! My friends have mentioned they really enjoyed the food and place, and would like to go back - good stuff! visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 04 Mar 2017
07 Mar 2017 by
4

The staff make an effort and food is very good but be careful as the portions are huge, as the wings are all three joints. I actually think kitchen's that do this are a bit lazy as it can be a hassle separating them! Our waitress didn't have the greatest English, but the manager kindly gave us a discount on one of the plates that we couldn't even get to. All in all, a good, reasonably priced meal! visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 01 Mar 2017
02 Mar 2017 by
4

Nice staff, nice space, mac and cheese was nice, salads were nice, fried chicken below average, Nashville sauce was terrible on all levels, smoked chicken terrible visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 27 Feb 2017
01 Mar 2017 by
1

Truly wonderful service as always, and great food. Unfortunately, the music was way too loud. visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 24 Feb 2017
25 Feb 2017 by
4

I was really looking forward to this as it seemed to have great reviews online. However I was really disappointed. The waiter didn't really have a clue about the menu and the photos were all mixed up on the iPad, plus the staff just stood around chatting and just left all the dirty plates in a massive pile by the sink. The wings were really good but that was about it...I had the Caesar salad which was basically some cos lettuce in a bowl with a bit of dressing and a bit of chicken on top. The chicken was dry and not pleasant. Also over-priced for a bowl of lettuce! Maybe I chose wrong but I left feeling rather hungry. Shame. Rebecca visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 22 Feb 2017
23 Feb 2017 by
2

Food was great, everyone enjoyed it. One negative was that the bar downstairs closed at about 12:20 when we were told it was 1 visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 17 Feb 2017
21 Feb 2017 by
4

Excellent service. Great cocktails and delicious food especially the spinach and artichoke dip with nachos. Fun and buzzing atmosphere with good music. visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 18 Feb 2017
20 Feb 2017 by
5

Enjoyed the atmosphere amazing fried chicken, the sweet potato bake with marshmallows was a interesting side to have, Simon visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 14 Feb 2017
15 Feb 2017 by
4

Food was really filling, decent prices too visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 14 Feb 2017
15 Feb 2017 by
4

Great cocktails and beer. Everyone's Chicken was spot on - Great wings, Chicken Burger and mini fried chicken sliders. Will def be going back soon. visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 07 Feb 2017
08 Feb 2017 by
4

My favourite place! Love the food, the staff are lovely and the atmosphere is always very cool visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 06 Feb 2017
07 Feb 2017 by
5

Waitresses were not respondent and we were waiting around for ages. Milk was warm and cookies rock hard visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 05 Feb 2017
06 Feb 2017 by
3

Wings came out cold. Sent them back and the were returned within 2minutes after I assume being microwaved. visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 01 Feb 2017
02 Feb 2017 by
2

As much as I would like to give this venue 5 stars, the food was well below what I expected. They need to spend time and work on marinating their chicken! The flavor was just not good enough. Sadly their cocktails were the worst part, mixed poorly and lacked any flavor. visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 01 Feb 2017
02 Feb 2017 by
2

great food, good to enjoy with friends Davneet visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 27 Jan 2017
30 Jan 2017 by
5

Great service and amazing food! visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 27 Jan 2017
28 Jan 2017 by
5

Food was absolutely amazing. Can highly recommend the chicken waffles and the sliders (went we my boyfriend and we shared to avoid food envy!) We had the pleasure of enjoying happy hour as well and some very good cocktails with a twist on offer. Staff were helpful and one member (I'm horrible and can't remember her name) went above and beyond on this occasion. We will definitely be back! visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 19 Jan 2017
20 Jan 2017 by
5

Big portions, very good food. Good experience, would recommend visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 06 Jan 2017
07 Jan 2017 by
4

Music too loud, fries cold, chicken great visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 06 Jan 2017
07 Jan 2017 by
3

Amazing food and ambiance! Highly recommended visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 03 Jan 2017
04 Jan 2017 by
5

Ok but mostly unimpressed. The mash and Mac n cheese was bland and the Caesar wrap was average at best. The tastiest thing was the chicken wings, smoked garlic and parmesan. The service and decor was good. Wouldn't go back, would try somehwere else instead. visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 02 Jan 2017
03 Jan 2017 by
2

I was tere fot the NYE dinner+party. The food was very tasty and we had limitless prosecco for 2 hours and a free cocktail after that! the only thing that could have been better was the dessert. although we had ordered a cheescake and a brownie we were served two brownies and they were both too dry for a brownie. Otherwise we had an amazing night! visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 31 Dec 2016
01 Jan 2017 by
4

Not a great choice for an Xmas end of year dinner for 15 attendees. One waitress was lovely but the others were incredibly miserable and looked like we were putting them out by asking for drinks. we would have spent much more in your restaurant if we felt more welcomed. instead we left straight after the food and went elsewhere for drinks. the staff looked like they could not cope and we a few were not friendly at all. Our designated waitress was lovely but others helping here were not. visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 20 Dec 2016
28 Dec 2016 by
3

The service was really really good but the wings were ice cold! visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 22 Dec 2016
24 Dec 2016 by
2

Loved the food, great fried chicken and waffles. The menu was a little confusing though. only 3 stars because all the staff were very glum! not a smile or thanks for coming or have you enjoyed your meal between them. What a shame, that's put me off returning. visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 20 Dec 2016
21 Dec 2016 by
3

food was excellent, cant wait go again visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 16 Dec 2016
17 Dec 2016 by
5

Delightful staff, excellent service and great food, thanks for a great night, we will recommend you to all we know, thank you, Debby visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 14 Dec 2016
15 Dec 2016 by
5

GREAT FOOD GREAT SERVICE GREAT ATMOSPHERE visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 14 Dec 2016
15 Dec 2016 by
5

Good food and service. Very filling visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 13 Dec 2016
14 Dec 2016 by
4

The food was excellent, fairly priced, and the service at the restaurant was good. However, what I didn't appreciate was the 2 phone calls in the days leading up to my booking, culminating in a voicemail threatening to cancel my table unless I called them back to confirm it. When we were at the restaurant it was only half full or less anyway. visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 13 Dec 2016
14 Dec 2016 by
4

Fwlt a bit queasy after and service wasnt amazing... visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 11 Dec 2016
12 Dec 2016 by
2

Great food, great waiters and delicious cocktails! Will definitely be back (and will be ordering a whole lot more corn bread!) visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 03 Dec 2016
05 Dec 2016 by
5

It was excellent! The best chicken wings of London. visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 30 Nov 2016
01 Dec 2016 by
5

Fantastic food, great cocktails, only wish I could have eaten more! visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 30 Nov 2016
01 Dec 2016 by
5

LOVE LOVE LOVE all the wings and all the sides. Be back soon <3 visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 30 Nov 2016
01 Dec 2016 by
5

The garlic, parmesan wings are amazing! visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 30 Nov 2016
01 Dec 2016 by
5

Music too loud, had to ask 3 times for it to be turned down as guests were screaming to have a conversation at dinner. Head waiter was lovely and attentive. Food delicious. visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 30 Nov 2016
01 Dec 2016 by
3

The chicken and waffles were next level delicious and a huge portion for the price! Some found all the sweetness to sweet but I loved it. Good music and very friendly host too. nick09 visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 26 Nov 2016
27 Nov 2016 by
4

Delicious! I was in the mood for chicken wings and blue cheese. They delivered. visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 24 Nov 2016
25 Nov 2016 by
5

Fantastic dinner. the festive feast was amazing value and not your typical buffet style food. Thoroughly recommended. Special thanks to Diego who really looked after us despite our continued drinks requests! visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 24 Nov 2016
25 Nov 2016 by
5

Food was very good, including the festive menu. My only constructive criticism is that service could have been slightly more attentive - but I'm nitpicking. visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 24 Nov 2016
25 Nov 2016 by
4

Really great, the happy hour cocktails were yum and the absurdly hot chicken definitely woke me up!! Great service and great atmosphere. visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 22 Nov 2016
23 Nov 2016 by
5

Food was amazing as always and great hospitality from our host Emma visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 17 Nov 2016
18 Nov 2016 by
5

Awesome food....especially the buffalo chicken wings! visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 10 Nov 2016
11 Nov 2016 by
5

We are from the South of the States so like our fried chicken. While the ambiance of the restaurant was great - the service was a bit slow. A few of the menu items we tried needed a bit of work, like the fried pickles, ranch and absurd hot bird (just a bit too oily). We want to see the restaurant do well though and would suggest others to give it a try but would also suggest to the restaurant just to up their game a bit. visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 04 Nov 2016
05 Nov 2016 by
4

Great food. Service was a little slow. visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 01 Nov 2016
02 Nov 2016 by
4

Really great service from your two ladies! visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 29 Oct 2016
30 Oct 2016 by
4

Awesome food, great service, staff were very welcoming and friendly. plus we got a free dessert which is always a nice surprise and made us all very happy! Thanks again!. x visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 25 Oct 2016
26 Oct 2016 by
5

Had a great night at Absurd Bird with some friends. Happy hour drinks were a plus and the team working there was very accommodating to our group - made sure we had a nice area reserved for our larger group. Food and drinks were really good but I would just say that the food sometimes took awhile to come out and wasn't as warm as it should be. This was a bit disappointing as the restaurant wasn't that crowded. But we will definitely be back! visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 23 Oct 2016
25 Oct 2016 by
4

Food was excellent and was good, just a little slow when it wasn't that busy. Highly recommend. visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 19 Oct 2016
21 Oct 2016 by
4

Disappointingly long wait for our meal and then starter came with main - although we were given a bottle of wine to apologise. Food ok but regret we wont be back. visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 14 Oct 2016
16 Oct 2016 by
1

We booked for the design my night 2 for 1 cocktails deal, but the staff had no idea about this. We asked them to investigate as I'd called earlier that day to ask what the offer involved and they checked/confirmed my booking at that point - but I don't think they bothered as it was never mentioned again. If you read the reviews for the Soho branch this happened to people there too, so it shows an ongoing issue with staff training about offers. Service was pretty bad too - despite there being three waiting staff members, there was frequently nobody on the floor and we waited around 45 mins from first asking for the bill to finally being able to pay, which was totally unacceptable. My food was also served lukewarm, I had to send both the starter and the main to be reheated. They gave me a free replacement starter, but this wasn't hugely warmer :/ One of my friends ordered the veggie version of the quinoa wrap, but instead of replacing the chicken with halloumi or feta or roasted veg, the veggie version was just minus the meat, so it only had quinoa, a bit of lettuce and a tiny smear of guac in it, so it was really poor :( Carolyn visited Absurd Bird Spitalfields on 16 Sep 2016
19 Sep 2016 by
2

Went on a weekday for drinks and food. The bar downstairs was pretty cool for some pre dinner drinks - like a secret den you'd have no idea was down there. Then food upstairs which was insane...chicken and waffles was a delight...with sweet potato mash + marshmallows....I needed rolling out of the restaurant.
19 Sep 2016 by
5

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