Since I got into the whole game of reviewing food, I’ve put some interesting things in my mouth over time. But none so surprising, not to mention calorific, as the Fried Chicken Waffle Burger.
Now, it must be said that Bird Restaurants were discovered the way most are these days – through social media. I found myself flipping through London eating tags and came across this monstrosity of mouthwatering goodness. It called to me like a bright shiny penny. My first attempt at grabbing such a burger ended in disaster. I made my way to Islington to sit down and add another five pounds to my ever growing arse and I was turned away from moment one. It seems Bird has a bit of a different time schedule when it comes to game days in the area – check this before making the journey. They not only open at a later time, they also have a limited menu. You can imagine how annoying this is to discover after making a 30 minute journey to hit a chicken waffle burger. It’s embarrassing enough you are making the journey at all.
In the end, we persevered and made our way back for round two – hoping for a full stomach at the end of it all. The first course, some gorgeous chicken wings, was welcomed and devoured in a matter of moments. I have this thing for buffalo chicken wings. It’s a sickness really. I’m seeking counseling. But Bird’s wings hit the spot – right on, ladies and gents.
For the second course, we tackled the waffle burger. I’ll start this by saying that if you are ordering this as a main, perhaps starters aren’t a good idea. But, as I was in residence with a review in mind, I wanted to get the full experience. Big mistake. I could eat only one bite of the waffle burger. It is decadence defined. If you want the wow factor for instagram or you’re seeking a heart attack on a plate, make Bird your next culinary destination.