Now in its second week on Holloway Road, this Dalston favourite is expanding. Fried chicken done a few ways with their famous waffle burger too. With another branch opening in Camden soon, the short wait and queue outside makes it clear to me that this place will be very popular.
I had wanted to go a week earlier, especially as they had a 50% off offer too for their soft launch but alas I was told NO. So when the opportunity arose I went. Fried chicken is becoming more popular here and MotherClucker, Clutch, Ma'Plucker and the continuous expansion of the Chicken Shop means that Londoners are craving for poultry.
Shortly after e were seated and ready to order chicken many ways. As you can see from the menu, it is all about chicken fried in a few ways. What we ordered as you will see below is chicken wings, Fried chicken pieces and their Famous Waffle Burger.
I think the order of the food arriving and the wait tainted our experience of Bird, I did like all of its components but the waffle burger was a beast. Easily shared between two the burger is a dense filling sandwich. Two waffles encase a piece of fried chicken covered in cheese, sauce, bacon and syrup. All of these ingredients sound amazing in a burger, but it just felt like too much, after one bite I started to feel full. The waffles was not as light or tasty as it needed to be and then with the cheese and bacon every bite began to be a struggle. We originally were going to just the get the chicken ON waffles but were persuaded otherwise by the waitress- next time we know.
Laura was not that impressed with it all and I genuinely think it was because of the wait and the fact that the waffle burger was so dense and filling. I will be back and will hopefully persuade her to come along with me too. A very welcome addition to North London and if Dalston exports keep on like this I will be very happy.