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Bird, Shoreditch, London: quick restaurant review

Olive reviews Bird in Shoreditch, London – a restaurant specialising in free-range chicken coated in a light batter and finished with a glaze of your choice.

This Shoreditch newbie aims to elevate a fast food favourite to gourmet status, starting with a commitment to using only responsibly sourced free-range birds. The real magic lies in the light, crisp coating on the white, dark or mixed fried chicken and the choice of glazes it’s tossed in after frying, such as gochuchang, buffalo or honey ginger.

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Sides at Bird like mu shu pancakes and corn pudding with jalepeño, are a lot quirkier than your average chicken shop’s. Leave room for an ice-cream stuffed glazed doughnut sandwich.

MUST ORDER: Fried chicken and waffle, Korean cucumber salad. birdrestaurants.com

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Written November 2014