We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Nando's 2.0”
Review of Bird & Bun

Bird & Bun
Ranked #51 of 459 Restaurants in Bromley
Restaurant details
Reviewed 3 November 2018

I love Chicken! Used to be a big fan of the Nando's style dining..but this is next level.

Over the years Nando's portions have got smaller and staff seem to care a lot less as it becomes a staple on the high street so it was about time someone did it right again!
Really tasty Chicken, really lovely clean restaurant and really good staff. Attentive and friendly. Feels a lot more upmarket in atmosphere than Nando's, wouldn't mind taking business clients for an impromptu meal here.

Reviewer below is clearly just a classic dining moaner wanting to whine about something! Doubt he/she said anything on the night and if they had...I doubt it would have been an issue for the lovely staff to fix it.

It doesn't need an essay or to highlight dishes you didn't enjoy or the fact it was busy...If you like Chicken...you'll like Bird & Bun...simple really!

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Cowboi11
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (37)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

5 - 9 of 37 reviews

Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

I really hope that this restaurant succeeds, as it dose deserve to. The owner has put a lot of effort into making the ambience and decor just right. We arrived quite early, so wasn’t that busy. Service is good, and the menu varied. We all felt that though that they are trying to compete with the lower end (Nando’s)of the market with “cheap” paper menus and we felt that they should back themselves and aim higher. The food is very good and tasty and the price is excellent for what you get.

Thank Bandyrobs
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Ordered chicken burger, 10 wings, kids fish, fries and zucchini fries. All the chicken was cooked perfectly juicy and tender. The burger was great - big piece of tender chicken just right for the burger. Importantly, fresh buns! Bun was just right too which makes a huge difference Competitively priced for Bromley and in the league of Byron for chicken burger but much better chicken than Nando’s.

Service was friendly, attentive but not overbearing. Decor is stunning and modern (including the loos).

Will come again next time we’re in Bromley.

Thank Excursion728431
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 13 October 2018

We had a leaflet through the door at home so we had of heard of the restaurant, we were going to the Churchill and wanting to eat we were on our way to Chimichangas but has since gone, this is where Bird and Bun is now. On entering they have had a makeover which is quite nice we were seated promptly and drinks order taken, i went for the Chicken Kofte which was very good er indoors had a Chicken wrap again very good, i thought food and drinks were reasonably priced unfortunately we did not bring our 10% off voucher but we will return.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank pgubby
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Recently enjoyed a fantastic pre-theatre meal at this restaurant, just off Market Square in Bromley. We entered through the portal of multiple key hole shaped arches into a fresh, contemporary dining space which set the tone for the dining experience.
-
With a friendly welcome we were shown to a one of the booth style tables featuring lime green seats and flanked by a near semi circle of black and light oak colour wood which felt very 21st century but with a nod to art deco. Elsewhere in the room the tables are set with very funky wooden chairs. Service throughout was friendly and attentive.
-
STARTERS: We both went for the CAMEMBERT starter. Nicely presented, 2 small crumbed discs broke open to reveal a beautifully molten camembert centre floating on a contrasting raspberry coulis and embellished with what I think were pea shoots.
-
MAINS: We opted to share a COMBO of a WHOLE CHICKEN and BEEF RIBS. Despite the restaurant being quiet, we did have quite a wait for this to arrive but the staff did apologise and inform us and it was worth the wait. The chicken had been split in two for us and came with a selection of three "gravies" all of which were very good. The chicken itself was plump and moist thanks to being rotisserie cooked rather than griddled. The beef rib was smaller than expected but really tender, exceptionally tasty and more than enough even if it did leave you wanting more!
-
As SIDES we went for MAC & CHEESE (Recommended!) The macaroni was perfectly cooked and not drowning in a flavourless white sauce like it so often comes elsewhere. The crusty topping had a great cheese flavour and the aftertaste was agreeably creamy. The best and chunkiest ZUCCHINI FRIES ever (Highly recommended). Bird & Bun have set a new benchmark. Most restaurants we've tried give you finely cut fries. Here they have cut the courgettes in four length wise and dipped them in the crunchiest batter. The courgette itself retains bite and flavour. Finally we added a serving of COLESLAW.
-
Wine prices are reasonable and we enjoyed a pleasantly smooth French merlot at about £16 a bottle.
-
There have been comments about the restaurant being pricey. At £65 for 2 courses (for 2) and a bottle of wine, considering the quality of the food I would disagree. This is a notch from many other chicken chain restaurants (much as I love them).
-
Definitely hope to return to this restaurant. It deserves to do well.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank RabbitDinesOut
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Bird & Bun also viewed

Sevenoaks, Sevenoaks District
Beckenham, Greater London
 
Bromley, Greater London
Beckenham, Greater London
 
Bromley, Greater London
Bromley, Greater London
 

Been to Bird & Bun? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing