Review of Absurd Bird Soho

Review of Absurd Bird Soho

Absurd Bird Soho is a cosy American diner/ speakeasy nicely tucked away from tourist trap Oxford street. It’s menu of hearty deep south cooking takes inspiration from the London street food scene. Nostalgic and classic soul food dishes feature on the menu as well as more modern meals such as Quinoa burgers and bao buns. 

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Their drinks menu is brimming with bespoke cocktails but AB’s specially in house distilled moonshine and lager is one to try.  Their winter warmer cocktail of vanilla creme is definitely one for the sweet toothers out there.

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Before the meat feast began we sampled some veggie and non deep fried options including a rich artichoke and spinach dip, and jalepeno mac n cheese. Mac and cheese is one of my all time fave comfort foods, al dente pasta smothered in gooey melted cheese with the kick of heat from the chillies hit the spot but lacked some seasoning. The dip was sensational and was my menu highlight of the evening, deliciously creamy texture and so moriesh we ordered more.

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The wingshack has a selection of 5 wings including buffalo, smoked, BBQ, crispy fried buttermilk and smoked garlic & parmesan. Unfortunately my phone decided to die and I couldn’t get a photo of the cheesy wings but they were so good, the wings were drizzled with a zingy and tangy sauce enough to maintain crispy skin. Runner up were the uber messy buffalo wings dripping in an orange sweet and sour I could of eaten a whole basket of them.

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Chicken and waffles can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner – well it can in my world. Thin and crispy breaded escalopes sat on wedges of fluffy waffles lightly coated with the smoked sweet gravy and maple syrup. The sweet and savoury combo is always a winner but I could of done with more gravy.

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No idea how I made room for dessert but AB’s Crack Pie is a slice of chocolate heaven! densely oozing with mouth watering chocolate who said crack is whack?!

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Absurd Bird Soho has joined the ever growing London trend of proper fried chicken. The menu has something to tickle your fancy;  from sharing plates, salads, bao buns and their signature wings you’ll find it hard to choose what to have. Having launched a Festive menu in time for Christmas, a date night and bottomless brunch menu Absurd Bird has got a lot offer and more.

Absurd Bird, 25 Peter St, London W1F 0AH