Bird is a tiny restaurant on Regeringsgatan with only one long bench table in the middle and a few extra spots next to the windows and bar. With so little space it is no wonder they don’t accept reservations. I was excited about this place before I went as it is the only restaurant I have come across dedicated to fried chicken in Stockholm and I love fried chicken!
We got there at around 7pm on a Monday and there was a short queue out the door. We were told we could expect to wait 30 minutes for two spots to open up but after 10 minutes we were seated by the window with menus in hand.
The decor is simple with a graffiti feature wall, themed pictures and cute, brass coat hooks. It’s like stepping back into Shoreditch and funnily enough, the menu is also reminiscent of my favourite fried chicken restaurant in London.
The menu is predominantly chicken, which is to be expected, but there are also a couple of veggie options too. Although the theme is predominantly Korean there are also a few dishes with different flavour profiles. Honestly, it all looks good and it was hard to choose. We started off with the sticky chicken poppers which were utterly delicious. We followed this up with some chicken wings from the specials board served with pickled apple – superb! The duck burger 2.0 which was incredibly soft and so tasty, the parmesan fries I could eat every day and, of course, the buttermilk fried chicken. This was some pretty good chicken. It was well cooked and flavourful.
The drinks menu is small but has a decent range that leaves something for everyone. We did sample one of the cocktails and that was well balanced and refreshing. Pricing on the drinks is fairly standard for Stockholm but the food is slightly more expensive than one would anticipate. Two – three dishes per person is recommended which is something to bear in mind when considering the cost.
The service was perfectly fine. The food did take a while to come out but not so long that it was an issue. There were two front of house team members working that evening and both of them were friendly and personable.
I loved this place so much that a week later I went back for more but they were closed when we arrived just after 9pm. Although my heart twinged with disappointment it won’t deter me from going back again to try some more of their tasty dishes.
Location: Regeringsgatan near Hötorget station in Norrmalm
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