Inspired by the top-notch flavours of the USA’s Deep South and New York City, Eat The Bird was founded by an edgy duo from deepest Devon. With a shared passion for contemporary cooking styles and a love of socialising with friends, the two friends set out to create a neighbourhood hang-out that offers mouth-watering burgers with a selection of bold flavours and quirky, original sauces. The menu is guaranteed to get your tastebuds tingling. The interior at Eat The Bird is contemporary and modern. Stop by with a group of friends and grab a seat in one of the comfy booths, or book a table for a casual meal out. The bar is fully stocked and includes a great range of local craft beer, but the focus here is on the team’s iconic, super-thick ice cream shakes. Split some boneless bites with your party or try the crispy fried hot wings, which come in a range of fantastic flavours from classic Buffalo to Korean barbecue. If you’re looking for a simple snack, check out the list of sides: the loaded fries come with toppings like Eat The Bird’s Deep South interpretation of poutine, and customers go home raving about the gooey mac and cheese, which is topped with Ritz crackers. For your main, be sure to check out their burgers. The chefs only use high-welfare chicken and each cut is lovingly marinated in buttermilk and spices before being fried to crisp perfection. Options range from the Proper Filth burger – comprising succulent chicken breast combined with streaky bacon, Monterey Jack cheese, chipotle barbecue sauce and iceberg lettuce – to the Japanese katsu curry burger. If this wasn’t enough, they also do the most amazing 35-day dry-aged beefburgers, made with local Longhorn cattle. Vegetarians and vegans aren’t forgotten here either; you can enjoy plant-based variations of all the classic chicken burgers. All this is served to a soundtrack of funky old-school hip hop – it really is a great place to socialise and relax. The focus here is purely on the customer experience and it shows.