Hope you’re all well!
I know that I planned to get a blog post out a lot sooner but I got sick and fell two weeks behind. However, I’m finally better now but have to keep a food diary to figure out what allergies I might have which is so tedious.
Today I wanted to talk about my experience with Absurd Bird. This is a visit that I’ve been so excited to blog about as I have so much to tell you all. I recently visited the restaurant in Exeter’s Guildhall with my friend Danita where we were treated to more food and cocktails than we could actually finish. We were lucky enough to be having our meal on a Wednesday where they play live music which really adds something to the general experience.
The only thing to be careful about is the fact that Wednesdays are really busy and despite only arriving a few minutes late they had already given away our table to someone else. This led to us having to wait at the bar for a while before our meal. While the restaurant did make up for the wait by providing us with amazing food, drinks and service, it may be something to keep in mind when visiting the restaurant on a busy day.
Once we were seated I began to be able to get a better feel of the place and noticed how good the decor was. The designs on the walls, the lights and the furniture all help to give the place a really fun and unique feel.
We started our meal with cocktails which were absolutely amazing and some of the best cocktails I have ever had. It’s a shame that Absurd Bird isn’t the first place you would head to for cocktails as it turns out to actually be a hidden gem. If you are ever visiting Absurd Bird then you have to get the “Fix Up” cocktail as it is absolutely delicious.
We then moved onto starters which I would definitely recommend to you all. I find that too many restaurants have very similar items on their starter menu which are very predictable. However, Absurd Bird has such a unique range of starters which lead me to try a lot of things I normally wouldn’t. We had the Spinach & Artichoke Dip and the Jalapeño Cheese Biscuits which were both amazing. The good (or bad) thing about the restaurant is that they have some pretty large portions so you will never leave this place feeling hungry. I also loved the fact that the staff knew so much about the way their food was cooked as it showed how much effort and passion they put into it.
Danita is vegetarian so it was interesting to see how a chicken themed restaurant catered to that. Surprisingly enough they actually had a lot of veggie options despite how much meat they had on the menu. We ended up sharing sides of Cornbread Pudding and Sweet Potato Bake while I had a main of 3 Dirty Buns & Sliders and Danita had the Black Bean Burger. My main has now become one of my all time favourites as you get the satisfaction of eating a burger yet having it in 3 mini portions is a lot more manageable. It also means that you get to try 3 different types of burger rather than just one. By this point they had given us so much to eat that we honestly couldn’t stomach any more.
Overall, this was such a great experience and we had such an amazing time. I enjoyed it so much that I am even going there to celebrate my birthday with my work colleagues soon. This is a restaurant that I would 100% recommend you all to visit, even if it’s just for a cocktail.
Hopefully I will be able to get a new blog post up soon before getting sick again.
See you all soon!