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Restaurant Review – Absurd Bird, Bath

This weekend, to celebrate 13 years together (how did that happen?!), Ian and I popped into Bath and decided to try out Absurd Bird, a new chicken restaurant recently opened in the town centre.

It wasn’t that busy when we went in and I don’t think it is completely clear what aesthetic they are going for. It is very dark inside with several booths and a large central bar. Upon closer inspection, it is meant to be a kind of Deep South theme with this reflected by some items on the menu too.

We started out with some of the house IPA (a great beer) and had a look at the menu. We decided to go for a few sides to share with some buffalo chicken wings.

Now we were pretty hungry but boy did we over-order!!! In retrospect, our waiter really should have said something but it did mean we had some doggy bags to take home which did us for two more meals. I am used to chicken wings being a couple of bites but these ones were huge!

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We both love buffalo chicken wings and order them every time we are in America – it’s one of those meals that just sums up a place for me so when I saw them on the menu, served with blue cheese sauce, I knew we had to try them. Luckily, they were fab! Spicy, tangy and really succulent, these were good wings, probably the best I’ve tried outside of the States.

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On the side we had jalapeno mac ‘n’ cheese (served with herbed crumbs and very cheesy, if a little stodgy), fried pickles (delicious and in a really light batter) and skinny fries.

Overall, the food here was really good. The cocktail list looked amazing too so it was a shame I was driving! I would definitely be aware of the generously-sized portions although the staff were really helpful bagging leftovers up for us to take home. I’d definitely return here in the future.

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About hannahhotcakes

My name is Hannah. I live near Bath in a lovely village in the Cotswolds with my husband Ian, the love of my life for the past 10 years, in our dream cottage. I have landed my dream job as a primary school teacher and I can’t think of anything else I would rather be doing. I am a self-confessed foodie and I love to cook, bake, and eat out as much as possible. Here are some things I love: My friends and family, travelling, fresh flowers, good books, having breakfast on my balcony, horror films, Christmas, tea, Las Vegas, lie-ins, red wine, Liverpool FC, music, sausage dogs, Spain, rare steak, fashion, cheese, American TV series and camping. And here are my pet hates: People dressed as animals, whistling, being rushed, being made to wait, girls who act stupid to impress a man, spiders, sunburn and rocket (it comes with EVERYTHING!)

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