All posts tagged: Liverpool Street

A Retro Chicken Dinner at The Holy Birds, Liverpool Street

Tim is literally chicken-obsessed, I’ve mentioned it many times on this blog. I’ve never seen another human be able to devour one so quickly and so thoroughly – not a scrap is left on a bone! We were recently invited to a new restaurant in Liverpool Street called ‘The Holy Birds’ which is completely centred around, you guessed it, birds – chicken, duck, pigeon and so on. I love the concept! Their French, free range birds are brined for 24 hours, and air dried for 12 hours, to give them a delicious depth of flavour. We visited recently mid-week and we loved the decor and style from the moment we walked in the door, with its cool 60’s retro vibe.It was set up by brothers Gerry and Jon Calabrese, of The Hoxton Pony and Wringer + Mangle, both venues which I’ve previously visited and enjoyed. The Holy Birds is a large venue with a big bar area and a spacious restaurant adorned by a beautiful Murano glass chandelier, a perfect spot whether you’re looking for …

Dinner at Yauatcha City

On Saturday, Tim and I decided to treat ourselves to dinner at Yauatcha in Liverpool Street. And it was by far, the best meal we’ve had in a while. Yauatcha opened up last week at Broadgate Circle in Liverpool Street, serving Michelin-starred Chinese cuisine. It’s part of the Hakkasan family – a restaurant we visited a few years ago, that I’ve been meaning to write about in my ‘Throwback Thursday’ section. It’s great to have another restaurant of this calibre in the east of London. East London is great at the moment for brilliant pop ups and small, quirky restaurants. But sometimes you just want something a bit more refined, and we normally have to head further into the centre of London for that. For those who don’t know the City well, you would probably never even come across Broadgate Circle. It’s tucked away behind Liverpool Street station, but is quite a sight to behold – it has recently been revamped and now hosts many high quality restaurants and cafes.     Upon arrival, we …