The Holy Birds is the new kid on the block, having been opened for roughly two weeks now, but you won’t see a contemporary look and feel inside. Once you enter you’re instantly transformed into a 60’s dining area with an eye catching rotisserie for chicken. Serving up free-range chicken to duck, grouse, quail and pheasant, with exceptional cocktails created by Salvatore, renowned barman and farther of the two owners.
Downstairs you can drink until the early hours in the cocktail lounge, again 60’s themed, with a bit of Don Draper meets glamorous granny. Salvatore has designed around 60 cocktails for your sheer pleasure. Taking their lead from 60s classics, which includes the Singapore Sling, Silk Stockings and Golden Cadillac as well as twists on well-known drinks. You can party the night away with entertainment from the DJ and some nights will feature live music.
We headed on over last Saturday for brunch, I opted for the Buttermilk fried chicken and avocado bap, it was certainly as delicious as it sounded, the chicken was succulent and the batter was nice and crunchy, and yes I couldn’t help but lick my fingers it was that good!
My friend went for the Smoked salmon, scrambled eggs, creme fraiche and rye bread, this was more of a classic breakfast choice, which went down a treat. To stay in tuned with the 60’s theme we enjoyed a couple of glasses of babycham with our brunch. The Holy Birds has gone all out and are treating all customers to a babycham bottomless brunch (all the babycham you would like per person for only £15), alas it’s only for the two hours sitting, so don’t get too excited, you won’t be able to camp their all day and night, but you can get a lot down you, in two hours.
On the brunch menu, they have a choice of three deserts, I went for the Brioche toast, which came with strawberry preserve and mascarpone. This was sugar overload and not for the faint hearted, but for those with a sweet tooth like myself, you will happily lap it up! the toast was soft in texture and had my taste-buds in a state of happiness.
My friend had the Crepe suzette, I have three words to describe it: sweet, juicy and tangy, we later found out that The Holy Birds will be igniting all crepes at the table for diners to be wowed, we shall certainly be back when this comes into play.
Forget Nandos, your soon be uttering the words ‘Fancy a cheeky Holy Birds?’
94 Middlesex St
Review and Photography by Nyla Sammons