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Bird's Nest Chinese Restaurant

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4 Barley Market Street, Dartmoor National Park, Tavistock PL19 0JF, England
01822 610611
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
chinese

birds nest has just changed hands although the food is still very taste We will be using it again. The only problem is the restaurant is up spiral stairs, big problems when handicapped, and the loo are next flight up.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
joandmick2
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Woking, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is the only Chinese restaurant that I go to in Tavistock. There are other's, but I have been going to the Birds Nest since it opened and have never had cause for complaint so why fix it if it ain't broke. The staff always polite and smiling and the food is always delicious.

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

It was nice to be greeted by smiling and friendly staff as we entered the Birds Nest Restaurant. We were taken to our table and offered the menu and a dish of Prawn Crackers (GF) whilst we decided on our dishes. The staff were attentive and helpful in taking our order and confirming that our selection was Gluten Free. The... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Having regularly visited the Birds Nest Chinese in Tavistock for over 10yrs i did not realise it was now under new ownership. Over the last 10yrs the food and service from here was consistently good. Unfortunately our first visit under new ownership was not good. We ended up waiting to pick up our take away for over half an hour... More 

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Yelverton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I have eaten in the restaurant and had lots of take away meals which have always been superb. Unfortunately, our last take away meal was really below the usual standard. In fact, was very disappointed at the quality. Have you changed your chef ? The duck meal in particular was awful. Apart from tasteless, consisted mainly of soggy undercooked skin... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

birds nest has just changed hands although the food is still very taste We will be using it again. The only problem is the restaurant is up spiral stairs, big problems when handicapped, and the loo are next flight up.

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Ivybridge, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We visited this restaurant in May '15 at our daughters' request. The venue is obviously popular as all the tables were full. Food was very, very good (best sesame toast I've ever tasted). Service was good despite the number of covers being served and the staff were very courteous and friendly. The owner was on-site all evening, making sure everyone... More 

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Good meal, We were staying in Tavistock for a couple of nights and fancied a chinese meal so went there on the off chance. Service was good the staff being very polite. My wife had prawn toast and these were some of the best we have ever had, The Duck and pineapple could maybe have done with a little more... More 

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Having heard that this restaurant has been under new ownership since the end of April, we were abit sceptical about eating there as we have been there several times in the past and it has been amazing . I have to say it was still amazing , we could find no fault whatsoever . The beef in black bean sauce... More 

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Basingstoke
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We have been to this Chinese in the past and found it very good. However went there again (May '15) and was so disappointed. Although we went early the service was slack and the chicken teriyaki was inedible - really tough. Had to send it back. We asked for more pancakes for the lamb and these never turned up. Will... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The food in this place was amazing.. I mean really amazing.. It is one of the best Chinese restaurants i think i have ever visited. It was clearly a popular place as there was only 1 or 2 free tables on the saturday we attended. I do believe they may have been understaffed as it did take 30-45 minutes to... More 

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Additional Information about Bird's Nest Chinese Restaurant

Address: 4 Barley Market Street, Dartmoor National Park, Tavistock PL19 0JF, England
Phone Number: 01822 610611
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmoor National Park  >  Tavistock
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 51
Cuisine: Chinese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 Barley Market Street, Dartmoor National Park, Tavistock PL19 0JF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmoor National Park  >  Tavistock
  • Phone Number: 01822 610611

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 51
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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