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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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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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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 14
    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
much improved

Been going to birds nest for a year it went downhill last april may but now back to great food ..keep it up ..service was good no complaints..prawn toast and satay dishes spot on..

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
maria g
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Walkhampton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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plymouth
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This seriously has to be one of the best chinese restaurants around. The food is always excellent, the staff are very friendly and the ambience is good. We eat there whenever we can and always take friends and family when they are visiting

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Walkhampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Been going to birds nest for a year it went downhill last april may but now back to great food ..keep it up ..service was good no complaints..prawn toast and satay dishes spot on..

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We ordered 4 main dishes, 3 were OK to good and one was tasteless - the mixed meat ho fun noodles. The meat was also tough. The salt & pepper squid was good. I asked for a small dish of chilli oil to give the noodle dish some taste and when it arrived it had been watered down to such... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Stopped here for a meal on a Thursday night. We were seated at a table round the corner, took ages for someone to come and take the order for drinks and were not offered any prawn crackers as other tables were small thing but annoying. Drink and food order taken at same time and then waited ages for the drinks... More 

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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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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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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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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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Romantic, 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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