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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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Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 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, Waitstaff

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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely food

We had a lovely set meal food was hot and tasted lovely. Staff were very good and nothing was too much bother . Would recommend

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
ElizabethLovett
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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139 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Plymouth
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

I've always loved this restaurant however & have previously given great reviews.This week we ate at the Birds Nest, trying the Christmas Menu. The hors d'ovourves were good although the satay used to be better with the previous owners. The mains were odd...the cumin beef was very strongly tasting of cumin with so many whole seeds, not something I'd normally... More 

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Thank TraceyT
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I cannot say enough good things about Jerry the owner of birds nest and how much be bent over backwards to provide a fantastic Chinese Wedding Banquet for me. Back in May 2015 we visited Birds Nest with a brief that we wanted them to provide an external catering experience for around 100 Guest in the local Tavistock Town Hall.... More 

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Thank Ray Y
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Not impressed with this below average chinese meal. Very salty, would not recommend. The waiting staff had no idea about the food they were serving and couldn't answer any questions about the menu.

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Thank rebecca c
Ariege, France
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Had the takeaway, bit expensive but my fault as so many nice things I couldn't stop ordering and had enough for 2 nights!

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Thank Janners_en_France
Tavistock, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We have used the restuarant and takeaway for about twenty years and always found the food, service and atmosphere wonderful. We went there after the previous owner, Helen, had sold it. We ordered a takeaway and waited and waited. We were told it was on its way and it still it didn't materialise. Asked where it was as we close... More 

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1 Thank IandM44
Okehampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We had a great meal at the Birds nest. Friendly and attentive staff, and all around good dining experience.

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Thank guyjbarnes
Tavistock, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The Birds Nest Chinese Restaurant is a small cozy venue,creating a lovely atmosphere with low lighting. The dishes are varied,well cooked at reasonable prices by attentive staff,who for whatever reason are not of oriental descent,whoever nothing is too much trouble,explaining the various dishes and ingredients. We enjoyed a lovely evening for my Birthday,it is advisable to book a table,due to... More 

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Thank John H
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

I would highly recommend this business for a takeaway selection. Not only does it look the part but the staff were very polite and made me feel welcome as soon as I walked in to order. It was a very busy Saturday as I could tell because the staff were rushed off their feet taking orders and have a busy... More 

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Thank Paul S
Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This was the worst Chinese food I have ever eaten! I used to order the chicken Rendang from here all the time as it was amazing however under the new owners it was so uneatable I had to send it back and just have rice. There was so apology for the food and they still tried to charge me for... More 

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Thank Kate A
Fareham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

We had a lovely set meal food was hot and tasted lovely. Staff were very good and nothing was too much bother . Would recommend

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Thank ElizabethLovett

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