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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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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Special occasions
Dining on a budget

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  • 13
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Chinese I've ever had!!

We turned up at the Birds Nest on the off chance as our first choice restaurant was full. Fortunately there was a table for four spare. The restaurant layout is quite quirky. We went up a winding staircase to our table which was in a little ante room with 2 other tables. Semi private was exactly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
mashermintz
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Abridge
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
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Abridge
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We turned up at the Birds Nest on the off chance as our first choice restaurant was full. Fortunately there was a table for four spare. The restaurant layout is quite quirky. We went up a winding staircase to our table which was in a little ante room with 2 other tables. Semi private was exactly how we like it.... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We visited for a take away whilst staying nearby. We had checked trip advisor and this restaurant seemed to have good reviews so we gave it a try. The quality of the food was excellent, pricing was reasonable and the staff were friendly and professional. Waiting time was minimal and the interior of the restaurant was spotless. We would definitely... More 

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Launceston
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My family and I have been to this restaurant many times over the years and we have never been disappointed. My wife and I went there last weekend and I suggested to my wife that it was probably the best Chinese meal I've ever had - and I've had a lot of meals in Chinese restaurants! Prompt attention on arrival,... More 

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plymouth
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19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I have to say that every time my husband and I eat in the Birds Nest the dining experience is superb. The last time we took our son who was blown away with both the food and service. An absolute gem

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

One of the best Chinese restaurants I have been too. The food is excellent and staff are friendly and happy. Its the attention to detail that makes the difference and the value and quality of the food is lovely

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Walkhampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Used to go to jasmines at yelverton..but due to changes there its gone downhill poor quality and service..however the food is excellent at the birds nest although the restaurant can be abit cold..

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I must stress before saying anything else, that the food here was EXCELLENT! Really delicious, and I can't sing the praises of the chef enough. However, despite having made a booking the night before, when we arrived at the restaurant we were told that our table wasn't ready yet. This isn't a problem. I work in a very busy restaurant... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Boss she wan my friend buy more drink and without service and the staff not very friendly ,the chicken is low .we order chicken balls and it was very dry sauce taste nothing .and some dishes were over p Never go back Better going to the others two Chinese take away

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Having read some of the negative reviews here I must confess to being very surprised. We were greeted very well and the food was beautifully cooked and presented and was one of the best chinese meals I have had for many years. I cannot comment on the takeaway service but the restaurant was top class and reasonably priced. Will surely... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

At the age of 63, I have had a few Chinese meals, but I have to say this was one of the the best I have ever had. The food was hot and not as general Luke warm. The staff flaked our duck and send it back as it was not to their satisfaction, and came back with another fresh... More 

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