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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

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    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
Great food, good value

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Martyn B
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Ivybridge, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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108 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ivybridge, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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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4 restaurant reviews
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Walkhampton, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We really loved the meals at the birds nest and would have reccomend it..but we tried it 2 times since new ownership...things have changed..quantatity and quality..for example far to much onion to bulk it out, chicken skewers poorer quality, less meat,we wont be back unless it goes back to how good it was...its such a shame !

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Tavistock UK
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Always good in the past, now recently bought by new owners and under refurbishment, hopefully to go on to greater heights!

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Abridge
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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, Families with children, Romantic, 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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