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Bird's Nest Chinese Restaurant

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4 Barley Market Street, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park PL19 0JF, England
01822 610611
Website
Today
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
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
40 minute wait

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
Ellen D
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Exeter, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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95 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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
6 restaurant reviews
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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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Having been residents of Tavistock for some years, we have just discovered that the Bird's Nest serves Gluten Free Chinese Food. Certainly wish we had discovered this years ago. The reception area and Staff are welcoming and could not have been more attentive in taking our order for take away. They were able to explain which dishes were suitable for... More 

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We have eaten here and used their excellent take away service for many years and have never been disappointed. Beautiful fresh vegetables and flavours and staff are always friendly and helpful. Deceptive building, but lovely in the restaurant once negotiated the spiral staircase

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

we had stopped having take away's but decided that we would try this restaurant again as friends and colleagues recommended them, we have never seen or tasted a sweet and sour sauce like the one we were served and hopefully we won't see again, one of the chicken dishes had sliced chicken, not good the texture was 'slimy' , we... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The last time I went to the Birds Nest was over 2 years ago and I vowed I would never return. However some friends booked the meal and asked us to join them at a restaurant in Tavistock, I was so disappointed when I was informed where we were to meet. My fears were confirmed. The owner/ manageress 'greeted us'... More 

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Tavistock, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Brilliant food we have eaten in the restaurant and had take - aways. All freshly prepared and cooked to order. They even do Gluten Free. Grest taste and good value.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Food is ok altho a little overpriced. I'd expect better for the money they charge. Atmosphere is ok though and service good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 Barley Market Street, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?