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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
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All 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
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We chanced across this restaurant thanks to our Sat Nav's listing of nearby places to eat in Tavistock. It is located in a backstreet behind the main Tavistock shopping street, and initially appears to be an unassuming take away; however, the restaurant area is above and accessed via a spiral staircase. I love Chinese, but I haven't had food as... More 

Thank t_r_nicolaou
Honiton, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was lovely. However the service did not make us feel relaxed. Every 5 minutes we were asked if everything was OK? Once or twice I could understand, but it was constant. It made us feel rushed and on edge. Such a shame.

Thank Gayle C
Tavistock, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This use to be one of the best Chinese restaurants in the area but since Christmas 2015 seems to have gone down hill. We ate in the restaurant on Chinese new year and have used their takeaway since and on both occasions we were disappointed. Really sad it has changed so much....

Thank toriarose3
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

It was horrible! We were really looking forward to it but was horrible in every aspect! Will not be returning. Also had sickness after woulds

Thank Samantha P
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Arrived at Birds nest after struggling to find a parking slot near the restaurant,I arrived ahead of 3 other people,all served before me?????And 2 of the people had larger amount of dishes!so I sat patiently,the 2 large orders went out in nice carry out bags,eventually mine arrived in a plastic bag,when I asked why I hadn't got a smart maroon... More 

Thank janire664
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

We had a takeaway, first for a while and not sure if they have changed chef but had the best salt and pepper squid EVER!!! It was cooked to perfection. Yummy. Will be coming back.

Thank Debzi D
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

The food was really lovely and the service was fantastic. Normally tend to get take away but after visiting the restaurant will eating in that from now on

Thank Jenna M
Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Went for a Chinese and found the food really needed something more than what we were given. The fried rice was not very nice. Parking outside is non existent as it has double yellow lines outside so was grateful was after hours. Access is difficult. Wont be going back in a hurry

Thank Jon B
Greater London, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

We ordered a takeaway one evening. Very good service, was ready in 20 minutes. The dishes were very tasty, one of the best (and we have experienced a lot of Chinese take aways). Will be ordering from here again. Have not eaten in the restaurant.

Thank Janet S
Plymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

Horrified with the food and service. Manager makes me feel very uncomfortable and uneasy not a very welcoming place to be. I have no issue with the teenagers that work there and serve, they're lovely. I know of a few people that used to work there but left due to the poor managment. I've heard stories of what's it's like... More 

Thank Ollie F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $51
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?