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Bird's Nest Tavistock

4 Barley Market Street, Dartmoor National Park, Tavistock PL19 0JF, England
+44 1822 610611
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“prawn toast” (4 reviews)
“tofu” (3 reviews)
“duck” (5 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
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4 Barley Market Street, Dartmoor National Park, Tavistock PL19 0JF, England
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Reviews (175)
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1 - 10 of 175 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Eat in and take away, quality probably best in area. Large choice always hot and very well cooked. Service and ambience are excellent, as is speed of service.

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thought we we would give the takeaway a second chance,mwah we hadn't. Food is ok, but service is awful. Last time we ordered we were told 20 minutes (they always say that), went to collect the order (just for 3 persons), and had to...More

Thank Janet S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely disgusted with the chips as they were obviously warmed up from the previous day. The food was also Luke warm. Would not rate them.

Thank Michelle T
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Ordered a takeaway. Large menu and ordering easy. Was told 45 minutes until order ready which was ok. I think the food may have been ready before that as it could have been hotter. My beef rendang was ok but not like I thought it...More

Thank Richard H
Jerry-lin667, Owner at Bird's Nest Tavistock, responded to this review

Hi Richard,thank you for your valuable opinion on our restaurant. our dishes are all freshly cooked on the evening when we receive orders,we do NOT pre-cook anything,and really sorry that we missed your prawn cracker,it because we got new menu and free prawn crackers with...More

Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

I am a Chinese, came here with my husband during our visit to Devon. Thought we'd give this one a try based on the good reviews. We ordered three dishes (Kung Po chicken, Chilli beef and Szchen Tofu) which were all cooked with some sweet...More

Thank Joly Z
Jerry-lin667, Owner at Bird's Nest Tavistock, responded to this review

Dear Joly, first of all,thanks for visiting our restaurant .i have to say i wasn't really gonna response your review,but then i thought i have to let you know that we are doing CHINESE food,and it is GENUINE CHINESE food,i dont know what part of...More

Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Nothing not to like about this Chinese restaurant. Ordered a takeaway for 3 persons. The meal was ready when promised and the staff were friendly. Always good to be served with a smile. The food was very tasty especially the Szechuan beef steak. Good portions...More

1  Thank Peterwba
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Nice place, the front house staff were very young, but friendly and polite. All the food we had was excellent, well cooked tasty and well presented. When we got there we ordered the starters and then the duck and left ordering our main which with...More

Thank Dale H
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Eat in in December and waited 45mis between courses but decided to give it another try. Asked for a takeaway to be prompt as we were getting food from other places to tie in. The other place was right on time and the birds nest...More

Thank tom g
Jerry-lin667, Owner at Bird's Nest Tavistock, responded to this review

Hi Tom,i am really sorry for your disappointment that your take away was half an hour late,we did experience extremely busy evening yesterday and we did try our best to get every meal out of kitchen as quickly as possible,which means we do care about...More

Reviewed 26 January 2017

I've eaten here a few of times during the week and have never seen more than two tables with occupants! The food is very tasty and always nicely presented. I particularly enjoy the chicken satay starter and kung po chicken as a main. The staff...More

Thank Rachael H
Jerry-lin667, Owner at Bird's Nest Tavistock, responded to this review

hi Rachael,thanks for your review,we will keep on improving our service and quality of food to every singe of customer,hope to see you very soon.all the best!

Reviewed 25 January 2017

Friendly knowledgeable staff who live locally. The food is great and a very conducive atmosphere is created for a celebratory occasion

Thank I4890SMPeterS
Jerry-lin667, Owner at Bird's Nest Tavistock, responded to this review

hi Peter and thank you for your support! i am so glad that you enjoy our food and see you soon.all the best!

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JJ'S review is from one of the other Chinese Restaurants in Tavistock?
7 April 2015|
Response from DiDeDi59 | Reviewed this property |
We have eaten here a couple of times and found it disappointing, friend's love to eat here, maybe we were unlucky on the occasions we ate there, "twice bitten" we haven't gone back
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 26 - US$ 66
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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: +44 1822 610611
  • E-mail
We do NOT use MSG in any of our dishes,we serve Vegetarian dish as well as other delicious CHINESE Thai Malaysian dishes!We only use local meat,vegetables and seafood etc.