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Bird to open second restaurant

21 April 2015 by
Bird to open second restaurant

Fried chicken and craft beer restaurant Bird is to open a second site, this time in Islington.

The concept aims to pull in a London clientele who have grown out of the "bargain bucket" but still want a meal out involving fried chicken.

Bird is taking over the site of the former pub the Bailey at 81 Holloway Road, N7 for its second restaurant, just metres away from Highbury and Islington Station.

It is paying in excess of the quoting rent of £50,000 per year for the 2,448 sq ft ground floor and basement. It has taken a new 15-year lease from the private landlord of the property.

Restaurant Property's Steve Lambell who advised the landlord said: "Bird is a great take on the trend of elevating fried chicken. It aspires to do for fried chicken what Byron did for burgers".

Hemings and Ceppetelli opened their first venue 120-seat Kingsland Road, E2, designed by Hackney's Michael Marriott in May 2014.

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