I went along last week to The Birds in Leytonstone and have to say I was in my element.
A Hitchcock themed pub with a vegan heavy menu that welcomes dogs, what’s not to love?
I managed to take advantage of an offer the were doing of 1/2 food on all Mondays/Tuesdays in January and February which has sadly ended now, how fast is this year going?
I went along with my GBF (who isn’t vegan although has eaten way more vegan food recently as he loves my cooking)
For those who don’t know, Leytonstone is the birth place of Sir Alfred Hitchcock and The Birds is one of his most iconic films.
I love the decor in the pub, the old tiles exposed, the quirky vintage furniture, the giant Jack Skellington and the abundance of bird cages, minus any caged birds though because that would be wrong.
Between us we managed to order almost everything on the menu, well it would have been rude not to as it was half price.
I went for the Smoked Fishless Tacos to start, I’m a massive fan of tofish and they were delicious, the Chickenish Burger which was made from crispy seitan and we shared the White Truffle Mac and Cheese and the Dirty Fries (huge portion).
The food was amazing, Marko had gone for non vegan dishes from the menu but actually said he preferred my food to his and will be ordering from the vegan part next time we go!
I don’t know how we’d have managed to eat everything we ordered if it wasn’t for the help of Dolly and Lucky.
We’ll definitely be heading back very soon to try everything else on the menu! Can’t wait to the the Chickenish Strips, the Salt ‘n’ Pepper Cauliflower and the Beefless Burger!
They also do bottomless brunches, a buffet menu and Sunday roasts as well as holding all kinds of events from yoga to themed parties and drag quizzes.
I think The Birds could potentially my new local, I drove this time so was limited to just 2 glasses of Prosecco but it’s not too far for me to go in an Uber.
I fully recommend a visit for vegan junk food at it’s best.
692 High Road, Leytonstone, London, E11 3AA
Check the website for what’s on.