Looking out on to Hurstmere Road, with the sun shining and people wandering by, lunchtime at Bird On A Wire really gave me a sense of summer and serenity. As I sat at the window bench with Mum beside me, I people-watched, one of my favourite activities, seeing people of all types walking past wondering things that you’d only wonder if you were in such a state of sentimentality as one who takes the time out of their day to just sit and watch life go by. Where do all of these people come from? What kind of lives do they live?
All of these insignificant questions that are only provoked by the calmness instilled by a harmonious place like Bird On A Wire. I loved the contrast between the hustle and bustle of Hurstmere Street and the communal, yet calm interior of Bird On A Wire, with a reasonably spread seating arrangement, benches for larger groups and window benches for people who like to watch the world go by.
I liked this place, mainly because I love me some chicken and Bird On A Wire does amazing rotisserie chicken and a wide selection of salads that I reckon would suit anyone; with rice, without rice, slaws, beans and all sorts to tickle your superfood sense. Now, obviously this place isn’t for someone who just wants some good old greasy food. However, it provides burgers, sandwiches and salads so if you think about it, it’s got all the good basics and they don’t skimp on flavour to uphold their “healthy” name.
A simple salad and some chicken may not sound that exciting but this simple and filling meal was what I would consider an ideal meal for any season. I have a tiny stomach and hate wastage and therefore in true English style, I took home a doggy-bag or more of a doggy-box with the remainder of our salads. Flavourful Superfood slaw and Bulgar Wheat Salad, Medium size for $10 with $5 extra for a helping of lots of pulled chicken. Perfectly boxed for another day. Thanks Bird On A Wire! I’ll definitely be visiting again for more.
AND just to be a cringey fangirl, look who regrammed my Instagram post…!
Want to check out Bird On A Wire yourself?
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They have several stores:
FORTIETH & HURSTMERE, 40 HURSTMERE ROAD, TAKAPUNA (Open 7 days, 7AM-Late)
234 PONSONBY ROAD, AUCKLAND (Open 7 days, 11-9PM)
21-25 ELLIOTT STREET, AUCKLAND (Open Mon-Fri, 10AM-3PM)
12 COMMERCE STREET, AUCKLAND (Open Mon-Fri, 10AM-3PM)