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The Story

Created three years ago by a whimsical entrepreneur with a passion for food and a love of story telling and an American fine dining chef who together share a fondness for the Deep South and all its culinary traditions. Serious about food but inspired by the colors and flavors of the London street food movement, they set out to create a brand which married the bohemian utopia of style, edge, taste, art and design with the highest standards of culinary and operational excellence and a huge dose of fun and irony.

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The Absurd

But why the Absurd? With a desire to celebrate difference in all its craziness, it’s colors and shapes and sizes but with a sense of humor and fun, Absurd Bird was born.  We dreamed up a tale of 2 outcast birds who form a heart warming and unlikely friendship and embark on a series of outlandish adventures including a jail break from the cuckoos’s nest, where they pick up a flock of eccentric, crazy and off the wall companions and together navigate the twists and turns of life. We hope to share their stories with you as our own story unfolds and you also begin to cherish the heart and soul of our truly Absurd brand.

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Try our Absurd Moonshine & Absurd Lager, specially created by SoulShakers

The Food & The Drink

Bringing the soul-warming comfort food of the American South to London, we promise honest grub, good value, and a twisted take on southern classics. The food itself is like the ambiance that accompanies it, eclectic, unexpected, improvisational, modern yet nostalgic, sophisticated yet humble, comfortable yet innovative. What’s more, our chicken is the highest grade of free-range from our friends down at Fosse Meadows Farm. Marinated in our secret recipe sauces, teamed with irresistible sides and topped off with insanely good desserts, all baked in house.

Oh and did we mention the drinks? There’s our own distilled Absurd Moonshine and Absurd Lager, brewed by the guys over at Signature Brewery. Or work your way through the incredible cocktail list, put together by the mixology masterminds at Soulshakers.

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The Locations

There’s nowhere in the world right now with a diverse restaurant scene like London – so it’s the obvious starting point for the first chapter in the Absurd Story. Like Lio and Pasha, Spitalfields is an area proud to be different.  Full of independent shops and businesses, creative minds and amazing food, we are incredibly excited about being part of the neighborhood...

London, London
54 Commercial Street,
London, E1 6LT