Brand-new Newcastle restaurant Social Bird reveals sneak peak of menu ahead of opening

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Social Bird is set to open on Newcastle’s Fenkle Street.

Social Bird is a brand-new restaurant set to open in the heart of Newcastle, as part of a £2 million refurbishment to Hotel Indigo Newcastle. 

The chicken restaurant has now announced its opening date, which is set to take place on Friday, April 5 and has revealed a sneak peak of what will be available on the menu ahead of opening. 

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The vibrant brand-new restaurant is set to deliver a relaxed dining experience, with a delicious chicken-themed menu which celebrates local flavours. 

The menu at Social Bird will feature starters, mains, side dishes and desserts. They have also created a specially designed burger menu. 

Ensuring there is a burger to suit every taste, Social Bird have created burgers for those who love spice, those who like it simple yet classic, as well as vegetarian and vegan options. 

Social Bird’s burger menu includes: 

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Dirty Bird - Mac ’n’ cheese, fried chicken fillet, crispy onions, lettuce: £17.50.

Spicy Bird - Franks Red Hot Buffalo sauce, fried chicken fillet, house slaw, a zingy blue cheese sauce: £16.

Classic Bird - Simply stand-out fried chicken fillet, lettuce, pickles, cheese, mayo £16

Veggie Bird - (V) Crispy Quorn fillet, lettuce, pickles, cheese, mayo: £15

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Vegan Bird - (VE) Crispy Quorn fillet, lettuce, house slaw, pickles, plant-based mayo: £15

Naked Bird - Simply grilled chicken fillet, lettuce, cheese, mayo. Choose from no bun or gluten-free bun: £14.50

The have also revealed other main menu highlights, which includes:

Social Bird Mac 'n' Cheese: Rich ‘n’ cheesy - herby breadcrumbs, crispy onions: £8.50

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Sticky Bang Bang Cauliflower: Hot and sweet cauli’ – chilli, sesame seeds, maple syrup: £8

Shakshuka: Saucy one-pan number – fried hen’s egg, crumbled feta, coriander, sourdough for dunkin’: £8

Chicken Bone Broth: Good for the soul - sourdough, chicken skin butter: £6.50

All poultry is sourced locally from Soanes Poultry, to reflect Social Bird’s ethos of sustainability and quality. 

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They will also be working with other local businesses who will supply the restaurant, including Tynemouth Coffee Company, Newcastle Gin, Pure Knead, Hadrian’s Border Brewery, Jeans Jams and Northumberland Cheese Company.

But it's not just main dishes Social Bird will offer as they will also have a diverse range of breakfast options, which can be eaten from inside the restaurant or to takeaway, including Full English, Oat Milk Pancakes and a Smoothie Bowl. 

Social Bird will also have its own deli counter, which will be the perfect place to grab a delicious lunch, serving a selection of sandwiches, wraps and pastries. 

For late-night diners, Social Bird’s bespoke bar will serve a crafted drinks menu of cocktails, mocktails, local beers, wines, spirits. There will also be a variety of soft drinks and hot drinks available.

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Head chef at Social Bird, Ben Watson said: "I'm thrilled to be a part of the Social Bird team and bring a fresh and exciting dining concept to Newcastle. We have worked closely with local suppliers to create a menu that highlights the best of our region's ingredients and flavours. The involvement of the local community has played a big part in the development of Social Bird, and we can't wait to share our passion for great food and hospitality with our guests."

Social Bird will be open for breakfast from Monday to Friday, 6.30am to 11am and Saturday to Sunday from 7am to 11am. Their deli counter will be open Monday to Sunday from 12pm. 

Social Bird will offer all day dining, from Monday to Sunday from 12pm to 10pm. Social Bird’s bar will close at 12am. 

For more information and to book, please visit the Social Bird website.

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