Restaurant Radar // Bird On A Wire

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AFTER debuting the first free-range rotisserie chicken shop Bird On A Wire on Ponsonby Road in 2012, owners Sophie Gilmour, Ben Grant, and David Holmes have subsequently opened three more establishments, most recently, the largest location at Fortieth & Hurstmere in Takapuna.

A contemporary take on the classic neighbourhood takeaway chicken shop, Bird On A Wire offers free-range rotisserie chicken and nutritious soups, salads and sides. An extensive catering program is also run from Bird On A Wire’s Ponsonby flagship.

Bird On A Wire Takapuna will continue the owners’ commitment to nutritious ingredients, ethical sourcing and the use of organic and local produce whenever possible.BIRDonawire01

“We’re excited for the neighbourhood to experience Bird On A Wire and discover our favourites as well as all the new elements we’ve introduced,” said Holmes.

With a focus on dining-in alongside takeaway service, the 40-seat restaurant also features new brunch-friendly breakfast items, an after-work snack menu, alcoholic beverage offering, and will launch a “Juice & Java” window, serving fresh juices and coffee to the street.

Dishes on offer for the extended brunch menu include the Raw Vegetable Breakfast Salad – a poached egg on a bed of beetroot, carrot, spinach, walnut, sprouts, tasted seeds and dip.

After designing a perfect fit out for the Ponsonby Store, Bird On A Wire

Continuing on from the great fit out created for the Ponsonby store, Cheshire Architects designed the new Takapuna store. The photographs for the signature photo wall were commissioned to have a Takapuna emphasis, and shot by Auckland photographer Jeremy Toth, who focused on the environment, people, food and neighbourhood elements of the brand’s personality.Bird On A Wire 2