The Bird, situated on Pulteney Road, has launched a summer pop-up, The Nook Garden, open until 29 September
The south-facing garden has had a flamboyant transformation featuring creative planting, life-size sculptures and bright Balinese parasols. With plenty of informal seating, the garden is open to all throughout the summer and houses great views of the city.
Sip on peach daiquiris or Pimm’s in the summer sun in a garden unlike any other in the city. There will also be plenty of fine wines from pale Provençal rosé to easy-drinking Pinot Noir, local draught and bottled beer and cider and soft drinks.
Food is served on Friday evenings from 5–9pm and all-day Saturday, from 12–9pm. The menu consists of crowd-pleasing favourites such as sourdough pizzas, vibrant summer salads, sweet treats such as Eton Mess and Marshfield ice-creams. Plus, plenty of snacks – think fried calamari with lemon and garlic aioli, Scotch eggs with piccalilli and its signature mini crispy buttermilk chicken fillet burger with onion rings.
There’s a focal point sculptural tree, with lanterns which light up as darkness falls, and to ensure guests can stay cosy, there are also rugs and heaters outside for when the temperature drops. Inside, The Roost, has plenty of Bird personality for eating, drinking and lounging when the Great British Weather isn’t playing ball.
The Nook garden is also available for private hire for those looking for a vibrant venue with a great summer party feel for hosting seasonal get-togethers, celebrations or work barbecues.
“We wanted to create an exciting alfresco venue for locals and visitors alike this summer,” said The Bird’s owner Ian Taylor. “After the success of the beach last year, we wanted to put a new spin on the space for 2019, and the idea of a visually enticing garden to appeal to groups of friends, families, private parties and hotel residents alike, immediately came to mind as a fun and accessible way to make the most of our south-facing terrace with its incredible views.”
The Nook Garden is open until 29 September.