BirdCage Restaurant Review, Wijaya 9 No 23, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta
The Marmz review team was running somewhat slower than normal on the morning of this review. Morning slipped into afternoon and the growls from my stomach became unignorable. There was work to be done! So we commandeered a taxi and set off in the direction of BirdCage in Wijaya. I say “in the direction of” because it was almost impossible to find. The only clues were the bird cages (D’OH!)hanging high in the trees outside the building which were impossible to see from the taxi. If you find yourself outside a place with Tribute written on the windows, you are at the right place. Bird Cage is on the first and second floors, with the second (The Attic bar) opening on Fridays, Saturdays and for private functions.
To enter the main restaurant/bar, you go up two narrow flights of stairs which give onto a wide open space that appears to be an industrial refurbishment but isn’t. Sofas and natural wood are the order of the day and the space appeared to be entirely ours at three in the afternoon. The music was periodically irritating, but a chat to the very friendly waiter rectified this minor gripe.
The food was really rather good. I had the Birdy Burger while Mz had the blah blah blah (check earlier posts for details).
Mz Marmz blah blah blah
I particularly liked how the food had nice little touches such as the pickled gherkin which added a whole new dimension to an otherwise predictable taste. The chilli jam was light and had flavour, something horribly amiss in a lot of restaurants chili sauces/jams/gloops. We then settled down to a nice PC game of Guess The Campest Waiter and let our food settle. This was necessary as the Wi-Fi that I usually use to write the review in situ was frankly woeful. The waiters did their jobs without once attracting our evil eye, so an all round WIN!
*PS For those not accustomed to the Marmziverse, Mz’s blah blah blah refers to her permanent food order, chicken. She is the chicken queen. Make your own jokes please, but remember, I am a Ninja.