Durty Bird

Durty Bird is a new Asian fusion restaurant that has opened it’s doors in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. As you may have guessed, their menu focuses on chicken whether char-grilled, fried or wrapped in a sushi roll. They have a variety of sides suitable for vegetarians like corn on the cob and flat bread with balsamic and pomegranate seeds. At the launch, I totally cheated and tried one of their fried chicken burgers - from comparisons from my pre-veggie days I can definitely say it’s the best chicken burger I’ve ever laid my taste buds on!

I was lucky enough to collaborate on the interiors for the restaurant by creating the initial visual concept. The three partners who are all qualified chefs wanted a space that had the same quirk as Nandos minus the strong African influence. The result is a playful space that anyone can feel comfortable in, whether you’re in for a quick bite or you want to linger longer.

I got to work alongside some amazing people on this project: the branding team at We Create Content came up with a colour palette that was fun and fresh as well as the chicken characters that represent the various aspects of Durty Bird. I love colourful spaces and I think the project manager, Tram Anh did and excellent job in selecting the finishes for the space, notably the yellow mesh chairs which I absolutely love!

The restaurant is situated in the perfect location, one street up from Hoan Kiem Lake, close to the Catholic church and only a few shops down from my favourite pub in Hanoi - Polite and Co! I’d love to know what you think of the space, drop me a comment below.

Thanks once again to Viet Cuong for your assistance on this project!