Putt your skills to the test at Birdies, London’s newest immersive crazy golf experience, cocktail bar and street food eatery opening on Friday 29th November in Circus West Village, the first phase in the regeneration of Battersea Power Station. Brought to you by the team behind SFG Club in Stratford and London’s Rooftop Film Club, Birdies is the first experience of its kind to land under the railway arches in Circus West Village, which is already home to an eclectic mix of independent and design-led bars, restaurants and shops and has welcomed over three million visitors in the past 12 months.
Nestled in a railway arch, putters are invited to take an exhilarating journey through Birdies’ surreal 9-hole course, with each individual hole designed to derail the senses and challenge speed, accuracy and determination. South West London’s latest escape will feature engaging obstacles including pressure pads; rapid lighting; an immersive black tunnel; towering, overhead ramps and twists and turns galore, so grab a bunch of mates and get ready to take a ridiculous journey into the wacky and wonderful world of Birdies.
The Birdies cocktail bar will also be a destination in its own right. With a party vibe and super sleek decor, it is set to emanate warmth and exuberance. This enticing space will be teamed with the ultimate hospitality and is the perfect place for after-work socials, weekend soirees and long, lazy brunching. Serving an extensive selection of captivating drinks, a boozy chocolate fountain, nuclear daiquiris and an exclusive ‘choose-your-own-ingredients’ waterslide, it is set to be the ultimate social experience.
In addition to the main bar, putters will also find an 80s inspired Sweet Spot bar in the centre of the course which will serve as a pit stop to those playing golf and sell a selection of wine, spirits and beer.
Birdies will also boast its very own exclusive food offering — Taco-Yaki. One of the world’s leading Pan-Asian chefs Ian Pengelley, alongside head chef Andrew Weatherley, has curated a playful street food menu fusing together broad culinary influences from Asia and Latin America. Catering for all dietary requirements, Taco-Yaki is perfect for both big party sharing options and single-serving plates.
The main focus of the Taco-Yaki menu is its tasty yakitori and a delicious selection of filled tacos. Those with a weakness for seafood should try the signature Takoyaki dish — octopus dumplings with Japanese mayo, signature sauce and pickled ginger. For something a little more hearty, the Colonel’s Sando should do the trick. Wrapped in chunky white bread, Katsu chicken is stacked on top of spiced curdito, drizzled with a signature sauce.
Hosting a party or group event? Choose a Birdies platter. Alternatively, sample a selection of small plates like the Flambe-o-Fish Tacos, made up of salmon tataki, flamed corn, guacamole, spicy gochujang and tonkatsu crumb, or the Flame Grilled Cheesenpepper Yaki made up of halloumi, bell peppers, anticucho sauce and crushed cashews. There are plenty of delicious side dishes to choose from too.
Founder, Gerry Cottle Jnr said, “Birdies was born in the tunnels in Vauxhall, so we’re bringing it to its natural habitat, under the arches in Battersea. Birdies will offer visitors a level of escapism from everyday life and is an exciting way to experience the growing trend of venues specialising in competitive socialising. Londoners want a full and memorable experience to share with their friends when they socialise in real life and online, it’s no longer just about grabbing a quick pint in your local. From SFG Club to Rooftop Film Club, providing exciting experiences teamed with unbridled fun is something we are proud to excel at.”
Let the fun and games begin. For more information, visit www.playbirdies.com.
Birdies, 8 Arches Lane, Battersea, London, SW11 8AB
Sun – Thurs 12:00 – 23:00 / Fri & Sat 12:00 – 00:00
£12 peak and £10 off-peak
£6 Little Birdies (pre 5pm)