The Four Pillars: Sustainability

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We had the honor of interviewing the head honcho of Innocent Packaging Tony Small to get an insight on the operation and how they help us reach one of our most important goals of being sustainable
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Recipie Giveaway: Corn Fritters

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See the recipe for the EPIC corn fritters that are currently being served in our special burger! Everyone’s asked for it so here it is!
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Honeymooners hit Sydney on a cruise!

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Two of our staff recently honeymooned on a cruise out of Sydney and we asked our Operations Manager Portia to give us the low down on some epic Sydney spots!
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Peckham's Cidery & Orchard

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Move over craft beer, craft cider is here! Doing clever things with cider, and inspiring us to keep being the best we can be - we are thrilled to be collaborating with Peckham’s Cidery this month.
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Clever Chicks - Week Three - Catriona Toop

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We sat down with big time Bird fan and bi-coastal actress Catriona Toop about, being an actress, kombucha & chicken!
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Clever Chicks - Week Two - Chantal Cuthers 'The Fit Foodie'

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This week we’re featuring Chantal Cuthers, ‘The Fit Foodie’ is one of our longest term regulars. We’ve become friends whilst bonding over our mutual desire to feed the world better food!
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Clever Chicks - Week One - Claire Mitchell from Studio Pilates

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Studio Pilates is a brand new boutique pilates reformer studio in Takapuna - complete with chandeliers! We sat down with clever owner Claire Mitchell to get to know our new neighbour a bit better!
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DINEAID X BIRD - Giving A Helping Hand During The Silly Season!

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Every year during November and December DINEAID raises money through participating restaurants across New Zealand
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Huia Winery X Sawmill Brewery X Bird On A Wire

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For the festive season Bird has teamed up with NZ’s very own Huia Winery and Sawmill Brewery. We are lucky enough to have a generous selection of their beverages in our stores during December!
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Billy Apple Send Off!

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What a month it’s been! We’ve done food & cider matches, hosted Billy himself and donated $1 from every can to the City Mission. To round off this successful co-lab, we interviewed Billy Apple, enjoy!
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To Cruise or Not to Cruise? Our Takapuna Store Leader's European Escape!

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Our amazing Takapuna Store Leader Bianca recently set sail on a trip of a lifetime to Europe on a Royal Caribbean cruise. We’ve gathered all the details for you here!
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Our chat with Rachael from Sweet Louise!

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We raised more than $1200 in a week for Sweet Louise last month via our ‘Sweet Louise’ salad, so we sat down with Rachel Milburn-Shand, to learn more about the work that they do at Sweet Louise.
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Sending off the Rudi's Co-lab - Meet Andrew, aka 'Red', Dr Rudi's Grandson!

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Red is one of Dr Rudi’s owners, and none other than Dr Rudi’s grandson himself! This week we caught up for some chicken chat, and asked him to ‘Taste & Rate’ our new Special Burger.
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Rudi's X Bird On A Wire Ponsonby Takeover.

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Bird & Rudi’s Brewery have teamed up for an epic October. Chicken, beersies & good company. What more could you ask for?
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Meet Alex - Dr Rudi's Brewmaster!

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Alex came in to ‘taste & rate’ our latest creation, the sharing platter. We can definitely say we are humbled to have received a solid 9.8/10 by the Brewmaster himself!
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LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR SERIES #4 Meet Steve - Auckland's King of Composting!

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We had Steve pop in to be our 5th ‘taste & rate’ our final spring menu item - our Chicken & Falafel Wrap!
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LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR SERIES #3 Meet Richard, your go to guy for a tasty as hell Kombucha!

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Richard is a great friend of ours and a producer we know we can always count on! We can see the bloody hard work he has put into being part of the Batchwell kombucha journey and we are stoked for him!
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LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR SERIES #2 - Meet Kirsty - Our homegirl behind the camera from Studio South!

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The Ponsonby business game is damn strong! The team at Studio South transform brands through their innovative thinking and ideas and we are lucky to be working with them at Bird On A Wire.
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LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR SERIES #1 - Meet Jarryd - Our friend across the Ponsonby Central hallway from Boar & Blade!

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One of the perks of having a store within Ponsonby Central is being a part of the Ponsonby Central family! We have met some pretty special people including Jarryd, our friend from Boar & Blade.
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New Menu Drop - August 2017

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Spring is almost here and we are dying for you to try our new menu additions! Check out what we have tweaked to bring you a delicious new variety of finger licking good food!
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Staff Party Wrap - Bird does Bollywood!

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You know your team are keen on each other when you get nearly 100% attendance at the staff party! On Tuesday we treated our hard working staff to a Bollywood themed shindig and oh, what a night!
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Meet Isabel Fish - purveyor extraordinaire of edible flowers and organic sprouts!

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We have some special suppliers, and we’re proud of what they do. Isabel grows edible flowers and organic sprouts for commercial supply. She hand delivers these X factor ingredients to us each week.
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Early Bird Breakfast Menu Drop July 2017!

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It’s time for a breakfast menu change and we’re super excited about the new Early Bird Breakfast that launch this week city-side!
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Cookbook Review from Camille: Karen Martini 'Salads & Vegetables'

Our Executive Chef Camille is OBSESSED with cookbooks, here’s her latest fave!
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Everybody Eats - and so they should

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We had the pleasure of cooking for Everybody Eats this week, and we had a hell of a time! Everybody Eats is a brand new new no-for-profit that is all about feeding people. Read about our day here!
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Team visit to Wild Wheat's factory - oh how we ate.

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We are obsessed with Wild Wheat’s bread, and actually, our customers are too - so we were pumped to visit their factory in Pakuranga to see how it’s all done. Click here to learn more!
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Meet Shrey Kamerkar - Head Chef, Bird On A Wire Orakei Bay Village

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Shrey is the Head Chef of our Orakei site. He’s an epic cook, with a background in chain hotels in the UAE. Have a read to get to know Shrey!
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Meet John Stokes (Code Name: Captain Capsicum) from The Produce Company

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As you’ve probably figured out by now, we’re great mates with our suppliers. John Stokes from The Produce Company is no exception - check out his chicken chat here!
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Meet Tony Small of Innocent Packaging!

Tony is an absolute champion of sustainability, but also of quality and integrity. We get to know more about him here!
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Meet Andrew - baker extraordinaire, founder and owner of Wild Wheat

We are often asked why our bread is so delicious, and our answer is always the same. We hang our hat on quality and if we can’t do something better than the rest, then we outsource it from the best!
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Feeling the LOVE

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We’ve been so warmly welcomed into our new Orakei home, we’re blown away! Click here to see what the journos are saying!
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We love Romesco sauce!

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Want to know how to make this makes-anything-delicious sauce? We’re all over it.
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Everybody Eats - and so they should.

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We had the pleasure of cooking for Everybody Eats this week, and we had a hell of a time! Everybody Eats is a brand new new not-for-profit that is all about feeding people. Read about our day here!
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Orakei Store Opening!

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We did it! Despite delays, storms and no liquor license (yet), we opened Bird On A Wire in Orakei Bay Village on Good Friday.
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Camille's Cookbook Review: Spice Temple, Neil Perry

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Our clever Executive Chef Camille reviews a recent favourite cookbook of hers.
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Sneak Peak at Orakei - Under Construction.

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We are opening in the next two weeks and we are SO excited to host you all!
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Introducing Team Bird

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We have always said that we’re only ever as good as the people that work with us, which bodes well because we think they’re pretty damn great!
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It's Takapuna Time!

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It’s been a while since we’ve treated our Shore side friends, so here we go!
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Menu Tweaks - The 2017 Edit!

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We sat down at the start of this year, and asked ourselves “If we were to redesign our customers’ favourite menu items (taking their feedback into account), how would we do it?” Here’s how.
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Jazz For Breakfast

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We’ve recently released Early Bird Breakfast 2.0 in Ponsonby and it’s going down a treat!
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We are coming to Rhythm & Vines!

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Bird On A Wire is SUPER excited to be the Auckland food partner for Rhythm & Vines.
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Camille the Crazy Cookbook Collector

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Our Executive Chef Camille has a cookbook collection LIKE. NO. OTHER….. one day she’ll have a library.
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Introducing Birds of a Feather

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Birds of a Feather is an initiative Bird on a Wire has launched to connect the charity organisations and community initiatives we know and love with our awesome customers.
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Our campaign in support of great hospitality operators

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The four friends behind Bird on a Wire have quite a lot in common: We all went to Otago University, we all enjoy fairly active social lives and we all can deftly carry multiple plates at one time…
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Meet Ben from Conscious Consumers, our AWESOME new loyalty provider.

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Meet Ben, the CEO and Founder of Conscious Consumers, our new loyalty provider!
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Roasted Beetroot & Organic Sprout Salad

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We have an exciting salad on our menu at the moment, and it’s inspired by a pretty great supplier! It’s the ‘Roasted beetroot and organic sprout salad on white bean puree with rocket…
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You can now purchase any of our delicious products!

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We’ve bottled up our favourite sauces and stocked up on our Bird on a Wire tees and caps. To purchase any of our delicious products, please email us at…
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The many culinary delights of Melbourne

Sophie Gilmour, one of our co-owners, recently spent 72 hours in Melbourne with her mother and sister.
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Interview with one of our owners - Sophie Gilmour

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Interview with one of our owners - Sophie Gilmour
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The Story of Bird On A Wire

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We turned 5 in March 2017, so took the opportunity to look back, reflect & share the (often hilarious) story of how Bird became.
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