Yardbird

4.2
204 reviews
£25 and under
Rotisserie Chicken

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Casual
Yardbird is our rotisserie chicken restaurant upstairs above The Dirty Onion. Our menu is small but our flavours are big. Ok, we do chicken, but our chicken is famous!

Our local free-to-roam chicken is marinated for 24 hours in lemon, buttermilk, and paprika. It is then dry-rubbed, cooked and blast-chilled to keep it juicy and finally roasted on the spit. Ribs and wings are also available, as are a choice of sides and homemade desserts. Hungry yet?

We prepare all our food in-house and service is fast!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 204 People Are Saying
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LorraineB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value meal delish would come back next time I visit Belfast

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OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great value

EO
EdelO
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Fabulous location setting and food service a little slow eventhough staff were very nice and good at their job they were just under pressure prob due to staff shortages but overall very impressed

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ThomasP
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food, superb service from the very helpful and pleasant staff

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Hannah
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lunch deal is really good value for money - 1/4 of chicken and fries for £6.95 7 days a week. The fries are really well seasoned and the chicken is so succulent. Would definitely go back and recommend it to others.

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Jean
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

We booked this table on the back of other reviews and we expected the food to be delicious, this was not the case. Four adults ate and not one enjoyed their meal. The chicken and the chips were warm not hot, like they had been left sitting for a while before being brought to the table. The service was poor, no one returned to us to ask how our meal was and the lighting at the table was non existent only for a candle, making it difficult to actually see what was on the plate in front of you. We also asked for a salad and this wasn't brought out with our meal until we asked the waitress for it. I wouldn't return to this restaurant as it was definitely not value for money

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Lola
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

I had chicken wings and chips, which was ok but felt queasy afterwards for a few hours

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stephenc
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic. Sorry we’re only in Belfast for a few days or would come back.

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CARAM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was beautiful and staff were friendly and helpful.

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GerF
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Yardbird was great! Nine of us from work were easily accommodated, staff were friendly and happy to be of help throughout the night, food was delicious, drinks kept coming and overall we had a great night - would happily recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic. Food was amazing as always and the staff friendly and professional. Excellent

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff. Awesome wings and ribs combo. Great atmosphere

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Tess
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service....it hit the spot...menu was nice and easy to choose from

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and great food

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DavidW
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Big portions that were absolutely delicious. Would come back anytime.

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Bing
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Never disappoints this place. Quality food great atmosphere

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ColletteM
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Chicken and chips very tasty. Excellent service and it was great to be able to sit at our table and chat and enjoy a drink after our meal.

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KimM
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service fab. Emma couldnt do enough for us. Would go back in a heartbeat, great atmosphere

MP
MalgorzataP
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very nice. Lovely atmosphere and very nice looking restaurant.

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GregorM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and wonderful service. Our server was on her own but was efficient and friendly. Would definitely recommend the yardbird.

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Lucky
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience2

Very disappointing meal. Skin- on fries were not as described. Pale anaemic looking chips which were tasteless. Quarter of chicken verysmall portion which was bland & lacking flavour.

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Alicja
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice place, no standing in the que as we had table booked

JB
JoanneB
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food was fantastic would definitely recommend

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CarolineA
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff good service. Food was simple but tasty would definitely return

GM
GuyM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beer and food with a smile. What’s not to like? Thank you

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TonyO
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the ambience fantastic. Quirky, interesting building.

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ShaunL
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was recommended to us, and it lived up to all that we were told excellent food and music, would recommend to anybody and will definitely return when in Belfast

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EoinB
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Staff need to be more on point was hard getting service at the table when trying to get waiters attention they weren’t looking

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PatrickK
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food and very friendly and helpful staff! Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall1food3service4ambience3

Was good pub food. Badly run venue as table reserved for downstairs after meal was denied by the door staff or no reason. Asked about the reservation and was greeting with a finger point towards the exit by door staff with Irish accent.

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vipShaunaL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Service was not great. It was not acked and it took a long time for our drinks to come to the table. The water we ordered when we sat down was forgotten about. Food is average. Nothing exciting. Portions are small. Small menu. Don't expect much

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BryBuy
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

BBQ chicken and ribs, fries and slaw.
That's it, simple really, tasty food, just what I needed after a day in town.
Chicken was tender and succulent and the ribs just fell off the bone.
Will definitely be back,
Covid note: queueing to get in for a reserved table was a bit of a pain as when we got up to the restaurant there were plenty of tables ready. But worth the slight wait.

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LouiseA
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Simple but tasty food. I’ve been here a few times and the service is always very good. Great if you are looking for a quick bite to eat.

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LynnC
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and excellent friendly service! Highly recommend

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Burger
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food served by attentive and friendly staff.

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HaileyJ
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Really excellent chicken and ribs, great prices and the live music down at the Dirty Onion was an added bonus! Would definitely go here again.

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OrlaithM
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food was amazing and the staff were so friendly and welcoming, will definitely be coming again!

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OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous time. Food was excellent and the service too. Really pleased with the value and quality of our dining experience. Would definitely return.

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GillianG
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience3

Have eaten here before a few times before Covid. Was a bit disappointed with the food this time. It was just OK.

OT
OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite lunch spot in Belfast great value meal best burrito 🌯 and great service

FAQs

Yardbird is rated 4.2 stars by 204 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.