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Yardbird Belfast, Belfast,

Yardbird Belfast

4.3
4.3
338 Reviews
£25 and under
Rotisserie Chicken

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!

This is a booking for Yardbird the restaurant, The Dirty Onion bar operates on a first come first serve basis.

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Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Rotisserie Chicken, Barbecue

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00–21:30 Fri, Sat 12:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    028 9024 3712

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Belfast

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Rotisserie Chicken

  • Rotisserie Chicken

    • Whole£17.00
    • Half£9.50
    • Quarter£5.00

Sides

  • Skin on Fries£3.95

    • Coleslaw£3.95

      • Corn of the Cob£3.95

        • BBQ Baked Beans£3.95

          • Avocado Salad£4.50

            • Sweet Potato Fries£4.50

              Featured Items

              • Ribs

                Smokey BBQ Ribs Served with Lime and Corriander

                • Half Rack£9.50
                • Full Rack£15.00
              • Veggie Wrap

                Fried Avocado, Lettuce, Feta Cheese, Coleslaw & Balsamic Dressing Served with Skin on Fries Or Sweet Potato Fries

                • Wrap£7.50
              • Wings

                BBQ Glazed Chicken Wings, Served with Spring Onion and Sour Cream Dip

                • Small£6.00
                • Large£10.50
              • Ribs and Wings Combo£17.00

                Includes a Side of your Choice

                Dinner Offer

                £25

                • Booze 'n' Bird

                  Available: Sunday - Thursday | 5pm - Close. Enjoy One Whole Chicken to Share with Two Sides of your Choice and Two Yardsman Belfast Pale Ales or a Carafe of Wine

                  Last updated: 1 February 2022

                  What 338 people are saying

                  Overall ratings and reviews

                  Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                  4.3
                  4.3 based on recent ratings
                  • 4.3Food
                  • 4.4Service
                  • 4.2Ambience
                  • 4.3Value

                  NoiseModerate

                  Loved For

                  • Northern Ireland

                    Child Friendly

                  • Belfast/Antrim

                    Best Value

                  • Belfast/Antrim

                    Lunch

                  • Belfast/Antrim

                    Vibrant Bar Scene

                  • Belfast/Antrim

                    Most Booked

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                  1. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Dublin

                    7 reviews

                    4.0

                    7 reviews

                    Dined 1 day ago

                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                    Simple food done very very well. Very tasty. Had chicken, corn, fries and coleslaw. We both enjoyed it. Very good quality meat and meat cookery. Nicest chicken I’ve had in a long time. Get the gravy it is amazing. Some confusion as they told open table we didn’t arrive for dinner and as you can see we did. Hopefully it gets cleared up, didn’t effect our rating.

                  2. MR

                    MichaelR

                    Yorkshire

                    8 reviews

                    5.0

                    8 reviews

                    Dined 2 days ago

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Fast service of great tasting chicken with sides in a busy, vibrant setting.

                  3. BJ

                    BrianJ

                    Berkshire

                    3 reviews

                    4.0

                    3 reviews

                    Dined on 14 May 2022

                    overall4food5service5ambience3

                    Very enjoyable meal , good food & service with very different surroundings.

                  4. N

                    Nick

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 7 May 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Fantastic food. Small menu however don’t worry about that because the food really is great.

                  5. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    N. Ireland

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 23 April 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Always very happy with our Yardbird experience! The chicken and sweet potato fries are hard to beat and service is very quick!

                  6. GM

                    GlennM

                    N. Ireland

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 21 April 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Best chicken in Belfast. Very cheap and quick service.

                  7. PB

                    PaulineB

                    Dublin

                    3 reviews

                    4.0

                    3 reviews

                    Dined on 18 April 2022

                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                    Staff lovely Ribs were OK Better on previous visit

                  8. CM

                    CarolynM

                    N. Ireland

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 18 April 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Having frequented Yard Bird numerous times with friends, it was time to introduce the family. YB have 3 new converts after our visit! The menu is simple and not overwhelming, the food is extremely tasty and the staff are wonderful...... but shhhhhh, don't tell anyone as this place is a hidden gem!

                  9. AH

                    AndrewH

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 17 April 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Great food, very filling, excellent service. Really enjoyed our time.

                  10. MB

                    MandBC

                    Bath

                    1 review

                    3.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 14 April 2022

                    overall3food2service2ambience3

                    Very basic compared to what it was… avocado salad used to be made with large romaine lettuce whereas it was small chopped up iceberg. Extremely small portions… £46 for very small quarter chicken and salad x 2 x small glasses of wine and 2x tea.

                  11. RH

                    RebeccaH

                    N. Ireland

                    2 reviews

                    5.0

                    2 reviews

                    Dined on 10 April 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Fantastic staff, and a top service team

                  12. A

                    Asdfgh

                    Glasgow

                    1 review

                    3.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 9 April 2022

                    overall3food2service3ambience3

                    Food was fine in general though the avocado salad side was pretty awful. Restaurant was quite cold. Toilets had a lot of folk from the bar downstairs.

                  13. PL

                    PamelaL

                    Glasgow

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 9 April 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Second to me we have visited and it didn’t disappoint a second time.

                  14. SD

                    SoniaD

                    N. Ireland

                    2 reviews

                    5.0

                    2 reviews

                    Dined on 9 April 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    As always great food, great service and great location.

                  15. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 9 April 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Staff were lovely and very accommodating. And the food was amazing! 100% will be back again

                  16. F

                    Fiona

                    Glasgow

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 4 April 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Delicious food and a great atmosphere! Would highly recommend!

                  17. AH

                    AndrewH

                    New England

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 3 April 2022

                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                    Food great service great a little dark in the dining room

                  18. MM

                    MartinMagill

                    Hampshire

                    3 reviews

                    4.0

                    3 reviews

                    Dined on 3 April 2022

                    overall4food4service4ambience3

                    Everyone very attentive, good service and speedy. No manically busy but it does what it claims, simple tasty food and affordable price. Had a glass of savignon blanc which was a cut above usual pub offering, very nice

                  19. E

                    Emily

                    N. Ireland

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 2 April 2022

                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                    Geouo booking was easy to make & staff amended online booking for extra guests. Good food good atmosphere, would return

                  20. JO

                    JosephineO

                    N. Ireland

                    2 reviews

                    5.0

                    2 reviews

                    Dined on 2 April 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Staff were lovely and service was good will definitely be back

                  21. FM

                    FionaM

                    N. Ireland

                    3 reviews

                    5.0

                    3 reviews

                    Dined on 31 March 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    The chicken is so delicious, I love that the fries are skin on, always more tasty that way. The beer bird meal deal is great value for money, plenty of food for two people and includes drinks 👌

                  22. LC

                    LorraineC

                    Victoria

                    2 reviews

                    3.0

                    2 reviews

                    Dined on 30 March 2022

                    overall3food3service4ambience3

                    We enjoyed our time here but the food was not quite to our liking. the chicken was verging on overcooked but was tasty. the ribs were tender but lacked flavour, the sweetcorn was overcooked and the avocado salad was fresh and would have been good but was swamped with dressing. the drinks were very good local gin and beer and the service was charming. it was very cosy on a damp night and the food was fairly inexpensive. I would recommend it for a quick inexpensive dinner but not to a foodie friend.

                  23. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    London

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 28 March 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Really good value. Was busy, even for a Monday. The chicken was delicious and the gravy was delicious! Not to be missed!

                  24. LC

                    LouiseC

                    N. Ireland

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 27 March 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    fab food and service but there was an unpleasant smell in the toilets and corrider outside which ruined the experience a little

                  25. SD

                    SoniaD

                    N. Ireland

                    2 reviews

                    5.0

                    2 reviews

                    Dined on 27 March 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Great service, great food, great atmosphere. Highly recommend a visit to Yardbird.

                  26. AS

                    AlisonS

                    N. Ireland

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 26 March 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Simply menu but food was amazing, will 100% be back

                  27. VB

                    VlastaB

                    N. Ireland

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 20 March 2022

                    overall4food5service5ambience5

                    Only bad thing was that couldn’t enjoy live music from the terrace, would be great to have some speakers inside so we could listen live band playing

                  28. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    N. Ireland

                    2 reviews

                    5.0

                    2 reviews

                    Dined on 20 March 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Great food

                  29. M

                    Marc

                    London

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 19 March 2022

                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                    Ribs were wonderful, staff were great... was reasonably busy... Downstairs was crazy busy...........

                  30. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    London

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 18 March 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Food was really delicious, portion size is huge so I would recommend not over ordering as we could not finish even half.

                  31. S

                    Scott

                    N. Ireland

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 12 March 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Tasty chicken, and good value lunch deals. Definitely worth a visit.

                  32. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    N. Ireland

                    3 reviews

                    5.0

                    3 reviews

                    Dined on 11 March 2022

                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                    Food was excellent and the taste was unreal, service was a little slow between courses

                  33. GH

                    GeraldineH

                    N. Ireland

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 9 March 2022

                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                    Lovely helpful staff very knowledgeable when asked any questions. Definitely go back

                  34. NB

                    NaomiB

                    London

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 2 March 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                    Food was absolutely delicious, I highly recommend to all who enjoy chicken.

                  35. JL

                    JulieL

                    N. Ireland

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 27 February 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Excellent food staff very welcoming would definitely vist again when coming to Belfast

                  36. E

                    Elainem

                    1 review

                    1.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 26 February 2022

                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                    There is a very small menu and so you would think the food would be excellent... It was really, really awful. My chicken wings were tough and rhe sauce on them was straight out of a bottle. Two little plastic tubs of watery sour cream came with them. The coleslaw was revolting and inedible. It clearly had been made a long time ago. Instead of been given a salt cellar or pepper mill we were give a cheap, nasty red plastic container with salt, pepper, ketchup, mayo sachets. Our waitress had huge difficulty understanding any basic English and couldn't answer the simplest of questions we asked about the food on fhe extremely limited menu. When we went to pay another waitress asked how was it and i mentioned about the sachets etc... All she did was make excuses, saying she was just the waitress abd there was nothing she could do.... Maybe in future don't ask your customers if you dont want to hear a very gentle criticism and not what we really thought. Absolutely terrible place and nothing to recommend it. Please don't waste your money or time on this place

                  37. H

                    Hannah

                    N. Ireland

                    2 reviews

                    5.0

                    2 reviews

                    Dined on 26 February 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Had the lunch menu (up until 5pm), excellent value for money. The food was lovely, the chicken really succulent and the chips had a lovely flavour. Would definitely recommend!

                  38. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    London

                    4 reviews

                    5.0

                    4 reviews

                    Dined on 25 February 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Great food! Nice vibe too. Friendly staff.

                  39. 1

                    1235

                    Edinburgh

                    1 review

                    1.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 25 February 2022

                    overall1food2service1ambience1

                    Shocking service, wrong order multiple times and took 1hr 25 mins for us all to be eating the right meal

                  40. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    London

                    2 reviews

                    3.0

                    2 reviews

                    Dined on 24 February 2022

                    overall3food3service4ambience3

                    It was ok, chicken quite dry.

                  Safety precautions

                  • Cleaning & sanitising

                    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
                    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                    • 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

                  FAQs

                  Yardbird Belfast is rated 4.3 stars by 338 OpenTable diners.

                  Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                  Booked 17 times today
                  Google Map for Yardbird Belfast

                  3 Hill Street Belfast, BT1 2LA

                  Additional information

                  • Area

                    Belfast

                  • Hours of Operation

                    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00–21:30 Fri, Sat 12:00–22:00

                  • Cuisines

                    Rotisserie Chicken, Barbecue

                  • Dining style

                    Casual Dining

                  • Dress Code

                    Casual Dress

                  • Parking Details

                    None

                  • Payment Options

                    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                  • Additional

                    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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