Yardbird is the free range chicken rotisserie restaurant set above the famous Dirty Onion…

Nestled within the heart of Belfast’s highly cultured Cathedral Quarter, go here for a meal with a difference. Sit back and enjoy the delightfully chilled out atmosphere, service with a smile, and amazing decor – with its original beams and graffiti from as far back as the 1900’s!

That’s before we even mentioning the amazing food and stacked full bar…

1. Value

£5 lunches…


From 12-5pm take your pick from the tasty ‘Yardburrito’, ‘1/4 Chicken & a side’ or go for one of the specials of the day. The tasty Yardburrito is a delight and will fill anyone!

2. History

Beams as old as time…

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Yardbird is located in a warehouse built in the 1750s. The ancient beams tell a story of years gone by and it’s interesting to decipher the old school grafitti.

3. No booking required

Pager service


If they can’t seat you straight away they’ll give you a pager and buzz you when a table’s free. And where better to sip and wait than the beer garden of The Dirty Onion.

4. Comedy

Serving up jokes


A monthly comedy night is proving a big success with some of the UK’s best new talent on show. Thankfully they don’t tell jokes about chickens crossing roads.

5. Sharing

Get stuck in

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The Hatch 22 deal for two – a whole chicken, two sides and a carafe of wine – weighs in at £22. It’s been a staple since Yardbird opened and we can see why.

6. Service

Fast food


With the chickens constantly rotating (cooking to crisp perfection), you won’t be faced with an angonisingly long wait – service is prompt with, better yet – a smile!

7. Menu

Food served 12noon to 10pm

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We hate when a menu has too many options! Yardbird gets it exactly right by concentrating on doing one thing well – chicken. And it shows in the five-star food!

8. Location

Formidable partnership


Yardbird sits alongside one of the best pubs in Belfast. If anything that could be its major flaw – once you get settled in the Dirty Onion it’s hard to get shifted!

9. Music



Nine Inch Nialls and Discobeard are the regular musicians at the venue which takes on a new lease of life on Saturdays when the food stops being served.

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