Fodor's Expert Review Yard Bird
The humble chicken is the raison d'etre of Yard Bird, at the site of a linen warehouse built in the 1750s. Start your visit with an aperitif in the Dirty Onion bar downstairs (ask the bartender about the pub's name) which retains the wonderfully evocative original tree-trunk-sized beams, bare floors, and walls of the 18th-century. Free-range chickens, marinated overnight in lemon, buttermilk, and paprika are cooked on the rotisserie, then cut in half and shared between two. From Sunday to Wednesday there's a special meal deal with whole chicken and half a carafe of wine for two costing £22. Return to the Dirty Onion for a nightcap; with its smoky turf fire, timber decor, and craft beers from Europe and North America, it has a speakeasy feel and vibes with live traditional and bluegrass music every night of the week.
3 Hill St.
Belfast, BT1 2LA, Northern Ireland