The minute I arrived at the Birdcage I was greeted straight away and very quickly shown to my table, no hanging around whatsoever, which impressed me no end. Having never visited the Birdcage before the manager kindly went through the menu with me, and I don't mean briskly! He explained every aspect to the menu for me from the starters (Birdmunch) through to the main courses (Feed). I have to say this was really useful as even though this menu is simply put together, having never been here before its great to have someone take the time to go through the menu with you and the explain the concept of this unique chicken experience.
Having been given a full run down of the menu I chose my starter (Birdmunch) I went for the Cheesy Balls, a combination of both Mozzarella and Cheddar cheeses combined and deep fried for effect, very delicious! Although I wasn't able to eat all four of them I thoroughly enjoyed every mouthful!
My main course (Feed) had to be my all time favourite, Chicken Wings in a buffalo style marinade along with an accompaniment of homemade Blue Cheese sauce. Incidentally I think it's definitely worth mentioning that all of the sauces here are made in house and all of the marinades that go onto the chicken are marinaded by the chef and his team for 24 hours before being served to the customer. The chicken has been locally sourced and provided to the Birdcage by a local County Down chicken farm, none of your shipped in rubbish here! Having ordered a full dozen wings, I was unable to finish them all but couldn't leave them behind! I asked the server if I could take them home with me and they very kindly packed them all for me without any fuss at all!
Nothing seemed to be too much trouble for the staff at the Birdcage and the food there was really something very special indeed! I would go as far as to say that they leave Nando's standing by a country mile! The owner of this restaurant has a well earned pedigree when it comes to running restaurants as they have been in the hospitality trade for many years and this really does show not only through their choice in well trained staff but their obvious flare in choosing the right chef for this venue.
After my experience at the Birdcage I now know we have made the right decision in featuring the them as one of our 8 restaurants in the city of Belfast and I'm sure that once you have visited them you will totally agree with me. Their menu is clever, very reasonable in price and totally unique. having visited hundreds of restaurants researching for our range of books I think the concept here at the Birdcage is very unique and something very special for Belfast. What are you waiting for? Book your table now!
Addictive chicken with a difference, Mix Share & Enjoy . Gluten Free and Veggie options .Kids menu available ! Located in the heart of Stranmillis Road, close to the Lyric Theatre, Ulster Museum , Queens University and Botanic Gardens and just a bus ride from the city centre.Serving great Quirky chicken dishes all day everyday and breakfast on Saturday & Sunday from 10am. We are fully Licensed with a heated smokingoutdoor terrace. We also cater for large parties with our great party suggestive menu starting at £12.50 per person ! Every one welcome all ages and no party too small or too large . Tel 02890663101 for more information or too reserve a table !!