Manchester has no shortage of fried chicken spots, we know, it’s the kind of standard 3am fare you tend to find in most late-night takeaways. But when a really good one comes along, we feel like we have to shout it out.
Enter Bird of Prey, the latest addition to the Circle Square development in Manchester, specializing in fried chicken ‘with a difference’.
Promising ‘the hottest chicken wings in Manchester’ alongside a host of fried chicken comfort food classics, you’ll find it on Oxford Road roughly where the BBC’s new broadcasting home once stood. .
The original idea of Family restaurateurs Asad, Sadaf, Saify and Saj, after years of honing their skills and honing their secret buttermilk fried chicken recipe, the trio are finally opening their doors in Manchester.
Bird of Prey offers a menu of signature fried chicken sandwiches, wings, strips, sides and shakes, plus an intriguing brunch menu.
Think dirty loaded fries topped with fried chicken strips, homemade fries, cheese sauce, turkey bacon, white Alabama barbecue sauce and jalapenos; fried chicken and stacks of waffles with maple syrup and peanut butter mousse; and even “hash nuggets”.
Here, all the chicken undergoes a thorough marinating process with the meat soaked in buttermilk for at least eight hours overnight. It is then double dredged in a special mixture of flour, herbs and spices, then dropped into the deep fryer to become crispy and golden.
On the drinks side, you’ll find Vimto, Irn Bru, Sunkist and pink lemonade on tap, plus a selection of milkshakes that promise to use the same attention to detail that goes into fried chicken.
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Sadaf Bukhari, co-owner of Bird of Prey, said, “Bird of Prey is amazing fried chicken and comfort food baskets with great shakes, sodas and an awesome soundtrack.
“We are more than excited to bring our fried chicken to Manchester, this is where we come from, and can’t wait to open the doors and fry in Circle Square.”
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