Bird of Prey can be found in the fashionable new Circle Square neighbourhood on Manchester’s ever-growing Oxford Road. It’s a gourmet fried chicken joint aimed at chicken connoisseurs who want something with more edge and precision than the franchises everyone knows. Bird of Prey is for those who appreciate a properly fried bird.
The restaurant is the brainchild of Manchester’s famous Bukhari food dynasty. Asad, Sadaf, Saify and Saj, who collectively have totted up many, many years or so in the street food industry, have perfected their own very special buttermilk fried chicken recipe. It’s prepared the long way round for extra flavour and seasoned with a secret spice blend fused into the two layers of finely mixed batter. This is only ‘fast food’ in the sense of being quick to serve – your chicken will have been marinating overnight for maximum flavour, and every plate is a work of art.
On the menu, you’ll find the obligatory strips, wings, and drumsticks plus themed burgers and a range of fries and dips – but look out for the signature Insanity Wings, which are extra, extra hot. And we mean ‘have a glass of milk on the side’ hot. Also look out for the desserts and sides, which are no afterthought, and include American-style waffles and syrup, halloumi fries, and mac ‘n’ cheese. The drinks menu offers a full range of loaded sweet treat milkshakes and refreshing sodas – which you’re going to need after tackling the Insanity Wings.
Bird of Prey is open all day and night, serving shoppers, people on lunch breaks and people sampling the bars, pubs and clubs of the Oxford Road and Circle Square district. If you’re busy or want to cater for your team, check out Bird of Prey’s delivery options – no order is too large for these fearless chicken wizards.