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Yardbird is Zurich's very first Southern Fried Chicken restaurant. It is the brainchild of the same people behind The Bite Gourmet Burger Restaurant and Brisket Southern BBQ & Bar.

The name "Yardbird" comes from a term derived in the deep South, where chickens run freely in your backyard. It's a staple down there, and has been a fixture here in Zurich since 2017.

All meat is locally sourced Swiss chicken and is served double-fried, buttermilk-style with four on-the-bone pieces per portion. Our chicken is brined for 24-hours and tossed in house spices. Each menu creation is inspired by traditional, local delicacies from the South, which we've put together using a modern twist. We hope you enjoy what we do!


We offer a wide variety of Southern-style Buttermilk Fried Chicken, each dish unique from the next! We use only high quality locally-sourced Swiss chicken. Our main dishes come with four on-the-bone pieces per portion or nine wings, where the chicken is brined for 24-hours using a very secret house recipe. Each main dish includes 325g – 350g of fried chicken. Our additional meats are: bacon CH, chorizo ES. Most main dishes can be ordered as a vegetarian option, please ask your server about the best combinations.




call us to place your order during  opening hours, come by, pick it up. easy as that! no delivery.


the full dinner menu options, available from 6pm onwards


custom designed house cocktails as well as a wide array of craft beer and wines



Nachos & Guacamole ... 11 CHF

nacho chips with homemade guacamole


Cheezy Nachos (min. 2 Persons) ... 26

nacho chips, melted cheddar cheese, guacamole, sour cream, homemade hot sauce

Crispy Chicken Skins ... 12

buttermilk braised chicken skins

served with thyme, honey, black pepper and homemade hot sauce

SALADS (excl. Sides)

Caesar Salad ... sm 13 / lg 24

buttermilk chicken strips or tempura fried veggies (veg option)

Backyard Salad ... sm 13 / lg 24

buttermilk chicken strips, coleslaw, cucumbers, pico de gallo and homemade ranch dressing

MAINS (incl. Sides)

*all dishes are available as a vegetarian option with tempura fried veggies. choose from 4 on-the-bone pieces or 9 wings! main courses come with one side included (dirty fries +3 CHF).*

Classic Style ... 25.5

our house recipe of buttermilk-crusted chicken

plus homemade ranch sauce +3 CHF


Chicken & Waffles ... 33

comes with belgian waffles, homemade whipped honey butter & maple syrup


Buffalo Style ... 29.5

tossed in our homemade buffalo hot sauce, served with a whipped blue cheese sauce and celery


Nashville Hot ... 28

the pearl of nashville is their hot of sauce, so it’s time to turn up the heat! tossed in homemade hot sauce


American Dream ... 28.5

tossed in a homemade glaze of honey, bacon, chipotle & rosemary


BBQ Style ... 28

tossed in our homemade bbq sauce

choose from: bbq, medium, hot, very hot, and stupid hot!

Beast from the East ... 27.5

tossed in our homemade chinese spicy mix

Amalfi ... 28.5

southern italy's favourite! olive oil, garlic, lemon juice and rosemary

Seoul Style ... 28

tossed in a delicious roasted soy garlic & apple vinegar sauce

PLATTERS (Incl. Sides)

minimum 2 people, prices per person, 1 side per person

Dirty South ... 29 CHF

BBQ Style - Lemon Pepper Chicken - Nashville Hot

Metropolitan ... 29 CHF

Classic Style - Buffalo Style - Seoul Style

Heat Wave ... 29 CHF

Spicy BBQ, Buffalo Style, Nashville Hot

Sweet Tooth ... 33.5 CHF

Chicken & Waffles, American Dream, Nashville Hot

SOUL FOOD (Incl. sides)

The Classic Burger ... 25.5

crunchy buttermilk chicken patty, spicy thousand island sauce, cheddar cheese sauce, homemade pickles

The Ranch Burger ... 25.5

crunchy buttermilk chicken patty, thick cut bacon

served with cali style pepper ranch dressing


Yardbird Burrito ... 25

buttermilk chicken strips, bacon, pico de gallo, guacamole, cheddar cheese, sour cream, lettuce


Dirty Burrito ... 29

buttermilk chicken strips, pico de gallo, guacamole, fries, cheddar cheese sauce & chorizo


Leaf Salad ... 6 CHF

French Fries ... 6 CHF

Coleslaw ... 6 CHF

Dirty Fries ... cheddar sauce, chorizo,

red wine pickled onions ... 9 CHF


ask your server about today's homemade dessert options


Bourbon Sweet Tea ... 16 CHF

maker's mark bourbon, ice earl grey tea, honey, lemon juice, peach bitters


Yardbird Mule ... 16 CHF

maker's mark bourbon, buen amigo reposado tequila, lime juice, angostura bitters, spicy ginger ale


Killa Beez ... 16 CHF

latvijas balsams gin, apple juice, honey syrup, lemon juice, fresh rosemary


El D.F ... 16 CHF

mezcal san cosme or buen amigo reposado tequila, lime juice, simple syrup, hibiscus infusion, fresh cilantro


Rum Passioned ... 16 CHF

plantation rum, simple syrup, lime juice, passion fruit purée, ginger ale


Peaty Me ... 16 CHF

maker’s mark bourbon, laphroaig, agave syrup, lime cordial, spicy ginger


Kentucky Lemonade ... 16 CHF

muddled mint & ginger, moonshine whiskey, lemon juice, simple syrup, ginger ale


Italian Hook Up ... 16 CHF

latvijas balsams gin, aperol, simple syrup, lemon juice, grapefruit bitters


Yardbird Old Fashioned ... 16 CHF

maker's mark bourbon, amaro di montenegro, brown sugar, angostura bitters

Bitter Sweet ... 16 CHF

partisan vodka, st. germain, grapefruit juice, grapefruit bitters, prosecco



Dr. Brauwolf Zurich Boho Lager (ZH) 0.33L ... 8.5 CHF

Dr. Brauwolf Zurich Witbier (ZH) 0.33L ... 8.5 CHF

Anchor Californian Lager 0.35L ... 9 CHF

Dr. Brauwolf Red Ale (ZH) 0.33L ... 9 CHF

Dr. Brauwolf APA (ZH) 0.33L ... 9 CHF

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale 0.35L ... 9 CHF

Dr. Brauwolf Black IPA 0.35L ... 9 CHF


Sprint Lager 0.5L ... 7.5 CHF / 1.5L Pitcher ... 21 CHF

Orion IPA 0.5L ... 8.5 CHF / 1.5L Pitcher ... 23 CHF



Nudo - Prosecco Brut DOC, Veneto, Italy ... 42 CHF

Nudo - Vino Spumante Rosato Extra Dry IGT (bio), Veneto, Italy ... 42 CHF

Chardonnay Reserva DO - Montes, Valle Central, Chile ... 39 CHF

Roero Arneis - Pescaja, Piemonte, Italy ... 42 CHF

Regula Cuvée Weiss AOC, Müller - Thurgau, Vidal Blanc, Cabernet Blanc, Scheuerbe,

Smith&Smith, Zurich, Switzerland ... 42 CHF

Miraflors Rosé AOP - Mourvèdre Grenache Gris, Domaine Lafage, Côtes du Roussillon, France ... 42 CHF

Primitivo Orion Salento - Masseria, Li Veli, Puglia, Italy ... 42 CHF

Malbec Reserva DO - Montes, Colchagua Valley, Chile ... 49 CHF

(GLASS - 0.1L)

Sparkling Rosé ... 7.5 CHF

Prosecco ... 7.5 CHF

Chardonnay ... 7 CHF

Roero Arneis ... 7.5

Miraflors Rosé ... 7.5

Primitivo ... 7.5

Malbec ... 8 CHF


Homemade ice-tea or lemonade 0.3L ... 5 CHF / 0.5L ... 6.50 CHF

Bottled soft drinks 0.33L ... 5


Yardbird Southern Fried Chicken
Weststrasse 146
Tel: 044 342 30 00
Opening Times (Kitchen):
​Mo - Thu  18:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat: 17:00 - 22:30
Sun: 17:00 - 21:30

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