The smell of chicken came wafting down the street before we even got to the door. I knew this could only be a good place to eat. There's nothing like a pop-up restaurant to pique my curiosity. I took the opportunity this past Saturday to visit Crackbird in Dublin city centre. This restaurant comes from those fine people at Jo'burger. As it says on their placemat 'Crackbird, a Jo'burger love child!', and there is definitely a lot of love poured into this venture. An easy laid back venue with an air of comfort, slightly hipster and a lot of cool. It was open earlier in the year at a different location in Crane Lane. This time Crackbird can be found on South William Street.
Having missed it the first time around, I was glad that I made it in this time. If you haven't gathered yet, they specialise in chicken, chicken and more chicken. So not for the vegetarian at heart. There are indeed gluten free options, though limited. Some of the options are more suited to the gluten intolerant diet rather than the coeliac diet. Their salads, sauces and quite a few of their sides are gluten free. To be honest it was worth going to just drink their amazing sodas. My husband got the soda mint lime, I had their lemonade and a friend of ours ordered the rhubarb lemonade. All of which were utterly amazing. No really.
|Wings - Lemon Chili Grilled (has gluten due to cross-contamination from the fryer)|
|Soy Garlic Chicken - Half Feed (my husband's order - not GF!)|
|View From Our Table|
If you're looking to pass some time in the company of friends and some decent food, this is the place to go. You can only reserve seats via their twitter http://twitter.com/CrackBIRDdublin ensuring to include #tweatseats in your request with the date, time and number of people you're bringing with you - make sure you follow them first so they can respond to your seating request. If not on twitter, you can just walk in off the street. They also run late on Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00pm - 1:00am with a specific menu to cater for late night nibblers.
|Diners Enjoying Lunch|
Last time Crackbird was in existence, it stayed for around three months - visit while you can!