With the promise of something “deliciously outrageous and quite naughty” on offer, I wasn’t sure what would be waiting for us as we headed to The Yard in Ilkley to try out their new menu.
Given the early hour though and the fact I had two kids in tow, I was somewhat relieved to discover the only thing that would be sending my temperature soaring was the Icky-Sticky Fire Burger that is just one of the tempting dishes they serve up. Welcome to Burgers & Birds, the exciting new dining concept at this popular bar which has taken the town by storm and is providing a refreshing alternative to the traditional burger. Having newly taken over the tenancy in The Yard kitchen, Burgers & Birds has got Ilkley’s taste buds tingling and mouths watering and after a quick glance at the menu you can see why.
Offering a mix of imaginatively named burgers and chicken dishes ranging from the whopping Pig Daddy Sweet to the Holy Cluckamola; the Chorizo Slammer to the Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner, this is a menu that rips up the traditional and delivers something quite exceptionally special.
To accompany we had some hot to trot fries with pulled pork, jalapenos and cajun salt and some delicious chocolate milkshakes for the kids. The silence of satisfaction as everybody tucked in was testament to just how good they were and if it is a burger with a difference you are after, this is the place to head. Offering craft beers and cocktails, a tempting wine list, a games room with a pool table, and some of the regions finest DJs and musicians, The Yard in Ilkley ticks so many boxes it is hard to fault.So if it is a burger or a bird with a difference you’re after, get yourself down to the deliciously outrageous Yard and discover a menu and venue that really does hit the spot.