Victoria’s hidden gem: Birdman

Victoria’s hidden gem: Birdman


📸: @birdman.vic

It’s not exactly the newest addition to Victoria’s food scene, but you may not be aware this hidden gem exists. A late-night pop-up inside the beloved local restaurant Wind Cries Mary, Birdman serves towering fried chicken sandwiches for takeout and delivery. You can order from Birdman’s small but compelling menu and dine inside Wind Cries Mary from 11pm to 1am every night, or order takeout every day starting at 4pm. You can order for pickup via the website or delivery via Skip the Dishes. 

Favourites include Birdman’s spotlight signature fried chicken sandwiches like the CBC: crispy chicken, bacon and onion jam, cheese sauce, zesty slaw, pickles, and Birdman sauce. Or the popular Hot Chick Summer: crispy chicken, pineapple hot sauce, cheese sauce, pickles, bacon and onion jam, zesty slaw, and Birdman sauce. With sides including fries, mac ‘n’ cheese, zesty slaw, and dirty fries, this burger joint swings at any fried chicken craving—and oh, how good they are!

Wind Cries Mary was voted by Tasting Victoria readers as one of the Best Hidden Gems in Victoria in our 2022 Best Restaurant Awards, presented by Portofino Bakery. Check out the top 3 showcased in the best-hidden gem category, sponsored by the Bay Centre, here.
45 Bastion Square (Pop-up inside Wind Cries Mary)

Written by

Amelia Acedo

Editor at Tasting Victoria