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3 of the Best Fried Chicken Restaurants in Leeds

· Emma Cooke · Food and Drink

Love fried chicken? This is where you need to go in Leeds.

Absurd Bird

From wings to thighs and drumsticks, here’s where to get your fried chicken fix in Leeds.

Forget your average takeaway, these three venues offer a dedicated menu to the holy fried chicken. You can devour anything from a whole southern fried chicken packed with herbs and spices or buttermilk fried chicken that’s been brined for 24-hours. Ever tried fried chicken and waffles? You can tuck into that too. Either way, these restaurants pull out all the stops to give you an almighty feed.

Yard and Coop

Yard and Coop, Leeds

Yard and Coop go above and beyond to make sure your fried buttermilk chicken is as tasty as possible thanks to their 48 hour farm-to-fork philosophy. The chicken gets brined for 24 hours and coated in 11 different herbs and spices before it’s covered in buttermilk and cooked in their pressure fryers to ensure it’s crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. You can load it with sauces like the Dr Pepper BBQ and pair it with a side of Mac n Cheese, with dishes starting from £12.

Yard and Coop, 6-8 Merrion Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6PQ.

Absurd Bird

Absurd Bird

Absurd Bird serves up a mean selection of crispy fried chicken inspired by traditional South American recipes. You can dig into their deep-fried Chicken Strips and coat them in one of 11 different sauces for £4.75 or choose from a quality selection of burgers, which start at £6.55 – but they’re most famous for their fried chicken and waffle combos, which come topped with Absurd gravy and maple syrup for £7.75. Don’t knock it ‘til you try it.

Absurd Bird, Trinity Kitchen, 27 Albion Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5ER.

A Nation of Shopkeepers

Fried chicken, A Nation of Shopkeepers

A Nation of Shopkeepers is a laid-back bar where you can pair your pint with succulent and perfectly golden fried chicken. You can snaffle Southern Fried Boneless Bites for just £5.50 – top them with the Hot Korean Style BBQ sprinkled with sesame seeds or go for the Sweet and Smoky BBQ. Fancy a feast? Tuck into their Whole Southern Fried Chicken for £13, made with their own secret blend of herbs and spices.

A Nation of Shopkeepers, 26-27 Cookridge Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 3AG.