Thirsty Bird


226 King Street
Newtown, 2042 NSW
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Opening Hours

SUN 12:00pm - 10:00pm
MON 12:00pm - 10:00pm
TUE 12:00pm - 10:00pm
WED 12:00pm - 10:00pm
THU 12:00pm - 10:00pm
FRI 12:00pm - 10:00pm
SAT 12:00pm - 10:00pm

The Details

The Verdict

The team behind Sydney’s infamous Mr Crackles has opened a second (and bigger) version of their fried chicken mecca, Thirsty Bird, so the people of Sydney can keep getting their spicy southern fried chicken on, in the tastiest way possible.

That means you're in for a continuation of Thirsty Bird’s no-frills approach to the crispy good stuff, with this venue keeping true to its takeaway roots but switching things up a gear or two by also churning out beer and wine.

You can expect the menu here to closely mimic that of Thirsty Bird's Potts Point counterpart, with the likes of the spicy stinger burger, thirsty Sanchez (packed with jalapeno sauce and chipotle mayo), loaded tater tots, waffle fries and mac and cheese all up for grabs.

However, the real drool factor here is definitely Thirsty Bird’s iconic fried chicken, which gets brined in a mix of salt spices, garlic and herbs, coated in a secret season flour mix and then dipped into a bath of buttermilk. Dreamy. 

Image credit: Thirsty Bird