December 8, 2021

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Wales’ rudest chicken shop is partnering up with Gareth Bale’s golf bar

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South Wales street food veterans Dirty Bird are set to open a Dirty Birdie fried chicken restaurant in Gareth Bale’s new Cardiff golf bar, Par 59.

With its innuendo-laden brand name and logo, Dirty Bird are one of the most familiar faces on Cardiff’s street food scene.

Highly regarded for their menu of 24-hour buttermilk marinated fried chicken, which includes katsu curry, cheese and bacon topped fried chicken, and loaded fries, Dirty Bird have previously courted controversy for their logo, which bears more than a passing resemblance to an anatomical part.



With the addition of a pair of golf balls, Dirty Birdie’s logo is arguably even cheekier than before

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However, Dirty Bird owner Neil Young previously told WalesOnline that the resemblance is purely coincidental.

He said: “We’ve never really thought about it like that. Our designer created a d and b for “dirty bird” then pushed them together to make a cockerel.”

With the addition of a pair of golf balls to Dirty Birdie’s logo, it’s arguable that the branding for this new sister company is even cheekier than the original.



Par 59 is due to open in spring 2022

Dirty Birdie will be based in Par 59, a new bar, restaurant and mini-golf venue which is set to open on the former site of Liquid/Life nightclub on St Mary Street in spring 2022. The venue is a result of a partnership between Gareth Bale’s company Elevens Group LTD and The DEPOT, one of Wales’ most successful, independent entertainment brands.

Par 59 will have three mini-golf courses, a billiards room and a large bar and Dirty Birdie are set to be the only restaurant.

Announcing the news on Facebook, Dirty Birdie said: “We will be the one and only restaurant inside Par 59 Golf Bar on St Mary’s Street, Cardiff. We look forward to welcoming you and can’t wait for you to try our new menu, full of lots of our famous fried chicken dishes plus much more. Opening early 2022.”



Gareth Bale looks at plans for the bar

Previously announcing the opening of Par 59, Gareth Bale said: “I’m delighted to be working with a group of independent Welsh businesses to finally bring Par 59 to Cardiff. For me, it’s all about creating safe, fun environments where people can enjoy something a bit different, play golf, and meet with friends.”

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