Whilst we certainly live in the ‘lucky country’, it’s the tasty spoils of nature which can really set Australia apart from the rest of the world. And the all-new Wonderbird chicken shop convincingly combines these native ingredients with the simpilicity of perfectly cooked chicken.
If there’s one thing Burleigh doesn’t lack, it’s a long list of quality food options at your disposal. So, what can you expect from this newly opened slinger of chicken goodness? Well, first off, Wonderbird is looking to incorporate fresh and nutritious ingredients to give you finger-lickin’ fried chicken, with stacks of flavour, but without too much guilt involved. Part of their signature coating on all fried chicken is the addition of Australian endemic lemon myrtle and saltbush — and not an ounce of gluten in sight…. Say whatttttt?!
Yep, you’re going to be extremely hard pushed to find this flavour profile outside of Australia. Meaning exclusively flavoured and lovingly prepared free-range chicken will be what sets these guys apart from the competition.
The shop has only just opened its doors, and the simple but taste focussed menu will answer your takeaway dreams, be the perfect place to grab a quick bite whilst you’re out for the afternoon or about to hit up the town (and all the margaritas) on the weekend — hey, we don’t judge. We also have word that they will be dishing up bevvies soon – so really, there is no excuse not to drop in.
Staple chicken shop items are very much the order of the day here. Choose between multiple Fried Chicken Pieces — going right up to the 15-piece Tribe Bucket — all accompanied with pickles and your choice of house-recipe sauces like Mango & Basil or Watermelon & Habanero Chilli.
The Classic Bird and Spicy Bird burgers let you choose grilled, fried or plant-based chicken and will satisfy those who like their bird between bread. However we highly recommend The Wonderbird with fresh cabbage and carrot slaw, pickle, red onion, bacon jam, cheese, chicken and aioli, YUUUMMMM!
A small collection of Freshly Made Salads including a delicious Fresh Vegetable & Ancient Grain Slaw are also available — again, the decision is yours on how you want your added chicken cooked.
Additionally, you can combo food items up with hot chips and soft drinks/water/coconuts water, and the little tackers are taken care of with their own Wonderkids section of the menu because, let’s be honest, chicken and chips for the little ones are always a win.
The venue will be looking to get themselves accustomed to the bustling Burleigh locale before looking into making their food available for delivery apps and specials. However, watch this space because they will be in the pipeline for the future.
Make no mistake, Burleigh Heads is officially brimming with a kaleidoscope of delicious bites for every taste and budget; we reckon Wonderbird’s better chicken is going to be right at home!
When: Sunday-Thursday 11am — 8.30pm, Friday & Saturday 11am — 10pm
Where: Shop 2A, 1730 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads
Words by Alex Mitcheson.