Butter Restaurant, Surry Hills | Review
We arrived around 6pm on a Monday night and were expecting a line after hearing how popular it was but we were seated straight away and the majority of the tables were empty- we had lucked out.
The menu is pretty limited, but I'm guessing most people like us come for the chicken so it wasn't a problem at all.
Between my boyfriend and I, we got a "3 Pac" which had one thigh, two tendors and coleslaw ($16), 3 extra pieces of chicken ($4 each), "laces" a.k.a fries ($5) and smoked aioli dipping sauce ($2). I asked for the second hottest sauce, Fire, for the 3 Pac, and the mildest sauce, OG, for the extra chicken. However, there was a mixup and all the chicken had fire sauce. To make up for it, the waitress gave us a little cup of OG sauce on the side.
Let's start with the chicken, it was nice but it was the sauce that made it special. I really liked the OG sauce and wish we had gotten that on the chicken instead of Fire. I have a high spice tolerance and don't normally find mainstream chilli flavours spice so was surprised I could feel a bit of heat from the Fire sauce (but not at all in OG). My boyfriend, however, was sweating! I'm curious how the hottest sauce, Hot AF sauce must be!
The "laces" were delicious and I would go back just for those. The shitaki seasoning on the fries was moreish and they were not frugal with it. Yummy on their own or dipped in OG or aoili.
The colesaw was, well, coleslaw. Nice, but nothing special.
Our eyes were bigger than our stomachs because we got full with three pieces of chicken untouched but luckily they gave us a shoebox to take them away in (oh I forgot to mention, Butter is also a shoe store!).
Despite how full we were, I couldn't leave without trying their Peanut Brittle Soft Serve ice cream ($5). My fullness may have impacted my opinion but I found the brittle a bit too bitter and the ice cream average.
So would I go back to Butter? For some chicken doused in OG sauce and laces- heck yes!