Belle's Hot Chicken | Review

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For the past few months I’ve had an endless list of reasons to be indulgent; it’s almost Christmas, its Christmas, its New Years, it’s almost my birthday, it’s my birthday week, it’s a day ending in Y. Endless. But I knew I couldn’t continue snacking 24/7 and still walk up a flight of stairs without passing out. So I started a healthy blitz meal plan I saw in my latest copy of Taste to get me in the habit of cooking healthy meals and snacks. But what is life without a little indulgence? And the occasion for indulgence came up when my partner told me I had one last birthday surprise on Friday night and did I want to go out for dinner beforehand? A healthy salad might be refreshing in the heatwave we are experiencing at the moment but doesn’t exactly scream celebration, so I said heck yes!

So that is how we ended up at Belle’s Hot Chicken on Friday. We arrived shortly after 5.30pm and it was surprisingly quiet. We didn’t have to wait longer than 2 minutes to order and decided on hot tenders with chips for the boyfriend and extra hot wings with chips for me. There were a number of sides available but we didn’t get a proper look at the menu and the lady at the register didn’t seem very patient or helpful hence why we both just went the default chips. I’ll admit when I made the order I did feel a little guilty about getting fried chicken and hot chips after a week of being clean.


We grabbed a table and it was scorching, with full sun exposure. Maybe the place wasn’t quiet because we had missed rush hour but because no one eats spicy fried chicken in hot weather! Luckily as our meal arrived, a table in the shade became available and we quickly moved over. Based on the looks alone it looks delicious- well seasoned fat thick crinkle cut chips with crispy fried chicken. A bite into the juicy chicken and all my guilt faded away- it was totally worth it. The batter was delicious, crispy and flavoursome and the wings were cooked to perfection. I did try the tenders as well but found them a little dry but my boyfriend disagreed. Now let’s get to the heat. I have a high spice tolerance due to eating chilli from a young age so I didn’t find the hot very spicy but my extra hot wings had a good amount of kick to them. An enjoyable level of spicy that didn’t leave me panting. I am now curious what the Hot AF would taste like (a reason to go back!). For those not into chilli, they did have some non-spicy options if you still wanted flavour without the burn.

I would definitely recommend checking out Belle's Hot Chicken if you like fried chicken and/or spicy food, plus it’s in a really nice spot so you can go for a walk after your feast (burn off some of that fried goodness). Because of the time we went, our walk coincided with sunset so got extra some pretty views of ANZAC and Harbour Bridge across the water.

p.s For those wondering what my last birthday surprise, it was tickets to Club Swizzle at the Opera House, a 1920s style comedy and performance showcase.


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