Street food traders Garrett and Emer FitzGerald launch their first permanent restaurant at the end of November on the former site of Santo Remedio in Rivington Street, Shoreditch, serving premium fried chicken sandwiches to dine-in and takeaway. To celebrate the arrival of Butchies on 27 November 500 free fried chicken sandwiches are available for the first customers to step through the door from noon-9 pm – and once they’re gone, they’re gone.
Split across two floors, Butchies will accommodate 45 covers for both dine-in and takeaway, making it a handy pit-stop for local office workers in the Old Street area, as well as those looking for a more relaxed dinner. The menu will feature a range of wings, sides, salads, specials, homemade pickles/hot sauce, shakes, cocktails, wine and craft beer.
Split across two floors, Butchies will accommodate 45 covers and feature a range of shakes, cocktails, wine and a craft beer vending machine, serving over 20 varieties. Butchies will serve higher welfare, slow reared free-range chicken from Castlemead Poultry in Somerset. They are also the first UK street food trader to use a pressure fryer specially imported from the US, which ensures the juiciest most flavoursome fried bird possible.
The Butchies journey started at Broadway Market in 2014 with the intention of creating the ultimate fried chicken sandwich for London, inspired by recent New York fried chicken offerings, such as David Chang’s Fuku in New York.
On the menu: The Original with house pickles and Butchies’ homemade garlic & fresh herb aioli (£6); Cheesy Rider a labour of love from Garrett, served with house pickles, Butchies’ hot pineapple reaper sauce and lashings of oozing melted Red Leicester cheese (£8) and Jenny from the Block with guacamole, chipotle mayo and smoked streaky bacon (£9.50). The Buffalo Halloumi is served with house pickles, buffalo sauce & blue cheese ranch (£7.50).
Garrett FitzGerald has worked with Adam Hyman and CODE Hospitality to help fundraise and open the new Butchies Rivington Street site. CODE will continue to work with Butchies going forward.