Surry Hill’s Henrietta’s launches all you can eat Charcoal Chicken and all you can drink to boot!

Hello chook!

Yum. Charcoal chicken. Just saying these words has us drooling in anticipation of tasting a forkful from the perfect chook – charry, steamy, juicy on the inside and more golden than a Gaytime.

We are here to try out their new All You Can Eat menu. Henrietta is pretty posh for a chicken shop. In fact it’s a casual restaurant which just so happens to do egg-cellent grilled chooks. The design is industrial with banquets, wooden tables, polished concrete floors and black hanging lights.

Dining area

It’s saturday lunchtime and we have a fast fuelled 90-minutes for our ‘All-You-Can-Eat Charcoal Chicken’ menu. We should kick off by saying that the only thing which is bottomless are the chooks (not the rest of the menu it arrives with). So don’t get bill shock by ordering additional dishes if, like us you didn’t quite understand the memo!

We kick of with their signature dip – a silky round of moulded hummus, with a moat of herby olive oil and scoop up the deliciousness with flatbread which has been curled into a wigwam structure.

Next, our half of chicken arrives (breast and leg already split for us). It’s a glorious looking bird and is paired with a silky garlicky toum. We soon discover it is a morish accompliment to everything else which starts to arrive. Our table is soon full with a large serve of golden crispy chips, fattoush salad with little deep fried bread crackers, brightly coloured pickles and more flatbread. We tuck in with hands and the odd fork and knife where needed. The spices are delicious.


The only thing better than as much as this chicken as you like is the optionalal boozy-bottomless upgrade which features a Jacobs Creek extravaganza of sparkling, white & red wine and beer.

I am super excited to try Henrietta’s Larger of Love made in collaboration with Yuli’s brewery. It has a lively citrus nose and a refreshing light malt flavour from Australian barley. That lemony-ness is just perfect to cut through the smoky, rich flavour of the meat.

Henrietta’s Larger of Love

From the sunny service, to the delicious sides and that perfect chicken. Cock-a-doodle-doo! There is a lot to cluck about here.

Henrietta’s’s, Shop 1, 500 Crown Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010
Hours: Monday – Thursday 12.00pm – 3.00pm; 5.00pm – 9.00pm, Friday 12.00pm – 3.00pm; 5.00pm – 9.30pm. Saturday 12.00pm – 9.30pm & Sunday 12pm – 9pm
from April 13 for lunch, Saturday and Sunday, at just $48 per person.  + Bottomless drinks for $35 extra.

About the author

Karen’s corporate job back in the UK had included entertaining clients in some of the best restaurants. This ultimately sparked a curiosity 'Just how do they do that?' (she confesses she was brought up on meat and vegetables, so this was all very exciting). Currently a Mr & Mrs Smith 'Tastemaker', she’s flashpacked around the world, learning about wine, experiencing different cultures and cuisines and had a two- year love affair with it all. Originally from England, she finally settled in Australia and continues to be besotted by food, wine and travel preferring to focus on the luxury end of town (thread count does matter).