Food & Drink

Sydney’s Best Fried Chicken and Waffles

Name a more iconic duo.

There’s nothing more satisfying than watching sweet golden syrup pour over a perfectly crumbed piece of chicken perched upon a fresh and fluffy waffle. Each drip navigating over the crispy waffle edges, pooling into the perfect bite-size wells, jam-packed with flavour and pure indulgence.

Thankfully for Sydneysiders, we’ve found and tasted our way through the BEST fried chicken and waffles around town. And if you’re not drooling already, then you’re about to.

Belles Hot Chicken

From Nashville to Sydney and now even Melbourne, Belles Hot Chicken is not only Australia’s favourite fried chicken haven, but a true taste of the south. With a signature crunch, coating and of course, taste, Belles chicken is lovingly served in the form of their diners’ wildest desires. Chicken & Waffles? No worries. Belles Chicken Sandwich? Sure, why not. A Baller Bucket of fried goodness. You’ll find it at Belles.

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Barangaroo, Darling Square and Tramsheds

Butter

Not chicken and waffles, but the next best thing. Looking for finger-licking fried chicken and sneakers all in a one-stop-shop? Well, look no further than Butter. Frying up in Sydney since 2016, Butter serves up everything from chicken sandwiches and Nutella laced shoestring fries to fried halloumi, the best hot doughnuts in Sydney, sundaes and their pièce de résistance, Fried Chicken & Donut served with pure maple syrup. At Butter, you’ll also find apparel, accessories and sneakers to purchase.

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Parramatta and Surry Hills

The Carter

Chicken and waffles are amazing. But chicken and waffles AND Beyoncé, now that’s a good time. Found in the heart of Sydney, The Carter is where diners and dancers will find meticulously created cocktails, a loft-like dancefloor, graffiti walls, street food and let’s not forget, murals covering the walls paying tribute to the queen B herself. As for the fried chicken and waffles? Diners can only expect the best as it’s served with slaw, flavoured butters and caffeinated maple syrup – perfect with a side of watermelon!

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16 O'Connell St, Sydney

The Lumberjack Trading Co.

Everyone knows that a lumberjack’s favourite food is waffles. So, it makes perfect sense that Manly based The Lumberjack Trading Co. serve up one of the best fried chicken and waffle dishes in town. Here, however, they don’t serve up your typical chicken and waffles combination, Lumberjack Trading Co. have transformed it into a layered burger ready to be devoured. Topped with sriracha aioli, bacon, cheddar, southern fried chicken that’s layered between two chunk waffle buns and then drizzled with maple syrup. Flannelettes are optional.

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11 - 27 Wentworth St, Manly

Rosie Campbells

Jamaican me crazy. Found in Surry Hills, Rosie Campbells is inspired by Jamaican culture, people and of course, their soul-infused home-cooking style. As for the chicken and waffles? Expect a sensual Jamaican twist. The JFC Waffles is a sweet combination of Jamaican fried chicken layered on sweet waffles, coated in coconut shavings and drizzled with a brown sugar and rum syrup. Pair your JFC Waffles with the Mama’s Rice and Peas and a Ghetto Amaretto.

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320 Crown St, Surry Hills

Thirsty Bird

Looking for a late night fix or a mid-day treat? Look no further than Thirsty Point in Potts Point. Found conveniently situated in the heart of Kings Cross, Thirsty Bird definitely knows a thing or two about fried chicken – in fact, it’s all they serve. After mixing their chicken with a combination of spices and herbs, they then fry it. And my god, they fry good. So staying true to the theme, if you’re not sidetracked by the other mouthwatering options on the menu, opt for three pieces of chicken with a side of waffles topped with maple syrup. The mixed pickles and mash’n’gravy are great too.

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2 - 14 Bayswater Rd, Potts Point
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