Belle’s Hot Chicken

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150-156 Gertrude St Fitzroy, VIC

 

Belle’s Hot Chicken has been highly anticipated by The Chicken Scene ever since news leaked out that Belle’s Diner would be transformed into a Nashville style chicken restaurant. The way the menu is setup was a clear sign that this will be a huge Melbourne Fried Chicken contender.

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The menu is simple yet so dynamic at Belle’s and is based off of a Meat and Heat combination. You get to pick the cut of meat you want (Wings, Tenders, or Dark Meat) and then you get to pick the Heat (Mild, Hot, Very Hot, and Very F***ing Hot). Pure Genius!

Hollywood was a lone wolf for this mission but was really hungry so ended up ordering the tenders with the heat level of Hot, Mac-n-cheese and the fries with a side of blue cheese sauce.

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The chicken came out in a basket with the fries, while the mac-n-cheese came out in a side cup. The chicken consisted of 3 pieces and hot it was. It was freshly cooked, and was steamy and juicy. The spices were really good and factored a lot into the heat level of the chicken. The breading was a single coat of breading but was satisfying. Dipping the chicken into the blue cheese sauce made a winning combo. This chicken was a champion.

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The Mac-N-Cheese was a little bit spicy and was very creamy which was a good combination while the fries were evil good.

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Belle’s Hot Chicken is very well worth it and is one of the best crispy Melbourne Fried Chicken adventures. It is one of the places that has focused solely on the chooks as its main star. We are eager to go back to try different Meat and Heat mixes.

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Hollywood’s Rating: 9.5/10 Clucks

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2 thoughts on “Belle’s Hot Chicken

  1. Errrrr are you friends with these people? or do you just not know much about food? 9.5/10???? no faults to mention, in what is widely regarded as a pretty mediocre and overpriced place????? credibility shot

    • Hey, I did have a second review and do have to admit the quality wasn’t the same. But it was still good (more like 8/8.5). Will be posting the updated review soon. I do not know the owners but did find the style of chicken really close to Nashville style chicken and was freshly cooked with right spices which is what we base the scoring the on. We do notice different quality on revisits so we are planning on going back a third time to see how consistent it is.

      I am interested however to hear your recommendations on what you think is good fried chicken as different styles/flavors sit well with different people.

      Thanks

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