Nour to open a cheeky charcoal chicken eatery in Surry Hills

Nour to open a cheeky charcoal chicken eatery in Surry Hills

Get ready for Lebanese-style charcoal chicken seasoned with toum and harissa.

El Jannah may have staked out its territory in the west but the inner city is soon to see some charcoal action when Nour and Cuckoo Callay owners Ibby Moubadder and Jorge Farah open their first charcoal chicken eatery in Surry Hills next year.

Called Fowlmouth, the cheeky new venue will be far removed from the usual plastic-cutlery-and-paper-napkin corner chook shop.

Taking over the former site of Pizza Birra on Crown Street, the 70-seater venue will boast a sleek contemporary fit-out by DS17, the design studio behind Nour’s much-lauded stylings. “The brief is to create a quirky, lively environment with a sprinkle of elegance and class,” says owner, Ibby Moubadder.

Fowlmouth will specialise in Lebanese-style charcoal chicken, seasoned with toum (garlic sauce) and harissa, then slowly roasted over coals to create soft, succulent flesh and crispy skin. The chicken will be served alongside an array of condiments and sides. “We’re not going to complicate this with an over-the-top menu, rather simply focus on providing the best tasting charcoal chicken in town,” Ibby said.

The usual cans of soft drink will make way for craft beers, wines and an edited selection of cocktails, which will be shaken up from an onsite bar.

For those looking to swoop in and out, there will also be a takeaway window as well as the option of home delivery.

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