Belle’s Hot Chicken Richmond

Tuesday
12:00pm - 10:00pm
107 Swan Street Richmond 3121

Features

licensed
American

Belle’s Hot Chicken Richmond is a little sleeker and brighter than the original in Fitzroy. Owners Morgan McGlone, Miranda Campbell and Reno Pontonio had the advantage of starting from scratch this time – unlike when they revamped Belle’s Diner on Gertrude Street. There’s a similar aesthetic at both stores, but Richmond uses more raw timber and polished concrete.

The core menu is the same. Pick your meat, pick your spice level (Southern, mild, or Really F**king Hot), pick your sides and your sauce. As the name implies, this Nashville-style chicken is far spicier than the versions found in American states such as Kentucky. Chicken or fish-stuffed sandwiches are also permanent fixtures.

Peter Jo (aka “Kimchi Pete”) looks after the all-natural list of wines. Non-wine options include cans of Melbourne Bitter and Moritz, a special Belle’s Lager made in collaboration with Coopers, and Brooklyn Lager on tap. There’s also Southern-style cocktails, house-made cardamom lemonade, sweet iced tea, and other soft drinks.