The original Northbridge outpost of the Royal’s burger and fried chicken dynasty was a tiny alfresco eatery behind Whisk Creamery. In late October, Royal’s and its customers found a new space to call home when the eatery relocated to the former home of The Hummus Club, which has been empty since July.

In addition to more floor space – compared to a 14-seat venue, the new operation is a 100-person restaurant – Royal’s Northbridge 2.0 also brings an expanded bar offering and menu, including new dishes from chefs Hoa Nguyen and Claire Lague.

Jaughn Wilkie, who established Royal’s bar in East Vic Park, is the venue's general manager, while former Northbridge store manager Christine Marco looks after front of house. Bar manager Duncan Craigie oversese the craft-beer-centric bar menu.

The move to bigger premises also allows founders Ken and Al Craigie, along with long-time lieutenant Adam Crook, to focus on their next venture, Homeslice Pizzeria, at the former Northbridge site.

The move into pizza marks a new chapter for the group that also runs two other Royal’s sites (Wembley and Victoria Park), spin-off Baby Roy’s, Al Pastor and Lola’s Filipino Diner. The group is also a part-owner of Drasko’s Hot Chicken.

Royal’s Northbridge
258 William Street, Northbridge