After a huge response to their Barangaroo pop-up, Miranda Campbell and chef Morgan McGlone are opening a permanent Belle’s Hot Chicken restaurant – around the corner.

The Barangaroo eatery will seat 110 people in a neutral space with wooden finishes. There will be a separate window for takeaway orders.

The menu will still revolve around different cuts (dark meat, wing, tenders) of deep-fried chicken with a choice of spice, but there will be some new additions, including more snacks.

McGlone is keen to welcome the Belle’s Chicken Sandwich, which has proved very popular at both of the Melbourne restaurants. It’s a skin-on-thigh fillet tossed in a medium spice and dusted with a little hot spice, then served with cheese, iceberg lettuce and shaved onion inside a toasted, sesame-seed milk bun, and finished with a secret special sauce. It’s McGlone’s “homage to the Zinger burger”, but fresh, hot and crispy.

The wine list will feature Belle’s Hot Chicken’s signature natural wines, hand-picked from local winemakers. “We’ve been amassing a really good cellar for the last 20 months, instead of trying to sell everything. So we’ll have access to some stuff we’ve been holding back for when we open at Barangaroo,” says McGlone.

There will be a strong emphasis on takeaway at the new location to support the many office workers in the ever-growing area. McGlone stresses that good, efficient service will ensure the end product is the same whether the customer sits down for a long lunch or unpacks it at their desk.

Belles Hot Chicken is slated to open September 1 at Shop 5, Alexander Wulugul Walk, Barangaroo.