SYDNEY | Butter is an interesting fusion of concepts – fried chicken joint, and sneaker store. The concept might sound unusual on paper, but it works in practice. It’s the idea of owners Julian Cincotta (Rockpool Bar & Grill and Nomad), Mo Moubayed and Paul Flynn (Thievery in Glebe), and simply a combination of some of the things that they love.
The venue looks like an upmarket sneaker store from the outside, but when you walk in it’s something else completely. There’s a small number of high tables with stools and bar seating along the walls. Hip-hop is playing over the speakers, and there’s a kitchen serving up all kinds of deliciousness.
Butter is famous for its fried chicken, which is brined for several hours before being coated and deep fried. It’s fantastic. There’s the 3 Pac – two tenders and one thigh, with your choice of level one to four heat, and other things like the signature fried chicken sandwich with dashi butter and pickled cucumbers, and special sandwiches like a very good katsu sando. For drinks it’s spirits, craft beer, wine, bubbles, cocktails and slushies (alcoholic and non-alcoholic).
As for the sneakers, it’s rare kicks along with an assortment of streetwear from international brands with a real story behind them and that have earned a reputation for themselves in their communities.
There’s a second Butter in Paramatta, which has a retail section upstairs, as well as an online retail store.
6 Hunt Street
New South Wales 2010
Telephone: (02) 8283 9146
Mon – Wed: 11:30am to 10:00pm
Thu – Sat: 11:30am to 12:00am
Sun: 12:00pm to 10:00pm