Award-winning fried chicken pop-up Woolf & Bird announce opening date for Norwich restaurant

Woolf and Bird, sister restaurant of Woolf and Social, will open on Exchange Street at the end of Fe

Woolf and Bird, sister restaurant of Woolf and Social, will open on Exchange Street at the end of February. Picture: Woolf & Bird - Credit: Archant

The winner of Channel 4's Sunday Brunch 'best fried chicken' is coming home to roost in Norwich city centre.

It's all getting pretty real, check out our tasty takeaway boxes that you'll be able to order on Deliveroo.

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The opening date of Woolf and Bird has been announced as Wednesday, 22 March on the restaurant's Facebook page.

Food and cocktails will be served from 11am until late Monday to Saturday.

Woolf & Bird began as a pop-up at the Norwich Lanes Fair in 2015, and after their free-range fried chicken proved popular the food van featured across the UK at various festivals and venues.

The eatery is the brainchild of Francis Woolf, aged 32 from Norwich, who has previously worked in street food kiosks across London.

The restaurant will open on 8-10 Exchange street, replacing 7Heaven Burgers and Waffles, and will serve more than five different styles of chicken from around the world.


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Mr Woolf said: 'The chicken will come with accompanying dishes found nowhere else in East Anglia.

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'It will be the first restaurant of its type in the UK, pairing bespoke cocktails and sparkling wine with the best free-range chicken from Norfolk Farms.'

The restaurant will have three different areas: A chicken shop, with takeaway option, cocktail and wine bar and pop-up space for live music and independent shops and exhibitions.

Last year, Mr Woolf and his business partner Felix Rehberg opened sister restaurant Woolf & Social on the corner of Nelson and West End street, which serves signature small plates from around the world and even uses ants and termites as seasoning. Mr Woolf added: 'Norwich is a place where the culture is saturated in music and art but where food culture is still catching up with the rest of the UK.

'We want to be part of the many establishments now pushing culinary boundaries and challenging diners expectations.'

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

The Woolf and Social restaurant on Nelson Street. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The Woolf and Social restaurant on Nelson Street. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

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