Patty & Bun's chicken concept finds first site

Sidechick, the delivery-only roast chicken concept from Joe Grossman, founder of Patty & Bun, will open its first bricks and mortar site in central London this May.

The 1,200 sq ft space, located at 56 James Street (next-door to Patty & Bun), is split over two floors with an open kitchen and dining area at ground level - as well as a second dining room below.

The restaurant will seat 50 diners indoors and 20 outdoors, who will order from a menu of corn-fed roast chicken with seasonal vegetables, salads and flatbreads cooked over coals.

Sidechick's drinks menu will focus on natural and biodynamic wines, and cocktails that can be paired with the food.

"This site is absolutely perfect for Sidechick’s first foray into bricks and mortar dining, next-door to sister restaurant Patty & Bun Marylebone, also a debut location, having opened back in 2012," says Grossman. 

"The overwhelmingly positive response to our delivery-only service during the spring-summer 2020 lockdown encouraged us to source a permanent location for the concept, which Shelley Sandzer has helped us secure. Hospitality faces an uncertain future, so we are doing all we can to create jobs and bring diners new concepts to look forward to in the coming weeks, months, and years.”  

“We have played our part in the expansion of Patty & Bun, and are proud to advise Joe and his team on this new concept too," adds Ted Schama, managing partner at Shelley Sandzer.

"Pushing Sidechick into bricks and mortar at a challenging time for the industry is a real success story from the first lockdown, highlighting the adaptability, creativity, and innovative qualities in hospitality.” 

Shelley Sandzer acted for Sidechick, BGP acted for the landlord BMO Real Estate Partners.