Rebel Chicken might have only entered the Birmingham food scene in 2018, but they’ve already made their mark on the map. And it’s all down to their dedication to do one thing well: chicken.
This isn’t your usual chicken and chips joint. Rebel Chicken have spent a lot of time practicing the art of preparing and serving chicken to maximise its flavour and textures - and we think they’ve mastered it. “How?”, we hear you ask. Well, here’s the process behind their ‘No Nonsense Chicken’. First, the Rebel Chicken team get the ball rolling by steaming the chicken, sealing in tonnes of flavours and keeping things tender. Next, they marinade it using a selection of different rubs and sauces, depending on what dish you order. Finally (and this is our favourite bit), it’s finished on a bespoke-built charcoal rotisserie, using coal imported from Cuba and Sweet Cherry wood. The result: a succulent chicken (available in whole, half or quarter portions) with a “charred to perfection” finish.
Aside from their whole chicken dishes, the Rebel Chicken team also serve up buttermilk chicken burgers, wings, and a hearty caesar salad, alongside a sly beef burger (made with 28 day aged Chuck Steak & Short-Rib mince). There’s also a handmade falafel burger for anyone cutting out the meat.
It’s not just the food that’s a winner here. Rebel Chicken’s effortlessly cool venue has also made this spot a must-visit destination. Inside, they’ve given their restaurant this minimalist yet unpretentious look, with crumbling brickwork walls, rough and ready wooden tables and a mix-match of vintage chairs. There are no distractions and no gimmicks; the place is laid-bare to draw attention to one thing and one thing only - the quality of the food. But outside, things go a little different; in the courtyard area, the Rebel Chicken team have built the ultimate sun-trap and dropped a party atmosphere straight into it. With enough space for 120 people to kickback with a beer and tuck into grub, it gets pretty buzzy from early evening 'til late. They even have their own in-house DJs spinning tracks on regular nights.
Rebel Chicken’s no nonsense approach makes this whole restaurant thing look easy. But under their cool demeanour and laid-back vibe, we know there’s a hardworking and passionate team running things behind the scenes. They do a lot to ensure everything is spot on for their guests, from the food to the general atmosphere. If you haven’t stopped by yet, go and show your respects - it’ll knock your socks off.
Great food. Big portions
Great place. Great food. Great staff... Well done to the new chef last night. What's more to say!
Food is always good. Big portions no complaints. Think the deal is great.
Had a phenomenal burger and there were many other options on the menu that sounded fantastic, so I'd definitely go back again for food. I went at lunch so it was understandably quiet, but it's a really cool place/layout so it's probably a great place to go for a few drinks and food after work.
The food is really tasty and if you like chicken it's a must!
Wings were great!