Eastern Suburbs Food and Drink

Review: Nene Chicken, Chadstone

Nene Chicken are popping up all over Melbourne, including their brand new store at Pacific Epping. We checked out their Chadstone branch to see if they’re worth the hype.

Nene Chicken – The Overview…

Food: Original Fried Chicken, Swicy Fried Chicken

Food: 3.5/5
Atmosphere: 4/5
Service: 4/5
Value: 4.5/5

The details…

Situated in the downstairs Chadstone food court near target, Nene Chicken is a little yellow beacon that stands out against the wall of food vendors. With its own (albeit small) seating – which let’s be honest is a huge plus – it’s almost like a micro restaurant. 

On the menu is traditional fried chicken, burgers, tacos and wraps. Sadly when we visited they’d sold out of the burger patties, but we were happy to try their classic fried chicken.  It’s always a good way to compare fried chicken places – there’s not much to hide behind with the classics! 

Fried Chicken Nene Chicken Chadstone Suzie Scribbles

The meals are pretty affordable, and we left full afterwards. The original chicken had a nice flavour and the pieces of chicken were big with plenty of actual meat on them. The swicy chicken was a highlight. The sweet sticky sauce was delicious and we were so pleased we tried it. It’s easy to see why it’s their most popular choice. Plastic gloves are provided to protect your fingers, which I’m kind of torn about with plastic waste and all that, but it was a messy meal so I can kind of see why they’re needed! 

Swicy Fried Chicken Nene Chicken Chadstone Suzie Scribbles

While food wise it doesn’t quite reach the highs of top fried chicken joints like Gami, we found it to be better value. Staff were friendly and helpful, even helping customers with a pram to safely park it out of the way so they could sit in and enjoy their food. For a quick affordable tasty and filling food court meal, particularly in overcrowded Chadstone, it’s a good choice and well worth checking out! 

Everything else…

Website: http://www.nenechicken.com.au/

Address: Lower food court, Chadstone Shopping Centre (the one near target).

Opening Times: 

Mon         9am to 6pm
Tue           9am to 6pm
Wed         9am to 6pm
Thu          9am to 9pm
Fri            9am to 9pm
Sat            9am to 9pm
Sun          9am to 7pm

Parking:  Not sure I need to cover this one, but there’s ample parking at Chadstone (unless it’s the middle of the day on a weekend…)

Getting here on PT: Chadstone is well serviced by various bus routes, including a free shuttle bus which leaves several times a day from Melbourne’s CBD.

NeNe Chicken Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Disclaimer: We dined as guests of Nene Chicken, Chadstone. Reviews are honest and based on our own personal experiences. We cannot guarantee things at a cafe won’t change including, but not limited to, menu items and opening hours, so please confirm any details with the venue before visiting.

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