The new chick in town officially turns one. Whilst we were all cooped up in lockdown, the vibrant Surry Hills eatery, Henrietta, was working out how best to celebrate their birthday, and have since decided to debut a three-week feast flavoured by the Middle East. Having collaborated with a slew of cool chefs and industry friends, Henrietta is set to unveil a limited-edition dish each week in November, for all Sydneysiders to indulge in when dining out on Crown Street.

First off the ranks is beloved Tom Sarafian, best known for his Melbourne-based restaurant Sacarens. Presenting a Palestinian twist on the traditional charcoal chicken, ‘Musakhan’ hits the menu on Monday, November 15: chicken with caramelised onions, toasted pita, sumac and pine nut butter, served with a side of BBQ cauliflower which is seasoned in cumin salt and lemon. Oh lord. In order to get a really succulent bird that’s balanced in sweetness and spice, Tom’s recipe marinates the chicken for 24 hours in onion juice and Palestinian olive oil before it hits the coals and envelopes the smokey flavours to finish.

From Monday, November 22 you’ll be able to indulge in a signature dish from Shane Delia, owner of award-winning Middle Eastern restaurant in Melbourne, Maha. Aptly titled the ‘Delia Chicken Special’, Shane has gifted Henrietta the recipe for a harissa and honey rubbed charcoal chicken served with grilled flat beans, toum, zaatar and chips – something to soak up all the juices.

Last but not least is Henrietta’s collab with Adam Wolfers, Executive Chef at Gerard’s Bistro in Brisbane. Having whipped up a ‘Hawaji Chicken’ which originates from Yemen, this dish available from Monday, November 29 champions a unique blend of spices including turmeric, cloves, and cardamon. Set to be served with Adam’s signature fattoush salad, lemon, toum, and zhug hot sauce, this dish will round out Henrietta’s epic birthday.

Adding some additional buzz to the birthday hype, when you order any of the above celebrity dishes you can purchase a Henrietta cocktail to accompany, for only $10. Chook lovers can cheers to that! Pick from one of the following signature cocktails to sip on whilst experiencing the festival of chicken: Lychee Cosmo, Watermelon Spritz, Passionfruit Margarita, and Negroni.

Coming in hot with limited-edition charcoal chicken dishes, you’re going to want to get around this birthday bonanza at Henrietta. Spanning November 15 through to December 5, head to to make a reservation today, available for dine in only.

Monday 15th – Sunday 21st November

Tom Sarafian’s ‘Musakhan’

Palestinian charcoal chicken, caramelised onions, sumac and pine nut butter served on a toasted pita with BBQ cauliflower


Monday 22nd – Sunday 28th November

Shane Delia’s ‘Delia Chicken Special’ 

Harissa and honey rubbed BBQ chicken with coal grilled flat beans, toum, zaatar and chips


Monday 29th November – Sunday 5th December

Adam Wolfers’ ‘Hawaij Chicken’

Hawaij Chicken with fattoush salad and a sumac dressing


Cheers to Henrietta’s Birthday

Henrietta’s signature cocktails are $10 when purchasing any of the above meals

Available for dine in only

Cocktail offer is only available when ordering one of the dishes listed

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