Published on November 25th, 2014 | by Gavin0
Summary: Great value fast food at its finest for a big breakfast, filling lunch or a stomach liner before hitting your favourite Soho cocktail bar
My name is Gavin, and I’m a Bunnychow-holic (Hi Gavin). I’ve followed the South African influenced comfort grub’s progress from street food truck to the pop up in Boxpark Shoreditch, working my way through much of their menu in the process. They have enjoyed much success since their inception in 2013, so much so that they’ve just opened their first permanent site in Soho- and I had to pay a visit.
Located right in the heart of Soho on Wardour Street, Bunnychow is in a prime location, close enough to the major shopping districts, businesses, bars and tourist attractions. I arrive on a Sunday afternoon following a Christmas shopping trip on Oxford Street and the place is quiet. And that’s a good thing I suppose as it only seats around 15-20 people comfortably in the humble corner venue.
Bunnychow is wonderful in its simplicity, from the concept to the menu options. In basic terms, a ‘Bunny’ is any food that has been hollowed out and filled with another. The most famous Bunny consists of hollowed bread filled with meat and veg; but you can also order a fruit bunny or a buffin (Bunny muffin) for dessert, as well as freshly made juices.
We order the Monkey Gland, one of the original Bunnies, made with meatballs, sweet peppers and the famous monkey gland bbq sauce that helped propel Bunnychow into street food heavyweights. Piping hot, generously filled to the brim with meat, and an utterly mmm inducing sauce, the Monkey Gland is as good as the first time I tasted it; ultimate comfort food.
Next up we go for one of the newer baked flats that look more like a hotdog than a loaf. Of the four available, I was tempted by the chipotle lime sauce in the Mexican Meatball, but ultimately I was swayed by the Bobotie Burger. Made with beef season in South African traditional spices, chipotle mayo and sweet salsa, it’s easy to see why this new addition is a favourite already.
Another popular addition to the menu is the Full English Bunny that’s only available up until brunch. Although I didn’t get to try it, what’s not to love about sausage, bacon, mushroom et al stuffed into a loaf- and is proving to be a social media dream.
I feel a bit like a proud parent seeing them go from their humble beginnings to bricks and mortar; and I’m glad to report that they’ve lost none of the charm that made me gravitate towards the truck parked up in Brixton market. Great value fast food at its finest for a big breakfast, filling lunch or a stomach liner before hitting your favourite Soho cocktail bar.
Bunnychow, 74 Wardour St, W1F 0TEShare This Post