Judy Joo’s Seoul Bird Launches in Canary Wharf – 14.05.21

Seoul Bird, the restaurant specialising in crispy, double-fried Korean-style chicken headed by Judy Joo, the world-renowned Korean-American Londoner chef, will open the doors to their second restaurant, in Canary Wharf this June.  Diners can enjoy some much-loved favourites alongside new and exciting menu additions that Judy and chef Andrew Hales have been developing throughout lockdown.

Making their debut at Canary Wharf and ideal for those looking to roll up their sleeves and get stuck in, will be mixed buckets overflowing with double-fried tenders, four wings and thighs, as well as the tender bucket filled with tenders and the grilled bucket with thighs and wings cooked over charcoal, all served with a choice of Seoul Bird’s signature sauces for dipping.

Inspired by Judy’s Korean-American heritage, guests will once more be able to get their hands on Korean chargrilled marinated chicks cooked over charcoal and fried chicks that have been brined for 24 hours before being double fried for extra crunch. For burger fans, there’s the cult favourite Seoul Burger with a freshly toasted, fluffy potato bun with golden crispy Korean fried chicken, drizzled with signature soy and gochujang glaze, topped with kewpie mayo, red onion and iceberg lettuce.

The side dishes have also been given the Seoul Bird treatment with a Korean-American hybrid of signature K-Tots (mini hash brown potatoes) arriving topped with melted cheese, kimchi, hot sauce, sour cream and a choice between fried or grilled chicken. Elsewhere, noodle lovers will be able to indulge in Japchae the popular stir-fried, sweet potato glass noodles topped with fresh vegetables and omelette. Desserts will finish the line up at Seoul Bird Canary Wharf, with decadent frozen Seoul Shakes joining the menu, available in Chocolate, Caramel & Praline, Mixed Summer Berry Mess and Vanilla & Coconut served for the first time.

To drink, for those looking for the full Korean experience can order bottles of flavoured Soju, Korea’s favourite spirit, as well as Soju Apple Passion Fruit Coolers and Freedom Pale Ales. Korean Iced Teas will be served in biodegradable see-through pouches in two varieties – yuzu green and green plum with ginger.

The interiors, designed by Tibbatts Abel, the award-winning design studio, draw inspiration from Seoul’s street food culture, with spacious tables set under custom designed neon lights influenced by industrial New York aesthetics and traditional Korean design.

Judy says, “Andy and I have spent a lot of time developing some really exciting dishes that we can’t wait to bring to Canary Wharf. Growing up in America, buckets of chicken were a special treat that I looked forward to. I wanted to recreate that sense of sharing and abundance at Seoul Bird – who isn’t happy when indulging a bucket of crispy Korean fried chicken?!”

Seoul Bird Canary Wharf will open in Jubilee Place in late June 2021.

Seoul Bird to run a 2-week competition to giveaway 1 years’ worth of fried chicken via @seoulbirduk ahead of launch

For further information, please contact:

Marcus Baines-Buffery
Fraser Communications
T: 020 8533 7179
E: marcus@fraser-communications.co.uk


Notes to Editors

Abot Seoul Bird

Judy teamed up with long-time friend and chef Andrew Hales to open Seoul Bird in Westfield Shepherd’s Bush in April 2020, gaining a cult following and bringing the bold and adventurous flavours for which Judy is known to London.

@seoulbirduk /www.seoul-bird.com 

About Canary Wharf Group:

Canary Wharf Group (CWG) is the developer of the largest urban regeneration project in Europe. CWG develops, manages and currently owns interests in approximately 7.5 million square feet of office space, 0.9 million square feet of retail and over 500 Build to Rent apartments.

CWG is the largest sustainable developer in the UK with over 10 million square feet of sustainable certified buildings. CWG also excels operationally having purchased 100% electricity from renewable sources since 2012 and zero waste to landfill since 2009.

CWG has created a 24/7 city where people can live/work/play on the Canary Wharf estate and enjoy all the benefits: great transport links, access to green spaces and waterside living; and a wide range of amenities including an award-winning arts and events programme.

Canary Wharf’s retail offering comprises over 300 shops, including grocery stores, pharmacies, health clubs, bars and restaurants, all within 15 minutes’ walk.

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