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A South African Lunch at Bunnychow, Soho

Have you ever been to Bunnychow? It’s a South African street food style restaurant and the concept is simple – they serve hollowed out bread with a warm filling inside (and a bread lid!) It was first created in Durban in the 1940’s and has been popular ever since. It’s basically my heaven (if it included cheese it would be pure perfection!)


I first visited them when they were temporarily set up in Box Park in Shoreditch a year or two ago – I had the meatball Bunnychow and it was delicious! I recently went to their permanent site in Soho during my lunch break. They had certainly expanded their menu since my first visit – you now choose your bread type, filling and then topping. They also sell a number of South African snacks, such as biltong. I went for the wholemeal bread with the Durban Mutton Curry filling and coleslaw topping.


It really was tasty and it’s a great spot for a quick and easy but yummy lunch. They also do breakfast which looks pretty epic, and I’m keen to try it out! If you’d like to pay them a visit, they’re at 74 Wardour Street in Soho, and you can find out more on the website here.

Bunnychow Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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  1. I’m from Durban so very familiar with bunnychows! They are typically always filled with a type of curry so it’s interesting that there are other fillings like meatballs. I should give it a go!


    • I think the meatball one was a temporary thing they were trying in Shoreditch. At the moment they have the mutton curry, Chakalaka Bunny (spicy chicken and tomato), Veggie Bunny (cauliflower, chickpeas, paneer and spicy South African sauce) and Piri Piri Pork Bunny (8 hour pulled pork and Piri Piri sauce) xx


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