Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a burning question — it’s probably covered in our FAQ!

What is Nashville hot chicken? 

Created by a scorned lover to emmit revenge, it’s fried chicken dusted with a heady mix of spices.  We stay true to Nashville hot chicken with its addictive Southern spices, intense crunch and succulent meat – and your choice of heat level.

How hot are the different heat levels?

Our six heat levels are Southern, Mild, Medium, Medium Plus, Hot, Blame Drasko, and our infamous off-menu Bastard Chilli. Read Heat Levels 101 here. Plus a secret heat level: Medium Plus ++ (if you know, you know). 

How do I order the off-menu Bastard Chilli?

First of all, do not make any important plans for a solid 24 – 48 hours after planning to brave this bad boy. Ask for “Bastard Chilli” or “Off-Menu” when you order dine-in or takeaway, and we’ll get you to sign a waiver. Pro-tip: put a roll of toilet paper in your freezer before eating this one.

Is, like, Drasko real?

Yes, he is! Read Drasko’s story and how Drasko’s Hot Chicken was born here.

Do you take bookings?

No, we are walk-in only and will find you a table when you order. 

Do you do takeaway?

Yes, come on down and order in-person at the restaurant. 

How do I order online for pick-up?

Place your order online on our website here and pick it up in the restaurant at the allocated time. 

Do you take phone orders?

We love you, but no. We are not able to take phone orders so your best bet is to order online or order takeaway in the restaurant. 

How do I place a catering or pre-order a big feed?

You can pre-order your order on our website here ahead of time and pick it up for your party, work lunch or fun gathering. If you have a special request, email hello@draskoshotchicken.com.au with the details.

Can I get Drasko’s delivered?

We love our couch too. We do delivery via Uber Eats and you can order here if you’re in the delivery area. 

Do you have gluten-free options?

Absolutely! Our Signature Sando comes in a gluten-free version with gluten-free fried chicken and a locally made Panna Artisan buckwheat bun. All our sides (including the Umami Fries) are gluten-free, as are the sauces. We do not offer tenders, wings or the Nashville Quarter in gluten-free. 

Do you have vegan options?

Yes, all our sides are vegan including our personal favourite Mama’s Beans.

Do you have soy and dairy on the menu?

Our chicken is soy and dairy-free, but our buns are made locally and contain butter and milk. The Gluten-Free Signature Sando contains no soy or dairy!

If you get any of the solo chicken pieces with no bun/bread then it is soy and dairy free. All our sides are GF & Vegan.

What is in the comeback sauce?

Comeback sauce is our love language. Homemade vegan mayo (with our very own aquafaba), American mustard, ketchup and a few other mystery bits that makes this sauce do exactly as the name says.

Is the chicken halal?

Our chicken is halal and cooked in cold-pressed canola oil – there are no pork products or alcohol used in the ingredients on the menu.

I’m pregnant, what can I eat?

Let us know that you are pregnant and we’ll overcook your chicken slightly (a few degrees) just to be on the safe side. Our comeback sauce is made with a homemade vegan mayo and all our sides are vegan and made in house, so you can eat them too!

What’s in the umami seasoning on the fries?

Our Umami Fries are named after a genius Japanese chap who discovered this moorish fifth flavour. Handmade in-house with a blend of kombu, mushroom and a few cheeky herbs (it’s kinda a secret). 

Where is the restaurant?

The Mezz, 148 Scarborough Beach Road, Mount Hawthorn, Western Australia – find us on the corner of Flinders Street and Scarborough Beach Road. 

Is parking available?

There is free parking in The Mezz shopping centre and surrounding streets.

Do you have disability access?

Yes, our restaurant is wheelchair accessible and we have disabled toilets nearby.

Bangin’ tunes! Where can I find the music you play in the restaurant?

Music and chicken, the ultimate match- you can listen to our Drasko’s Hot Chicken and A Clucking Good Time playlists on Spotify. 

Do you sell merch?

We have Drasko’s HOT CHICKEN, BABY!! Tees in White Marle and Cardinal Red! Get them in the restaurant for $50 a pop until sold out.

Are you kid-friendly?

Absolutely! We have tables of 4-6 that are best suited for families, or you can get takeaway and eat upstairs in The Mezz laneway eating area with seats and tables available for anyone to enjoy next to the playground. 

Do you have high chairs?

Yes we do, just let us know you need one when you order.

Can I bring my dog?

Dogs are welcome to sit outside with you, while they longingly stare at your chicken.

Are you open on public holidays?

We are not usually open on public holidays. Please always check our Facebook and Instagram, or add your name to the Drasko’s list on our website to stay up to date. 

When are you open?

Monday to Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 4 — 9

Friday to Sunday: 12 — 3, 5 — 9

Does Drasko’s have sustainable practices?

Our used canola oil is filtered and recycled to make animal feed! Our bottles and cans are recycled to make more cans and bottles. 

Where is your menu at?

Read our menu here – note: chicken and waffles are only available for weekend lunch so put that in your diary! 

All this talk of chicken is making me thirsty, can I bring alcohol?

We are BYO alcohol with a $2 surcharge per person, let us know when you order.

Can I book out the whole restaurant?

Never say never, get in touch with us below!

How can I get in touch?

Call us on 0451 921 319 or get in touch with us below.