It will be the first time Alex McCoy’s Washington D.C-founded group has traded outside of the US.
The bespoke menu created for the Marylebone site’s space for longer term residencies is described as ‘Lucky Buns on steroids’.
Dishes will include the signature Lucky Bun (double beef patties, gouda cheese, Lucky sauce, rocket, charred red onion, and house dill pickles); ‘Dirty Cadillac’ nachos; and the hot tiger bun (fried chicken thigh, habanero-Szechuan chilli oil, buttermilk ranch, Chinese mustard, shaved onion and house dill pickles).
In preparation for Lucky Buns’ launch, the space inside No.23 will be given an interior refresh to match ‘the fun, late-night dive bar style of the Lucky Buns’ US locations’.
Brothers Ed and Ollie Templeton first met Alex McCoy in 2016, hosting his 'hellishly-spicy' Thai-inspired pop-up Alfie’s at Carousel's former site on Marylebone's Blandford Street.
“Alex shares our love of travel, adventure, and spicy food – and he’s a big believer in collaborations. He also makes unreal burgers," says Ed.
"When we were coming up with the concept behind No. 23, Lucky Buns was one of the first brands we thought of. Serendipitously, he’d been thinking about a London opening for a while."
Lucky Buns at Carousel No. 23 Charlotte Street will serve burgers and cocktails from midday until late Tuesday to Sunday.