27 July, 2014

LONDON EATS, CHICKEN SHOP

chicken shop london

The Mr and I popped over to East London this weekend to enjoy some good old chicken and chips at Chicken Shop. The owners of Soho House has brought both Chicken Shop and Dirty Burger under one unassuming roof. The Whitechapel eatery is laid back and low key with a super simple menu, Burgers or Chicken - no dithering around here people!

chicken shop londonchicken shop londonIt was a warm hazy evening and the open fronted restaurant looked like the entrance to a car garage - hey I love eating in car yards, check out my Dalston Street Food post :) It was pretty funny as there's a Nando's right next door, (If you don't know what Nando's is, it's a very popular Portuguese chicken restaurant in the UK).

The vibe is cool and chilled, funky vinyl music playing, menu on the wall, attentive waiters and beer on tap. Being the hungry beavers that we were we got a whole chicken, which I could see on the spit roast in front of me. Side portion of chips and soft drinks, sorted. Unlike Nando's, theres no varying level of spiciness, just smokey or hot sauce. I have to say Nandos sauces win in this instance.


chicken shop london
chicken shop london

Ahh check out the chicken, it was succulent and not too dry, dig in and get messy! We were suitable stuffed. I read their chicken is marinaded, steamed and then cooked over charcoal on there rotisserie, tasted pretty good!

chicken shop london
chicken shop london
chicken shop london

The staff were attentive, clearing up plates promptly and there was no long wait for drinks or food. The table turnaround is very quick, they give you an hr, so no dawdling.

If you want a laid back meal then pop along for some tasty bites. There's currently 3 branches in London - Tooting, Kentish Town and Whitechapel. Open 9am - 11pm Saturdays, 9am - 10pm Sundays and 8am - 10pm weekdays, with take out option as well. 
 
Are you a chicken or burger kinda person?

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9 comments

  1. All that charred chicken is making me hungry! sounds like a great place! We have the famous Tandoor places here which serve similar fate with an Indian taste of course!

    Divya | TheConscienceFund

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  2. YUM! I keep hearing about Nandos in British YouTube vlogs - will have to try both places if I ever come to the UK. :)

    xx Alyson
    Beauty Vanity

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  3. This sounds scrummy - hope they bring one to SW London too!

    Josie xoxo Fashion Mumblr

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  4. hehe it was really nice but think my partner prefers Nandos :) Ohh I love indian chicken, so much flavour!

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  5. haha i know it's THE place everyone loves to eat over here!!

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  6. I think they do need one South West way!
    Thanks for reading Josie :)

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  7. Lovely photos as always!! I now have a huge craving for chicken, I love nandos and a place called Chicken Shack in Bournemouth, so I reckon I definitely need to try here.

    As for your question...it depends on how I feel! I love chicken and burgers far too much to choose! What about you? Have you tried Dirty Burger too?

    Hazel Jane xx
    hazeljane.co.uk

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  8. Ohh will have to try Chicken Shack next time I'm down Bournemouth! Hehe I'm the same but think I prefer chicken :) we didn't try Dirty Burger, I guess we went weren't feeling dirty enough haha! x

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  9. This looks so good! There is one in Tooting which I live quite close to which I haven't made it to yet but I really need to ASAP! x

    Jasmin Charlotte

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