28/6/17 - updated with soft launch details
In a nutshell: Chicken sandwiches and all-day breakfasts from the Chick ‘n’ Sours crew
Summing it all up: Baker Street will the home to the flagship branch of CHIK’N, an ethical fried chicken restaurant that’ll be open all day, serving bacon, maple syrup and chicken tender hot cakes, fried chicken potato buns and heaps of sides (including Disco Wings and Tenders).
Chick ‘n’ Sours have been taking London by storm lately, with their wonderful fried chicken and strong cocktails and they’re not finished yet.
New for this summer will be CHIK’N, which will be their flagship site over in Baker Street. This time around, the focus is on all-day breakfasts and ‘fast-casual’ chicken sandwiches and sides. It's essentially a fried chicken restaurant with the emphasis on quality.
We'll start with the chicken sandwiches. They'll be crispy fried, buttermilk-brined chicken breasts, served up in a squidgy warm potato roll. On the menu will be "Spicy CHIK’N with Sriracha sour cream and kimchi slaw", and the "CHIK’N BBQ with homemade BBQ sauce, BBQ mayo, cheese and pink pickled onions". There’ll be ample sides to choose from as well, from Nacho-style fries to chopped wedge salads and those Disco Wings and Tenders (also found at Chick ‘n’ Sours).
As with the original restaurants, there will be a guest fry. They're kicking off with "CHIK’N Tiki Sandwich" -with hot sauce, buttermilk mayo, lettuce, pineapple, bacon and cheese.
The breakfast menu sees plenty of creative uses of fried chicken, like their cheese, egg and CHIK’N sausage sourdough breakfast muffin, and their CHIK’N tenders with bacon and maple syrup hot cakes. Together with that, there will be extras like hash browns, cheesy beans and breakfast shakes.
There will be no cocktails this time around. But there will be soda, beer, and handspun thick shakes. Of which there is a salted caramel.
The new restaurant’s motto is “fresher, healthier, tastier fried chicken for the people”, with the restaurant striving to emphasise the feel-good factor and strip away any of the guilt one might have at eating fried chicken. “We want to serve healthy, well-fed chickens to hungry, happy people,” they said, which in practice means organic, free range chickens, fried in energy efficient friers in rapeseed oil - among many other things.
More about CHIK'N
Where is it? 134 Baker Street, London W1U 6SH
When does it open? 6 July, 2017 (which is National Fried Chicken Day!)
Soft launch details: From 6-12 July they'll have 50% off all food. They'll be open from 8am and it's walk-ins only so just turn up.