Chicken Shop

Chicken Shop

British | North London

This venture from Soho House has opened beneath the Pizza East Kentish Town and focuses solely on selling rotisserie chicken using their bespoke technique.

Restaurant details

79 Highgate Road, London NW5 1TL
Nearest station: Tufnell Park
Telephone number: 0203 310 2020


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79 Highgate Road, London NW5 1TL


Critic reviews - total score 7.5 out of 10

Critics' score: 7
AA Gill Sunday Times
Reviewed on October 28, 2012
"The chicken is boiled, then roasted on spits. It’s very good: tasty, dribbly and served with an insipid butt plug of corn and some handmade chips." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7.5
Lisa Markwell Independent
Reviewed by September 23, 2012
"It's delicious chicken, though, which is a blessed relief – restaurants have been built before around one ingredient which they've then failed to deliver in taste or quality." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8.5
Giles Coren Times
Reviewed on September 22, 2012
"What you have down here is a Nando’s-style menu, at Nando’s prices, but with free range chicken from a single Norfolk farm in a madly cool environment based on a Fifties American diner/dive bar, with lovely, kind, sexy staff." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Guy Dimond Time Out
Reviewed on September 20, 2012
"It's like a little bit of Brooklyn, or a Shoreditch speakeasy bar, in Kentish Town. The service is cheery, and fast - but you might have to queue, and you can expect to be in and out in under an hour." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
David Sexton Evening Standard
Reviewed on September 19, 2012
"Good people never tire of eating roast chicken, though. Nick Jones says of this place: “Chicken would be my last meal and so I wanted to get it exactly right.” He has." READ REVIEW