And we've teamed up with Hardie Grant to offer two lucky Hot Dinners readers the opportunity to win a copy of the Carl Clarke's book, The Whole Chicken.
The latest Wing Wing, its flagship restaurant, is coming to a big new space on the edge of Chinatown - with Korean fried chicken alongside draft beer (and eventually karaoke too).
Physical restaurants may not be able to open at the moment, but that hasn't stopped them coming up with exciting new delivery options.
Straight out of the gate this morning is Quality Chop House's Quality Wines, which today announced that it's launching Arrosto. They're delivering what's described as; " elegant comfort food in these uncomfortable times".
Chef Nick Bramham has been inspired by the
Chef Angelo Sato brings a slice of Japan's yakitori style to the heart of Soho with a restaurant focused on using every part of the chicken.
While we don't think the queues are going to be quite as long (over 10 hours) as the ones when they opened in Earl's Court, the news that Jollibee is opening on Leicester Square should still be very popular indeed.
During the last lockdown, Claridge's Davies and Brook restaurant - by NYC chef Daniel Humm - launched a stupidly popular delivery service. Claridge's Fried Chicken, aka CFC, was a massive success and now the service is back for Lockdown 2.0
There is one big new addition to the menu - Humm has added his Roast Chicken with Foie Gras and Black Truffle dish to the menu. Billed as "a family favourite that his mum used
One of London's best-fried chicken restaurants is heading south - launching a new restaurant in Clapham. They had started a delivery-only kitchen in Battersea during the lockdown, but now they're opening the real deal on Clapham High Street.
If you're unfamiliar with them, they started in markets before opening their first restaurant in Shoreditch. For them, it's all about their special-recipe buttermilk
During the lockdown, Shoreditch's Michelin-starred restaurant Leroy pivoted to create a chicken delivery service in the shape of Royale. But now the restaurant is back up and running, the questions was - what will happen to Royale? Now we know, as they're carrying on serving up chicken, this time in a Hackney residency at the East London Liquor Co.
The menu remains the same - rotisserie
There may be a lot of restaurants reopening at the moment - but we're also seeing brand new additions to the scene. One of them is Wingmans who, as you might guess from the name, specialise in gourmet chicken wings.
Until now, they've had a restaurant in Kilburn (launched after a series of pop-ups and residencies) and a hatch in Shoreditch but their new opening is a much bigger space in Soho (taking over
Shake Shack are getting into the nugget business - or more correctly the Chick’n Bites business. Launching as a brand new addition to the menu, the Chick’n Bites are 100% chicken breast and "sous-vide cooked for optimum flavour, moisture and texture".
Will they be enough to tear you away from your favourite nugget provider? Well, they're launching across all the London Shake Shacks from
One thing that has seen something of a boom during the lockdown is the humble DIY meal kit. We've seen some excellent ones appearing over the past few months, not least the Burger & Beyond Bacon Butter Burger kit,
First we had Coqfighter opening a beef burger space, Good Burger. Then we had Honest Burgers moving into the chicken space with Honest
Last week, we heard the news that Honest Burgers have been reopening branches, and delivering burgers all over town. But that's not the only thing they've been getting ready for in lockdown - they've taken the opportunity to open a whole new operation - Honest Chicken.
As you might have guessed - it's the chicken alternative to Honest, using Somerset chickens, sustainably raised and free-range.
Over the past few weeks, we've seen the return of restaurants to London (albeit in collection or delivery form) turn from a slow trickle into something of a torrent. And as restaurants have worked out what they're able to do - a couple of distinct camps are appearing. Either they try to deliver as close to the restaurant experience as possible - or they pivot to something else during the lockdown.
You've got to hand it to Nando's - they're exceptionally good at making the most of their huge fanbase. And while they're closed due to the Lockdown, they've enlisted some A-list support for their food.
From this week they'll be getting singers, rappers and sports stars to cook their favourite Nando's dishes on the restaurant chain's Instagram feed. Singer JGrrey starts the six part series this Thursday, having a go at PERi-PERi chicken
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