• Islington's LeCoq spreads its wings for rotisserie relaunch

    Islington's LeCoq spreads its wings for rotisserie relaunch

    Good news for fans of LeCoq’s rotisserie roasted chicken - the Islington brasserie is reinventing itself as a full-time rotisserie restaurant.

    Hibernation season is still quite a ways off yet, but for fans of LeCoq it might be time to embrace the elasticated waistband already. Previously only available on Sundays, their golden (spit) roast dinners, including their Sutton Hoo chickens, will soon be available to

  • Fancy Funkin Chicken set to open on Coldharbour Lane


    23/9/16 - updated with soft launch details. 

    A late night chicken shop and bar is coming to Brixton this September. Opening on Coldharbour Lane, Fancy Funkin Chicken (yes, it really is called that) will serve a range of southern American fried chicken dishes along with a dedicated cocktail menu and will host a range of DJs every weekend. 

    It's got some pretty impressive backers too. The new venture is a collaborative effort from

  • Bird is bringing their fried chicken to Westfield

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    Updated 7/9/16 with opening date and launch offer

    If you've had a fried chicken craving while shopping in Westfield Stratford, then this could be just the thing for you. Bird are opening their fourth restaurant there - on the first-floor food court area (taking over the spot from Chip and Fish). There, you can expect their usual buttermilk fried chicken, chicken burgers as well as the pictured chicken and waffles. And expect their

  • Butchies are opening their first fried chicken hatch in Camden Market

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    A Hot Dinners exclusive

    Even before we tried their amazing fried chicken at this year's Taste of London, there was a lot of buzz around Irish duo Garrett and Emer Fitzgerald of Butchies. So it's not at all suprising, just very pleasing, to learn that the street food duo are about to open their first bricks and mortar place.

    The new Butchies' Hatch will open in Camden Market this month - expect it to build on the huge following

  • Absurd Bird brings chicken and moonshine cocktails to Soho

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    Opening in Soho today is London's latest chicken shop - the second restaurant from fledgling group Absurd Bird. The food's the same for anyone who knows their existing restaurant in Shoreditch- waffle cones with popcorn chicken, buffalo wings, jalapeno mac and cheese and really a whole lot of ethically sourced free-range chicken.

    Cocktail lovers should head downstairs to their basement bar which they've done out like an old southern saloon with a cocktail

  • Dirty Burger & Chicken Shop open on Holloway Road


    Bit late to this (in that it opened three weeks ago) but in addition to having opened Cafe Monico last week, Soho House have also unveiled their latest Dirty Burger and Chicken Shop. The newest one is on the Holloway Road and - in a first for the group - features both restaurants in the one space. Handy if you can't decide whether it's

  • Helene Darroze launches a special chicken dinner for two on Sundays


    There's roast chicken and then there's Hélène Darroze's roast chicken. The Michelin-starred chef has just launched a six-course roast chicken menu for two, Le Poulet du Dimanche, to be served in her restaurant at the Connaught on Sundays.

    And it sounds like a cracking menu. You begin with an amuse bouche of confit egg yolk served with leek and smoked bacon, brioche croutons and parmigiano reggiano emulsion, served in a golden egg. This is followed by chicken

  • Absurd Bird chicken is coming to Spitalfields and Soho

    Absurd Bird chicken is coming to Spitalfields and Soho

    Seems like there's life in the market for more chicken ventures in London. We hear that a new company, Absurd Bird, is opening two new restaurants in London this year.

    The company is kicking off its chicken-focused takeover by launching in Spitalfields and Soho in March. It's essentially chicken combined with American deep south cooking. And they've teamed up with Fosse Meadows Farm and bought every single one of their

  • Billy and the Chicks hits Soho with a London take on the fried chicken scene


    So there's a new chicken shop opening in London. If those words make you yawn - then hold on. Sounds like Billy and the Chicks might actually bring something new to the table.

    The bloke behind this new Soho spot is Billy Stock who has both St Johns and Salt Yard on his CV. He's teamed up with Sam Bellamy to open what they describe as "“A London Fried Chicken shop! No bells ‘n whistles (or waffles…)".

    They'll be using all British

  • US chain Wing Zone is opening its first UK place in Finsbury Park


    The bit around the back of Finsbury Park station is slowly becoming an interesting place to eat and drink. In addition to the pretty decent bar at the Park Theatre and popular new burger and burrito spot Street N4, residents and commuters will soon be welcoming Wing Zone.

    As the name suggests, it's a fast food joint devoted to things chicken and the first UK restaurant for an American chain begun by two students at the University of Florida in their frat house. The main

  • BIRD chicken shops expand to Islington and Camden


    A Hot Dinners exclusive

    Super popular East London fried chicken shop BIRD is building on its success with two new openings planned for North London this Autumn. Their first will be in October in Islington on the Holloway Road (where The Bailey used to be) The second will be in Camden in November - we'll bring you more news on that when we get it.

    Expect to see a new menu for BIRD Islington. Hot Dinners got the scoop on at least three new

  • Burgers and chicken for concert-goers as Bonfire burger bar comes to Barbican

    Burgers and chicken for concert-goers as Bonfire burger bar comes to Barbican

    The latest burger bar to come to town is heading into the warren of Barbican as Bonfire opens there next week. So if you're heading to a concert and have a burger craving, it could be worth checking out on the second floor of the Barbican Centre.

    It'll mainly specialise in burgers which include the Bonfire (6oz burger, lettuce, red onion, tomato & mayo - £7.45), The Kenyon (6oz

  • Bird in Shoreditch launches new lunch menu with 50% off

    Bird in Shoreditch launches new lunch menu with 50% off

    Chicken restaurant (with doughnuts from the Doughnut Hatch too) is about to launch a new lunch menu this week, with a special launch offer. On the new menu is:

    • Fried Chicken Biscuit Sandwiches – free-range fried in a freshly baked buttermilk biscuit covered in sweet honey butter and spicy hot sauce (that's it pictured above)
    • Bacon & Cheese Burger - fried chicken, thick cut bacon, American

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