Another day, another brunch!
Now, this one’s nowhere near as traditional as the last one but it’s just as crackin‘!
Unlike many of my faves, Chick ‘n’ Sours is not all about the eggs.
In this achingly cool restaurant, it’s the chicken that comes first!
Well, after the cocktails at least!
All of which are delightfully mixed and of the sour variety (hence the restaurant being called Chick ‘n’ Sours!).
My favourite was the signature The Chick ‘n’ Club (gin, blackberry, apple, vermouth, vinegar, sour).
A brilliant combination of all things autumnal in liquid form. Win.
Though if you’re already into your festive phase, The Rye ‘n’ Black (rye whiskey, red wine syrup, sour) is absolutely the one!
Note to self: red wine syrup. Get on it!
Best enjoyed with a side of Mexi-nese Nachos.
If you think nachos are not really your thing, think again.
Those come drenched Chengdu chicken ‘n’ bacon, green chilli, kimchi and cheese sauce and are THE BOMB!
So good in fact you better get your insta-perfect shots in quickly, or there’ll be nothing left for you but the plate to lick (if you’re lucky)!
Same rule applies for the Szechuan aubergine.
Coated in a light, crispy batter and swimming in a spicy, sour sauce, it goes right up there with Ottolenghi’s for the title of the best aubergine dish I’ve ever eaten.
Super moist + crispy chicken tenders with seaweed crack with sriracha sour cream.
Just as good as you’d expect from a top notch chicken joint.
When it comes to quality, these guys are definitely not yolking around!
And then, there’s the K Pop Bun aka the chicken burger to end all chicken burgers.
Korean fried thigh, gochujang mayo, chilli vinegar, crunchy slaw, all stuffed into a brioche bun.
A true beast but one that’s well worth dislocating your jaw for!
With a side of Pickled watermelon, coriander, mint & peanut salad to keep things fresh!
If you’re still hungry after that, there’s also some (apparently excellent) soft-serves to be had, but I’m afraid we chickened out!
So if you’re after the best fried chicken in London, chick‘ out Chick ‘n’ Sours.
It’s just the spot to make every day fry-day!
Chick ‘n’ Sours, 1a Earlham Street, Seven Dials, WC2H 9LL (they also have a restaurant in Dalston)