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
After launching in Notting Hill and Hoxton, the next outpost for French rotisserie restaurant Cocotte is Parson's Green. Expect the slow-cooked rotisserie chicken to be the centre of the menu - plus a lot of salads too.
Wing Shack has grown quite the following in Loughton, so they're coming into town with a new chicken shop in Clerkenwell. Expect wings, fillets, burgers and more - as well as a pretty varied selection of sides that includes plantain and cajun squid.
They started serving up fried chicken in Brixton five years ago and now Other Side Fried are back with a permanent restaurant under the arches.
One of our readers' favourite restaurants in town is coming to Shoreditch. Expect their amazing piri piri chicken, brand new Portuguese dishes and piri piri beer too.
Update 3/7/19 - after selling out in three days, the burger is now back in stock
It was only a matter of time - now KFC is getting in on the whole vegan trend. So if you've moved over to a plant-based diet but sometimes have the intense craving for some of Colonel Sanders chicken (we all do at some point) then now you can head on back for your fix.
The new burger is called "The Imposter" in an "I see
What's the most popular restaurant in London? Or indeed the UK? We'd be hard pressed not to give that plaudit to Nando's which has a legion of fans (and yes, we've been known to pop in from time to time too). Those fans will be very pleased to hear about the Nando's summer pop-up coming to Shoreditch in August.
And the biggest reason for the excitement will be the appearance of the Nando's brunch.
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