Chicken Shop

Restaurants

Fast food outlets

London

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  • Address:

    Chicken Shop 79 Highgate Road
    London
    NW5 1TL

  • Venue phone:

    020 3310 2020

  • Venue website:

    www.chickenshop.com

  • Opening hours:

    Meals served 5pm-midnight Mon-Fri; noon-midnight Sat; noon-5pm Sun

  • Transport:

    Tube: Kentish Town

  • Price:

    Main courses £4-£8. Meal for two with drinks and service: around £40

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Dan

As always, Soho House designers deliver. It is a really remarkable remake. Soho House is not known for creativity and inspiration when it comes to food/drinks. Like Apple products, the price is massively and unacceptably inflated (if judged on performance). If you want a fast, value for money quality computer/smart phone you have cheaper alternatives with superior benchmark results. Most competitors make equally good or better food at similar or lower prices. However, unlike New York's foodie's darling Eat where talking is 'verboten' and you are expected to focus on the food only and nothing else- Soho House Group always believed in context (environment/interior design/vibe). The concept is that you eat with your eyes. Great architecture, great interior design, staff and guests are more attractive than average.

Justin Berkovi

The Soho House Group. Hmmm now there's a quandary. I quite LIKE Shoreditch House. And I've had so so food in both Soho and Shoreditch House. But the reality is that their 'houses' along with their restaurants are more hype than substance and in some ways sum up the growing trend of non-bookable long queues places to eat in the capital. Chicken Shop was a disappointment. Initially I was impressed - the place itself has a lovely vibe to it. It's dark, cosy, comfortable and buzzing without being intrusive. Contrary to other reviews we found the service to be poor. Orders were missed and they have this poor bloke serving the food who barely understood what we were saying and is actually apparently powerless to take orders?! Anyway the food. The chicken was so so - it's all a bit messy for my liking and whilst the char is a nice taste this is of course really only all over the chicken skin. So the main 'event' - i.e. the chicken was ok but nothing spectacular. I've had far better roast chickens in pubs! The corn was great but expensive, the chips very good and the local pale ale very pleasant. What I found unforgivable is the sauces seems to be brought in and were not homemade, clearly showing that they contained preservatives! I HATE preservatives and this seemed totally bizarre. Provide special homemade fresh sauce, not outsourced bought in junk! After wolfing down the chicken, slaw (pretty good too) and everything else I then tried the Apple Pie. Which was pretty good. So basically Chicken Shop is a nice enough place but it's not cheap and ultimately the main draw, i.e. the chicken was just not good enough to warrant a second visit. Chicken Shop like so many other 'new' places in town relies heavily on sides and hype (And sauces) to dress itself up.