Chicken Shop and Dirty Burger

Restaurants , American Stepney
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Soho House have opened a new restaurant that brings its two established food brands Chicken Shop and Dirty Burger together under one roof in Whitechapel. The menu will also feature some Soho House favourites in a stripped back setting.

Venue name: Chicken Shop and Dirty Burger
Address: 27 Mile End Rd
London
E1 4TP
Opening hours: 8am-11pm, Mon-Sat; 9am-10pm, Sun.
Transport: Tube: Whitechapel
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rpate
Tastemaker

A chicken shop in Whitechapel? Yes, I know, but keep reading – this isn’t a flashing neon-signed, dodgy vendor who only attracts those in a drunken haze. No, this is a Dirty Burger /Chicken Shop collaboration, a shared space hosting both vendors in a stripped back, casual environment. Exposed brickwork, simple wooden tables and a menu scrawled across the far wall is a taste of what’s to expect. Food is either burgers or chicken -  but both are equally tantalising. Burgers are offered as a saucy patty tucked inside a brioche roll, either dirty (slathered in sauce), not-so-dirty (not completely dosed in sauce), cheese burger or a cop-out (vegetarian mushroom burger). We tried a cheeseburger and a cop-out, pairing them with golden crinkle and crispy sweet potato fries on the side. The beers offered included Camden and Fourpure and there are milkshakes proffered for more decadent tastes as well. The staff were  friendly from the moment we walked through the door, seating us promptly and explaining the very terse  menu to us. Burgers. Four Ways. Go. Simples.


The burgers are made to order and both were delicious. This included  the juicy Portobello mushroom vegetarian option, which was moreish and served with a coating of cheese, gherkins, lettuce and tomato. It was bursting enough to require cutlery for diners worried about sloppy drips down their fronts. The chicken wings from Chicken Shop were very popular with our neighbouring diners and will have us back to try for ourselves (for research, naturally).


The Whitechapel location is quite spacious inside and was bustling on a Tuesday evening with a mix of locals, students and families. Its location is prime, near the station and next to the excellent White Hart pub. It’s one of the best places in Whitechapel to grab something quick – or, if you’re not in a massive rush like us - you can stay for dessert. Their deep-dish apple pie is a pretty satisfying way to round-off your meal.

Jennifer B

Free range chicken is hard to find so that already wins this place bonus points. The menu is simple and the chicken is delicious. Every time we've visit we notice that there are lots of smiling faces - always a good measure of a place.

Katherine W

It's got the most disgusting burgers and chicken but in a good way. Don't go if you're trying to diet but the chicken and salad is actually healthy, the burgers are amazing, but not

Carly-Ann Clements
Staff Writer

If I'm completely honest, I was hoping for more variety. Considering it's next door to Nando's, I was hoping there would be more than just rotisserie chicken, by that I mean I wanted there to be fried chicken. But aside from that, the chicken was pretty tasty, the chips were a bit dry but seasoned well and their peanut butter milk shake was worth the brain freeze. It's a bit cramped and the seats are quite uncomfortable but the service was quick and the food is fresh but probably not worth the extra couple of quid you could have saved by going next doors.

Vincent F

Its got barn doors. The rotisserie and flames are exposed so it stays warm and its hip and chill.

David G

Love the industrial decor here at Soho House's new venue - a combination of two of their stables in one - the Chicken Shop and the Dirty Burger. It is on the border of Whitechapel and Stepney Green (27 Mile End Road). Could get very, very addicted to the sauces, particularly the smokey one mixed with the hot one !


Staff are just so pleasant and achingly cool