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
E1 4TP
Opening hours: 8am-11pm, Mon-Sat; 9am-10pm, Sun.
Transport: Tube: Whitechapel
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Really enjoyed my time here. The ‘dirt’ in the burgers refers to being cooked in butter (they do a ‘non-dirty’ burger) the food was delicious, I had the dirty chicken burger with chipotle mayo and it was really nice. The Chicken Shop smokey sauce was also amazing! Although the mayo on the table was horrible, not sure what they had added to it. By far the best thing about my experience here though was our waitress, she was really nice and super fun!


Friendly service and pleasant deco; we’re lucky to seat right away, as right after quite a queue start to form as the place is not really big.

The burger is ok, but nothing amazing. My friend was really happy with her half chicken, and the avocado and lettuce salad as quite big; it’s good value for money there.

Maria A

just dont go here for bottomless brunch lol I use that term loosely the fact that it takes 30 mins to get me of your drinks and if you only have 2 hours to drink all you can drink- we had to start ordering our drinks the minute we got the first ones just to get things moving. seems like they are low on staff? because they had one girl making drinks but the same girl was doing a million other things- i think its better to just hire someone to make drinks i think they call that a bartender lol and no we didnt order complicated long bloody marys just mimosas. On top of that they gav me avocado toast n a bap while my friend who ordered the same thing got actually toasted bread i mean come on 


We were given a friendly welcome into this busy restaurant. To be honest, the menu does not need much in the way of demystifying. The rotisserie chicken and crinkle cut fries went down easily. Unfortunately, the burger was served under-cooked which isn't so bad in itself. However, it tasted dry rather than juicy so the restaurant loses a star on that front. To their credit, the staff were quick in offering an outstanding replacement. The deep apple pie served in a large serving dish added a touch of homeliness along with the solid wooden tables and the music systems from the early 90s that decorated the walls. Truly different to the chrome and plastic fronted eateries one would associate with Whitechapel. 


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

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