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A Bea Vo-helmed chicken shop in Camden Town.
A stylish chicken shop with a retro music theme? That’s not exactly groundbreaking stuff for Camden, though being literally metres from the tube station is genius. After all, the American soul food dished up by Bea Vo (Bea’s of Bloomsbury, Stax Diner, Boondocks) is everything you’d want from wallet-friendly stodge. Perfect for soaking up the booze before crawling on to the night tube. She’s carried over the chicken and waffles from her previous joints and there are chicken tenders on the menu too. But the main draw here is multi-flavoured wings, some slicker than others.
The General Tso was the obvious bigshot: a lip-smacking soy, sesame, garlic and red chilli number with a nice sweet/sour balance. The spicy buffalo wings, served with a tart blue cheese dip, were also a memorable treat. The only faults appeared with the Saigon Caramel (too much fish sauce) and the Nashville Hot. Toasty, yes,but not much more. Saying that, it was nothing the excellent waffle fries and the apple poppy-seed coleslaw couldn’t fix, especially as the portions were ample.
Just don’t expect to loiter here for hours on end. Vibes are cool and the service is friendly, but there’s no alcohol on the menu and seating is minimal. It is a chicken shop, after all. But for finger-licking munchies that mostly hit the spot, you’ve come to the right place.
11 Kentish Town Road
|Transport:||Tube: Camden Town|
|Price:||Lunch for two with drinks: around £20.|
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