Fancy Funkin Chicken

Restaurants, Chicken Brixton
3 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
(14user reviews)

A ‘concept’ chicken shop on Coldharbour Lane.

‘Chicken shop concept’. A more ominous phrase in the English language? Doubtful. Luckily, the remit at Fancy Funkin Chicken seemingly extends only to poultry, waffles and cocktails. Which is less a ‘concept’, more a half-arsed wave at a receding bandwagon. But no matter.

But the old bird’s in luck – the food itself was just fine (as is the chintzed-up diner decor). ‘Funkin’ hot wings’ were especially good: slathered in a honkingly sweet/savoury and unctuous sauce, they were diddy things but excellently cooked and deceptively – scalp-swelteringly – fiery. I could have done with something cool and creamy to temper the heat, but made do with a side of silken mac ’n’ cheese. I’d return for that alone.

Corn fritters were delicious, if a little soggy – either underdone or over-heavy on the oil. The tropical burger was better: a decent portion of greaseless, crumb-coated fried chicken offset by a hunk of charred pineapple and a slick of smoked chilli mayo. Despite the threat of in-house DJs on weekends, there’s enough going for FFC to stand out in a postcode crammed with similar spots. Come for the food – just leave the funkin’ concepts out of it.

By: Tom Howells


Venue name: Fancy Funkin Chicken
Address: 441 Coldharbour Lane
Transport: Tube: Brixton
Price: Dinner with drinks and service: around £60.
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Average User Rating

4.5 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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Good cocktails and mac n cheese! A little quiet for a Friday night but has a decent 241 cocktail menu until 7.30 (if ordered with food) - watch out for the passion fruit cocktail which has a sneaky bit of chilli salt around the rim!

Mac n cheese side was super luxurious and the chicken (although was not fancy funkin off my face hot) was surprisingly spicy, be prepared!

Service was spot on.

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Solid place. Food was 4 out 5, service and vibe 5 out of 5.

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Mac and Cheese was UNREAL. Really cool atmosphere, friendly staff, I will be back for sure!! 

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Standout place with good vibes! Lethal 2for1 happy hour on burgers and cocktails. Corn fritters and Cucumber cooler 👌

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Funkin good grub. I filled my face with the fiery wings, mac 'n' cheese and the best chicken burger I have ever tasted in my life!

I went for thigh, and went for it fried! It's a nice touch to have the option of grilled, I'll have to try this next time.
The cocktails were totally original, and the two-for-one Tuesdays is definitely the night to go for.

Service was great, and I even went for a desert after! My belly was super satisfied. I'd recommend this place to anyone.

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Absolutely LOVE this new little gem in Brixton.  Food was incredibly delicious, staff amazing and the atmosphere really fun.  Highly recommend checking it's my new favourite hang out


Cozy atmosphere and delicious comfort food. Cocktails are great so make the most of happy hour! Portions and prices are reasonable.


This place does some funkin’ good chicken!! The spicy wings are divine (a huge compliment from me as I don’t usually like chicken wings!) The mac and cheese is amazing and the funkin hot chicken burgers are juicy, full of flavour and delicious!

Cocktails feature highly on the menu here too. Refreshing and strong, they are still surprisingly reasonably priced. The staff are fantastic and the atmosphere is great. There is even a live DJ at the weekends banging out Disco tunes.

If you are in need of a chicken fix.. this is the place for you!

Amazing Sunday night chicken sesh. Fluid service and banging tunes! The Mac-n-cheese was phonomenal. Can't wait till next weekend! I'll be returning!

Amazing service. Incredible cocktails. Delicious wings. Great atmosphere. I think this is my new favourite place and can't wait to go back.

Have been to this place a few times now and it has always exceeded expectations. The food is amazing and the cocktails even better. On the weekends there is a DJ playing mowtown and disco which makes for a great night out with the girls too. The staff are Attentive and very friendly, perfect venue to start a night out. Highly recommend :)

Cool little place. Went here or food! was great. They have cocktails too. Good place to start the night.

Hands down the best Chicken burger I have tried!!!! I would recommend the Funkin Hot Burger With Cheese! The cocktails rock too... Heading back on Tuesday :-)

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Gave me and my friend bad food poisoning. No very good to say its a speciality chicken restaurant.

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