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Whyte & Brown

Restaurants Soho
4 out of 5 stars
(16user reviews)
Whyte & Brown

Time Out says

Grown-up dishes from all over the globe with one thing in common: the main ingredient is chicken or egg.

I’ll admit it. When I first heard there was a new ‘chicken and egg place’, I couldn’t resist a disdainful snort. Writing it off as a mere get-on-the-protein-bandwagon gimmickery (seriously, people: is everyone on Atkins?), I went along expecting a basic menu, a basket-full of fowl puns and irritatingly chirpy staff. I was right about the puns (the menu asks if you’re ‘feeling peckish’; the jobs board invites you to ‘join the brood’), but wrong about the food, most of which was actually pretty clucking good.

Crucially, there’s no rotisserie and nothing masquerading as sexy KFC here. Instead, it’s a roll-call of grown-up dishes – the kind you’d find at a (chicken-themed) dinner party, ­with more nations represented than the Opening Ceremeony of the Olympics. We enjoyed our ‘Bangkok scotch egg’, its breadcrumbed shell giving way to succulent chilli and lemongrass-spiked thigh meat wrapped around a soft-boiled, sunny-centred egg; and a Gallic-leaning pie with white meat, juicy prawns and tendrils of samphire smothered in a light béarnaise sauce.

For simpler tastes, there’s chicken roasted under a brick (pollo al mattone; a traditional Tuscan technique designed to give a crisp skin and moist inside) with an intensely savoury gravy. Sadly, another Italian-inspired dish, a ‘bruschetta’ of soft-boiled egg and ricotta, was gout-inducingly rich, the crushed peas and barely-there mint struggling to cut through the cholesterol. But while it may not appeal to food snobs, W&B has more to offer than posh comfort nosh: a superb courtyard location; affordable cocktails (from less than £7) and handsome, if contrived interiors. Come here with an open mind, and you might just have a cracking time.


Whyte & Brown says
We are bustling warehouse-style London restaurant specialising in fabulous free-range chicken. We are advocates of strength in simplicity, and our philosophy is to make the most of selected produce from trusted suppliers.

The humble chicken is the ‘hero’ ingredient on the Whyte & Brown menu. Starters include grilled chipotle & lime glazed wings; fried chicken pops with seaweed mayo; a Spanish scotch egg; tasty tinga tostadas; and a Thai carrot, coconut & lemongrass soup.



Address: Kingly Court
Transport: Tube: Oxford Circus
Opening hours: Monday - Friday open at 10:30 Saturday open at 9:30 Sunday open at 10
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4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

3.7 / 5

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Great, reliable place for breakfast and brunch in the beautiful setting of Kingly Court. The place has two floors and plenty of seating, with a small but concise choice selection of well made items. The bacon bap is delicious  with the tomato relish they serve with! Friendly efficient service, is a place I recommend for an relaxed time on a weekend morning before hitting the shops over at Carnaby St.


Really, really tasty restaurant. My friends and I somehow got lucky enough to manage to snatch a table on the terrace in busy Kingly Court on a sunny Saturday afternoon, which I believe is by far the best way to enjoy Whyte and Brown. Their speciality: fancy chicken. Whether in burgers, salads, skewers or breasts (haha, boobs), it tastes fantastic and is much cheaper than it looks! The service also happens to be quite good and I'll probably be back again at some point.


Spend the best part of 2 days sat in Whyte & Brown recently with a colleague working on a business plan for the new year - we wanted to escape the office and business as usual to focus on the matter in hand, with this restaurant a favourite for food nearby it was first choice.

We had great drinks to keep us going from cappucino's to juices and a hearty lunch to refuel, all of which was very tasty. The atmosphere was great, not too loud or busy - it had a chilled out, lounge vibe.

The staff were brilliant with us, not once were we made to feel as though we had overstayed our welcome, which is really something considering we were there from about 10am - 5pm both days! Lot's of places would have been keen to usher us out to make room for more revenue driving customers, however here we were able to get our heads down and complete our project until we were satisfied. For this reason I found the service and staff to be excellent on our visits and thank them for their hospitality.

The buttermilk chicken burger is not going to be memorable. The burger was a little cold and the flavours were barely there. As for the sweet potato fries with feta and coriander, that too was fairly cool and the feta-coriander just didn't marry well with the sweet potato.

Service started off warm and friendly but soon slowed down to snail's pace. 
The atmosphere was spot on with the hint of industrial style in low light and the groups of chattering people. It won't be enough to bring me back though.

Situated in buzzing Kingly Court just off Carnaby Street, Whyte and Brown holds a prime location and was therefore an appealing choice for Friday night dinner following after work drinks. The menu is interesting, with lots of tasty-looking options for both meat eaters and vegetarians alike.

To start with, I shared the chicken goujons and scotch eggs with a friend, both of which were very tasty. I decided to go with one of the vege options for main course, so had the beetroot and feta burger with a side of sweet potato fries. Both of these were absolutely delicious. Fries were crispy yet still fluffy inside, and the burger itself was incredibly tasty and topped off with a fabulous roasted carrot hummus. Some of my friends who went with meat options (fried chicken burger, beef burger, and half roast chicken) were less impressed than I was, however everyone agreed that the food was of a good standard. Service was friendly and fun, and not too overpowering.

All in all, not mind-blowing but a very satisfactory choice for dinner if looking for somewhere to eat in central London. I'll be back.


Braving central London on a Saturday afternoon, we knew that getting a sit down lunch for four people around Carnaby Street was going to be trickier than getting Kanye to apologise to Tay Tay. So after being told hour waits by several Burger Diner joints in Kingly Court, we were relieved when Whyte and Brown seated us straight away.

Whyte and Brown occupy two floors in Kingly Court, which I guess is one of the reasons they had capacity, unlike some of the smaller restaurants in the square. We weren’t too sure what to expect from the menu, but were pleased with the options. We went for a selection of starters and sides to share – although their burgers did look rather tempting.

Call me typically English, but when I see a pimped Scotched Egg on a menu it’s a no brainer. And I was not left disappointed. PURE. YOLK. HEAVEN. The chicken goujons were delicious too, surprisingly spicy – definitely worth a try.

Finally, a shout out to their Parmesan and truffle fries, which were absolutely banging – and very filling too.

The staff were punctual and attentive – though it wasn’t that busy when we dined, so not sure if the same can be said for busier periods. I’ll definitely be back to find out though, as there are a few burgers with my name on them…


Kingly Court is a tucked away gem just off Carnaby Street. Home to a plethora bars and restaurants it feels chic and offers something for everything. I went for brunch at Whyte and Brown, and was looking forward to trying their new menu. I opted for Shakshuka- supposedly baked eggs in a tomato sauce with feta and avocado. Such promise in a dish, full of my favourite foods! Instead, I was served a tomato sauce, in which 2 small, rubbery eggs sat, with a teaspoon full of feta and avocado. Even with the bread I left hungry, and was sorely disappointed. 


At times, Soho can be an absolute wrong’un for getting a “quick drink” where it doesn’t take you long to get served and some room to yourself.W&B is perfect for this, even on busy times of day, I’ve been able to get a stool at the bar, and with its floor to ceiling windows looking into Kingly Court, it makes for a pleasant setting.I haven’t eaten here, and whilst the upstairs is aimed at seating diners, I wouldn’t rule out popping your head up to see how much room they have, it could make for a stress free place to have a SIT DOWN wine OR TWO ;-) X

A bit of a hidden gem this. Must have walked past it hundreds of times in Kingly court. Just good old comfort food. The sticky chicken wings to start just fell off the bone and the pulled chicken bbq burger was a thing of stomach warming, winter beauty. 


Breathtakingly mediocre food. 'Chicken skin' crisps are like meat equivalents of that papery candy money you used to get in party bags. 


If you are getting bored of endless cheeky Nando's but are not yet ready to let your love affair with chicken turn sour, head to Whyte & Brown. Set in the magical setting of Kingly Court, Whyte & Brown takes the most humble of meat and transforms it into something delicious and mouthwateringly tasty. 

Unlike The Chicken Shop or Poulet Rouge, Whyte & Brown doesn't try to glorify fried chicken or rotisserie; it uses fresh, beautiful ingredients to create modern dishes. The thigh mince burger with leeks, bacon and cheddar is juicy, light with a slightly blackened smokey edge which takes it to another level. When a chicken burger is as good as a red meat one, you know something has been done right.The chicken souvlaki is bursting with freshness and the charred vegetables on the skewer are almost as tasty as the chicken. Do you like sweet potato fries? Well not to be outdone, Whyte & Brown top theirs with feta and chorizo. 

With a buzzing atmosphere and a reasonable wine list, Whyte & Brown is homely and satisfying. Winner winner chicken dinner. 

I really enjoyed this restaurant... The starters are well varied and generous, the chicken is succulent, the deserts are wonderful and the cocktails delicious... All paired with excellent service and very reasonable prices made for a truly enjoyable evening. Me and my friends are definitely going back!!!

Super attentive staff and a great meal. Extremely reasonable for the west end I was really impressed and will be going back

Dreadful service initially from a clearly rookie bunch of waiters - total chaos! However... once this was picked up, we were continuously apologised to and initial drinks taken off the bill. Food, drinks & decor were all superb - perfect for an inexpensive catch up with friends in the centre of town - so I forgive the service as an early-days hiccup and think this is one of my new favourite places.

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