We eat a lot of fried chicken in London, but let’s be honest, most of it’s from places like Sam’s or Morley’s, after a few too many on a night out. Chick ‘n’ Sours was one of kind. Now it’s two of a kind. The original in Haggerston won us over with its original take on fried chicken: nicely fried birds served both simply, or with Asian flavours.
The newer Covent Garden outpost has more space and a moodily lit basement, and a slightly different menu. The approach is identical though, except now you can bring your entire group for a slap-up chicken dinner without having to squeeze onto a miniscule table the size of Joey Essex’s cranial cavity. It’s a good move for a quick lunch during the week, but also a great place to let your hair down in the evening, or pre-gaming without depleting your pay cheque.