The fourth London location for the Chick ‘n’ Sours mini-chain finds its home in Spitalfields, on the site of what was once French crepe restaurant L’Ami Malo.
The intimate space has room for around 50 diners and Chick ‘n’ Sours is putting a lot of effort into the lunchtime trade that’s such a big deal in this suited-and-booted part of London. Those that aren’t quick enough to grab a table in the tiny restaurant can instead grab their lunch from a nifty takeaway hatch, to take back to their office and enjoy al desko.
Alongside the lunch menu, there’s also an evening offering for after-work dinner and drinks. All of the usual Chick ‘n’ Sours signatures are present and correct, such as the K-Pop – fried chicken thigh topped with sriracha sour cream, gochujang mayonnaise and Asian-style coleslaw. Classic Chick ‘n’ Sours sides such as the bang-bang cucumbers and pickled watermelon salad are also available, while this time around the restaurant has added a new focus towards enticing vegan diners.
Those following a plant-based diet can tuck into the ‘No-Way K-Pop’ which uses mock chicken made from seitan, as well as ‘No-Way Spicy Nuggs’ which also employ the gluten-based faux meat, and sides of fries served with vegan srirarcha mayonnaise.
As always, you can wash down all those carbs with £5 cocktails including the signature Pisco Sours, while fans of the ‘Whole Fry’ – an entire deep-fried chicken which is normally only served on Sundays – will be glad to know that at the Spitalfields site, the Whole Fry can be ordered on any day of the week.
Chick ‘n’ Sours has gained a large following in London since opening its original site in Haggerston. The group has since launched sites in Seven Dials and Islington, while co-founders Carl Clarke and David Wolanski are also the brains behind Soho’s CHICK’N, a takeaway fried chicken joint.