FOWL is the latest venture from the team behind Fallow, popping up in St James's for the forseeable future. The concept is chicken, in every which way you can imagine, but as its tag line states - particularly from beak-to-feet.
Open from Monday to Saturday and operating on a walk-in only basis, the space is relaxed, stylish and has a vague air of diner about it. With plenty of natural light and a spacious feel, it's perfect for lunch or dinner with friends, especially if food is a regular talking point.
Because, here it really is all about the food. While the base might seem pretty straight forward, the team and guest chefs have gone above and beyond to create a unique twists on universally loved dishes. For main plates, there's a curated selection which include chicken liver parfait with black cherries and sourdough soliders, alongside triple crisp chicken fillet bun with lettuce and cheese sauce, and hen of the wood bun, with smoked mayonaisse and cheese sauce.
You can also get stuck into the confit chicken oyster rice with chicken gravy, as well as chicken ceaser salad with pickled lemon and anchovy. For snacks, there's salt and sour peppers, as well as cornbread with chicken and herb butter, and a delicious array of sides to boot. Choose between hot pepper rice, house slaw with sesame and chilli, alongside pepper and corn cobblets and Koffman's chicken fries. Or, you know, don't choose at all and enjoy them all.
Now, while you might think that a menu built entirely on chicken dishes would fall short when it comes to dessert, these guys are here to prove you absolutely wrong. We can't get enough of the sound of chicken skin profiteroles or the chicken fat creme caramel which sounds like a must-try.