Craving the great tastes of the USA? Experience an all-American menu of Southern-fried classics, delicious whiskey cocktails and a rock 'n' roll playlist at Porky's. Bringing the essence of Memphis to the heart of Camden, it's a fantastic place to gorge on chicken.
Best Chicken in London
There isn’t anyone on this planet that can resist a bit of chicken. The food stuff of roast dinners, drunken mouth-stuffing and gourmet dishes alike, you can’t go wrong with a bit of poultry. But it’s not just about fried chicken in London: there’s a whole host of restaurants serving up some of the best chicken in London. So if you’re feeling a clucking craving for a bit of bird, take a look at our list of where to eat chicken in London and fill yourself up.
While the Bird of Smithfield looks just like a swanky restaurant and cocktail bar in Farringdon housed in an old Georgian town house, it also one of the best places to eat chicken in London. With a name like 'Bird', you know that its menu boasts a wonderful helping of roast chicken, and it's made all the better when the sun comes out and you can sit on their lovely roof terrace.
No one quite does chicken like the Deep American South – and there's a part of it Spitalfields. It's all in the name really at Absurd Bird, making it one of the perfect places to eat chicken in London thanks to a menu packed with everything from fried chicken tenders to absurdly hot chicken wings. Wash it down with a glass or two of bourbon and you've got yourself a good time.
Dirty Bones is all about big, meaty plates of food washed down by great cocktails, so of course they supply some of the best fried chicken in London. Hop in for a crispy fried chicken – full or half – or maybe even some chicken and waffles and you'll leave more than satisfied.
There's two reasons you should visit the Breakfast Club at Canary Wharf. Their menu is all about brinner, bringing together the world of breakfast and dinner with some spectacular chicken and waffles. This would be cool enough, but after a few drinks in the bright upstairs diner, head downstairs and you get one of the most interesting secret bars in the business: Dr Kluger's Olde Town Tavern.
What more do you need from a chicken restaurant in London than this Covent Garden staple? Maxwell's has sat there happily for years, delivering delicious chicken wings both buffalo and BBQ, fun cocktails and even thick milkshakes. It's a family restaurant, so kids are welcome too and even get their own menu, meaning everyone can enjoy the tasty chicken treats here.
Delicious chicken should come with equally great entertainment, and that's where the Blues Kitchen comes in. Not only do they have a wide range of live acts and great DJ sets, they also have enough hot buffalo wings and tonnes of other BBQ meats that'll get that belly more than filled. Just make sure you let it digest a bit before storming the dancefloor. Not in East London? Head to their Brixton or Camden branch for more fun.
Pairing pillowy Hirata buns with the UK's biggest selection of Japanese craft beers and classic cocktails, this City spot if perfect for everything from after work drinks to brunch at the weekend. There's even retro games if the food isn't enough.
If you like your chicken fried up on a Belgium waffle then Sweet Chick is the place for you. The American restaurant specialises in a host of options - think BBQ, kung pao and buffalo-style - alongside a number of other plates from their native country. Added bonus: it's also part-owned by the popular rapper Nas.
If you're a fan of the finger-lickin' stuff, then you're gonna want a taste of Cocotte. From crispy chicken on freshly baked croissant waffles to rotisserie birds sourced from the Loire Valley, this is French food at its finest. Head to Hoxton for all this and cracking cocktails to boot.
Chow down on some mouthwatering Jamaican chicken courtesy of the world's fastest man. Usain Bolt's London restaurant is sure to get you drooling over their delicious dishes, rum cocktails and unparalleled atmosphere.
It's called Sticky Fingers: how much more convincing do you need that this is a restaurant that serves chicken in London that you need to go to? While their main focus is ribs and burgers, they have a healthy selection of chicken wings, as well as chicken and ribs stackers for those who want to drown in BBQ sauce. Then just wash it all down with a cocktail, beer or hard shake and you're having a good time.