From the humble hamburger to the New York slice, when it comes to comfort grub our friends across the pond have hit the nail on the head, and nothing proves that more than the salty, sweet and satisfying combination of chicken and waffles. Great for breakfast, even better for brunch and the ultimate brinner dish, restaurants across the capital are flocking to offer their own take on the soul food classic, so we've rounded up the best places in London to eat chicken and waffles.
Juno Rooms, City of London
This gorgeous, foliage-decked dining room in the heart of the Square Mile is one of our favourite places to head for chicken and waffles in London. Alongside a wealth of zesty cocktails to get stuck into, Juno Rooms offer a slick stack of crunchy double fried chicken and crispy bacon, slathered in sweet chilli sauce and vibrant greens.
Breakfast Club, Canary Wharf
Channelling the glory days of Northern Soul and modelled on old working men’s club (as well as the famous Wigan Casino), The Breakfast Club in Canary Wharf is a must-visit for lovers of quirky party venues. And it’s not just the decor that’s off-kilter – their take on fried chicken and waffles comes with a cornflake-coated twist and a side of American gravy, caramelised onions and a fried egg.
Prince of Peckham, Peckham
With White Men Can't Jerk in the kitchen, Queen's Road's Prince of Peckham is serving up some of the most perfectly spiced fried chicken in South London at their brunch for £14.50 a pop. Add some soft, fluffy waffles, pour over some maple butter - maybe add some bottomless booze and rum cocktails to the mix? - and you've got a real recipe for success.
The 411, Angel
The 411's weekend brunch menu offers you a great pick of fried chicken and waffles in London, complete with none other than a smothering of maple syrup and butter. But that's not all, as you can add on bottomless drinks every Sunday for £25 - accompanying your meal with mimosas, bloody marys and bubbles.
BrewDog, Across London
Offering one of the best chicken and waffle brunches in London, BrewDog are cooking up something a little spicier than your standard spread. Their fabulous fried chicken comes smothered in a mix of maple syrup and zingy hot sauce - the perfect pick-me-up for pairing with fresh coffee, or, more likely, a few of their award-winning pints.
Okay, so you've had chicken and waffles, but have you had chicken and croissant waffles? Get yourself over to Shoreditch where Cocotte is creating some of the tastiest hybrids in the breakfast game. The Hoxton Square restaurant will be topping these flaky beauts with sweet chilli-basted chicken thighs, a fried egg and their special sauce.
Looking for more US-inspired eats? Check out our guide to the best American restaurants in London.