In England we designate one meal a week to roasted meat. Your taste buds anticipate that day all week, yet, like that, it comes and goes in a flash. Thankfully this week long wait is now over. Opening their second site in Tooting Broadway, Soho House Group have done it again. Chicken Shop has landed,has started serving exceptional rotisserie chicken 7 days a week.
The stripped back and plushed up interiors take inspiration from 1950’s American general stores, with the covert site in Tooting Broadway possibly marking the start of gentrification in the area or at least blowing a whistle for a new game of restaurant monopoly to kick off along the high street.
The menu doesn’t over complicate things. The birds are free range and come either as a quarter, half or whole. On your table you’ll find the second step, where you choose from hot or Smokey sauce for your chicken. After which you’ll choose the perfect accompaniments, such as: crinkle cut fries, chunky coleslaw, buttery corn on the cob or a simple lettuce and avocado salad.
The drinks menu is as uncomplicated as the food menu. Beer or cider for the lads and wine for the ladies and of course they also do hard hitting doubles and softs for the softies.
Its common knowledge that a good piece of roasted chicken needs a pudding chaser and at Chicken Shop the pudding board invites you to try only the best. There’s a deep filled apple pie that is served at the table in the dish it was cooked in (this is your cue to wangle a little more crust or gooey filling accordingly). They also do a straight up, delicious, warm chocolate brownie and a zingy lemon cheesecake with a buttery base, which are all served with cream or vanilla ice cream.
The understanding guys from Chicken Shop know that time is of the essence (and also that some people just want to gorge on chicken in the privacy of their own front room) so they offer a takeout service, which allows you to pop in to any Chicken Shop restaurant and your order to be ready in a matter of minutes.
As an oasis south of the river, Chicken Shop have perfected a simple menu for people with complex lives.
141 Tooting High Street