Chicken Shop | Holborn Restaurant
These days, opening a Chicken Shop is a pretty bad idea.
Because chickens – and it seems so obvious with hindsight – have neither the requirement nor the means to purchase very much.
Fortunately, however, Holborn’s Chicken Shop is different: its turned the traditional model on its head and is now serving chicken… to people.
You’ll pass through what appears to be a street level front door, before descending the staircase into an intimate, wood-heavy, candlelit 1950’s-style diner/speakeasy. It’s all rough timber, metal pillars and soft, industrial lighting: bona fide date territory, where you can either take a table or perch on a swivelling stool at the long chef-facing counter.
Fully embracing London’s paradox of choice-busting, ‘no menu’ trend, options at Chicken Shop are limited: the food is fowl.
Specifically, whole free-range Norfolk chicken marinated in a secret sauce and then rotisserie-grilled. There are three portion sizes on offer – quarter, half and whole – which come served with a choice of crinkle cut chips,‘slaw, avocado salad and corn on the cob.
There’s also a simple choice of wines – house, decent or good – and an equally simple choice of classic desserts: brownies, cheesecake or apple pie with vanilla ice-cream.
And chickens are flying out of the door too, courtesy of a takeaway option…
NOTE: Chicken Shop Holborn is open daily from noon (until midnight Fri & Sat). It’s walk-in only: just turn up.
Chicken Shop | 202 High Holborn, WC1V 7BD
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