Chick ‘n’ Sours, Seven Dials

I fell in love with Chick ‘n’ Sours after visiting their original shop on the Kingsland Road; their fried chicken was among some of the best I’ve tasted and the owners, Carl and David, are bloody nice blokes.

Opening a second restaurant, this time in central London, just by Seven Dials, seemed a logical move for the boys. They’ve perfected their craft and now they’re ready to feed it to the masses.

Chick n Sours

The basement dining room is pretty cool; we were seated at a tightly packed table for two opposite a wall covered in old fashioned metal printing stamps, which makes for an interesting touch.

Chick n Sours

We started with Mexi-Nese nachos (£5) which were topped with a chicken and bacon concoction with an identical texture and flavour to that of beef mince. Most unusual but most moreish at the same time.

Chick n Sours

Wings are not to be missed here so we went for 6 smothered in ‘sticky’ sauce (£6). The brown sauce hugged the giant wings (you’ll be grateful for the Huggies wet wipes) meaning every mouthful was a flavour bomb.

Chick n Sours

The Colonel (£10), a huge fried chicken thigh burger topped with cheese, lettuce and sour cream, is a new addition to the CnS menu. The chicken is fried using a pressure frier, meaning the bird is cooked from the inside out, making sure it’s never pappy or stringy.

Chick n Sours

Our favourite choice was the chicken tenders covered in xian xian spice (£9). It’s with the straightforward pieces of fried chicken that you can really tell the quality of both the chick and its cooking.

Chick n Sours

With so much fried food you’ll be grateful for something to cut through it all. Hot and sour pineapple (£4.50) is an adventurous option and so are the Hunan style cucumbers (£4); both of which are totally refreshing.

Chick n Sours

Chick n Sours

For dessert, there’s just one option; salted chocolate soft serve topped with crunchy white chocolate bits which was just the ticket after that mountain of food.

Chick n Sours

Chick ‘n’ Sours have managed to bring the same fun vibes to Seven Dials (helped by a playlist that makes you want to stand on your chair and do the Macarena) and I don’t doubt it’ll be a huge success. Service is super friendly too which sweetens the deal no end.

Would we go back? Yes.

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We dined as guests of the restaurant.

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