June 2018: The original Chick 'n' Sours in Haggerston had a facelift in Summer 2018, and re-opened with a whole new drinking experience downstairs in the form of a late-night bar called Sub Culture.
Harden's survey result
“Massive flavours, great vibe” and the “best chicken wings tasted in a long time” (#nextlevel) add up to “heaven in a chintzy, porcelain bowl”, say fans of this “great value” concept based in Haggerston, now with branches in Covent Garden and Islington. “It’s not just about the chicken – yes, it’s mega-crispy and yes, it’s super-juicy, but what sets Chick ‘n’ Sours apart are the garnishes, sides and sauces” – many of them Asian-inspired, such as “the yummy, smashed, spicy, peanuty, cucumber side”.
“Crispy and spicy Korean-style fried chicken” and “well-considered cocktails” are the deal at this Dalston joint with “all the hipster credentials – dark interior, bearded staff and mono menu”. Portions are “surprisingly big”.
Last orders: 10 pm, Fri & Sat 10.30 pm, Sun 9.30 pm