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Carl Clarke secures a second site for his “fun and buzzy” Dalston fried chicken specialist Chick ‘n’ Sours; the new Seven Dials venue opens mid-September serving fried chicken alongside the restaurant's trademark sour cocktails - an “excellent combo”, so say our reporters.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Full marks” say fans of the fried-chicken burgers, sarnies and other crispy poultry treats at these Haggerston and Covent Garden pit-stops. Order 48 hours in advance and you can enjoy the ‘Whole Fry’ – at £35 it’s their ‘iconic whole fried chicken’ with two sides and the dressing of your choice…

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“So good – I’m still daydreaming about it”, say fans of “the most delicious fried chicken burgers” served up alongside sour cocktails and local beers at this former pop-up with branches in Haggerston and Covent Garden, and an evening-only take-away outlet in Whitechapel (Fri/Sat/Sun). Top Menu Tip – “best is the K-Pop burger with spicy Korean-style coleslaw. Yom!”

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“I’m completely addicted to the unique blend of fried chicken with a range of light and fresh, or even rich and unctious, Asian flavours!” say fans of these pit stops in Haggerston and Covent Garden. “Takeaways were a revelation during lockdown – the delicious chicken burgers travel pretty well”. A third branch in Spitalfields was still ‘temporarily closed’ due to Covid-19 in September 2021.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“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”.

For 33 years we've been curating reviews of the UK's most notable restaurant. In a typical year, diners submit over 50,000 reviews to create the most authoritative restaurant guide in the UK. Each year, the guide is re-written from scratch based on this survey (although for the 2021 edition, reviews are little changed from 2020 as no survey could run for that year).

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Chick 'n' Sours Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Chick 'n' Sours Restaurant in WC2, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Chick 'n' Sours restaurant.
Hugh N
Excellent fried chicken with a Korean twist...
Reviewed 6 months, 14 days ago

"Excellent fried chicken with a Korean twist and good cocktails"

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Rosalind S
A real surprise, better than I expected and...
Reviewed 10 months,

"A real surprise, better than I expected and hallelujah for beef dripping chips that are NOT smothered in salt! Great portion size and really tasty. Will be back!"

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Opening hours

lunch noon -3 pm. dinner 5.30 pm - 10 pm, Thu&Fri 10.30 pm. Sat noon - 10.30 pm. Sun noon - 8.30 pm
Last orders: 9.30 pm, Thu-Sat 10 pm, Sun 8 pm

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