Chick n' Sours

4.4
73 Reviews
£25 and under
Comfort Food

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Chick 'n' sours is a local fried chicken shop, but not as you know it!

A whimsical menu of herb fed fried chicken, next level sides, sour cocktails, local beers & cracking soft serve ice cream creations.


We're obsessive about our food and take pride in working closely with small British producers such as Pilmoore Grange Farm in Yorkshire who supply us with their free range, herb fed chickens & Keveral Farm, an organic farm community in Cornwall producing some of the tastiest vegetables around.​

We don't take bookings on Friday & Saturday so head on down. If we are full, don't worry, we operate a fast moving waiting list where you can put your name down and either have a drink with us or pop to the nearby pub for one and we'll text you when your table is ready. We look forward to seeing you soon
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NicolaB
London
9 reviews
Reviewed on March 29, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

always great - chicken heaven and the pisco sours are an added bonus.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Loved the chicken and the beer recommendation. Fantastic place, really buzzing on a Thursday as well.

JB
JonnyBeige
London
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best chicken burger I have ever eaten. Beyond amazing.

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Danielle
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really tasty food perfectly paired with their choice of cocktails - highly recommended! Can't wait to go back!

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Cw123456
London
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quite good value, huge portions, delicious chicken. GOOD cocktails too.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great place to eat, friendly staff, decor is wonderfully retro and food drinks were all very good standard

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best fried chicken, great drinks, lovely staff, one slightly bad thing would be it's a bit too noisey so it's hard to have a conversation with the other people you go with. But the food makes up for it most of the time.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was really impressed by the team at chicknsours. The chicken was super crunchy and moist and the service was friendly and helpful. Will certainly visit again.

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Liseebabes
London
12 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved this place. Amazing food. Very generous portions and really good value. Great drinks too. Pleasantly surprised by the wine and the sours were delicious.

D
vipDavid
London
91 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2016
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Arrived 10mins late and table had been given away. Told to sit in bar to wait but not offered a drink or menu for 15mins. Shown to a table and ordered a drink... Chased the drinks after another 20mins and it seems they weren't ordered on the system.. By this point I was starting to lose my temper slightly with your typically disinterested east London hipster service. Food is average. Given this place two tries now (first time was useless too and the chicken was still clucking when served but it had only just opened so gave it a second try)
Never again...

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Corrie
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was delicious, best fried chicken i've ever had. unique menu of chicken and sour cocktails made it very special and unlike anywhere else in london.

S
Seymour
London
13 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Fun, quirky little place that does possibly the best fried chicken I've ever had. The little Asian inspired twists really take things up a notch and the house sour cocktails are a treat too. We will be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the second time I have been to Chick n Sours and it was just as delicious! This time around we took our friends there and they loved it. The service is fab and they are very accommodating and welcoming. Would highly recommend and can't wait to come back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chickn' Sours is a great option for delicious chicken. The quality of the food is clear and it is unique in what it is. Simply the best, in both food and service.

MB
vipMichelleB
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2016
Overall3food5service5ambience4

VERY disappointing in the drinks prices. A HALF can of beer was £6...too much. The pub next door for the same beer was £4.50 for a PINT. I Understand its a restaurant but £12 for a pint of beer is outrageous.

Wont be going again

HH
HungryHayley
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious! Amazing service with a smile. the plates were so good that even my aubergine fearing bf got bowled over by the schezuan aubergine starter which was dreamy! Disco wings were spicy sticky and sweet and the Korean buns were so big that I had to take half of mine home for later! Sour cocktails were on fleek. Have totally recommended to everyone to go, and on an empty stomach! Loved it, great soundtrack too.

SS
SamSB
London
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really tasty as long as you don't mind getting your hands dirty. Decent sized portions. Really chilled environment and clean. Helpful friendly staff

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Catherine
London
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2016
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was tasty - we had wings to start (we got two sauces - hot and sticky. The hot sauce was good but sticky not), then tenders, two bowls of chips, pickles and coleslaw to share between three. The food was good but the service but the service was not - the chips came 20 minutes after the rest and the extra dips we requested arrived after we'd finished our food. The staff were very friendly but just not on the ball. The people next to us had the Korean burger and that looked great so I'd go again to try that. But I'd say don't expect great service - and don't order the cocktails, they're pricey and we each had a different one but they all tasted the same and were too sweet.

CW
CarolineW
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Well worth a visit. Food was delicious, the stand out dish was the Szechuan Aubergine followed closely by the Korean chicken bun (probably good to share if you're also having starters.)

cant wait to return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2016
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Some of the worst service I have experienced. Sat next to a blaring speaker and despite twice being promised to be moved, we watched many people walk in and be offered tables straight away. Food took ages to arrive, think 45+mins between starters and mains, and we eventually had to leave before our dessert arrived to catch the tube. Despite the food being okay, I won't be going again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great food, good service, nice and chilled - very relaxed vibe. Chicken is outstanding!

LK
LondonKM
London
9 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! Best fried chicken in London...only wish they would open one in west London. Pretty please???!

CB
ChrisB
London
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience5

There is one 'problem' with Chick n' Sours... the portion size, it was HUGE!
In case you missed that I am actually impressed. The meal was delicious and the cocktails a great accompaniment to the meal. Come hungry!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We got some tenders, burgers and wings, thinking they'd be just enough. In most places that would just about do it, but the portions are really generous, and we left feeling totally stuffed. I'm not usually into cocktails but the one I tried here was brilliant. The chicken is really good quality and well brined. Only negative was that the music was a little loud. Will probably be back more chicken soon!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I really enjoyed the food here. For a chicken restaurant there was a lot of different flavours going on. I shared the hot chicken wings and aubergines for start and had the chicken burger for a main. There was a weird side that looked like a lettuce but was all burnt (not so great) the fries were really tasty. I would recommend this place to anyone.

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zszs
London
17 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cool place. Great chicken dishes with tasty cocktails. Nice little date spot.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2016
Overall1food1service4ambience4

When we arrived we were bombarded with ear splitting tinny music which was almost unbearable, thanks goodness after about 15 minutes it was turned down. The staff were all courteous and pleasant, the sour cocktail was nice enough but mainly ice, I am not a cocktail person so I am happy to accept it was supposed to be mainly ice.

We had been looking forward to this visit as I had read so many good reviews however the chicken was really disappointing. The coating was OK thick and crispy if a little lacking in seasoning but once you get into the chicken it was terrible, the meat just seemed really tense and it stuck to the bone, it was as if it had been cooked far too quickly and not been allowed to rest. It is quite hard to describe the problems as I have only once before had this type of chicken, my friend agreed it was really strange the chicken was just cooked wrong that is the only thing I can think, it was not at all tender or pleasant just dreadful really. Chips were nice and rich from the beef dripping and the dips and watermelon pickles all good, it was just the chicken texture was so wrong. We were the first customers of the day so perhaps the fryer was set wrong I am not a chef so I cannot really explain what went wrong.

DS
vipDS77
London
21 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Hot wings are the best I've had in London and also recommend the Szechuan Aubergine!

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optimiseordie
London
33 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great portions, perfect chicken and the cocktail selection is a great match.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2016
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food at Chick 'n' Sours is in a word, banging.

Great comfort (hangover) food but with brilliant flavours.

I would recommend being adventurous and picking an assortment of dishes to share. The menu is perfect for this and it really adds to the social side of things, rather than just sitting their with your own set meals. You can dip in and out (literally, make sure you try more than one of their sumptuous dips), and just have fun trying new tastes and flavours. We ordered two items that we weren't entirely sold on from the menu description and yet they ended up being the highlights! The aubergine balls are amazing.

My only criticism of our experience would be that (a) The waiter chose to take our order without the use of a notebook. This is a very popular trend and one that needs to end, quickly. Nobody is impressed by it and very often it just leads to the order being wrong, as was the case here. Only a minor error but we ended up with 4 dips, when we only ordered 3. Just use a notebook, please, it puts the customer at ease.

The other thing is, the space in the restaurant. I like the intimate feel and the low lighting but it does tend to feel a little cramped, particularly as it is always so busy. Every time the waitress bought food out to the table behind me I had to endure a kick to my chair or nudge from her elbow. You sit at your table in fear of moving in your chair in case you annoy your surrounding diners. It becomes a tiresome and is an unwelcome distraction from the fantastic food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just what we needed. No fancy menus just great food and just as good cocktails. We will definitely be going back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chick n' sours is now my new favourite place. The wings were out of this world and the burger was exceptional. All washed down with their delicious cocktails which are a must have if you visit. The staff were very attentive and friendly. I'll definitely be back.

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Wines
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good simple restaurant that with excellent fried chicken & sours and friendly attentive staff.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot praise enough. The food is delicious, the cocktails reasonable as well as being decent and the staff are welcoming and attentive.

T
Tinlyd
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. They are doing things with your tastebuds that you didn't know could be done. The way they cook means that you get the crunchiest, tastiest chicken ever and they have some amazing sauces and salts to make you tingle.
Great cocktails, lovely friendly staff and unlimited wet wipes.
I have been here a couple of times and it is as good as the first. It's great to see they are sticking to the formula and not compromising.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place has such a relaxed vibe. Great decor, greet music. The staff are always really friendly and welcoming and I enjoy my visit every time. Last time we were a bit late but they were super accommodating and understanding. Our food came so quickly and we were regularly checked up on (but not hassled) to see if we were good or needed anything else. The food is amazing. Just a few options done perfectly. It's always delicious, quick and very good value (I've only once managed to finished everything). It's unfussy and messy to eat (many baby wipes required) but tastes awesome. I've recommended this place to many people after a friend introduced it to me. So good!

GH
GemmaH27
London
38 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I've never really been a fan of fried chicken, but booked the restaurant for my boyfriend's birthday (who absolutely loves it). The food was excellent (especially the aubergine starter and house pickles), and it's definitely the best fried chicken I've ever eaten - I might be a convert! Service was relaxed and friendly, and drinks were well made - my only disappointment was that my fried chicken bun was so big I couldn't finish it (but it was delicious!).

A
vipAcc2013
London
16 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Good food and speedy service. Excellent value

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frenchdiner
Berkshire
51 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience4

If you like chicken and sours then look no further, this is the place.
The fried chicken and wings are both delicious. It hard to make a review. The best thing to do is just to go and try it yourself.
The staff is really cool too.
It is quite popular so i do suggest to book in advance.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely staff!!

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Chick n' Sours is rated 4.4 stars by 73 OpenTable diners.