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The Best Fried Chicken In London

The top 6 places to eat Fried Chicken in London

I am born and raised in South-East London and pretty much grew up on Fried Chicken shops around the corner. So I would consider myself an expert on Fried Chicken. There has been a surge in restaurants that have specialised in Fried chicken and I’m excited.

Here is a list of all the best Fried Chicken Spots places (in my opinion) that I’ve tried and tested. I know there are so many other places to try so do let me know in the comments where I should go next.  

1. On the Bab

On the Bab first opened its doors in Paris and have since then quickly grown into the popular food hot spot. Now they On the London with have various locations across the city bringing with it, its Korean street food vibe and culture with its juicy fried chicken in various flavours. Try their Yangyum chicken! Its one of the best Korean Fried Chicken I’ve ever had. 


Locations – Shoreditch, Covent Garden, Soho, St Paul’s

2. CheeMc

A south London hidden gem, CheeMc is a small popular, delightful cosy restaurant in Elephant and castle.  Their deep-fried chickens with honey butter powder are to die for and comes along with fried sweet potato and a side of radishes. You could also go for half and half on the Korean fried chicken if you want to try more of their flavours. 


Location – 310 Walworth Rd, London Se17 2na

3. Chicken and Sour

If you’re looking for a more upbeat restaurant to enjoy amazing chicken and cocktails this is the place for you. The House fry chicken comes with a mixture of the chicken best bits drumstick & thigh alongside seaweed crack & pickled watermelon. 

Their menu is constantly changing and I can’t wait to try their new dishes. This place is popular for a reason and attracts a lot of people so I’d suggest coming off-peak to avoid the wait or book in advance. 


Locations – Haggerston, Sevendials, Spitalfields

4. Machiya

Machiya is the place to go if you’re looking for an all-day restaurant inspired by Japanese food halls. The restaurant serves traditional home-cooked style Japanese dishes alongside beautiful desserts. 

Try their unique and crispy Machiya hot wings which are covered with spicy soy butter and furikake for that kick. 


Location – 5 Panton Street Soho London SW1Y 4DL

5. Bird

Born in Shoreditch in 2014, Bird has grown into a fried chicken staple. Being Londons original fried chicken & waffle brand this place brings you unique and generous combinations of food that pair beautifully with their crispy and juicy chicken

What I love about Bird is that it is a dedicated free-range halal fried chicken restaurant! That was a mouthful to say and yours will be too when you eat here. 


Locations – Islington, Camden, Westfield Stratford, Canary Wharf, Brixton, Romford

6. Monga UK

Monga is inspired and originates from Taiwan. Taiwan is known for its amazing street food and along with it fried chicken. Big juicy fresh chicken fillets are marinated with honey, dipped in a secret Monga batter and fried to perfection. You can choose to go the original chicken route or adventure into seaweed, chilli and even cheese flavoured chicken pieces. This place also do meal combos with bubble tea!


Location – 12 Macclesfield St, West End, London W1D 5BP

I know this is a very short list and restricted list so let me know if there are any other fried chicken places I should try. 

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