Is This The Best Chicken In London? I Winged It To Coqfighter Soho

I’ve been eyeing up Coqfigher‘s Insta for a while now. Buns bulging with sauce; wings looking crispy AF and drool-inducing views all around have evaded me for far to long. So when the chicken connoisseurs opened their first fully-fledged restaurant, I made it a priority to fly down to the coop.

Strategically booking in for lunch after an intense session at Flykick, I was ready to devour anything that came my way. But first… cocktails. A yuzu and sake-infused number got me off to a flying start, as bao layered with tangy sauce and fries sprinkled with a peri-peri-esque dusting of dashi stock and smoked paprika piqued the palate.

Even the humble wing was given an upgrade, with beautiful chunky morsels coated in a vodka-spiked batter and two glazes that were ready to be brushed on DIY-style. The OG burger was as delicious as I expected, but it was the Honey Ginger Buffalo bad boy that really got me. With a huge chunk of perfectly cooked chicken was joined by lashings of sauce and the necessary crunch from house pickles.

Blowing the usual mac n cheese out of the water, cheesy corn was a beautiful, unfamiliar mix of gooey cheese and sweetcorn. A real *must*. Moving onto dessert more cocktails, the ‘Szechaun’ Negroni was ok, but it was the Jalapeño Margarita that really blew me away… and I don’t usually drink margs. Now that’s a winner.

The verdict: a finger-lickin’ 9/10

The damage: (£66 for two of us, but all comped – thank you Coqfighter!)

What we ate: 

  • Cheesy corn (£5)
  • Bao (£4.50)
  • Wings (£5.50)
  • Dashi fries (£3)
  • Honey Ginger Buffalo (£9)
  • Original burger (£9)
  • Sambal gravy (£1)
  • Chipotle mayo (£1)

What we drank: 

  • Beavertown Neck Oil (£5)
  • It’s Not Me It’s Yuzu (£7)
  • Szechuan Negroni (£8)
  • Jalapeño Margarita (£8)

Brunch in pictures:

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You’ll find Coqfighter at 75 Beak St, Soho, W1F 9SS.

London Girl ✖️

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