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:
You’ll find Coqfighter at 75 Beak St, Soho, W1F 9SS.
London Girl ✖️