Clutch Chicken

4.3
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105 reviews
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£25 and under
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American

About

Clutch is the home of guilt free fried chicken and cracking cocktails. We are a local independent ethically sourced free range chicken restaurant in the heart of East London, just off Columbia Road. We're crazy about nuts and we cook everything in groundnut oil. Escape to the canary yellow in amongst the urban, Clutch welcomes you to come sip on sours, listen to our beats and chow down on uniquely marinated chicken
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food, Rotisserie Chicken
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Hours of Operation
Tue–Thu, Sun 09:00–22:00
Fri 09:00–22:30
Sat 11:00–22:30
Sun 10:00–21:00
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Phone number
020 7729 4402
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Anthony Ussher
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Parking Details
On street parking.
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Public Transit
Hoxton is the nearest overground station and Old Street is the nearest underground.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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DS
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect and the food portions were filling.
Beat the clock is a great deal when you pay the price of the time the order was made. You get a drink with the meal.
Perfect value for money

A
London
9 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best chicken

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, the BEST chicken ever and decent atmosphere. Love Clutch!

HW
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 3

Great food but slightly let down by the service - not one smile and rushed. We waited 5 mins just to be greeted despite there only being one other group seated - the chef had to shout to the waiter. Told flatly that we couldn't sit outside (why are there chairs and tables there). Constantly had to ask for service and overcharged on the bill at the end.

Such a good venue and food but get the basics in service right!

AH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with a comfortable and urban ambience. Good music too!

G
London
106 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Yeah not bad, just a glorified kfc if you ask me. But then, I’m old. I think youngsters are happy with this sort of place. The cauliflower starter was excellent though.

MS
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a fantastic bottomless brunch with a friend on Saturday. The food was full of flavour and the drinks flowed in a great atmosphere. We also took advantage of the social set-up of this restaurant with it's shared benches and made friends with the patrons next to us - is a fantastic and unique spot in Hoxton!

JE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Chicken you will ever have full stop , can’t recommend this place enough , if you go in Sunday they do a bangin roast

LO
London
32 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Really disappointing experience. Chicken was flabby & inedible. Cocktails were good. Service was inattentive. Wouldn't bother trying to go here on a Friday night again. Shame as used to be consistently good.

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food and would highly recommend. The prosecco punch was delicious and the ambiance was lovely. The only let down was that there was a slight hiccup with everyone orders so our table and the 3 tables next to us didn't get our food for a good 30/40 mins. Having said this out waiter apologised repeatedly and gave us extra drinks and time for our bottomless brunch so no hard feelings at all. Will definitely be back soon for another bottomless brunch!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Overall a good experience, however we waited for food for around 30-40 minutes and people who had been seated after us got their food before. The glasses and table were also dirty, which was a bit off putting, but the food was delicious.

N
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

It was so busy with customers and the venue is quite small, and they were kinda of understaff with 4 of them I think? But food was awe awe awesome!!! Loved it heaps! Other customers were very loud and rowdy just made it hard for us to hear each other but location was nice

MW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

L❤️ve this lil place. I always order a double portion of the chicken as it’s so good. I never eat all but I make sure I take my leftovers with me. Trust me it’s such a treat the next day, you will not be sorry. I recommend the Soy Chicken it’s so good. Chicken and waffles are great too. Good service, staff are friendly and fantabulous music. It’s a treat in East London which I actually love since the area has become so gentrified. Enjoy guys.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nice and simple food. Exactly what I expected and not disappointing. The naga fire marinade is excellent and spicy.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & service was brilliant 😉 😋 loved the atmosphere, very quirky 😜

AJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

It was a little cold in the back bar room. We got there at 12:30pm and were the only table for a bit which felt a bit echoey but then within 30 mins it was packed, buzzy and had a great vibe. Probs best for a group of mates doing a boozy brunch :-)

A
London
6 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wicked time at Clutch. Food and drinks were lovely and service was second to none. Will definately be returning to try the weekend brunch!!!

NS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked this place last minute and was pleasantly surprised staff really friendly food was amazing plus little bar you can go to at the back amazing!! Loved it!!

QC
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Felt like my best friend from childhood who lives and breathes hip hop and finger licking chicken, opened up this treasurous tavern of clucking heaven. Located in between council flats, we felt the warm, unpretentious, fun-loving concept from afar. As we entered at 5pm, it felt like home game won and supporters were ‘no limit’ celebrating, seems they’re cluckkilling it here with their brunch offering. We thought we would regret our timing but didn’t give a damn for the following reasons: The playlist, no lazy mainstream old school Hiphop that franchises would select. tick. Slick service even as they were tagging on breaks. which meant we were touched on by a wave of refreshed, not in it for tips, team members. Tickity tick.
We ordered 3 sets of 4 wings in 3 different sauces, truffle aioli it was raining so slippery shoes meant slippery floors meant waddling penguin walk, a cold draft coming from god knows where and we didn’t try the bar. yet.

V
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Bottomless brunch was good and the Prosecco punch was excellent

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food but a little overpriced. Would still come back though!

LJ
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Small; seats a little too close, no where to put coats. I thinks it’s expensive for what it is but I enjoyed it

GB
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

So first of all just want to comment on the ambience set by the music. Such a vibe and loved the playlists selection. This restaurant went above and beyond in helping us celebrate our night. Made arrangements for flowers to be delivered and couldn't thank the manger enough. Also turns out she was a fellow islander so big up yaself.

I'm normally a harsh critic however I couldn't fault the chicken. Broke the vegan diet for one day and it was fully worth it. Will return again on a cheat day!!!!

AA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

Loved it! The only thing that is making this not 5-stars is the service! there were only 10 other people in the restaurant and we were trying to get the attention of the waiter for 10 minutes as he stood with his back to us talking to the chef as we were waiting to order. Delicious KFC. Recommend the food for sure!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Good stuff, good products, great location...will be back soon!

MD
London
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really delicious and like that they used healthier oil to fry the chicken. Thought it was a little cheeky to charge £1 per sauce, without telling us ahead of time.

c
London
19 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Great food- very flavoursome. However, our cauliflower was half cold, half warm which was a shame. Service was not great at all- rude and not bothered. Value for money was OK. I would definitely give a try because it’s quirky, cool and tasty but not sure if I’d go back

G
London
11 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I went to Clutch Chicken to catch up with some pals. We alI wanted to go somewhere new and we were all pleasantly surprised and impressed by the chilled vibe, trendy crowd, the music and decor. With so many “chicken shops” opening up its easy to be jaded by the hype but clutch chicken is very much on point, with succulent chicken, and really tasty sauces, and huge portions of fries. I have given 4* as I think there are very small areas to improve like seasoning the fries and providing a side plate with the bowls of chicken but these are very, very minor gripes. overall we all loved it. We had a lot of fun and we’ll definitely be back. Recommended.

PN
London
16 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good, service was great, our waiter helped us with the voucher and took time tailoring our drinks.

J
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Great food. However was disappointed with the service. Waitor was constantly rude and did not make us feel welcomed.

PF
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were wonderful and the food was delicious

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Surprisngly better than expected and thoroughly enjoyed

OT
1 review
Reviewed on 29 May 2018
Overall 5food service ambience

Clutch is literally my favourite restaurant in the world- I've been many times and the
food is consistently excellent (personal favourite is the Parmesan love me tenders). It's in a bit of a random area but that's definitely part of its charm. The staff are always amazing and good fun, I just can't praise it highly enough!

OT
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, service was really friendly, cocktails were lovely.

j
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food - should have more vegan options

L
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Succulent chicken and great chilled atmosphere. Love how it’s randomly in a neighbourhood.

SL
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Love the chicken here. The soy glaze is great. Soy broccoli is also a creative and decent starter.

OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 2

Very good chicken and food. Service was slightly slow BUT the slowness was made up for with the great tasting food. Will definitely be back

P
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for brunch last week - got there at 11, first ones in, but within minutes it started to fill up - super relaxed, but still buzzy vibe. And the food was delicious. The fried chicken is ridiculous good. Amazing - we’ll definitely be back!

AM
London
13 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

This is a great neighbourhood spot. Really good food for a reasonable price. Cocktails are creative and delicious.

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