Chicken Shop - Holborn

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A short walk from Holborn Underground, Chicken Shop serves rotisserie chickens that are marinated overnight, steamed and then spit-roasted over charcoal.
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OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

The food here was faultless. Except when you request anything. It just never arrives. Asked for some more mayonnaise. She made a point that we already had a tiny amount and we were polite and said. Please can we just have some more. You know. Harmless. Never arrived.

Our drinks took 20 minutes to arrive! We weren’t even offered water. It was like we were sat in a dark corner under the stairs and it was a no go zone. Everyone in that area was feeling it. It made for a poor dining experience.

One waitress had poor broken English. And didn’t understand what we were asking. Which was frustrating. And the other was dismissive and rude. You can’t tell a customer to “wait a while as we’re busy”. I’m not sure I’d return. The chicken isn’t worth the stress...

KM
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was recommended by a friend and it really delivered. The chicken was freshly cooked and the coleslaw is a must. Even the salad with avocado was fresh and tasty with just the right amount of dressing. The staff were attentive and helpful. All round a great experience and I have been back already since this visit!

R
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice atmosphere and good level of service. One downside is pricing, especially for sides, very expensive. And there's only 1 combo available, which comes with a quarter chicken. So if you want a half chicken, you'll have to buy everything separately, which is very annoying and I think designed to make you overspend.

MR
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Fantastic chicken very moist and juicy. Will definitely make a return visit.

TR
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love it, I am addicted to chicken. I am a loyal client!!😍

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing chicken, all fresh, fast and well priced. Topped of by the best apple pie around.

p
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The chicken was well cooked but still moist & tasty. One whole chicken was fine for 4 of us. Our side dishes were also ample & well presented. Good food, good service, good value - would certainly go there again.

T
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

If you simply want fuss-free tender roasted chicken then don’t go anywhere else.

TR
London
8 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience and everything is excellent is great but the price has gone up which is not great. Will think about coming back again

C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Dry chicken and average sides at above average prices - service decent though

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

Un esperienza da ripetere per la qualità

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

They were not helpful when it came to my food allergy

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding place! Chicken was juicy, coleslaw was the best one I’ve ever had, and the apple pie with a scoop of ice cream was out of this world!

NP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super yummy! Would definitely recommend, even to veggies... good sides and lovely dessert!

E
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great as always although have noticed your prices have crept up. We used to go as an affordable lunch at £70 for 4 people, now it was £96!
If your prices continue to rise we might reconsider returning. Your other branches have cheaper prices too

MW
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The BEST chicken ever! Soft, juicy & succulent with lovely side dishes. My wife had the apple pie for dessert and she said that was awesome too. Not sure how they get the chicken so tender but will be revisiting next time we’re in London.

PL
London
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THE CHICKEN CHIPS AND CHEESE MAC WERE EXTREMELY DELICIOUS.
CAN RECOMMEND THE HOUSE WHITE WINE TOO.
ALL STAFF WERE EXTREMELY FRIENDLY AND WERE VERY ATTENTIVE.
WE WILL BE BACK
EXCELLENT

R
London
6 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Limited menu, especially the combo as it's literally only a quarter chicken and one side, which is weird (that's kids size really) so we had to order a whole chicken between me and my friend and then have sides separately without the combo deal. Other than that weird way of ordering, it was nice. Chicken was well made and side were good (if not somewhat small, but it's the same in most places now). The apple pie was amazing! And service was excellent! Reminded me of Bodeans - it's basically the same with smaller portions and just chicken.

DP
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very nice place, very good food
best chicken in London

J
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Neat place. Great - melt in your mouth - chicken.

A
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good but nothing special. Don’t think will go there again

B
London
23 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Great service, good value food

CR
London
13 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and good food. Nice sauces and sides.

S
London
10 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

the chicken was great but the portion was a little small in general. nice location though

ES
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, great service, good value. Perfect for casual dinner.

SW
London
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, really well cooked chicken, and great value.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place food stuff

SB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was great, service and meal a little rushed. Felt a little uncomfortable at quickly plates were taken away and pressured to finish when I wasn’t quite ready. Lots of awkward looks from staff to vacate table when we would’ve appreciated a little time to let good settle over a chat before asking for bill

TS
London
15 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice quick and easy. Enjoyable spot. Would go again.

JP
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great value and great customer service!! Can’t wait to go. Ack. This will. E something I recommend to all colleagues in the office! There are over 200 of us!! :-)

JG
Hertfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place - lovely food & fab service

AM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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R
London
26 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, fat service.

CA
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very impressed with staff and location passed the place many times not noticing so very discreet location. I booked my table for 12:15 which was a good thing as I just beat the lunchtime rush. exceptional little hideaway. 10/10

D
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

I really rate the food in chicken shop but the service can be hit or miss. I recieved the wrong wine and we had to grab the servers attention for more drinks and the bill.
The chicken is great and the sides fantastic.

G
London
7 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It's fine, but it's not significantly better than a Nandos considering the price. First chicken was cold, they replaced no issue. Wine served in an enamel jug... bit weird.

S
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Juicy tender chicken and good value and portions (this is impressive because my boyfriend eats a lot)

FG
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food - chicken is really well made. The staff are fantastic.

CM
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable service. Simple menu. Great value. Some of the best chicken I’ve ever had. Lovely, friendly atmosphere. Looking forward to going back next time I’m in London.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great chicken honestly .... just a bit loud but it’s quite a small restaurant so it can’t be helped

Will be back

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