Chicken Shop - Holborn

4.4
98 reviews
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£25 and under
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  • Casual
  • Lunch
  • Fun
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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R
London
5 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.

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

very nice place, very good food
best chicken in London

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

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

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

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

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

Great service, good value food

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

Excellent service and good food. Nice sauces and sides.

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

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

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

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

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

Great place food stuff

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SB
London
2 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

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

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

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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!! :-)

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

Wonderful place - lovely food & fab service

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

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

Good food, fat service.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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)

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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.

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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.

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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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HP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Essentially a fancy Nando’s. Chicken tastes good and is of better quality but the prices are absolutely mad, especially when it comes to the very basic sides! Good chicken but unreasonably priced for what it is.

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M
London
21 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

A good lunch but was absolutely rammed so glad we had booked, wasn’t a very relaxing lunch as so busy and so many people waiting up the stairs for tables. Sweet potato fries were a very mixed bag, some good some so over cooked only just edible because we were hungry and didn’t have time to wait for new ones!

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

Great food, fantastic service, a lovely find! Would highly recommend.

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NA
London
8 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, delicious food! Lovely customer service

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YG
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice place, reasonably priced, friendly staff. Food was good but the chicken had way too much salt!

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T
London
7 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great tasting chicken and excellent sides too! Would definitely recommend and will be back soon!

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AA
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very busy but quick service, excellent food and really good value for money.

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HE
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Friendly and fast service. An enjoyable and unpretentious mid-week meal after work.

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c
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really good food at a great price for central London, seated straight away (although we went early at 6:30pm) nice place for families, couples or groups, lovely atmosphere and nice waiters

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l
London
11 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Amazing food and good service - always an enjoyable experience!

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DA
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good service and very good food! Will visit again!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I had made a reservation arrived at the restaurant to find it was closed due to technical reasons. No one called to let me know beforehand so it was a wasted journey!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Table wasn’t ready for our reservation time, manager admitted he’d already given it away even though we arrived at our reservation time.

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ES
London
7 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for a quick, tasty bite to eat. Our waiter was super attentive and speedy and the food was delicious. We’ve had the chicken shop before but hadn’t tried this branch - did not disappoint. Could eat twenty bowls of your mac and cheese! Cocktails were also perfect.

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LD
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a real find in the centre of London! You walk down the stairs into a rectangular room which feels like the hull of a ship with walls clad in 'distressed' wooden planks. The decor was simple but in keeping with ship lanterns on the walls.
The open kitchen showed chicken roasting on spits and smelt delicious and looked appetizing. The staff were friendly and efficient and the food was simple but tasty. The Mac 'n' cheese side order was to die for.
I'd highly recommend as a much better alternative to Nandos.

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G
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is very good, this was my second time there and it was even better than the first time. It was a surprise birthday and the staff was very helpful and accommodating. Alexandra was our hostess and she was brilliant. I wish all restaurants in London had the same outstanding standards of customer service that the Chicken Shop Holborn has. Highly recommend it and will come back over and over again.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

A great place for good quality cooked chicken and perfect sides to match

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SJ
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here and wasn't sure what to expect. The atmosphere was fun and the food was phenominal. They roast the chicken right there where you can see it. Chicken was so moist and tender. The sweet potatoe fries were great! the apple pie was huge, but very good.

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