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Chick’n’Sours

Another day, another brunch!

You are going to be all over this one, I can feel it.

The culinary wizard, Carl Clarke, has set up a new home in Dalston.

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Yes. Yes, that is anchor wallpaper!

I don’t think I’ve ever felt more at home!

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The new joint is a chicken joint.

Woah woah woah! Stay with me. This is not just any chicken joint! They only serve free-range, herb fed chicken from local farms with organic veg from the local farming community.

I would call it posh chicken, but I feel that would diminish how achingly cool this place is.

Just wait until you see the food.

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The cocktails are mostly sour, seeing as it’s called Chick’n’Sours!

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I have a bit of a soft spot for fruity cocktails that are sweet on the first sip and hit you with a sour punch at the end.

So these fit the bill perfectly!

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First up, the Szechuan aubergine.

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Easily the best aubergine (Egg Plant to you Yanks) I’ve ever eaten.

Coated in a light, crispy batter and swimming in a spicy, sour sauce.

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Apple & blue cheese salad with crispy chicken skin.

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Unbelievably brilliant chicken wings in a spicy vinegar sticky sauce.

The wings devided the brunch table. Half of us preferred these, the other half preferred the more delicately flavoured lemon wings.

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But we all agreed on this baby…

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The chicken burger to end all chicken burgers.

Korean fried thigh, gochujang mayo, chilli vinegar, crunchy slaw and the ultimate squidgy bun. 

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A true beast!

With a side of melon and coriander salad for scale.

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Good old fashioned chicken tenders.

Perfectly cooked chicken in crunchy batter and blue cheese dipping sauce.

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But let’s get back to that burger!

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Even the burger pros struggled to get their chops around this one!

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But it’s certainly worth the stretch.

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My favourite dish of all, which is saying something because it’s hard to choose.

Chicken with chilli jam, crispy shallots, Thai basil, mint & spring onion.

But there was no keeping that burger away from some people…

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Charred white sprouting broccoli, seaweed mayo, grated egg and green beans.

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Pickled watermelon rind.

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Crunchy slaw.

And, ok, it had to be done-

The Brunch Bun!

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Basically the chicken burger with bacon, a fried egg and guacamole.

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Fiendishly good.

All topped off with weetabix topped icecream. (To share.)

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A truly excellent brunch, in a great little restaurant.

But the fun doesn’t end there!

The bill comes in an egg.

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With free tattoos!

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Get your backside onto one of their wooden seats ASAP.

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