Seems chicken is the muse of the moment for London restaurants. To wit:
In Kentish Town, Soho House recently opened Chicken Shop. The design was modeled after a 1950s American general store (think checked floors and a bar with stool seating).
After a food truck test drive, Canteen co-founder Cass Titcombe opened Roost as a brick-and-mortar restaurant in Soho, offering free-range British chicken—fried, grilled, or roasted.
At Tramshed, Mark Hix’s buzzy new chicken-and-steak restaurant in Shoreditch, a specially commissioned Damien Hirst featuring a cow and a cockerel in formaldehyde takes center stage (how appetizing); in the basement, Cock ‘n’ Bull gallery showcases works by local artists.
Wishbone, a fried chicken joint and cocktail bar from William Leigh and Scott Collins (also behind Meat Liquor), is now open at Brixton Market.
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Christine Ajudua is Travel + Leisure's London correspondent.