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Chickens and Foxes

SEEN loves food of all descriptions and was very intrigued to try this new rotisserie chicken restaurant practically next to Baker Street station. Their USP is that their Label Rouge chickens are happy, free-range, and slow-grown, feeding on pesticide-free grain. When they are despatched for the plate, their short but happy life results in a tastier chicken. SEEN certainly agrees with those ethics.

SEEN loves food of all descriptions and was very intrigued to try this new rotisserie chicken restaurant practically next to Baker Street station. Their USP is that their Label Rouge chickens are happy, free-range, and slow-grown, feeding on pesticide-free grain. When they are despatched for the plate, their short but happy life results in a tastier chicken. SEEN certainly agrees with those ethics.

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My guest ordered a pulled chicken burger with roast potatoes and garlic dip and SEEN ordered a quarter-chicken with a spicy skin, tabbouleh salad and an avocado dip. We each had a glass of the house red, which was great as it warmed up a little.

As we waited for our food, we took in our surroundings; Chickens and Foxes is a fast-casual restaurant from the founder of the acclaimed Aubaine group, Hani Nakkach, all very light and clean with refectory tables for large groups, smaller tables at one end and a bar seating area above the stairs. The vibe was very laid-back and the smell of the rotisserie made our mouths water.

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The food arrived on trays lined with paper, much of which was shredded by SEEN as I consumed my chicken with enthusiasm. It was tender, not too moist and the spicy skin was lovely. The tabbouleh salad was hearty and filling and the avocado dip smooth and tasty. My guest deemed the chicken burger one of the best she’d ever tasted and the roasties were nice and crisp. The garlic dip was also very nice with a proper garlic punch to it.

There’s only one dessert: Chocolate and raspberry pot – raspberry at the bottom covered with chocolate mousse and a chocolate crumble on top. I’ll leave the final word on this sweet delight to my guest: ‘excuse me while me and my dessert get a hotel room.’ True praise indeed.

Martina O'Shea

The service was quick and friendly. It’s definitely right for the Marylebone area with its busy tourist vibe. It’s great food for when you’re feeling really worn out. A word to the wise: if you aren’t worn out, be sure to starve yourself for at least five hours beforehand, you’ll enjoy it all the more.

www.chickensandfoxes.com

Chickens and Foxes
199 Baker Street
London
NW1 6UY