Now veggies and vegans – look away now. If you’re craving some succulent and juicy chicken wings, then look no further than this roundup of the best places to get chicken wings in London. Happy eating!
1. Chick and Beers
As the name suggests, this one is all about the food and drink combo. And boy what a combo it is. They claim to ‘serve the best Korean Fried Chicken in town’, and we’re not one to argue to be honest.
They’ve got two different branches based out west in K-Town, and they also offer fried chicken delivery options too. If you’re wanting some chicken wings, then we’d suggest going for their signature heart-shaped ones, which when washed down with an ice-cold Asahi is one hell of a slap-up meal.
📍You’ll find Chick and Beers at 24 Coombe Road, New Malden, KT3 4QE and 282 Burlington Road, New Malden, KT3 4NL.
🚇 Nearest stations are New Malden and Motspur Park.
Another one of the best places for chicken wings in London here, BIRD really specialises in fried chicken, with branches in Shoreditch, Camden, Islington, Brixton and Stratford. They also have waffles on the menu – and who doesn’t love them – as well as six or twelve chicken wings with a whole host of different sauces, dips and shakes too.
You can opt for everything here like sticky soy and Nashville hot, though our choice would probably be the blue cheese, buffalo ranch or vegan-friendly lemon pepper dry shake.
📍You’ll find Bird at five different locations in London. You can find out more here.
3. Chick ‘n’ Sours
Next up on this roundup of the best fried chicken in London is Chick ‘n’ Sours – culinary geniuses who take fried chicken and sour cocktails to another level. There’s everything here from chicken tenders and beef dripping fries to fried chicken sandwiches, though when it comes to chicken wings, we’d go for the ‘disco’ variety.
You can opt for six, nine or 18 pieces of juicy chicken here, which are drizzled in a naked or hot kung pao sauce. They’re well worth a try, it really has to be said!
📍You’ll find Chick ‘n’ Sours at 390 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4AA and at 1A Earlham Street, London, WC2H 9LL.
🚇 Nearest stations are Haggerston and Covent Garden.
4. The Orange Buffalo
Originally served out of a truck in an old car park in Brick Lane, The Orange Buffalo’s New York style wings will blow your socks off and they’ve now expanded to four other locations across town. They’re double winners of the UK’s first chicken wing competition, so they sure know how to make darn good chicken here, and their wings are really the stuff of legend.
The heat level starts at an encouraging 0, with BBQ wings that Orange Buffalo claim “even your Nan would like”. From there, you climb pretty steadily, from the tangy Original and Korean-inspired K-Town (both level 3), to the signature Woof Woof (level 6), and on to Vincent, a mango-chilli hybrid which clocks in at a sweat-inducing level 7. If you’re really wanting to challenge yourself then go for the sweat-inducing ‘Viper Wings’ which will really blow-your-socks off!
📍You’ll find The Orange Buffalo at various different locations in London. You can find out more here.
MEATliquor is famous for its US-style burgers, cocktails and diner-style decor, and they’ve also got some excellent desserts like ice cream floats too. With eight branches around town, it’s pretty easy to locate one, and they’ve also got some killer chicken wings here too.
You can get the buffalo and BBQ wings here, but we’d recommend trying the ‘monkey fingers’ – a delicious concoction of dredged and fried chicken breast cooked in a buffalo sauce and a blue cheese sauce. Winner, winner.
📍You’ll find MEATliquoe at various different locations in London. You can find out more here.
6. Supawan Thai Food
Set on Caledonian Road, this cosy and friendly Thai restaurant specialises in curries, tom yum noodles and spring rolls. It’s been incredibly well-reviewed by food critics and punters alike, and there are some really incredibly delicious and authentic recipes taken from Head Chef Wichet Khongphoon’s upbringing back in Thailand.
While you can’t go wrong here, this is a chicken wings roundup after all, so we’d go for the ‘peek kai yud sai’ – fried chicken wings stuffed with minced chicken, prawns, mushrooms and glass noodles served with a tamarind and chilli sauce.
📍You’ll find Supawan Thai Food at 38 Caledonian Road, London, N1 9DT.
🚇 Nearest station is King’s Cross St. Pancras.
7. Mother Clucker
Next up on this roundup of the best chicken wings in London is Mother Clucker – a legendary street food spot that was born one night by mates Ross and Brittney after a few too many bottles of beer. After doing bar residencies at Backyard Cinema and Peckham Springs, they then moved to a spot at the Truman Brewery right off Brick Lane.
They’ve got a unique Mother Clucker flour, herb and spice blend which they douse all their chicken in before they dredge and dip it with buttermilk. The result is some of the most delicious and succulent fried chicken in the whole of London. They’ve got some fantastic chicken wings here too, and they also offer a range of halal-prepared goodies if you need ’em.
📍You’ll currently only find Mother Clucker online here.
Famous for their burgers, Patty&Bun have now been flipping their wares for over ten years now, and they’ve got some legendary varieties here like the ‘smokey robinson’ and the vegan-friendly ‘ari gold cheeseburger’.
They’ve also got their flavoursome ‘winger, winger chicken dinner’ wings – a delicious concoction of smoked confit wings with a drizzle of barbecue sauce and spring onions too.
📍You’ll find Patty&Bun at various different locations in London. You can find out more here.
Wingstop quickly became a fan favourite when they first opened their doors back in 1994, and they’ve become world leaders in the chicken wing game it has to be said. They’ve currently got ten different flavours, ranging from the ‘mild lemon pepper’ to the blow-your-head-off ‘atomic’. Add in the fact that they’ve got a whole bunch of sides and even churros here and you can see why this chain has become one of the most popular in town.
📍You’ll find Wingstop at various different locations in London. You can find out more here.
Our penultimate entry on this roundup of the best chicken wings in London is Coqfighter – a beloved establishment which started its life as a pop-up store in Boxpark Shoreditch. It’s now expanded to five different locations – King’s Cross, Finsbury Park, Soho, Croydon and the original Shoreditch spot – and there’s everything here from battered korean wings to fried chicken burgers.
While there are some utterly delicious wings here, we’d recommend going for the ‘laksa butter wings’ – a heavenly concoction of six chicken wings smothered in fragrant laksa and coconut butter too. Sign us up!
📍You’ll find Coqfighter at various different locations in London. You can find out more here.
Rounding off this list of the best spots for chicken wings in London is Butchies – a cherished restaurant who specialise in the ‘ juiciest, crunchiest, most flavoursome fried buttermilk chicken every time’. There’s five different branches dotted around town – with a sixth due to open in Canary Wharf soon – and they also offer some excellent hot wings with a lipsmackingly-good buffalo sauce.
Add in some sides like mac’n’cheese, butchie’s slaw and halloumi fires, and you can see why we really love this one.
📍You’ll find Butchies at various different locations in London. You can find out more here.
So there you have it – a roundup of the best spots to get chicken wings in London. What better way to treat yourself than indulging in one or two of these spots this week or weekend?