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Nick Jones' Soho House group to open Chicken Shop in Tooting

11 October 2013 by
Nick Jones' Soho House group to open Chicken Shop in Tooting

Nick Jones' Soho House group will open a new Chicken Shop in Tooting, south west London on 30 October.

The new 50-cover site comes after the first Chicken Shop, which opened in Kentish Town a year ago. It will also serve quality, free-range rotisserie chicken.

The chicken, prepared in a secret marinade, is the only main course available, served quartered, halved or whole, with simple sides including crinkle-cut chips, creamy coleslaw, corn on the cob and butter lettuce salad.

Guests can choose from two sauces, Smokey and Hot, both created on-site .

American-style desserts include deep-filled apple pie. Other options are warm chocolate brownie or lemon cheesecake, all served with either cream or ice cream.

Only free-range chickens are used at Chicken Shop, which have been carefully sourced from Banham's farm in Norfolk. The chickens are marinated overnight using a specially developed recipe and then steamed to lock in flavour and keep the meat succulent. Just before serving, the whole chickens are transferred to the bespoke rotisserie grill, where they are cooked over charcoal and wood.

Jones and his team designed the new restaurant, taking inspiration from the look and feel of 1950s American general stores.

Chicken Shop Tooting will be the second Soho House restaurant to open in South London this year, following the launch of Dirty Burger Vauxhall in August.

Jones said: "We had a lot of fun launching Chicken Shop in Kentish Town and a year later, thought it was time to take it south of the river. I love South London, having lived in Wandsworth for a number of years. It is and has always been a diverse and thriving community, which is what makes it so great. We look forward to putting down roots in Tooting, and being part of the neighbourhood."

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