Carl Clarke opening Chick 'n' Sours in Dalston

By Sophie Witts contact

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The menu
The menu

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Chef and pop-up veteran Carl Clarke is opening a new fried chicken restaurant in Dalston.

Chick ‘n’ Sours will serve ‘reimagined’ fried chicken and sides, sour cocktails, local beers and soft-serve ice-cream creations.

“Fried chicken is a classless luxury enjoyed by all from Obama to the man on the street. I’m so excited to be back in the kitchen and to be in Dalston, which is already enjoying a buzzing food scene that just keeps getting better,” said Clarke.

A 'whimsical' menu

The menu features the House Fry, finished with Clarke’s signature ‘seaweed crack’ seasoning and served with an Asian-inspired Pickled Watermelon and Peanut Salad. 

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Side dishes are designed to move away from the ‘standard’, and include Sprouting Broccoli, Seaweed Mayo and Pickled Green Beans; and Grilled Kimchi with Japanese Mayo & Crispy Chicken Skin.

Weekends will feature brunch menus and ‘Whole Fry Sundays’, serving a whole fried chicken for two with Chilli Vinegar, Gochujang Mayo and Pickled Watermelon.

Sam Dunne, formerly of The Rotary & Milk & Honey, has designed a drinks menu of sour cocktails to compliment the fried chicken.

“The marriage of sour cocktails to fried chicken is like vinegar to chips.  The sours cut through the richness of the coating leaving your mouth singing and dancing for more,” said Clarke.

Clarke and partner David Wolanksi have previously worked on Rock Lobsta​, English Launderette, God Save The Clam, and Disco Bistro​.

Chick ‘n’ Sours will open on 24 April at 390 Kingsland Road, London E8 2AA.

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