Going from UK & EU Award-Winning Streetfood to setting up two restaurants across town, Wingmans Chicken has been sweeping the London market with its lip-smacking gourmet chicken wings. What’s even better is that they offer a selective range of halal options and let’s just say it’s a firecracker experience to the palate!
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About Wingmans Chicken Soho
They started out as a pop-up and had been doing residencies until they finally opened up their first restaurant in Kilburn, and then later with the addition of a bigger Soho branch as well this year. We visited the Soho branch for a Sunday lunch. The restaurant has a very buzzing and lively ambience, featuring a trendy setting with upbeat music playing in the background.
Halal items are clearly marked on the menu, same with gluten-free and vegetarian options. The menu features a good selection of options, ranging from burgers to their signature wings, and a couple of sides. They differ from other chicken restaurants by offering a unique fusion of flavours for their chicken, especially the wings, which got me super excited to try out. Once we have ordered, we’re given a pair of gloves and a metal bin to discard bones – got me absolutely excited to get messy here!
Here is what we ordered:
Seoul Sista (£10.5)
So we decided to try out their burgers as well other than wings and we went for the Korean-influenced Seoul Sista burger.
It’s got a humongous piece of crispy fried thigh with Korean hot sauce, charred pineapple, ponzu cucumbers, roasted sesame dressing and sesame brioche bun. The chicken was well-marinated and succulent, drenched in this piquant and moreish Korean hot sauce. It’s got a good tingle of spice, paired with a delicate tangy touch from the toppings. An absolutely superb flavouring combination and we loved it.
Signature Wings – Bang Coq (£8)
Here comes their staple, the wings! Each portion comes with six wings, served nicely over a plate with all the sauce and dressings. The Bang Coq flavour is an exclusive one to their Soho branch. It consists of a Thai infusion of Sriracha, honey & lime, and is topped with Kewpie mayo, toasted sesame, pickled cucumber and crispy onions.
The flavours really hit the spot for me. It’s not too spicy but still got a nice kick to it, tinged with a hint of sweetness and tangy flavour that danced around the palate. Kewpie mayo is the ‘king of mayonnaise’ and it most definitely helped to lift the flavours here. The chicken got this beautiful crispy coating as well and carried a lovely robust flavour to taste. All in all, it’s certainly not just your ordinary wings but one hell of an amazing plate of wings!
Truffle Parmesan Fries (£5.5)
Fries tossed in truffle butter and loaded with grated parmesan. After being let down by many other truffle fries offerings at various restaurants, I must say these were absolutely sublime. It’s easily the best I’ve had for a long while to be honest.
It’s so incredibly fragrant and aromatic, without being overwhelming. The fries themselves were beautifully crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. It’s perfectly executed and we happily nibbled away and cleaned that plate in no time.
Homestyle Slaw (£4)
We went with the slaw for another side dish, flavoured with honey mustard and lemon. The slaw got a nice crisp and crunch to it, carrying a delicate tangy touch of flavour to it and was a lovely side dish.
We thoroughly enjoyed the food here at Wingmans and would definitely recommend a visit. Their eclectic range of flavours undoubtedly made them really stand out from the crowd. No wonder they swept the market off their feet when they started out as a street food stall and earned themselves multiple awards across the nation. Additionally, they have also published a cookbook “Wings & Things”, featuring some of their proudest flavours and recipes – definitely a great gift idea for a foodie!
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Halal items are clearly marked on the menu.
Alcohol is present at the restaurant.
Nearest station: Piccadilly Circus
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