Opening on Coldharbour Lane in Brixton this September, Fancy Funkin Chicken will be a chicken shop and bar, designed to elevate the humble chicken into something a bit fancier.
Fancy Funkin Chicken is a new concept from a dynamic trio of young hospitality industry insiders, Nathan Pattie (Co-founder of PIX), Rollo Weeks (formerly Sketch) and Lars Larson (formerly Cuckoo). No stranger themselves to the odd late night pit-stop to one of London’s many chicken joints, these guys know their chicken and what it takes to manage pecking order.
Expect an enticing menu of traditional herbed and spiced free-range fried chicken. Ethically sourced birds are crusted with a Southern American recipe. Highlights include a kicking trio of Funkin Hot Wings, Funkin Funkin Hot Wings and I Can’t Feel My Funkin Face Hot Wings. Wings and boneless bites feature alongside a hearty selection of fried or flame grilled chicken breast or thigh burgers such as the Totally Tropical Burger, served with char’d pineapple and smoked chilli mayo and the momentous Big and Greedy Burger, slathered in double cheese, crispy bacon, caramelised onion, lettuce and mayo. Teamed up with sides of fiery Chilli Cheese Fries, America’s favourite Tater Tots and Corn Breads “a corn 3-way”, and polished off with doughnuts straight out of the fryer, we’re talking serious eats.
Funkin fried chicken aside, boozy concoctions, craft beers, wine and bubbles will flow from the bar in bountiful supply. Fancy Funkin Chicken’s carefully curated cocktail list is full of flavour and refreshingly fuss-free, using locally sourced ingredients such as fruit from Brixton Market, and presented with immaculate attention to detail. Signature cocktails such as the twisted Southern Negroni, a heady mix of Bourbon, Campari, Molasses and a charred orange wheel, and the Hibiscus and Blackcurrant Julep, using a sprinkle of homemade hibiscus and blackcurrant syrup with Bourbon, mint and a dash of lime are recommended sippin’ for the chick-in.
The 50 cover dining room’s interior evokes an urban, raw and residential warmth. Hand-crafted antique and neon lighting, quirky furnishings, stencil art and a garden of herbs suspended overhead make for an alluring pen.
Fancy Funkin Chicken will play host to an eclectic and upbeat music programme of Jazz and Funk, with DJ’s performing from Thursday through to Sunday to get the party started.