London's Best Rotisserie Chicken

Cooked horizontally on a spit, a full chicken turns slowly close for an extra tender meat and crispy skin. Simply but damned tasty if done properly; get your chicken here.

Winner:

The Chicken Shop

This cave-like restaurant is all dim-lighting and birds on spits, and is the worthy winner of the Food Edited. best rotisserie chicken in London. The chicken, which is what you come for, comes out fast and ready to carve. The meat is white, tender and juicy and is encased by a dark, salty, chewy skin. Order a half with a side of the thick crinkle cut fries and some melt-in-the-mouth corn on the cob. There is no messing around here, this is grub as simple and wholesome as it comes.

  • 8.5/10 (£9 for a half)
  • 8/10
  • 9/10

Kentish Town
79 Highgate Road, NW5 ITL
0203 310 2020

High Holborn
199-206 High Holborn, WC1V 7BD
020 3661 7040

Mile End
27A Mile End Road, E1 4TP
020 3727 6165

Tooting
141 Tooting High Street, SW17 0SY
0208 767 5200

@ChickenShop

www.chickenshop.com

Contender:

Poulet Rouge

Goosnargh corn-fed chicken is the star of the show; coming out as a quarter, half or whole bird, each with the secret Poulet Rouge rub massaged deep into the skin. It’s chicken just how you want it: tangy, salty and tender. Order it with some indulgent game chips, and try and save space for a nutella crepe to finish. Classic comfort food.

  • 7/10 (£9.50 for a half)
  • 6.5/10
  • 7/10

Balham
7a Chestnut Grove, SW12 8JA
020 8675 8010

@PouletRougeUK

www.pouletrouge.co.uk

Contender:

The Jugged Hare

Served on a cutting board ready to carve, the rotisserie chicken from The Jugged Hare is homely and tasty. A light and well seasoned skin holds in the juices from the meat making it unbelievably succulent. A small ramekin of home-made bread sauce, and a rich reduction gravy, are served on the side and all you need.

  • 6/10 (£18.50 for a half)
  • 7.5/10
  • 8.5/10

The City
49 Chiswell Street, EC1Y 4SA
020 7614 0134

@thejuggedhare

www.thejuggedhare.com

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