“Tonight we are eating fried chicken on Beak Street,” I said (seriously) to my husband. He answered with “that’s a bad joke.” I said no, really, we are!
Much to his amusement (and my smug face), we found ourselves on the very aptly named Beak Street in Soho, in front the very colourful, Deep South inspired chicken restaurant, Ma’Plucker.
There was already a buzz, as we walked in, with diners eating chicken with big smiles on their faces. Always a good sign!
The restaurant itself is quite compact so definitely recommend booking ahead as it is worth it, as there was already a queue.
Settled down on a bright table, our waitress came over with a beaming smile and explained how the menu worked. You first pick your base, from a salad, brioche bun or waffles, then a sauce, followed by your type of chicken.
You can choose from rotisserie chipotle, crispy coated buttermilk pepper and Hickory spiced pulled.
If you are vegetarian, you can choose crispy coated Halloumi cheese.
For drinks, I went for a regular coke, while Amit tried the Samuel Adams Boston Lager, which he really enjoyed.
After placing our order, the food swiftly arrived. Amit had gone for the Crispy Coated Buttermilk chicken in a brioche bun with Chipotle Chilli sauce. Pictured below, it was full of flavour, and he loved the textures, spicy and sweet contrast and especially, the crunchiness of the chicken’s batter.
I went for the quarter rotisserie chipotle chicken with salad and the MP Chicken Skin Gravy, which was delicious. The quarter sized chicken was slightly bigger than I expected it to be, but it was a welcome surprise as it was delicious.
Never have we been so hostile to each other about a side dish, yet when MA’s Slaw arrived, we were both trying to selfishly grab as much as we could as it was so scrumptious! It tasted so fresh and had a hint of maple syrup in it.
Our second side was the Crack & Cheese. OMG. Golden crispy crunchy exterior with perfectly cooked divine mac n cheese inside. Heavenly!
Just look at that! It tasted every bit as amazing as it looks.
By this point we were both really full and although I had really wanted to try the Sundae Ice cream, I couldn’t have managed it, and so the waitress suggested we try the mini doughnuts with caramel sauce as an alternative.
These were SO good! They tasted a little like churros and just decadent. In fact I could have eaten more of these!
The whole meal was satisfying, and it is the perfect place for comfort food. The prices are really reasonable, the service is fantastic and the food is served relatively quickly, making it a good venue for pre-theatre food.
I would love to go back to try the chicken and waffle combination as well as the Sundae.
Ma’Plucker has a lovely casual environment and is a lovely place to catch up with friends over some great food.
Alongside their main menu, they also do afternoon tea and a bird and bubbles menu too.
For more information go to: http://www.maplucker.com
Disclaimer. I was invited to review and my meal was complimentary. However, all views and photos are my own.