[dropcap]A[/dropcap]nother wet rainy evening in London. Come on now rain, you’ve got to stop or else I will soon run out of descriptions for the Big Smoke! Anyway, earlier in Soho, a few drinks with friends after work soon turned into dinner. Not wanting to walk far in the drizzle, we walked into Kingly Court, off Carnaby Street to find a) food and b) shelter. Since not many walk ins can seem to accommodate more than 4 people in one time, it was refreshing to walk into Whyte & Brown and be seated straight away- 6 hangry people were very relieved. Whyte & Brown’s speciality is chicken and beer- I knew we’d get along!
Everything on the menu centres around chicken, and with that dish is a recommended beer to accompany it. I ordered the Jerk burger with sweet potato fries on the side. My burger bun was a buttery brioche and the patty was made of grilled minced chicken and jerk spices, topped with onion rings. To be honest, I thought my burger was a tiny bit bland and could have had some extra seasoning, but the sweet potato fries were out of this world. Chopped up pieces of chorizo and feta cheese were sprinkled in the tin cup, they were lush. Speaking of lush, for starters I shared truffle mac and cheese that was served in a mini hot skillet and sprinkled with toasted breadcrumbs. You can never go too wrong with mac and cheese!
The pulled barbecue chicken bap was very tasty but my biggest food envy were the WB Chicken Ploughman’s. It was basically the world’s best picnic on a wooden board with potted pulled chicken, hefty chunks of cheddar cheese, pate, a swirl of sausage with a side of toasted sourdough, red onion marmalade, pickles and scotch egg. Ooh, did I mention it also came with crispy chicken skin? As decadent as it sounds! (because that’s always the best bit right?)
Admittedly, it was a chicken heavy dinner, but no fear as there was one salad dish ordered…with chicken. It was a classic Caesar’s salad, however it was heavy on the dressing and peppered with whole anchovies which isn’t mentioned on the menu. So if you’re not a fan, ask for it without or be prepared for a fishy surprise!
You can find Whyte & Brown inside Kingly Court on the first floor, with a bar on the ground floor.
0203 747 9820