7-9 St. James's Street SW1A 1EE
Fried chicken has moved away from greasy high street takeaway shops and onto the menus of hip restaurants.
It's so trendy it can even be found in the super-posh neighbourhood of St. James's, where the upmarket American-inspired Avenue have just launched a new fried chicken menu. You'll find treats like moreish crispy chicken skins, popcorn chicken with BBQ sauce, spicy wings with a delicious, chunky blue cheese sauce, and that perennial favourite, buttermilk-fried chicken with uber creamy, southern-style gravy. There's even a burger made with grilled chicken that's smothered in hot chipotle mayo and stuffed in a glazed brioche bun.
Make sure you leave room for the chicken and cinnamon waffles, complete with a jug of maple syrup to drizzle over. Their ex-Benares mixologist has created a special cocktail to pair with the menu, a passionfruit and chilli chutney concoction with Belvedere vodka that's sweet with a kick. The menu is available throughout May and June.