What exactly is Around The Cluck?
It's chef James Cochran's response to lockdown. Essentially, he's taken one of his signature dishes at his Islington restaurant 1251 - his jerk chicken - and created a menu off the back of that, which works really well for delivery.
Is it a heat at home job?
No, not really. With the exception of dessert - more of which later - it all comes ready to eat.
So what's on the menu?
The main attractions are the chicken burgers, but we wanted to try Around the Cluck particularly because the sides were interesting too. A lot of thought has gone into this.
Here's what we had
What about vegetarians?
They're well catered for too, with the very enticing sounding (and lovely looking) Cauliflower cheese burger in golden breadcrumbs, bread and butter pickles between a soft brioche roll. Dessert is vegetarian and half of the sides are too.
Was there room for dessert?
Yes and no. Dessert comes ready to pop in the oven, but we'd eaten so much we decided to hold it over for lunch the next day for a welcome treat. It was worth waiting for.
Around The Cluck is fried chicken taken to the next level. The menu reads like a dream and it's easily the kind of thing we'd go back to again and again whether for an easy midweek supper or a weekend blowout.
More about Around The Cluck
Where is it? 1251, 107 Upper Street, London, N1 1QN
How to order: Order via Slerp.
Hot Dinners were sent this meal by the restaurant. All prices correct at time of publication.
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