red rooster

What’s the vibe?

We may have a Red Rooster outpost in London now but it really only makes sense in its home setting of Harlem. Come here for Sunday brunch with live jazz music, a buzzing bar area, and a rotating cast of local characters dressed in their Sunday best, and you can’t help but be won over by this legendary spot — and that’s while you’re still queueing for a table.

What to order?

Things get even better once you tuck into the signature dishes of American soul food. It’s essential to order the cornbread with tomato jam and honey butter to start with, as well as the iconic fried chicken served on a red velvet waffle with honey chilli sauce and pickles. There’s some serious mains to choose from too, including our favourite ‘Miss B’s Biscuits and Gravy’ consisting of freshly baked biscuits, with fried eggs, big chunks of pulled chicken, and a thick chicken gravy. The only let down was the doughnuts for dessert, so we’d probably recommending skipping, and honestly if you’ve gone all in on the brunch you don’t need sweets anyway.

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