If 2012 was the year of the burger then 2013 is the year of chicken, roasted or fried it is everywhere! Clockjack Oven opened in January and serves just that, roasted or fried juicy, free range birds in casual, cool surrounding.
We took up one of the tall tables, nibbling on the root vegetable crisps before diving into the menu. Clockjack Oven’s chicken is roasted over a naked flame, which apparently means the meat has more flavour and is succulent and tender. We were hungover though and unable to resist the sound of The Clockjack Torpedo, pieces of chicken leg meat marinated in buttermilk and served in a buttermilk bun with your choice of sauce; BBQ, Chilli, Ranch or Ceaser.
The torpedo was a good size with more crispy chicken bites than could actually fit in the bun – good work. The chilli sauce was plenty fruity, house coleslaw was fresh and crunchy and the generous red onion and tomato salad was cracking. ClockJack Oven is a great addition to the Soho scene, perfect for a fast lunch or early dinner.
Denman Street, Soho, W1D 7HJ