There’sa new bird on the East London scene and it goes by the name of Clutch. The restaurant is perched just off Colombia Road, in what was a pretty rough boozer but fear not it’s been given a whole new look, with shiny tables an open kitchen with separate bar area and an amazing monochrome take-over of the exterior. The menu offers a healthier version of junk food, chicken is free range and comes from a farm in Withshire and cooking is done with groundnut oil.
The menu is pretty simple with five chicken options, some of which come with a choice of flavouring. We dived into half bucket of Happy Hens coated in a sweet soy and garlic soy – cluck YEAH! These were tasty, succulent pieces of chicken with a sticky, sweet coating. We also tried the peanut & chilli crusted Love Me Tenders, which is chicken breast (for those who don’t like eating off the bone) coated in a thick, non-greasy crunchy peanut shell.
There’s a varied selection of sides and dips too, don’t miss the Baby Beets with Parsley & Pistachio Pesto and Torn Mozzarella or the Roasted Corn with Garlic and Black Pepper, always good to add in the veg people. There’s also plenty of cocktails with quirky chicken pun names, beers and roast on a Sunday. Beware of the cock!
For chicken in East London, you can forget Dixy, Clutch rules the roost and kicks the Colonel to the curb!
Clutch, 4 Ravenscourt Street, London, E2 7QG