Monday, 15 July 2013


Recently 'hatched', less than a week ago, in Kingly Court off Carnaby Street, Whyte & Brown specializes and celebrates the versatility of free-range chicken and eggs.


As it was a nice sunny day I chose to sit outside, and ordered a flat white to kick-start my day, whilst I perused the menu.




I ordered some Crispy Chicken Shards as I was feeling rather peckish, having not had breakfast as I was busy doing last minute packing (again). 
"Slow-baked crispy chicken skins with W&B signature seasoning".
Tasty little things, but maybe a wee bit on the salty side as I experienced an explosion of salt in my mouth on the first bite that knocked out my taste buds for a few seconds...
I kept my glass of water close by as I continued munching away.

 I was tempted to order the Harissa Hot Wings but instead decided to order my main course first before being too overly ambitious!
I went for the Lemon Leek Risotto Scotch Egg - "soft boiled egg nestled within luscious herbaceous risotto ball, perched on wilted spinach with chive and lemon butter sauce".
First impressions - it looked amazing, like a giant Scotch egg! And carefully cutting it into half, I watched with eagerness as the bright yellow yolk slowly oozed out...
The outer shell was baked to a nice crisp texture with a slight chewiness, and the whole combination tasted good. 
It was also much more filling than I expected (has my stomach shrunk?!), and didn't finish it as I wanted to save some space for dessert - naughty, I know... 

All the desserts looked really tempting, but in the end I went with the highly recommended Tipsy Trifle - "layers of chocolate sponge and Catalan custard with orange four ways: Cointreau, jelly, crispettes and fresh fruit". 
If you thought the description sounded tempting, have a look at this baby...

A stunning little work of art, and the perfect treat on a hot summer's day.

Before leaving, I had a little peak inside and realized how much bigger it was inside with indoor seating spread across two floors.
Overall a cosy and chilled out place for a meal, with a very friendly and efficient service. 
Average spend is approximately £20pp - good food at good prices.

Will definitely be back again to try out the other dishes, particularly the Harissa Hot Wings and Supreme Pancetta and Clams. And probably a cocktail (or two) from the bar, created by award-winning mixologist Ryan Chetiyawardana.

It currently serves lunch and dinner, and now breakfast as well, starting from today. 

Worth dropping in for a visit to see what you think. 

So, which came first, the chicken or the egg...?

Nobody really cares, as both are equally healthy and delicious. 

As they say - "Good eggs, Good chicken, Good times".

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