When I first heard about Wishbone I was immediately sold, I hate to feed into the stereotype but love fried chicken, seriously whether it's my grandmothers homemade recipe or the five wings and chips deal at my local Chicken Cottage I just can't get enough! The USP here is that the chicken is...free-range, I used this assure my friend who was on a diet at the time that this makes it a healthier dining option; I know I know but you have to live a little right?
The restaurant is located inside Brixton Market Row the wonderfully posh reincarnation of the indoor market where many South London women may remember purchasing elaborate hoisery, again I'm being dead serious. The interior is reminiscent of an in vogue conceptual New York City restaurant: expect high tables and bar-stools, the seating outside is not too dissimilar from a school dining experience but don't let that put you off, it all makes for a laid-back environment that compliments the menu. The staff are friendly and cool, and the music is awesome too, think Tribe Called Quest, Rick Ross, French Montana and even Craig Mack...talk about nostalgia.
Ting served with a slice of Grapefruit
Now for the best part, the food! The restaurant immediately scored extra points for offering Ting (a grossly underrated soda outside the Caribbean), and Ginger Beer. I decided to order the Korean Double Fried Wings as recommended by my waiter, Fries and the Deep Fried Mac 'N' Cheese which both my friend and I ordered as she assured me that it was a must, my friend also decided upon the Chicken Shop Wings and the Slaw (Coleslaw).
Korean Double Fried Wings and Fries
Chicken Shop Wings served with House BBQ Sauce
The fries were fresh tasting with the perfect crispness that I like in French fries, perhaps only second to Chez Gerad? The Slaw was definitely a miss, I'm all for a good homemade coleslaw but the taste was very sharp and unpleasant, neither my friend or I had more than a bite.
Deep Fried Mac 'N' Cheese
Overall I would rate Wishbone 4/5. The reason for the slight markdown is that although the food is good, it is not a restaurant I would revisit continuously, however I feel that it's definitely worth the initial visit. The restaurant is most suited toward Fried Chicken lovers (obviously) and those who enjoy quirky dining concepts.
Unit 12 Market Row
0207 274 0939