Me and the girls met up for a good ol’ fashioned Friday night catch up at Joe’s Southern Kitchen, Covent Garden. Infamous for their cheeky tweets, tantalising chicken and tremendous cocktails, it seemed a natural choice.Bare bricks, beards and lumberjack shirted folk serve you, yep we’ve entered hipsterville a little further west, but high ho, high ho…. Oh stop it.
Getting back to the important bit, the food! We plumped for a Beer can Chicken to share between four.
Whilst we were waiting we got our hands on the cocktail menu, and got a round in. I’ve had a real thing for lychee recently, so The lychee was the one for me! But I can tell you the French martini was pretty snazzy too! When the chicken came to the table it was proudly sitting atop a beer can, then whisked away to be carved for you. Look at that bbq sticky glaze, yep I’m hungry again!
Joe’s recommends a whole chicken feeds 2-3, but with a side each we were utterly stuffed by the end.
Now the sides are pretty dishy too. With the likes of chunky chips – which are like a smokey bbq version of a roasty; chicken salt sprinkled fries – finger lickin’ goooood; and pulled pork with butter beans, yep they just melt in your mouth.
If you try their macaroni cheese, let me know, as that looked amazing with a crunchy top and oozing cheese, I wasn’t staring at it longingly at all…
& if all that ain’t enough to lure you in, cocktails are £4 till 6.30pm at Covent garden.
Now, clean off those mitts, possibly some drool too and get yourself down there!!!
Joe’s is a great spot for some cheeky chicken, when you want somewhere other than Nando’s. Good price, good food, good service – even if they look like they’ve come fresh from cutting down a tree, at least their happy about it!
P.s. their bar, cocktail baby in the cellar below the diner, looks pretty nifty for a night out or carry the night on with one or two after dinner!
34 King Street,
London WC2E 8JD