On a damp, humid, warm-ish with a slight chill day in London’s dreary summer, sometimes comfort food is all you want. With a style reminiscent of Nandos, Ma’plucker does not disappoint with it’s southern style buttermilk fried chicken.
Above: Buttermilk fried chicken with maple waffles, along with maple chilli sauce (it was absolutely divine!).
What: Chicken (rotisserie, pulled, fried)
Where: Ma’Plucker, 75 Beak St, London W1F 9SS
Why: You need trusted food for a pick-me-up
There’s a choice of a slightly healthier option to choose an accompaniment of salad or wrap. Instead of fried chicken, you also have the option to choose from the rotisserie or pulled version of the chicken. Multiple sauces available to choose from as well such as gravy, bbq etc.
Above: Hickory spiced pulled chicken with maple waffles, along with maple chilli sauce with fries on the side
I preferred my buttermilk fried chicken more. However, the spiced pulled chicken definitely pack some punch in it’s flavouring.
Above: Interior and exterior
The interior is pretty similar to how Nandos look. Got that quirky mellow feel to it with the yellow lighting and giant chicken signs. Super chilled atmosphere. Other than that, nothing else is similar, you don’t have to order at the till. The restaurant is too small for you to walk around really. We were lucky and went quite early on a Friday evening but it gets quite packed later on so do come early!
I also noticed a chick with a tiara on display in the restaurant. I have now named it Glam chicky.
10/10 would come again.