In Soho, there’s all types of different places to eat, hipster fried chicken doesn’t not normally draw me in, it’s not a place that I go “Oooh, i wish that was halal”. What am I waffling on about? Basically, I only went here because of the halal factor, which I guess is a good thing as Ma’plucker have decided to tap into the 5% of population which has a market spend of 20 billion.

A simple menu and concept. There are three types of chicken and 3 different bases, buttermilk fried, pulled and rotisserie which you can have in a bun, with salad or on a waffle.

Sadly, on the day of my visit, they were out of waffles!

Crack ‘n’ Cheeze

Crack ‘n’ Cheeze

The first thing i ate was the Crack ‘n’ Cheeze, which is a deep fried battered ball filled with macaroni and cheese, this item was not to my taste.. I came as a recommendation from the manager and it fell flat, it had no taste and was not my cup of tea.

Then came the chicken!

Fried Chicken in a bun

Fried Chicken in a bun

The fried chicken was very fresh, (well, it was just cooked), but i was not keen on the dark and somewhat overcooked appearance of the exterior of the chicken, it had a slight burnt taste to it along with a slight bitterness. The outer of the chicken was a too hard and crunchy for my liking and not soft. I prefer fried chicken to be a golden brown rather than rusty Brown. The chicken and waffle with sweet syrup concept is a relatively new dish, but this place does not to it as well as stax which has set a high standard. Everywhere I have had Buttermilk fried chicken its always golden brown and soft, not dark overcooked and hard.

malplucker-3By far the best chicken was the extremely soft and tender rotisserie chicken which fell off the bone with ease.

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The pulled chicken was nice is small amounts, it was again served in a Bun like the chicken. It was a little dry and didn’t feel like it had enough to call itself a main dish.

This place is small and simple and the food gets a solid good, it won’t blow you away but it shouldn’t leave you feeling too disappointed.

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What was disappointing where the desserts. I was not impressed with the offerings. I tried the cornflake sundae, which does sound hip and cool on the surface, but what it is is just 3 scoops of ice cream with caramel sauce and some cornflakes on top coming in at £6.

Overall, the concept is cool and well done for Ma’Plucker to offer halal menu. But the food gets a solid, 6.5. It won’t blow you away, nor will it leave you feeling disappointed.

What I ordered:

Crack ‘n’ Cheeze
Pulled chicken in a bun
Fried chicken in a bun
Rotisserie chicken with salad.
Mini donoughts
Cornflake sunday
Root beer

 

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