A few weeks ago the lovely people at Zomato invited me down to Soho for some chicken at the Zomato Bloggers Meetup. Our venue for the evening was Clockjack, an independent, modern rotisserie restaurant on Denman Street in Soho.
Just off of Piccadilly Circus, Clockjack is really conveniently located for the theatre crowd. Part of Clockjack’s charm is the atmosphere – it’s relaxed and down-to-earth, offering a simple fare and a wide selection of craft beers.
As part of the Zomato Bloggers Meetup, we were quite a few – around 20 of us, and despite catering for such a large crowd Clockjack were really accommodating to my dietary needs.
I wasn’t able to sample the selection of lagers, but was given a few glasses of the house red, while the appetisers began to arrive.
The others tucked in to hummus, baba ghanoush and toasted pittas, while I sampled the former with a few olives. The homemade hummus (£2.25) and baba ghanoush (£2.50) were delicious, and the pitta bread really looked mouthwatering – fluffy, toasted and warm.
The next few dishes to arrive were the buttermilk chicken bites (£5.95) and the chilli and barbecue chicken wings (£5.95 for 5). We were all divided on which flavour we preferred, although I definitely preferred the chilli. The wings were served with America’s favourite sauce – Ranch, with a few sticks of celery.
Clockjack is home to the only vertical rotisserie in Europe, an interesting tidbit from the manager of the restaurant. Like everything at Clockjack, the chicken is simply seasoned, marinated in brine for a few hours before cooking. The chicken was moist and delicious, with a crispy skin served with a simple gravy. I was a fan of the gravy, though some of the others prefer theirs thicker. I was given some gluten-free fries, with a side of coleslaw, Jim Beam sweetcorn and Southern style beans.Unfortunately I wasn’t able to partake in any of the desserts – a delicious-looking selection of brownies and cheesecakes, but not being a dessert-person anyway. But for starters and mains, Clockjack have you covered.
If you’re looking for a unique dining experience, then you should venture elsewhere – but if you want delicious, simple, American-style comfort food in the heart of the theatre district then Clockjack is the place for you.(4 / 5)
Clockjack is located at 14 Denman Street, London, W1D 7HJ.
Although my meal was comp’d, all opinions are fully my own.