Review – Clockjack Oven – Soho, London
I love chicken, I love rotisserie chicken but it’s not my go-to choice on the menu. Maybe because its my main protein dish at home, I like to choose something different when I go out. ClockJack could change that. This place is welcoming, relaxed and just plain fun. There are no pretensions here and I like that. I was eating on my own so took a seat at the bar. This was a great spot to observe the whole restaurant and also watch the meal preparation. I started with the buttermilk chicken bites, very tasty and the ranch dressing was superbly creamy. I think I would have liked the bites to be bigger in size though, some were a bit tricky to dip without getting my fingers covered in dressing, oh well, brings a new opportunity for finger licking good. The main I chose was the 1/4 chicken breast with a side of Jim Beam sweetcorn. The chicken was a generous size and so succulent, juice was happily running down my chin and fingers ( not a very good look to be fair). The sweetcorn was subtly flavoured and nowhere near the overcooked mush you get in other chicken haunts. I was in my clucky element.
My libation choice for the night was a carafe of wine and although was reasonably priced, it was actually a very decent glass. The staff were super friendly and even took time to chat with me (remember, I was eating alone) without taking their eye off the ball in regards to other customers.Whilst this place isn’t ‘fine dining’, I’m glad. Sometimes you want to go to a place where you can hang with your friends in a buzzy environment with some good food and good drinks. Clockjack’s certainly fills the bill. I look forward to my next visit, for I will be back (but this time with a group of friends 🙂 ).