Best Chicken Wings in London
Chicken wings, buffalo wings, deep-fried wings, barbecue chicken wings, Asian sticky wings. Whatever you choose to call them, we can all agree on one thing: chicken wings are amazing. Crunchy, spicy, covered in sauce, the moist meat is as indulgent as just about anything we can think of, and delicious to boot.
Below, we have listed 10 restaurants that we think serve up the very best wings money can buy.
From dedicated wings restaurants and fried chicken places with an awesome wing line-up to restaurants simply featuring a great wing selection on their menu, here are London’s must-go destinations for chicken wings.
1 – Chicken wings at Morley’s – Branches across London
A south London classic that is frequently mimicked but seldom imitated, a status symbol in the chicken-wing club and a salute to “those who know.” There is just one original name; don’t be deceived by “Murley’s,” “Moorley’s,” “Morey’s,” or any other versions. The chicken-shaped hole in your belly is filled with Morley’s, which is affordable, delicious, and fills it. What’s not to enjoy when complemented by a box of fries and a glass of Coke or the iconic strawberry Mirinda?
2 – Arbol chilli-and-butter wings at La Chingada – 206 Lower Rd, SE8 5DJ.
La Chingada’s chilli-and-butter wings are somewhat overlooked because the restaurant’s burrito and taco selections get more attention. These are definitely deserving of greater attention as the underdog in the chicken-wing category. Butter is used to smooth off the heat of the spicy marinade, leaving a wing that is neither too hot nor overly greasy. You will surely leave La Chingada red-handed since the wings are fully covered with spicy sauce.
3 – Korean wings at Chick and Beers – 282 Burlington Rd New Malden KT3 4NL, UK
It comes as no surprise that Chick and Beers’ wings live up to its reputation for serving some of the greatest fried chicken in the city. More than that, their plump pork and crackly batter mixed in a sweet-spicy sauce humming with gochujang put other K(orean)FC places to shame. It is a stroke of crunch-on-crunch genius as frizzles of crispy onion boldly strum allium notes.
4 – Fish Sauce wings at Smoking Goat – 64 Shoreditch High St, E1 6JJ.
It would be foolish not to order the spicy fish-sauce wings at the Thai-inspired restaurant Goliath Smoking Goat in Shoreditch if you’re fortunate enough to get a table. This version of the original Vietnamese meal, which is extra-crispy, sticky, and sweet, is likely to leave you in a delightful state of confusion. Crunch, spice, and sugar are offered in just the perfect proportions by the contrast of a hot emulsion with fresh chilies and onions. Sesame seeds are sprinkled on top of the food as a garnish rather than as a spice.
The best Vietnamese dish at a Thai restaurant anywhere in London!
5 – Vincent wings at The Orange Buffalo – Branches across London
This was the UK’s first specifically designed wing truck, and it has been operating since 2012. It has two locations in London. It’s a cliche to describe wings as “finger licking good,” but after eating these, we guarantee you’ll lick every last drop of their mouthwatering sauces from your fingers and leave smiling.
It’s the mango that makes the Vincent wings so good — scotch bonnet and tropical fruit is a tried and tested combination, bringing welcome Club Tropicana vibes to a dusty corner of East London.
6 – Buffalo wings at Sticky Wings – 40 BRICK LANE, London E1 6RF
It may appear to be a run-down, late-night eatery on a Brick Lane corner, but inside, the (unofficially) greatest chicken wings in London are produced and served to the hungry public. The wings are available in two serving sizes: the US amount (11 wings) and the UK portion (six wings), both of which come with fries and a dip. Select from American Buffalo, Sticky BBQ, Jerk, or Hot Chilli along with the traditional dips that go with them. You won’t regret coming here, even though it is served in a plastic container with sauces in tiny plastic cups.
Don’t wing it and order this: The deep-fried American Buffalo is a winner
7 – Patty & Bun – Marylebone – 54 James St, London W1U 1HE
Burger-champion We’re here to let you know that the wing side dish, brilliantly named (as are all of Patty’s menu items) “Winger Winger Chicken Dinner,” is one to look out for at Patty + Bun, which has outlets all across London, including Borough, Goodge Street, Soho, and Shoreditch. BBQ sauce, spring onions, and smoked confit wings are provided. Yum!
8 – Angry birds at Nanban – 426 Coldharbour Ln, Coldharbour London SW9 8LF, UK
Crunchy and properly spicy with a scotch bonnet heat that’s mitigated by honey and ponzu butter sauce. A seaweed garnish brings its unmistakable iodine twang. Like some of the best foods, they make the eater feel slightly delinquent, and the name itself is a tiny thrill.
9 – Randy’s Wing Bar – Hackney – Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 28 East Bay Lane, Here East, London E15 2GW
You’d be crazy to overlook a bar with “wings” in the name if you’re looking for one in London with the finest reputation for wings. Lock your lips around all that Randy’s has to offer as it is located in East London and boasts the greatest in Buffalo.
10 – The Ram – The Ram, 68, Wandsworth High St, SW18 4LB
The Ram is a stylish and cosy place to have a bite to eat and can be found over in Wandsworth. You can eat as many wings as you want for 90 minutes for just £16 at one restaurant, and they come in flavours like New York buffalo and salt and pepper.