Food Review: Nashville Hot Chicken At Stagolee's

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Winner winner hot chicken dinner: the chicken platter at Stagolee's

Is this the fried chicken of your dreams?

It's named after a bad, bad man — folklore-outlaw figure Stag O' Lee — but they're serving up a seriously good menu at this Fulham soulfood joint.

Everything bar the fries is made — baked, brined, battered — from scratch in the downstairs kitchen, and that amount of TLC pays off in a big way. All the Southern Americana classics are there; collard greens with ham hock, spinach dip thick with cheese, cornbread, fried catfish... and what might be the best hot chicken you'll find this side of Nashville: it's definitely the best we've ever had in London.

Hearty, heart-warming stuff. It comes coupled with a menu of bourbon, rye and moonshine — cocktails are a strong suit. The Southern Hospitality is an enamel mug of sweet tea vodka, Southern Comfort and tart, homemade lemonade — the sort of cocktail you want to drink on a sultry day on a shady porch. Throw in good, bluesy music and service with Southern warmth, and we have a hunch we'll be spending a lot of time here.

Stagolee's, 453 North End Road, SW6 1NZ.

Last Updated 07 August 2017