The five-star Mayfair favourite have launched a to-go menu, serving up London’s poshest (and probably more expensive) fried chicken.

We’re not short of fried chicken shops here in London but they don’t usually pop up in Mayfair. That is until now. Claridge’s, one of the world’s plushest and most iconic hotels, has launched a To Go menu through their fine-dining restaurant Davies & Brook and it looks nothing short of epic.

Fried chicken or C.F.C (Claridge’s Fried Chicken as they’ve coined it) are frying up everyone’s favourite comfort food Thursday – Saturdays, from 2pm to 6pm, and you can either order for collection or delivery. It might not be hand delivered by the hotel’s famously cheery, tails-wearing doormen, but it does come packed in those gorgeous pistachio-hued Claridge’s bags – almost worth the price alone.

That’s the catch, it doesn’t come in cheap at £35 a head, but you do get a little more than just chicken. Each meal contains C.F.C, three sides, Parker House rolls and a raspberry cheesecake to round it all off. You can also order two ready-to-pour Davies and Brook cocktails ‘Strawberry and Jasmine Milk Punch’ and ‘Elderflower Cooler’, as well as a selection of wine, champagne and beers.

For an extra £20 go all out and order the mammoth eight-inch lemon tart for up to six people to share – ideal for a socially distanced dinner party in the garden.

The whole idea is classic Claridge’s. It might be home to some of London’s most expensive rooms, but they’re always thinking outside of the box and never take themselves too seriously. While most haughty toity restaurants are delivering lobsters and chateaubriand, they’re serving up some finger-licking good fried chicken, and we love them for it.

Lockdown has brought us many unexpected things but friend chicken from Claridge’s? Who would have thought it?

Along with the rest of the hospitality industry, Claridge’s have had to close during the COVID-19 crisis, but they used the empty rooms to welcome 40 NHS workers from St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington who needed to self-isolate for free.

The VIP guests were treated to dinner and breakfast every day, and the hotel provided over 500 packed lunches for NHS workers and community support teams throughout the capital. A gesture that those key workers, and many of us, will remember long after this is all over.

Lockdown has brought us many unexpected things but frind chicken from Claridge’s? Who would have thought it?

Davies and Brook ‘To Go’. Available Thursday – Saturday from 2pm – 6pm

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