Pepe’s Piri Piri, Kilburn, London
After visiting a friend, I ended up Kilburn main street, where there’s as many chicken shops as there are lampposts. Its insane. And I’m slightly jealous, since my home postcode of WC1 doesn’t have any. I’m sure my liver is all the more better for it though. Pepe’s Piri Piri looked the cleanest so that was my reckoning for the pick. It’s hard to fathom how these guys turn a profit on the £2.50 deals, with mine including one chicken piece (breast), two wings and fries. Multiple chicken-based permutations are available. I also splashed out on a £1.29 chicken steak burger and non-tap water.
Fries are reasonable, not remarkable, and the burger almost tasted of chicken. These guys were busy on this evening, plenty of folks popping in for their meat fix. Wings were teensy in size but I liked the coating on them and on the chicken too. A hint of sweetness, pepperiness – you could tell they were going for something KFC-like and Pepe’s didn’t disappoint along the way. Nice, tender meat and service was friendly. Probably a good thing I’m not closer, otherwise it’ll be such an easy re-visit.