I’m always keeping my eyes peeled for the best chicken wings I can find, and I’ve eaten enough now to share some of my favourites.
The seven places below are offering some of the best chicken wings in Birmingham city centre, in my opinion. From crispy fried wings dipped in blue cheese to grilled whole wings in hot sauce; I’ve got something for everyone.
Bonehead (John Bright Street)
Everyone lost their marbles when Bonehead finally opened in March, and for pretty good reason. As well as juicy chicken burgers the team knock out some seriously filthy chicken wings. Various sauces and dips are available; the Buffalo Soldiers are ridiculous. Served Wednesday to Sunday.
Original Patty Men (Shaw’s Passage)
Everyone knows that OPM serves up some seriously sexy burgers, but the boys have now launched Wings Wednesday. Serving up nothing but crispy chicken and beer, hump day treats don’t come much better than a shit load of wings and a couple of craft lagers. Served Wednesday only.
Rose Villa Tavern (Jewellery Quarter)
My husband has always vouched for the wings at RVT, since drunkenly consuming some very hot ones during an eating challenge. The spicy version is where it’s at, and they’re always busy on Wing It Mondays when you can get a kilo of wings (plus fries) for £12.50. If you don’t like the heat there’s 8 toppings to choose from, so plenty to suit all tastes. Served daily.
BrewDog (John Bright Street)
I have eaten more plates of BrewDog chicken wings than I care to think about; they’re always my Sunday session go-to. Available in small (£5 pictured below) medium or sharer size portions, the crispy, crunchy fried wings are soaked in a thick fiery hot sauce and served with a blue cheese dip that makes my heart happy. Served daily.
Las Iguanas (Temple Street)
Already aware this one will divide people, and I’m not the biggest fan of Las Iguanas it has to be said. Most of the menu is vastly overpriced and the standard of food is fairly hit and miss – but the chicken wings are banging. Great value for £5, you get a choice of sauce from honey peri-peri, bbq jerk and flaming hot habanero (the latter being my choice) to drench your four joint wings. Served daily.
Hen and Chickens (Constitution Hill)
As well as offering the best tarka dahl I’ve had in the city, Hen and Chickens does an incredible mixed grill. One of the standouts from this is the chicken wings. Smoky and spicy, flavourful and mega juicy, for just over a fiver you can have a plate of these fresh from the tandoor. Served daily.
This little bar in the food hall of Selfridges does the best ramen in the city as far as I’m concerned, but you can also get some seriously sexy wings. Doused in a sticky chilli sauce, they’re available as a starter or a side dish. Served daily.
Are you a wing lover? Where is your top spot for chicken in the city? Let me know in the comments!
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