The lowdown

What's new? The concept at this new Soho restaurant is simple, taking the humble chicken (and its sidekick the egg) and giving it some serious oomph and zing. 

The likes of the polenta crumb-chicken strips, pollo-porro pasta (spaghetti with chicken and leek balls, in a creamy sauce) and Bangkok-scotch eggs on the main menu will delight children as much as adults, but for something more frivolous there’s a kids’ menu with mini mac and cheese, chicken soldiers with a soft-boiled egg, and chicken burgers.

Leave room for dessert though, the chocolate brownie with artisan ice cream was a highlight. 

Large tables, cool interiors and a relaxed atmosphere make this a great spot for a weekend family meal in town. Likewise it is stylish enough for lunch with the ladies, and in a prime shopping location. 

Semi-unisex toilets make a visit to the bathroom en-famille stress-free. Dad can take daughter, mum can take son, no need to worry about which door to go through or embarrassed children. There is also a disabled toilet with baby-changing facilities, while colouring pencils and paper will keep the kids occupied while you catch up.

Cost: Sharing dishes start from £5.95, mains from £9.25 and children’s set menus are £5.95 for a main and dessert.

Whyte and Brown, Kingly Court, Carnaby, London, W1B 5PW, 020 3747 9820