This post was first published by My London on 28/01/2019.
Croydon Morley’s chicken shop reviewed by internet sensation Chicken Connoisseur has closed
The branch of Morley’s in Thornton Heath also featured in Stormzy’s Big For Your Boots music video.
A chicken shop in Croydon which once gained fame after it was reviewed by internet sensation Chicken Connoisseur has closed.
Morley’s, on Thornton Heath High Street, posted a notice on its boarded up windows last week saying the premises has been “re-possessed by the landowner”.
The fast food restaurant has been shut since Friday (January 18). It is not known at this stage what will open in its place.
The closure will come as a disappointment for many chicken lovers in the area, including food critic Elijah Quashie, who reviewed the restaurant in January 2017.
It was part of a series called The Pengest Munch, where the Chicken Connoisseur posted reviews of various chicken shops around London on YouTube.
On this particular trip, which has been viewed more than 2.6million times, Elijah ordered the ‘classic meal’ – burger, chips and drink for £2.99, and added four wings for £1.29. Overall, he called the food “delicious”.
Going into more detail, he said the chips were “nice and fluffy”, and added the burger “was lit”, although expressed disappointed at its size. Reviewing the wings, he said they “banged”.
“If you are from here, I would definitely recommend it,” Elijah said.
All in all, he gave the restaurant a rating of 4.3 out of five.
Just days after the review was published on YouTube, we spoke to the manager of Morley’s at the time, who said he was pleased the Chicken Connoisseur had taken the time to review his restaurant.
The Thornton Heath restaurant also featured in Stormzy’s Big for your Boots music video and was a favourite eating place for the Croydon rapper.
Stormzy said previously about his beloved chicken takeaway: “I feel like [Morley’s is] one of the most popular places to get late-night food or a snack.”
The Chicken Connoisseur actually visited Croydon twice, first reviewing Miami Fried Chicken, in Cherry Orchard Road, East Croydon, in December 2016.