Amelia Dimoldenberg, best known for her YouTube Channel Chicken Shop Dates, shares her nuggets of wisdom on the best nuggets in town.
What makes London’s chicken shops so special?
They’re a trusted symbol of our great city. Whatever area of London you find yourself in, you can always rely on a chicken shop to be just around the corner. Calling you in for a mouthwatering lunch or a late night drunken meal. There is no London without chicken shops.
Who’s been the most memorable chicken shop date?
It will always be Ghetts. He was the first guy I dated on the show and his charisma, big bright smile and sense of humour – calling me a cheap date to be precise – made the pilot a success. I am also now banned from that Chicken Cottage for causing a nuisance to the customers so it’s a bitter sweet fave.
Can we expect an overseas chicken shop date?
Yes most definitely – I need to get to Toronto to date Drake, he’s never got time when he’s here in London so i’ve decided to go to him. I hope there are chicken shops in the 6.
What are your earliest travel memories as a kid?
Going to Disneyland in Paris for the first time for Halloween. It was life changing – I met Captain Hook in the hotel lobby. My family are obsessed with Disney, the films and the parks. I’ve been to the one in Florida 4 times! It’s magical.
Where is your Dream Destination?
I would love to go to Tokyo. Apparently they have chicken katsu curry vending machines! I’ve always been an advocate for chicken related vending machines so I am excited to see if they are as good as they sound.