Food and Drink : The Lucky Fox, Sheffield – Division Street’s Firm Fried Chicken Fave.

Situated in Sheffield’s own hipster haven, Division Street’s Lucky Fox is a refreshing twist on the often outdated, cliché American diner concept. Offering various fried chicken dishes at a reasonable price in a laidback and friendly atmosphere, it’s hard not to be won over by this (not so) hidden gem.

On a busy Wednesday lunch time, a table in this firm foodie favourite can be hard to come by, yet we were lucky enough to get a table for 2 with the aid of a helpful staff member, who was more than happy to squeeze us in (literally I mean, this place is tiny!) However, as someone who enjoys laid back dining with a community feel, this was not a problem for me.

Once seated, conversation naturally leans towards the décor – namely the appropriately placed stuffed fox above the doorway, which adds to the restaurant’s overall quirky aesthetic. The laid back and cool atmosphere is mirrored in the style of dining, as there is no formal service and you simply get up from your table and order yourself and pay once you have ordered. This makes for a perfect no fuss dining experience, with no waiting around for the bill – perfect for those on the go.

Now onto the good bit – the food. Lucky Fox has a neat and concise menu with something for everyone; from chicken and waffles to burgers, hot wings to mac n cheese. There are also vegetarian options including halloumi burgers, fries and salads. For those of you with a sweet tooth, in-house homemade sweet pies are freshly baked for dessert on weekends. Also, for those that enjoy a good brunchin’, they do that too. Phew. Pure comfort food, Brooklyn style.

We decided on the OG Lucky Club (£8.00) and the Mac Lovin’ (£9.00) burgers and got regular fries to share (£2.50), washed down with 2 cans of San Pellegrino (£1.85 each). The OG Lucky Club is by far one of the nicest chicken burgers I’ve tasted, with perfectly seasoned and fried buttermilk chicken, crispy bacon, (not the streaky American stuff either) cheddar, lettuce and tomato. The Mac Lovin’ was equally as delicious, with Lucky Fox’s signature mac n cheese adding an indulgent touch. The food left us with a warm feeling inside like good soul food should – and at just over £23.00 for 2 diners, it was faultless!

For fried chicken done well, it has to be Lucky Fox. These guys really appreciate good food and it shows. The combination of fresh and local ingredients in their food along with the welcoming, community orientated atmosphere makes their dining experience feel like one big home comfort. Situated in a place that is constantly evolving and seeing the closure of many food and drink businesses, these guys have made a name for themselves and luckily, they’re here to stay.

The Lucky Fox can be found at 72 Division St, Sheffield S1 4GF and also 525 Ecclesall Rd, Sheffield S11 8PR. Open 11-6 daily (til 8 Friday & Saturday).

Phone – 0114 278 0811

Online – www.theluckyfox.com/