Marsha to double up with new Soho site

By James McAllister

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Sustainability-focused chicken restaurant Marsha to double up with new Soho site

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Sustainability-focused chicken brand Marsha is to launch a second London restaurant next month having secured a site at Carnaby Street’s Kingly Court in Soho.

Marsha launched its debut site last year on the riverside in Gabriel's Wharf, and its second location will be based around the original with a menu that uses higher-welfare chickens from the Soane family farm in the Yorkshire Wolds and aims to use as much of the bird as possible across its selection of small plates, roasted chicken and burgers.

Sharing dishes include crispy chicken skins with a house seasoning; chicken hearts in blankets with chimichurri; sautéed chicken livers with green lentils and harissa yoghurt; and buttermilk gochujang wings with kimchi slaw.

There's also a range of 'signature' burgers including the buttermilk-fried crispy chicken thigh burger loaded with kimchi slaw and pickles; as well as a half chicken that's poached in hot brine and oven roasted.

Other dishes, meanwhile, include bang bang cauliflower with gochujang sauce; grilled spring cabbage with smoked romesco, tahini and almonds; and a chocolate and pecan brownie dessert with coconut choc-chip ice cream.

In keeping with Marsha’s 'philosophy of low waste', several drinks on the highball and spritzer-focused cocktail menu make the most of ingredients from the kitchen that would otherwise have been discarded.

The ‘Dirty Clucker’, for instance, is a chicken-stock infused take on a dirty martini, garnished with a crispy chicken skin rim around the glass; while the ‘Stonecold’ is a mix of Johnnie Walker Black, salted caramel, coconut, and lime, topped with a garnish made from the crumbs of brownie off cuts.

Other ingredients re-used across the cocktails list include cauliflower flowers, pickle juice, and cucumber edges.

Marsha looks to further bolster its sustainability credentials by printing its menus on paper made from almond byproducts and recycled fibres, and also serves unlimited filtered water in partnership with Belu, a social enterprise.

A £1 voluntary contribution goes on to each bill to help Belu invest in circular economy innovation, and reach people living without clean water – 100% of Belu profits go to WaterAid.

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