Chiktopia at Intu Lakeside

So, it seems that this year, my blog has only featured food events… but I guess, this is something I am not overly fussed about as I love my food and my food events!

I was recently invited to a try a brand new restaurant at Intu Lakeside, Chiktopia.  To sum it up, it is pretty much the UK version of Chic-fil-A (which is one of my favourite restaurants in the USA).  I am a huge chicken lover anyway, I probably eat it at least once a day, every day, so when I received an email inviting me down, I could not resist!!

Eager to get a taste of Chiktopia, I quickly arranged a visit.  I was already meeting a friend, Brooke, the same week that I planned to visit (I had to plan around my very busy holiday commitments), so I decided to take her along with me and get a second opinion to my thoughts on Chiktopia!

As I work in London, we arrived to Chiktopia fairly late, which in actual fact was a bonus, this meant that we were able to speak to Garry, one of the Chiktopia managers, in depth about the food, service they provide and the new restaurant.  Garry was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful.  He talked us through each dish in lots of detail, right down to the ingredients included in each dish.  We had such a wide variety of food in front of us, we may have even tried the whole menu between us!

My favourite dish was either the “Deluxe Grilled Chicken Burger” or the “Spicy Cajun Chicken Tenders” (both dipped in the “Paradise Sauce”).  We had a variety of sauces to try which were all amazing but the Paradise Sauce was my favourite!  The Paradise Sauce is their secret recipe: so we were asked to see if we could describe the taste, which was actually quite difficult, but Brooke suggested that it tasted a little bit like Burger Sauce (which I am not usually a massive fan of), but whatever the taste, it was unbelievable!  I would definitely recommend you try this when you visit!  I also really liked the Louisiana biscuit – it was recommended that we dipped it into the Paradise Sauce but, this I was not a huge fan of!  I preferred it dipped into the “Buttermilk Sauce”!

The “Spicy Cajun Chicken Tenders” were a little spicy for me (but I can’t handle too much spice!) so the buttermilk sauce is a life saver when your mouth is on fire!  This sauce is another one of my favourites!

I also got to try the best milkshake I have ever had!  I am a huge milkshake lover anyway but tend to stick with strawberry 99% of the time, but I tried the “Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake” and it was hands down, the best milkshake I have ever had!  I also, recommend that you give this milkshake a go as you will definitely not regret it!!!

The prices at Chiktopia are very reasonable which makes it even more worth it.  The food was served extremely fast and was just delicious!  So if you are around the Lakeside area and in need of a quick meal, this is definitely the place for you, especially if you are like me and love chicken!!

I would like to say a huge thank you to Yvonne and Garry for gifting us such a lovely meal and for being so helpful and attentive throughout our Chiktopia experience.  I would also like to wish Chiktopia lots of luck as they truly deserve it for serving such fast and tasty food!

Make sure you give them a follow on Instagram @chiktopia_chicken and check out their menu online: www.chiktopia.com!

If you download the Chiktopia app, you can always grab yourself a FREE Original Burger!!

Lots of love,

Robynne Louise x

*this was a gifted dining experience but an honest review (as always!)

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