Review of 'Wing Stop'

In town for the annual “Frankfurt Christmas Market” and looking for somewhere to eat we stumbled on the local branch of “Wing Stop”, a chain specializing in chicken wings. We have passed by their shop at Cambridge Circus (on Charing Cross Road) in London many times but never actually gone in. We are glad we finally paid them a visit in their Birmingham store.

This fast food restaurant is located on the outside of the Bullring shopping centre opposite a branch of Five Guys. When we visited on a Friday night it was quite busy with about half of their business seeming to be from delivery or takeaway orders. We were not sure we would even be able to visit with not a lot of tables free but this is not a place to linger and soon enough we found our table so were comfortable to order from the front tills. The menu is divided into “Wings”, “Boneless” (wings), “Big Flavour Burger”, “Tenders”, “Sides”, “Wing Platters”, “Kids Meal”, “Drinks” and, for dessert, “Churros”. It is a bit of a stretch to call wings a “meal” but here they make a good go at it. The menu boards also include an explanation of the various “flavours” they offer which are (from mild to hot): Hawaiian, Garlic Parmesan, Lemon Pepper, Hickory Smoked BBQ, Louisiana Rub, Brazilian Citrus Pepper, Spicy Korean Q, Original, Mango Habanero, and Atomic.


We went for the “Full Flavour Fix” (£13.50; 8 Wings/Boneless Wings, 3 Tenders, and Regular Seasoned Fries) then came the confusing bit as I was asked for flavours without really telling me which they were for, but anyway, we ended up with both Original and Louisiana Rub on the chicken boneless wings (you had the choice of bones or no-bones), Garlic Parmesan on the tenders and we opted for “Wingstop Style” fries (you have the choice of Wingstop style, Lemon Pepper or Cajun for these - they also have loads of different types of fries including loaded).

Given a plastic number we found a table, regretfully close to the door which kept opening to let in the cold air, and waited for our order which took a good 20 minutes to be delivered. Did I mention they were quite busy? The fairly small seating area is what you would expect of a fast food chain with plastic tables and chairs. The interior was reasonably clean with tables cleared fairly frequently given how busy it was.

Ordering Area

The food, when it eventually arrived, was amazing. The boneless chicken with “original” flavour was our favourite (slightly sweet) while the tenders with their “Garlic Parmesan” were the most disappointing as it tasted simply like butter making it quite greasy. The chicken was all very juicy and crunchy, as it should be. The fries were perfectly cooked and tasty. The portion size seemed quite good for the price, for sure.

Full Flavour Fix

There are a lot more things on the menu we would like to try and flavours to try with them so we will definitely be back. Delicious chicken at a reasonable price…though if you want to eat in try to avoid rush hours.

Rating: “Nearly perfect, but not quite”

Review Date: 2022-11-25

Cuisine: American/British

Address: Bullring Shopping Centre, Unit SU524, Moor St, Birmingham B5 4BE ENGLAND

Location: Birmingham (England)



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