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Having launched on Old Compton Street late last year, HIPCHIPS has set out to reinvent the potato crisp and bring an entirely new eating concept to Soho. Freshly cooked and served straight to diners on a conveyor belt, HIPCHIPS pairs hand-made potato crisps with a diverse range of delicious savoury and sweet fresh dips. Creating new flavour combinations and a novel approach to sharing, HIPCHIPS has transformed the way Londoners consume this everyday British classic.

HIPCHIPS was born out of an ambition to create the best tasting crisps in the world. Run by head chef Scott Davis who has spent the last two years developing the concept in his kitchen, HIPCHIPS treats the humble potato crisp with the same care and attention usually reserved for fine dining.

Hand crafted and cooked in front of guests, HIPCHIPS uses five heritage and vintage potato varieties to make its crisps. Grown in the North Of England, each potato used by HIPCHIPS has its own unique natural colour and flavour, resulting in a range of vibrant, delicious and distinctive crisps. Scott Davis (Providores, Mirabelle, Fifty St James) has used his vast knowledge and experience of diverse culinary styles and flavours to create a unique menu of dips that are influenced by classic British pairings and international flavours. From Katsu curry and Baba Ganoush to Moroccan Yoghurt and pickled onion cheese fondue, these moreish dips are all made from the finest seasonal ingredients, and designed to mix, match and share with friends.

While many of us Brits wouldn’t dream of combining potatoes with dessert, Davis's innovative menu offers up a variety of sweet dip options and with it, a novel experience for the taste buds. HIPCHIPS crisps are dusted with cinnamon sugar instead of salt and perfectly matched with classic ‘pudding dips’ such as rhubarb & custard, S’mores & chocolate and salted caramel dip combinations.

“I’ve taken my inspiration for the sweet crisps from doughnuts by sprinkling the them with cinnamon sugar as soon as they come out of the fryer. These with the dips really form a classic pairing, which we l change weekly and seasonally “ The potatoes used for HIPCHIPS crisps include:
• Highland Burgundy 1936 - Deep red flesh, firm to the bite potato with a deep crunch
• Salad Blue 1900 - Skin and flesh are both a deep strong blue with a delicate flavor
• Shetland Black 1923 – Yellow flesh with blue vascular rings, an earthy potato with a floury texture.

Examples from the dip menu (priced from £4.50) include:
• Veggie Ceviche (V)- Chunky tomato, lime, coriander, red onion and plenty of chilli
• Smokey Cheese Fondue Picked Red Onion (V)- Smokey, rich, sweet and acidic
• Beetroot & Lemongrass Marmalade (V) - A blend of beetroot, lemongrass and Vietnamese salty caramel, best eaten with crème fraiche
• Chocolate Nutella with praline & crème fraiche mousse
• Chocolate Salty Caramel Cheesecake

Crisps and dips go hand in hand with beer and wine, and HIPCHIPS have matched the food with a carefully curated selection of craft beers, wines, cocktails and soft drinks. The Soho venue is the perfect spot to hang out and share food in a friendly environment, and late night hours means that hungry Soho revellers can enjoy crisps and dip until late.

HIPCHIPS also offers all of its crisps and dips to take away. Served in specially designed boxes, HIPCHIPS make the ideal party or BBQ addition, office sharing platter, or accompaniment to a night in with the latest boxset. For bigger events, HIPCHIPS can provide their crisps and dips in larger amounts to order, or from their own branded stall – perfect for festivals, weddings and large corporate events.

49 Old Compton Street

Monday-Thursday 12pm-11pm
Friday- Saturday 12pm-midnight
Sunday 12pm-10pm


Gourmet snacking is now a thing - Limited Edition graze X by Simon Rogan

Ballot Launches Thursday 12th November

The global savory snack market pulled in $93bn in 2014 and it's set to keep on growing according to global analysts Datamonitor. Our eating habits are evolving in line with changes to our lifestyle; the time poor amongst us are more often eating on the go and grabbing mini meals, such as snacks, on the move. Having access to quality snacks on the move and at home inevitably makes for a much better eating experience.

graze - the company that delivers you delectable healthy snacks to your desk - is pushing its bite-sized boundaries by teaming up with Michelin starred chef Simon Rogan from Claridge's to create a futuristic snack series to take flavour, food science and eating-on the-go to a whole new level.

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Combining techniques from the kitchen at Fera and taking inspiration from the dishes he serves at all of his restaurants, Simon has created four unique Michelin-star-inspired snacks in a graze punnet format. The limited edition Simon Rogan x graze snacks​, will be available exclusively to only 100 people who enter a ballot online from 12th Nov. There's no cost to get one, just luck of the draw ​to get your hands on one pack from a very limited run.

graze X Simon Rogan snack boxes will include four exclusive recipes: 

  • Grilled Salad: Cauliflower, kale, cheese, garlic, chilli and sunflower seeds
  • Lobster and Horseradish Styrofoam: Lobster puffs, horseradish meringue, beetroot and an apple and tarragon gel
  • Salt and Vinegar Chicken Popcorn: Crispy chicken skin with salt and vinegar half popped corn  
  • Mascarpone, raspberry and hazelnut biscuit: freeze-dried mascarpone, raspberry strings, pear, sweet cicely and hazelnut biscuit.