What: A friendly, neighbourhood rotisserie joint
Where: 888-3 Changde Lu, near Changping Lu. Tel: 6257 8511
Why: For juicy chicken straight out of the rotisserie oven
Chef Sam Norris is back with this trendy, Jing’An rotisserie joint. Norris, whose previous appointments include time at Nobu and Dinner by Heston Blumenthal in London and Mr and Mrs Bund in Shanghai, before turning his hand to catering events under the name of Jerk Boi and creating the delicious menu at Mexican-inspired Dogtown.
all the right notes. The starters and bar snacks are tasty, moreish and extremely  reasonably priced. We went crazy for the rich and meaty country-style pâté, with shitake mushrooms served alongside crisp bread (RMB 35). The pulled pork croquettes were also a big winner, with a crispy outside and succulent pork with a gooey cheddar centre, served with thinly sliced, lightly pickled cucumber on the side (RMB 35). The pickled mackerel crostini was also a well-balanced dish, as the mackerel was pickled, along with beetroot, to perfection and served on thinly sliced pears. The reason you should go to Wishbone, however, is for their chicken plates. A quarter chicken, stuffed with gremolata butter, is marinated and slow-cooked in the traditional French style rotisserie oven. It is suggested for one person (RMB 78), but you can also buy a half or full bird (RMB 150 and RMB 280 respectively). The chicken skin is crisp with the white meat being tender. The side did a good job of trying to steal the show. The chicken dripping new potatoes (RMB 28) oozed with the flavour of the meat, and sweet butternut squash (RMB 28) made an excellent and healthier alternative to the potatoes. Make sure you don’t leave here without trying the homemade lemon tart (RMB 40). Not too sweet, the citrusy yet creamy dessert is the perfect ending to an indulgent chicken dinner.
Not only does the stylish restaurant offer delicious eats, but they also have a good selection of craft beers such as Brew Dog Dead Pony Club (RMB 60) and cocktails such as a summery Aperol Spritz (RMB 60). The service is quick and the wait staff is friendly. There is a regular local crowd going here, and after a few visits you will become firm friends with the chef. 
Although still in the early opening phase, the restaurant recently held its “Wishbone Weekender”, with live music, guest DJs as well as special food and drink deals. We hope to see more of these events as the summer season creeps up on us.