The recently opened Yard and Coop is the first restaurant in the Northern Quarter dedicated to chicken. The informal 120-cover restaurant, situated next to Common on Edge Street, offers its own recipe of buttermilk fried chicken, served in a variety of formats: a generously proportioned burger (£8.50, with chips and dill pickle) was the highlight of our visit, but baskets of breast and thigh meat (£6) – plus ‘not chicken nuggets’, aka crumb-coated halloumi (£4.50) – are also available with multiple sauce and style combinations – as well as wraps, salads and small plate options. We found The Bee’s Knees sauce, incorporating cayenne pepper, lime and honey, to be the pick of the bunch. Wings (£4.50) – available as barbecue or bourbon style, served with blue sauce – and chips (£2.50) covered in thick chip shop curry (50p extra) also went down well. The drinks menu, meanwhile, contains an adventurous cocktail list, plus plenty of beers, ciders and wines – as well as hard and soft milkshakes, which more than make up for a lack of dessert options.

Yard and Coop, 23-37 Edge Street, M4 1BJ, Tel: 0161 710 2570, 12pm – 1am daily,

Chris Horkan
Published on:
Sat 1 Aug 2015