Yard and Coop

Restaurants, American
4 out of 5 stars
(1user review)

Finger-licking good stuff over on Edge Street.

Yard and Coop is all about the chicken - simply pick your cut (we recommend thigh, which is still boneless but packs a lot more punch than any breast can hope for), crumb, sauce and sides, and you're good to go. 

For a straight-up trio (chicken, chips and slaw), you’ll end up paying just over a tenner, and while the slaw might not be as crunchy or fresh as you might need to cut through the grease, the chicken itself is really pretty decent and benefits from a great, secret-recipe crumb.

If you’ve got room for yet more gluttony other sides include deep fried pickles, onion petals in a crispy tempura batter, hush puppies (bread dippers with ale), or for something lighter there’s a five bean salad, peas with mint and chilli and a heritage tomato and onion salad. 

There are few vegetarian options on the menu, which is unashamedly 99% chicken, but for those not after a bit of cluck there’s crumb coated halloumi (under the affectionate moniker of ‘not chicken nuggets’), which can either be ordered as is or in a wrap.

Most people go here to eat, but the bar area is also worthy of your time; one of Yard and Coop’s greatest assets is a fairly extensive beer selection, which sees a house pilsner and wheat beer on tap, along with the likes of Kona Big Wave, Anchor Liberty and Blanche De Buxelles in the fridge. They also have pre-mixed house cocktails in ready-to-serve bottles, but expect to pay a rather princely sum of £7 for these – perhaps a little steep given that they’re not made to order, so go for a classic cocktail using their barrel-aged spirits instead.

By: Jess Hardiman


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Yard and Coop manages to dress up fried chicken and chips in an array of different ways. The beer selection is fantastic, and the interior and atmosphere is quirky and welcoming. The food pleased most of the party I was with, and props to all the staff who catered to our party of 10 with ease and efficiency, bringing the food out way sooner than expected!