Newcastle city centre is filled with places to pick up a bird… but less about the Bigg Market, we’re talking about Coop Chicken House on Collingwood Street. They specialise in chicken and hot sauce, combined in more ways than you thought possible. As for the poultry, they specialise in roasted – whole, half or quarter depending on how hungry you’re feeling – or fried wings, all doused in any of their spice-laden sauces. You can find Coop along from Newcastle city centre, just along from Central train station, making them perfect for the start of a night out at the O2 Academy and, yes, the Bigg Market. Book a table now.
Newcastle city centre on a Saturday night is no place for the faint of heart. No place for chickens, if you will. Coop Chicken House is certainly no place for chickens, as they’re just as likely to find themselves on a spit and being spun around, or even up to their chickeny necks in bubbling oil. Chicken shops usually place the bird at the centre of the show, but at Coop on Collingwood Street, it is the delivery method that’s the real standout: the hot sauces.
They source their accompaniments from a huge selection of small-batch craft suppliers, and they range from the mild to the medium to the hot and the frankly fearsome. Get your poultry – whole, half or quarter chickens from the spit or buckets of wings from the fryer – and then douse it sauces such as The Cambridge Chilli Sauce Co.’s Trinidad Scorpion Sauce, off the fire-and-brimstone scale, the Sidekick Screaming Pepper Sauce with Carolina Reaper chillies – perfect for wings – or even the Chilli Pepper Pete XXX Ultra House Sauce, for which you’ll even need to sign a disclaimer to eat. There are milder options, of course, but who’d want to have them? Get down to Coop Chicken House on Collingwood Street for some of the best chicken in Newcastle city centre – and remember to reserve well ahead of time in case they fill up.
The food was fab and all tased fresh. Very good friendly service. Food came out very quickly and was piping hot. Would definitely return here. We had a voucher which made it extremely good value for money.
Everything was excellent as always. Chicken and chilli sauce.. perfect!
Excellent as always. The chicken is perfect and chilli is amazing!
Great food and service and I would suggest you give it a go!
Could be just me/us, but some better lighting or signage outside, make you more visible, especially to visitors to your City. We found you on Trip advisor while researching for our Trip, The Wife is a Big Chicken fan, So a specialist in Chicken was to good to miss, but if we had just been walking by, i think we would have missed you. Food was very Good and timely, we were there just before the crowds arrived, ABBIE was very Attentive with Service as was the other young man. Nice Experience.
Excellent food and service, even though extremely busy. Staff were very friendly and always had a smile on their face. Nothing was a problem for them if something additional was required. For those who love spicy sauces, the selection was amazing ranging from tasteful spices, right the way through to what must be approaching chemical burns (in a good way) for your tongue. Taste them if you dare!
Restaurant nice and centrally located so easy to get to. Service was a little slow but we did have quite a large order. Other diners seemed to have to wait a while too. The food was ok, felt the chicken could have been seasoned a little better but I suppose that's what the sauces are for, and better under than overseasoned I guess! Lovely sides, best sweet potato fries we've had for a long time! No room for dessert unfortunately.
Simple food well cooked and friendly helpful staff. We took our 2 daughters 20 & 14, they enjoyed the food and the dining experience, it was fun trying all the different sauces but we didn't go nuclear!!!! We did bring a bottle of sweet chilli sauce home with us.
Everything was delicious - we had house chicken wings with slaw, beans, fries and sweet potato fries, two different hot sauces and a couple of beers. Cool decor, lovely staff, not too busy. Lots of people came in for takeout wings whilst we were there. We'll definitely go back.
Great food as always offering excellent value for money. Service was really good and table was ready for us when we arrived. Three generations of family all thoroughly enjoyed it. Four first timers loved it and those who are regular customers were happy as always 👍