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.
Great food, a huge menu of sauces and good service - never a bad meal at Coop! The beer menu isn't bad either with a good selection of lagers and ales.
Service was quite slow as it took 20 mins for anybody to come to us after we sat down BUT the food was amazing!!! And staff were very polite!
Chicken and sides are always amazing. Try the chilli sauces!
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.