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.
Excellent food. Amazing choice of dipping sauces Great service and very happy friendly staff. Good prices too. Would highly recommend if you like chicken or falafel which is the veggie option.
Good service, steady flow of customers coming in for takeout and to eat in the restaurant. Good chicken, sweet potato fries and grilled sweet corn. Good selection of chilli sauces and local beers, would call in again when visiting Newcastle.
This is a small business, which is very helpful when ordering, the food was fantastic I would highly recommend if you like chicken and the sauces were very good
A very good experience again. Would go back and would recomend to others. Chicken was so tender it just falls appart in your mouth and very succulent.
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.
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.
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.
Lovely place to eat and worth the money for the food- only downside for me was that I got this for a Birthday present as a voucher and I can't eat a lot of spicy foods. The chicken came just slightly seasoned which was amazing but I couldn't eat 4 of the 7 sides that we ordered to share in our group. other than that I would definitely return.
I won a competition for unlimited wings and the service from start to finish was fantastic, I would have been quite happy to pay full price for the food and service and I will definitely be back to try some of the amazing sauces on offer.