Buttermilk fried chicken is coming to Manchester in the form of Yard and Coop, a brand new restaurant dedicated to the nation’s favourite meat.
Situated on Edge Street in the city’s independent Northern Quarter, Yard and Coop is the first opening for Carl Morris and Laura Morris and is the product of a shared passion for Manchester’s thriving food scene.
The restaurant is focused on dining in relaxed casual way, with the menu itself centred around buttermilk fried chicken.
The team have honed recipes and techniques to create Yard and Coop’s signature crispy golden chicken. Carl Morris, co-owner, explains: “It’s taken a year to get it right, trying different flavourings and tips from people all over the world, but what we ended up with is a two day process that keeps our chicken deliciously succulent and super tasty. Not forgetting our the secret recipe for our crumb, everyone knows you can’t have a chicken restaurant without a secret recipe.”
From the bar expect to see an ever-changing range of craft beers from local breweries, small batch spirits and a cocktail list with everything from barrel aged classics to hard shakes served with an ‘anything goes’ attitude from an experienced cocktail team. This brand new team want to create a restaurant that captures the very best of dining out in Manchester, bringing the fun back to the entire experience.
The duo spotted the new food trend of speciality chicken restaurants emerging in the US. Identifying an opportunity to bring the trend to Manchester with their Yard and Coop concept and wanting to prove that quality fried chicken is not just about fast food and greasy buckets.
Speaking about the launch of the new restaurant, Carl continues: “We have worked hard to make the restaurant a vibrant, fun place to drink and dine. We want to see people in here as part of their night out, whether it be the start or the end, we will still be serving chicken and cocktails at midnight!”
The specialist chicken restaurant features two separate dining areas with 120 covers, a large bar for dining at and a selection of private booths that can be booked for larger parties.
Laura adds: “Our menu is designed for personal choice with loads of sides and small plates alongside specially developed sauces. We expect people to be sharing and playing with our menu. Eating out should be fun, for our customers, our staff, and for us! That’s why we are really focussing on the whole experience.”
Ruffle your feathers Manchester, it’s time to get peckish.
Yard and Coop will open in mid-July. More information about the restaurant can be found at www.yardandcoop.com, or on the Yard and Coop Facebook page, @yardandcoop.