Yard and Coop set to ruffle feathers on the food front as it announces Leeds launch

Thursday, 31st January 2019, 5:26 pm
Updated Thursday, 31st January 2019, 5:31 pm

Some of the dirty and delicious dishes coming to the city from Yard and Coop.

Leeds may be a northern powerhouse when it comes to dining out, but a cult chicken restaurant has so far passed it by.

So hot on the heels of Manchester and Liverpool, Yard & Coop is finally flying into Merrion Street later this month.

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The Yard & Coop menu is extensive and takes fried chicken to new levels. The build your feast menu allows you to choose your cut of meat and sauce with an option to pimp your fries with toppings such as homemade chicken gravy, cheese and chip shop curry sauce.

Things get creative over at the Large Plates section, where you can go ‘winner winner chicken dinner’ with chicken breast, mash, Yorkshire pud and gravy or feast on the Coop Kebab, which serves up buttermilk thighs on a naan bread with salad, minty buttermilk and kebab sauce.

And then there are the burgers.

The biggest burger on the menu at Yard and Coop.

Their biggest burger, pictured above, is not for the faint-hearted or those with the appetite of a mouse. Now on its fourth version, it stands at nearly a foot high.It is loaded with both buttermilk fried breasts and thigh, deep fried delights, fresh toppings and lashings of sauce.

That is likely to be thirsty work so there are 13 bespoke cocktails, six gins, four rums and 20 beers on offer to wash it down with.

Co-founder and director Carl Morris said: “Leeds is an amazing city and we’re excited to bring the Home of Buttermilk Fried Chicken to the people of Yorkshire. We’re all about booze, chicken, good times and we can’t wait to meet everyone.”