COOP Chicken House

4.5
176 reviews
£25 and under
Comfort Food

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About

COOP Chicken House is located just a minutes walk from Newcastle's Central Station on Collingwood Street, across the way from some of the town's most popular bars and clubs.

We're all about simple food done well with a laid-back & non-fussy approach. Think tables full to bursting with wood-fired chicken, charred corn, sweet potato fries and homemade slaw washed down with a pint or two of the local brew.

Whether you are looking to hire the whole venue (capacity 50), a large family booking, a table for two or a lone-wolf business type you'll be met with a warm welcome and some of the finest chicken around at COOP Chicken House.

For groups of eight or more please contact us directly to book tables either by phone or email.
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2016
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Was very tasty / tender chicken but not huge for £15 for a full chicken...? you'd probably pay £2.50 for a chicken this size.
Service was good though.
Sides were good - great coleslaw.
Sauces weren't that great - a shot for £2 bit steep in my opinion...
It was freezing!! so it spoilt the lunch really....we moved but it was still quite cold.
Overall aveage.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little place. Chicken is amazing. Good choice of spices and different sauces to accompany meal. Great for families no extra for kids meal

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OpenTable Diner
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little gem of a place. Chicken was delicious and the options for accompanying sauces was endless. Lovely, friendly, helpful staff. I had the 1/2 chicken with fries and 3 of the sauce shots; each one was fantastic. But a great night had by all and I will definitely be back.

DD
DustyDog
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Buzzing place with good, fairly quick service. Like a much, much better Nandos - juicy, tasty grilled chicken, a whole menu of sauces, simple sides and good craft beer. Didn't try the puds but they looked good.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
5 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great chicken.
Good value and pleasant surroundings. Attentive and enthusiastic staff

JD
vipJonD
London
122 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a great meal here. They do chicken. With lots of different sauces. That's all you need to know! Great place

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Hannah
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great meal with the family, will definitely again soon

R
Robgw2
Yorkshire
9 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2016
Overall4food4service2ambience3

The food was good but ironically given that it's a chicken restaurant it wasn't cheap!
The service was average at best. Could I suggest the occasional more experienced member of staff?

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three of us dined here having made a reservation through Open Table. We have dined here before and always enjoyed it. Interesting decor, very quiet and pleasant ambience. As the name suggests the restaurant specialises in, in fact is nearly exclusively based on, barbecued chicken. There are a few side dish options, all of which go very well with the chicken and one of the big attractions is the large range of "hot sauces" in varying degrees of heat. We tried four different ones all very tasty and we included one of the "nuclear" options which was brutal. Great for those of us who like seriously chilli spiced food.
Really nice relaxed place to eat, we cleaned our plates and left nothing but chicken bones.
We will definitely visit again.

k
keithb
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very tasty meal, food and service great but £15 for a roast chicken without any sides is way too expensive.

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Druid
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This wasn't my first visit to Coop and it won't be my last. Splendid chicken, excellent sides and great sauces. If you haven't been then go, you won't regret it.

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Prudes
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food. Chicken was so tasty. The alcohol was a bit expensive. £6.25 for a medium glass of red wine. But overall a good experience with a relaxing environment.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2016
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Used a Itison voucher. Good value obviously. Liked the fact it was a very reduced menu so specialism in one thing. Chicken was very well cooked. Took ages for staff to take our order but they apologised with a complimentary sauce

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT SETTING FOR AN ALTERNATIVE SUNDAY LUNCH.
FOOD WAS FANTASTIC AND PLENTIFUL, I DON'T KNOW HOW THEY MAKE IT SO TASTY.!
THE DECOR IN THE COOP CHICKEN HOUSE IS COOL AND CASUAL PROVIDING A LOVELY ATMOSPHERE.
ALL STAFF WERE EFFICIENT AND FRIENDLY.
A GREAT FIND.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Bit of a steamy atmosphere from the chickens cooking, Bit smelly of fat..

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2016
Overall3food4service4ambience3

First visit - chicken delicious - service very friendly

OT
OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Juicy chicken, seasoned perfectly. Large selction of fantastic sauces and the friendly staff add up to a special dining experience!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our last night in UK with one of the best meals.

PF
PriF
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2016
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I went to Coop Chicken for lunch last Sunday with two other friends and overall we enjoyed the experience. The chicken itself was delicious, it definitely exceeded our expectations, as well as the sides. Just a little note about the beers: we did not really like the fact that they do not sell beer on tap (although there is one on the bar), but only in bottles.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent,third visit and everytime is a pleasure.
Excellent food and great friendly staff all in a relaxing atmosphere.

S
Sarajane
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always, keep cooking that #damnfinechicken

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great chicken and best sweet potato fries ive tasted!Staff a tad slow to offer drinks especially as not many patrons in . don't worry if no room for dessert they'll pack it up for home enjoyment get going to enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

If you like chicken, this is a real treat. Perfectly cooked, and those sauces...wow.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2016
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Terrible service.
We waiting the same amount of time for a jug of water as we did for our food.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I booked in here through TripAdvisor recommendations using OpenTable.
We were welcomed and seated very quickly then given a moment or two to decide on drinks. Our server explained the 'different' style of menu. We opted for half a chicken and sweet potato fries, grilled corn and slaw.
The food was amazing and the friendly attentive staff made our visit a pleasure.
The desserts finished off the meal nicely, I had the Cookie Dough Pie with Ice-cream and it was amazing especially as it was served warm, yum.
Unfortunately we won't be back in Newcastle for a while but we know where to eat when we do.

KT
KeillyT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My toddler has allergies to dairy and soya and the staff were prepared for it as soon as we came in (I had mentioned it in booking) nothing was a hassle ie separating corn so she could have some without butter. Would certainly recommend it to freind's. staff were friendly food was good price was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I dined here with my Boyfriend on a Saturday night, the service was very good and the girl who was waiting on our table was very helpful when we were deciding what to order. I didn't get her name, but she had long plaited dark brown/Red brown hair. The chicken was really nice and the music playing throughout the night was well fitted to the ambience of the restaurant. Sauces were a little bit spicy, but I think that for someone who likes spicy food then they would be okay. It could be a nice option to add a few more very mild sauces to the menu, so other people who may not have such a high tolerance for spicy foods have more choice to pick from.

Overall the meal was very good and the service was very friendly and fast.

We would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends and family.

PD
PhilipD
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Best chicken i have ever tasted, i even ate the skin (never do normaly) that says it all for me, lovely place

HM
HelenM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service. Lovely chicken and a great choice of sauces. Excellent venue for our get together with friends.

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americano
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Another visit where the food and service was tip top even though it was a very busy Friday lunchtime.
You know what to expect here and you get good quality food (chicken) at a very good price and (an added bonus) some great music tracks in the background!
No doubts about recommending this to anyone looking for a group meal.

E
Elke
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Serving simply chicken with sides. Good for dining within a group and or with friends. Chicken comes in various sizes, so even good when by yourself. It is an independent restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Average, quite pricey for what it is. Extremely limited menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2016
Overall2food3service1ambience1

The chicken is beautiful but we were not given the lunch menu when we should have. We were given the main menu and the sides are so expensive and tasteless. There was 0 atmosphere, we were the only people in the restaurant, this was bank holiday Monday, and we were still the only people. The staff were outside smoking, how was I to know they washed their hands etc? The chicken was lovely don't get me wrong but I won't be back in a hurry.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Me and my boyfriend visited on bank holiday Sunday. We had a reservation and were seated straight away, the decor is great and it had a good feel to the place. Drinks could have come a bit quicker and we could have been asked about second drinks before we waited to ask them, but is wasn't a huge issue! Food was lush! I had falafel (could maybe add a second veggie main option?) which was great and Reece's slice for dessert which was to die for! He had chicken and cookie pie which by all accounts seemed delicious. We'd much rather come here than the other chicken restaurant, much better food and service for the price. We'll be back soon!

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Vick
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2016
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The food was great! The was cooked to perfection - very yummy. Great sides as well.

j
jap19
London
12 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A warm welcome ,tasty chicken , good falafels ,cole slaw and salads for the veggie; decent micro brewery beer and good value. Only minus is uninspiring short list of puddings. So we passed on them

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The simplicity of the food, the friendliness of the staff and the nice atmosphere was ideal for a casual dinner with a friend. Everything served on the day was wonderful.

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Yorkie
Yorkshire
34 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went with 3 friend I used to work with to catch up - nice relaxed atmosphere with good service. The chicken is great with plenty of choice of sides and an amazing choice in sauces which come in shot glasses. Had a lovely time and will go back soon. I like to support independent restaurants, and this is better that that large chain on every high street!

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A regularly reliable restaurant focusing on doing one thing very well - beautifully marinated and seasoned chicken, superb chips, tasty sides. Efficient and friendly service. Great choice of sauces and well selected drinks. Atmosphere and decor so much better than its chain restaurant equivalent.

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eurasiancrewe
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sauce range, chicken tastes better than nandos chicken. Also have sweet potato fries 😋

FAQs

COOP Chicken House offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0191 261 1542.

COOP Chicken House is rated 4.5 stars by 176 OpenTable diners.