2 February 2015

Coop Chicken House, Newcastle: The Revisit

One of my most popular posts on the blog was my visit to Coop Chicken House and when Restaurant Week came about I knew there was only one place I wanted to go. I ummed and ahhed about writing a revisit post for ages but decided to just go for it since some things had changed and we tried a few new sauces too.


The offer was 1/2 a chicken, 2 sides and a chilli shot for £10 and since a 1/2 chicken was enough for us last time this offer was perfect for sharing. We splashed the extra £2.50 to get 3 more shots too and with drinks, dessert and tip the total bill came to about £25. Not bad at all. Again, I can't begin to tell you how amazing the food was - just trust every thing you read about the impeccable quality. It's so tasty and unbelievably good. Their sweet potato fries alone I could eat endlessly until I become more sweet potato than human.

We had 4 shots so I have a lot of flavours to discuss but one thing I was sad about was the lack of shot glasses! It was so quirky and I just couldn't get over it last time. Instead we had our sauce-shots in little saucepans which actually made it easier to dip chicken in but you know me, I am all about the novelties. It was busy due to it being Restaurant Week so maybe this was causing an issue for shot glasses and us arriving so late in the evening (our table was booked for 19:45) unless they've gotten rid of them for good. Who knows? At the end of the day, we got our sauce so I'm not really complaining.

Time to get in to our chilli sauces! We had 4, 1 of which was free with the offer. Our mild sauce was the Sweet Heat Chilli Co. Lime Chilli Sauce ("Delicate sweet sauce with a twist of lime") which of all the sauces we had that evening was my favourite. Dipping sweet potato fries in that, it was sensational. We went for 2 warm sauces: Mr Vikki's Chipotle ("Masses of smoke with a strong heat rather than a chilli kick") and the Chilli Pepper Pete's BBQ Sauce ("A rich BBQ with chipotle morita and some clever spicing") - both pleasant but not the highlight for me. Like I said in my previous post, I would normally go for a safe medium and miss out on the exciting tastes of Mild and Hot sauces which is why I am forever grateful of the 3 shots for £2.50 offer. Be adventurous with it. Our last was the hot Chilli Pepper Pete's Hot Green Salsa ("Crisp, green & fresh - with a bite") which literally paralleled the flavours of authentic mexican restaurants I've visited (like Las Adelitas). I was so happy to have ordered this one and it really did bite (but in a good way that spice lovers want).


Of course we finished the meal with desserts but this time we ordered a warm milk brownie each (instead of sharing) and it satisfied my sweet tooth. So warm and gooey with the nice contrast of cold ice cream that finished me off. So what are you waiting for? You can book a table online through their website. I've had 2 exceptional visits there and once again I find myself excited about my next meal there!

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10 comments:

  1. This is totally on my to visit list, you've convinced me even more!
    Beca xxx
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    1. It's really worth the trip! Such good chicken

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  2. I love Coop chicken house, will have to go back soon

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    1. It's one of those places I don't think I'd ever get sick of

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  3. This place sounds wonderful, I remember seeing reviews, everyone seems to be raving about it.

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    1. It's a gem of a place, such good quality!

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  4. Looks delish - I still haven't been! This needs to change. I'm bored of nandos now so this place looks like it will fill the gap that has been created!

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    1. It is so much better than Nando's - I hate all the hype around Nando's, it's not got a great range of flavours. Coop chicken does some #damnfinechicken and I always love their sauces.

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