‘Boxing Day Burger’ and massive Christmas platter on Yard & Coop’s festive menu

The "home of Buttermilk chicken" has completely transformed its menu this Christmas.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 24th November 2021

Manchester’s beloved fried chicken shack and the home of “birds, booze, and beats” has got some pretty tasty treats on its festive menu this year.

With the festive season right around the corner, and Christmas set to be here before we know it, plenty of Manchester’s independent bars and eateries are gearing up for what is always one of the busiest times of the year in the foodie calendar by giving their menus a seasonal re-vamp to add some limited-edition dishes.

Yard & Coop – which sits on Edge Street in the heart of the Northern Quarter – may be popular all year round and raved-about by both locals and city centre visitors alike, but it’s festive food offering is sure to get people talking more than ever.

The “home of Buttermilk chicken” has completely transformed its menu this Christmas.

One of the stand-out festive menu additions this year has to be the ‘Boxing Day Burger’, which, as the name suggests, pays a worthy homage to the unofficial national day of leftovers by giving “Boxing day vibes in a bun”. The burger combines fried chicken thighs dunked in a rich ‘butter chicken’ curry sauce, with lime pickle, pomegranate, mango, and mint yoghurt in a toasted brioche.


The £14.50 burger is then topped with the also-new sprout bhajis, and served with sweet potato fries and curry-salted parsnip crisps.

Another headline-grabbing festive dish has to be the ‘Winner Winner Christmas Dinner’ platter, which is buttermilk fried chicken breast with cheesy mash, pulled chicken and sage stuffing, two Yorkshire puddings, parsnip crisps, sticky marmalade chipolatas, and creamed shredded sprouts with chestnuts, all served with Yard & Coops original recipe cranberry ketchup and lashings of delicious gravy.


Some of the other festive treats on the menu to tuck into include the ‘Festive Negroni Wings’ served with cranberry ketchup and zesty orange, and the ‘Sprout Bhajis’ topped with lime pickle, orange dressing, pomegranate seeds, and a mint yoghurt drizzle.

The “home of Buttermilk chicken” has completely transformed its menu this Christmas / Credit: Instagram (@yardandcoop)

If you’ve never grabbed a bite at Yard & Coop before, then all the restaurant’s chicken is farm-to-fork within 48 hours, and is then coated in buttermilk and tossed in its secret recipe crumb to keep it crispy.

The menu “celebrates the whole bird”, from individual cuts with home made sauces, to epic burgers, and quirky large plates.


Yard & Coop is also getting into the spirit by serving up a handful of festive street food dishes from its own stall down at Manchester Christmas Markets.

Read more: Everything you need to know about the Manchester Christmas Markets 2021

You make a Christmas booking on the Yard & Coop website here.

Featured Image – Instagram (@yardandcoop)