I feel like I have a lot to catch you up on this weekend, as I seem to have done a lot since Friday!
Yard & Coop, 45 Hanover Street, Liverpool, L1 3DN
On Friday evening my best friend Roxy caught the train up to Liverpool, so I whisked her straight out for a meal at Yard & Coop. Yard & Coop opened late last year, and their tagline is "The home of buttermilk fried chicken". It has a sister restaurant in Manchester and specialises in "chicken and booze".
The first thing that I noticed was the decor - it was so quirky! The restaurant owners commissioned lots of different Merseyside artists to create art for the walls, all based around Yard & Coop's fox character, who looked like he wanted to eat the chickens. Inside the restaurant there are lots of exposed brick walls and bulbs, as well as paintings and different places to sit. We were sat in a double-height wooden structure that was supposed to resemble a chicken coop, which I thought was a really good idea. I loved how different it was inside!
As for the food, the menu was (obviously) mainly made up of chicken. There was a part of the menu where you could make up your own dish, as well as parts for wings, burgers, salads and other main meals.
I actually went for a wrap, but with halloumi in instead of chicken (this is how the restaurant caters for vegetarians - you can add in halloumi instead). It was actually delicious - the halloumi was fried and had breadcrumbs around it, and the wrap also contained a few different vegetables and some sauce, so that it wasn't dry at all. And there was a massive portion of chips with it! I also had a side of mac and cheese balls, which were slightly greasy, but still tasted really good.
The other girls had chicken, chicken burgers, or chicken wraps, and all said that they were delicious. I was stuffed afterwards and would definitely go again. Their bar area was really funky with comfy-looking sofas, so I would like to try out some of their cocktails next time.
Tip: Show your student card and you'll get 20% off the bill!
After our meal we went for a night out and ended up in Brooklyn Mixer and Baa Bar. We danced the night away and got home around 3am (although me and Roxy stayed up chatting and putting the world to rights until 5am!).
On Saturday Roxy and I decided to go into the centre of Liverpool to visit the cathedrals, as she hadn't been inside them before. The one thing I really love about Liverpool is that you'll turn a corner and there is always something to see - just look at this pretty restaurant on Hope Street, for example!
Or this suitcase structure with the Catholic cathedral in the distance...
Both of the cathedrals are definitely a must-see if you are in Liverpool. The Catholic one is very modern but really cool and individual inside, whereas the Anglican cathedral is quite traditional, but the sheer size of it and attention to detail is magnificent. I also love how the two cathedrals are connected by a road called Hope Street - it's definitely one of my favourite areas in Liverpool. You can see more photos of the Anglican cathedral in my post here.
Last night we had a medic's ball to go to, which I think I will show you some photos of tomorrow evening (we took 170 photos so I think that deserves its own post). So today I dropped Roxy off at the station, went to the Tavern Co for some brunch, and got back into bed for another 4 hours. Standard Sunday really. I feel like I need another weekend just to get over this one!
I hope you all had a lovely weekend!
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