Yard & Coop on Hanover Street is somewhere to eat large amounts very quickly and then leave before the loud, obtrusive music gets to you.
It鈥檚 vast, the decor is chaotic but expensive, and there is a two-storey 鈥榗oop鈥?that鈥檚 ideal if you want to take the kids somewhere a bit different.
Hanover Street is such a mish mash of places and people ?the business chic of Novotel, the small trader warren that is Gostins, the big Tesco - that something as bonkers as Yard & Coop fits in perfectly.
First, it must be said that if you are after peace and quiet, this is not for you.
The White Stripes, CSS and MGMT blared across the restaurant, making it feel a bit like being in Korova circa 2007.
The staff were attentive without being annoying, and explained the menu in a way that didn鈥檛 make me cringe the way it tends to in most restaurants that have a 鈥榗oncept鈥?where they can鈥檛 wait to tell you all about it.
While you鈥檙e waiting for your food ?and you won鈥檛 wait too long ?it鈥檚 worth exploring some of the attractions.
There鈥檚 a bathtub filled with ice and beer, there鈥檚 a big tree, and there are several seated breakaway areas with their own funky design.
I made do with water, but looked on enviously at my partner鈥檚 鈥楯imi Hendrick鈥檚鈥?cocktail. The cocktails are priced between £7-8, which is standard for this kind of 鈥榩remium sit-down fast food鈥?place in town.
The mains arrived. My buttermilk chicken was delicious. The breast was moist, and the batter so good you could eat it by itself.
The chips were good too, which was a relief because there are too many places in town doing disappointing chips these days. At £9, I couldn鈥檛 say I鈥檇 been short changed.
My partner got the 鈥楳assive Cock鈥?burger (warning: take your kids and expect them to howl with laughter at the menu).
Again, the chicken was incredible but the stack of buns, breasts and jalapenos could have done without the greasy battered chorizo. It was worth upgrading to sweet potato chips for an extra £1, taking the total for the dish to £16.
The avocado and bean side salad was a bit of a disappointment. I expected pieces of avocado, not a sad, slimy paste.
When it came to dessert there weren鈥檛 too many choices on the menu. Two of them were brownie based.
My partner ordered the brownie with salted caramel sauce and ice cream. I thought this looked dry, but after nabbing his dish for a small piece of it, I realised I was mistaken.
My toffee apple pie was covered with so much custard that the pastry essentially became a sludge. It was some of the best sludge I have ever had, gooey and gorgeous and gone in seconds. Both desserts cost £4.50.
Yard & Coop serves great food, and its staff know what they鈥檙e doing. But please ?turn the music down just a little.
I suspect it鈥檒l be heaving on a Friday and Saturday night once word of mouth takes over.
Our bill for two came to £44 and we felt we鈥檇 had great value for money. Snobs will say it鈥檚 trying too hard, but for me that鈥檚 much better than not trying at all.
All you need to know
Address: Yard & Coop, 45 Hanover Street, Liverpool ONE, L1 3DN
Website: Click the link .
Opening Hours: Noon - 12.30am seven days a week