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By Adele Wong | June 2nd, 2016
  • Bar, Cafe, Restaurant
  • Central, HK Island, SoHo
  • Address: G/F,26 Peel Street,Central
  • Website: http://www.cochin.hk/
  • Open Hours: Monday-Friday, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner; Saturday-Sunday, Brunch, Dinner
  • Open Since: June 1st, 2016
  • Phone: 2561-3336
  • Rating: 3.5
  • Cuisine: French, Western
  • Ambience: Casual, Traditional

Say Cheese: Peel Street refuses to go stale, and Cochin is here to help fight the good fight. This French cafe slash deli slash restaurant is giving diners a casual eat-in option, offering pastries, fromage, and other rustic Gallic fare.

Look & Feel: Cochin is going for an all-day dining environment, with tiled wooden tables, floor-to-ceiling shelves, and a cheerfully bright interior.

Cochin
Cochin lookin’ comfy on Peel Street

On the Menu: A large selection of cheeses from the Marchand brothers is a huge selling point at Cochin. For dinner, dishes like rabbit sliders and pot-au-feu (with lamb) top the menu. Lunch-wise, a semi-buffet spread is available to go with the mains. Fresh breakfast pastries for early risers are another highlight.

Cochin
Cochin

Meet the Chef: Chef Renaud Marin worked alongside chef Philippe Orrico at St. George and Upper Modern Bistro before deciding to do his own thing.

Great For: A casual nibble, an after-work wind-down.

FYI: “Cochin” is a type of Asian chicken. Cochin the restaurant is also where Peruvian restaurant Chicha used to be.

This writeup is a news piece and was not based on a restaurant visit. The Loop will update this post once we’ve visited in person.