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.
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.
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.