Dishing out rustic French cuisine that’s as popular with gourmands as it is with casual diners, Cochin Delicatessen offers a unique dining concept right in the heart of Soho. Led by world-famous chef and restaurateur Renaud Martin, this bar, restaurant and deli utilises only the finest meats, cheeses and imported ingredients in their delicious specialities. Found on Peel Street right in the heart of Central, Cochin Delicatessen boasts unparalleled customer service, an energizing atmosphere and some of Hong Kong’s most innovative cuisine. Book your tables today.
Already the talk of Soho, Cochin Delicatessen takes French dining to unforeseen heights at their ground-floor location down Central’s Peel Street. Always innovating and pushing the envelope when it comes to new flavour combinations, chef Martin is no stranger to gourmet cuisine, having honed his skills working alongside Michelin-star chef Philippe Orrico at St George and Upper Modern Bistro before opening his own labour of love. Utilising rare and unheard-of items in his Hong Kong kitchen, Martin and his crew are always up for a new challenge, preferring the road less traveled above any other route.
Superlative charcuterie, the best gourmet cheese and the finest wines in Hong Kong can be found at none other than Cochin Delicatessen, where rustic French cuisine is even further improved upon through modern technique and exotic ingredients. The dining space at this Central restaurant is clean and modern, an atmosphere that allows guests to unwind as they select from a menu that changes often to represent the freshest flavours of the season. Signatures here include lamb pot au feu, salt-crusted New Zealand snapper, and the flavoursome rabbit mini burgers. For a dining experience you won’t soon forget, you’ll be spoilt for choice at Cochin Delicatessen – reserving ahead is essential.
Great lunch set with various buffet options (appetiser & dessert / appetiser & cheese / appetiser & cheese & dessert / cheese & dessert only) plus the option but not the requirement to add a main course. So, it all depends how hungry (greedy) you want to be :-P The buffet was a decent spread and all very delicious. They only put out a little at a time (bowls/plates worth rather than large trays) which meant that the kitchen was always on the go to replenish the stations (seemed a bit stressful for them!) but on the positive side it meant that nothing was sitting out for too long. So, although it doesn't look like a big buffet, it is enough (although don't come expecting a hotel buffet!) More importantly, the quality was top-notch. Especially the cheese. On to the mains. We were a group of 7, so tried a few of the different options. Beef onglet, veal cheeks, spring chicken. None of us ordered the fish of the day but I saw it go past. Tasty stuff! Again, not huge portions, but the quality was excellent - flavoursome and cooked well. In summary - would I come again? Yes, absolutely. Would I recommend it? Yes, with a caveat - only if you prefer quality over quantity. Not that you couldn't fill up your plate at the buffet, but you'd probably have to endure judge-y looks if you took all the prawns and the salami in one go. :-P (Of course, you can go back up as many times as you like, though!)
Had a lovely dinner at Cochin! The appetizer - Octopus Carpaccio and main course - Miso Black Cod were delicious. And not only food, they also have a nice cocktail menu!
We had the nicest waitress ...her service was among the best in Hong Kong.