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Reviewed 8 March 2024

The food was delicious, with fresh flavours; service was welcoming, knowledgeable and friendly. We will be returning to try more of the wide ranging menu.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 15 January 2024 via mobile

Authentic South Indian food! A lot of veggie options and flavourful! Enjoyed as takeaway too Cannot wait to eat here again

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 31 October 2023

We've been here a few times but not for a while. Tonight's meal was really delicious. We had Samosa Chat, followed by Mushroom Masala and Paratha and Yogurt bomb puri, Aubergine curry and rice. Everything was perfect and the service was quick. We'll be back...again as soon as we have an excuse to eat out again.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 6 August 2023

It’s been so long since having truely authentic Kerala food like my amma makes for me back home. Everything was so delicious and was a perfect treat for me and my boyfriend. The staff were also very nice and a lovely warm atmosphere inside. Will...come again the next time we visit Bedford.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 6 July 2023

For all the Appam fans out there, Cochin restaurant at Tavistock street is a must visit 😋 Totally enjoyed the whole experience with friendly staff service. Thought to leave a review here for those who want to satisfy their taste buds with some good Indian...food 🤤 all items we tried were too good. Stars of the night were appam+chicken kurma & vellappam+tiger prawns masalaMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 13 April 2023

This is proper South Indian food that has been excellently cooked. Just fabulous. The Masala Dosa is magnificent.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 12 March 2023

Take away from The Cochin on a Saturday. Excellent service and delivery. Food amazing with more than ample portions. Change from usual Indian takeaway menu. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 21 December 2022 via mobile

Never had to wait so long for even a starter to come out! Cold plates. No real explanation that we could understand. Won’t be in a hurry to go back. So disappointed as we usually have good service. We were in at 6pm and didn’t...get food till gone 7pm!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 11 October 2022 via mobile

Lovely place and really good food. We would recommend the samosa starter, nice and spicy but with a nice lemon freshness to it. Lovely staff also, would definitely come again

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 30 September 2022

Well where do I start with my review of the Cochin restaurant? Firstly having never dined there before we were not sure what to expect. We had only read reviews on TripAdvisor and Google which had been very complemently about the food and service so...we wanted to give it a try. We had a table booked for 2 at 8.30, and we were met at the door and shown to our table by the window by a very pleasant waiter. He prompty brought over our menus, and we began to peruse through. The menu had a extensive selection of fish dishes which pleased me as I love fish, so I felt spoilt for choice as my expectations grew. The waiter was very attentive and informal and very knowledgeable about the dishes on their menu, and was happy to answer any questions we had. I finally settled on the fishermans soup for starter. Sadly this was a big let down! Very watery, no depth of flavour and next to no fish in an actual fish soup!!! My friend ordered the minty chilli prawns, the sauce which coated the prawns was tasty and zingy and the prawns cooked nicely however sadly the portion size and presentation was disappointing. Both starters seemed to arrive very quickly after ordering, which was a surprise. It seemed to me they had just been warmed through and thrown onto a plate. For my main course I ordered the mixed seafood curry which consisted of King fish,squid,prawns and mussels cooked in authentic Kerala special spice mixed sauce. The fish was cooked perfectly and the earthy Kerala special spice mixed sauce was the perfect accompaniment to the fish. Sadly the squid was over cooked and rubbery which was the only negative aspect to the dish. My friend overed the kuttanadan duck roast which consisted of slices of duck cooked in thick roast gravy sauce. The sauce had a lovely velvety rich flavour to it however the duck itself was a big let down as sadly it was tough a chewy. All in all some postives but also some negatives. If this was a school report it would probably read, 'tries hard but can do better'!!!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 26 July 2022

Absolutely stunning authentic food and exceptionally good value for money and the staff are pleasant courteous and provide excellent service. It’s nice to visit an Indian restaurant that doesn’t have the same old same old on the menu, the dishes you find in every other...Indian restaurant, makes a great change and everything comes out fresh! A menu that is a pleasure to peruse!! The best bit about this place is if you are Vegan they openly advertise vegan options, so if you choose a vegetarian option and ask they will be happy to make it vegan. Easily 5 stars all day long!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 28 June 2022

Excellent food and service at this restaurant. It doesn't look much from the outside but don't be deceived, the food is great. Excellent fish curry and dosa, and really great friendly service. Definitely going back.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 3 April 2022

An absolutely wonderful restaurant. My family loved it here, the good was truly authentic and perfectly cooked... Chefs and waiters were really helpful and made the spice of each dish bespoke to our requests. Rahika (sorry if spelled incorrectly) was lovely, as we the two...waiters. My grandparents really loved the food, despite his original orders were unavailable on the menu that night! My mum loved the fish curry, served on banana leaves.. very well explained in how to eat this, and she even felt comfortable to eat with hands as by tradition! What a lovely place, I will recommend to friends and family. Many thanks for having us Sasha and family.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 17 March 2022

In a district of restaurants. Food is South Indis, which seems to include a lot of seafood. A very extensive menu, much better than most indian restaurants. We all felt the food was presented well and was really enjoyable. We were able to decide how...hot it was to be - important for some of us. Service was good but not fast.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 13 March 2022

We pre-ordered and picked up (don't understand why there was a service charge for this),our selections from this South Indian style restaurant. Only had to wait a few minutes after the quoted collection time. Maybe we should have checked further as our neither of our...mains contained vegetables. We had the Cochin Fish curry - kingfish steaks in a medium curry sauce - with appam a fluffy rice flour pancake - was quite tangy and enjoyable. The Kuttanadam Duck Roast - duck chunks in thick gravy - was fine for a poultry fan like myself, but filling rather than exceptional, especially with the recommended kallapam - cumin flavoured rice flour pancakes. Overall, a more than OK meal that we would supplement with a vegetable side and plain rice if we a similar selection in the future.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Kpaxer
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Response from Thecochin76 | Property representative |
Dear kappa, We have lots of vegetarian dishes in the menu and all the dishes are vegan, gluten free and dairy free. Please see the website for the menu. We look forward to welcome you soon. Regards, The Cochin
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Yes the Cochin has reopened with a new menu. See review dated 21 February 2015. I have dined there twice there this week (the first week of March 2015). The email bookings link on the Website currently doesn't work.
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The Cochin is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4