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The Cochin

76 Tavistock Street, Bedford MK40 2RP, England
+44 1234 364038
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“dosa” (42 reviews)
“fish curry” (19 reviews)
“lamb” (26 reviews)
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
76 Tavistock Street, Bedford MK40 2RP, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

Went with the family to taste something different. The rice pancake dishes did not disappoint- they were lovely and eager thin and served with coconut chutney and an Indian tomato soup. I had 3 to myself. Excellent and would definitely return for that alone

Thank jsandyuk
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning food don't be fooled by the decor the food and service is great. Seriously hidden gem 10/10 fish curry and fish soup highly recommended as well as lamb curry

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't be put off by the unassuming exterior as inside is a culinary gem with delicious flavours of Kerala. My starter was Chicken Ulatarthiyathu - lovely juicy cubes of chicken cooked in turmeric water, then stir fried with pepper powder, curry leaves and coconut slivers....More

Thank John_The_Miner
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant specializing in food from the southern Kerala region exceeded my expectations on every front. The food was delicious- well balanced and interesting combinations of flavours. I had the fried fish to start then the Marsala prawns which were juicy and well spiced. My...More

Thank FoodyBoody
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Not your usual North Indian fare. Very tasty Keralan (South Indian) cooking. Excellent service. Give it a try.

Thank letsgoaway42
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

In my trip this destination was the 4th place, and we all had craving for south indian food, here we go, what an amazing food and lovely atmosphere. Spent good time and a lovely vegetarian food.

Thank Hiren K
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Amazing prices and choices for a gluten free veggie out with a gf vegan! So many lovely lentil pancake type options and so many veggie curries... Very friendly relaxed atmosphere, very clean and quite prompt service ...also happy to prepare a "doggie bag" so we...More

Thank shonas508
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Having been to the one in Hemel Hempstead I was keen to introduce my friends to Cochin and hence we went to the Bedford one. Simple and unassuming place that delivers quality and authentic Kerala cuisine. Kerala tea shop snacks with assortment of pickles and...More

Thank tushar_pai
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Visited on a Friday night, without booking. Obviously busy, there was never a table left empty for longer than 5 minutes! Good service despite hosting a large birthday party of over 20 people. Food - excellent! The southern Indian cuisine served is a different experience...More

Thank LornaNP
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

This was my second visit to The Cochin. And I must say it was worth it. This time we tried seafood dishes and it was amazingly delicious. 😋Especially fish curry and seafood platter. 🐠 Friendly environment, lovely food. Now this is one of the best...More

Thank Jamie J
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Questions & Answers
15 November 2015|
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
Chrissie P
16 February 2015|
Response from mickm007 |
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$33
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 76 Tavistock Street, Bedford MK40 2RP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Bedford
  • Phone Number: +44 1234 364038
  • E-mail
At Cochin,our philosophy is simple.Our aim is to convey our passion for costal south Indian cuisine in a way which gives you a perspective on our quest for perfect ingredients,technique and a deep-seated desire to continue learning and evolving through old traditions and modern tastes.
Cochin's menu embodies a unique blend of ethnic and progressive dishes.Our restaurant is renowned as the home of traditional home style south Indian cuisine,but we recognise that the most important way that we can convey our love for what we do is to have fun whilst doing it.We will always experiment with our combination of modern and traditional.
There is no "Magic Recipe" but we know what works.
We hope that you feel the same way,after a visit to cochin!!!!
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