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The Cochin

61 High Street | Old town, Hemel Hempstead HP1 3AF, England
+44 1442 233777
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Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“dosa” (41 reviews)
“fish curry” (29 reviews)
“bread” (49 reviews)
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Hours
CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
61 High Street | Old town, Hemel Hempstead HP1 3AF, England
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: The Cochin
1. Lovely Food
"he Fish Curry which was amazing, and a pot"
Jac M
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2. A most amazing experience
"I highly recommend the seafood curry and a lamb dish together"
Sophiewb9195
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3. Authentic South Indian Food
"en allergy - pretty much everything on the menu is gluten free **"
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1 - 10 of 562 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

I eat here regularly and cant get enough of the place. The staff always give a warm welcome and the service is excellent. This has a unique menu which is a lovely change from the usual production-line Anglodesh Indian restaurant. Portion sizes are just right...More

Thank Traveller1956AM
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited without reservation Fri eve.Warm welcome.Staff attentive and helped us make choices with excellent knowledge of the menu.Waiters very friendly and attentive with swift service.The seafood curry was exceptional.My husband and brother both had Lamb curry.Both are massive curry fanatics and both said it was...More

1  Thank Ann B
Thecochinteam, Public Relations Manager at The Cochin, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review, Its a great appreciation

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Love this place! Come here every week, food always hot lovely spice staff very friendly and welcoming !

1  Thank johnpeters267
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Loved the food at the Cochin. The fish curry in banana leaf is so good and portion sizes are generous at a very good price. Can’t wait to go again

2  Thank PE0
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If anyone is after some authentic Indian Food (Southern India), this is the place to visit. Best varieties of sea food and great vegetarian options as well. Great customer service.

1  Thank Vishal B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the restaurant for a week day Lunch with family. Had a lovely lunch there being a south indian myself could definitely say it was quite authentic. None of the nonsense chicken floating in orang coloured sauce. We had a few meat dishes and vegetarian...More

2  Thank Chunni24
Thecochinteam, Public Relations Manager at The Cochin, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Your review ''being a south indian myself'' will help us to prove that we do the authentic south indain food ' Thank you again

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing experience here, very comforting environment with friendly staff. The menu is exciting with lots to offer. Will be visiting again :)

1  Thank Rebecca C
Thecochinteam, Public Relations Manager at The Cochin, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you See you soon

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, can highly recommend the Cochin fish curry - really lovely. The Cochin Feast Thali (a bit like a tasting menu) is great for getting to know the menu. First class service, nice atmosphere, reasonably priced. Will be back!

1  Thank CN56285
Thecochinteam, Public Relations Manager at The Cochin, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Your appreciation about service and food are very valuable for us Thank you

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very simple restaurant with excellent South Indian food. Menu is wide ranging. Prices are reasonable and staff is very friendly.

1  Thank Sumit M
Thecochinteam, Public Relations Manager at The Cochin, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the house set menu. One of our friends has celiac disease, the waiter understood his needs and provided a delicious meal. It is a small and busy restaurant

Thank Sue B
Thecochinteam, Public Relations Manager at The Cochin, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you We do set meals ,vegan ,gluten free and we can cater for any type of dietery requirments Thank you for your appreciation

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Questions & Answers
Johnde7
31 August 2017|
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Response from Bob F | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I reckon that the area just opposite the restaurant is for Blue Badge holders only - 6 or 7 spaces. Enjoy your meal!
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48Jennifer
14 August 2015|
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Response from Paul F | Reviewed this property |
Hello Jennifer, I think I exist :). Yes, Cochin accepts the Gourmet card - but only weekdays. Hope this helps, Paul
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$16 - US$39
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 High Street | Old town, Hemel Hempstead HP1 3AF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hemel Hempstead
  • Phone Number: +44 1442 233777
  • E-mail
Description
Majority of items in the menu are GLUTEN free and good choice of VEGAN items. The Cochin, is the first authentic South Indian restaurant in Hertfordshire, which offers the real flavors of south Indian cooking.We offers a good choice of meat fish and vegetarian dishes. Cochin is the most popular city in Kerala, which is one of the South Indian state. Kerala is known as 'Gods Own Country' because of its long coastline,numerous rivers,backwater networks and the availability of numerous spices. We welcome you all to try the best South Indian Dishes cooked by experienced chefs, who learned their first lessons of cooking from South India. Our chefs are all from Kerala (South India) and can prepare the dishes as per your spice choice, mild , medium or spicy. We don,t use any food colours ,chefs take special care to make dishes with less salt and oil. Come and enjoy the authentic South Indian in Hemel hempstead Old town which is established as South Indian restaurant for the last 16 years.
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