Peasant Cookery
Peasant Cookery

Peasant Cookery

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.wowhospitality.ca/
  • Phone: (204) 989-7700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Contemporary European, Canadian
  • Executive Chef: Tristan Foucault
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Since we are closed on Sundays and Mondays, we may be able to provide private dining service on these days in the Dining Room. Please call for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Doug Stephen 2049897700

Getting there

  • Cross Street: King St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Peasant Cookery
Peasant Cookery is located in the heart of Winnipeg, a food lover´s city. Providing our customers with fresh food, flavours and recipes is at the heart of what we do. Our passion for researching current food trends and updating our menus with unique ingredients has kept us at the forefront of the healthy food movement.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Peasant Cookery reviews from OpenTable diners
157 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (103)special occasion (71)romantic (64)neighborhood gem (64)good for groups (47)great for lunch (41)notable wine list (28)great for outdoor dining (24)scenic view (24)hot spot (19)late-night find (19)great for brunch (7)vibrant bar scene (6)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • Emily
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The food was great, tasty and well presented. The service was excellent and our waitress was personable with great customer service skills. Would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No peasant food here!
    amethyst3
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Have gone to this restaurant a couple of times recently in November and July 2014. Love the booth tables, open, elegant decor and window views. Service is attentive and professional. Went on Wednesday evening for oyster special, which isn't advertised on the restaurant's website. Heard through word-of-mouth from a friend that it's a buck a shuck. Oysters were fresh; we had eight but could have easily eaten more. We ordered two other appetizers: beet salad and mussels. Both complimented the oysters well along with the Riesling. Although the mussels were well flavoured, they were much smaller than those we have had at other restaurants in the past.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    our server went above and beyond to make our first visit extra special!!....but of course the food was very exceptional!. We definitely will return (on Oyster wednesdays) and hope our server is still there! sorry can't remember his name, but tall guy, with beard (salt/pepper look),
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ed
    Shredder
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    What a great evening. Menu is not expansive but everything on it is worthy of consideration. I don't think there is a weak item on the menu. There were six of us and all loved their meal. Victoria our server was outstanding, very attentive and the place was hopping. The brisket was outstanding. The Homemade Guinness ice cream with bread pudding is fantastic. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our second visit
    tmcf
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    We were here a few weeks ago for a pre-theatre meal, and came back for another this week. I had the roast chicken the first time and really enjoyed it. My wife had the mussels for her main course, but found it wasn't quite enough food (it's listed as an appetizer). This time I had the tourtiere (the cheapest main course on the menu). It was very good - the filling was moist with good flavour, and the pastry was light. My wife had the chicken but didn't it as much as I did (she didn't like the tangy topping). It's a very open restaurant, so it's not quiet, but the noise level wasn't oppressive. From my seat I actually had a good view of the Richardson building, which was kind of neat. We found the service to be attentive and competent but not annoying.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience we had, awesome aw
    Pei2Man
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    awesome food with great wine choices rerendjknzkxmcojsdhnjsdznfnlcvmn.zxmcnvlkjasdncvljnaskldf
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ByronFalkVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Repeat visits, and never disappointing. Food is always above average. Service to match. The hostess, which has been the same friendly, endearing lady nearly every time makes it worth it. Beer selection is one of the best, and a wine list to match. Will never turn down an opportunity to visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We've used Peasant Cookery as our go-to restaurant in the exchange district. We were going to the WSO and of course picked Peasant Cookery. Service very slow, notwithstanding it wasn't full - food was lack lustre this time. Menu hasn't changed in some time, but while i typically like the food, some different dinners or specials would be nice.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • noisy not a date restaurant
    iruser
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The food was as advertised charcuterie was delicious. The room was nicely decorated. The room was very loud. This is not a romantic date restaurant
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great pre-theatre experience
    TallyHoThomas
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    A lovely experience..service was good. Greeted by hostess who was full of smiles and our waiter was attentive.. Just had a 1/2 litre of wine with meal..Cabernet Sauv/Merlot was delicious..starters were delicious..charcuterie and warm beet salad!! Mains of lamb meat balls and red trout were a little salty though we don't add salt to any meals at home so that could be the issue..great start to a great evening..Thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    There wereally numerous dishe's on the menu that were very tempting, and the service was wonderful. Unfortunately, the dishes were not described well, leading us to some disappointment. First, my husband had the pork with a side of mac & cheese. The pork was delicious but the mac & cheese had an overwhelming taste of nutmeg, not mentioned, and frankly inedible. They generously replaced this with mashed potatoes, however they were infused with horseradish. Again, there was no mention of this and it was not to our liking. Howevee the coffee & dessert made up for all of it. If you like a tart & tangy flavor, you'll love the deconstructed sheep cheesecake with sour cherry sorbe and short bread cookies!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Lunch
    goodeaterVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Were visiting from out of town and enjoyed a great lunch here. Highly recommend the charcuterie platter. Setting is lovely, and location is near some fun shops.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nickname
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The Peasant Cookery makes all of their own pickles and displays their canned products throughout the dinning room, which I thought was interesting and nice. Our meals were tasty and presented nicely. On Wednesdays they have a "buck a shuck" oyster night that I am looking forward to trying out. The ambiance is excellent and the service was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent-delicious-inviting!
    Lodgie
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Warm fall squash soup was excellent. Beet Salad is the BEST in city. Rich & Carley always make you feel welcomed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Come Back
    Nite
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Nice change to the menu. There were no specials. In the past the specials were wonderful. I'll keep coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Say No To The Spice
    Mishi
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    This is my second visit. The first time I was wowed. This time I struggled to get through my meal. My friend and I split the cheese board. Good cheese, sad board. Then had the mussels and fries. The sauce that night had tarragon and that's all we could taste. Would not order the mussels again. Then we had the Berkshire Pork. Pork was cooked perfectly with a great sauce. Loved the Brussel sprouts. The Mac n cheese, was awful. Over powered by what tasted like it was topped with cloves? The under part was bland. We didn't risk dessert. Not sure I would go back. Our server was average. The hostess really great.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of go to restaurants
    SATMUIR
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I am a repeat diner The Peasant Cookery and love it. Staff is warm and friendly and the food is consistently good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing peasant about this place
    Eateveryday
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Good food - really helpful service and a relaxed casual atmosphere. We went last minute on a Sunday night and nothing was too much trouble. Prices were reasonable and the menu was interesting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • group of five for dinner
    mel123
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Menu is creative, oysters were very good as was the full meals. Good wine selection and good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best meal I ever had!
    spot1
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Your menu is amazing; such a variety of tastes and textures - unique I would say. Adored the flavourful tourtiere, charcuterie, beet salad and bread. The fries were just right, not soggy, not dry, not too salty. Seating is ideal for intimate groups and well disposed for the area. Interesting window jars and farm ornamental animals which adds a lovely touch to the decor. Our server was friendly, funny, very efficient and attentive. All in all a most excellent experience, and will definitely recommend Peasant Cookery to friends and family. Thanks for a lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vegetarian Quickie
    satiate
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I normally come for charcuterie or oysters. This evening I was with a vegetarian friend and we shared the aged cheddar gnocchi and vino and it was perfect. We were limited with time as we were heading to the ballet and the server accommodated us without hesitation. With friendly service, tasty dish and the short walk to the concert hall, it was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Baker
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Basket of bread was lacking taste and not sure what the spread was!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had been here once before and had such a pleasurable experience we decided to go back with our friends from Ontario were visiting. We were not disappointed again. When we arrived the hostess greeted us by name which was great, sets up a very warm and friendly atmosphere. She took us directly to our table with no wait. The food and the service were outstanding! The waitress we had looking after us was fantastic and her knowledge of the menu and how each item was prepared was second to none, very impressive. She was very attentive but not to the point it was too much...just right. We would highly recommend this establishment to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Guinness
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I dined with a group totalling 6 people. We started with some appetizers, one of which was the mussels and fries. The appetizer was good. I proceeded to order the spagetini with mussels & sausage. I was disappointed that the main course that I chose was exactly the same sauce as the appetizer. I thought that the main would be a different flavor and sauce and to me, it felt like I had had the exact food twice with just an addition of spagetini with a small piece of sausage. I suggest that if the sauces are exactly the same, it should either be written on the menu or told to the customer by the server. This was my 3rd time at this restaurant, and I will definitely go again, however I will question the server for more details for clarity.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great tourtiere.
    northstarshoediva
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Service was very attentive. Waited about 5o minutes for our food though. Had spaghettini with chorizo and mussels. Mussels were sandy. They took them off our bill and provided us with flutes of sparkling wine. Tourtiere was delicious--very authentic. Would give it another try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go-to place downtown
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Consistently good food and excellent attentive and knowledgable service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great foot
    kate
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Great food. Service needs work. We waited a ridiculously long time for every little thing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Highly recommend! The food was delicious and the service fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bardka
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food and service were outstanding. It was very noisy as there were a couple of large groups of people. This significantly detracted from our 'date night'. We loved the venue but found the acoustics to be lacking.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolute favorite place to go
    Cian
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Everything from the ambiance to the food is top notch here. And for a price that won't break the bank - and for that reason ($$/benefit) I think this is the best place in the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • WOW
    Nonster
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The Peasant's Cookery is part of the WOW hospitality group (529 Wellington, Los Chicos, Muddy Waters etc.). I had the pleasure of having a conversation with the owner about 18 months ago and he got me very excited about Peasant's Cookery with his description of the concept and the focus on local and seasonal ingredients. It took me 18 months to get there and it was worth the wait...I had the fresh oysters on the 1/2 shell with a shallot mignionette and the beef tartar to start, both were great. My main was the Lamb Meatballs with a featured wine from Portugal (bottle was half price for $30) and the pairing was excellent. Can't wait for the next opportunity to go (TIP: If you like oysters, Wednesdays feature $1 Oysters on the 1/2 shell)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Excellent food and service. Wonderful old building
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We always go back
    lovethatsauce
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We have had dinner several times, lunch several times and eaten in the bar when the restaurant was full. Each time was very enjoyable. The food is excellent and the service commendable. We have never been able to get onto the patio (full; bad weather) so we'll have to try our luck at reserving a spot before winter sets in. We have enjoyed spending time with friends at Peasant as well as dining as a couple.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice spot, food okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I had heard great things about Peasant Cookery, but was underwhelmed by our dining experience. All of the staff did an excellent job, and the atmosphere was wonderful. The downfall was the food. Both my husband and I found our meals a little bland and plain. It could have just been the meals we ordered (Mussel and Chorizo Spaghettini and the Butchers choice pork special) but I left feeling as though I could have made the same dinner for ourselves, although dessert was very good. We will try once more because we really appreciated the knowledgeable and attentive service......maybe it was an off day in the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A great start to an evening.
    Rosie
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    And here we thought that the show was going to be the hilight of the night. The food was wonderful and flavourful. Great menu and great wine. The brisket was so tasty. I had been before and again was not disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • mwen
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We enjoyed the workers and atmosphere. I'd recommend it. Really enjoyed the lamb meatballs.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    EatOutAlot
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I enjoy taking out-of-town guests to the market district of downtown Winnipeg, the area is interesting. Peasant Cookery has been my choice several times, but I have been disappointed each time by some aspects of the dining experience. The food was hit and miss. The fish meal flavours and preparation were sub-par. However, the pork meal was excellent. On the short wine menu, 2 of our selections were not available. The calamari was poor. I'm not sure I am prepared to give this restaurant another chance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lagourman2
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    great food (especially beet salad, calamari, and fabulous charcuterie platter!...oh and to-die-for maple sugar pie and chevre cheesecake!...although we thought the accompanying berry sorbet didn't show either to their best advantage. Perhaps something less sour?), interesting well thought-out wine list, comfortable warm ambiance, lovely neighbourhood...the bill at the end of the meal was a bit more than we'd wanted to spend, but everyone agreed that it was worth it. One little recommendation: update alcohol menu to reflect digestifs available in the bar (Cognac, Calvados, Courvoisier, etc.)...and add an eau de vie!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • luvgoodfood
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The food was delicious. The portion was very large but it was so good that I ate it all. It would be nice if the menu had half sizes as well for the smaller appetites. The staff was friendly and very professional. I found the prices very reasonable. I would definitely come again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jeffro
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Nice selection of wines, beers and non-alcoholic stuff for the younger or non-imbibing set. Menu offered ample choices and what we had (Poutine, Mahi Mahi and Gnocchi) was all excellent. Drinks took way took long to arrive as did the return of our server to take our dinner orders, perhaps because it was a busy night. We'd go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.