Peasant Cookery
Peasant Cookery

Peasant Cookery

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.wowhospitality.ca/
  • Phone: 2049897700
  • 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 Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Peasant Cookery reviews from OpenTable diners
150 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (86)neighborhood gem (77)special occasion (69)romantic (59)great for lunch (43)good for groups (42)great for outdoor dining (42)scenic view (30)notable wine list (29)late-night find (20)hot spot (19)great for brunch (9)vibrant bar scene (6)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • neveragain
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We were disappointed in the experience since we heard good thing when it first opened. The multiple waiters were obsessed with pouring water and once poured water into my glass of sparkling water. Both meals were mediocre. Service was slow. Appetizers took 45 minutes. Dinner arrived well over an hour after being seated.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great night
    Iwannagoout
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great from start to finish. Our server was attentive and never let our glasses get empty. Our appetizers were delish and our main courses were beautifully presented flavourful and a perfect portion size.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Peasant Cookery
    feedback
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The service was attentive. The waiter checked whether we were having dinner before a concert hall show and was great about keeping things on time. The charcuterie board was impressive. We had the lamb meatballs and the trout. Both were very good but my partner and I were both left feeling that we were glad we had gone but weren't particularly motivated to come back. I've been in the lounge before and would happily return there for drinks and appetizers.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant!
    Audge
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Our lunch experience was great. Our server, Leah, was super nice and we received our food quickly - and on a Friday at lunch yet! The food was amazing! We tried a number of different dishes (gnocchi, burger, orzo, poutine) and it was all delicious. The pickled beans were a flavorful surprise! We will definitely come back to Peasant Cookery again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful supper
    suz44444
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We dined at Peasant on a Thursday evening for our anniversary. Everything about our experience there was smooth and pleasant. We were greeted promptly at the door and made to feel welcome. The food was tasty and hot and our servers were pleasant and made time to chat. My husband ordered the tourtière which he thoroughly enjoyed and I had the chicken which was prepared to perfection. Overall, this is a great place to go for an outing. Thanks to the staff.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PoppyPop
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Disappointed with Mahi Mahi which was overdone. Excellent appetizer (mussels and fries) done perfectly in an excellent creamy liquid. Good advice from Sommelier, along with an excellent wine selection. Enjoyed the evening after theatre, but found the menu a little short. A little surprised that much of the selection was not as "local" as expected. Will return!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • just ok
    Cindy52
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was average. My husband had the pork chop and it was overcooked and dry. I had the brisket which as well was dry and the potato salad that was to accompany the dish was hardly visible. The calamari starter was very average which was a surprise. I thought perhaps the calamari would be given a bit of a different presentation or a less generic preparation. This is second and last time we will dine here. Far too many other choices out there.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Neighborhood Standby
    exchangedistrictresident
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We love this restaurant and since we live just two blocks away go there frequently and often bring guests. Always have a good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • flavourless food / amazing server.
    iMissFatAngelDeli
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The server we had was perfect. ...the food was beyond underwhelming. Steamed and flopped on a plate veggies and lackluster flavors for the proteins. On paper the menu items sound tasty and we had hoped for the best. Won't be back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Get the beef tartare!
    numnumnumnum
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Everything that we had was good; the beef tartare was exceptional with capers, pickles and smoked egg yolk. I also had the trout served whole which was succulent. Absinthe and bourbon cocktail has kick.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    VCdining
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had a fantastic dinner for two on a Friday night. I had the pork belly feature and the mussels. Both spectacular. My partner had the half chicken dinner and said it was likely the best chicken she's ever had at a restaurant. The service was impeccable. Not overbearing but always there when you needed something. Staff was also knowledgeable regarding the menu which we did have questions about. It was hard to choose. We were full after our entrees and declined dessert but because our waiter was aware of the special occasion he brought us a creme brûlée to share...on the house. It was a great evening. Above and beyond what I expected.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic !!!!
    Scotty123
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Our family had an absolutely awesome dinner. The food and the service were fantastic. Everything is made from scratch on site and the food tasted great. The menu was unique for us .... (we are from a smaller community) and the staff was very friendly and helpful, explaining exactly how things on it were made and the different tastes .... it was truly a dining experience for us and we will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Buck a shuck was great! Oysters were plump. Had the tortiere and Pork Chop. Everything was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Heard great things about restaurant tried Wednesday on the patio for oysters and a salad, food was great, wine delicious atmosphere out side great and service was good as well. Cannot comment on inside yet as we did not dine inside. Would highly recommend Lloyd
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent mussels
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I had the mussels and my friend had the pasta with Mahi Mahi. Both were excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Comfort Food
    APL29
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Best when sticking to the classic, simple fare from which they draw their name. Excellent service, and a better than average bar stock/wine cellar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a winner
    diner
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    This is one of my favourite places to eat. The food is always delicious, the servers are friendly and helpful. I appreciate the way the menu changes (but not too often!) so that you have a chance to try each of your choices on return visits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Service, Food Not So Much
    GrossCharcuterie0
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Professional and genuinely polite servers. The PEI oysters were fine however the charcuterie had cheap meat and somewhat disgusting assortment of meat (when asked what was served for the charcuterie was advised whatever the chef has decided and what is available) and the calamari was nothing special as arrived cold and the dipping sauce had no flavour. Such a shame as the service was excellent but I won't return.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Food and service was fantastic. My wife and I were there to celebrate our anniversary and will definitely be coming back with our friends and family in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Took some out of town guests there. None of us were disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The server was amazing. The food was amazing. The wine was amazing. Even the bathroom was a pleasant experience! Would highly recommend this place to anyone - local or visiting! The flavors on the menu change quite regularly, but we had a variety (6) of appetizers as our entire meal and each one of them was delicious! Make sure you try the Charcuterie Plate!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Greatevening
    Greatevening
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Food was great, staff very nice price is as expected, reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luvdiningout
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Great food and wine list, I enjoyed the Mahi Mahi. I would rate 4.5 if I could on food and ambience, but it didn't allow the option to give half stars. There was a reggae festival in the park across the street, so it was lively and not distracting to our visit at the table, which it was surprised about (in a good way).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion
    Wolfpack
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We have visited the Peasant Cookery now for 2 special occasions with parties of 5 and 6 people...Outstanding ambience, food, wine and service..Bravo to all staff..!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gourmet delight
    8at848
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    The staff are particularly attentive, knowledgeable and the menus are creative, well presented. Prices are reasonable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Restaurant
    scrow595VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    This was our first time to Winnipeg and we were staying downtown. The restaurant was conventiently located to the hotel. Food was of exceptional quality, with local ingredients. Loved sitting outside watching people come and go. It was a Sunday evening and relatively quiet. Would definitely eat here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.