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About 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.

283 Bannatyne Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 3B2
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Comfort Food, Canadian, Contemporary European

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 12:00am; Saturday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
King St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(204) 989-7700

Website:
http://www.wowhospitality.ca/

Executive Chef:
Tristan Foucault

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: (204) 989-7700

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine

Peasant Cookery Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (37)
Special Occasion (35)
Creative Cuisine (30)
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Comfort Food (25)
Pre/post Theatre (25)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Cozy (22)
Local Ingredients (22)
Casual (19)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Romantic (17)
Good for Groups (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Authentic (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Business Meals (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Healthy (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Tapas (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Fun (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
People Watching (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Great Beer (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Scenic View (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Manitoba)·Dined 19 hours ago

One of our favourite restaurants. Nice ambiance and good food. Service was prompt and attentive. Lovely waitress!

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great meal as usual! We got a charcuterie board and were very happy with the cheeses our server chose for us!

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great service and fantastic meal! Lovely experience and would definitely return as well as recommend!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 7, 2018

We had the charcuterie board and the buck a shuck oysters... both so VERY delicious!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, People Watching, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Scenic View, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on February 4, 2018

This is one of our favorite places for dinner before going to the theatre. Staff are polite and friendly. Food is always top notch. Keep up the good service, it is appreciated.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Our service tonight was exceptional and the mussels were outstanding!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Casual, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Overall a great evening. The chicken livers appetizer a bit undercooked. The steak was pricy for a poor cut. The meatballs amazing and the desert was awesome. Will definitely go back and try other items.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Healthy, Authentic
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on January 19, 2018

I enjoyed my meal. It was a cod fish dish. I did find the menu a bit limited. We found it hard to hear each other as the noise level where we sat was high. Past experiences with seating were better. I’d insist on a different seating area next time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Peasant Cookery has been our go-to restaurant for special occasions for years. It's French distro ambience and menu always please us. We took our son and his girlfriend for our son's 22nd birthday dinner. My wife and I shared two appetizer salads for variety. The best and go at cheese salad was fantastic. The house salad was a little too acidic. I ordered the chicken livers as my main. They were fantastic. Hadn't had them in years. My wife and our 2 guests all ordered mussels. Between two orders there were at least 9 dead mussels. We brought this to our waiter's attention. He handled it so professionally and brought us another if order. The goat cheese cake was to die for. Yay for lactose-low goat cheese. The bread pudding was small but satisfying. All in All, a great meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Disabled Access, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was excellent. Portion choices are an excellent idea. Our server was a gem!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Four friends had dinner before theatre. These are my thoughts. Beet salad was very good. Tourtiere had a very strong taste. I would have preferred a lighter touch on the spices but others may like it just fine. Desserts were great. Creme Brulee was among the best I've had. Decor was nice, but the noise level got very high as the place filled up. Service was prompt and friendly. Prices were beyond what peasants could afford but fair for the quality. I would definitely recommend Peasant Cookery to others and hope to return some day.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Unique dishes. Amazing flavors. I recommend sharing dishes in order to try more.

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 (Manitoba)·Dined on January 12, 2018

It was great to have our appetizer choices of soup and salad divided so that both of us could enjoy tasting each. Our server suggested it and was very attentive throughout the meal. That was a highlight.

Tags: Business Meals, Disabled Access, Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Was there with my wife and two daughters for a family get together.
Food ,atmosphere and service was outstanding.We will be back for sure.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Food was unique and well-prepared... the striploin steak was a bit over-seasoned for my taste but my wife thought it was perfect. Service was fantastic, and our server was friendly without being artificial, knowledgeable, and the only real complaint we had was that it was cold. Maybe par for the course when in Winnipeg in January... total bill was a bit over $100 for two (shared charcuterie platter, one pasta main and one steak main, as well as a couple of drinks), so reasonably priced for a nice evening out. We’d go back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on December 28, 2017

While we had a nice lunch friends from Portland the accoustics are very bad. There was a large table across from us who were very very loud. Very distracting and annoying

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent! Nice food, nice wine card. Bilingual staff. Very friendly personnel. Typical French Canadian food: tourtiere! Nice ambience!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 27, 2017

This is our second visit to Peasant Cookery as our first time was excellent . This trip did not disappoint! We brought family to celebrate being together for Christmas and as a pre-game supper. Tortierre was delicious! Short rib delicious! Chorizo meatballs excellent! Oysters were some of the best we've ever had. Service was top notch and atmosphere was geat for us to visit but still lively enough for people watching. We are from Alberta and will definitely be back again. Thanks Melanie and Saffia, your service was the cherry on top of our meal.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on December 20, 2017

My husband and I were taking our son out for a birthday lunch. It's a great location for people who work downtown- which he does. The deco is pleasing and over the years we have tried various dishes. We have never been disappointed. We highly recommend it!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Good vibe but food is just okay. Service is quick but too many different servers coming and going makes it feel quite impersonal. Our main server wasn't great. Seemed more interested in performing her tasks in a timely manner than anything else. Over poured a glass of water which spilled on half the table including my friend - no apology, no clean up and left the soaked menu for us to order off of so not a great start. I have been there once before and between the two experiences not likely to rush back.

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 (Manitoba)·Dined on December 19, 2017

So loud we couldn’t hear one another (ridiculous round table meant we were 1.5 meters from one another). It ruined dinner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Overall very good but the noise levels make conversation difficult.

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 (Manitoba)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The service was excellent, my partner and I decided to share two entres and the server had them served on 4 small plates without being asked. Very unique menu and the best Gnocci I have had.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Groups, Casual, Tapas
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great service! The meals we ordered were amazing. Desserts to die for. Highly recommend it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Groups, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Healthy, Casual, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We have been coming regularily to the PEASANT COOKERY since it opened. We enjoy the ambience, convenience /proximity to the theatres and the fantastic service. We also love the regular menu items as well as the specials that are introduced from time to time. This is especially perfect restaurant in the winter with its big windows looking out into the snowy exchange district while dining on fantastic comfort foods like home made soups, tortiere, herb fed pork chops and lots of other choices.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Healthy
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on December 8, 2017

As always, the Peasant Cookery was amazing. We had our favorite table, the food and service were wonderful. Thank you so much. See you soon.

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 (Manitoba)·Dined on December 6, 2017

These are suggestions. The food is very good and more information about where the seafood/fish is sourced and what sustainable ecologically based feed does it receive. Or any meat for that matter. I prefer animal husbandry that allows the animal best circumstances possible. What are they fed etc. Go the extra distance and have factual written information available for patrons. Help make difference and it will demonstrate care for environment as well as establishing the restaurant as a leader in areas we should all be participating to make sustainable changes. We don't have to be sheep.

Because your food is excellent in taste and presentation why is your coffee so sub standard .

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Casual, Healthy
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great service, wonderful ambiance, great menu!!! The quiche and salad greens were tasty but the quiche was a little undercooked. Generous portion and good price.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Overall the meal, atmosphere and service was well done. It became awkward though when we were asked to leave and move to the bar. I guess we had overstayed our welcome. This interaction could have been done a bit smoother.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We are always impressed when we eat at The Peasant and this was no exception. Three of us were there to celebrate our girlfriend's birthday. We love going out together and sharing dishes so everyone gets to try several dishes. The Peasant is always very accommodating in bringing extra plates and serving utensils as we need them.

We ordered the calamari and duck bruschetta as appetizers. The calamari was cooked perfectly and the romesco sauce was delicious. The bruschetta won the appetizer round though; the bean puree adds a unique flavour and texture along with the rich duck confit.

The three of us shared the clam and bacon pasta (which I might have thought too greasy if not for the high quality olive oil they use in the pesto), the chorizo meatballs (we'd had these on our last visit and ordered again this time because they are amazing; rich, filling and extremely flavourful), and the half chicken (probably the best chicken I've eaten in any restaurant, moist well balanced flavour in the maple laquer and complemented nicely by the leek bread pudding and cranberries on the plate). We had a great bottle of wine (recommended to us on our last visit and ordered again) and we were well attended to by the personable and knowledgeable staff.

It was later on a Thursday night, so it was a bit quieter inside than during a busy service time. We always find that we can easily hold a conversation here, even when they are packed full with diners. We sat in one of the semi-circular booths that faces the street so we had a great view of the Exchange and Old Market Square while we ate. The seating accommodates the sharing of dishes very well. In the past, we've also eaten at the bar, and enjoyed watching the bartenders work and chatting with them.

The Peasant remains one of our favourite dining spots in Winnipeg. It always feels decadent but comforting at the same time. Great for a date or special occasion, or if you're simply feeling indulgent.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 29, 2017

As always the challenge of whether to round up or round down when considering a rating. We went to rounding down from 4.5 to 4. The main reason being that while we enjoyed our meals, we likely would not order the main dishes again.

The service, right from the greeting by the Hostess to our server was excellent. Attentive, friendly, engaged and taking time to explain things without the sense she had to 'run' away to other customers. Nicely done.The drink menu has a full listing of beers but sadly, most of them are in bottles/cans. A very limited selection on tap. The wine selection 'by the glass' however was quite reasonable.

Wed is the day to go with $1 oysters. While the oysters themselves are not that big they are very tasty. Add to that their side of horseradish is excellent. A great kick but without being sharp or cruel(ie the natural horseradish that clears your sinuses for a month)

The bison meatloaf was 'okay'. It was very dense and almost dry. I understand that bison is a very lean meat but still, it was not melt in your mouth tender, rather a bit chewy. The saving grace was the shiitake mushroom gravy. They brought me an extra portion and that made all the difference. The mashed, beets, beans etc were nicely cooked and hot.The Skrei Cod was very meaty and one could really taste the bacon in the chicken bacon broth. While it was nice at the start, it almost over-powered to taste of the cod by the end of the portion. As mentioned, we enjoyed our mains but we would not order again. The sides on both dishes were excellent.

We saved room for a bit of decadence, the Chocolate Pot de Crème. It was so rich and scrumptious I can't imagine how one person could finish it and still be able to walk out of the restaurant. One minor point is that it was a bit too 'cool' making the custard a little dense; however the biscotti was to die for. That I could eat all night.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on November 27, 2017

The baguette underpinning my pickerel was stale. The pickerel was excellent as was the aioli. The fresh cut bread was satisfactory. The green salad had subtle variety in taste and texture. The waiter was attentive if a little stiff. The general ambiance was agreeably quiet especially when the the bar server at my request turned down the volume of the canned music.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We were disappointed with our meals. Following the server’s recommendation, I ordered the bison meatloaf. It was tasty but very dry. I know that bison is very lean but there ought to be a way for the meatloaf to be juicy. A small amount of gravy was served with the meatloaf but given how dry it was, more gravy was clearly needed. My dinner companion ordered the lamb pie. She was surprised when the dish arrived with a curried mashed potato (and no pastry) on the top of the pie.

It has been a while since I had a meal at Peasant Cookery. I won’t rush back.

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 (Manitoba)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Very good as usual. Very good as usual. Very good as usual. (has to be 50 characters!)

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our meals were fantatstic ... especially the Duck Brushetta appetizer. The Peasant Sour cocktail was fabulous.

Tags: Casual, Tapas, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Everything about the dining experience at Peasant Cookery was fantastic. One minor beef... The table was near the door, so cold/drafty when other diners came in.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Really good food and great service!!

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 (Manitoba)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great service, good food and close to the Theatre!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Fantastic food, great atmosphere, great service.

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 (Manitoba)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Wonderful all around!

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