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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.
Winnipeg, MB R3B 3B2
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
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
Peasant Cookery Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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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