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Published November 4th 2015
Get yourself to Cochin
Located on Richmond's buzzing Swan Street, and mixing together a clever fusion of French and Vietnamese cuisine, is a tapas shared plate style restaurant.
Cochin is on the smaller side indoors (seats roughly 60 people), which is great as it never gets too packed or loud and it's the perfect place to enjoy a date night, a dinner with a small group of friends or a cheeky post-work vino!
Mixing a perfect blend of Vietnamese and French, Cochin is now open in Richmond. Image:The Ideas Library
Also perfect for sharing (it's the best way to try more of the menu) are the gluten-free deep fried chicken wings, served with a mildly spiced nuoc cham. These can be ordered as a plate of 5 or 10 pieces and offer a crunch that's perfect paired with a beer or cocktail (and I haven't even gotten to the amazing cocktail list which is definitely worth checking out!).
These gluten free crispy fried chicken wings will leave you wanting more. Image:The Ideas Library
Both vegetarians and those preferring or requiring gluten free meals will both find plenty of menu options suitable for them and if you're there with a larger group of at least 10 and stuck trying to choose the right dishes to share, you can always order one of the set menu options and sit back to enjoy your dining experience.
The gluten free soft shell crab is one of Cochin's more popular dishes. Image:The Ideas Library