23/03/2015

THE COCK




Some might call me a bit biased when it comes to saying something about The Cock, since I’ve had my teeny tiny part in the project. But can’t help it. I just love The Cock.

I love the from early morning 'til late evening opening hours. I love the big selection of very moderately priced wines. I love granola, croque monsieurs, whole rotisserie chickens, pasta vongole and dessert tables. I love that you can go there alone, twosome, with kids or with a big party party.

The only thing I find terribly wrong, is that I don't live in the neighbourhood anymore. Actually I haven't done that in 10 years, but now it bugs me. All good with the life in the bedroom suburb, but still dreaming of starting the morning with early breakfast at the corner eatery, or ending up the day with a late evening snack there. Just like in the big world, you know.



Ville Relander (previous food strategist for the city of Helsinki) & Richard McCormick (the mastermind behind i.a. the two Sandros), have done a great job. They've had a shared vision of a restaurant they'd like to open up one day and now they've carried it out.

Neighbourhood eatery and bar. That's the short definition for The Cock. Really laid-back and relaxed, with super high quality easygoing food and a truly merited team leading the kitchen.







In the bright and lively upstairs (ground floor that is) they have breakfast & lunch served, bar open all day, food until 23.30 daily. As for downstairs, vibe changes when you go down the spiral stairs, but not loosing a bit of the easiness. In the basement it gets darker and makes a perfect surrounding for dining or having a glass of wine from the organic wine bar opening towards the end of the week.





What comes to food, when not eating alone, I strongly suggest to share. Just to get to taste more than few things from the menu.



And do go with the kids too. On the first visit my daughter wrote on the Barbapapa coloring picture "Best Cock!" since she had just learned it in her English club.

I mean not the cock word but the best.


THE COCK
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