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Cocina Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Spanish, Contemporary, Tapas
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Lockoford Lane | Casa Hotel, Chesterfield S41 7JB, England
01246245999
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 181
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Top class

We used to go to a pub in Dronfield where the food was fantastic. Then the chef, Mark, left. Dronfield was devastated. I learnt two years later that he was the head chef at the Cocina restaurant in La Casa Hotel, Chesterfield. We have been to the Cocina several times and have never been... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
BobandSueWesterdale
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Derbyshire, England
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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289 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Derbyshire, England
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We used to go to a pub in Dronfield where the food was fantastic. Then the chef, Mark, left. Dronfield was devastated. I learnt two years later that he was the head chef at the Cocina restaurant in La Casa Hotel, Chesterfield. We have been to the Cocina several times and have never been disappointed. We went on Mothers Day,... More 

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Derbyshire
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Went with friends for an evening meal - we weren't sure of the location of the restaurant in the building, but were greeted by the bar staff who directed us immediately. The decor i interesting with a lot of art based on Dali,and Miro. the restaurant was nicely decorated and the service impeccable. The menu had a lot of choice... More 

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CaraSpence, Manager at Cocina Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear jazzyc43 Thank you so much for taking your time to post a review a tripadvisor. The team will be so pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you in the future. Kind Regards Cara Spence Restaurant Manager More 

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I've eaten at this restaurant several times and whilst the food is generally good its by far not the best I've had. Even if I limit the competition to the the Chesterfield area. I've always taken it as it is but the last experience made me feel like I should review it. Ordering the tapas you should be prepared for... More 

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DownhamStuart, Operations Director at Cocina Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Nigel B Thank you for taking time to review us. I am sorry you felt the portions were small. Tapas is, as your rightly mention, prepared and presented to be shared by the table and when ordered as recommended between 2 or more people we feel that the portion size when pooling all of the ordered dishes together provides... More 

Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We went for the early evening special as we had heard mixed reviews and didn't want to spend a fortune and be disappointed. Well we were definitely not disappointed. The service was second to none and we have eaten in some expensive Michelin star restaurants that were not as good. The food was really tasty and portions were not for... More 

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CaraSpence, Manager at Cocina Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear joybabe Thank you so much for taking your time to leave us such a fantastic review. The team will be so pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to you returning in the future. Kind Regards Cara Spence Restaurant Manager More 

mid england
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We've enjoyed numerous meals at the Cocina restaurant both from the a la carte menu and the 'early bird' and we've visited as a couple with family and with friends. The food and service has always been of a very high standard whilst giving a warm and very friendly welcome. Unfortunately our last visit didn't mirror any of our previous... More 

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CaraSpence, Manager at Cocina Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear mayaMidEngland Thank you very much for posting your review on tripadvisor. I am so sorry to hear you found the earlybird menu dissapointing, we do run our full A la carte menu alongside the earlybird menu. Our earlybird menu does change every 2 weeks, and within the next month our 6 earlybird menus will be brand new. The earlybird... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Excellent service, lovely looking restaurant, but unfortunately mediocre food. The serving staff (manager included) were all lovely and the food was well presented, but in my humble opinion, the whole experience was let down by poor quality food.

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CaraSpence, Manager at Cocina Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear GCarter2014 Thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear you felt the food was of poor quality. In order for us to recitfiy any issues i would need you to elaborate on your experience. Please feel free to email me on Cara.spence@casahotels.co.uk if you would like to expand on your comments. Kind Regards Cara Spence Restaurant Manager More 

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
266 reviews 266 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
492 helpful votes 492 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

We took friends here for a birthday celebration, following a recommendation, and were slightly disappointed. Despite being asked, when booking, if our "meal was for anything special" and being advised it was for a special birthday dinner, you'd never have known on the day! No special table, no special attention whatsoever! I have to say however that our service from... More 

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DownhamStuart, Operations Director at Cocina Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear John D Thank you for your feedback. I must say I am a little confused regarding your comments about the service. It was described as "superb" and Sandra and Kristine were excellent but you felt you had no special attention. The scallops are cooked to a temperature that maximises their flavour, had we cooked them above this optimum temperature... More 

Grantham, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We came for a friday night dinner. Was mostly empty, people of Chesterfield are missing out. Decor is nice. A massive fish over the till was a talking point. I liked that we could see the kitchen. Wine choice had a good value cab sav which was lovely. Starters we had the pigeon and scallops. Unfortunately the scallops tasted bitter... More 

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CaraSpence, Manager at Cocina Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Gtownpaul Thank you so much for taking your time to leave us a review on tripadvisor. The cocina team will be so pleased to hear you enjoyed the service.The comments have been passed on to the kitchen. I am sorry to hear you didnt enjoy the scallops, we have recently changed the way we cook our scallops due to... More 

Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Visited the restaurant last night and was bitterly disappointed in the food. The sample menu on the website was much more inspiring than the menu on the night. The starters we alright but the mains were chicken and mash, burger or fish and chips. I ordered the haddock and chips which didn't particularly look that appertaining when it came out.... More 

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DownhamStuart, Operations Director at Cocina Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Michcam35 Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry that you were disappointed with the menu on the night. The early evening menu changes once a fortnight and always consists of a chicken dish, a fish dish, a burger and other items that have proven to be very popular to both residents and non residents. This menu is not... More 

chesterfield
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Over all the food was very tasty and well presented, small portions if you have a good appetite, have to order accompaniments because some of the dishes don't come with anything, nice ambience although feels a little small, I found it really quite over priced for not much food, not sure if I would return unless someone else was paying... More 

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DownhamStuart, Operations Director at Cocina Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear tf24 Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am sorry that you felt that our portion size was small for the price charged. Our menu is designed to enjoy 3 courses and each dish is complete, side orders are available for those individuals with a larger appetite should they wish to order them. I am... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lockoford Lane | Casa Hotel, Chesterfield S41 7JB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Chesterfield
  • Phone Number: 01246245999

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 56
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Contemporary, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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