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“Beautiful food!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cocina Restaurant

Cocina Restaurant
Lockoford Lane | Casa Hotel, Chesterfield S41 7JB, England
01246245999
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Ranked #13 of 244 Restaurants in Chesterfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $56
Cuisines: Spanish, Contemporary, Tapas
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
1 review
“Beautiful food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

This is the first time I have eaten at the Cocina restaurant and the food was cooked to perfection, there was a large party of us and the food all came out, hot, at the same time which is rare in other restaurants. The service was outstanding and with the help of the organiser Keeo - we all had a lovely evening. Ill definitely be going back and would recommend to anybody, wether large party or small! Every single one pf us enjoyed it :)

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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LucieKrajankova, Manager at Cocina Restaurant, responded to this review, June 11, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your meal in Cocina, I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed your meals and that the evening ran smoothly! We are very fortunate to have such a great team within the restaurant that are on hand to make your meal as enjoyable as possible.

We hope to welcome you back again sometime in the near future.

Regards
Lucie
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English first
Derby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Quality - YES . . . . Quantity - NO”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Visited this very luxurious hotel for a meal with friends. We took advantage of the Early Bird deal. The interior decor and feel good factor is faultless, the staff were very attentive, everything was to a very high standard. The food was well presented and cooked perfectly, my only criticism is the portions were small, i had the salmon, which was accompanied by three small new potatoes cut in half and approx 4 pieces of cherry tomato. Whilst the food itself was delicious, i came away feeling that i could still eat something and that, despite it being a Early Bird deal, to me personally i didn't think it represented value for money.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We went to the Cocina restaurant for a works party, there was a party of 22 with food that we had Pre ordered a few days before and I'm surprised how efficient the service was! The organiser Keeo was extremely helpful and professional, thanks to her we had a fab night with no hiccups :)

The food was absolutely wonderful, highly recommended!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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LucieKrajankova, Manager at Cocina Restaurant, responded to this review, June 11, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your meal in Cocina, I am so pleased to hear that your party had such a fabulous evening! We are very fortunate to have such a great team within the restaurant and will pass your comments over to Keeo.

Regards
Lucie
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sheffield
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“Sunday lunch at Casa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Just returned from a wonderful Sunday Lunch at Casa. The meal was excellent & really good value for money, this is the first time i have eaten here & we will definitely be returning. We all had roast beef which was cooked perfectly there was lots of it too.The restaurant itself has a lovely atmosphere & the staff were very friendly & attentive.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Not without merrit but.....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

We visited today for the first time for Sunday lunch and their were pros and cons to our experience. The restaurant sits in the Cassa hotel which dispite it's location once inside has a very nice atmosphere. It was very pleasant to have a young man playing guitar as background music and the restaurant has a good contempory feel. The first thing they could amend would be to offer the wine by the glass in different sizes. If you just want one glass that will last you to the end of your meal the measure they serve is a little under sufficient and I really did not want the volume of another glass. The Rioja though was very nice indeed. We had one starter of tapas to share which was good but sadly our satisfaction went down from there. We both had the roast beef and there was nothing wrong with the presentation or execution of the meal but the meat and the gravy was devoid of flavour, the yorkshire pudding looked anaemic and lacked seasoning. The veg selection was adequate and well cooked. When the pleasant and professional staff came by to ask if everything was ok there was little point in saying that we were not totally satisfied as the chef was highly unlikely to have another breed or longer aged piece of beef and a better prepared stock sitting in the back!
The bottom line I guess is this...... We will probably visiy this restaurant again in the evening and try the Spanish offerings they seem to lean towards but we will not be bothering again for Sunday lunch.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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LucieKrajankova, Operations Director at Cocina Restaurant, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Dear GILLChesterfield,

Thank you for the feedback on your meal in Cocina Restaurant. I must admit that I am a little confused by this review as I understand it, the beef was cooked to a perfect medium rare and we received nothing but great feedback from every guest on the day. Our team performed two check-backs during your visit and both times you raised no concerns, had you said something on the day we would have been able to rectify any problems you had. The beef we serve in our restaurant is all organically reared on our owners’ farm located just four miles away and is from Belted Galloway and Highland cattle. We believe it would be very difficult to match our beef for quality and flavour. I can only apologise that your meal was not to your liking but I am happy to hear that you will return to try our Spanish themed evening menu.

Regards
Stuart
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