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The Coughing Gherkin

Shop 1 117 Beardy St | Shop 1, Armidale, New South Wales 2350, Australia
+61 2 6771 4008
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“burrito” (6 reviews)
“potato skins” (4 reviews)
“empanadas” (4 reviews)
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Mexican, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Shop 1 117 Beardy St | Shop 1, Armidale, New South Wales 2350, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Coughing Gherkin has been a really popular restaurant in Armidale ... but I was there last night and had the Plates with Mates with one cocktail ... and it was $45. It was really yummy and I had a lovely meal with my friends...More

Thank faysie2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have had much much better Mexican food elsewhere though it is very popular with locals. It is the only known Mexican restaurant in Armidale. Not very memorable but okay.

Thank SandgroperGirlPerth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't have a booking on a Friday night but there was still enough room for the two of us. We ordered 4 dishes from the tapas menu and asked for them to be brought out separately, that worked perfectly as all the dishes were...More

Thank Shelley T
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

Our second visit to the Coughing Gherkin and it didn't disappoint, delivering on buzz, friendly service and good food. We had the potato skins which were very good but not great. I'm being picky but I couldn't detect the sage indicated on the menu. However...More

Thank Tessa H
Reviewed June 24, 2017

The food here was different to other Mexican I have had in the past. The beef burrito has actual pieces of beef instead of mince which was a pleasant surprise. The enchilada filling was only the special of the day - the day I visited...More

Thank Michelle G
Reviewed June 8, 2017 via mobile

Went with a group, messaged in advance. Asked the kitchen to make the hottest plant based thing they could. Was s tomato concasse with olives and rice. Was not all that exciting. Paid for meal then went somewhere else for dinner. Bit disappointed as I...More

Thank Royal B
Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

Tapas meals are typically small but the Gherkin's are pretty light on or a little expensive depending how you want to look at it. The meals we received were only just warm and the service was a little bit slow. The empanadas also only come...More

Thank Andyjam2110
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

This place was brilliant. Apart from a ridiculous name, this restaurant get it just right. One thing I can definitely recommend are there home-made cakes. We ordered the lemon and pistachio cake for a birthday, and it was absolutely fantastic. It was dairy free and...More

Thank DecemberM
Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

We stopped over in Armidale on the way from Brisbane to Sydney. This restaurant as recommended by our BnB and we loved it. Yummy food and great atmosphere!

Thank omni01
Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely incredible! Very nice tapas and mains. Kind staff and bar managers. We ordered our entrees and until we had finished they started cooking our mains which is very good service! We had a great time.

Thank TheBirdWhisperer
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 1 117 Beardy St | Shop 1, Armidale, New South Wales 2350, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Armidale
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6771 4008
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