Review on Le Cochon Aveugle
Occupying a corner position on Walmgate in the heart of York, Le Cochon Aveugle is a hidden gem of a restaurant, located next to Grade I listed St Denys Church. It's the brainchild of chef patron Josh Overington and his wife Victoria, who manages front of house with great charm and also oversees the wine list. It's a pared back modern space with an open kitchen, banquette seating and dark wood tables set on wood flooring.
Josh has climbed the culinary ladder at acclaimed restaurants such as three Michelin starred The Waterside Inn in Bray and the one Michelin starred The Pipe and Glass in Yorkshire. He then went on to train at Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in Paris, before returning home to York to work for Michelin-starred chef Michael Hare.
Josh presents a frequently changing tasting menu using French classical techniques, emphasising the very best of seasonal produce that arrives daily from his carefully chosen farmers and suppliers. The restaurant's name Le Cochon Aveugle translates as the blind pig, and guests have no idea what will be on the menu before dining. Some of his most popular dishes have been L'Arpége Egg and the Boudin noir macaron, but also look out for 60 day-aged beef tartare, cauliflower and sauce tonnato or maybe the hand-dived Orkney scallop cooked 'à la ficelle' in sea urchin butter. Desserts include Elderflower panna cotta, frais de bois, wild strawberry sorbet and elderflower vinegar granita or the delicious Pain d'épices egg.
There's a carefully curated wine list of over 200 bins focusing on small and lesser-known vintners around the globe.
Le Cochon Aveugle is also featured in: Michelin Guide, HardensRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 1.30pm Sat
Dinner: 6.00 & 7.30pm Wed-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card