Cocotte- Communal- Restaurant- Bar

Cocotte is a 2 months old  French restaurant at The Wanderlust Hotel. More & more restaurants have been opening up in ulu places , waiting for us to discover them. With the presence of Cocotte,  ”The Black Sheep Cafe” would certainly face a tough competitor!

Cocotte has 2 meanings to it:

1. Small casserole in which individual portions can be cooked and served.

2 .A prostitute or promiscuous woman.

I’m sure it does not refer to the latter. Anyway, Cocotte serves  Rustic French cuisine by Chef Anthony Yeoh & his team.

The restaurant is located at the ground level of The Wanderlust Hotel. It has a colonial feel to it and the casual layout makes the dining experience comfortable & relaxing.  The chairs were smaller than usual & the lighting would change automatically  according to the ambience.

The Set Lunch Menu

Cocotte offers a 3 course set lunch menu priced at $28++. The tart of the day and soup change weekly while the menu changes monthly.

The Signature dishes: Fried Tripe, Escargot Gougeres , Roast Pork Collar

( Tart of the day : Ratatouille tart with goat’s cheese)

(Soup of the day: Potato & Leek soup)

Warm & Crusty Ciabatta Bread

Pear & Rocket Salad

The rocket leaves salad has blue cheese and sweet pear. I didn’t like the blue cheese due to the pungent & salty flavour. The pears were sweet & goes well with Sherry mustard vinaigrette.

Seabass with shaved fennel, tomato provencal & baby potatoes

The seabass was well-executed, without much seasoning and marinates , it has it’s natural sweet flavour. I enjoyed the tomato provencal in particular, it has an influence of Indian cuisine – tangy and sweet.

Close up

Apple tartin

The dessert is a disappointment. While the caramelised apples were soft & sweet , the tart base was too soggy. The tart base just failed miserably….

Verdict: I like the ”colonial” feel of this restaurant, the casual & laid-back ambience makes the dining experience very relaxed. The staff were well-trained & courteous.


2 Dickson Road

The Wanderlust Hotel

Website :

Direction: Nearer to the Old Sim Lim Square building, look for the lane ” Dickson Road” and the restaurant is next to a coffeeshop.


2 responses to this post.

  1. Dickson Lane chicken rice ball is superb too. 🙂


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