The Cocochine

Gold Award

SquareMeal Review of The Cocochine

Gold Award

Head chef Larry Jayasekara and Hamiltons Gallery founder Tim Jefferies left no stone unturned when building The Cocochine. The four-storey property on Mayfair’s charming Bruton Place is nothing short of a work of art, constructed by two men with a penchant for beautiful design and impossible details. Larry, for example, travelled across 26 countries in research for his menu, and the restaurant’s interiors should really be viewed through the lens of a magnifying glass to appreciate their extraordinariness.  

Aesthetically, it’s stunning, articulated through tones of crimson, leather and wood, but the real brilliance lies in details that aren’t immediately clear. Mirrored ceilings, for example, allow staff to subtly check on guests without bothering them, while carefully installed lighting ensures shadows aren't cast over tables. This laser-focused level of attention is also applied to the overall dining experience. There’s no table turning so you can stay for as long as you like, and staff are both warm and astute in equal measure.  

And so, we come to the menu. It's a three-course deal for the tear-jerking price of £145, although canapes, a bread course and petit fours are included in that. Ingredients are sourced from the best producers across the globe, and Jayasekara allows them to sing without unnecessary embellishment on the plate. Exemplifying that point is a three-ingredient starter of raw otoro (tuna), soy and caviar, proving that high-quality, umami heavy ingredients require very little intervention when treated respectfully. We ate indescribably delicious chicken paired with truffle stuffing, a sweet, glazed morel and glossy jus gras (chicken fat gravy), but not before inhaling a heavenly caramelised onion brioche bun, still puffy and warm from the oven. To finish, a mirror-glazed dome of airy chocolate mousse, crisp wafer, creme fraiche ice cream and the salty hit of Golden Oscietra caviar was nothing short of marvellous.  

There's also a 1,400-strong wine list you can spend some time pouring over, but the sommelier will be able to guide you towards the best fit for your taste and budget. A restaurant this special is a rare thing indeed, and when it comes to luxury fine dining in London, you quite simply won’t do better.  

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - Over £80
Cosy, Fine dining, Glamorous, Luxury, Romantic
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Celebrations, Romantic, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating


Larry Jayasekara is a well-known, London-based chef who has been working towards securing his own restaurant for a long time, and now finally, much to the food scene's approval, he has. Larry Jayasekara grew up in Sri Lanka and moved to the UK to flourish in his career, working at a string of Michelin-starred restaurants including The Waterside Inn, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saison and Gordon Ramsay’s Pétrus, where he took the role of head chef. 

Larry Jayasekara has teamed up with esteemed art collector and gallerist Tim Jefferies, who runs the photography gallery Hamiltons, to create The Cocochine - an ultra-luxurious high-end restaurant in Mayfair. Located at 27 Bruton Place, the restaurant takes its title from a pet name Tim has for his daughter, and is set over four floors. The ground level hosts a small, intimate dinng space with room for eight tables and 28 people. In the basement, a wine cellar stores a collection of fine wines and Champagnes. 

If you were planning on holding an especially swish private event, the restaurant's top floor holds a somewhat secret, exclusive dining room for private hire. Here, you'll find a dining table for 14, high-end artworks and a double-height ceiling with gold latticework. 

The restaurant runs shifts for lunch and dinner - with one set of guests for each timing. While the capacity is limited, the kitchen is huge, and boasts all sorts of toys. There's a temperature-controlled bread cabinet, meat and fish dry-ageing units and metal washable ceilings, as well as a neighbouring development kitchen. 

The menu hinges on modern European cuisine with dishes such as cauliflower marinaded for a week in soy sauce, rice vinegar, brown miso, teriyaki sauce and then deep fried, alongside lobster barbecued in a banana leaf and decorated with yuzu gel, crème fraîche, micro-basil and cardamom-lobster jus. We particularly like the sound of the Jerusalem artichokes with roasted chicken fat, and rich, truffle bao.


Is private dining available?

Yes, there are private dining rooms available to hire.

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27 Bruton Place, Mayfair, London, W1J 6NQ

020 3835 3957 020 3835 3957


Opening Times

Mon 12:00-15:00
Tue 12:00-15:00
Wed 12:00-15:00
Thu 12:00-15:00
Fri 12:00-15:00
Sat 12:00-15:00
Sun 12:00-15:00
Mon 18:00-22:30
Tue 18:00-22:30
Wed 18:00-22:30
Thu 18:00-22:30
Fri 18:00-22:30
Sat 18:00-22:30
Sun 18:00-22:30


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