Welcome to Peasant Cookery

Upscale comfort food in the heart of the Exchange District. Peasant Cookery maintains a house-made philosophy, curing meats and pickling vegetables in-house. We build each dish from the bottom up, focusing on an honest expression of fresh, local ingredients, and accompany your meal with our list of carefully selected wines, local beers, and craft cocktails.

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Our Story

Melissa Makarenko, Executive Chef

Melissa was in school pursuing marine biology when the drudgery of university studies caught up with her. Melissa met a passionate chef at a local job fair who inspired her to explore culinary school. After working for the Fairmont hotels in Winnipeg, Lake Louise, New Brunswick, and Montreal, Melissa came home to roost with an 8-year tenure at Resto Gare in St Boniface, which prepared her for her current home as Executive Chef at Peasant Cookery.

Thomas Johnson, General Manager

Thomas was born into the hospitality industry. His father was a restaurant manager, and his first job was washing dishes at 13 in his uncle’s restaurant summers in Kenora. His experience in the industry has run the gambit from 16 years at the Manitoba Club to managing the Royal Lake of the Woods Yacht Club and the Grace Ann II Lodge in Kenora to working as a tour caterer for Elton John and Brad Paisley. Thomas was part of the opening team at 529 Wellington, and returned from the road as its Assistant Manager. Thomas moved into the role of General Manager at Peasant Cookery in 2019.

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Our dining room is temporarily closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. We look forward to hosting you once we have re-opened the dining room.

Peasant Cookery is also available for delivery through DoorDash and SkipTheDishes.

Gift Cards

Peasant Cookery gift cards (as well as WOW! gift cards that that can be used at any WOW! restaurant) can be purchased at the restaurant or by calling the WOW! Head Office.

If you have a gift card and would like to check the balance, please call the WOW! head office at 204-942-1090 ext. 228 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Peasant Cookery
283 Bannatyne Ave,
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1M3
Reservations: 204.989.7700
Email: peasant@wowhospitality.com

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Tuesday to Friday: 12 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Saturday: 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.


©2020 Peasant Cookery
& WOW Hospitality Concepts Inc.

Due to the current Code Red restrictions, Peasant Cookery is open for pickup and delivery. Current hours: Tuesday to Friday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.