The History of The Coughing Gherkin

The Coughing Gherkin was originally established in 2010 as a small restaurant inside The Armidale Club, historically Armidale’s most exclusive gentleman’s club, but in February 2011 moved to a larger independent premises in the East Mall of Armidale.

The Coughing Gherkin is a fun & funky establishment with an emphasis on fresh, flavoursome, low cost & informal food.  The Specialities are Pizza, Tapas, Mexican & our “Latest” addition Hot Rocks!.  The food is fresh, the flavours are strong, and sharing is encouraged.

Families are welcome, and the children have not been left out, with the Tiny Gherks’ food menu for the little ones- & neither have our friends with allergies! we have many gluten and dairy free options available, as well as some vegetarian and vegan friendly options.

The Gherkin has a warm, funky and welcoming atmosphere with well informed & friendly staff, catering for those who love eating food & spending time with friends & family. To keep upto date with our specials of the week follow us on Facebook or Instagram. To receive special offers and event news Sign Up to T.C.G Mail   

A great time for a casual outing is TACO TUESDAY, come and enjoy Tacos, Coronas, Tequila sunrise or a glass of house wine, all for $5 each. HOT ROCK HUMP-DAY! Every wednesday night, select your cut, sides and sauce. STUDENT DEAL THURSDAYS– Spend over $25 and get a free garlic or jalapeno bread. (must produce student ID when paying- 1 deal per student/no split payment)

The Coughing Gherkin was the ‘baby sister’ restaurant to the modern Italian Red Grapevine restaurant and bar,  until September 2013 when the Coughing Gherkin was sold to the head chef Emma. Emma has worked at the Gherkin since the day it opened in the Armidale Club. She has enjoyed the journey the restaurant has taken & working with her dedicated team of enthusiastic staff, continue to provide full flavored modern & traditional food for regulars & newcomers alike.