Winner | Best Value Restaurant in the UK
... all the elegance, informality and buzz of a classic Parisian bistro”
– Good Food GuideIf you’re a connoisseur of French cuisine, it’s highly likely you’ve heard of the Côte Brasserie restaurant family – the leading choice when it comes to all-day Parisian dining. A Côte restaurant can transport you to the streets of Paris with exquisite dishes and wines, expertly prepared - and then paired – with love. If in London, a visit to Côte Bistro Kensington is an absolute must. Situated on Kensington Court – across from the beautiful Kensington Gardens and around the corner from the cultural precinct of Kensington High Street – this French bistro is a true delight to visit.
When in the mood for artisanal French jams and Guérande sea-salted butter served with traditional freshly baked croissants, look no further than Côte Bistro Kensington. Nestled along Kensington Court – a stone’s throw from the stunning Kensington Gardens – Côte Bistro Kensington makes for the perfect breakfast, lunch or dinner. This London restaurant serves up high quality and delicious French cuisine and we recommend the divine poulet grillé (chargrilled butterflied chicken breast with wild mushroom, crème fraîche and thyme sauce, served with gratin potato) that will leave you feeling all kinds of satisfied. Côte Bistro Kensington also offers rotating monthly specials to showcase alternative French specialities with creative twists.
Within walking distance from Kensington High Street tube station and the bustling shopping district, this London bistro offers the three most important elements when it comes to dining out – quality food, excellent service and a charming atmosphere. The team at Côte Bistro Kensington strive to provide their guests with a truly special experience, emphasising why Côte Brasserie has become a name synonymous with classic French dining among hungry folk up and down the United Kingdom. Reserve your table today to avoid missing out!
This is a great place where you can sit inside or out. It is off a side street in Kensington not far from Kensington Palace and the Albert Hall. Food is great. Staff are wonderful. Always five stars.
Service was efficient and friendly. We chose from the new prestige fixed price menu that offers good value, bigger portions than the usual early evening fixed price menu. Great location as we went on to Opera in Holland Park.
As usual staff were very helpful & we much appreciate that they always give us our preferred table (away from any music). It’s my restaurant of choice (no pun intended) in Kensington. Diane Choyce
It was a lovely meal - good service and tasty, reliable food. very nice location... good outdoor space. felt more like france than uk with all the lovely french being spoken all around!
We booked this restaurant for lunch as a celebration event and to be near the Royal Albert Hall (RAH) where we had seats for a 3.30pm performance of Cirque du Soleil. The restaurant was bustling when we got there, but the service was extremely solicitous - even after we asked to be moved table twice! Our waitress was patient and friendly. The food was beyond our expectations - absolutely delicious and just the right size portions. We all had different main dishes from the menu - poulet roti, Breton fish stew, fish parmentier and poulet grille and couldn't fault any of them. We were slightly disappointed that all the "Specials" creme caramel had sold out but enjoyed the extremely creamy creme brulee. We all thought the bill was reasonable for London and would recommend this restaurant for anyone wishing to eat before an event at the RAH. This venue is around a 15 minute walk from Cote Kensington, just enough to burn off (a few!) calories.
We had a great meal at Cote Bistro. Two in our party have Coeliac disease so finding a safe place to eat is challenging. The menu was extremely diverse and, unlike most restaurants that might have just a few gluten free options, there were loads here - including some of our favorites that we frequently have to go without since restaurants don't usually do a gluten free option - like frites (made in a dedicated fryer) and french onion soup. The staff fully understood the food allergy and knew exactly what to do to prepare it safely and all the gluten free items came out with a little gluten flag so we knew it was safe. The other two in our party do not have a food allergy and they had really good meals as well. Plenty of yummy dessert options. Service was friendly and accommodating and the atmosphere was lively and fun. The only reason i didn't give it a 6 is that while the food was very good, it wasn't exceptional and that's what it would take for me to give it a 6!
We visited at 5 o clock before going on to the royal albert hall for a concert. My husband ate off the early bird menu which was good as well as good value for money. I ate off the a la carte which was also good value for money. I would certainly return. I must add that when we got the Royal Albert hall I was horrified to find I has left the tickets in the restaurant. The Royal Albert Hall were very good and sorted us out, I then looked at my phone and realised the restaurant had desperately been trying to ring me but I has not heard my phone which was in my handbag. I rang them to thank them and they said they had also rung the Royal Albert hall. It was great to feel that they had taken all this trouble and were relieved that we had got in. I call that going the extra mile. Thank you
We were up to London to see the Gypsy Kings at the Royal Albert Hall. Parked dead opposite in the London Royal Garden Hotel (NCP) so conveniently placed. There were four of us - and we had a cracking meal - starters of fougasse and olives, mains of beef bourgignon and a very nicely prepared duck dish. Two bottles of very drinkable Merlot, an excellent waiter who was most attentive and also amusing - result, 90 minutes of convivial relaxation in a very pleasant restaurant and a service charge which we are assured goes to the staff and as a result were more than happy to pay it. If we go up again (we're from the wilds of West Berkshire!) we'll definitely be back.
Fabio looked after our table of four with charm, flexibility and kindness. A good meal for us all. But the one huge drawback is the heat in that restaurant. I am a local and have been there many, many times. But I no longer go in the summer because we just melt in those premises: it could not be a more uncomfortable experience to eat food whilst sweating. I remembered to bring a fan last night, but the other three people did not. Far, far too hot - why oh why is there no air conditioning? I believe that the windows cannot be opened because of neighbours' complaints, so air con is an unavoidable requirement. My companions enjoyed everything about the meal, but they say that they will not return to boil again. I cannot invite people there now. Please, please invest wisely in air conditioning.
Having booked, we were not impressed to be given one of the worst tables in the restaurant - by the door. We asked to be moved & were given a table at the rear next to where they were setting up for a larger group. This was fine because the noise from the other diners was muted. The waitress was very good at checking if we were ready, so the possible disadvantage of sitting away from others was mitigated. Food-wise, things were mixed. Starters were fine & my daughter adored her Duck with Cherries. My wife & I both had Confit Duck, which tasted fine, but was very salty - certainly not to everyone's taste. The chocolate fondant for dessert looked & tasted like something heated up in a microwave. We'd go back, not least because we were in & out in a little over an hour, which was necessary because we were off the the Royal Albert Hall. However, we'll probably try somewhere else first.