“Expect classic French regional dishes such as steak frites”
– Good Food GuideNo matter the occasion, Côte Bistro sets the stage for an unforgettable dining experience in Richmond. Part of the award-winning Côte Brasserie family of restaurants, Côte Bistro’s Hill Street location is a magnet for foodies from far and wide who crave an authentic French bistro experience. Setting itself apart from other French dining establishments in the area with their unpretentious, comforting dishes and affordable prices, Côte Bistro in Richmond is an excellent choice for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Book in advance to save a table at this London gem.
French bistro fare, fine wines, cold beer, hearty breakfasts, lunches, dinners, desserts and more can be found at Côte Bistro in Richmond. Located just a stone’s throw from the Thames and moments from Richmond station, this casual yet refined restaurant continues to make its mark on the local dining scene. From Surrey to London and even further afield, Côte is a force to be reckoned with, especially given it’s open from early until late every day of the week, making the Hill Street outlet a must-visit.
There are so many quality dishes to try at Richmond’s Côte Bistro that it can be difficult to know where to begin. For starters, you can’t go wrong with a piping hot bowl of French onion soup, some warm beetroot salad, chicken liver parfait, or steak tartare, but that’s just the beginning. If you like a good steak, get involved with the 10oz sirloin with your choice of sauce (we like the garlic butter), the duck confit or some Breton fish stew. Dessert is not to be missed – get the frozen summer berries with white chocolate sauce for a refreshing finish. Book your table now to taste for yourself what makes Côte Bistro such a hit across London and Surrey!
Very welcoming and friendly staff. Excellent choice on the early evening menu, tasty and well presented. Good wine list and very good value. A very pleasant evening
The food was terrific! Because it was my birthday the very friendly and attentive staff topped my (yummy) pudding with a little candle. I shall definitely come again!
Côte Bistro Richmond has been our favourite restaurant since we moved to Twickenham in 2011. It is our no. 1 go-to place whenever we want to celebrate or just to have a great meal out with family and friends. The food is always consistently fabulous and the service and staff are fantastic. Highly recommended.
A warm welcome was followed by a great meal. Service was very good and food was quick to arrive. I would recommend Cote to all my friends.
I had a pre-theatre meal and had booked my table for 12.30 but I arrived 10mins early. I would strongly advise anyone else going to a matinee performance to book this time at the latest as the restaurant soon filled up and it took 1.1/2 hours to have 2 courses. As you would expect, there was a very lively atmosphere in a busy restaurant which had a lovely feel about it. The food was faultless and I chose Seabass with a side of Gratin Potato, followed by their delicious creamy Crème Caramel. This was accompanied by a glass of wine and followed by a decaf tea. My only comment would be that the fennel was slightly underdone for my taste but apart from that I really enjoyed the meal but did have to ask for my order to be taken as a neighbouring table’s order was taken first in spite of arriving after me, also I had to chase up for the dessert and bill. I thoroughly recommend this restaurant.
Cote in Richmond is consistently good and we are regular customers. Today's meal though was exceptional. We chose from the lunchtime special menu. I had the Pea, mint and courgette soup which was absolutely delicious! I was a bit disappointed at first as it was only lukewarm but delving into it found that underneath it was really hot so once I had mixed it up it was fine (must have been microwaved). Foe the main I chose the Sea Bass which again was absolutely wonderful so tasty and crispy and its delicate flavours were not overpowered. For dessert I stuck to my favourite apple crumble and ice cream. We came away happy and satisfied and the bill for the two of us (with a cup of tea) was under £30. Exceptional value and delicious food. We will be back soon!
Arrival disappointing as ignored for a while then maitre d' could not remember where he had seated our friends, so we had to walk through the restaurant to find them! However, It all improved from then on. Our table waiter was delightful, responding well to our requirements, not wanting to be rushed, requesting our wine to be very well chilled etc etc. Our food was extremely good, well presented and very tasty, satisfying the whole of the table. Even when we were one of the last tables remaining at closing time, we were not hurried out, but allowed to leave in our own good time. A very enjoyable evening, and most certainly one that we will be repeating.
Normally very good service but last night it wasn't good at all! We had to wait some time for our waitress to give the OK to the waiter who had brought our food from the kitchen - he just stood there waiting while she cleared another table, before he could give it to us, meaning the food was getting cold - we were starving so didn't say anything! Diners at the next table to ours had to wait 20 minutes before their drinks were served - they told us it was the worst service at Cote they had ever experienced! Perhaps the restaurant was understaffed last night - if so, perhaps more staff should be recruited?
An excellent experience: delicious, food that's high quality yet markedly good value. Excellent service. Two of our party selected duck for the main course; this ran out before we were served. We switched to steak (natural choice of meat if duck unavailable). This option was more expensive (we'd have paid for it), and yet a £30 gratuity was deducted from the bill. The manager (and team) were extremely impressive and ensured we had an excellent time. I highly recommend Côte restaurants in general, and this particular branch is extremely good.
Fab food and lovely location - most of staff were very helpful - the only criticism I have is we were given a booth down the back of restaurant which was lovely and for starters and main courses the service was brilliant and attentive but when we decided to order deserts and coffee there was no one about - some of the staff were at the top of restaurant and the others had gone to lunch or disappeared which left the back of the restaurant ignored - it took a while to get someone's attention and even then they came from the top of the restaurant!