'Robust French flavours, cheery continental vibes and brilliant value for money' - Good Food Guide
A name that’s synonymous with exquisite French dining in London, Côte Brasserie has made its mark on the UK’s culinary scene. Widely known for their authentic French specialities and fantastic service, the restaurant has a reputation that’s hard to surpass. From inside Côte Brasserie’s charming location on St Martin’s Lane in the heart of Covent Garden, the team at this acclaimed French restaurant bring decades of expertise to bear on Côte’s distinctive brand of continental dining. If you’d like to treat yourself to an enchanting meal at Côte Brasserie, be sure to reserve your table well in advance.
It’s without any wonder that Côte Brasserie has become the huge success it is today. With a reputation that’s known both in London and throughout the UK, Côte Brasserie has consistently earned the highest marks in presentation, taste and service since the restaurant’s establishment back in 2007. Despite the restaurant’s commitment to only using the best gourmet ingredients, Côte Brasserie’s prices remain affordable, making it the ideal destination right in the centre of London’s Covent Garden for those who enjoy dining without exorbitant price tags.
The offerings at Côte Brasserie on Covent Garden’s St Martin’s Lane are classically French, ranging from hearty favourites like beef bourguignon to seafood specialities including mussels with white wine sauce. We recommend beginning with Côte Brasserie’s tuna carpaccio before diving into mains like the seasonal rump of lamb with Jersey Royal potatoes, English asparagus and mint Hollandaise. If you like a good cut of beef, you can’t go wrong with their 30-day aged 10oz rib-eye cooked to perfection with a side of bearnaise sauce or roquefort butter. Open for breakfast every day of the week and also offering a variety of fantastic desserts, Côte Brasserie sets the stage for any occasion – let yourself be whisked away from London to France at this charming Covent Garden brasserie.
We were in a hurry so asked what the quickest dish would be, minute steak and fries was the reply. Happy with that we ordered 3 of this but specifically with no garlic as one of our party is severely allergic to it. The steaks came fairly quickly but all had garlic butter on top so one had to be sent back. As we were pressed for time (theatre) it was annoying that such a simple request had been ignored. Otherwise all was excellent and I would still recommend Côte restaurants.
The restaurant was busy with pre-theatre diners when we arrived but we were soon shown to our table. Service was a little slow to start but improved as the meal progressed. We opted for the set menu which offers great value. Our food was delicious although the portion of langoustine tails for one of our starters was pretty meagre. We opted for a very reasonably-priced bottle of Fleurie, a favourite red wine of ours and it was perfect. Our waitress looked after us very well and we enjoyed the evening.
My husband and I had the pretheatre meal which I think is very good value for a west end restaurant. We enjoyed our food and the service was very good; we finished eating in plenty of time to go on to the theatre. The only thing I dislike about all the Cotes I have visited so far is having so many tables crammed in makes it very noisy. Not the place to go for an intimate dinner for 2. But I guess this is how they can keep prices down.