'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.
As always, I can find no fault with the food at Cote - it is well prepared, not interfered with by the addition of unnecessary spice and sauces as usual in most restaurants. You can taste the ingredients, whether they are the strait-forward steak frites (my usual choice) or an apple crumble. The wines never disappoint. We visit Cote where ever we can find one - London, Bath, Cardiff, Shrewsbury.
Returned here for lunch after very successful early evening meal a few weeks before. Arrived at 12 noon (had booked in advance). Restaurant not too busy. Ordered promptly. 40 minutes later we were still waiting for our food. It arrived a couple of minutes later but the fries were missing and didn't appear until I again spoke to the waiter - very slow in arriving and had obviously not registered with the original order. The people on the table next to us arrived after us and were served their food before us. Desserts arrived more promptly. Service very disappointing compared to the first time.
Friendly restaurant with good food. We all ordered different things, I was on the pre theatre cheaper menu and was very happy with egg bacon salad, coq au vin and sorbet (14.95) My friends all ordered from main menu and although we were told the mussels were finished we saw someone get them an hour later. Main courses all very good. The wine we wanted was unavailable later on but they were very busy and we were offered another slightly more expensive bottle.