The set lunch here is a bargain – Good Food Guide
Inspired by the brasseries of Paris, Côte Brasserie provides a French all-day dining experience in the heart of Manchester. Breakfast, lunch or dinner time, Côte Brasserie is flying the flag for French cuisine in the city, with its menu full of French classics and regional specialities, from freshly-baked croissants to duck confit and crème brûlée. Located on St Mary’s Street in the Deansgate area, a trip to Côte Brasserie is perfect the perfect start to a night out in the city centre, or a great end to a day spent sightseeing or shopping. Book a table now.
In France, a brasserie is a type of restaurant characterized by its relaxed atmosphere, and Côte Brasserie is bringing this French institution to the United Kingdom, with a chain of esteemed restaurants located across the country. Combining a casual ambience with lots of French elegance, Côte Brasserie’s Deansgate branch is equally as popular for a leisurely breakfast as it is for a special evening out in Manchester city centre, conveniently located on St Mary’s Street. Here, the little details matter and the ingredients are all chosen with care, for example the sea-salted butter is from Guérande, and the pork rillettes that are sourced from the famous Rungis market in Paris.
On the menu, expect to find a number of French classics, from French onion soup and tuna carpaccio for starters, to mains like the traditional beef bourguignon, fish parmentier and poulet grillé (chargrilled butterfly chicken breast with wild mushroom, crème fraîche and thyme sauce, served with gratin potato). For a lighter snack, we recommend going for the spinach and mushroom crepes or the tuna niçoise, but whatever you choose we’re sure you’ll be delighted with your choice. To guarantee a table at Côte Brasserie in Manchester’s Deansgate, making a reservation in advance is recommended.
Very happy with the food, everything was so delicious. My friends love the whole experience. We will be definitely returning.
Great food with quite a wide range of selection,lovely attentive staff. Got even complimentary bottle of wine! Will definitely return with my friends again. Highly recommend to everyone.
Always nice food, and at reasonable prices. Even my son, who is fussy where he eats enjoys Cote. Both he and I had Ribeye steak, which was nicely cooked, and very enjoyable.
Great menu, service, and atmosphere. Perfect for an early evening meal after work before heading home. Will definitely go back again soon to try the other options available on the Prestige 3-course menu.
Had a lovely meal last night at Cote Brasserie in Manchester. Chicken Liver Parfait was delicious and Duck Confit was lovely and tasty and crispy as it was supposed to be. My friend enjoyed her calamari which were perfectly cooked but was less keen on her cod wrapped in parma ham as she felt they didn't go well together. We both liked our desserts - Tarte Citron with crème fraiche and raspberries and lemon crème brulee with raspberries. The waiter was really pleasant and friendly and couldn't do enough for us. The only criticism would be that I had to order my second cider twice - I can only assume he didn't hear me the first time or forgot it and that the green salad my companion ordered went to the table next to us by mistake but luckily the recipient realised and passed it over to us. I will definitely be dining there again as the location is central so really convenient for instance for going to the Royal Exchange Theatre afterwards and the décor is pleasing. Sitting by the window also facilitated a bit of people watching as I was facing outwards which is always interesting. Nice ambience too.
Once again a wonderful meal with outstanding service. From the entrance hello and a choice of near the door tables,as I’d asked for, and food that could of come from 5 star restaurants we couldn’t of asked for anything more for our son and his girlfriends b/day celebration. The ambiance of a Tuesday night, not too quiet but just right, was great. The large noise group, out of the way at the back, to a few smaller tables near the front where we could see all the gorgeous different meals being servered. The guys had 2 types of steak, perfectly cooked with delicious veg and of course extra French beans. Us girls enjoyed the tastey belly pork with perfect cracking. Then Birthday deserts such a fabulous surprise with Happy Birthday song!! Thank you Cote definitely see you soon. Your staff are a wonderful well mannered group of individuals who give such good service and always there only when needed. Such a memorable meal.
Had a beautiful meal here (Manchester) with my three best friends. Ordered off the set menu which has a good range including veggie options. The service was impeccable, understated and little touches such as water being brought to the table made it a relaxed and chilled affair. Can't praise it highly enough as all four of us didn't have a bad word to say about the meals we chose, the house red and white wines or the venue / service etc. They include a service charge on the bill which we were happy to pay however on googling (now I'm not wine addled) I would have had this removed to tip the staff directly as I believe it goes straight to the company which is a shame as it was the staff who fed us and made our evening enjoyable and so I think this should be made explicit.
Food was excellent and service very good until the end. Although my wife's coffee arrived quickly, I had to remind the waiter about my dessert order (it may have actually been on the way at that point), and then we had to wait to ask for our bill. When we did, it hadn't arrived after 5 minutes so we asked another waitress who brought it straightaway. However, we then found we had been charged for an extra glass of wine so a new bill had to be printed. I was tempted to request the service charge be reduced to 10% but we had enjoyed the meal so I didn't bother. Having thought we had plenty of time to get to our concert, it then meant a brisk walk to the Bridgewater Hall. The staff were very pleasant and if it hadn't been for the issues mentioned, I would have rated the experience 6.
Having visited cote in London, Liverpool, Hale and Manchester. We have always preferred the Manchester Cote even though our offers come from the Liverpool branch. On our visit today we were slightly disappointed. We always order the same menu, but didn't realise there were two steaks on the lunchtime menu. So when our Server asked us how we would like the steaks, medium, rare or well done, we were slightly confused as we always have the steak frites. and have never been asked that before as we remarked to our server. When the steaks arrived we were disappointed and thought we would mention it to our server Jennifer, who could Not have done more to help us, she immediately got the meals changed, but by this time we had eaten most of the first meal, and did not want to cause any upset to her as she was absolutely fantastic. I always have the peppercorn sauce but it was very watery, and the steaks weren't the best. I never like leaving a bad review as cote in Manchester has always been one of our favourite restaurants.
Well booked pre theatre meal for 4 .....so restaurant knew in advance for our circumstancewith request for set menu. We got through 2 courses without hitch and nicely served food......but sweet course seemed to wait for ever and ever.....so much so were the only ones in restaurant bar an odd table of diners.. We had to cancel our sweet with a waiter.... as we were wanting to move on for our planned evening out and pressed for time now on the minutes... Although the Manageress was keen to make amends and offer a free sweet on a future visit ....the excuse given that ordering apple crumble takes a whole 8 minutes to bake....after a wait of over 4 times that length and people seated after us on either side of us had eaten their sweets and well left the restaurant....that excuse did not really fit with us? After our comments she suggested we tell them on dining to tell them when pressed for them if pressed for time? Over 1hour and 30 mins to serve a 3 course set menu is more than ample time to serve it and eat it without a rush in our eyes.... Disappointing service and weak excuses by staff...have eaten at this establishment many times and cannot now believe that before being seated you have to start meal on wrong foot asking staff to be snappy with prompt service?