“Dedication to service, quality of ingredients and sound cooking”
– Marina O’Laughlin, London MetroCôte Brasserie is changing the face of French cuisine in the United Kingdom. Here there is a commitment to creating delicious and elegant dishes, sourcing high quality produce – from Heredfordshire asparagus to Charentais melons from the famous Rungis markets in Paris – and providing guests with the highest calibre of service possible. All this has granted Côte Brasserie success and popularity since their beginnings in 2007, and this branch along St Christopher’s Place in the affluent district of Marylebone in the heart of London is very much a go-to spot for high quality yet affordable French cuisine. It’s not to be missed.
Côte Brasserie at St Christopher’s Place has created a quintessential French atmosphere with a cosy and elegant space for guests to dine in style. Situated in the heart of London and offering delightful street-front terrace dining, Côte Brasserie St Christopher’s Place is open from breakfast through to dinner seven nights per week, offering a seasonal and creative menu with something for everyone. London is the epitome of gastronomic delights and Côte Brasserie is one such French delight focused on good quality food and the overall experience of its valued guests. This Marylebone treasure can be found just off Oxford Street and is an ideal spot to head to after spending the day or late evening wandering the streets of inner-city London.
Step in for breakfast and sample the crêpe complète prepared with two free-range eggs, bacon and shaved gruyère cheese, then perhaps a breakfast bloody mary if you’re feeling game. In the evening why not indulge in the poulet breton? A gorgeous chicken dish with wild mushroom sauce, crème fraîche and thyme. It is also advisable to leave room for a true Côte speciality in the way of crème caramel – a truly heavenly experience.
Lovely location, easy to find. Excellent service and great food. Steak in particularly was very good. Will definitely visit again. Great value for money and fabulous atmosphere.
We had excellent service from delightful staff. The food was good and great value for money. It was crowded and quite noisy, but a good buzzy atmosphere
Great food and service. Crab mayonnaise and Fillet steak in particular were very good. Friday night so restaurant was busy so I would recommend booking.
I always love coming here. Great atmosphere, always busy but food comes quickly and always consistently good quality and generous portions. Staff are very welcoming and attentive.
Lovely staff here and we were very well looked after by the French waiter. The food was as always very good and so reasonably priced. My one criticism is this: I belong to the Cote Rewards programme and I booked a table over a week in advance of eating there as I was meeting two friends from different parts of the country. We were given a table right by the coffee machine and service station. It was noisy. I had booked for 12 noon so not peak time, although the restaurant was busy with late breakfasters and so it seemed we had to settle for the table given, but my plea is this - if I go to the trouble of booking well in advance and I am supposedly part of their loyalty programme why don't I benefit from that, why not make sure those who reserve well in advance get a very good table?
Loved the grub. Such a varied & tasty menu. Even the side dishes are great. Atmosphere always great too. Whenever I meet colleagues/friends for lunch, we always go to Cote. On this particular visit the manager couldn't have been more patient & understanding with me, my having accidentally not booked my table through Cote Rewards & there & then helped me do it on his iPad. Additionally the staff who waited on us were extremely attentive & weirdly always one step ahead of our needs. Magical (except on arrival I did have to wait a good 5-10 mins before someone come out which I've found is not unusual at noon). We sat outside (I'm a smoker but we also love the street cafe society atmosphere) & loved the throws but would mention the heaters need to be a bit more powerful.
This is part of a large chain, so it is to be expected that they try to cram as many tables into the restaurant as possible. Having said that, our waitress was really lovely and very attentive. We were all happy with our food and the wine that we had. It's not they type of restaurant that you walk away from where you are blown away by the food, but it is definitely the type of restaurant you would come back to as there is nothing to fault it. A menu with enough choice for everyone, and a good place to go to for a decent meal at a reasonable price.
We booked a table for 12.30, for lunch. Received a friendly greeting. We had increased the number of guests from three to four and were offered a choice of tables. We asked for a booth and, I think, were able to sit at this table for six as the restaurant wasn't too busy. Had the same waitress as the first time we went there, which was part of the reason we enjoyed it so much. The food is delicious and served attractively. We usually have the set menu but there seems to be no reduction in portion size and the menu changes monthly. A real pleasure to visit this restaurant.
I love Côte restaurants but have to say that I'm extremely disappointed that when I occasionally get emails offering me complimentary items and I book accordingly, when I and my guest arrive I always have to remind them of the offer and then when the bill arrives at the end of the lunch/dinner I have to call the waiter/waitress over as the so-called 'complimentary' items have been charged! I find this very embarrassing! There is always an immediate apology and the bill is taken away and amended, but one wonders whether Côte just hope the customer won't notice and will just pay the price at the bottom of the bill! It's such a shame as I've always found the staff friendly and helpful and the food very good. i would therefore usually mark as a 5 star experience. I've been lucky enough to have 3 or 4 of these offers but this has happened every time! Once would have been acceptable as an oversight but every time?! Come on Côte!! Other than that today was excellent - my friend and I had a great time. I hasten to add that I frequent different Côte restaurants but this has happened every time I've booked with a complimentary offer.
Friends from overseas came, this is our second visit this year to this restaurant, it is rather noisy but the atmosphere is v good, international and the waiting staff are excellent, it is an extremely busy restaurant but they handled any problems efficiently and without any difficulty. All in all a good experience: the waiter was 'onit' whereby whatever extra we needed was attended to and within a good time. Food was v nice and price is good value for the meal: we had an offer for a free bottle of wine which was great. I hope we will go here again, we had a vegetarian, a person with nut allergy and all this was taken on board and adhered to well.