About Côte Welwyn Garden City

One of Welwyn Garden City’s most beautiful locations for dining, Côte Brasserie is flying the flag for authentic French cuisine in the region. This town centre restaurant has consistently scored high in everything from setting to food presentation and service, making its mark in Hertfordshire as well as throughout the UK. Serving exceptionally delicious brasserie-style food for a great value, Côte Brasserie ranks among one of our absolute favourite French restaurants. Book a table at this Howardsgate restaurant and see for yourself what makes it the talk of the town.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 8:00 am
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm


Côte Welwyn Garden City
1 - 3 Howardsgate, Town Centre
Welwyn Garden City AL8 6AL

Menu Highlights



Warm Roquefort Salad

endive, walnut and crouton salad with a warm Roquefort cheese dressing

French Onion Soup

rustic French onion soup with a sourdough croûte and melted Comté cheese

Prawn Gratinée

king prawns in a white wine, garlic, chilli and tomato sauce with toasted garlic and parsley croutons


Beef Bourguignon

traditional Beef Bourguignon with potato and chive purée, bacon lardons and chestnut mushrooms

Steak Frites

chargrilled thinly beaten out minute steak with frites and garlic butter

Breton Fish Stew

traditional Breton fish stew of seabass, mussels, clams, prawns and squid with tomato, white wine and chilli


Crème Caramel

traditional set vanilla pod custard with dark caramel and cream

Tarte Fine aux Pommes

crisp puff pastry tart with finely layered apples and vanilla ice-cream

Chocolate Fondant

warm chocolate fondant with vanilla ice-cream

Main Menu

Prestige Menu


June Lunch & Early Evening Menu


June Specials


A La Carté Menu


Breakfast Menu


Vegetarian Menu


Gluten Free


Wine Menu


More about Côte Welwyn Garden City, Welwyn Garden City

Experience a taste of France without ever setting foot out of Welwyn Garden City when you dine at Côte Brasserie on Howardsgate, one of the city’s most sensational restaurants. Found right in the heart of the town centre, this restaurant is the epitome of authentic French dining and offers up classic, home-style dishes made with seasonal vegetables, artisan cheeses and premium meats, plus fine wines and craft beers to boot. This Côte Brasserie location features ample outdoor seating as well as floor-to-ceiling windows, making it one of the most beautiful dining establishments in town.

A quick look at Côte Brasserie’s extensive a la carte menu and you’ll know you’ve come to the right place – from soups to hearty steaks and decadent desserts to finish, the food on offer oozes authentic French charm, and at prices that won’t break the bank. From morning until night, Côte Brasserie in Welwyn Garden City’s town centre dishes out French favourites ranging from breakfast baguettes to beef Bourguignon, duck confit and steak frites. Seafood lovers are encouraged to try the Breton fish stew or the fish parmentier, a delicious favourite consisting of cod, prawns, haddock in white wine and leek sauce. Discover more after reserving your table – Côte Brasserie is known to stay busy!

1,025 Côte Welwyn Garden City Reviews

1,025 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Good value
Waiting time:Very good
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Tasos A.3 days ago · 1 review

I had to change my booking to a later time. Very accomadating and delicious food! The staff were very helpful and attentive to our needs. Food came quickly and all together. I will definitely go back!

Daniel W.3 days ago · 1 review

great food, friend;y staff and a nice ambiance. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to go to a mid priced French restaurant in Welwyn Garden City.

John K.3 days ago · 1 review

A lovely meal with great service. We love going here for the food and the people. A very relaxed and enjoyable experience that we highly recommend.

Linda L.3 days ago · 1 review

Went here for the first time today and can't recommend it enough. Food was excellent and very flavoursome, staff very friendly and spoilt for choice with the menu. My husband said this was his new favourite restaurant. Excellent experience and can't wait to return

Pamela B.a year ago · 1 review

Just a few small points: on showing us to our table, the member of staff stopped to have a conversation with a customer who was about to leave. Only a small conversation but it did mean us standing there not knowing where to go until she'd finished her conversation. We had planned to have the breakfast which is served until 1 pm at weekends and received every menu except the breakfast one so when the waitress came to take our order, she had to fetch one. A table for two is really too small for breakfast as there is nowhere to put everything without juggling a few things. We did actually use the empty table next to us to put things we weren't using. Also coffee normally comes in a cafetière in Côte which is brilliant as it stays warm throughout breakfast but this time it arrived ready poured into a cup even though I had asked for a cafetière. By the time the food arrived, the coffee had cooled down a bit. On the plus side, the food was tasty and nicely presented, good toast, nice choice of jams and nice atmosphere.

Linda T.3 months ago · 2 reviews

I don't think I have ever been to a restaurant that is so well run as the Côte Brasserie, the service is always excellent and the food amazing. Today is Mothering Sunday and they were expecting over 700 diners during the day and you could see at 1100 hrs this morning that all staff had been well briefed and therefore despite being very busy the experience was as always first class. Well done Côte Welwyn Garden City.

Roger W.a year ago · 1 review

The staff were pleasant and welcoming and the general level of service throughout the meal was very good. The food was of a good standard but with some variation from course to course. The starter of melon and ham was well executed. The main course of rib-eye with pepper sauce was excellent and cooked medium-to-rare as ordered. The French apple tart was totally spoiled by the puff pastry - which was like chewing gum and and lacked any puff or crispness. I returned this and it was replaced with strawberry and vanilla ice-cream .....which were both excellent. The staff commented that reordering the apple tart would probably have a similar result as the item was not "made on the premises" but, as an experienced cook, I know that frozen pastry desserts can be excellent provided the quality is good and prepared in an oven (not microwave) at the correct temperature. This was a bit strange. At nearly £45 per head including a bottle of wine I thought it borderline expensive for a "chain" meal and this was mainly due to my steak being disproportionally priced (£20) and the mark up on alcohol. We have eaten here many times and will probably do so again but I shall pay more attention to the pricing of courses.

Melanie N.6 months ago · 1 review

Went for breakfast. Overall a nice breakfast, food was good, thank you. Service was rushed, yet 12.5% service charge included as standard on the bill. Its never nice to argue over a few quid at the end of a meal so paid in full, but puts me off going to Cote as much as I might do otherwise. I would suggest it would be nice for Cote to charge the price of food and drinks on their bills, and allow their customers to leave a tip 'if' they feel they want to; adding 12.5% to the bill discourages anyone disagreeing with the charge while they are there - so short term gain... but probably puts people off coming to the restaurant as regularly as they otherwise might - long term loss? Anyway. Thanks for the nice food. Sorry if comments above on service charge cause offense, but thought it best to say as you've asked me to provide feedback.

Stewart R.a month ago · 1 review

My wife and I had a very nice meal at the Cote WGC, we were welcomed immediately and we were seated quickly in an area not surrounded by too many people. Our waitress gave excellent service and came to our table at regular intervals without being intrusive. The food was really good and my Pork Belly was especially good. The waitress recommended we did not have additional sides as the meals were large enough which was a nice touch as they were. We shared a dessert and finished the meal with getting and paying the bill quickly (which is so much better than having the bill and waiting for ages to pay by card). Overall we had a lovely evening and will be coming again.

Peter M.a year ago · 1 review

We arrived early and they catered for us straight away, even though they were busy. The table we were offered was not very appealing, cramped area and in a busy walkway. We asked if there was anything else available and they arranged another table for us with only a short wait. We were served at a friendly non rushed pace and were not left wondering were our food and drinks were. Friendly and helpful staff and the food was well presented and very enjoyable. Tap water was available on request which arrived quickly and is served filtered and not straight from the tap. I will be more than happy to return to this venue and I would also recommend to others.