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Quiet table requested and provided. Excellent waiter,. Great food and very accommodating towards one of our guests whom has food allergies. Overall a very good experience. Highly recommend.
Really great food and service! We will definitely come here more often.
Cote has such a good menu...there’s always plenty that I’d fancy ordering. Today’s lunch was delicious in every course. I have to say that the star of the show is always the sublime creme caramel, but everything else was good too... very good. And the service was as excellent as ever. Just the right pace. I always leave with a warm glow having eaten delicious food and having been wonderfully served.
Your team in Barnes were fantastic I normally eat more often at Parsons Green where I go after playing bridge at the Andrew Robson Bridge club & enjoy. but Barnes did not disappoint
We returned to Cote Barnes quite a while after our first visit. This was because we were not that impressed by the service the first time around. This time, however was completely different and it was 100% better; hence my 6 star billing. We were met with friendly staff who gave us the option of where to sit. We had the misfortune to have chosen seats where- within 5 minutes- the table next to us came in. It was a group of women with bags of shopping, which they spread everywhere and a number of unruly young children whom they didn't attempt to control. These children were loud, bashed into our table and generally invaded our space. The staff observed this and acted immediately. They asked if we would like to move to a more peaceful area. We eventually did this and were very well looked after by all the staff. They were kind, courteous and considerate of our daughter's special needs as well.They could not have done more to resolve this issue, and handled it with speed and efficiency. The food was excellent- we all loved our choices- and were served a short time after ordering. We will definitely return as it was a very happy, pleasant experience. Both staff and food were top notch. Thank you
We know other Cotes well, Sloan Square etc. This was our 1st visit to Cote Barnes and it is terrific! It was a very hot Sunday lunch, but their doors were open onto the duck pond and it was nice, bright and breezy. The servers are welcoming, prompt and charming. The menu(s) is simple, but covers everything you could want. The red house wine was just OK but the food was brilliant! It arrived quickly, was beautifully presented and all tasted delicious. The mussels were a bit small in the fish stew but that must just be the time of year. All good value for money in a very affluent setting. The other customers (sorry darling you must mean clientele) are an author’s dream. It’s worth a visit just to watch them!
£100 voucher appreciated as gesture of goodwill as a result of food poisoning from mussels at Market Place but surprised to see them still on the menu. Greeted by manager on arrival and given a table I'd requested at the rear. Full marks for decor although very noticeable smell of cooking (most likely fish) when entering front of restaurant and also at the rear although less so near the open windows. Probably issue with your extract. Chose from set menu, two x 2 course and 2 x 3 (Incidetally your A board advertises the 2 course at £16.95 whereas the menu itself is £15.95). We tried to order Campari and Orange but no campari stocked and instead a Gin and Fever Tree tonic but only Shweppes available. Sterters ordered were Duck pate (tasty but too rich) and excellent calamari. Mains were a very mediocre chewey rib-eye and overcooked cod. Your signature 2x chicked though were excellent. We orderd two side salads that were pretty poor with very little dressing and in any case unnecessary if we'd been told the chicken and fish have salads included. Side dishes were spinach (too creamy) but good peas. Deserts were my favourite ice-cream with chocolate sauce but surprised we were charged extra or the mixed sorbet and ice-cream not on the set menu. Good service and advice on wine. Surpised at the size of the bill of £145 for basically 4 set menus and one bottle of wine. Wimbledon has better food and even without the lovely setting of Barnes we're unlikely to return in the forseeable future.
I'd booked ahead and we were greeted and seated right away. We then waited a full 15 minutes and not one waiter even acknowledged us. My husband complained to the manager and then things started to move, he took our order himself. He explained they were a staff member down, but even so to not even be given some water and a nod to say they were busy and would be right with us, this is basic stuff! After complaining it felt like everyone was then coming to check how we were. The food, as always, was good we had steak, chicken and roast pork. Cote is a huge favourite with us as a family and we eat often at the various branches. Barnes is relatively new, but I really expect much, much more from the service. I don't care if you're busy or short staffed, you take a minute to say hello to your table and let them know you're aware and will be with them soon. The manager did apologise and gave us a discount off them bill redeeming the initial bad impression.
This was a birthday lunch for my sister-in-law. For an extremely modest price we had a delicious 2 course lunch in bright and spacious surroundings. Our birthday girl receievd a Kir Royal on the house and the creme caramel arrived with a single candle adorning it. All 3 of us chose that same sweet that was the perfect balance between the characteristic dark, sharper taste and a sweeter touch in the sauce. All the main courses arrived hot, the sea bream, chicken and parmentier shepherd's pie and all were delicious. Service was exemplary. House white wine was a perfect compliment. Congratulations.
We lunched at Côte Barnes as a family of four. Difficult to say anything negative. The food, from the Prestige set menu, was lovely - I had French onion soup, sea bass and Coupe Noire - and very good value for money. The waiter was charming, and the view over Barnes duck pond glorious. Throw in some olives, bread and drinks for £106, and it was a very pleasant way to spend a Friday lunchtime. I have been to other Cotes and been less impressed, but this was everything I hoped for, and more.