High-quality, classic French dining that’s also affordable is indeed difficult to come by. Fortunately, however, the Côte family of restaurants manages to achieve exactly that with flair and panache. Here on Albion Street in the very centre of Leeds, you have Côte Brasserie, a relatively new addition to the Côte family that provides a wonderful destination for all-day dining. Every dish on the menu is prepared to order using classic ingredients that are locally-sourced where possible and the results are outstanding. This Côte Brasserie is already very popular and it really isn’t difficult to see why. A unique French dining experience awaits so waste no time in placing a reservation.
Nestled on level 4 of Trinity Leeds shopping centre and a few steps away from Leeds train station, Côte Brasserie is accessible, affordable and completely delicious. This dining space offers the perfect setting to enjoy classics of the French kitchen because it’s contemporary and simple but with certain aspects – the tables and chairs, for example – shows off some vintage-style French flair. Everything comes together perfectly and is rounded off with exceptional, personal service from staff that do everything in their power to make your meal as enjoyable as possible.
In terms of what you can expect from the kitchen, any menu, whether at breakfast, lunch or dinner, is laced with quality and showcases why French food is so internationally popular. There is a specials menu that changes monthly, a lunch and early evening menu, a vegetarian menu and a gluten-free menu, but we’ll go ahead and give you a taste of the a la carte. Begin perhaps with boudin noir, a sautéed French black pudding with caramelised apples and a poached egg, then move onto a rump of lamb, a Breton fish stew or some roasted pork belly. The centre of Leeds is fortunate to have Côte Brasserie as a French restaurant it can rely on – reserve a table in advance and don’t forget to browse Côte’s extensive wine list.
As usual, a lovely meal and excellent service. Two starters were not as they were described and when we mentioned it we were given complimentary coffees and an apology in lieu. I had been before but my three guests were all new and totally bowled over by the food. The crème caramel was a great hit. Our server, Max, was in his stride and the service was excellent. We will all go again.
I enjoyed my visit the food and service were good and tasty. It is handy to have offers on a Sunday. I had a large party of 14 and the servic4 was good
The food really is fantastic, the staff were welcoming and friendly and were clearly working hard to give you the best they could. Definitely will go back.