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.
The food was perfect, the atmosphere was wonderful and the staff were incredibly warm, friendly and inviting while being superbly polite and professional. My girlfriend and I couldn't have been more impressed!
Service was excellent despite it being busy for St. Valentine's day. Food to usual very high standard with special menu for the day and great selection of French wines.
Great food, nice atmosphere! Greatly enjoyed our time there. Totally recommended. The staff is really nice and we were looked after well. Definitely going again.
Excellent. Great food and service. Friendly staff (BTW this matters a lot). Not too noisy - we had good conversations without straining to hear. Will go back
Great food, service and atmosphere. It was pleasing that there were menus for all budgets. The waiter recommended a lovely wine (Macon) which was reasonably priced for the quality. My only minor gripe would be the addition of the 12.5% service charge - we appear to be moving in the same direction as London restaurants with the service charge added. I would have tipped anyway but probably at 10% because the waiter had to be prompted to bring us the dessert menu. However it seems petty to ask for a reduction in the service charge.
Greeted well at the door . We had booked in advance . We were taken straight to a corner table which was ideal. The menu was explained very well by a very pleasant waiter . Our meal was well timed . The food was excellent. We could tell the restaurant was unexpectedly busy. Black Friday shoppers . We discussed this briefly with one of our waiters. The staff were under a lot of pressure because of this but they seemed to cope extremely well and our enjoyment of our meal was not spoilt by this.
This was my second visit to this restaurant and I wasn’t disappointed. The staff were attentive and friendly and the food was welll cooked and plentiful. My friend and I chose from the main menu but the early bird is very good value. The only criticism and it is a small one is I fancied a starter that was on the early bird menu but wanted a main from the a la carte but they weren’t able to do that for me. Still we enjoyed the meal and will definately return
The restaurant is very nice, the service was friendly and well timed - the food delicious. The only downside was sitting next to a row of empty tables that had been used by a party group that weren't cleared up for over one and a half hours. The place didn't seem that busy and we couldn't understand why numerous members of staff walked past the tables to get to the kitchen but never took any of the dirty stuff with them. As we left after nearly two hours the tables were finally cleared. Shame really because everything else was so good.
This is a new restaurant and clearly no one knows it's open yet. We booked ahead but of the more than forty tables available only three were occupied. So the restaurant lacked atmosphere. My favourite Beef Bourguignon has been taken off the menu which was a disappointment, so I had a steak, not the best steak I've had, but nice. As the staff had little to do, they were over attentive and kept interrupting when we were trying to have a conversation. I hope it gets busier. I was looking forward to the opening of the new Newcastle Cote, I hope when it opens it will be busier than Leeds.
We had a very good Maitre'd who made us feel at home and gave us just the right amount of time to select from the large selection of dishes. The food was perfectly cooked and tasted gorgeous. Atmosphere of the restaurant was great with very low background music, making it easy to hold a conversation, without having to raise your voice. Very pleased with the Core product and will be back for more.