About Côte Bistro - Richmond
– Good Food Guide
No matter the occasion, Côte Bistro sets the stage for an unforgettable dining experience in Richmond. Part of the award-winning Côte Brasserie family of restaurants, Côte Bistro’s Hill Street location is a magnet for foodies from far and wide who crave an authentic French bistro experience. Setting itself apart from other French dining establishments in the area with their unpretentious, comforting dishes and affordable prices, Côte Bistro in Richmond is an excellent choice for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Book in advance to save a table at this London gem.
- Monday 08:00 - 23:00
- Tuesday 08:00 - 23:00
- Wednesday 08:00 - 23:00
- Thursday 08:00 - 23:00
- Friday 08:00 - 23:00
- Saturday 09:00 - 23:00
- Sunday 09:00 - 22:30
French bistro fare, fine wines, cold beer, hearty breakfasts, lunches, dinners, desserts and more can be found at Côte Bistro in Richmond. Located just a stone’s throw from the Thames and moments from Richmond station, this casual yet refined restaurant continues to make its mark on the local dining scene. From Surrey to London and even further afield, Côte is a force to be reckoned with, especially given it’s open from early until late every day of the week, making the Hill Street outlet a must-visit.
There are so many quality dishes to try at Richmond’s Côte Bistro that it can be difficult to know where to begin. For starters, you can’t go wrong with a piping hot bowl of French onion soup, some warm beetroot salad, chicken liver parfait, or steak tartare, but that’s just the beginning. If you like a good steak, get involved with the 10oz sirloin with your choice of sauce (we like the garlic butter), the duck confit or some Breton fish stew. Dessert is not to be missed – get the frozen summer berries with white chocolate sauce for a refreshing finish. Book your table now to taste for yourself what makes Côte Bistro such a hit across London and Surrey!
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Excellent food and service at a very busy time. Atmosphere was buzzy and a bit loud at times but no problem! Crab was delicious as was the chicken, starting with a Kir Royale, what's not to like!
As a 'regular' at Cote,this venue continues to enhance its reputation. The food is always good and value for money. The menu is varied and caters for a range of peoples taste.
Great service, Boeuf Bourguignon a feast, a free bottle of lovely French Merlot and the usual excellent Creme Caramel. All for under £40 including service. Perfect.
The food, as usual, was superb. Moderately priced bistro-style menu with a decent wine list. The manager was very accommodating of my wife’s needs( she has a few allergies and Lots of fussiness ). It’s near our house so very happy to be a regular.
Arrival disappointing as ignored for a while then maitre d' could not remember where he had seated our friends, so we had to walk through the restaurant to find them! However, It all improved from then on. Our table waiter was delightful, responding well to our requirements, not wanting to be rushed, requesting our wine to be very well chilled etc etc. Our food was extremely good, well presented and very tasty, satisfying the whole of the table. Even when we were one of the last tables remaining at closing time, we were not hurried out, but allowed to leave in our own good time. A very enjoyable evening, and most certainly one that we will be repeating.
Normally very good service but last night it wasn't good at all! We had to wait some time for our waitress to give the OK to the waiter who had brought our food from the kitchen - he just stood there waiting while she cleared another table, before he could give it to us, meaning the food was getting cold - we were starving so didn't say anything! Diners at the next table to ours had to wait 20 minutes before their drinks were served - they told us it was the worst service at Cote they had ever experienced! Perhaps the restaurant was understaffed last night - if so, perhaps more staff should be recruited?
An excellent experience: delicious, food that's high quality yet markedly good value. Excellent service. Two of our party selected duck for the main course; this ran out before we were served. We switched to steak (natural choice of meat if duck unavailable). This option was more expensive (we'd have paid for it), and yet a £30 gratuity was deducted from the bill. The manager (and team) were extremely impressive and ensured we had an excellent time. I highly recommend Côte restaurants in general, and this particular branch is extremely good.
Fab food and lovely location - most of staff were very helpful - the only criticism I have is we were given a booth down the back of restaurant which was lovely and for starters and main courses the service was brilliant and attentive but when we decided to order deserts and coffee there was no one about - some of the staff were at the top of restaurant and the others had gone to lunch or disappeared which left the back of the restaurant ignored - it took a while to get someone's attention and even then they came from the top of the restaurant!
We always enjoy Cote. The food is reliable and consistent (last night's duck was superb) and usually served hot. (However, if you ask for boiled potatoes, they are never very hot – perhaps left in a dish where they get cold.) The service is also friendly and efficient. My only serious gripe is the noise level, particularly in Richmond. It is almost impossible to have a conversation and this will make me think twice before returning. It is so simple to resolve this problem but restaurants seem unwilling to take any remedial action.
Lovely meal as it often is when we come here. Well cooked, delicious and a wide selection from which to choose. They forgot one of my daughter's drinks initially, and we were only a party of 4, but the restaurant was extremely busy. There was barely a single table free and there are quite a number of tables here. My other daughter really enjoyed a good quality wine, and my husband and I had some authentic French cider which we really like. All in all a lovely birthday meal out for me!
We arrived and selected the pre theatre menu ordering within 15 minutes of arriving. The starters arrived promptly, but we then had to wait a further 50 minutes for our main courses and had to ask 3 times about our order. At first the waiting staff said we had only had to wait 12 minutes and we had to point out that this was from the time they had cleared our starter plates, which was around 35 minutes after we had finished eating them! When our main courses arrived, we had to eat them very quickly as we had to get to the theatre on time. The restaurant were apologetic eventually and gave us our bottle of wine free as compensation. The food was very good, but we were unable to appreciate our main courses. I will return to this restaurant as I have had consistently good service and food when visiting previously.
staff were lovely as always, very warm and inviting. We sat outside and the staff came out to us on several occasions to ensure that we were okay and didn't need anything further. Sometimes when you sit away from the restaurant you can be forgotten by the staff. This is never the case here. The only thing I would say is that the toilets are not that great. They could most certainly do with some modernisation.
I have been a freaquent visitor to Cote Richmond ove the last ten years and think it the best one in London. August menu is fantastic, had beetroot/macarel salad pork bely , some minted peas and crem caramel to die for. Exceptional service on a very busy Friday evening.......NO ONE ASK US TO VACATE THE TABLE even after we forgot our selves chating long after our meal was finished. Thank you all at Cote Richmond.
Great early evening dinner with an old friend. We had the set menu: my duck pate with brioche was delicious; frriend's asparagus light and lovely. I had the grilled chicken, which was fine - very tasty sauce. Sea bass looked good. We'd ordered spinach which arrived half way through - restaurant was very busy. We were well served by our waiter and when dessert was delayed, offered coffee on the house. We agree the set menu is one of the best deals going and will be back.
I booked a table here for a surprise for my girlfriend last saturday. It was very busy but service was excellent. Started with Onion soup - very tasty, and had the fish pie (it was called something else but I cannot remember what). It was delicious. We really enjoyed the evening and will definitely return here. Thankyou very much to all the staff for making it such a nice meal.
All good. Choice of food on the set menu all a possibility so difficult to choose. We all enjoyed the food we ate which was delicious. The service was friendly and there was no undue wait for anything. The wine was excellent. The manager very helpful. The restaurant acoustics were great - we could carry on a conversation without straining to be heard. A fine and seamless eating out experience.
I always have a great time at Cote Richmond. I normally go in the morning for team breakfasts and the place is normally dead but that means we get a great service. My last visit was on a Saturday afternoon, the place was packed but managed to get a table straight away. the food as always came quickly and it was delicious. The service is also very good there.
I was given the table I requested in advance - a booth - where seating is padded. My parents who were with me are 85 and 93 need this level of comfort. The manager was most attentive sorting out for me my loyalty offer of a free kir. The food was as ever delicious and hot and the service very good. I particularly enjoyed the fish stew.
Lovely restaurant; didn't get top marks because we were sat literally next to the disabled toilet door (which kept opening and closing as people couldn't be bothered to go upstairs to the main toilets - the door opened 'into' our table- no one wants to see a toilet when eating!) and our mains were forgotten about, so we were waiting a long time. Customer service was excellent though both in sympathising with our table placement and getting a repeat rush on our food. Very friendly. Food was good, not great. Table for 4 next to disabled loo beware!
We really enjoyed our Father's day breakfast, the service and food was lovely. The restaurant was understandibly quite busy and the noise level became very high and could really benefit from looking at interior changes (ie more fabric on the walls to stop noise from the upper level bouncing around) to soften the ambiance - we all would have enjoyed our visit better with a more relaxed ambiance. Easily fixed and we would have rated Cote top marks.