“Expect classic French regional dishes such as steak frites”
– Good Food GuideNo 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.
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!
Great service, friendly staff, good quality food and good value for money. My friends and I enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere. Booking a table was easy online.
Warm welcome; we chose where we wanted to sit; attentive staff; no music; sommelier advised us on an excellent red wine; waiter replaced my chicken dish which was tasteless and dry with a duck breast from the à la carte menu at no extra cost; a delightful evening.
Lovely food, service and atmosphere. Set meal is very good value with a variety of choices. This is changed on a monthly basis so you can go at least once per month!
Good French food. Good atmosphere. Good prices. A rare combination!
Côte in Richmond is a firm favourite of our family we usually go for lunch at least once a month. This time it was my birthday and decided to celebrate with a family meal on a Saturday evening. I’m afraid to say that we won’t be back in the evening for a while as we were distinctly underwhelmed and left feeling that it had been a disappointing experience.The food was as good as always but the restaurant was very busy and there just weren’t enough staff to service the tables. We waited a long time to get water and drinks (having walked several miles to get there we were all pretty thirsty). The waiters did their best but were rushing around between the tables trying to keep everyone happy. Starters eventually came but they had run out of bread and said that it would be 20 minutes for some more. Quite a while later the main course came. I hadn’t had a starter so was quite hungry (to say the least). I had ordered the fish stew which I was told would come with bread and I ordered an additional side salad. The fish stew and other mains arrived but no bread or salad. The waitress assured me they were probably on there way. No plate was given for the mussels shells no finger bowl and no spoon to eat the fish stew gravy/juices. It was impossible to catch the eye of a waiter but after about 10 minutes was able to call one over. By this time most of the fish stew had been eaten (using the empty frite containers to put my shells in) so the salad was cancelled. My bread eventually arrived just as I was finishing off. A couple of our group ordered desserts and they duly arrived but by this time our (my) cheery mood was a bit diminished. I Couldn't fault the food which was delicious as always but was let down by the lack of care and service. We will definitely be back but probably not in an evening.
I had a pre-theatre meal and had booked my table for 12.30 but I arrived 10mins early. I would strongly advise anyone else going to a matinee performance to book this time at the latest as the restaurant soon filled up and it took 1.1/2 hours to have 2 courses. As you would expect, there was a very lively atmosphere in a busy restaurant which had a lovely feel about it. The food was faultless and I chose Seabass with a side of Gratin Potato, followed by their delicious creamy Crème Caramel. This was accompanied by a glass of wine and followed by a decaf tea. My only comment would be that the fennel was slightly underdone for my taste but apart from that I really enjoyed the meal but did have to ask for my order to be taken as a neighbouring table’s order was taken first in spite of arriving after me, also I had to chase up for the dessert and bill. I thoroughly recommend this restaurant.
Cote in Richmond is consistently good and we are regular customers. Today's meal though was exceptional. We chose from the lunchtime special menu. I had the Pea, mint and courgette soup which was absolutely delicious! I was a bit disappointed at first as it was only lukewarm but delving into it found that underneath it was really hot so once I had mixed it up it was fine (must have been microwaved). Foe the main I chose the Sea Bass which again was absolutely wonderful so tasty and crispy and its delicate flavours were not overpowered. For dessert I stuck to my favourite apple crumble and ice cream. We came away happy and satisfied and the bill for the two of us (with a cup of tea) was under £30. Exceptional value and delicious food. We will be back soon!
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.