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Côte Bistro - Richmond

Richmond French £££ +100
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About Côte Bistro - Richmond


Expect classic French regional dishes such as steak frites
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.

Opening Hours

  • 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
Côte Bistro - Richmond, 24 Hill Street, TW9 1TW London

Further Information

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!

CHEF'S CHOICE

208 Reviews

5.1 /6 Excellent 208 Reviews
Food: heavenly
Service: extraordinary
Quality/Price: great value
Atmosphere: entertaining
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Noise: quiet
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1 review so far 6
27.04.2017 22:58

Problems with tube delayed some of us. The staff were very understanding and made us feel welcome. Food was delicious and service was great. Will definitely be back.

1 review so far 6
25.04.2017 15:08

Friendly staff, delicious food and excellent value for money- we had the pre-theatre set menu and I thoroughly enjoyed every mouthful! Will definitely be going again.

1 review so far 6
24.04.2017 23:18

Awesome food and great dinner special. Spent four hours working there surrounded by good people. Had three courses that were hot delicious and sat comfortably in a beautiful restaurant.

1 review so far 6
24.04.2017 09:22

Lovely tabe for 4. Fixed price menu before 7 is excellent value and we enjoyed each course. Service was excellent too. Would certainly recommend this restaurant.

1 review so far 5
04.03.2017 16:35

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.

1 review so far 3
26.03.2017 18:50

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.

1 review so far 6
03.03.2017 21:54

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.

1 review so far 4
12.03.2017 23:29

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!

1 review so far 4
21.03.2017 10:50

I visited a restaurant on Friday evening with my friend,it was busy but we booked a table so we got it on time. Service was great, very friendly and the waiter was quick, food was ok, nothing special, but good. Salmon fish cakes were great, duck was a bit dry and didn't match with fried potatoes, also frozen fruits with hot sauce- nothing special, the portion was tiny for that price. Disadvantage was a toilet which was far away from our table, shame that there was none upstairs. Overall was ok.

1 review so far 4
08.03.2017 10:38

First time visiting the Richmond branch, usually go to Kingston. Food was generally not as good, pissaldiere was over cooked, my steak while perfectly cooked was not hot nor were my chips so obviously it waited a while as my partners was nice and hot and it was same cooking temp. Dessert menu had to be asked for and the he bill took a long time to come. Wine was warm at first.... Don't get me wrong it was not a bad night just could have beeen better

1 review so far 6
01.03.2017 08:27

Had a really lovely early evening Dinner here, friendly attentive but discreet service. Cote know their market and cater to it well, seemed our fellow diners were equally enjoying themselves. Delicious food, served without over long waits for it to appear. Lovely wine, nice touch serving it chilled in an ice bucket. We'll definitely be back.

1 review so far 6
02.03.2017 12:53

A good Brunch enjoyed by the family whose age ranged over ninety years. Food was well presented and tasty. A slight confusion over what type of coffee was ordered by one member of our group and there was a certain tardiness in taking our order in the first place but otherwise it was a pleasurable experience.

1 review so far 5
22.03.2017 10:16

It was quite enjoyable evening. The food was good and was served pretty quickly. One of our party of 6 "complained" her seafood pasta porcion was too big, The waiter did not speak very good English but we managed to communicate our orders without problems. One thing we found bit strange was that our brandy was served in glasses more suitable fot whiskey or water.

2 reviews so far 6
28.03.2017 22:25

Booked for a pre theatre dinner and they wanted to know start time to ensure that we were through in time. Food and drink served promptly, not rushed and good service as well as excellent quality as always. Made the theatre in time: should have stayed longer as food much better than the play!

1 review so far 6
22.04.2017 15:01

The usual high standard of service, good quality food, friendly atmosphere, efficiency and a personalised touch in treating us as regular customers with curtsy and attention. I enjoyed a similar service in any of the Côte restaurants in London and away. Good communication and regular updates through email. Keep up the good work!

1 review so far 3
16.04.2017 16:17

The main reasons for this rating are: 1. We were a party of 6 adults and the booth we were given was very cramped - this made for uncomfortable dining. 2. The meals took a long time to be served. 3. Only 5 of the 6 main courses were served at the same time. There was an unacceptable delay for the 6th meal to arrive by which time most in our party were finished or almost finished. Eventually the manager arrived to apologise and agreed not to charge for this particular meal. The delayed meal itself was disappointing in terms of quality and quantity.

1 review so far 3
04.03.2017 22:49

The food was good. I had asked for a nice /special table as we were celebrating my husband's bit. We weren't given one, when we queried it we were told people would be leaving soon and we'd be able to move, the staff never came back to us on this and we weren't asked if we wanted to move. Our waitress was dreadful. It was as though she had never waited a table before. For that reason I am irritated that we were given a bill with 12.5% already added to it for service when the service was so bad.

1 review so far 5
18.04.2017 19:26

I went on Good Friday with three members of my family and we had a really good time. The service was friendly and efficient and the food was very good, including presentation. Two of my guestscare gluten free and one also diabetic but they found more than enough choices that suited them. I would recommend Cote Bistro Richmond.

2 reviews so far 5
09.04.2017 12:37

Would have been top marks however chips were cold, condiments requested came after 15mins and friend not happy with burger burnt on outside. However manager was great and took some money off bill. I go at least once a month with my husband and as this was a one off will continue to frequent. Thanks for redeeming yourselves!

1 review so far 5
16.03.2017 23:47

Everyone was very friendly and pleasant - only disappointment was the one vegetarian dish for my sister on the quick menu was off but they did try and recompense her. We left definitely feeling like we would recommend the restaurant to others and will definitely go back again. Very good value, certainly on the two/three course set menu.

1 review so far 6
06.04.2017 17:44

We had a lovely waitress and that made it all go along very nicely. We chose from the specials menu and it was really tasty and very good value , making special mention of the delicious haddock parmentier and the very special frozen berries with white chocolate!!

1 review so far 5
08.03.2017 10:55

Cote Bistro Richmond. Our table was booked for 17.45.for a pre theatre meal. We were meet by a friendly member of staff who showed us to our table. The atmosphere was lively and the service quick and efficient. Food was hot and tasty. Staff very attentive. My only criticism would be that we were rather squashed.

1 review so far 6
16.03.2017 09:21

Friendly service, good food, great value. What more could one ask? Initially we were taken to a table which I didn't like because it was very tight where patrons and staff were walking past but to change it to a preferable one was not a problem.

2 reviews so far 6
21.03.2017 14:28

Had a cooked breakfast, juice and a hot drink which I received from the Côte Loyalty Rewards offer (buy one get one free). Lovely breakfast, really fresh. Had the vegetarian cooked breakfast, and was really delicious and a nice way to start the day!

1 review so far 5
20.03.2017 08:31

Food was as lovely as usual, service ok and the place buzzy with lots of people which I like but unfortunately we were sat next to a particularly noisy crowd that made it hard for us to hear each other. Obviously not the restaurant fault but the tables are quite close together.

1 review so far 5
27.04.2017 12:56

A very nice meal! The staff were friendly and helpful! We enjoyed starters and main meal which were very good ! The only disappointment was with the dessert, one of us had a creme brûlée and it lacked a nice caramel sauce! We enjoyed the evening and we will certainly be back!

1 review so far 2
19.03.2017 17:26

Service was poor. Table was dirty on arrival at 10.00 a.m. on Saturday morning. Waiter wiped the table when i requested it but did so reluctantly and badly leaving bits on table. Waiter seemed unenthusiastic to serve us e..g did not bring the slice of lemon I asked when ordering my tea and when, after a long delay, I spoke to him he seemed to deny that I had ever asked him for the lemon. I felt we were just too much trouble. We have frequently used Cote in Hampstead and been pleased with the experience (which is why we booked Cote in Richmond). The premises do not reflect well on Cote. The premises did not feel cared for. Food (breakfast) was ok but again lacked something.

2 reviews so far 6
02.03.2017 08:09

Richmond Cote is my favourite one of the chain that I've been to (I've been to the Kingston, Esher & Cobham ones). The food is always excellent and the staff helpful and friendly without being obtrusive. Our waiter last night was perfect.

1 review so far 6
22.04.2017 09:59

The food is always of a high standard in Cote and the meal I had in Richmond was excellent. The waiting staff were friendly, polite and extremely professional, I am sure I will be going back in the near future.

1 review so far 6
13.03.2017 15:31

As always when dining at Cote the service was great, staff are always pleasant/helpful & courteous. It's nice to be treated as if you matter which rarely happens to women over fifty, let alone in ones 60's. Very professional.

1 review so far 5
08.03.2017 05:08

Good food, good service, portions good size . If you fancy a desert, skip the starters! Wine list limited to French only, not sure why in this day & age ? It would be nice to see more competitive priced wines on the menu!

1 review so far 5
14.03.2017 17:41

This is a pleasant restaurant serving good quality food at reasonable prices. There were 5 of us and we did reserve a table which we would recommend. The staff were efficient and bright. We will go again next time we are in the area.

1 review so far 5
17.03.2017 08:06

Early evening meal deal excellent value. Restaurant was buzzing but service was attentive. Would have scored higher but had to order bread to mop up moules juices as an extra and waited too long for mustard and ketchup to be brought to the table.

1 review so far 6
20.04.2017 13:23

Another excellent experience at Cote Richmond. Good food, reasonably priced with very friendly service. Of all the restaurant chains around, they are my favourite. We've tried various different branches around London and they've never disappointed us.

1 review so far 3
27.03.2017 01:42

Great location and decor and the food was of a pretty good standard. The various staff we had exposure to were great, but the waitress serving our table seemed uninterested and not particularly 'customer friendly'. She spent most of the evening chatting with her friends who were dinning at the other table. What was meant to be a treat for Mum on mothers day left a disappointing aftertaste. A shame really.

1 review so far 6
05.04.2017 11:48

Excellent food, not massive amounts on the plate, freshly cooked and wonderful service. Very good value for money, and although we were not in a hurry, we didn't have to wait long for the food.

1 review so far 5
21.03.2017 08:59

The food was good. Nothing amazing but fine. We stayed until just before midnight and didn't feel pressured to leave. We did have an overly attentive waiter though who at times interrupted our conversations. However, despite this, we had an enjoyable evening.

2 reviews so far 6
15.04.2017 12:03

Yet another lovely meal at Cote in Richmond. Service was excellent and food delicious. I had the pear and endive salad with goats cheese from the lunchtime special menu and the haddock parmentier both wonderful.

1 review so far 5
03.04.2017 17:31

Attentive service and good food with pleasant atmosphere. Our only comment is that the portions were perhaps a little on the small size. We both had calamari as a starter and baked hake as the main. The house white was very pleasant.

1 review so far 5
23.03.2017 21:15

Cote always delivers on its food, ambience and efficient and friendly staff and tonight was no different. One little pot of frites fell over on the plate as the waiter was serving us - a second followed free 7 mins later!

1 review so far 6
27.03.2017 12:59

Yet again Cote gave us 4 perfect meals. We have been to the Richmond bistro many times and the food and service is always brilliant. No wonder it is always busy throughout the day!

1 review so far 6
06.03.2017 09:46

Very good food and excellent staff . The furniture, layout and lighting add up to a wonderful ambience. I also eat at Esher and the food and wine is consistent and of predictable quality.

1 review so far 6
12.04.2017 16:38

Tasty food, relaxing atmosphere and great service. We enjoyed our pre-theatre dining experience immensely. Our fourth visit to a Cote Brasserie in 6 months, all different restaurants but all to the same high standard.

6 reviews so far 6
02.03.2017 09:20

Excellent food,excellent service,the steak tartare was very good,the Fish Stew was the best I have ever had also the new special deals very worth while I,e, free bottle of wine (can't be bad wow)

2 reviews so far 6
24.03.2017 23:12

Food and service is always great and the atmosphere is always very buzzy No loud music so you can hear each other talk. Have been to several different Cote's and they are always dependable.

3 reviews so far 5
10.03.2017 23:41

Lunch was delicious, the free pre-theatre kir royal is a delightful touch. The service was good, we were not rushed. The manager was particularly helpful in assisting with my purchase of Cote vouchers as a birthday present for my brother

2 reviews so far 6
23.03.2017 16:48

The Food was lovely as always and even though restaurant was full service was quick and efficient. Definitely recommend for lunch but make sure you book to avoid disappointment. We will return soon!

2 reviews so far 6
19.04.2017 22:09

I love Cote always great food and service. Always consistently good and great value. What more can I say which ever Cote you go to in the country always the same quality. Bravo

3 reviews so far 5
03.03.2017 16:49

Good quality set lunch menu at a very reasonable price. The Richmond restaurant is always very busy and quite noisy at lunch time and the tables are very close together but the food and service are always very good.

2 reviews so far 6
27.02.2017 09:19

Fantastic, excellent service and delicious food, we had the February special roasted whole sea bream - superb! As loyal customers we also enjoyed a free bottle of wine, we will be back.