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Côte Bistro - Wimbledon

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


Expect classic French regional dishes such as steak frites
Good Food Guide


Côte Bistro is a force to be reckoned with in London’s competitive dining scene, and at the Wimbledon Branch you’ll understand why. Found on the High Street close to the Royal Wimbledon Golf Club and Wimbledon station, this popular French restaurant offers consistent quality from morning until night, with superlative service to match. There’s much to discover at Côte Bistro, including traditional French breakfasts, substantial comfort-food classics or one of the restaurant’s exquisite desserts. Bring along your whole family or make a date out of it for that special someone, but do make sure to reserve a table in advance!

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 - Wimbledon, 8 High Street, SW19 5DX London

Further Information

As one of the UK’s most well-known restaurants, Côte Bistro – part of the Côte Brasserie family of restaurants – has quite a reputation to maintain. This trendsetting French restaurant is continuing to make its mark on the London dining scene, and with several outlets across the city, it’s an obvious choice for French dining at an affordable price. At the Wimbledon branch, you can expect the same excellent service, setting and quality as at any other location, plus outdoor seating for those warm summer days.

No matter the occasion, dining at Côte Bistro is never a bad idea. Whether for lunch, dinner or simply a decadent dessert, this restaurant offers a welcoming atmosphere that’s casual yet refined. From steak frites and tuna niçoise to roasted seabream and wild mushroom risotto, the food being dished out from Côte Bistro’s kitchen is truly one of a kind. The restaurant even offers a menu enfants for the little ones, complete with sophisticated options like cod goujons, frites and peas or roast chicken breast with gratin potato and green beans. Also an excellent choice for private events, Côte Bistro is an overachiever in more ways than one. Book now for a truly authentic French experience on the High Street in Wimbledon.

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CHEF'S CHOICE

413 Reviews

5.2 /6 Excellent 413 Reviews
Quality/Price: great value
Food: heavenly
Service: extraordinary
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Atmosphere: entertaining
Noise: quiet
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1 review so far 6
17.09.2017 10:30

Went out for dinner with a group of 7. One of us was gluten free and they were very helpful regarding that. Great food and service. Simple.

2 reviews so far 6
16.09.2017 09:00

Very good service and a lovely choice of healthy lunch choices as well as some not so healthy ones . Like the Champagne and wine by the glass.

1 review so far 6
14.09.2017 17:48

excellent food and great service. Would definitely visit again. The staff were very prompt and efficient so there was constant flow of customers, but at the same time delivering first class food.

1 review so far 6
02.09.2017 21:54

We were a group of five people and everybody loved the food and the service. The desert was fantastic as usual . The place is very elegant and the food was perfect .

1 review so far 6
09.04.2017 22:16

I organised a table for our ladies badminton team to celebrate our end of season. Unfortunately we had a couple who could not make it at the last minute, and another few who were running late - even so, the staff at Cote Wimbledon were flexible to these changes and looked after us extremely well throughout the evening. Even though one of our party ordered their meal just after the main group, I was impressed that all our meals arrived together. One of our party eats Gluten Free food, and the staff remembered exactly who this was each time they bought a course or a menu. All in all, we had a great night, with excellent food for a reasonable price. The atmosphere was relaxed and we received just the right amount of attention from staff. Thank you.

1 review so far 6
29.07.2017 17:25

Excellent! Having visited the Sloane Square branch a few times, a similar experience was expected here. How wrong can you be? The food and wine were very good, as expected with 'Cotes', but our waiter 'Gabrielle' was what made our visit all the more memorable, his personality shining throughout the meal and providing that 'little bit extra' which is the mark of someone well versed in the hospitality trade. Ten out of ten to Gabrielle and, speaking as an ex-catering manager myself, if I were looking to promote from within the existing staff, I would give him every opportunity to prove himself. Overall an excellent meal and I shall certainly be going to the Wimbledon Village branch again.

1 review so far 3
12.03.2017 08:08

The food was very good although two of my guests said the starters and the their steaks were not very hot. The main complaint was the Cote rewards wine/chose of food. A charming waiter came over and said that our booking showed the we were entitled to a bottle of wine, and I asked if we had to choose from any specific menu and he said no. He bought our wine and water immediately. Shortly after that a manager(?) came over and said that a couple of the guests should choose from the a la carte menu and not the special menu, and then a waitress came over twice and said if anyone wanted to choose from the special menu had to do it PDQ. In fact, in the end all 4 of us went a la carte. The bill was produced and they said the cost of the dessert had been credited. After the initial greeting by the charming young waiter, he did not serve us at all again, and we felt that our other servers were not worth the automatic tip added to the bill and we did not pay the whole "service" amount. I suggest you offer a cheaper bottle of wine, (although we did drink that for the rest of the meal) and don't attached any conditions to it.

1 review so far 3
05.09.2017 18:38

I was very disappointed at the slow service and not a good advert for the guests who had not been to Cote before. The waiter was very slow bringing the Kir drinks when everyone arrived. We waited 10 minutes for the menus then ages before he took the orders even though we asked his colleagues to tell him we were ready. When he took the orders he said it would be 25 mins as we decided not to have starters. The food came a little quicker than expected but the shank of lamb that I ordered was just cooked and not falling off the bone. When we ordered the desserts we made sure he understood the coffees were wanted at the same time. They didn't arrived and he had to be prompted again. Slow service does not equal leisurely dining. We felt the 12% discretionary charge was not justified and we did not pay it. I've never been so disappointed in a Cote restaurant and my cousin has never had such slow service at the branch before. Maybe you will do something to compensate what was a mediocre evening instead of a great one which I what I had hoped for on my birthday.

2 reviews so far 3
24.05.2017 15:04

Cote Wimbledon usually delivers excellent food and great service and, bar our waiter refusing initially to give us the screw top for our sparkling water (some nonsense about not having an off-licence which, of course, only refers to alcoholic beverages), our food was good and accompanied, generally (it was quite busy) by timely service. On this occasion, however, we were incredibly sorry for the young couple at the table next door. Her main course was served barely warm and had to be returned. The correct thing, at this point, would have been to ask her partner if he wished his order to be taken away too so both dishes could subsequently be served together. Even if this meant his dish having to be re-cooked from fresh. What actually happened was that her dish turned up barely seconds after her partner had finished his, eating slowly, some 15 minutes later. Hardly makes for a romantic dinner. She ate in silence and they left soon afterwards without having a dessert. As a past restaurateur I think there is an important lesson to be learnt here: what price your reputation? This is the way to lose it.

1 review so far 6
23.07.2017 08:46

I went to Cote for a special evening out with two friends. It was Saturday night and the restaurant was busy. The waiters were attentive. We enjoyed the food. Two of us had the fish pie which was delicious with large pieces of fish and buttery mash. The other person had salmon fish cakes which she liked but not the vinegary cucumber. The desserts - creme brûlée , apple pie and lemon citron tart were all yummy! I would recommend Cote to friends. Thank you for an enjoyable evening!

1 review so far 6
07.04.2017 13:29

Since we were one of the first customers when this restaurant opened and have been enjoying the bistro regularly, think this speaks for itself! Never a bad visit. Even when the electricity failed earlier this year with no hope of a meal other than salad, the staff were, as usual, good-humoured and kind. Could not be a better place to eat. Always friendly, reliable food and a credit to the Cote chain. Favourite all round eaterie in the village!

1 review so far 5
27.08.2017 12:13

Service was excellent. I requested low salt/pepper and plain vegetables and the food arrived exactly as requested and was very tasty. The only minor criticism is that the fish was a little overcooked. Also the pot au chocolat, which all 3 of us ordered, had a very thick layer of creme fraiche on top which was not mentioned on the menu. We did not feel it combined well with the chocolate and removed it. The chocolate mousse underneath was very good. The meal was excellent value and we would definitely eat here again.

1 review so far 6
18.07.2017 18:27

Very nice indeed. We were a bit of a nuisance as my companion wanted to move tables (bad back, and didn't want to be in the draft from open window). We were moved swiftly and without any huffing or puffing. Food excellent - as always. Our waitress was exceptionally nice! Definitely go there again (and again!). Only one negative thing - a screaming baby off in the corner... Thankfully it didn't scream for too long!

1 review so far 6
31.08.2017 21:05

We had really lovely dinner to celebrate wedding anniversary. We were treated to a glass of Kir Royale when we arrived. My husband chose from the Cote special anniversary menu which was excellent. I selected Tiger prawns from specials board, followed by halibut. Puddings as always delicious, creme caramel and tarte au citron and lovely coffee. The restaurant was very busy but we received excellent service. Can't wait to go back for dinner again.

1 review so far 5
04.08.2017 09:10

Very busy on the night we went, which resulted in an ordering error. A little disappointed in the size of the haddock I ordered, it came wrapped in bacon and was tasty enough, but it was only the size of a large fish finger. Like many retail outlets Cote seem to be struggling to maintain price points on their menu, which is resulting in smaller portions, the fillet steak weighs only 7 ozs, hardly a man size portion. Nevertheless Cote maintain their friendly service and good food offering.

2 reviews so far 6
17.07.2017 16:30

This branch of Côte is in very pleasant location in the heart of Wimbledon Village. Six of us met for a long overdue lunch and our table towards the back of the restaurant made our conversations feel quite private. As we met during Wimbledon finals weekend the village was very busy, so this was welcome. The staff were very good, helpful but unobtrusive and the food was excellent. We will be returning!

2 reviews so far 6
09.03.2017 12:12

Fabulous time catching up with two friends. Waitress helped us sneak in 2 glasses of bubbles before the boys arrived. Great food - starter, mains and desert spread out with drinks and much laughter. Wonderfully relaxed (non pushy) helpful service... relaxing sunday afternoon lunch. Seriously excellent service. Perfect... only minor gripe is we reckon the (shared) creme brulee had too much (too deep) custard... others may like it like that!

1 review so far 4
09.04.2017 08:22

Cote is always busy and a "safe bet" for a nice meal in Wimbledon. Last night was good - the staff were very attentive, if a little overbearing at times (would you like bread, olives, more wine, desert, coffee, etc.). Not a hard sell but it did seem they were always trying to offer something extra! The food was good but not as good as usual - several items were under seasoned e.g. the French onion soup and the creamed spinach. Would definitely go back as it's a good overall experience and their lunch deals are very good.

2 reviews so far 6
20.06.2017 18:31

Excellent food at very affordable prices and a great place to enjoy a meal where the staff ensure every wish is catered for. The waiting staff ensure the time spent in the restaurant is without fuss or complaint and Sylwia the manageress quietly oversees everyone's dining experience in the most professional manner in a way that all management should copy as a leading example.

3 reviews so far 6
10.04.2017 16:42

Service was really lovely and our waitress was very friendly. I had the sea bass on the specials and it's consistently the best sea bass I've had. It used to be a regular on the a la carte before they unfortunately changed it to haddock. I now have to wait for it to come on the specials menu. It it's worth the wait.