“Expect classic French regional dishes such as steak frites”
– Good Food GuideCôte 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!
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.
Well done Service great food consistent prices reasonable a very good formula That s why we go often and tell our friends to go too
There is always a warm welcome at Cote Wimbledon and it is always followed by excellent food. We both really enjoyed January's specials menu, portion sizes were just right.
Lovely evening. Smiling courteous service, speedy and delicious. Very good value for money with the two or three course fixed price menu. Popular restaurant and great atmosphere
I love Côte. It’s my favourite chain. This isn’t my local but whenever I’m in the area, I pop in. Lunch menu is amazing value.
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.
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.
As usual the service and ambience at Côte Wimbledon Village was excellent. I ordered halibut, the first time on the menu and it was absolutely delicious and very reasonable priced. I have paid much more for halibut in restaurants and it has not been any better. I can strongly recommend both the restaurant and the halibut.
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.
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.
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.