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5.3 /6 Excellent 310 Reviews

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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310 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 310 Reviews
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Quality/Price: great value
Food: heavenly
Noise: quiet
Atmosphere: entertaining
Service: extraordinary
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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!

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!

1 review so far 6
16.07.2017 07:39

A lovely location with a relaxed atmosphere to have a delicious lunch. The service was efficient and friendly. This is one of my favourite restaurants - I would highly recommend.

2 reviews so far 6
15.07.2017 17:36

Cote Wimbedon is always excellent - it's good value for money and the food and service are impeccable. We visited during the WImbledon fortnight, when it's very busy and standards might be more likely to slip, but it was as good and ever.

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 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.

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
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!

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.

1 review 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.

1 review so far 6
27.06.2017 08:29

Great range of choices on the menu (including gluten free options) and everyone in our group of 7 said their meal was absolutely delicious. The staff were fantastic. Two of our party increased our booking from 5 to 7 as a surprise for the rest of us and the staff handled the change beautifully. We all had a wonderful evening. Highly recommended!

1 review so far 5
02.03.2017 15:32

The Cote in Wimbledon is always busy and that is a good sign when so many other restaurants are struggling. They are always welcoming and quick with an offer of a pre-dinner drink plus water (although on my last visit this took almost 10 minutes - it's usually a lot quicker than that). The cooking is excellent and the timing between courses is just right. The staff are always helpful. Excellent value for money.

3 reviews so far 6
26.04.2017 12:03

Excellent. I have now been to Wimbledon twice and was extremely pleased again. There is a lovely ambience and excellent food. On the special menu the portions were of a good size and a great choice. I will have to come again to sample them all! Very good service with a smile from Roy. He was attentive, helpful and very pleasant.

1 review so far 6
17.06.2017 13:26

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening in Cote last night. The food was beautiful, and reasonably priced. I had the calamari to start with, followed by the pork belly (which was as good as the pork belly I had at The Ivy!). The atmosphere was great and our waiter was attentive, friendly and helpful. We will certainly be back!

1 review so far 6
28.06.2017 09:02

Really lovely restaurant. Staff all very pleasant, service and food excellent. One of our regular favourites. We had crab mayonnaise & a calamari to start, both were very well prepared. For main we ordered the fillet steak and the lamb rump, again both very well cooked to our liking. Visited many cotês but Wimbledon is the best.

5 reviews so far 6
21.04.2017 15:34

Again Cote nails it. Yet another excellent experience at one of their establishments. Went for the Prix Fixe at lunchtime, calamari to start, croque monsieur and frites for main and the trusted legendary crème caramel followed by Coffee and great service made an ordinary Friday lunchtime a most enjoyable couple of hours. Well done once again.

1 review so far 6
06.04.2017 16:59

Usual excellent and hospitable service, reliable and consistently good menu, with plenty of choice of food and wine. Restaurant acceptably busy without the high noise levels that can be generated when it is absolutely full. We will certainly go again (but then we are fairly frequent customers anyway and live only a few minutes away).

1 review so far 6
26.03.2017 19:46

We had very efficient and cheerful waitress, we could hear each other quite easily (so often in restaurants you cannot converse because of the noise around from the other diners), and the only very small concern was that the Smoked haddock I had didn't taste very smoky or haddocky but was delicious all the same.

2 reviews so far 6
06.07.2017 12:57

Went after a very enjoyable and long day at the Wimbledon Tennis. The restaurant was buzzing and very busy - but we were dealt with promptly and in a really friendly manner - great waiter (can't recall his name). He looked after us very well. Food was very tasty. Plan to come back next week.

2 reviews so far 5
02.06.2017 01:25

Restaurant was extremely busy. We arrived early but got seated at our table. Unfortunately our table was squeezed into a very tight spot and we all felt a bit cramped. I was sitting with my back up against the next table's wine bucket. The service was excellent and the food good so I will return but will be more fussy about my table next time!!

1 review so far 5
17.05.2017 14:36

We were a party of 6 and we hadn't met for a while so we appreciated not being rushed for our order and food. One of us had the lamb with asparagus - the lamb was undercooked (request medium but it was more rare) and the asparagus was stringy. We complained, and was not charged for the meal. So guest recovery was excellent.

2 reviews so far 6
11.03.2017 20:16

Always a good welcome and good food. One of our party was in a wheelchair and staff couldn't have been more helpful. Accessible disabled loo on ground floor too. Highly recommended, especially for a group, when you want a good French meal without too much fuss at a reasonable price.

3 reviews so far 5
02.04.2017 08:24

Lovely staff - was ten minutes early and they managed to get a table ready. My partner mentioned the steak wasn't as good as usual. The waitress thought we had to wait a little bit too long for our mains (I didn't even notice) and gave us some free coffees but also offered us free bread / olives.

2 reviews so far 5
26.04.2017 19:10

Good value as always for 2 or 3 course lunch. Starters and Mains menu choices this visit not that easy to match up. Pear/chicory/goats cheese salad delicious. Smoked haddock main too much sauce & potato to fish, but tasty. Lovely well chilled house white wine. Slightly pushy upselling of side/extras, but on the whole service good and speedy.

2 reviews so far 6
09.07.2017 19:03

Always reliably good French food, helpful staff, nice buzzy ambience without being too manic. One of our party of 6 was a wheelchair user but this was well catered for, and this Cote (Wimbledon) also has a disabled toilet on the same floor. Very happy and will return.

2 reviews so far 6
14.05.2017 08:20

We had a very pleasant lunch. Food was good Our regular! We were at this Cote at a trial before it opened....have been going ever since. This Cote is better than others we also visit. Downstairs loo a bit of a trek!! We really like this place

1 review so far 6
21.03.2017 08:13

We ordered from the table dhote menu which had plenty of choice. The food was excellent and very good value - 2 courses for £10 .95 approx. The table was spacious, the room was busy but we could hear well. Staff were lovely. Couldn't ask for more.

1 review so far 5
18.06.2017 22:04

Despite the restaurant having had to deal with a power cut which effected a significant part of the food available on the menu, they gracefully persevered. What we did have to eat was delicious and it was a great experience. We wouldn't have normally tried what we ended up with but very glad that we did.

1 review so far 5
22.05.2017 09:43

Very enjoyable but tables along the left wall as you enter are far too close together. Unable to get out to the bathroom if you are sat on the sofa back part and more than a couple of people pulled table cloths and cutlery items with them whilst trying to get in and out. Otherwise great.

1 review so far 6
21.03.2017 08:44

Always good service and food, very enjoyable as always. I like the way the set menu first and second courses change regularly. I would like to see some variations on the desert menu but that having been said, there is always my favourite of iced berries!

1 review so far 6
11.05.2017 16:00

I haven't been here for a while but my experience was just as positive as before. We had the set lunch which was excellent, both in terms of the quality of food and value for money. The service and customer care was also first rate. Thanks!

2 reviews so far 4
01.05.2017 22:10

Food was very good, however the service could have been slicker if the Management had booked sufficient staff to cope with the service. The waiter staff did their best, but were placed on undue pressure throughout the lunch service dUE to insufficient numbers. We experienced a similar issue on our previous visit and my hope is that this issue will be resolved for our next visit. Thank you.

1 review so far 5
29.03.2017 09:48

Cote is always excellent, this time unfortunately my father's rib-eye was a bit tough, they changed it without question and the next one was better but not perfect - most unusual for Cote and I suspect it was just an unlucky batch of steak. Everything else was fantastic as always, the staff are excellent.

1 review so far 6
07.07.2017 19:51

Excellent food and service which we appreciated. The range of drinks was adequate. The only downside was the automatic addition of a 121/2 % service charge onto the bill. I prefer to add my own tip, which may be more or less. Peter C

3 reviews so far 5
19.03.2017 08:37

Côte is a reliable chain of London restaurants, with a good basic menu and innovative new dishes added each month. The Wimbledon branch is busy but friendly staff provide prompt, efficient service. I enjoyed a warm endive and Roquefort salad, roast duck and a cream caramel with a perfect sauce. Highly recommended

3 reviews so far 6
06.05.2017 14:32

Another good visit to Wimbledon. The staff are all very smart, pleasant and amenable and the service is excellent. Had a la cart menu this time and the fish was exquisite. Enjoyed my free bottle of wine, which was very good. Thank you.

2 reviews so far 5
28.03.2017 15:59

A lunchtime visit proved to be at a very busy time - full to capacity, so glad that booked. A very pleasant greeting, a good waiter (when we could catch his eye) and a gruff waitress who spoke more as if she was ordering us to "Enjoy"! Food good, OK portions.

2 reviews so far 5
21.03.2017 21:29

We were a group of 3 meeting for dinner. As we expected Cote in Wimbledon retained its high standard of cuisine, and did not disappoint. The staff were polite and helpful when we struggled with our choices. Food arrived promptly and tap water in jug provided without having to ask.

1 review so far 5
12.04.2017 09:02

The staff are lovely and the food is mostly great but from visit to visit it does vary a bit but never had a bad meal. Wish the menus would change more often as we visit here at least once every week so more choice would keep us more interested

1 review so far 6
12.04.2017 13:08

Excellent meal. We were a table of 5, the food was prompt as requested as we were attending the theatre. Everyone praised the quality and flavour of food and thought it was excellent value for money. The house wine was delicious.

1 review so far 6
14.06.2017 09:09

Very helpful, polite and nice staff followed by well prepared and nice food. We got a variety of fish and meat dishes and they were all great. I highly recommend the calamari and the chicken dish. What more can you ask?

2 reviews so far 6
18.04.2017 20:49

This was the original Cote and its still among the very best: great team attentive service very consistent. Only problem has always been low ceilings and hard furnishings mean very noisy. Good value for money. Can't over rate the team there

1 review so far 5
11.04.2017 15:03

the overall experience was quite nice. food was delightful however felt the mains portion was a little less . would recommend to others. I have had food here before and I feel their set menu is value for money otherwise you end up spending £100 for 2 people.

1 review so far 6
09.06.2017 19:45

brilliant value for money.food and service very good. a very enjoyable experience this lunchtime. will have no hesitation in recommending to family and friends for lunch. only criticism was that inner door banged whenever someone came in or out.

1 review so far 6
21.05.2017 16:02

when we arrived they checked in our name and showed us straight to a good table near window as my wifes vision not so good in dime surroundings. Service was quick very polite and food was good and hot

1 review so far 6
01.05.2017 13:49

We had three sets of twins and the staff catered to us very well. It was a rare treat for us to get out and one that was very enjoyable as the team were so good to us. Thanks!!

1 review so far 6
09.04.2017 17:36

Really nice family lunch. Brilliant service: we felt very much at home. There was plenty of room for the baby's pram, and good changing facilities. The food was splendid, as ever. I would strongly recommend the crab mayonnaise.

1 review so far 6
24.04.2017 20:42

Welcoming staff and delicious food. Very enjoyable experience. Would highly recommend and will be visiting again. Two of our party had the steak, which was very good. I had the warm beetroot salad and salmon fishcakes, really good.