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5.3 /6 Excellent 214 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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214 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 214 Reviews
Food: heavenly
Quality/Price: great value
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Service: extraordinary
Noise: quiet
Atmosphere: entertaining
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1 review so far 6
26.05.2017 20:25

Wonderful meal and terrific service! We ate off the set menu and there was so much choice. Will definitely return! Great wine recommendation and we were able to try it for free first.

1 review so far 6
26.05.2017 01:33

Great restaurant, friendly team, good location and tasty food. Was very busy but service was fast and efficient and very friendly. Will return for sure

1 review so far 6
23.05.2017 15:20

I really like cote. I go there frequently and am impressed with the food and service. Its also exceptionally good value so a good experience all round.

1 review so far 6
23.05.2017 11:12

Loved it all great atmosphere great food great staff and great price. Take yourself or your family you will still have a great meal and it wont cost a fortune.

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.

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.

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 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.

2 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.

4 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
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.

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 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.

1 review 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.

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 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 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
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!

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!

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.

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

2 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.

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
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
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
19.03.2017 19:30

Always excellent, great food and perfect service. Can't fault it as the quality is first rate. In fact as someone who has eatbe in most of londons steak restaurants it's rare to find a better steak than cote

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.

1 review so far 6
11.04.2017 09:21

Cote Wimbledon was the first I think and as the prototype it still deserves the No 1 slot. Great food, great service and a real buzz of an atmosphere if a tad noisy for some. Enjoy ! The

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
28.04.2017 21:50

This was my second visit to Cote Bistro in Wimbledon Village and I would definitely recommend it restaurant to family and friends. The menu selection is very good; the food is piping hot and the service is excellent.

2 reviews so far 6
20.04.2017 08:26

We ordered from the A La Carte menu as we had a complimentary bottle of wine as a welcome to Cote Rewards. Excellent Tuna Nicoise and Chicken and Walnut salad. The Wimbledon venue has a great atmosphere.

1 review so far 5
29.04.2017 13:40

Very enjoyable dinner, great atmosphere,friendly staff. The food was delicious. We had a delicious steak, my wife had the fish in lentils followed by the frozen berries. The tart au citron was a great finale. We enjoyed the complimentary bottle of Cote de Rhone.

1 review so far 5
22.04.2017 18:10

We had great brassiere food and the service was first class. We had booked, but people just dropping in off the street were unlucky. As it was so busy, the only slight downside was the noise level, but I would still recommend this restaurant.

2 reviews so far 6
07.04.2017 08:13

Great service and delicious food. The restaurant was very busy when we arrived but we were seated immediately and there were no significant delays for our courses or drinks. Would definitely return and recommend to others.

1 review so far 6
10.04.2017 11:16

Great food and fabulous service. We eat here every week due to the variety of food on offer. The set menu specials during the week are a bargain - even with a bottle of wine.

1 review so far 5
24.04.2017 18:49

Lovely food and wine. When busy it gets very noisy so that it's hard to converse with friends across the table. Other than that, Côte Bistro puts a lot of pricier restaurants to shame with its well cooked food and pleasant service.

2 reviews so far 6
20.05.2017 23:38

Early evening Dinner, before the Theatre . Food Fabulous as usual , with very attentive Staff . The great thing about Cotes is that you can expect the same high standards at all Venues .

1 review so far 5
22.04.2017 10:26

As ever food was good, staff were attentive and a good time was had by all. If you were to reduce the minimum words it would be far simplier to write a review as there is only so much you can say.

1 review so far 4
12.05.2017 23:39

Great value. Always love the menu. But had to ask 3 times for a 2nd bottle of wine. At one stage brought more bread when we said no. More attention to detail and personable when seeing we recognised a few regular faces would be make it special. But great value for money