A type of French restaurant with a relaxed setting, which serves single dishes and other meals.When in London, of course the go-to restaurant for relaxed French dining is Côte Brasserie, and there’s no branch better placed than this one in Barbican. On Whitecross Street and open all day this, stop by for breakfast, lunch, dinner or, if you’ve a meeting or event to arrange, this Côte Brasserie has dedicated private dining rooms and menus available. Exquisite French food no matter the occasion – what could be better than that? Reserve a table or room at this hotspot of Golden Lane Estate for flavours that are fresh and authentic every time. Bon appétit!
Typically French decor, a French menu serving traditional classics as well as regional specialities, high quality service and premium locations across London and all of the UK. This is, of course, Côte Brasserie, and this one opposite the Barbican Centre on Whitecross Street next to the Golden Lane Estate is one of our favourites. It’s an elegant, stylish and relaxing family restaurant, as well as place for business meetings or any special occasion that requires a spot of private dining. The private rooms available at this Côte are as charming as the main restaurant with bespoke service and some delicious set menus and canapés.
Of course, if you’re here to reserve a regular table you want to know about the menus. No matter the time of day you can be sure everything that leaves the kitchen here at the Barbican Côte Brasserie will be of the highest quality. The breakfast menu is light and refreshing while the lunch and a la carte menus are laced with intense flavours. Start with chicken liver parfait complemented by a spiced apple chutney, then consider beef bourguignon or baked crêpes with wild mushrooms, spinach and Gruyère cheese - both classics of the French Kitchen. Oh, and Côte Brasserie also offers one of the most satisfying pre-theatre menus in London.
Fantastic for pre or post performance meal when visiting the Barbican for concerts or theatre. Excellent value menu. Food is of a high standard. Service excellent. I eat here often.
We went for a pre-theatre meal. The ambience was good, the seats comfortable, the menu inviting and reasonably priced and the food well-thought-through and tasty to eat. And the service was good too.
Superb service and meal - a great start to an evening at the Barbican theatre. Our wine waiter (name beginning with A) was particularly helpful.
My wife and I enjoyed our visit to Côte, as always. The pre-theatre meal was delicious. Carlos (from Madrid) welcomed us into the restaurant and was very charming and attentive. We enjoyed a complimentary bottle of Merlot which had been offered from a previous visit. All the staff were very efficient and courteous. Brilliant! My wife has one comment: Could you put a wife-sized steak on the menu, ie. 7 oz. instead of 10 oz. She found the 10-oz too big ... but she thoroughly loved it, and ate all of it! Please continue to have such a high standard of cuisine. Keep up the excellent courtesy and charm of the front-of-house staff!
Côte Barbican is our local, seven minutes walk away. We frequently go there for supper, before and after Barbican cinema trips. I also meet friends there for lunch. This evening, for supper, we were very well fed from the January menu - baked Crottin, sea bream, duck confit and lemon tart. Everything was very well cooked. The lemon tart, a whole tartlet, was not as good as the usual slice - pastry not classic. It was charmingly and efficiently served by Arjel from Greece/Albania. We had met him before and it is always a pleasure. Niggle: we had a voucher for a free bottle of wine but the choice was a Chardonnay or Merlot ☹️ no Sauvignon (as in previous years). The manager was not able to negotiate. It was pouring with rain or we might have gone next door to Iberico. We passed on the free offer and ordered the good Chinon. The lack of flexibility and narrow choice of offer was annoying and shows a lack of discernment.
My experience at Cote Barbican was fantastic. I had a perfectly cooked steak in a peppercorn and cognac sauce and for dessert I asked my waitress Monica ( who was very charming attentive and helpful ) if they had my favourite which was a crepe in grand marnier and she said we don't have all the ingredients to make it so I just opted for an ice cream. Anyway after going next door to the cinema to ask a question much to my surprise when I came back there on the table was my favourite dessert on fire and perfectly done. I called my waitress over to thank her and she said she had told the chef and he agreed to make it even though they had to go out and buy the oranges, so they went out of there way on a busy Saturday Night to make me a very happy and content man. Great place brilliant staff and good ambience with fantastic food. I will definitely be returning and would highly recommend this Cote Restaurant.
We had booked a table fr 6.15 to allow us time for a meal before the filmed opera started at 7.20. Because of terrible traffic we didn't arrive at the restaurant until 6.35. Our table was still reserved and waiting for us. We explained our time constraints to our waiter who was extremely helpful, took our order as soon as we were ready and the food - two courses, came up quickly and efficiently. We had time to enjoy a two course meal, with a bottle of house wine, pay and be out by 7.25. We arrived in the Barbican Cinema 5 minutes before the film began. Perfect timing and a very happy start to our evening's enjoyment. Also very reasonable cost - under £20 per head including service.
The restaurant was nearly full when we arrived just after 5.30 (thank goodness we booked!). We had a pleasant table slightly away from the main area which was quiet enough for us to talk normally. The service was slick and we soon gave our order; the first course arriving promptly as did the drinks. The food was up to the usual high standard from the varied menu and the serving staff were very attentive. Great atmosphere which had a real "buzz" about it. The décor and lighting were just right and gave a very relaxing feel to the place. Excellent!
Staff were courteous and helpful. The food was great and the menu was interesting! We had eaten there on one occasion before, by chance and made sure we booked in advance for our return trip to the Barbican Centre. Whenever we visit the Barbican for an evening performance, we will combine it with a snack or meal at Côte Barbican.
Arrived early but they allowed us to be seated earlier than the booked time which was nice. Great service and excellent food served all together which was great so no waiting for the odd meal not being ready. The restaurant was very comfortable and looked very classy internally so we all have a lovely time with a full and varied menu for all tastes. 7 empty plates and happy diners with the three course specials and one on the à la carte section. Would recommend the Barbican location to anyone and very happy to go there again....