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.
Excellent meal before show at the Barbican. I was pleasantly surprised about how good my meal was. As a pescetarian I hadn't remembered so much choice on the menu before. Also, I'm on a special food plan at the moment and they waiter (& chef) was very obliging about serving my food exactly as requested - no sauce or butter and dressing on the side. In fact, the waiter helped my suggesting another choice that was even more suitable. The food was prepared to perfection. I was just a little dismayed at how few vegetables were served with my salmon. Altogether good experience. They can be slow here so be sure to tell them about curtain time.
We enjoyed the fast and friendly service which was perfect for a pre-performance meal. There was a wide selection of food on the menu with tasty options for young and old.
Excellent food and service as always! Three of us had the three-course pre-7pm menu in just over an hour, without feeling rushed - perfect for getting to a concert comfortably.