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Côte Brasserie - Barbican

Barbican · French · ££££
593 Reviews

About Côte Brasserie - Barbican

Brasserie (/ˈbrasəri/).
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!

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Côte Brasserie - Barbican
57 Whitecross Street, Barbican
London EC1Y 8AA

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 8:00 am
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:30 pm

Chef's Choice



Warm Roquefort Salad

endive, walnut and crouton salad with a warm Roquefort cheese dressing

French Onion Soup

rustic French onion soup with a sourdough croûte and melted Comté cheese

Prawn Gratinée

king prawns in a white wine, garlic, chilli and tomato sauce with toasted garlic and parsley croutons


Beef Bourguignon

traditional Beef Bourguignon with potato and chive purée, bacon lardons and chestnut mushrooms

Steak Frites

Chargrilled thinly beaten out minute steak with frites and garlic butter

Breton Fish Stew

traditional Breton fish stew of seabass, mussels, clams, prawns and squid with tomato, white wine and chilli


Chocolate Fondant

warm chocolate fondant with vanilla ice-cream

Tarte Fine aux Pommes

crisp puff pastry tart with finely layered apples and vanilla ice-cream

Crème Caramel

traditional set vanilla pod custard with dark caramel and cream

Menu (General)

October A La Carte Menu

Every Day - All Day

October Set Menu

Every Day - All Day

October Specials Menu

Every Day - All Day

Gluten Free Menu

Every Day - All Day
Having a party?

Organising a party? Want to stay longer? Have a special request?

Further Information

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.

593 Côte Brasserie - Barbican Reviews

Shelley J.2 days ago · 3 reviews

Warm welcome, extremely attentive but not overpowering staff. Food was delicious, very generous portions. Good ambience without being too noisy. Very reasonably priced with lots of choice

Justine A.3 days ago · 1 review

Booked online only 1 hour beforehand, immediately seated at time of booking, great food and nice atmosphere. Bathrooms very clean. Staff attentive. Excellent dining experience and will return soon. Great location to Barbican art gallery too.

Greg G.3 days ago · 1 review

Absolutely brilliant staff. The restaurant was very busy but the staff still had time for a quick hello and friendly chat. Food is typical Cote (which is good!) but the staff make all the difference.

susan b.4 days ago · 1 review

I was on my own so was apprehensive but the service was great, food great, felt very comfortable will definitely recommend it and go again, perfect for the Barbican.

Robert C.4 months ago · 2 reviews

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.

Michael R.7 months ago · 1 review

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.

Angela H.6 months ago · 1 review

Great Restaurant service and good selection of dishes to suit most tastes. We had both the fixed price 3 course and a la carte options all of which were very nice. This was a pre theatre lunch as we were going to the Barbican so the service timing was important - all executed very well but without feeling rushed. I will definitely use this place again particularly in combination with events at the Barbican which is a 3 minute walk to the theatre entrance

Christopher G.7 months ago · 4 reviews

My wife, myself and our two sons attended on Mothering Sunday, at lunchtime. Although it was busy the service was friendly, professional and attentive. Clearly the organisation of Barbican Côte Brasserie is excellent. The food was delicious and they even had their amazing set menu as well as a children menu. Difficult fish dishes are served perfectly and simple french cuisine has added panache. I can recommended the Barbican Côte Brasserie for family dining and also for couples and even friends meeting.

Rachel H.a month ago · 7 reviews

As usual our visit to Cote - Barbican was entirely satisfactory. We had lovely food and good service. We were a party of eight and everyone thought it was an excellent choice of venue for a gathering of old friends to have a "catch up". We booked a late lunch so that the restaurant was starting to become quiet and we were able to enjoy a pleasant and unhurried afternoon and have already agreed to "do it again". Thank you.

Ronald W.2 months ago · 2 reviews

Efficient service, although I noticed that order for neighbouring couple, despite request for 'no oil' on melon, was presented with oil, and had to be returned. My special -- veal -- was OK, but wd have appreciated just a bit more jus! The potatoes weren't particularly great -- I suspect the oil they'd been cooked in was a bit tired. Also, they weren't quite hot enough when delivered to the table. Good bread and a good glass of wine -- a Cote du Rhone. Meal set me up nicely for the matinee at the RSC.

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