'Simple yet great value' - Olive Magazine
Côte Brasserie loves London, and London loves Côte Brasserie. Yes, as we’re sure you well know, this is a group of French restaurants that one simply has to admire, not least because of the authentic menu on offer that’s comprised of traditional classics as well as regional specialities. At this particular Côte on Battersea Rise you’ll find menus tailored for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and you can be sure that whatever time of day you stop by, the food you eat will satisfy. Côte Brasserie exceeds in doing the simple things right and the result is a delightful dining experience.
Nestled in Battersea – one of the most exciting areas of London – this Côte Brasserie is as charming as it is French. On Battersea Rise, the restaurant can be found between Clapham Common and Wandsworth Common and is one you can’t afford to miss if you want casual French dining. Donning the trademark Côte awnings out front and some typically French furnishings inside, it’s clear the whole Côte operation is brimming with thoughtfulness. This restaurant, before you’ve even looked at the menu, is a place you’ll be quite happy to sit and savour for quite some time.
Once you get to the menu the smile on your face is only going to get bigger, because the food is brilliant. Share some olives alongside a charcuterie board to start, or indulge in your own plate of tuna carpaccio or chicken liver parfait. When it comes to dishes more substantial, highlighting any as standout is difficult because all are laced with love. But, for the finest French flavours, the beef bourguignon or the roast duck breast will melt on the tongue. Battersea, London, and far further afield recognise Côte Brasserie as a mark of quality and affordable elegance – soon you will too.
A delicious meal in Cote, excellent service, great ambiance and a well put together menu. We chose the Premium Set Menu which was £16.95 for two very generous courses. A third course was available at at slighter huger price but we were happy with our two courses.
The staff were welcoming and we were offered a choice of tables. The different menus and specials were explained. Service was quick and they checked on us often enough to be helpful but not obtrusive. We stayed on to chat quite some time after we finished eating and this wasn’t a problem. Excellent food.
It was excellent as always. The food and service are always of a high standard. I would recommend it to anybody. Keep up the good work.
The service was great and a lovely Friday night atmosphere. I thought the new prestige menu for evening gave lots of choice at good prices. The food was delicious.
I took my family to Cote for a birthday celebration. Staff were charming and we were offered a choice of table, it got very busy later. We shared 3 dishes for a starter but when we asked for bread to go with the mussels we were told that they had run out but we could have some in 10 minutes - we didn't wait! There was a very long wait for our main course and when mine arrived it was luke warm. I mentioned it to the waitress who offered to heat it up but the others would have finished by the time I got mine. The food was delicious although my duck with cherries was not pink as stated. The manager came to apologise for the wait & cold food and offered us free desserts to recompense. There was also a reduction in the bill. We will definitely return as we were treated so well and, apart from the hiccups, the food was really good. Maybe avoid a Friday night in future, this is certainly a popular local restaurant.
I ordered bread and butter as a starter/appetiser, along with my sister and Dad who ordered a Pissaladiere. However her order came out first, and not mine. We asked the waitress what had happened to the bread, and she said it was still in the oven. (Fresh batch). The bread arrived only a couple of minutes before the mains did. Ordered Beef Bourgignon arrived with fairly cold mash potato. Shortly after we had started eating, the waitress came to check if we were happy, and immediately offered to heat the mash. By the time the replacement meals arrived, my sister had nearly finished hers. (But the returned meals were full fresh warm portions, and were entirely ok). Service from here onwards was very good, and the staff gave us desserts free of charge to compensate. Would happily go back, and advise others to.
Very nice meal and extremely good value for money. Waiter was friendly but definitely overworked - when we arrived, the restaurant was really quiet, but once it got busy later in the evening, we felt that we had to really concentrate to catch his attentiion. This wasn't his fault - he simply had too many tables to manage. But he remained cheerful throughout and we had a lovely evening. My only other comment is that the restaurant is unbelievably noisy - we found the same thing at Cote in Oxford Circus - I hardly had any voice at all the following morning, as we all had to shout to hear each other. Some fabric needs to be added to soften the noise level.
I love Cote , The concept is great the food is generally really good ( although it can vary slightly from location to location) Cote Battersea was perfect when we went a few days ago the staff were friendly Shane the guy who looked after us on arrival was lovely as was our waitress. One of our party is Celiac and cannot eat gluten and she was very surprised at the extensive menu available to her. The only thing I can say negative about the experience is that the venue is not one of your best , something is not quite like other Cotes . Thanks to all at this one for making it a great night.
Food was delicious but service was not great. Table wasn't ready even though I booked two days in advance. Had to wait whilst they worked out where to put us and wipe down the area. After repeating our order three times the wrong drinks came. New arrivals weren't offered drinks and there was a lengthy wait to order food. Food arrived and then once we'd finished we sat with dirty plates for ages, then once they were finally cleared up we weren't offered dessert menus or teas/coffees at any point. After thirty mins we managed to find someone and asked for the bill - shame as we would have got puddings. We chose not to pay service and no one asked why so no chance to explain. Bad experience for a normally great chain.
This was a special occasion, and I booked a table for our party, I was surprised how busy the restaurant was being a Tuesday evening and although there were only two waiting staff on duty the service although not perhaps up to the usual cote high standard was still acceptable. We chose the Battersea Rise branch of Cote as it was convenient for all of us. Upon arrival we received a warm welcome. The waiting staff were helpful. The food was super, and whole evening was a complete success. Cote always offers exceptional value for money and a standard of food and is very hard to better.